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Beginning May 6, 2018 (that's today), the newsletter will be issued on a semi-monthly basis on the first and third Sunday of each month.  This will provide our staff of editors, reporters, photographers, proofreaders, typesetters, and other contributors a chance to consider new and exciting formats for communicating club activities.

If you have any pictures, articles, descriptions of a recent drive, or any information that may be of interest to our members, please submit them to Jim Miller at quais64@me.com before Noon on the Friday preceding the first or third Sunday of the month for inclusion in the upcoming newsletter.
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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
25-29            Treffen Tamaya. Hyatt Regency
(Wed-Sun) Tamaya Resort;  Santa Ana Pueblo,
 New Mexico.  Report and  pictures  below.
May
6 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

12(Sat)        Ladies Only Yoga: Gaudin
Porsche at 6:30pm

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.  

Jun
3 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

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

15-17             The High Altitude Porsche Tour
(Fri-Sun)    Mammoth Lakes, CA.  See details.   

Jul   
(No Board meeting in July)

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







Aug
2-6                 State Park Tour. Details emerging.
(Thu-Mon) See information on 

5 (Sun)        Members' Breakfast at the RRCC
 

2018
Sep 
12-15            Treffen Banff.  Save the date and
(Wed-Sat)  look for details later this summer.

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

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

Oct
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
solstice.

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: 

We are presenting an extensive photo gallery of the Porsche Treffen Tamaya held last week in New Mexico.  Well over 300 Porsche members from around the USA (including 13 from the Las Vegas Region) attended this semi-annual PCA social event.  Special thanks to Tamela Kahle, Alex Harbison, and Dave Sunderhaft for contributing the photos below. 

The next Treffen is scheduled for Banff, Canada September 12-15, 2018.  Look for information in upcoming newsletter later this summer, but the save the date.  The drives in and around Banff and Lake Louise will be spectacular, providing this winter's snow has melted or there is no new snow on the roads.  In that case all bets are off. 
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Notices from the Board: 

  • New members -  The Las Vegas Region welcomes these new members to our club and look forward to seeing them at  an upcoming event:
Anne & Mark Steinhauer
2012 911 Carrera S Grey

Manfred Pino transfer from Northern New Jersey
2017 911 Carrera Silver GT
  • New Website
The Region's web site is  www.lasvegaspca.com.  Have you checked it out lately?  No?  Well you are not alone.  While the website was "state of the art/science" when created, it has fallen behind the times and does not draw much attention.  We are looking to rectify that situation and plan to update all of our communication media for our region --- our website, facebook, and newsletter. While we think we are creative, there exists a real possibility that there are people out there who may have some great ideas or have seen other websites that really grab ones attention and drive people to explore it.  So we are seeking ideas and suggestions from our members on how to improve the site.  Our goal is to have an integrated site where all information can be accessed seamlessly across the various media.

If, in the course of your ventures on the web, you see a website (whether it is an automotive site or not) that you particularly like, or a feature, layout, menu, picture gallery on a website that seems particularly good, please copy and paste the URL (website address) into an email and send it to our website design committee members at:
Alex Harbison - maverick1715@gmail.com
Michael Dugan - mduganre@gmail.com
Reid Smith - reidhorn@yahoo.com

           Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook

  • Joan Kramer
As noted last week, active member and Secretary for our region, Joan Kramer, has recently undergone a double-lung transplant in Phoenix.  Joan is out of the hospital and her recovery has been progressing nicely. Her family has been very supportive and serve as caregivers to Joan a daily basis. 

Daughter Jordan quit her job and relocated herself and family to Phoenix to care for her mother. Lodging in Phoenix, a house payment in Las Vegas, and medical costs not covered by Medicare or other insurance are overwhelming them.  The bills for living expenses are mounting.
 
Joan is on the verge of depression affecting her recovery and desperately needs help.  Any amount donated, no matter how small, will help and be greatly appreciated.  If you can help in any way, please lease enter "GoFundMe" and click on Joans-Fight to see her picture and donation page.   Joan and family thank you for your thoughts, prayer, and support.
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Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
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April 25 -28:  Treffen Tamaya, New Mexico
Treffen is German for "To Meet".   So just after sunrise (or so it seemed) on Tuesday, April 24, a sleepy group of nine LVR members in five Porsches treffened at the entrance to Lake Mead to head east to Bernalillo, NM (that's just north of Albuquerque) for a long weekend of driving, dining and sightseeing in Old New Mexico.
 Our DriveMeister, Alex Harbison convinced member Jim Miller to "bring up the rear" of the group during our drive to Kohl's Ranch Lodge in Payson, Arizona.
But I get ahead of myself.  We reached Prescott, AZ in time for lunch.  The group could not agree on where to eat, so we formed two groups -- one went to Mama's for Pizza while the others headed over Arizona's oldest bar, the Palace Station for some old west hospitality.
Our waitress, Gerty, served up a some great tea, lemonade, and juicy burgers.  One of our members got a bit confused on the way out of Prescott and hooked up with the wrong group on the way out of town.  

