Porsche Provides Safety and Support Cars for the WEC
From now until 2020, the Porsche 911 Turbo will be the safety 
car for the  Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC).
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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
Apr
14 (Sat)       New Member's BBQ at Lone
Mountain View Park.  Report below.

19 (Thur)   Third Thursday Social. Mini-golf
and dinner at Angel Park.  That's this week.  Please RSVP to Scott Hatcher at scott@hatchernv.com or 702-525-8991 by April 17th (this coming Tuesday).  Details below.

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 closes tomorrow (4/16).  Appetizers begin at 1:00 pm. 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,
 New Mexico.  Registration is open.
May
5 (Sat)         Cinco de Mayo Air-Cooled Porsche
Drive.  Plans are being formulated as you read this and will be made public soon.

6 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

12-13            Fast Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort
Registration is now open

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)  Details coming soon.  

2018
Jun
3 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

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

Jul   
(No Board meeting in July)

8-14              Porsche Parade
(Sun-Sat)   Lake of the Ozarks.  Please  note
Phase 2 Registration (Banquets & Events) opens for PCA members on Monday, April 02, 2018






Aug
2-6
(Thu-Mon)State Park Tour. Details beginning 
t0 emerge; see info on Washoe Lake State Park below.

5 (Sun)     Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

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
Check out this event at Instagram:

*    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:  

Well, to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter from a different perspective and without being condemning of one's views and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering everyone's valid opinion, including what may or may not have been said at the meeting, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.
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Notices from the Board:

Our absolutely fabulous secretary and all-around good person has had some major health issues and  recently underwent a double lung transplant.  But, as the picture below shows, we can all breathe easier as she is well on the way to recovery (ed. note:  Joan wears her safety harness while trying out those new intake manifolds).


You hang in there girl, we've got y0ur secretarial duties covered while you recover.  We hope to see you back home soon.

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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April 14 (yesterday): New Members' BBQ

Twenty-new members were welcomed to the Las Vegas Region by 32 existing club members at a gathering at Lone Mountain Regional Park on the Northwest side of the valley.  The BBQ was spectacular, really cool prizes for the new members (provided by Gaudin Porsche), and a bunch of "exciting" presentations by members of the board kept the group on the edge of their picnic benches.  But mostly the gorgeous weather and socializing made the day one to remember.

 Twenty-two new members (and a few existing members) were all smiles
Clockwise from left:  Paul Jarrett & Mark Trewarth are all smiles, Anne Viktora checks in Randy & Colleen Schaeffer, Scott Hatcher & Richard Viktora enjoy a cool water
Tamela (Kahle) & Scott Hatcher welcome the new members, 
 Scott keeps Nita Burrows' attention, and sometimes it is the cars.
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April 19 at 5:30 pm:  Third Thursday Social at Angel Park Golf Club

Whether you are a professional, two handicapper, hacker or never played golf, this evening will be a fun experience for all!

Join us at Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart, Las Vegas, Nevada. For those who want the experience of playing golf, there is a nine-hole putting course is available for our use. There is a $5.00 cost per person for those who want to play golf. That charge includes use of a putter, two golf balls and the use of the course for two rounds. There is a bar and grill for those who care for refreshments.  See you there!

Please RSVP to Scott Hatcher at 702-525-8991 or scott@hatchernv.com by April 17th (this coming Tuesday)
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April 21 (Saturday):  Garage Tour Progressive Dinner

Join your fellow LVR members for a unique culinary experience beginning at 1:00 pm
Last day to register is tomorrow (April 16) . . . use link below 
 
We are anticipating that our upcoming, "Garage Tour Progressive Dinner" is going to be one of our most exciting events of the year!  Four amazing homes have volunteered to host what we believe to be the first of many more in the future.  A lot of preparation and planning is underway to make this event incredible.   On our tour, we will enjoy a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach as we share amazing food together while enjoying the garages, cars and homes of our fellow members. 
Best of all, this event will assist in raising much needed funds towards finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.  We will have lots of prize giveaways as well as several amazing silent auction items that have been generously donated. 

We are looking for more items to include in our auction and your help would be greatly appreciated.  Some items you could consider donating would be, a weekend getaway in a vacation home you own or a timeshare stay you won't use, extra gift certificates you haven't used, a free service or discount on a service your business provides, a gift basket etc.  All donators will receive a receipt for tax purposes.  Please contact Tina Trewartha at 714-227-8716 with any questions and let me know ahead of time what you are so generously donating for this amazing cause, so I can prepare the bid sheet. 

Registration closes tomorrow (4/16).  It's also Tax Day, get your taxes files and and REGISTER NOW!

