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 in the body 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.
Aug
2-6
Thu-Mon
State Park Tours.  Last tour finishes up tomorrow.  
Look for report in two weeks.
5
Sun  9:00am
Members' Breakfast at RRCC - it was this morning
Sep
12-15
Wed-Sat
Treffen Banff is SOLD OUT!

22-23
Sat-Sun
Fall Fling DE Event.  Spring Mountain  Motor Resort
27-30
Fri-Sun
Rennsport Reunion VI.  Save the Date.  Information and registration link below.
29-30
Fri-Mon
RennRun2018. Save the Date.  Information below.


Oct
1-3
Mon-Wed
The Tri-State Fall Tour. This will be a non-LVR, no frills, "pay-as-you-go" long weekend drive around Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.  Details will appear after the summer solstice.
12-14
Fri-Sun
Diamond Back Grand Tours: If you have a 1998 or older, sign up for a driving tour along Arizona's finest roads and views.  

Nov
17-18
(Sat-Sun)
Final Fling DE Event.  Spring Mountain Motor Resort


Recurring events
Saturdays 7am-10am: 
Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas
14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

The Car Show on Eastern
by Celebrity Cars
9500 S. Eastern Ave.

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:
I forgot my mobile phone at home the other day and didn't know what to do with my hands.  But, I digress . . .

. . . 70 years of Porsche is being celebrated around the world in many unique ways.  This weeks' celebratory event is from Stuttgart. 
  
Celebrating 70 Years of Porsche in Stuttgart - Sportscar Together Day.
Celebrating 70 Years of Porsche in Stuttgart - Sportscar Together Day.
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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: 
Brian Jones, 2017 911 Turbo
Adam Martin, 2003 911 Carrera
Angelo Privetera, 2018 Cayenne
Sheldon Laube, 2017 PanameraTurbo S Executive

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Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events

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July 27 (Friday): Beat the Heat Drive and Lunch
As all mornings seem to be this time of year, it was HOT!  So . . . a small bunch of us met at the IHOP on Cheyenne at 9:00 am. After a brief driver's meeting, signing the waiver and the usual discussion of the heat and would it spoil the rhubarb, we were off by 9:30.  
We had four Porsches - - -  three 911s and a Panamera. The people that attended included:
   Paul and Val Croxton
   Jordan Godorov
   Mike and Virg Rockelman
   Scott Hatcher
We left 112° Las Vegas and stopped at the Mt. Charleston Lodge, where it was a refreshing 77°, for a quick soft drink and the requisite group selfie.
Then we went across the mountain to the Ski Lift, took a break and a good view. Took some pictures with the Club flag.
Then we dropped back into the heat for lunch at the Pauite Golf Resort. 112° again!!

We finished and parted Pauite at 3:00pm.

All had a good time and enjoyed the cooler weather for an all too brief period.

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August 2 - 6 (Thursday-Monday):  State Park Expedition Grande Finale is underway.  Look for a complete report in the August 19 edition.
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September 12-15: Treffen Banff is SOLD OUT

Drive, dine, and explore in Canada's Banff National Park during the upcoming Treffen North America.  Registration opened June 13 and sold out quickly.

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September 27 - 30:  Rennsport Reunion VI

The four-day "family reunion" takes place September 27-30 at legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. Posters for past Rennsport Reunions quickly became collector's items.

Nearly 60,000 people came to Laguna Seca for the previous Rennsport Reunion in 2015. It is the world's largest gathering of vintage and contemporary Porsche race cars, those who have driven and engineered them, and fans. Hosted by PCNA, Rennsport Reunion VI will again feature the widest variety of historic racing models in competition as Porsche celebrates the 70th anniversary this year of its first sports car.
 
This year's event will honor the full pantheon of Porsche motorsport champions, and the poster depicts three of the most significant players: the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring-winning Type 718 RS 60, the first overall endurance race winner from Porsche; the 2008 RS Spyder which famously punched above its weight by winning races overall in the American Le Mans Series in the Le Mans Prototype (LMP2) class; and the 959 Group B rally car, which after winning the grueling 6,200 mile Paris-Dakar off-road rally in 1986 went on to become the world's fastest production street-legal road car.
 
Ticket packages for Rennsport Reunion VI, along with options for camping and hospitality, are available directly from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, either by calling 831-242-8200 or online HERE.  General Admission & paddock access is free for children 15 years and under with a paying adult.
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September 29-30: RennRun 2018

Not going to Monterey for Rennsport Reunion VI?.  Well, we have an alternative for you.  RennRun is a gathering of 996 enthusiasts from across the Nation, as well as a weekend to celebrate the car we love - the Porsche 911. We welcome all Porsche cars to share the road with us and take an opportunity to get to know the first water-cooled 911. The event is free to attend, we will be kicking off at the Cars & Coffee show at SpeedVegas on the 29th, and we will be starting bright and early at Cars und Kaffee at Vesta Coffee on the 30th. Group drives, activities, and group meals listed below will be optional, at participant's cost. This is not a PCA or local region sanctioned event. We won't put numbers and stickers on our cars, or anything like that.  It will just be a chance for Porsches and friends old, and new, to meet up.  

The event is being planned by members of www.996Outpost.com, with the help of members of www.Rennlist.com, so it is largely social in nature. It's an opportunity for Porsche fans that are used to communicating long-distance to get together and chat face-to-face for a change. Suffice it to say, it's difficult to leave the RennRun without making a lot of new friends!

Want more information?  Contact Adam Martin at (martinafterall@gmail.com) or visit:  www.996Outpost.com.  
Ready to sign up?  The RSVP page is here: http://evite.me/aXjZ93tanG

Here is a detailed schedule of activities.
(editors note:  This is a non-LVRPCA, pay-as-you-go event.  Nonetheless, it is hosted by and for Porsche enthusiasts of all persuasions and well worth looking into.)
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October 1 - 3: No Frills, Tri-State (NV, AZ, & UT), Fall Fling

The No Frills Bottom Buster Motoring Tour (BBMT) will hold a Tri State Tour, October 1-3 (Monday to Wednesday).  The tour will start and finish in Las Vegas.  In No Frills tradition you will be expected to make your own arrangements for accommodations.  

THIS WILL NOT BE A PCA EVENT and IT WILL BE DURING THE WEEK NOT ON THE WEEKEND.  More details in the coming weeks.

For advance details contact Ed Pasini:   epas356@gmail.com
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October 12 - 12: Diamond Back Road Tour
A classic Car Rally that takes 964s and 993s. After participating in these events every year, we put one on that takes your car! 1998 and older.

The cost is $349 for the car and driver and $75 per passenger.
THIS WILL NOT BE A PCA EVENT 
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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). If you use multiple cars, multiple copies are required.
  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

Entries can be sent in whenever you complete the phrase "Are we having Fun", no need to wait.


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 . . . Escaping the heat
Y0ur editor and family couldn't join the drive to Mount Charleston to escape the Las Vegas valley heat, but that didn't prevent us from taking a couple of weeks off to beat the heat.  We headed south, way south, to Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand where the temps were consistently between 40° and 60°.  It was wonderful.  We saw many Porsches on the streets of Sydney, Hobart, and Auckland.  A few 911s and Panameras were spotted, but at least 80% of the P-cars we saw were Macans and Cayennes.  This week's title picture is a 912 in a museum in Hamilton, New Zealand.  Here are a few more pictures of that right-hand drive Porsche from various angles (along with a mini dragster): 

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Want to see what's happening around Zone 8?  Click here for: The Zone 8 Calendar
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Signs from a Seattle gas station with a sense of humor:

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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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