2017 Calendar                                                                    Getting Around with the Las Vegas Region
Note: This is the 2017 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 down toward the end 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.
16 (Thu)    Third Thursday Social at Stoney's
Rockin Country in Town Square.      Oh, My!

18-19          Fourth DE Event of 2017
(Sat-Sun)   is now history.  

30 (Thur) Voting closes for LVR officers for 2018.

1 (Fri)       PCANA Reception at LA Auto Show

2-3             PCA Tech Tactics West, Los Angeles
(Sat-Sun)  Space still available; see notice below.

3 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

6 (Wed)      Board of Directors meeting at Gaudin
Porsche, 6:00 pm.

9 (Sat)       Toys for Joy Cruise to benefit
Sunrise Children's Hospital at 
Cars and Coffee SpeedVegas.  
See flyer below

Recurring events
Saturdays 7am-10am: 
Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas

Last Sunday of Each Month
Cars und Kaffee @ Vesta Cafe DTLV

*    Dates are tentative.

13 (Sat)    LVR Holiday Party at the
Americana Restaurant
27-30         Rennsport Reunion VI
(Fri-Mon)   Save the date.

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 
Editor's Thoughts:  

This week we publish only the photos of the candidate introductions for the elective positions for 2018. Ballots were distributed via email to LVR members about 2 weeks ago. So vote, and remember, you can vote for only one of the two Directors listed below.

We're not going to remind you again.     Oh..... Wait...... maybe we will.

Results will be announced at the December 3 members' breakfast and in the December 3 edition of this Newsletter.

If you are unable to vote on Survey Monkey, have lost the email with the voting instructions, or have an Associate/Family member who is unable to vote on Survey Monkey, please have them cast their vote via email to Salomon Braun at  salo65nv@gmail.com.

Ballots must be received no later than November 29th

The new LVR management team will take over on January 1, 2018. We note that setting up the calendar of LVR activities for 2018 will begin at the Dec 6 Board meeting (see the Board meeting notice below).

Other recent events attended by LVR members were the Targa Baja California rally in October and SEMA earlier this month.  We have extensive pictures from these events and will be publishing them in the coming weeks.   Our special thanks and acknowledgments go out to Salomon  Braun for the Targa Baja pictures and Jim Sardisco for pictures from SEMA.   
Notices from the Board:  

There are five LVR management positions up for election for calendar year 2018. The Nominating Committee, with Salomon Braun as Chair, plus Nita Burrows, Membership Chair, and Barbara Barron, Board member-at-Large, has developed the slate of candidates as shown below.

President (1-year term):
Scott Hatcher

Vice-President (1-year term):
Phil Reese (continuing as V.P.)

Treasurer (1-year term): 
Reid Smith (continuing as Treasurer)

Two Region Directors (one 1-year and one 3-year term, candidate receiving the most votes 
will serve the 3-year term): VOTE FOR ONLY ONE DIRECTOR.
Scott Mann (continuing as a Director)                      Richard Viktora

Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events

November 11:  On the Big Island, Lailua-Kona, Hawaii

Long time LVR PCA'r Ed Pasini celebrated his 85th birthday on the Big Island of Hawaii last Saturday.  He bought diner for all joined him in celebrating this milestone events at Quinns Almost by the Sea in on the evening of November 11.


November 16  (Thursday): Third Thursday Social at Stoney's Rockin Country.

LVR Social chair Todd hit a walk-off home run this past Thursday night with his setting up the Third Thursday Social at Stoney's Rockin' Country in Town Square.

Imagine, if you will, 20 or 25 LVR'ers out on the floor learning Line Dancing!

And doing pretty well at it too.

While a number of the more timid types watched from the VIP dancing-watching platform.

What an absolute HOOT! The pictures don't do it justice.

Like they say....  You had to be there.

November 18-19 (Saturday-Sunday): Driver Education and Open Track Event

We had perfect weather for our last DE event of 2017.  The temp started out cool, but with not a cloud in the sky the bright sun warmed the air to the low '70s and the track, participants, and cars were in 7th heaven.
 100 participants in new and classic Porsches (GT3 RS, 911, 997, 991, 944, 914, Caymans, and Boxsters) plus non-Porsches (Corvette, VW, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Mustang, and too many other to mention) arrived early for Tech Inspection.  

After a brief driver's meeting the experienced drivers were sent out for their morning run groups. Ten first-timers remained behind for the driver's classroom and ground school sessions.  

December 3 (Sunday): Members Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club, 9:00 am

The last breakfast of the year will be on Dec 5. We'll be at the Red Rock Country Club. For those not attending before, the address is 2250 Red Springs Dr. This is at the western end of Sahara Ave., just west of the 215.

The fabulous buffet and omelet stations will be there for us as usual, as will the standing around, drinking coffee, and socializing.

As a special feature, the LVR Board, including the newly-elected officers, will be introduced, and each given the opportunity to make a really long speech explaining their platforms and policies.

Parking for Porsches is on the entrance circle at the Club.

The cost is still only $14, although gratuities for the servers and valet are always appreciated. (We don't actually valet our Porsches; the valets just keep the bears away from the cars while we're inside.)

    For more info, contact Michael Dugan at mduganre@gmail.com or any Board member.
Dec 2, 3 (Sat, Sun): Tech Tactics West, Space still available.