To register, click on this link: http://msreg.com/LVRPCAGarageTour  or copy and paste it into your browser.
Be sure to sign up on motorsportreg.com asap so you do not miss out.  Thank you in advance
 . . . Tina

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April 26 (Thursday):  Spring Open House at Gaudin Porsche - Confirm your plans to attend by this Wednesday (April 18) at: rsvp@gaudinporschelv.com
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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 5: (Sat):  Cinco de Mayo Air-Cooled Porsche Drive

Since plans have not been made public yet, we will use this space to provide a little (very little) education regarding this day . . . Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.   While a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, we in the United States never miss out on an opportunity to find a reason to get out and drink.  Witness St. Patrick's Day, Columbus Day, July 4th, and the like.  So it is only natural and fitting that Cinco de Mayo in the has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.  

Save the date, and if you have a air-cooled (technically oil-cooled) Porsche plan on joining us for a drive that will surely end with food-truck serving (wait for it) - - -  Tacos!  If you don't have an air-cooled Porsche, well go out to Taco Bell or Dell Taco and and enjoy the day.

We will provide you details of the drive and how to register very soon.
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May 12 - 13:  Fast Fling Driver's Education Event at Spring Mountain

Registration for this Event is now Open.  The entry price is only $375 for both days, or $225 for either single day.  hat is a $50.00 savings from "at Track" registration costs.  We will not be able to accept credit cards at the track.  Register on-line via at  MotorsportReg.com (either click on on this link or copy and paste it into your browser to go directly to the registration page). 

Track gates open at 7:00am and the MANDATORY Driver's Meeting is at 8:00am.
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May 17: Third Thursday Social . . .

. . . promises to be unique.  If you have a painting frock and an old T-shirt, 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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June 8 - 11 (Friday-Monday):  Northern Arizona Scenic Tours and Gimmick Rally in and around Flagstaff Arizona.  
These Tours (ed. note:  yes . . . tours)  and Gimmick Rally will be centered around Flagstaff, Prescott and the scenic mountains of northern Arizona. This will be a perfect time to escape from the summer heat of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson to the cool lush pines at an altitude of 7,000 feet. Las Vegas Region has invited the three PCA Arizona Regions to these Tours and Gimmick Rally. We would like to extend the invitation to PCA members from all regions to join in the fun!
 
Hotel registration and costs will be by the individuals. You need to make your reservations early, as Flagstaff hotels book quickly in the summer.  We have a few suggestions for hotels; however, the main hotel will be Little America in Flagstaff, Arizona. Some suggested hotels include:
Little America Hotel, Flagstaff (928-779-7000)
2515 East Butler Ave.
Embassy Suites, Flagstaff (928-774-4333)
706 South Milton Road
Doubletree Inn/Hilton, Flagstaff (928-773-8888)
1175 West Route 66
Hampton Inn, Flagstaff (928-527-0236)
990 North Country Club Drive
Meals included are lunch and dinner on Saturday only. The remainder of the meals and drinks are on your own.
 
The tentative schedule is . . . 
Friday June 8th:
(10:00 a.m.) Driver's meeting
(10:30 a.m.) Drive from Las Vegas, Nevada starting at the Henderson Fiesta Hotel/Casino to Little America in Flagstaff, Arizona along portions of Historic Route 66 with a stop at Grand Canyon Caverns. The short tour of the caverns is $15.95 per person, plus tax. (10:00 a.m. driver's meeting.)
(5:30 p.m.) No host cocktails. Little America Hotel, Flagstaff, Arizona.

 
Saturday June 9th:
(8:30 a.m.) Driver's meeting
(9:00 a.m.) Drive starting from Little America Hotel in Flagstaff to Mormon Lake, Clint Wells, Jerome, Prescott ending at Montezuma's Castle. Lunch will be at Panera Bread in Prescott, Arizona.
(6:00 p.m.) No host cocktails at Horsemen Lodge, Flagstaff, AZ
(6:30 p.m.) Dinner at Horsemen Lodge.
           

Sunday June 10th:
(8:00 a.m.)  Driver's meeting.
(8:30 a.m.) Gimmick Rally starting at the Target parking lot, (1650 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff, Arizona).
(11:30 a.m.) No-host lunch at ending point of Rally.
(1:00 p.m.) Driver's meeting at the ending point of the rally for the afternoon drive.
(1:30 p.m.) Drive to Sunset Crater National Monument and Wupatki National Monument (Entrance fees are not included.) The drive will end at the Cameron Trading Post, Cameron, AZ
(6:00 p.m.) Dinner, no host at restaurant to be announced.
 
