The #09 1992 964 in the HSR Classic 24 Race at Daytona this past weekend.
Event Calendar Getting Around with the Las Vegas Region
LVRPCA events are in BLACK (except for date changes).
Non-region events are
listed in blue.
Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday at 7:00pm 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: The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Speaking of early birds, the Board is currently working on the calendar of events for 2019 and plans to unveil it soon. As a teaser, the After the Holiday Party is scheduled for February 24, 2019 at the M Resort & Casino. See details below. It promises to be a blockbuster event that you will not want to miss.
Notices from the Board: Election Reminder
The PCA National Elections and the LVR Board Elections are also happening right now. So, be sure to send in your PCA ballot and check your email for the region ballot.
We all looking forward to a great year in 2019. Let's try to create a year even better than this current year.
New members - The Las Vegas Region welcomes these new members to our club and look forward to seeing them at an upcoming event:
Roger Gangi, 2016 911 Carrera GTS
Dale Quigley, 2015 911 Carrera GTS
What's Coming Up
December 9 (Sun): Member Breakfast at Red Rock Country Club.
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.
December 1-2 (Sat-Sun): Tech Tactics West
Tech Tactics West is a day dedicated to Porsche technical information. This event is for the casual information gatherer, the everyday Porsche mechanic and all Porsche enthusiasts in-between. Participants will be treated to a day of presentations by auto industry experts, including Porsche Cars North America Specialists, members of the PCA Technical Committee and special guest speakers. Held at the Porsche Training facility in Eastvale, CA, this state-of-the-art facility is used to train Porsche technicians and is perfect for this "hand-on" type of event.
Speakers include members of the Porsche Motorsports team, Michelin Tire Technology specialist Steve Calder, Griot's Garage products demo, PCNA technician Andrew Lennon, Porsche valuations expert Nathan Merz and, just confirmed, Stephen Mitas, chief engineer on the 919 EVO Hybrid!
Rusnak Pasadena Porsche will also have a parts store available for your convenience.
Each day contains the same curriculum, includes refreshments, and a boxed lunch. Tickets for each day are $75 and limited to 125 entrants per day. Onsite check-in opens at 8:00am, opening introductions begin at 8:30am with the first speaker going on at 9:00am. The day's presentations will end by 6:00pm.
Sat. Dec. 1:Tech Tactics West Saturday Registration
Sun. Dec. 2: Tech Tactics West Sunday Registration
Special rate available at our host hotel: Holiday Inn Express - booking link: Holiday Inn Express Booking
(Be sure to put in the reservation code "Porsche Group" in the Group Code box.)
Incredible door prizes generously donated by Gaudin Porsche and Autobahn Adventures
Contact Tina Trewartha (Holiday Party Chairperson) with any questions: email@example.com
PCA's Spring 2019 Treffen will take place over Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6 in the beautiful central California coastal town of Santa Barbara. Join us for this four-day event as we tour, explore, and experience the American Riviera. Registration fee includes full breakfasts Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; themed dinner with entertainment on Thursday; themed social on Friday; and closing dinner on Saturday. Event apparel and Treffen bag are also included.
Treffen Santa Barbara schedule and activities are now available on the Treffen North America website at www.treffen.pca.org. Registration for this event and room reservations at our host hotel will open on January 16, 2019, at 3:00 PM (EST). You won't want to miss this breathtaking seaside town, its culture and history flanked by the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Editor's note: This event promises to sell out quickly, so mark your calendar and set your alarm to go online at noon on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to register for the event.
What Just Happened?
November 15 (Thu): Third Thursday Meet and Greet Social at the SG
Our astute Social Director, Todd Trimble, organized another nice evening this past Thursday at the SG. The group was overwhelmed by the size of the appetizers (check out the long plate of nachos in the picture on the lower right corner below). Smiles, serious discussions, a little cuddling, and great beverages were prevalent all around.
November 17-18 (Sat-Sun): Final DE Event of 2018 at Spring Mountain Motor Resort
Clockwise from top left: 1) LVRPCA's newest member, Adrian Plante (left) and his life long friend, Ted Jackson with Ted's 2008 911; 2) Joy McMillion (left) and Marilyn Laires (right), from Vancouver, BC, relaxing while theirs husbands were on the track; 3) Registration begins; and 4) Scott Mann leading the Saturday morning drivers' meeting.
Clockwise from top left: 1) Lining up at pre-grid; 2) Pre-grid junior ensuring proper torque before the first session; 3) Layla and Zach enjoy helping their Dad and Uncle crew the car between sessions; and 4) David Gronke from the Chicago Region in his #69 Cayman.
Clockwise from top left: 1) John Saroyan from the Orange County Region, with his daughter, Kristin. Both have had Scott Mann as their instructor; 2) John Ortiz and Adrian Plante debriefing after a fast-paced session; 3) John Saroyan buckles up for his session; and 4) Rocky Mountain Region member Kristen Solomon getting ready for her run group in her 2014 GT3.
And finally, a special thanks to some of those who made everything happen smoothly ensuring a fun time was had by all: Center: DE Chairperson Brian Schmidt; Right: Chief Driving Instructor Scott Mann; Top Left: Trophy Performance staff Patrick Molnar and Todd Trimble who led the Tech Inspection and provided the Hospitality Tent; and Bottom Left: Tamela Kahle (for her photography) and Zone 8 Rep David Witteried.
Member Car For Sale
From time-to-time one of our members decide to sell one of their cars. This week we are proud to display the 1987 911 Carrera Cabriolet of Mort Skoll. It can be seen up close and personal at Celebrity Cars of Las Vegas or on the web at 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. It has just over 77k miles. It has a clean Carfax report with documentation of the mileage. It has had a repaint in its original silver color. Everything works and drives like a new car. We have an entire folder of what looks to be all of the service records from new. It was purchased new in Palmdale California, moved to Oregon in 2003, and recently to Las Vegas.
Signs from a Seattle gas station with a sense of humor:
Sad news from Minnesota
It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news:
Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment & dining community.
The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.
Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin.
Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies and Captain Crunch. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. The grave site was piled high with flours.
Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still, as a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for millions.
Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough; two children John Dough and Jane Dough; plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.
The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.
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).