Flying Lizard's Cayman GT4 at SEMA 2017
Photo courtesy of Jim Sardisco
See photo essay from SEMA below
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.
30 (Thur) Voting closes for LVR officers for 2018.

1 (Fri)       PCANA Reception at LA Auto Show

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:

More information about the Las Vegas Region may be found at 
Editor's Thoughts:  

This week is the last chance to vote for the elective positions for 2018. Ballots were distributed via email to LVR members about 3 weeks ago. So vote, and remember, you can vote for only one of the two Directors listed below.

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

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 a nice photo essay from these events below.   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
October 26-29: Targa Baja.

What a great group of people ! The weather was perfect with the heat wave waning our first night at our host hotel, the Viejas Casino Resort. A bunch of us imbibed various alcoholic spirits to accompany the fine dining in the steakhouse there. Reaquainting ourselves with friends from past Targa events and making new ones. The casino saw some action with our gambling.  And super LVR members and bon vivant's Salomon and Jackie Braun were there accompanied by Helga (their live-in house queen).  They submitted these pictures, attesting to the great time had by all.  
November 1 - 2:  SEMA

Porsche was well represented at SEMA (the annual Special Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas at the beginning of this month.  Among the attendees was local LVR member Jim Sardisco, who found classic and current model Porsches in abundance.


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

The last breakfast of the year will be on December 3. 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 or any Board member.
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

             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
Classified Ad:     For Sale -- 2003 996 Twin Turbo, 
Midnight Blue Metallic / Graphite Grey, Full Leather, 68,500 miles
Options (based on original window sticker-$139,710)
Six speed manual
X50 Power Kit
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes
Supple Leather
Graphite Grey Floormats
Porsche Crest in Headrests

Milltek Porsche 70mm Turbo Exhaust - December 2007 (original exhaust included)
HRE 590R 18 inch wheels - October 2007 (original Turbo Twist wheels included)
GIAC flash software install - August 2011
PSS10 coilovers - November 2011
European ride height adjustment - December 2011 
This car is in excellent shape and has been very well cared for by the previous owners.  All maintenance by 1st and 2nd owners done on schedule or early at Porsche dealerships (Sonnen and Niello).  Car has been garaged and covered by the second owner from 2006-2017 so the paint is in excellent condition.  
Allen Waldrop

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. 925-470-7706
Phil Reese -Vice-President; Newsletter Co-Editor.  702-478-6911
Salomon Braun - Past President, Drive Events Chair. 702-423-2677
Joan Kramer - Secretary.   702-808-5615
Mike Hill - Past President.
Reid Smith - Treasurer. 702-399-4945
Nita Burrows - Membership Chair.  702-395-3886
Scott Hatcher - Director; Rallymaster.  702-525-8991
Jim Miller - Newsletter Co-Editor.  702-835-3298
Brian Schmidt - Track Events Chair.  702-655-6883
Scott Mann - Director; Chief Driving Instructor.  805-857-4001
John Burrows - Director; Teen Survival Driving Event Chair.  702-395-3886
Todd Trimble - Social Chair, Social Media Chair.   702-682-1111
Ken Short - Webmaster.  415-672-1034

Board members at Large:
 Linda Reese   702-478-6911
 Barbara Barron   702-210-5560
 Anne Marie Viktora    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 
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).