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.
19 (Thur)   Third Thursday Social. Mini-golf
and dinner at Angel Park.  See pictures below.

21 (Sat)       Progressive Garage Tour/Dinner
Four garages, four courses!  
Pictures and more below

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.
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 below.  

3 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

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

(No Board meeting in July)

8-14              Porsche Parade
(Sun-Sat)   Lake of the Ozarks.  

2-6                 State Park Tour. Details emerging
see info on Mormon Station State
 Historic Park below.

5 (Sun)        Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

23-24           Fall Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

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

TBD             The Tri-State Fall Tour
This will be a non-LVR, "pay-as-you-go" long weekend drive around Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.  Details will appear after the summer

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 

Editor's Thoughts:  

This was a busy week.  On Thursday we visited Angel Park Golf Club for some puttering around on their practice greens and discovered Happy Gilmore was not the only golfer who had an interesting swing and putting style.  The socializing found us offering advice to the newbies on the greens while we enjoyed the cocktails out of the cold and wind of the day.  

Saturday rolled around and over 50 members drove all over the south metro area for a four-course dinner. Many thanks and kudos to Mark and Tina Trewartha for organizing this absolutely fabulous afternoon.  In addition to providing the opportunity for a great meal, the event was organized to raise funds in support of research to make a difference for people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

And thanks also to the members who provided the location and food for each course:  Mark and Tina Trewartha, Jim and Bobbi Miller, Val and Michelle Dodd, and Phil and Linda Reese.

Pictures and more from these two events appear below.  Thanks to Tamela Kahle (aka Tamela Hatcher) for all the pictures. 
Notices from the Board:

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

Now . . . . 
on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
April 19 at 5:30 pm:  Third Thursday Social at Angel Park Golf Club

The Third Thursday Social has evolved into a participatory event with new interesting activities to help keep the body and mind sharp.  This month we visited the Angel Park Golf Club to try  our skill at pushing a little white ball around a green surface and into a small hole.  The day was cold and blustery, but the 60 degree temps and 60mph winds dampen our spirits.  For most, a jacket or sweats and a putter made for fun on the greens.  The more hardy dressed like it was a warm spring day.
As the sun set in the western sky, we moved indoors to talk about style, hand position, an open or closed club face, and the similarities between driving a golf ball or a Porsche.
The ladies (Phyllis Steers, Nita Burrows, and Loreen Lindahl) got their heads together to keep warm.

If you missed this, check out our next Third Thursday at Pinot's Palette.   See below for information on how we are going paint ourselves into a corner on the Third Thursday in May.
April 21 (Saturday):  Garage Tour Progressive Dinner

Yesterday proved that "It's not just the cars, it's the people" in the Porsche Club.  Fifty-two people and over 25 cars (mostly Porsche's) drove all around the south valley in search of a four-course dinner.  Promoted as a garage tour/progressive dinner we spent most of the time outdoors at our hosts homes.  What a beautiful day it was and what a great bunch of people make up our region.

The brain-child of Mark and Tina Trewartha, we visited the garages and homes of four members over the course of the early afternoon and evening.  
  • We began at the home of Mark and Tina Trewartha for appetizers
  • We moved on to Jim and Bobbi Miller's home for salads
  • The third course was home-made pizza from a back-yard pizza oven at Val and Michelle Dodd
  • Finally, we journeyed over to Phil and Linda Reese's estate for dessert and silent auction.
From the first bite to the last sip people were all smiles:

The goal was to raise money in support of research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and have fun doing it.  And, what could be more fun than driving our cars from one house to another in search of a great meal?  After appetizers at the Trewartha, Salads at the Millers, Hand-made pizza at the Dodds, we completed our tour at the Reeses for dessert and a silent auction.

