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.
Oct
7
Sun
Last week's Breakfast at Red Rock Country Club. was followed by . . . "THE GIMMICK RALLY"
See who won and who had fun below.

20
Sat
Yesterday's drive around Eastern Nevada and Southern Utah was enjoyed by some 30 members.  See below for a report.

Nov
4
Sun
Member's Breakfast at Red Rock Country Club

10
Sat
Gaudin Launch of the Cayenne - 10am-1pm.  See below for RSVP 
17-18
(Sat-Sun)
Final Fling DE Event.  Spring Mountain Motor Resort
18
Sun
LVRSCCA Autocross at LVMS EVOC Lot. 7:00am - 4:00pm

Dec



2
Sun 
Member's Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club 

9
Sun Scavenger Hunt Drive.  Save the date - - details to follow 
9
Sun
LVRSCCA Autocross at LVMS Bullring Spectator Lot.



Recurring events
Fridays Under the lights from 5pm-9pm: 
Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas
14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

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 
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Editor's Thoughts:  If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain, but I digress . . . RAIN, look out your window!! Hurricane season typically brings a lot of rain to the Southeast and this year has been no exception.  Out here, our monsoon season gives us just enough to dampen the road, but not our spirits.  But it reminds me of how much I love being here in Nevada (most of the time) - rain can be enjoyed, and usually does not turn in to a disaster like we have seen lately in other states. Now with the cool weather we are starting to have it feels like summer literally got "washed away" and fall has begun.

Fall means a lot around here:  The Gimmick Rally and our drive through Eastern Nevada and Southern Utah led by Deb Bieniek are prime examples of what Autumn can be like in the Southwest.  Read on . . . 
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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:
  • Adam Adelson - 2018 911
  • Fabricio Lu - 1998 Boxster,
  • Mark Wooldridge - 2009 Carrera S
  • Wright Leapheart - 1973 911 S
  • Jeff Elliott - 2008 Boxster S
Sandi and Ron Hindmarch attended the October breakfast to check out our Club. We passed the test as they joined our Region that afternoon. 

They drive a black 2007 Caymen.







Reminder - Elections for the 2019 LVR-PCA board are happening right now.
Ballots are have been distributed.  Check your email and vote now.

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

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     What's Coming Up
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November 10: Gaudin Porsche Launch Party for the 2019 Cayenne

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      What Just Happened?
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October 7:  Members' Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club, 9:00 am and Gimmick Rally

A small but loyal group of members enjoyed the buffet, made-to-order omelets, lots of coffee and OJ a couple of weeks back.  The more ambitious of us embarked on an interesting and fun Gimmick Rally on full-stomachs and gas tanks . . .
 . . . THE GIMMICK RALLY!
And the winners were (TAH-DAH) :
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October 18:  Third Thursday at Cafe Berlin.
A small, but dedicated group of socializers ventured to the Cafe Berlin, a little German-themed hole-in-the-wall restaurant for an evening of beer, brats and banter.  There was no lederhosen present, but the Warteiner, Paulener, and Schnitzel were wonderful.

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October 19:  JBOGG (Just a bunch of guys and gals)
An ad hoc group of Porsche enthusiats appeared at the River Mountains Loop Trial parking lot on Friday morning and decided to drive to Overton for breakfast.  Amazing!
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October 20:  Drive through Eastern Nevada and Southern Utah

Fifteen cars participated in the Saturday drive through southern Utah. And the weather was just beautiful. The day started with a driver's meeting to review the route. We travelled through the Nevada desert, enjoying the desolate landscape. Then heading east to Utah transitioning to lush green pines. A stop at Pine Valley was a welcome break from quick straights and carving turns. Last stop, St. George for needed refreshments and sharing stories. Thank you to all who participated in the adventure. And a special thanks to Jim Miller, our sweep driver.
(Editor's note:  The entire group thanks Deb Bieniek for organizing and leading this drive.)

Photos courtesy of our Drivemeister, Deb Bieniek
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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 . . . Jadqwagen
That Time When Porsche Tried to Build a Jeep for the Military
The West German Army didn't want Porsche's utility vehicle in the 1950s, but we sure do.
by Davey G. Johnson

When West Germany was formed out of the ashes of Hitler's Third Reich in 1949, responsibility for its defense fell to the Western Allies. As tensions with Stalin's Soviet Union only seemed to be increasing, it was decided that the Bundesrepublik Deutschland should be allowed to arm itself, leading to the formation of the Bundeswehr, a new German defense force, incorporating a new army, a revived Luftwaffe, and a naval service simply referred to as Marine. The new service needed a Jeep, a role that had been largely performed during World War II by the Beetle-based Kübelwagen. DKW's awkward-looking Munga won the competition to serve as light-duty mobility for German troops, beating out upstart sports-car manufacturer Porsche's very interesting Jagdwagen.

Known by its Porsche type number, 597, the Jagdwagen (literally, "hunting car") pulled a page from the Volkswagen playbook. Where Ferdinand Porsche's Kübelwagen borrowed heavily from his design for the 
VW Beetle, his son Ferry used his company's 356 in much the same way. Given that the 356 itself can be seen as a radical evolution of the Beetle, it's not a stretch to claim that the Kübelwagen and the Jagdwagen trace their roots to the same seed.

To read the full article, click here:  Porsche Jadgwagen

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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

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)
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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