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2018 Calendar                                                    Getting Around with the Las Vegas Region
Note: This is the 2018 Event Calendar for the Las Vegas Region.
Note that we've put our own LVR events in BLACK (except for date changes).  Non-region 
events are 
listed in blue and are sometimes described in the body of the Newsletter.
Board meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday at Gaudin Porsche.
Members' Breakfasts are held at the Red Rock Country Club.
2018.  
Jun
3 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

8-11              Drive to Flagstaff, rally with the
(Fri-Mon)  AZ Regions.  See details below.

15-17             The High Altitude Porsche Tour
(Fri-Sun)    Mammoth Lakes, CA.  See details.   

Jul   
(No Board meeting in July)

8-14              Porsche Parade
(Sun-Sat)   Lake of the Ozarks.  
 







Aug
2-6                 State Park Tour. Details emerging.
(Thu-Mon) See information below.

5 (Sun)        Members' Breakfast at the RRCC
 
Sep 
12-15            Treffen Banff.  Save the date and
(Wed-Sat)  look for details later this summer.

22-23           Fall Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

2018
Sep
27-30           Rennsport Reunion VI
(Fri-Mon)  Save the date.

29-30          RennRun 2018
(Sat-Sun)  A fun meet-up of 996 & 997 
owners.  See information below

Oct
TBD             The Tri-State Fall Tour
This will be a non-LVR, "pay-as-you-go" long weekend drive around Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.  Details will appear after the summer
solstice.

Nov
17-18            Final Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

Future events:  
They are sure to happen.  Check here in the coming weeks as we get new and exciting events on the schedule.

Recurring events
Saturdays 7am-10am: 
Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas
14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
The 3rd Saturday of each month will be "SuperCar Saturday" so bring your Super Porsche 

Last Sunday of Each Month
Cars und Kaffee @ Vesta Cafe DTLV
Check out this event at Instagram:

*    Dates are tentative.


  
Comments, questions, suggestions regarding this Newsletter may be sent to: lvrnewsletter@gmail.com

More information about the Las Vegas Region may be found at  http://www.lasvegaspca.com 
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Editor's Thoughts: 
Summer is coming and with it temps in triple digits!  But that just means upcoming events that take us to cooler climes are more enticing.  There are I love our local events, but I am a "snowbird" and am not around to enjoy them and while, I miss the camaraderie of our member, those events that require some effort and planning to get to are often the most rewarding.  Face it, we own cars we love to drive, so let's get out and drive them as much as possible! 
 
The premier competitive Porsche Club event is just a month away at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.  Best of all it's a challenging two- or comfortable three-day drive from Vegas.  Registration is still open, but space is limited, so if you are interested don't delay in registering for the event and lodging. Information on registration and activities appears below.  
 
The other premier national Porsche event is Treffen and takes place twice a year. A Treffen is a social event, there are no competitions, just lots of driving, socializing, and eating.  Treffen Tamaya in New Mexico found many LVR members having a great time.  Before we know it, Summer will be on the way out and the Fall Treffen will be happening September 12-15.  This time in beautiful Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Dust off your passport and plan for a three-day drive north to one of the most beautiful spots in North America. Registration is not yet open for this, but we will let you know as soon as it is available as this event is expected to sell out fast,
 
Not quite feeling like a drive clear to Canada?  How about how about a short jaunt to Flagstaff this coming weekend?  Rallymiester Tamula Kahle and husband Scott Hatcher have arranged for a multe-tour and gimmick weekend June 8 -11.  Book now as rooms are already filling up! Right after that, you can head up to Mammoth Lakes California for their annual High Alpine Tour - it is beautiful.
 
After a busy April and May, the summer promises to have something for everybody.

If you have any pictures, articles, descriptions of a recent drive, or any information that may be of interest to our members, please submit them to Jim Miller at quais64@me.com before Noon on the Friday preceding the first or third Sunday of the month for inclusion in the upcoming newsletter.
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Notices from the Board: 
  • New members -  The Las Vegas Region welcomes these new members to our club and look forward to seeing them at  an upcoming event:
Eveline McCue
2010 Panamera S

  • New Website . . . a reminder
We are actively working on our plan to update all of our communication media for our region --- our website, facebook page, newsletter and other informational campaigns . While we think we are creative, there exists a real possibility that there are people out there who may have some great ideas or have seen other websites that really grab ones attention and drive people to explore it. And, in our case, there cannot be too many ideas on what we can do to make our communications better.  So we are seeking ideas and suggestions from our members on how to improve the site.  Our goal is to have an integrated site where all information can be accessed seamlessly across the various media.

