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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 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.
2018
Mar
25 (Sun)     Gambler's Rally is over.  We had
21 participants in 11 cars (mostly Porsches, but a Jaguar and Audi were also present). See the report and photos below.

Apr
4 Wed)       Board Meeting at Carrabba's, 8771
W. Charleston, Las Vegas   6pm

8 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC
Note the date change.
After breakfast, a drive up to Mt. Charleston

19 (Thur)   Third Thursday Social. Mini-golf
and dinner at Angel Park. 
Details soon.

20-22          California Festival of Speed
Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335






21 (Sat)       Progressive Garage Tour/Dinner
Four garages, four courses:
1. Appetizers
2. Salad
3. Entree
4. Desert!
Registration is open.  
See below for details

22                 Luftgekühlt 5
Los Angeles County







If you are interested, check out the dedicated website for event details, lodging and registration information: 

24 (Tue)     Depart for Treffen Tamaya from
River Mountain Loop Trail at
entrance to Lake Mead National
Recreation Area on Lake Mead
Parkway (NV 564).  Details below.

25-29            Treffen Tamaya. Hyatt Regency
(Wed-Sun) Tamaya Resort;
 Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
 Registration is open, see below.

May
6 (Sun)     Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

12-13          Fast Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

17 (Thu)    Third Thursday Social Pinots Palette
Town Square @ 6:00 pm.  A unique social event combining your imbibing and creative skills.  Cost $39/pp.  Details below.

19-20          Drive to Zion, UT. An overnight trip.
(Sat-Sun)    

Jun
3 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

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

2018
Jul   
(No Board meeting in July)
8-14              Porsche Parade
(Sun-Sat)   Lake of the Ozarks

Aug
2-6 (Thu-Mon)
State Park Tour. Details beginning 
t0 emerge; see notice below.

5 (Sun)     Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

17-19            Porsche on the Mac
Inaugural Porsches Across the Mackinac Bridge. 
If you are interested, check out the dedicated website for event details, lodging and registration information:

23-Sep 1     Want to really get away?  

The Kansas City is planning a trip to Belgium for the Belgian Grand Prix this fall.  See below for details if interested.
Sep 
23-24           Fall Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

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

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

*    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: 
Sure, it's not just the cars, it's the people.   But it is STILL the cars and we want you to know that it's okay.  It's okay to sit in your Porsche and smile.  It's okay to look for the long twisty roads through the mountains or the wide-open straight roads through the desert.  It's okay to want to get out and drive your Porsche.  After all, shouldn't getting there be as much fun as what happens when you get there? 

So we get it, and we do everything we can to celebrate it . . .  We celebrate Porsche ownership by creating unique driving and social experiences for our club members.  Whether it is a breakfast or brunch drive, a  Third-Thursday Social, a get-out-of-town drive to see the beauty of our country's natural resources, a track event, a gimmick rally, or a national event like the Parade or Treffen, we celebrate driving our Porsches.

Check out the calendar above and join your fellow Porsche owners on an upcoming event and get out and drive.
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Notices from the Board:

 Many of our LVR members have registered for and will attend the Treffen In Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico this April (see the detailed notice below). Our Drive Chairman Alex is preparing a group drive to the Treffen, leaving April 24, with one overnight stop on the way. If you plan to go the the Treffen, consider joining your friends along the way there. We'll be publishing the details shortly. BTW, the Treffen location is about 576 miles from here, making for two relatively easy days of driving.

The Region's web site is www.lasvegaspca.com 
 
           Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook
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Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
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THE GAMBLER'S RALLY
March 25 (Sunday - Today): The Gamblers Rally - an LVR fun event (and yes, it was).

An entertaining  and easy 52-mile Sunday drive, ending at lunch, along which we demonstrated that when it comes to skill at cards and dice, none of us should be living in Las Vegas.
We started under the big sign at the Henderson Fiesta, with the first car rolling out at about 10:00. The first checkpoint was about 20 feet down the course (surprise!). 

There, and at the four following checkpoints, we rolled dice and drew cards in attempts to generate a high score.



Did you know that, when rolling 6 dice, the odds of rolling a total 0f 36 are pretty slim, but they are exactly the same as for rolling a total of 6. The scoring of the dice throws rewarded very low totals the same as very high totals. This led to some of the participants holding their mouths in strange positions as they tried for high or low totals, but nothing in-between.