Monday June 11th:
(8:30 a.m.) Driver's meeting.)
(9:00 a.m.) Drive to Las Vegas, Nevada from Little America in Flagstaff, Arizona. This drive is being developed.  {Possible through Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona.

This will be a great weekend with people from multiple regions. Make your hotel reservation now! Register on Motorsportsreg.com (Las Vegas to Flagstaff AZ Tours and Gimmick Rally) for this event early, as it may be limited due to the size of the restaurants.
 
For questions, please contact:
Tamela Kahle at (702) 524-1764 E-mail: tkahle@kahlelawnv.com
Scott Hatcher at (702) 525-8991 E-mail: scott@hathcernv.com
 
PCA - Las Vegas Region is looking forward to having fun with you all in the Arizona pines.
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August 2 - 6 (Thursday-Monday):  State Park Expedition Grande Finale

The Exalted Supreme Ruling Council has directed me to provide some information on each of our planned visits to six state parks in the Reno-Carson-Sparks area.  This week we review Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park (LTNSP).

 
This park is probably the crown jewel of the State Park system. Because we are visiting in prime vacation time, we need to be wise about when we arrive. Our advance Reconnaissance Team advises strongly against visiting on a weekend as does the state park brochure on LTNSP. Thus, we will plan on visiting LTNSP on Friday August 3, the day after we arrive. The state park system also advises to arrive as early as possible as the parking lots fill very early. 
 
The plan is to visit the park at Sand Harbor where there are beautiful beaches, a visitor center, food concessions and hiking trails. This spot is about 90 minutes from Carson City (CC). I suggest we plan on departing CC around 8:00AM. Bring your camera as the scenery is spectacular.  Sadly, no pets are allowed in the Sand Harbor park area, not even in the parking lot.
 
LTNSP is very large in size, 14,300 acres. The Sand Harbor area of the park encompasses 55 of those acres. Long before Europeans arrived, Native Americans fished, hunted and gathered on the East shore of Lake Tahoe. 
 
In the early 1880's lumber baron Walter Hobart established operations for the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Co. at Sand Harbor. Timbers cut from around the lake were towed to Sand Harbor behind the Steamship Niagara, then by rail car to the SNW&L Co. sawmill at Incline. As we could expect by the end of the 19thcentury lumber became scarce and the operation was moved to Truckee.
 
Following his death in 1892 his son inherited his family's wealth. He squandered much of it on a lavish summer resort. He entertained Hollywood royalty and social elite aboard his yacht which the Navy commandeered during WW2. 
 
George Whittell, Jr came from one of the wealthiest families in San Francisco. He avoided the 1929 stock market crash by selling $50 million in stock months before the crash. He moved his money to Nevada and in the early 1930's bought most of the east side of the lake, including Sand Harbor, from Hobart, Jr. As years passed, Whittell became more reclusive and in the 1950's entered into negotiations with Nevada to sell a portion of his holdings to form a state park. In 1958 he leased a section of land to Nevada and in the late 1960's judicial action forced him to sell 5,000 acres to Nevada which became the foundation for the current state park. In 1971 the Grand Opening ceremonies were held.
 
We will combine visiting LTNSP with stopping at Mormon Station Historical State Park which will be reviewed in next week's Newsletter.
 
Just a gentle reminder we are leaving early on the morning of Thurs, August 2 and currently planning to return on Mon, August 6.
 
If someone would like to volunteer to assist me in getting all the paper work done for this adventure, please contact me at rcgreene1@yahoo.com or call me at 702 544-3839.

 
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 . . . Seventy years of style
Max Hoffman and Frank Lloyd Wright: The common bond between two of America's most influential aesthetes.

Driving south through New York State, heading for Manhattan, cold Atlantic rain runs in rivulets up the windscreen and hammers along the taught canvas roof. Small, be-chromed wipers on a time warp 356 Cabriolet beat a furious metre, marking the rhythm of steady but rapid progress.

The two-hour drive along Taconic State Parkway eventually leads to Rye, in Westchester County, and to the gated community of Island Drive. No house numbers here, but the Porsche travels barely 100 yards before reaching its famous destination. A copper-trimmed fascia looms into view, hovering close to the ground. Prairie Gold glass set high in carved wooden frames runs the length of one wall, overlooking a simple courtyard. The car swings in, its headlights reflected back through the drizzle.
The house and car of Maximilian E. Hoffman

This is the house of Maximilian E. Hoffman: the wartime immigrant who brought European sports cars to America. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1955, the Usonian-style dwelling was one of the last works he created before his death in 1959.
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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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