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

Rennsport Reunion VI
RennRun2018.  This is not a PCA event and there is no PCA insurance.  This is only a couple of weeks away.  
Contact Adam Martin at (martinafterall@gmail.com) for information and a detailed schedule or go to the RennRun website at:  RennRun2018

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
NEW DAY AND TIME - - Fridays Under the lights from 5pm-9pm: 
Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas
14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
See below for additional information

Saturdays 7am-10am: 
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:  Half the people you know are below average.  But I digress . . .

Treffen Banff finishes up today.  If any members were there, please send any pictures of your experiences on the way there, while there, and your trip home.  Any comments on the event are also welcome.  Whatever I get will appear in the October 7 newsletter.

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: 
Tony Hilder. 2017 Macan (transfer from  Intermountain)

Elections for the 2019 LVR-PCA board are coming up soon.
The nominating committee is currently looking at qualified candidates to be placed in positions on the ballot for the 2019 calendar year.
Nominations for election to the open offices must be received by October 1st. Ballots shall be distributed by November 1st. Ballots shall then be received until November 30th. Ballots received will be accepted, providing the voting individual is a member, eligible to vote, in good standing as listed on the Club roster provided by the PCA National Secretary. Ballots will be counted and election results announced at the last Executive Board meeting of the calendar year. Results will be posted in the Club newsletter soon as possible after the meeting.

In order to be able to vote in the upcoming LVRPCA Officer Elections for 2019, all members and associate members must have a valid e-mail address.

A lot of associate members do NOT have e-mail address listed with PCA National. In order to receive a ballot and vote, they must have one listed with their name. To fix this, the member must call PCA National and add an e-mail address for their associate member. Also, this is a great time for the member to check their own e-mail address and make sure it is correct.

The Executive board consists of the following positions:

1.    President
2.    Vice President
3.    Treasurer
4.    Secretary
5.    Three (3) Directors
6.    Past President

Currently, all of the positions are up for election except two Directors and the Past President.  The term for all positions is one year with the exception of the Director, which is for three years. The duties of each office are as follows:

1.   President.
a.   To preside at all meetings of membership and the Executive Board.
b.   To execute all documents and correspondence in the name of the Club as authorized 
by the Executive Board or the membership.
c.    To be an authorized signer on all bank accounts of the Club and to review the Club accounts
periodically and to review all disbursements at least annually by initialing the check stubs. To participate in all decisions which cause the Club to become indebted in an amount in excess of $1,000.
d.   To inform the membership on the Club's policies and decisions reached by the Executive

2.   Vice President.
a.   To preside at meetings in the absence of the President or when ordered to do so by him.
b.   To assist the President and/or the Executive Board in any matter that he or they direct.
c.   To coordinate PCA activities with other car clubs and/or organizations.
d.   To be an authorized signer on all bank accounts of the Club.
3.   Treasurer.
a.   To keep and preserve the records and books of accounts reflecting the financial 
conditions and operations of the Club.
b.   To be the primary signer on all checks on the account of the Club and any documents 
which obligate the Club financially.   
c.   To furnish all financial reports and/or books and statements for audit on request by
the Executive Board.

4.   Secretary.
a.   To cause to be recorded and preserved the complete and accurate minutes of the
meetings of the Executive Board and to present and to read such minutes at the request
of the President or his representatives.  
b.   To cause to be published in the Club's official publication notices of all meetings
related to the Club's official matters.

5.   Director.
a.   This position is for a three-year term.
b.   To participate in Executive Board meetings and provide such information and
advice as may be appropriate.
c.   To vote on matters voted upon by the Executive Board. 

If you would like to run for an office as described above, contact the Nomination Committee.
The Nomination committee consists of the following members:
A.   Scott Hatcher, Nomination Chairman scott@hatchernv.com
B.   Nita Burrows, Membership Chairman nburrows986@gmail.comn
C.   Brian Schmidt, DE Chairman bschmidt@gcwengineering.com

We all looking forward to a great year in 2019. Let's try to create a year even better than this current year.


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

September 27 - 30:  Rennsport Reunion VI (just 11 days away)

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.

First-Ever Porsche Tractor Race will push the Boundaries of Speed at Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI
Celebrities and Legendary Drivers to Climb Aboard in the Classic Le Mans Start. Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI brings together all type of models for the Porsche family reunion September 27-30. But one group in particular will be considerably slower and larger than their German-engineered counterparts-Porsche tractors. In what is believed to be the first-ever official Porsche Tractor race, these one-, two-, three- and four-cylinder open-cockpit machines will fire up and race for bragging rights.

Porsche announces legendary cars, drivers, engineers for Rennsport Reunion VI.
Championship winning Porsche race cars, the engineers who designed them, and the men who drove them to victories around the world will be reunited around the track for Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI (RRVI) at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California, September 27-30.
The 2018 theme "Marque of Champions" focuses on the legends of the brand and will bring together the world's largest gathering of Porsche race cars and enthusiasts.

The guest list includes names inscribed in Porsche motorsport history: Hurley Haywood, the most successful American endurance driver ever; Brian Redman, co-creator of Porsche Rennsport Reunion and racing driver extraordinaire, Vic Elford, who is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his legendary 1968 season, Norbert Singer, lead engineer known as the father of the Porsche 962 as well as the man behind the Carrera GT V10 engine; and Jacky lckx, six-time Le Mans winner, will all be in attendance along with many others. Overall, there will be 50-plus legendary drivers on hand, signing autographs and making appearances on and off the track.
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 . . . Porsche GT Team scores second after tactic thriller at Laguna Seca

The Porsche GT Team has secured another podium result at the penultimate race of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season. After a gripping race at Laguna Seca, Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor crossed the finish line in second.

The pair Earl Bamber (NZL) and Laurens Vanthoor (B) in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR was just 2.488-seconds off claiming the second win of the year. Their team colleagues Nick Tandy (GB) and Patrick Pilet (F) had to park their 911 RSR early after becoming entangled in another competitor's accident. In the GTD class, works driver Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Lindsey (USA) clinched second.

Cars and Coffee Las Vegas - - - New day and time
Same location at SpeedVegas at 14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
But now under the lights every Friday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
The new SpeedVegas Auto Skills Course (Auto X) will be open Friday evenings from 5pm to 9m. 

Bring your own car to run the course:
$50 Unlimited runs. 
$20 single runs
Vehicle Inspection starts at 5

Perros Chidos (Cool Dogs) food trailer.
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).