The podium finishers were:
     1st: Jim and Bobbi Miller.   Score = 8
     2nd: Mike Denton.  Score = 8  For a tie-breaker, Mike, for some reason,                     thought his speedometer read 42 mph...... while stopped. It didn't.
     3rd: Joyce Stacey & Michael Dugan.  Score = 7

Look at the scores. The maximum possible score was 53! Talk about card and dice skills!! Maybe some practice before the next poker rally?
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April 21 (Saturday):  Garage Tour Progressive Dinner

Join your fellow LVR members for a unique culinary experience beginning at 2:00 pm
 
All donations at the door (minimum $10pp recommended) and proceeds from an exciting SILENT AUCTION will go to Cystic Fibrosis Search For a Cure.  For each $10 donation you will receive an entry ticket for prize drawings to be held at the last garage.
 
Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic genetic disease that destroys internal organs.  Life expectancy is 30 to 40 years, making one our member's 21-year old granddaughter, middle-aged.  For any questions, please contact Tina Trewartha at 714-227-8716.

Registration is open.  Space is limited, so register early.

To register, click on this link: http://msreg.com/LVRPCAGarageTour  or copy it and paste it into your browser (but wait until tomorrow at 3:00pm)

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April 26 (Thursday):  Spring Open House at Gaudin Porsche
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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, link below. 
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.

Registration fee of $450 - separate from Drive and Tour fees - includes:
  • Arrival reception on Wednesday
  • Continental Breakfast on Thursday, and Saturday
  • Cars and Coffee Breakfast on Friday (Hot Breakfast will be served)
  • Themed dinner event at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort on Thursday
  • Tapas reception and dinner on Friday
  • Route 66 dinner on Saturday
  • Apparel with event logo

As promised, here are the details for those wishing to join other LVR members on a caravan drive to New Mexico with some exciting roads, vistas, and nutritional delights along the way.  

Drive to Treffen Tamaya, NM
 
Date: April 24, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: Driver's meeting at 08:30am, Departure at 09:00am
Meeting Location and Starting Point: River Mountains Loop Trail (Lake Mead National Park entrance by Lake Las Vegas)
Total Drive: Approximately 737 miles, 13.5 hours (2-Day Trip)
 
April 24, 2018 (Tuesday) Leg 1:  Depart River Mountains Loop Trail at 9:00am for Kohl's Ranch Lodge by Diamond Resorts: 202 S Kohl's Ranch Lodge Rd., Payson AZ
  • We will overnight at the Kohl's Ranch Lodge. Please book the hotel for April 24th.  Phone: 928-478-4211 or 866-599-6674 
April 25, 2018 (Wednesday) Leg 2: Depart Kohl's Ranch Lodge by Diamond Resorts (time TBD) to ending point at: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, USA, 87004.  If you haven't made lodging arrangements yet, contact the Hyatt Regency at 505-867-1234.
  • Check-in, Welcome and Hospitality is Wednesday, April 25 at 3:00 to 7:00 pm.  Dinner is one's own. 
April 26, 2018 (Thursday): Treffen activities begin with Breakfast in the Santa Ana Café in the Hyatt Regency from 6:00 to 9:00 am.  Registration continues beginning at 7:00 am.  See: Treffen Schedule for the complete list of activities.
 
FULL DETAILED ROUTE HERE: 

                                                                                                           
Motorola Channel: 2.0
For any questions contact:  Alex Harbison: 702.553.5334, maverick1715@gmail.com
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May 17: Third Thursday Social

The May Third Thursday Social promises to be unique.  If you have a painting frock, get it out and bring it to Pinot's Palette Paint & Sip Studio in Town Square. Plan to arrive at 6:00 pm and spend $39/pp and join your fellow LVR members for an upscale painting and wine experience.
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August 2 - 6 (Thursday-Monday):  State Park Expedition Grande Finale

The Exalted Supreme Ruling Council has directed me to launch the Final Push to complete our 3-year program to visit at least 20 of the 21 State parks listed in the Nevada State Park Passport. So far, we have visited 14. As I mentioned at last week's breakfast, we had always intended to skip Rye Patch State Recreation Area as we believed it to be 22 miles off of I-80 on a dirt road. Now that we have some facts it is only a very short distance off of I-80 so it may be in play again. The final decision will be made by the traveling group.