Many, many, many thanks to Mark and Tina for organizing the tour, to all who joined us for the tour, to those who opened their garage and home and prepared the food.  But mostly, thanks to those who donated gifts, gift certificates for dinners, resort lodging, beauty treatments, and other gifts too numerous to mention.  Special thanks to Gaudin Porsche for their support with Porsche merchandise.  And, finally, a big thanks to the high bidders at the silent auction.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing as a result of frequent lung infections.  The name "cystic fibrosis" refers to the characteristic fibrosis and cysts that form within the pancreas.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to research to find treatments to help those with the disease to live today.  Not one child has been cured of CF but 90% of donations go to research for drugs that will extend lives or find a cure for 30,000 children.  Lung transplants are a common need by the early 20s.  Approximately 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year.
Note from Jim and Bobbi Miller:  
Today, life expectancy for someone with CF is mid-thirties.  This makes our 21-year old granddaughter middle-aged. We want to take this opportunity to thank the Porsche Club Garage Tour and all the LVR members who were part of the event.  Through your efforts we raised nearly $3,000 for the added tomorrows for these children and young people. So, THANK YOU ALL.  Truly, as the saying goes, "It's not the cars, it's the people."
Bobbi and Jim Miller
April 26 (this Thursday):  Spring Open House at Gaudin Porsche
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 (ed. note: This is not to be confused with Syttende Mai or the 17th of May which is Norway Constitution Day and celebrated in areas of the midwestern USA with large Norwegian-American populations, pretty much in the same way Cinco de Mayo is celebrated).

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.
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.
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.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kara Jarrett at: 
702.204.2980 or pkjarrett@gmail.com
May 19-20: Drive to Zion National Park, UT
We are planning a weekend drive to Mount Zion National Park in Utah. We will stay on the twisty roads and barely touch the freeway.  Day one will be mainly scenic and twisty roads.  Day two will be touristy stuff (walking, site-seeing, pictures, eating) as well as a couple of hours on twisty roads.  Here are the details: The total drive over two days will be approximately 650 miles.
May 19: Saturday
Starting Point:River Mountains Loop Trail (Lake Mead National Park entrance by Lake Las Vegas)
Driver's meeting: 07:30am, Departure at 08:00am
Leg 1: River Mountains Loop Trail  to Holiday Inn Express Springdale - Zion National Park area 
We will overnight here.  Please book your room for the night of May 19 ASAP.  It is the beginning of tourist season, this is the weekend, and rooms are filling up quickly (rates will likely go up soon too).
Holiday Inn Express Springdale - Zion National Park
1215 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767   
Ph. 435-882-3200   

May 20: Sunday
Leg 2:  Depart the Holiday Inn Express for Las Vegas with stops along the way for pictures and stuff

 To download a detailed route for your phone's navigation app:
Motorola Channel:2.0

For any questions and RSVP contact Alex:
702.553.5334, maverick1715@gmail.com
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.
August 2 - 6 (Thursday-Monday):  State Park Expedition Grande Finale

The Exalted Supreme Ruling Council has directed me to continue to provide information on each of our planned visits to six state parks in the Reno-Carson-Sparks area.  This week we review: 

Mormon Station State Historic Park
As promised in last week's missive, this week we will review Mormon Station State Historic Park (MSSHP). We will be visiting this park in conjunction with Lake Tahoe on Friday, August 3.
Located in the quaint town of Genoa, MSSHP is the site of the first permanent non-native settlement in Nevada. Built in 1851, Mormon Station was a trading post along the Carson Route of the California trail, providing supplies to weary travelers crossing the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The previous stop for supplies was in Salt Lake City, 500+ miles away. With the discovery of gold in 1848 thousands of emigrants making their way to the gold fields the need for a supply stop was obvious. In the spring of 1850 seven men constructed a shelter with no floor, no roof and just 4 log walls. Supplies sold for very high prices. The seven men soon accumulated over 100 horses from the travelers. In September of 1850 the men sold the station and traveled back to SLC. On this trip the party was attacked by hostile Native Americans and lost the horses and all their supplies.
After learning of the seven men's experience John Reese believed that a good business opportunity existed. In the spring of 1851 he moved to the Carson Valley and bought purchased the site of the original Mormon Station for $15-$20. He acquired additional land by trading Captain Jim of the Washoe tribe two sacks of floor for the plot. He plowed 30 acres for seed, built a combination store and hotel and a blacksmith shop to repair emigrant wagons. Emigrants were desperate for supplies and paid exorbitant prices. A bunch of turnips sold for $1. Not sure they cost that much now!!!!!
As more and more people settled in the area, Reese established a "squatters" government which did not follow the same laws as the Utah Territory, in which Mormon Station was located at the time. In 1854 the Utah Territorial Legislature established Carson County, Utah and Governor Brigham Young appointed Mormon Apostle Orson Hyde as judge and spiritual leader. Hyde changed the name to Genoa, after Genoa, Italy.
In 1857 Brigham Young recalled all young Mormons to SLC to defend against the advancing U.S. Army. Genoa was a regular stop on the Pony Express from 1860-1861. In 1861 Congress established the Territory of Nevada with Carson City as the capital. On October 31 of 1864 Nevada became the 36thstate in the Union. Because NV became a state during the Civil War, Nevada became known as the "Battle Born" state.
Folks, there is not a lot to see at MSSHP other than the Museum ($3) and to stroll the grounds. I suspect we may spend more time wandering around Genoa than in the park. The Pink Cottage has been Park Ranger recommended for a bite to eat.
There are two ways to travel to MSSHP from the Sand Harbor area, one is more direct and on boring roads; the other is about 13 miles longer but takes us along much more of Lake Tahoe's east shoreline and up over Kingsbury Grade. Kingsbury Grade takes us up and over the Sierra Nevada range down into Carson Valley. It has some wonderful curves and should be a lot of fun to traverse. Final decision will depend upon when we leave the Sand Harbor Area.
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.
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.
  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.
Before We Go . . . 
Porsche plans network of 500 fast chargers for U.S.
©️ Automotive News, April 16, 2018
Amy Wilson
Porsche Cars North America plans to have at least 500 fast chargers available at dealership and highway locations across the U.S. by the end of 2019.

