Porsche Motorsport continues to celebrate its longstanding motorsport history with a fourth "retro-livery" adorning the pair of current factory-run 911 RSR race cars. Prior to the Rolex 24 at Daytona the Porsche GT Team unveiled the livery created to commemorate both Brumos Racing and IMSA's 50th Anniversary season. The Nos. 911 and 912 will carry the blue and red stripes and "sweeps" made famous by Brumos Racing based in Jacksonville, Florida.
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: If you showed up at the Red Rock Country Club for brunch today, you were probably lonely. Please note that Member Brunches in February and March will be on the second Sunday. That is February 10 (next week) and March 10.
Notice from the Board:
Once again, thanks to all who helped the Las Vegas Region win the Zone 8 Region of the Year Award. Apparently our CDI Scott Mann was elated when the winner was annonced
New members: The Las Vegas Region welcomes these new members to our club and look forward to seeing them at an upcoming event:
What's Coming Up
February 24: LVRPCA After the Holiday Party just three weeks away. Click on the link below to register for this gala event.
Incredible door prizes generously donated by Gaudin Porsche and Autobahn Adventures
Contact Tina Trewartha (Holiday Party Chairperson) with any questions: email@example.com
March 9: LVRPCA New Member BBQ
Treffen Santa Barbara April 3-6 is Sold Out!
April 13-14: First Ever Mystery Weekend Drive.
We've had a Mystery Drive before, but this is the first that will take us out of town and overnight. All indications are that it will be exhilarating, educational, and enjoyable.
May 10: Family Night Out at the Las Vegas Aviators
Join fellow LVRPCA members for a family night out the ball park. Bring the kids, grandkids, mother-in-law for a fun night at the new home of the new Las Vegas Aviators. Where else can you have such a fun time for under $20 per person?
Look for registration to open soon at Motorsportsreg.
Contact Scott Pearce at 702-247-4640 with any questions.
June 7-10: 2nd Annual Northern Arizona Scenic Tour, Gimmick Rally, & Tech Quiz
The Las Vegas Region is looking forward to having fun with y'all in, and around, Flagstaff, Arizona for the second year!
Registration opens soon at Motorsportsreg.com. This will be a great weekend with people from multiple regions. Check the newsletter in the coming weeks for hotel and event registration information.
What Just Happened?
Not much, we were all home or out with friends watching the Super Bowl. However, the Motorsports season kicked-off with the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Bathurst down-under.
Porsche Wet Mode. Factory 911 RSR Earns Wet Rolex 24 Podium.
A strong performance by the Porsche GT Team was rewarded with a third-place on the Rolex 24 At Daytona GTLM class podium. Under a relentless soaking rain that resulted in a record two red flag periods - one of which ended the 57th running of the classic race at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida - the two Porsche 911 RSR racers finished in third- and fifth-place at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener.
Porsche Wins Bathurst 12 Hour for the First Time
Some of the most breathtaking sports car racing of all time took place on Sunday in Australia as the young Aussie Matt Campbell put on an absolute masterclass in the closing hour of the Bathurst 12. After a strong and consistent run by his co-drivers Dirk Werner and Dennis Olson, Campbell took over for the final stint a bit behind the leaders, but on fresher rubber, and put an impressive stamp on Porsche's win docket.
Before we go:
Long-time LVR member-in-spirit (used to own a Porsche or three but not currently), Al Lindahl recently returned home from a lengthy hospital stay to treat and stabilize his leukemia. He required many platelet replacements which drew heavily on the supply in the Las Vegas area. However, a call to our members resulted in a big response to replenish the supply. Now that things have stabilized, we received the following note to be shared with all members:
THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM AL AND LORENE LINDAHL
I was recently discharged from the hospital where I am being treated for Leukemia. Part of my treatment included blood transfusions.
I have been told that members of the club have donated blood to the hospital in my name.
Lorene and I were surprised that we did not receive any notice of the donations from the hospital.
Please accept my heartfelt thank you for donations made in my name. What better friends can anyone have than those donating their blood.
Lorene has worked through the hospital bureaucracy to locate the people who are in charge of the program. She suggested that acknowledgement notes be provided to patients. They received the suggestion with enthusiasm and agreed it could increase future donations.
If the hospital provided me with a list of donors you can be sure I would have thanked you personally. In lieu of that please accept this as thanks for your support during a difficult time.
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).