This is going to be a 5-day trip, one day up, one day back, and 3 days of visiting 2 parks each day. Certainly a full schedule. The plan is to depart LV on Thursday Aug 2 and return on Monday August 6. I anticipate we will stay in the Carson City area.
 
We have yet to visit Washoe Lake SP, Lahontan State Recreation Area (SRA), Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Dayton SP, Lake Tahoe Nevada SP and Mormon Station State Historic Park. These 6 are all clustered in the Carson City area, so we will use it as our base of operations. Some of the parks are focused on boating, fishing and picnicking so our visits are rather quick. Others have a more historical flavor and may be worth spending some time learning about Nevada's history.
 
We will depart on Thursday, Aug 2 and the tour will officially end when we check out from the hotel on Mon, Aug 6, 2018. Current travel plans are to depart fairly early on 8/2 from someplace where we can avoid getting caught in the interminable I-15/US-95 construction. This leaves us 3 days to visit the 6 or 7 parks. By taking US-95 up to Carson City it is possible to visit 1 or possibly 2 Parks on the way to the hotel. Washoe Lake is very close to downtown Carson City and we might consider a quick run out there after dinner one night.

 
Exalted Grand Supreme Ruling Council 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!   In the coming weeks I will 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 . . . Our State Park Tourmeister, Roger Greene, took a break from his daily duties and, along with friend (and about to be a Porsche Cayenne owner), Gary Clinard, went to the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles.  With eight different driving modules designed to simulate everyday driving conditions and provide more challenging environments to experience the thrill of driving Porsche sports cars, Roger's reaction was: "Wow".
 
Here's how it worked:
 
Step 1: He selected the Porsches he wanted to drive
 
Step 2: He spent 90 minutes behind the wheel with a Porsche Drive Coach
 
Step 3: He was all smiles the whole time.
 
In the lobby are some of the more iconic racing Porsches 
 (clockwise from top left) Champion Porsche GT1, Mark Donohue's 917, 
 the LeMans winning 919, and Martini Racing's 935
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Want to see what's happening around Zone 8?  Click here for: The Zone 8 Calendar

Want to really get away?  We have learned that the Kansas City region of the PCA is organizing a trip to Europe to watch the Belgian Grand Prix August 23-September 1, 2018.  If anyone is interested in getting more information, they are having an informational meeting (via conference call) on April 7. If you are interested contact Scott Thorne, President, KCRPCA for information on joining the conference call on April 7.  His email is:  sthorne.carguy@gmail.com 
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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                  Scott Hatcher scott@hatchernv.com (702-525-8991) 
Vice President          Phil Reese philreese356@gmail.com (702-478-6911)
Treasurer                  Reid Smith reidhorn@yahoo.com (702-399-4945)                      
Secretary                  Joan Kramer  kramerjoan52@gmail.com (702-808-5615)
Director - 1 year       Richard Viktora rviktora@cox.net (646-591-9343)
Director - 2 years     John Burrows jcb986@aol.com (702-395-3886)
Director - 3 years     Scott Mann scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001)
Past President           Mike Dugan mduganre@gmail.com (925-470-7706)

B.   Board or Directors:
Membership Chairperson   Nita Burrows nburrows986@gmail.com (702-395-3886)
Newsletter Editors              Jim Miller quais64@me.com (702-835-3298)                                                                                        Phil Reese philreese356@gmail.com (702-478-6911)
Track Events Chairman      Brian Schmidt bschmidt@gcwengineering.com (702-743-8637)
Chief Driving Instructor     Scott Mann scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001) 
Safety Chairman                 John Burrows jcb986@aol.com (702-395-3886)
Rally Masters                     Tamela Kahle tkahle@kahlelawnv.com (702-524-1764)                                                                        Linda Reese linandphilabuster@gmail.com (702-478-6911)
Drive Event Chairman        Alex Harbison maverick1715@gmail.com (702-553-5334)
Social Director                    Todd Trimble todd@trophylv.com (702-682-1111)
Member at Large                 Linda Reese linandphilabuster@gmail.com (702-478-6911)
Member at Large                 Barbara Barron Barbarabarron@hotmail.com (702-210-5560)
Member at Large                 Anne Marie Viktora rviktora@cox.net (203-321-0293) 

 The Region's web site is www.lasvegaspca.com 
 
            Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook
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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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