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
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.
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More information about the Las Vegas Region may be found at http://www.lasvegaspca.com
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 . . .
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:
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.
What's Coming Up
November 10: Gaudin Porsche Launch Party for the 2019 Cayenne
What Just Happened?
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) :
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.
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!
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
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.
SEND DIGITAL entries to John Burrows - firstname.lastname@example.org. Use subject "Spelling Bee".
SEND PRINTED entries to: John Burrows, 5565 North Campbell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89149.
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
Signs from a Seattle gas station with a sense of humor:
LAS VEGAS REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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:
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.
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.
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).