The next day, after a hearty breakfast, we continued our journey to Bernalillo, AZ and the Hyatt Regency Tamaya, the host hotel for the week's drives and dining experiences.
 Once again, drivemeister  Alex sent many up to old Santa Fe and the plaza where we found the staircases were as twisty as the roads.
Jan Sunderhaft shields her eyes from the reflections off the bevy of Porsches parked on the way to Los Alamos.  Everyone eagerly awaited the next of what seemed to be an endless number of buffets featuring southwestern dishes.
Smiles were the apparel of the week.
We proved, beyond a shadow of doubt, that a 911 IS a family car, although we also proved that one CANNOT, spend much time in the back seat.
After more than 1,000 miles in a Boxster with the top down, LVR member Reid Smith was a wanted man (wait, isn't he our Treasurer? Hmmmm!)
At the end of the day we gathered for a group portrait (due to a family emergency 
 LVR members Phil and Linda Reese we unable to be present for this group shot).
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May 12: Fuel Your Soul Saturday (Women Only) @ Gaudin Porsche
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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.


Note:  In addition to an RSVP to Kara Jarrett at 702-204-2980 or pkjarrett@gmail.com
indicating your plans to Paint, Drink, and have Fun, you will need to register and pay for the event at Pinot's Palette registration site: http://tiny.cc/1jbcty.   But hurry, there are only a few spots left for this unique opportunity to express your inner-self!
As noted below, the cost is $39pp.


To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kara Jarrett at: 
702.204.2980 or pkjarrett@gmail.com
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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   
Reservations: 888-HOLIDAY
Front Desk: 435-772-3200
 

 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
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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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June 15 - 17 (Friday-Sunday):  The High Altitude Porsche Tour
Formerly known at the Mammoth High-Alpine Tour, this year will be as spectacular as in previous years and you can "Choose Your Own Adventure" for a Scenic High Alpine Road Tour in the Eastern Sierras.
  
Enjoy great drives, spectacular scenery, and luxurious accommodations-all while catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and connecting with like-minded Porsche enthusiasts.  Experience some of the world's most awesome views and amazing creations with some of the world's finest cars.
  • ACCOMODATIONS: Mammoth Lakes welcomes Porsche enthusiasts with low-cost, high-quality lodging that includes exclusive, reserved Porsche parking.
  • GROUP DINING:  From brew-pub to fine dining, Mammoth Lakes offers a variety of dining options. Group dining events includes exclusive, reserved parking at all tour events.
  • DRIVES/ TOURS/ SCHEDULE:  This 2-day event includes three epic tours in the Eastern Sierra with fun and varied drives and ample mountain views. (Bring your camera and go pro!)
To satisfy your Lufty Expectations check out the website at:  Mammoth Tour 2018
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August 2 - 6 (Thursday-Monday):  State Park Expedition Grande Finale


The Exalted Supreme Ruling Council has run off to somewhere in the midwest to drive some alpha-numeric supercar and asked for a break, which we are happy to provide.  So, this week we simply remind everyone that the drive is a mere three months away and that reservations for lodging can be made anytime.  Where, you ask?
 
While you can choose any hotel in the Carson City, NV area, we are recommending The Hardman House Inn and Suites. It is centrally located in Carson City near city center and provides a free Continental Breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. It does not allow pets.  Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
 
While rated a 2 star establishment, its guests rate it 8.6/10.0 or 3.7/5.0 depending upon which site you book the room through. 
 
The address is:
Hardman House Inn and Suites
917 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Reservation Center 844-417-9397
 
Should this not be to your liking there are several national motel chains located nearby: Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Suites, Motel 6, etc.
 
If you plan to remain for the entire adventure plan to check in on Thursday, August 2 and check out Monday, August 6. When we check out and depart the hotel on Monday, August 6 that will be the official end of our Expedition. 

Just a gentle reminder we are leaving early on the morning of Thursday, August 2 and currently planning to return on Monday, August 6.

 
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!   As the date approaches for this weekend, I will re-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 . . . 

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Want to see what's happening around Zone 8?  Click here for: The Zone 8 Calendar
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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
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Director - 1 year
Director - 2 years
Director - 3 years
Past President

Scott Hatcher scott@hatchernv.com (702-525-8991)
Todd Trimble todd@trophylv.com (702-682-1111)
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)
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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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