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.
Monthly Breakfast at Red Rock Country Club. 9:00am (NOTE: this is next Sunday - the second Sunday of September)

Fall Fling DE Event.  Spring Mountain  Motor Resort
LVRSCCA Autocross at LVMS EVOC Lot. 7:00am - 4:00pm

Rennsport Reunion VI.  Information and registration link below.
RennRun2018.  This is not a PCA event and there is no PCA insurance.  
Contact Adam Martin at (martinafterall@gmail.com) for information and a detailed schedule

The Tri-State Fall Tour. This is a non-LVR, no frills, "pay-as-you-go" long week day drive around Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.  This is not a PCA event and there is no PCA insurance.  For details contact 
Ed Pasini at:  epas356@gmail.com

Monthly Breakfast at Red Rock Country Club. 9:00am
Following this month's breakfast will be "THE GIMMICK RALLY"

LVRSCCA Autocross at LVMS EVOC Lot. 7:00am - 4:00pm

Diamond Back Grand Tours: A driving tour along Arizona's finest roads and views for those who have a 1998 or older Porsche.  For details call 702-703-7993.
This is not a PCA event and there is no PCA insurance.

Day away from work DE and Zone 8 Autocross.  Streets of Willow.
Details below.

Drive through Eastern Nevada and Southern Utah. Details below.

LVRSCCA Autocross at LVMS EVOC Lot. 7:00am - 4:00pm

Final Fling DE Event.  Spring Mountain Motor Resort
LVRSCCA Autocross at LVMS EVOC Lot. 7:00am - 4:00pm


LVRSCCA Autocross at LVMS Bullring Spectator Lot.

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:

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:  I like to borrow things from pessimists . . . . they don't expect to get them back, but I digress . . .
. . . 70 years of Porsche is being celebrated around the world in many unique ways.  This week, a look at Porsche at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018.
Celebrating 70 years of Porsche sports cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018
Celebrating 70 years of Porsche sports cars
The opening picture in the last newsletter did not appear as intended.  Actually it did not appear at all.  After exhaustive research into the problem, we have no idea why this happened.  So, to reduce the angst of those readers who have to know what the missing picture was, we are repeating it here:
Artist's rendition of interior of Taycan
70 years of Porsche cars and the fans who love them most.
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: 
Kirk Adams, 1989 928
Doug Beck, 1992 911 Carrera
Don Peltonen, 2017 Panamera
Renata Okubo, 2006 Cayenne S

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

September 9 (Second Sunday): Members' Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club, 9am
Fabulous food, made-to-order omelets, lots of coffee and OJ, plus cinnamon rolls with lots of icing.  The breakfast continues to be a bargain and provides the opportunity to catch up with friends and fellow members on recent goings-0n.
The Red Rock Country Club is located at:
2250 Red Springs Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Need more information? Contact Mike Dugan at
mduganre@gmail.com or 925-470-7706
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.
October 7:  Members' Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club, 9:00 am and Gimmick Rally

Fabulous food, made-to-order omelets, lots of coffee and OJ, plus cinnamon rolls with lots of icing.  The breakfast continues to be a bargain and provides the opportunity to catch up with friends and fellow members on recent goings-0n.
The Red Rock Country Club is located at:
2250 Red Springs Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Need more information? Contact Mike Dugan at
mduganre@gmail.com or 925-470-7706

Following this month's breakfast (at or about 10:30am) will be 


We'll begin the Gimmick Rally immediately after the October PCA Brunch at Red Rock Country Club. The driver's meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at Red Rock Country Club.

Bring with you:  Pad and a pencil, a clipboard, a navigator and, most importantly, a sense of humor.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers based upon the correct number of answers.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Rally Master, Tamela Kahle:  TKahle@Kahlelawnv.com
or (702) 524-1764. See you then!
October 20 (Saturday):  Drive through Eastern Nevada and Southern Utah
What: A 250-mile day drive and learning experience through Southern Utah.  

When: Group will meet at the Iron Skillet parking lot at the LV Speedway exit off I-15 (6595 N Hollywood Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV 89115).  Driver's Meeting at 9:00 a.m. and we will leave at 9:30 a.m. 

Where: The cruise will proceed through Alamo, Caliente, Panaca, Pine Valley, Veyo, and Snow Canyon, ending in St George for a no-host late lunch. 
Looking forward to having a great time.  Join the fun!  To assist with planning, we ask that you RSVP to Deb if you are planning on joining the drive.
For questions & RSVP, call Debra Bieniek 702-497-8195 
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). 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.

Before we go . . . 

August 17-19:   A successful weekend for Porsche on both sides of the pond:

Podium for Porsche 911 GT3 R in Virginia
Wright Motorsports celebrated their second podium result of this year's IMSA SportsCar Championship with Porsche works driver Patrick Long and Porsche Selected Driver Christina Nielsen. At round nine of the GTLM class, Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor secured fifth place in the Porsche 911 RSR with the starting number 912.

Podium for Porsche at Silverstone - victory in the GTE-Am class
In a turbulent round three of the FIA World Sports Car Championship WEC at Silverstone in Great Britain, Kévin Estre from France and Michael Christensen from Denmark finished on third place at the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR with the number 92.
Four additional Porsche 911 RSR race cars tackled the GTE-Am class in the UK. Victory went to Dempsey Proton Racing with Porsche Young Professional Matt Campbell (AUS), Christian Ried (Germany) and Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (F). Porsche continues to lead the manufacturers' classification in the GTE-Pro class as well as the drivers' classification of both the GTE-Pro and GTE-Am classes in the WEC.
Autocross Invitation
The Las Vegas Region of the Sports Car Club of America (LVRSCCA) has invited the Las Vegas PCA members to join them in their Autocross series.

See calendar for the events remaining this year.  
Registration: Go to https://www.motorsportreg.com and click on the event you wish to register for.

More information: https://www.lvrscca.org or you can contact them via email: lvrscca@gmail.com
Autocross guide:  SCCA Solo Quick Guide

Want to see what's happening around Zone 8?  Click here for: The Zone 8 Calendar

Signs from a Seattle gas station with a sense of humor:

A.  Executive Board:
Vice President
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)

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).