If, in the course of your ventures on the web, you see a website (whether it is an automotive site or not) that you particularly like, or a feature, layout, menu, picture gallery on a website that seems particularly good, please copy and paste the URL (website address) into an email and send it to our website design committee members at:
Alex Harbison - maverick1715@gmail.com
Michael Dugan - mduganre@gmail.com
Reid Smith - reidhorn@yahoo.com

We look forward to your input.

Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook
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Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
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June 8 - 11 (Friday-Monday): Northern Arizona Scenic Tours and Gimmick Rally in and around Flagstaff Arizona.  
These Tours (ed. note:  yes . . . tours)  and Gimmick Rally will be centered around Flagstaff, Prescott and the scenic mountains of northern Arizona. This will be a perfect time to escape from the summer heat of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson to the cool lush pines at an altitude of 7,000 feet. Las Vegas Region has invited the three PCA Arizona Regions to these Tours and Gimmick Rally. We would like to extend the invitation to PCA members from all regions to join in the fun!
 
Hotel registration and costs will be by the individuals. You need to make your reservations early, as Flagstaff hotels book quickly in the summer.  We have a few suggestions for hotels; however, the main hotel will be Little America in Flagstaff, Arizona. Some suggested hotels include:
Little America Hotel, Flagstaff 
(928-779-7000)
2515 East Butler Ave.
Embassy Suites, Flagstaff 
(928-774-4333)
706 South Milton Road
Doubletree Inn/Hilton, Flagstaff 
(928-773-8888)
1175 West Route 66
Hampton Inn, Flagstaff 
(928-527-0236)
990 North Country Club Drive
Meals included are lunch and dinner on Saturday only. The remainder of the meals and drinks are on your own.
 
The tentative schedule is . . . 
Friday June 8th:
(10:00 a.m.) Driver's meeting
(10:30 a.m.) Drive from Las Vegas, Nevada starting at the Henderson Fiesta Hotel/Casino to Little America in Flagstaff, Arizona along portions of Historic Route 66 with a stop at Grand Canyon Caverns. The short tour of the caverns is $15.95 per person, plus tax. (10:00 a.m. driver's meeting.)
(5:30 p.m.) No host cocktails. Little America Hotel, Flagstaff, Arizona.
 
Saturday June 9th:
(8:30 a.m.) Driver's meeting
(9:00 a.m.) Drive starting from Little America Hotel in Flagstaff to Mormon Lake, Clint Wells, Jerome, Prescott ending at Montezuma's Castle. Lunch will be at Panera Bread in Prescott, Arizona.
(6:00 p.m.) No host cocktails at Horsemen Lodge, Flagstaff, AZ
(6:30 p.m.) Dinner at Horsemen Lodge.
           

Sunday June 10th:
(8:00 a.m.)  Driver's meeting.
(8:30 a.m.) Gimmick Rally starting at the Target parking lot, (1650 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff, Arizona).
(11:30 a.m.) No-host lunch at ending point of Rally.
(1:00 p.m.) Driver's meeting at the ending point of the rally for the afternoon drive.
(1:30 p.m.) Drive to Sunset Crater National Monument and Wupatki National Monument (Entrance fees are not included.) The drive will end at the Cameron Trading Post, Cameron, AZ
(6:00 p.m.) Dinner, no host at restaurant to be announced.
 
Monday June 11th:
(8:30 a.m.) Driver's meeting.)
(9:00 a.m.) Drive to Las Vegas, Nevada from Little America in Flagstaff, Arizona. This drive is being developed.  {Possible through Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona.

This will be a great weekend with people from multiple regions. Make your hotel reservation now! Register on Motorsportsreg.com (Las Vegas to Flagstaff AZ Tours and Gimmick Rally) for this event early, as it may be limited due to the size of the restaurants.
 
