Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region

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October 2010 Steinlifters Online

We wrapped up the 50th anniversary year on Sept. 25 with the Everything Porsche banquet, which you can read about in this issue. But there's still more "seat" time to be had in our Porsches and there's always time for get togethers. We have two events coming up yet this year and extend a welcome to all members to join us. Read the details just below about a short drive on Saturday morning, Oct. 16, to breakfast. Mind you, we will be in Porsches so we won't be taking the most direct route. We also have a casual dinner on a Friday evening Nov. 12. You have your choice of a Milwaukee fish fry or two other entrees. The event will coincide with the annual autocross awards presentation. This is an event for everyone -- autocrossers and non-autocrossers. It's really just a great excuse to go out on a Friday for dinner and be surrounded by others who love Porsches. Be sure to join us for both of these events.

In the rest of this newsletter you will see reports of recent events including the 50th finale and the Sept. 18 half-day driving tour.

We will also welcome new members, share some member profiles, salute those observing a membership anniversary and more.

Election notice

It's that time of the year when we solicit interested members who wish to serve as a board of director. If you are interested in serving on the board, the Election Committee would like to receive your self-nomination. Download the form here, complete it and return it by Oct. 23.

Upcoming events

Oct. 7 - Board meeting. Members are always welcome to sit in on the monthly board meeting. We meet at Brew City Grill, 10250 N Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, WI 53092. Brew City is on Hwy 57 between County Line Road and Donges Bay Road.

Oct. 16 - Drive to breakfast. We need your RSVP by Oct. 13 to ensure the restaurant has reserved enough seats for our group. Details here.

Happy Halloween

Nov. 12 -- Casual dinner. Fish fry or your choice of two other entrees. Great company. Short program featuring autocross awards. Cheer on the autocrossers in our region. Meet new people too. Use the downloadable RSVP form to reserve your spot. $20 per person. This is the last dinner of the year for our region. Details here.

Welcome new members

Pamela Mueller, of Milwaukee, 2007 911
Robert Prellwitz and his family member, his wife Amy, of Mequon, 2007 911 GT3
Edward Surek, of Sheboygan, 2002 911 4S
Johnny Warber, of Brookfield, 1987 Carrera
Dave Wegner and his family member, his wife, Angela, 2002 996

Transferring to our region

Keith Wunrow and his wife Jan, transferred from Southern Arizona region, 1975 911S

New member profiles

Mike and Tracy Bender have a 1973 911T Targa with M.F.I. The car has been tastefully modified with RS flares, RSR fiberglass front bumper and RS style rear Fiberglass bumper. It rides on 16-inch Fuchs from a 944 turbo that he refinished in a RSR finish. “I do all my own repairs,” Mike said. “This is my hobby and I love euro cars. I own four right now.” He previously owned a 1987 Porsche 924S.

To find his ’73 911 he searched the Internet for the right car and found it on Craig's list. It was purchased as a project car. It sat in storage for nine years as the owner could not find a mechanic to work on the M.F.I. and get it running correctly, according to Mike.

Mike’s a truck driver from a local D.P.W. He spends a lot of time at Road America so he is interested in track events as well as tech sessions, car shows and also driving tours.  “This is the first club we have joined and we are looking forward to the activities the club offers,” he said.

Marco Alarcon motors into the club in his 1977 911 with German spec. 4 speed, upholstery seats, factory-lowered. He also owns a 1974 914. He found the 1977 911 at Road America. He’s an entrepreneur, the owner of three restaurants and invites fellow members to check out his website, www.alarconrestaurants.com. He’s interested in track events, car shows and social events.

Neal Schulz has owned his white 1987 944 for 10 years. He also owned a 1966 914 that he drove for 20 years. He also owns a 1961 Porsche with a GT40 Fiberglas body. He’s a physics teacher at Greenfield High School in the Milwaukee area and also teaches math and theology at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He and his wife Carol have been married for 22 years.

