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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
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.
Comments, questions, suggestions regarding this Newsletter may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Las Vegas Region may be found at http://www.lasvegaspca.com
Over the years of this online Newsletter (going on 6 now), we've heard some comments about its format - that of the long scroll down that's needed to see the whole thing. We've noticed that some g-mail platforms arbitrarily truncate the Newsletter somewhere in the middle, requiring a click on something to get g-mail to display the rest. (Just who do they think they are?)
Recently, your Editors learned of a new "template" available from Constant Contact (the service that distributes the Newsletter for us) for generating something like our Newsletter. We investigated it.
The new template has lots of things done differently, but we didn't notice anything done significantly better or more easily. Knowing how quickly we confuse, doing things differently might, all by itself, cause problems. Importantly, the thing produced a narrower result. We couldn't figure out why. Being narrower, it required more length than our current arrangement in order to contain the same information. That would mean an even longer downward scroll.
So, knowing how tiring it is for you to turn that little wheel on your mouse, or to swipe the screen on the smart phone, we decided against the newer template. You'll just have to put up with the format we've been using, OK?
So, flex your finger, take a deep breath, and scroll away.
Notices from the Board:
Our Las Vegas Region Secretary, Joan Kramer, is ill and will be in the shop for a while. In the meantime, members of the Board will fill in temporarily until the repairs are completed. If you'd like to drop her a card, the address is St. Joseph's Hospital, 350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. We're sure she would appreciate it.
The Region's web site is www.lasvegaspca.com
Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook
If you or a family member have a recently acquired a Porsche and would like to share it with us, send a picture and short caption to: email@example.com and we will highlight in a future newsletter.
Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
Feb 24 (Sat): Tech Session at Premier Sportscar Service
We're setting new standards for Porsche tech sessions. This one discussed suspension and handling. Lots of hands-on displays, lots of questions. Twenty-two students, and another home run by Kent Moore and Tony Mazzagatti.
But we still don't understand how a turbo tie rod end is faster than a regular one.
Stay tuned for info on the next session. They're already working on the topic.
March 10 (Saturday): Drive to Death Valley with Lunch at the Inn at Furnace Creek
Time: Driver's meeting at 08:30am, Departure at 09:00am
Meeting Location and Starting Point: Terrible Herbst Convenience Store, 12325 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124
Total Drive: Approximately 144 miles, h2:50 (one way)
Motorola Channel: 2.0
For any questions contact Alex:
702.553.5334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
March 11 (Sunday @ 9:00 am): Members' Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club ---
Note - as with this month, our breakfast will be SECOND Sunday of March.
April 25-29: Treffen Tamaya, New Mexico
Save the Date! Treffen Tamaya in New Mexico to take place April 25-29, 2018. Registration is open, details and link below.
For those planning on attending the Treffen, we are making plans for a caravan drive to New Mexico with some exciting roads, vistas, and nutritional delights along the way.
Details will be forthcoming.
Treffen North America is Porsche Club of America's newest twice-a-year national event, featuring non-competitive touring, creative dining events and the opportunity to explore exciting destinations while staying at some of the finest resorts in North America. Translated from German, Treffen means "to meet," and you're sure to meet new people and make new friends. Treffen and Porsche Parade destinations are selected to offer annually a national PCA activity within driving distance of the membership.
Drive: Experience some of North America's best driving roads. New Mexico is home to 25 of the magnificent scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape.
Dine: Savor the sumptuous blend of flavors, from Spanish and Native American cultures, that has been perfected over the course of 400 years.
Explore: New Mexico offers a host of sensual destinations including exceptional vistas, adventurous outdoor recreation
and diverse artists and artisan galleries.
Check back here over the next few weeks as more details of the event become available. Go to Treffen.PCA.org for information on the event and the schedule of activities and drives including additional costs.
July 20 -29: Glacier Park Tour; The LVR summer Multi-day driving trip.
Lolo Pass, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Beartooth Pass
This non-competitive fundraising event for the Las Vegas Region PCA will take you on an epic adventure through the mountains of Idaho, Montana & Wyoming. Each day you'll be driving roughly 300 miles of the best roads in the country. You and your sports car will experience stunning vistas, switchbacks, sweeping canyons and more. Routes have been pre-driven by GTG Drives members and approved! Lodging has been carefully selected to provide a relaxing end to each day's excitement. A sports car (all makes and models welcome) and camera are strongly recommended for this tour.
Three nights will be very near Glacier National Park, so that we have two full days to explore the park. No dirt or gravel roads are planned for this tour.
HOTEL REGISTRATION: We will be staying at 6 different hotels. It is your responsibility to make your hotel reservations. Lodging is not included in your registration fee. You can receive our discounted GTG Drives rate for reserved room blocks by contacting each hotel we've listed directly. Hotel information provided after registration.
Tour start location is Missoula, Montana; you will need to be in Missoula Sunday, 22 July 2018. Day 1 of driving will begin the morning of 23 July.
Day 1 July 23 - Missoula, MT to Worley, ID
Day 2 July 24 - Worley, ID to Kalispell, MT
Day 3 July 25 - Kalispell, MT to East Glacier Park Village, MT - Glacier National Park
Day 4 July 26 - Glacier National Park - Return to East Glacier Park Village, MT
Day 5 July 27 - East Glacier Park Village to Bozeman, MT
Day 6 July 28 - Bozeman, MT to Cody, WY
There is a $400 per car entry fee. These funds reimburse the organizers for the thousands of miles and hotel expenses incurred while setting up and pre-driving the route. Any unexpended funds will be returned to the LVR treasury.
We look forward to driving with you!
Registration will be done through Motorsports reg.com, using the following link:
Registration ends in 3 months on May 29, 2018 12:59 AM MDT
Before We Go . . . Sign that the end of the automotive world is near:
LAS VEGAS REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. Executive Board:
President Scott Hatcher email@example.com (702-525-8991)
Vice President Phil Reese firstname.lastname@example.org (702-478-6911)
Treasurer Reid Smith email@example.com (702-399-4945)
Secretary Joan Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org (702-808-5615)
Director - 1 year Richard Viktora email@example.com (646-591-9343)
Director - 2 years John Burrows firstname.lastname@example.org (702-395-3886)
Director - 3 years Scott Mann email@example.com (805-857-4001)
Past President Mike Dugan firstname.lastname@example.org (925-470-7706)
B. Board or Directors:
Membership Chairperson Nita Burrows email@example.com (702-395-3886)
Newsletter Editors Jim Miller firstname.lastname@example.org (702-835-3298) Phil Reese email@example.com (702-478-6911)
Track Events Chairman Brian Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org (702-743-8637)
Chief Driving Instructor Scott Mann email@example.com (805-857-4001)
Safety Chairman John Burrows firstname.lastname@example.org (702-395-3886)
Rally Masters Tamela Kahle email@example.com (702-524-1764) Linda Reese firstname.lastname@example.org (702-478-6911)
Drive Event Chairman Alex Harbison email@example.com (702-553-5334)
Social Director Todd Trimble firstname.lastname@example.org (702-682-1111)
Member at Large Linda Reese email@example.com (702-478-6911)
Member at Large Barbara Barron Barbarabarron@hotmail.com (702-210-5560)
Member at Large Anne Marie Viktora firstname.lastname@example.org (203-321-0293)
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:
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.
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.
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).