For questions, please contact:
Tamela Kahle at (702) 524-1764 E-mail: tkahle@kahlelawnv.com
Scott Hatcher at (702) 525-8991 E-mail: scott@hathcernv.com
 
PCA - Las Vegas Region is looking forward to having fun with you all in the Arizona pines.
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June 15 - 17 (Friday-Sunday):  The High Altitude Porsche Tour
Formerly known at the Mammoth High-Alpine Tour, this year will be as spectacular as in previous years and you can "Choose Your Own Adventure" for a Scenic High Alpine Road Tour in the Eastern Sierras.
  
Enjoy great drives, spectacular scenery, and luxurious accommodations-all while catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and connecting with like-minded Porsche enthusiasts.  Experience some of the world's most awesome views and amazing creations with some of the world's finest cars.

Planning to attend?  Click on each link below to learn more:
  • ACCOMODATIONS: Mammoth Lakes welcomes Porsche enthusiasts with low-cost, high-quality lodging that includes exclusive, reserved Porsche parking.
  • GROUP DINING:  From brew-pub to fine dining, Mammoth Lakes offers a variety of dining options. Group dining events includes exclusive, reserved parking at all tour events.
  • DRIVES/ TOURS/ SCHEDULE:  This 2-day event includes three epic tours in the Eastern Sierra with fun and varied drives and ample mountain views. (Bring your camera and go pro!)
To satisfy your Lufty Expectations check out the website at:  Mammoth Tour 2018
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July 8-14: Porsche Parade at Lake of the Ozarks

Conveniently located in the heart of Missouri, The Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest's premier lake resort destination, offering world-class boating, golfing, shopping and fishing, and a wide variety of lodging, restaurants, state parks, and other recreational activities to suit any budget and taste. Lake of the Ozarks vacations are defined by the Lake and its many waterfront accommodations, restaurants, recreational and entertainment venues.

Last chance to register is soon, so if planning to attend, click on the link below to see the activities, events, and to register.

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August 2 - 6 (Thursday-Monday):  State Park Expedition Grande Finale

After a brief hiatus, the Exalted Supreme Ruling Council Scribe has returned with an update highlighting the logistics of getting on the road to the parks up North.
 


Starting Point and Travel Plans for the Expedition

With the greatly appreciated scouting work of the Burrows, the starting point for our trip will be the:
CRACKED EGG
5570 Painted Mirage Road
That is just off the Ann Road exit of US 95.  Go West on Ann Road, Left at Centennial/Painted Mirage, go left at first opportunity and park.  Some of you may even have one of those newfangled things called a GPS/Navigation System or Smartphone that could be of assistance in finding our launch point.
 
Start of Expedition:  Thursday, August 2

Meeting time & driver's meeting:  7:00am in the Cracked Egg parking lot.  The Cracked Egg opens at 6:00am. Some may wish to meet there for breakfast before the 7:00am Drivers Meeting.

Departure time:  We plan to depart at 7:30am sharp.

The Route:  Stops are planned for Beatty, Tonopah, and Hawthorn.  At Schurz we will take Alt 95 to Yerrington (aka the Yerrington Cutoff) and then up to Lahontan State Park for our first visit.  The Lahontan stop will be brief as noted in earlier communications about the park. Carson City is about 60 miles from Lahontan State park. An early evening arrival is anticipated. 
 
End of Expedition:  Monday, August 6 when we check out of the hotel.

To date, three couples that I am aware of have made hotel reservations for the tour. A fourth is sorting through some family situations and hopes to be able to join us. If you have made (or plan to make) a reservation please let me know, Roger Greene, 702 544-3839. 
 
If you have a two-way radio, bring it along. We will communicate on channel 2.

Once again, although you are welcome to stay at any hotel in or around Carson City,  we are recommending The Hardman House Inn and Suites. It is centrally located in Carson City near city center and provides a free Continental Breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking.  It does not allow pets.  Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
 
While rated a 2 star establishment, its guests rate it 8.6/10.0 or 3.7/5.0 depending upon which site you book the room through.  The address is:
Hardman House Inn and Suites
917 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Reservation Center 844-417-9397
 
Should this not be to your liking there are several national motel chains located nearby: Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Suites, Motel 6, etc.

 
Exalted Grand Supreme Ruling Council Scribe would like to remind all Las Vegas region members that information on all Nevada State parks is available at PARKS.NV.GOV.
 
Perusing this website can help you understand what we are planning to see during our August adventure.
 
