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.
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More information about the Las Vegas Region may be found at http://www.lasvegaspca.com
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.
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
Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
THE GAMBLER'S RALLY
April 21 (Saturday): Garage Tour Progressive Dinner
Join your fellow LVR members for a unique culinary experience beginning at 2:00 pm
April 26 (Thursday): Spring Open House at Gaudin Porsche
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.
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
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.
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, email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
SEND DIGITAL entries to John Burrows - firstname.lastname@example.org. Use subject "Spelling Bee".
SEND PRINTED entries to: John Burrows, 5565 North Campbell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89149.
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
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: email@example.com
Sign that the end of the automotive world is near:
LAS VEGAS REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. Executive Board:
President Scott Hatcher firstname.lastname@example.org (702-525-8991)
Vice President Phil Reese email@example.com (702-478-6911)
Treasurer Reid Smith firstname.lastname@example.org (702-399-4945)
Secretary Joan Kramer email@example.com (702-808-5615)
Director - 1 year Richard Viktora firstname.lastname@example.org (646-591-9343)
Director - 2 years John Burrows email@example.com (702-395-3886)
Director - 3 years Scott Mann firstname.lastname@example.org (805-857-4001)
Past President Mike Dugan email@example.com (925-470-7706)
B. Board or Directors:
Membership Chairperson Nita Burrows firstname.lastname@example.org (702-395-3886)
Newsletter Editors Jim Miller email@example.com (702-835-3298) Phil Reese firstname.lastname@example.org (702-478-6911)
Track Events Chairman Brian Schmidt email@example.com (702-743-8637)
Chief Driving Instructor Scott Mann firstname.lastname@example.org (805-857-4001)
Safety Chairman John Burrows email@example.com (702-395-3886)
Rally Masters Tamela Kahle firstname.lastname@example.org (702-524-1764) Linda Reese email@example.com (702-478-6911)
Drive Event Chairman Alex Harbison firstname.lastname@example.org (702-553-5334)
Social Director Todd Trimble email@example.com (702-682-1111)
Member at Large Linda Reese firstname.lastname@example.org (702-478-6911)
Member at Large Barbara Barron Barbarabarron@hotmail.com (702-210-5560)
Member at Large Anne Marie Viktora email@example.com (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).