Anniversaries

Thomas L. Spiegel

1963

Dean C. Fabritz

1984

William R. Rotter

1986

Beverly Jurkowski

1986

Tim Rindt

1987

Jim Leaman DDS

1992

Frederick Stratton Jr

1993

Robert E. Tenges

1993

James  M. Wilke

1995

Wolfgang J. Koller

1996

Marts Meisters

1998

Lawrence A. Velk

1998

Jeffrey R. Kuklinski

1999

Don Kiepert

2000

James Robinson

2001

Jennifer Augustine

2001

William G. Raasch

2001

Tyrone W. Jefferson

2002

Gregory A. Lott

2002

James M. Del Balso

2003

Craig A. Claerbout

2003

Fred Kiekhaefer

2004

Glenn E. Hanke

2004

Lawrence B. Burkert

2004

Michael J. Foster

2004

Gary D. Haas

2004

Pat Baudhuin

2005

Kevin Plato

2006

Peter Hellman

2006

Gerald Valeanu

2006

Michael A. Korb

2007

Tasos A. Evreniadis

2007

Richard L. Appleby

2007

Dave Kirk

2008

Shelley A. Saunders

2009

Paul N. Nigro

2009

John McGarry

2009

Membership report

Read a report that summarizes national membership as well as Milwaukee Region membership. Details here.

Recent events -- recap of the fun members had recently.

The Sept. 18 fall driving tour was enjoyed by 22 cars. Read the details here.

The 50th anniversary finale on Sept. 25 was an evening to remember. Read the details here. Thanks to the 50th anniversary co-chairs Gary Messing and Ron Pace, as well as the 50th committee members. A special thanks to Renee and Gary Messing for making sure that each event on our 50th Everything Porsche schedule was well executed. Gary and Renee also helped out at the autocross events this year, lending a much-needed helping hand.

News from Porsche

 Matthias Müller, the new Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, unveiled the new Porsche 911 Speedster as well as the 911 Carrera GTS Coupé and Cabriolet models at the Paris Motor Show on Sept. 30. An event organised by the Volkswagen Group on the evening before this autumn's leading motor show opens its doors will also see the official handover of responsibilities on the Porsche AG Board of Management. After a successful tenure Michael Macht will symbolically hand the Porsche steering wheel to his successor Matthias Müller. Matthias Müller's assumption of office as Chief Executive Officer coincides with three world debuts. Only the fourth Speedster to have been built in Porsche’s history is a model steeped in purist tradition and reflects the forward-looking nature of the brand, while the new Carrera GTS range with wide body and rear-wheel drive underscores all this.

 

Porsche reports September sales in U.S. up 25 percent

Strong customer demand continues for the new Cayenne and Panamera
ATLANTA, October 1, 2010—Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera Gran Turismo line-up in the United States, today announced September sales in the U.S. of 1,971 units compared to the same period last year when it sold 1,581, up 25 percent.

Again leading the way were the results for the new-generation 2011 Cayenne. In September, Porsche sold 808 Cayennes compared to last year when sales were 535, an increase of 51 percent. This was the second-best month so far in 2010 for Porsche’s SUV, and comes on the heels of the V6-powered Cayenne being added to the lineup. Next month, Porsche will introduce the highly-anticipated 2011 Cayenne S Hybrid.

Also noteworthy for September was the continuing strong performance of Porsche’s four-door Panamera Gran Turismo with sales of 624 for the month. So far in 2010, Porsche has sold 5,565 Panameras in the U.S.

Overall, year-to-date, Porsche’s sales in 2010 are 17,690, versus the same period last year when they were 14,310, representing an increase of 24 percent.

For the month, Porsche’s Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were up significantly for the month at 620, compared to 519 in 2009.

Porsche Cars North America adds Rhode Island point of entry

Porsche Cars North America has added Davisville in Rhode Island as another point of entry. Read the details here.

Holiday shopping idea

It’s never too early to build your list of things that Santa could bring. Check out this book.

Classifieds. Quite a few new ads have been added since the last issue. Check it out. Be sure to use classifieds to sell your Porsche or related items. It's free for members. Details on how to submit a classified ad are on the classified's page. You can submit an ad at any time.

Help Wanted -- The region is looking for a member or a spouse who is willing to compile a list of local garages and shops in Wisconsin and northern Illinois that specialize in Porsche or foreign car repair and parts. This includes local dealers in the area. We want to publish the list online as a service to all members. The task will involve getting in touch with the garages and dealers to determine if they would be interested in being included in a listing for a nominal annual fee. If you can help, get in touch with the region webmaster, Beverly Jurkowski at beverly.jurkowski@sbcglobal.net

 

Region contacts. Need to contact an officer or committee chair? Visit the Contact Us button on the left navigation panel of any page on our website.

Steinlifters Online is published for members of the Milwaukee Region, Porsche Club of America.



Posted on Saturday, October 2, 2010 7:27 PM, updated on Monday, October 4, 2010 7:59 PM
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