Happy reading!   As the date approaches for this weekend, I will re-review each of the parks. But it is highly recommended that you some research on your own using the above link from the Exalted Grand Supreme Ruling Council.
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Continuing Event (On and On and On . . . . .

              Las Vegas Region, Porsche Club of America  SPELLING BEE CONTEST

The goal in this contest is to have a photograph of the entrant's Porsche positioned so that the checkpoint identifier and the Porsche license are in the frame of the photograph.
Rules:
  1. The first letter of each checkpoint identifier will be a letter used in the phrase:                                     "Are we having fun." The entire phrase must be spelled out.
  2. Checkpoints (CP) are defined as a civic/public building or its identifier. (City Hall, named Police station, City Park identifier, etc.) For example, "The Grant Sawyer Building", either the "G" or the "S" could be used as one of the letters, but not the "T" or "B".
  3. The same Identifier may not be used for multiple letters
  4. All Checkpoints must be within Clark County, Nevada. These Checkpoints may be visited at the entrant's convenience and in any order.
  5. Photographs (digital or printed) are the only acceptable proof of the visit to the Checkpoints.
  6. Each Photograph must include the CP and the entrant's Porsche with the license number readable. Picture quality will not be judged.
  7. All entries will include a copy of the registration for the Porsche used for the contest (non-pertinent data may be redacted).
  8. Assemble all photographs and forward them at one time, being certain they are marked appropriately.
  9. Digital and printed entries must be received no later than September 15, 2018.
  10. Awards will be given to successful participants.
SEND DIGITAL entries to John Burrows - jcb986@aol.com. Use subject "Spelling Bee".
SEND PRINTED entries to: John Burrows, 5565 North Campbell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89149.
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Before We Go . . . SIRIUSLY???? 
(Ed. note: This is a reprint of an article by Rich Sanders, Zone 9 rep which appeared in the May 2018 edition of Ramblings, the newsletter of the RoadRunner Region, Albuquerque, NM). 
 
A PCA "Club Talk" e-mail thread from my former region (ed. note:  the former region is Nord Stern in Minnesota, of which is also my former region) recently hosted an exchange of opinions about the best music for driving. It really got me to thinking.

Looking out in the garage, I considered the connection of "music" to each vehicle.  Let's see . . . the vintage 1960's British car has no radio. At least not one that works. Positive ground (they call it "earth") and transistors. No one to fix it. No way to buy a new one. No music. Not obvious why it is named "Triumph". 

Next car, a topless Audi. Julie wants her 100+ Sirius channels so that she can listen to 6 of them. Good sound. Worth it. 

Next car, the Cayenne. A cruiser with an awesome sound system. It, too, has Sirius satellite radio, and for the same reasons as the Audi. Gets 100+ stations, I typically listen to six pre-sets as well. But they are MY six, not hers. 

Then there's the Cayman R. It actually came with a 2-month free subscription to Sirius. Siriusly??? Like many other Porsches, this one makes its own music - no radio required. Octaves of RPMs flowing out from under the glass right behind my head, connecting my ears to my hands, to my pedal feet and to the seat of my pants (so to speak). So, the Sirius subscription offer sat unused for years. Then last summer I had a string of about 8 weeks that included taking the Cayman to Spokane, then Banff, then to the PCA Club Race in Colorado. THAT seemed to be the perfect time to use the trial subscription and then decide whether to pull the trigger on the subscription for those 6 pricey stations. Hardly used the radio through the whole trial period. Passed on the subscription.
  
Then a few weeks ago, the Nord Stern region "club talk" thread got me to thinking about how certain commercial music can actually augment the driving experience in cars that already engage all of your senses. It's like going from 100% already, to a number that's WAY higher.
  
The tunes that I came up with -and for me there are only a dozen or two- seem to be connected with some very deep memory or a particular road trip. Tunes in my list come from rock, jazz, pop, and even opera. To illustrate, "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors is great for a rainy night drive. Golden Earring's "Radar Love" matches recalls an all-night drive (in an MG-B...with an Abarth exhaust). Pat Metheny's "Last Train Home" is perfect for getting anywhere fast. Sting's "Stolen Car" takes me back to commuting from Paris to Brussels at about 200 KPH. Pavarotti singing Nessum Dorma, just forces the driver to match the revs to the volume of the song itself. The last one is ticket bait for sure. 

