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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A Note from the Prez: Las Vegas Region Acknowledges Members' Efforts
Over the last several weeks, the Las Vegas Region has given very well deserved appreciation plaques to volunteers for their dedication, time and efforts. Roger Greene and Douglas Pierce spent hours pre-running and leading tours to every State Park in Nevada. These tours allowed our members to enjoy the beauty of every corner of our state. Scott Mann, Todd Trimble, Patrick Molnar and Brian Schmidt collectively put together the best Drivers' Education track days in Zone 8. Without their commitment, many Porsches drivers would not safely know the how well their cars perform. Scott Hatcher was thanked for the countless hours he spent as the 2018 President of the Las Vegas Region.
Roger Greene (R) and Doug Pierce (L) were all smiles as Tamela Kahle presented them
with a plaque honoring their fantabolous series of drives to visit all Nevada State Parks.
Our DE crew: Scott Mann - Chief Driving Instructor (upper left),
Patrick Molnar and Todd Trimble - Tech Inspection and Hospitality (bottom left),
and Brian Schmidt - Track Events Chair (right)
are honored for staging some of the best DE events in the country.
A retired (and rejuvenated) Scott Hatcher receiving a plague acknowledging his term as
President of the Las Vegas Region and creating a "Have Fun" environment which, with all the many volunteers, resulted in our region becoming Zone 8 Region of the Year for 2018.
A heartfelt thanks is extended to these members and all of our volunteers who made and continue to make the Las Vegas Region the 2018 Zone 8 Region of the Year!
Tamela Kahle - President
Editor's Thoughts: The pen is mightier . . . than pigs. With this issue, the editorial duties are taken over by Bob Scholes. It has been a great run for me, but personal events require more of my time. And I guess my pen ran out of invisible ink so hidden messages will no longer be part of the newsletter. I am confident that you will see many new and innovative features from our new editor.
Notice 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:
Sandy and Catlyn Cornelius, Transfer from Diablo
What's Coming Up
Watch the Calendar and this section in the Newsletter for upcoming runs in and around the Las Vegas Valley. Spring is coming! Here is what's already on the schedule . . .
March 21: Third Thursday Social
This month's Meet & Greet Third Thursday Social will be on the south side of the valley at Ventano's Italian Restaurant and Oyster Bar located at
191 S. Arroyo Grande Boulevard, Henderson, NV 89012.
Socializing begins at 6:00pm. Check out their menus at Ventano's Menus. Then join us for happy hour and plan on staying for dinner and continued socializing over pasta and oysters.
It promises to be a fun evening. We can even dine outdoors on the patio, weather permitting.
March 23-24, 2019 - Convoy to Country Western Country
Ask anyone who took part in the 2014 original outing and you will be told that it was one of the most memorable and happiest two-day weekend of SBR events. The visit to the Buck Owens Crystal Palace turned out to be a night full of singing and dancing to the country western music played by the band. The entire dance floor was filled with our members showing off their dancing boots, blue jeans and cowboy hats, and taking short breaks to enjoy dinner.
The $115 per person price includes Saturday lunch, tour of the Buck Owen's museum, multi-course dinner and show at the Crystal Palace, Sunday buffet breakfast and activity fee. Don't miss out this time!
Register and make your room reservations for Saturday night at the Doubletree Hilton as instructed on the event flyer. You will have the time of your life!
Contact Howard Rubenstein at email@example.com or Dick Lange at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Click on the link to the event flyer for more details: Country Western Country_2019
March 29: Drive to Overton for Breakfast
March 29-31: California Festival of Speed
April 3-7: Treffen Santa Barbara.
Several members of the region are attending Treffen Santa Barbara and are planning to drive down on April 3 and return on April 7. If you are attending and want some company on the way down and/or back please join us. The details of the drives are:
Drive to Treffen
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.
April 18: Third Thursday Social
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? Registration is now open . . . click on link below to register
Tailgate Party starts at 5:00 p.m. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Please contact Scott and Gwen Pearce about what to bring to the Tailgate Party.
Scott Pearce at (702) 247-4640
Registration is open on Motorsportsreg: Aviators Baseball Game and Tailgating
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?