By then, the production car based on the Porsche Mission E electric vehicle concept will be for sale in U.S. dealerships. A second EV, based on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept, is planned for deliveries in 2020. The automaker also continues to consider EV variants of established models such as the Macan, Panamera and Cayenne, said Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche Cars North America.

The 800-volt fast chargers will help alleviate any range anxiety that potential buyers of Porsche EVs may feel, Zellmer said.

"If you want to buy that car, you want to know what happens if I go skiing and go further than 300 miles," Zellmer told Automotive News. "What do I do? So we need to have answers for that."

Zellmer called the cars' range a psychological barrier, saying 80 to 90 percent of EV owners will charge them at home or work. But a cross-country fast-charging network is a necessary solution to concerns about the "unlikely instances" when driving distances will exceed the vehicles' 300-mile-plus range, he said.

EV owners will need to be prepared to pay for use of the fast chargers, which promise to replenish the batteries to 80 percent of their capacity - enough to drive about 250 miles - in less than 20 minutes.
"We are pretty certain that it's not free of charge," Zellmer said. "It's too early to talk about how exactly that payment process for customers will work. There are various opportunities. You could buy a package all included for the car. It could be a membership card that you use. We're not quite there yet."
Zellmer said dealerships would have the option to offer free fast charging to their customers if they like the traffic and want to use the charging time as a way to engage customers in dealership offerings.

Porsche plans to inform each of its 189 U.S. dealerships in June of the infrastructure investment recommended for each location. A third-party vendor has visited every store over the last six months to evaluate those needs, Zellmer said. He wants dealerships to complete fast-charger installations by the second half of 2019.
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A.   Executive Board:
Vice President
Director - 1 year
Director - 2 years
Director - 3 years
Past President

Scott Hatcher scott@hatchernv.com (702-525-8991)
Reid Smith reidhorn@yahoo.com   (702-399-4945)
Joan Kramer kramerjoan52@gmail.com (702-808-5615)
Richard Viktora rviktora@cox.net (646-591-9343)
John Burrows  jcb986@aol.com (702-395-3886)
Scott Mann  scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001)
Mike Dugan mduganre@gmail.com (925-470-7706)
B.   Board of Directors
Membership Chairperson
Newsletter Editor
Track Events Chairperson
Chief Driving Instructor
Safety Chairperson
Rally Master
Drive Event Chairperson
Social Director
Member at Large
Member at Large

Nita Burrows nburrows986@gmail.com (702-395-3886)
Jim Miller quais64@me.com (702-835-3298)
Brian Schmidt bschmidt@gcwengineering.com (702-743-8637)
Scott Mann scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001)
John Burrows jcb986@aol.com  (702-395-3886)
Tamela Kahle tkahle@kahlelawnv.com (702-524-1764)
Alex Harbison maverick1715@gmail.com (702-553-5334)
Todd Trimble todd@trophylv.com (702-682-1111)
Barbara Barron Barbarabarron@hotmail.com (702-210-5560)
Anne Marie Viktora rviktora@cox.net (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:
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).