Anyway, as I'm about to head off in "Red Hot Chili" (the Cayman...not "Pepper", the Cayenne) for a road trip from Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs, I'm thinking about creating a custom play list on my trusty old iPod. Just plug it into the USB port and crank it up! Pandora? Spotify? Sirius????? I'll pass, thank you. But I'll definitely be "In the ZONE".
  
What's on YOUR playlist??? Go to the Zone 9 Facebook page and join the thread!!! 
Safe Travels! 
Rich Sanders 
Zone 9 Rep 
 
Another Minnesota car club, the North Star Chapter of BMWCCA, creates a playlist and burns it to a CD for each participant in each of their drives. This seems like a great idea for the LVR region to piggy-back on:  We have drives to Overton for breakfast, to Mt. Charleston to escape the heat of summer, caravans to national events like Treffen and Parade, as well as our custom tours to Nevada State Parks, Yellowstone,  Mt. Rushmore, and the like. What better way to enjoy the open road than with a custom playlist?  Send me your favorites and I will get them compiled and burned to a CD for an upcoming drive.  To get the ball rolling here are some of my favorite road songs:
 
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Radar Love - Golden Earring 
American Pie - Don McLean
Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner
 
Let me know your favorites:  james.w.miller@mac.com 
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Want to see what's happening around Zone 8?  Click here for: The Zone 8 Calendar
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Sign that the end of the automotive world is near:

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LAS VEGAS REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A.   Executive Board:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Director - 1 year
Director - 2 years
Director - 3 years
Past President

Scott Hatcher scott@hatchernv.com (702-525-8991)
Todd Trimble todd@trophylv.com (702-682-1111)
Reid Smith reidhorn@yahoo.com   (702-399-4945)
Joan Kramer kramerjoan52@gmail.com (702-808-5615)
Richard Viktora rviktora@cox.net (646-591-9343)
John Burrows  jcb986@aol.com (702-395-3886)
Scott Mann  scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001)
Mike Dugan mduganre@gmail.com (925-470-7706)
B.   Board of Directors
Membership Chairperson
Newsletter Editor
Track Events Chairperson
Chief Driving Instructor
Safety Chairperson
Rally Master
Drive Event Chairperson
Social Director
Member at Large
Member at Large

Nita Burrows nburrows986@gmail.com (702-395-3886)
Jim Miller quais64@me.com (702-835-3298)
Brian Schmidt bschmidt@gcwengineering.com (702-743-8637)
Scott Mann scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001)
John Burrows jcb986@aol.com  (702-395-3886)
Tamela Kahle tkahle@kahlelawnv.com (702-524-1764)
Alex Harbison maverick1715@gmail.com (702-553-5334)
Todd Trimble todd@trophylv.com (702-682-1111)
Barbara Barron Barbarabarron@hotmail.com (702-210-5560)
Anne Marie Viktora rviktora@cox.net (203-321-0293)
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Name Tags are Available
 
To order your Las Vegas Region, Porsche Club name tag, please print clearly the name you want on each tag.  Enclose a check or money order for $10.00 made out to Abbott Trophy with your return address printed clearly.  Mail to:
Abbott Trophy
953 Sahara A32
Las Vegas 89104
702-735-4995
Att:  Mike Mayer
Mike will send your name tag back to you within 10 days to the address you indicate.

As an alternate, Trophies of Las Vegas has a metallic-material badge available, featuring an attractive brushed metal surface, with your choice of lettering.These cost $10.00 as well. The Club Emblem in cloisonne may be affixed, forming a very attractive name badge. The cloisonne emblems are generally available at each Members' Breakfast or at a Board meeting for $5.00.  Contact: 
Trophies of Las Vegas
4295 S. Arville St.
Las Vegas
702-362-2233
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Porsche-related Embroidery available
 
Creative Embroidery: the business that embroiders the word "Porsche" or the Las Vegas Region logo on shirts, jackets, tees, or other fabrics.
Creative Embroidery
7225 Bermuda Rd. Suite G
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-454-6852
(in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Bermuda Rd. and Warm Springs.)
 
They can put the name of our favorite car in the proper-appearing letters like the factory uses, and have the master for the Las Vegas Region logo (the one that appears similar to the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign on Las Vegas Blvd).
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