March 9: LVRPCA New Member BBQ
(ed. note: A special thanks to Nita Burrows for planning and coordinating the BBQ and for the following summary of the day.)
Was the weather going to cooperate and give us a beautiful day? Friday there had been wind rain and even hail near the Lone Mountain Park. That left us worrying about what Saturday would bring. However, the weather people promised us it would be in the low 60's and sunny. We had the sun, but I don't think it reached 60 during the day. Thanks to Reid Smith for braving the cold and wind to make sure the tables and benches were clean.
All of the members who volunteered to help Dana and Reid Smith set up arrived at 10:30. Thanks to the Burrows', Green's, Scott Hatcher, Tamela Kahle, Miller's, Victora's and Dana Smith for getting all the table cloths on and everything set up and ready for our guest. Thanks to Jim Miller for getting the charcoal going (after many tries) so the food would stay warm.
Ann Victora and Bobbi Miller manned the check-in table and made sure everyone had name tags and the new members felt very welcome.
We had a wide range of members and their families present. In fact, our age range was from 1 year old to 88 years old. 45 members joined us to welcome the 30 new members. We also had 6 children and one dog.
Reid and Dana Smith did a wonderful job in providing us a variety of BBQ meats, two different BBQ sauce, macaroni and cheese and a variety of salads. Bread and sweets rounded off the menu(they even provided a corn hole bean bag toss game). THANKS LOADS DANA AND RIED FOR ALL YOU DID TO MAKE THIS A HUGE SUCCESS.
We were pleased to have our Zone 8 Representative, David Witteried and his wife, Janice there to welcome the new members. They drove in from California that morning to join us. David gave a brief summary of what PCA and Zone 8 is all about.
David then talked about what a great Region LVRPCA is and how many things we did in 2018 under the leadership of Scott Hatcher. He then presented the Zone 8 Region of the Year Award to Scott Hatcher, our outgoing President.
Tamela Kahle, our president, introduced the Board members present, and had each of the new members introduce themselves. Tamela also made sure to talk about our many upcoming events.
While we all wished it would have been warmer, the warmth and camaraderie of long-term and new members mixed with great food made for a wonderful day.
Before we go . . .
Porsche shows a gorgeous 917 concept marking 50 years since the original racer.
It's designed as an homage to the 1970 Le Mans winning car.
Porsche presented the 917 to the world 50 years ago at the Geneva Motor Show. Today it's celebrating by showing us an absolutely jaw-dropping concept car. Only this single photo is available now, but the concept is due to go on display at the Porsche Museum starting on May 14 this year. Details are scarce, but the car is being presented as a concept study designed by a small team of engineers and designers. It's meant to be seen as an homage to the first 917 to win Le Mans in 1970. The car is absolutely gorgeous and exactly the thing we needed to wake up on this Monday morning.
The number 23 is proudly displayed on the concept, which is the same number that the first Le Mans-winning 917 wore. It's also adorned in the red paint and white stripes from the 1970 car - a "Where's Waldo" paint job never looked so good.
This concept isn't all Porsche announced today regarding the 917. Porsche has restored the first 917 it ever made to its original 1969 condition, and it will also be displayed in the Porsche Museum next to nine other 917s. The restoration of this 917 has been a year-long undertaking by museum mechanics alongside former technicians and engineers. Porsche says the top priority was to conserve and reuse as many parts of the original car as possible. Body parts from the front and rear sections ended up having to be reproduced, in addition to the rear section of the aluminum space frame.
Porsche never entered this first 917 into a race, but rather kept it as a test and presentation car throughout its lifetime. The car was repainted several times and even worked into a short-tail version in 1970. A white body with a green front section was how Porsche showed it first in Geneva, and it's how Porsche will be displaying it at the Porsche Museum. It'll be there with the concept and other 917s in an exhibit until September 15 this year.
Signs that the automotive world should not have survived to the present.
Saturday Morning Car Shows from 7:00 - 10:00 am:
Cars and Coffee Las Vegas at Shelby American at 6405 Ensworth St, Las Vegas.
The Car Show on Eastern at Sansone Park Place, 9500 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson
LAS VEGAS REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
As always we are looking for volunteers to assist with our
events as well as to suggest, plan, and carry out an event.
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).