Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region

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August 2010 Steinlifters Online

It's August and we're still revving up the RPMs on our Porsches as we continue to enjoy a full slate of activities. In this issue, you can read about several of the activities that members enjoyed in July -- an action-packed month for sure -- as well as our most recent event on Aug. 1, the Show and Shine. Several members went to Porsche Parade in St. Charles, Ill., and others took in the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America on July 17. Read recaps of those events in this issue and also read about the activities that are still coming up. Some are right around the corner so please make plans to join us. 

Upcoming events

Aug. 5  - Board meeting at Brew City Grill in Mequon. Members are always welcome to pull up a chair, enjoy a beverage or supper and listen in to the board's discussion of club business. 10250 N Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, WI 53092. Brew City is on Hwy 57 between County Line Road and Donges Bay Road.

Aug. 8 - Drive to Botham Vineyard, Barneveld. This will be a group drive (follow the leader style) from Lake Mills (starting point) to Barneveld, west of Madison. The destination is Botham Vineyards, the site of an annual vintage car show. Details here.

Aug. 15 -- Evereything Porsche 50th anniversary autocross. Come out and drive the course to see what autocross is all about. Novice runs will take place in the morning. You must be on site early to walk the course with instructors and attend the drivers meeting if you want to do the free novice runs. We also offer a catered picnic lunch. Bring your own lawn chairs. If you want to enjoy the catered lunch, you must RSVP and send in your payment for your lunch by Aug. 11. Download the RSVP form on this page which also includes the picnic details. If you are not interested in the catered lunch and want to bring your own lunch or just stop out for the free trial runs, you are welcome to do so but you must let Autocross Chair Bruce Tammi know by Aug. 11 if you plan to do the free trial runs as a novice. Be sure to check the Autocross events page for details on the day's schedule. Those who do the novice runs in the morning are welcome to participate in the timed afternoon runs. Fee applies for the afternoon.

Sept. 25 - Everything Porsche 50th anniversary banquet at the Wisconsin Country Club. Invitations will be mailed to all members in August. This event will feature a multi-course sit-down dinner, silent auction and guest speaker Burt Levy, well-known motorsports journalist and author. Help us cap off a year of celebrating the region's 50th year as a chartered region within Porsche Club of America by attending this event. Bring your Porsche as we will be parking our Porsches in front of the Country Club to create a dazzling display of motor car excellence.

Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman

Brian Redman was a special guest at Porsche Park in Road America, thanks to Ron Pace and Kohler Co. Brian told great stories of his days as a Porsche factory-sponsored driver. Later in the day, several members headed to town, Elkhart Lake, for an early dinner at the Lake Street Cafe and then enjoyed the on-street concours d'elegance sponsored by Road & Track magazine. The concours is one of the largest and most spectacular in the U.S. See a photo album here of the activities in Porsche Park and on the streets of Elkhart Lake. Photo album here.

More than 50 cars shine for region's Show and Shine event

More than 50 cars filled the parking area at International Autos Porsche-Waukesha for the region's Everything Porsche Show and Shine and friendly concours d'elegance competition on Aug. 1. See who the winners were and check out several photos of this Aug. 1 event. Story here.

Parade 2010 recap

Milwaukee Region members David Hatch and David Tyler took home trophies in the Parade 2010 concours d'elegance competition. Other members also earned awards in several events. There are two Parade articles for you to read: Geoff Wilde's reflection on the fun he and Stacey had at this year's parade. Read Geoff's article here. And an overview of Parade, here, by Bev Jurkowski

Welcome new members

The Milwaukee Region welcomes these new members who joined us in July. We look forward to saying hello at an event in the near future.

Robin Barkhaus, Hartford, Wis., 1976 911 Turbo
David Barna, Milwaukee, 2007 Cayman
Brian Bergner and his family member, his wife Regina Bergner, Milwaukee, 2007 911
Brian Ellison and his family member, his wife Amy Ellison, Hales Corners, 1995 911
Darko Kalan, Verona, Wis., 1979 911
James Para-Cremer, Mukwonago, 1985 944
Jon Phillips and his family member, his wife Liz Phillips, Milwaukee, 2002 Boxster S
Vito Sorce, Milwaukee, 1996 993
Michael Sura and his family member, his wife Denise Johnson Sura, 2003 911

August Anniversaries

Congratulations to these members who are observing a membership anniversary with PCA in August.

Arthur T. Hillmer

1976

Lynn Johnson

1978

Thomas J. Kurey Jr

1980

Robert Kaufman

1989

Bud Sova

1991

Paul Madsen

1991

Babak Rajaee

1992

John J. Csiha

1993

Fred C. Schwierske

1996

Tim McKenzie

1997

Michael Dober

1997

Michael J. Martin

1997

John Cibik

1998

Anthony Rotheray

1998

Edgar L. Hoffman

1998

Todd J. Barden

1998

Robert F. Frediani

1999

R M. Knutson

1999

John T. Fried

2000

Jerome L. Franke

2000

Dianne E. Schmitz

2001

Ben Kordus

2002

Steve C. Hoffins

2002

Scott R. Carroll

2003

Peter R. Bray

2003

Philip Richards

2004

William E. Rall

2004

Todd Flemming

2004

Roger Byhardt

2005

Robert Honor

2005

Nicholas M. Port

2005

Carl W. Vogel

2005

Jim Rosenbaum

2006

David Bornhuetter

2006

Todd Hetherington

2006

Jim E. Lindenberg

2006

Alan B. Wagner

2006

Dave J. Knebes

2007

Robert M. Harmon

2007

DeWayne Egly

2007

Mark Roller

2008

Mark D. Kreple

2008

John C. Harper

2009

Ken J. Traub

2009

Charles R. Steele

2009

Brent E. Barg

2009

Jeffrey Gaines

2009

Jeff Friess

2009

Brad L. Buss

2009

Paul R. Miller

2009

Rick J. Drolet

2009

News from Porsche

Porsche factory video -- the making of a 356. Watch the video here. Thanks to Rick Zinda for forwarding the link.

918 Spyder given green light for production. Read the news release here.

Porsche stepping up research on electric cars. Read the news release here.

 

 

 

 

 

Classified ads

Check out the classified ads here. This is a free service to members. Advertise your Porsche-related items. Details on how to submit an ad are on the classifieds page.

Region members: If you have story ideas or suggestions, please send them to the region online newsletter editor and webmaster, Bev Jurkowski. Beverly.Jurkowski@sbcglobal.net

 



Posted on Sunday, August 1, 2010 12:00 AM, updated on Monday, August 2, 2010 7:53 AM
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