Tech Tactics West still has space available on Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd! You can sign up at:
This is a great opportunity to learn more about your Porsche from experts in the marque. The event is limited to 125 entrants. The registration fee of $75 includes continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary event t-shirt. Registration opens at 8AM, opening introductions begin at 830 with the first speaker going on at 9AM and we will be complete by 5PM.
  • Bode, Steve: Dr. Colorchip;   Topic: Paint chip and scratch repair
  • Bonilla, Pedro: Pedro's Garage/PCA Tech Committee;   Topic: Basics of Braking
  • Burris, Bill: PCA Tech Committee;  Topic: TBD (Backup - Available for one on one Q&A)
  • Calder, Steve: Michelin:   Topic: Michelin Tire Technology
  • Caldwell, Allan: PCA Tech Committee;   Topic: TBD (Backup - Available for one on one Q&A)
  • Callas, Tony: Callas Rennsport/PCA Tech Committee;   Topic: Behind the Scenes in Stuttgart
  • Dong, Derrick: PFC Brakes;  Topic: Theory of Braking
  • Gerwag, Abe: CRP Industries;  Topic: CRP Product Demos
  • Lennon, Andrew: Porsche Cars North America - PCNA;  Topic: GTS Presentation
  • Merz, Nathan: PCA;  Topic: State of the Porsche Collector Car Market: Up, Down or Sideways
  • Powell, Chris: PCA Tech Committee;  Topic: TBD (Backup - Available for one on one Q&A)
  • Smith, Peter: PCA Tech Committee;  Topic: TBD (Backup - Available for one on one Q&A)
Visit the registration website for more information about the sessions and speakers. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with the experts who can help you with your questions!

Location:    PCNA Eastvale Training Center
                     12567 Bellegrave Ave
                      Eastvale, CA 91752

Host Hotel:   Holiday Inn Express
                       1550 Circle City Dr. Corona, CA    951-479-4000
                                Porsche Rate $ 109.00 + tax (incl. breakfast) Reservation code: #PCG. or                                          http://tinyurl.com/techtactics2017

December 6 (Wednesday): Board Meeting, at Gaudin Porsche, 6 pm

The last board meeting of 2017 will be held at Gaudin Porsche on Dec 6. Setting up the activities for the LVR in 2018 will begin at this meeting. Note that the first event for 2018, the After-Holiday Party, is noticed below.

All members are invited and are welcome to attend. A light dinner is served.

      For more info, contact any Board member. The full Board is listed near the bottom of this Newsletter.
December 9 (Sat):  Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas will host a "Toys for Joy" Cruise to benefit the Sunrise Children's Hospital

We are officially into the holiday season and the time for remembering on all we have to be thankful for.  Tis the season for sharing, giving, and donating to bring some of the joy of the holiday season to those less fortunate than us.

Join your fellow auto enthusiast at Cars and Coffee on Saturday morning between 7:00 and 10:00 am at SpeedVegas (just south of the M Casino at 14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd, 89054).  See below for details. 

January 13 (Saturday): LVR After-Holiday Party at the Americana Restaurant, 6 pm
On the lake at 2620 Regatta Dr. Ste 118, Las Vegas  702 331-5565

Check out their web site at  https://www.americanalasvegas.com/

             Modern jazz live background music.

Registration details soon to follow..........   This will be an LVR-subsidized dinner party.

     For more information, contact Michael Dugan at mduganre@gmail.com

Before We Go . . . 

We continue our review of the historic "Burma Shave" road signs from our distant past:







The Las Vegas Region Board of Directors . . . . 2017

Mike Dugan - President.   mduganre@gmail.com 925-470-7706
Phil Reese -Vice-President; Newsletter Co-Editor. philreese356@gmail.com  702-478-6911
Salomon Braun - Past President, Drive Events Chair. sbraun5@cox.net 702-423-2677
Joan Kramer - Secretary.  kramerjoan52@gmail.com   702-808-5615
Mike Hill - Past President. myevo8isfast@yahoo.com
Reid Smith - Treasurer. reidhorn@yahoo.com 702-399-4945
Nita Burrows - Membership Chair. nburrows986@gmail.com  702-395-3886
Scott Hatcher - Director; Rallymaster. shatcher.hcc@earthlink.net  702-525-8991
Jim Miller - Newsletter Co-Editor. quais64@me.com  702-835-3298
Brian Schmidt - Track Events Chair. bschmidt@gcwengineering.com  702-655-6883
Scott Mann - Director; Chief Driving Instructor. scott@renegadehybrids.com  805-857-4001
John Burrows - Director; Teen Survival Driving Event Chair. jcb986@aol.com  702-395-3886
Todd Trimble - Social Chair, Social Media Chair. todd@trophylv.com   702-682-1111
Ken Short - Webmaster.  ken@ictusinc.com  415-672-1034

Board members at Large:
 Linda Reese   linandphilabuster@gmail.com   702-478-6911
 Barbara Barron   barbarabarron@hotmail.com   702-210-5560
 Anne Marie Viktora   rviktora@cox.net    203-321-0293
Board meeting minutes: The Board minutes are posted on the LVR Web Site each month after they are approved by the Board. Or.... you can come to the Board meetings and see the goings-on for yourself. 
The Region's web site is www.lasvegaspca.com 
Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook
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
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
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
(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).