Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region


March 2013 Steinlifters Online

Are you ready to declare winter to be over so you can get your Porsche out and drive again? You're not alone. Your region board and committee chairs have planned a number of events  to help you ignore the weather and think Spring. Mark your calendar for these activities. We hope to see you at several of them. Bring a friend, too. (Click on the photo to the right to read about the history of the 911 as the model marks its 50th anniversary.)

Upcoming events

March 7 - New location. Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Members always welcome. Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee. New location.

March 12 - Registration for Parade opens. Thinking of attending Parade and you're not sure what it's about? Check this page.

March 15 - Fish Fry. Several menu options in addition to Wisconsin's traditional Friday fare. Details here.

March 16 - The Coffee Travelers (aka Saturday Meet for Coffee). Black Canyon Coffee, 300 E. Summit Ave (Hwy 18 east of Hwy 83) - North side of the road between Culvers on the east and Wales Vet Clinic on the west. Wales, WI  53183. Stop in. We'll be there from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Donna Daufenbach, intrepid searcher of great caffeine, hints that the drives will be a bit further, but who cares?

April 13 - DE Tech Session. Learn the ins and outs of driving your Porsche on a road course. We call that drivers education or DE for short. Details here about that session and other dates related to DE for 2013.

May 17 - 19 - Three-day weekend driving tour to Galena, Ill. Michael Elliott is our tour leader. Details here including hotel reservation number. 

May 18 - Waterfalls tour. Milwaukee Region members are invited to join Fox Valley Region members who will spend a day touring the many spectacular waterfalls in the U.P. Several Milwaukee Region members have joined in this event in the past and highly recommend it. Flip a coin -- U.P. or Illinois. Two tempting options on the same weekend. Details here about the Waterfalls tour.

May 31 - DE Instructors training and solo DE event. Details here.

June 8 - Milwaukee Region driving tour. Brothers Jay and Lee Heppe are working on the details for the region's Spring tour. Stay tuned for more information about starting point, destination and other highlights.

June 8 - Ladies driving tour. Ladies, grab the keys to the Porsche -- yours or his -- and plan to join the Fox Valley region for the annual driving tour. This is an all-day event. Details here.

June 23 - 29 - PCA Parade, Traverse City, Mich. Parade is total immersion in Porsche and Porsche Club of America. You can attend and be laid back or fully involved by entering the many competitive events including a concours d'elegance, autocross, rally, technical quizzes and more. Details here.

July 14 - Autocross at the Wisconsin State Fair Park parking lot.

July 20 - Road&Track concours d'elegance in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Join us for a group drive to this event and an optional dinner at a great restaurant. Details here.

Aug. 16 - Driver education at Road America. Save the date on your calendar for our region's day at Road America. Novices can learn how to handle their car on the track with the help of a driving instructor while intermediate and experienced drivers can continue to hone their skills as they navigate one of the best road courses in North America. For more information about the region's DE activities, visit the DE events page.

Aug. 24 - Club Saturday At The M, a car show on Milwaukee's lakefront. Details here.


Welcome new members

Jamie Hammond, of Racine, 1986 951
Gregory Junek, of Cudahy, 1986 928
Kurtis Krueger, of Oconomowoc, 1978 911SC
Drew Roberts, of Milwaukee, 1987 944
Rustu Turna, of Franklin, 2005 Carrera S

March membership anniversaries

Congratulations to these members who are observing their PCA membership anniverary this month:

Mike J. O'Krongly


Robert J. Van Zelst


Karl Schulz


Ron A. Pace


Gary D. Stuyvenberg


Gary E. Messing


Jim Van Orsdol


Erik Dettloff


Jean-Louis Picouet


Michael J. O'Neill


Phillip J. Sauer


Pat H. Seroka


Dan Mahlik


Gregory R. Giuliani


David Pickens


Mark R. Schaefer


Richard P. Zinda


James M. Swant


Scott F. Kunesh


Carl A. Jensen


Mark A. Dorow


Michael Laszkiewicz


Tom J. Mucklin


Mark Thomsen


Keith Walz


William C. Wright


Steven R. Quade


Curtis Mann


James L. Philipp


Kenneth D. Ritter


Richard Weaver


Mary L. Richter


James A. Goelz


Claude R. Martens


William B. Peterburs


Chris A. Ericksen


Mike J. Zylka


Werner Kordas


P.R. Schumann


Lynn D. Palmer


Kevin E. Ford


John D. Allgood


Ulrich Broeckel


Jon Brethauer


James J. Balestrieri


Andy Gulczynski


Recent events

The monthly get together for coffee on a Saturday morning is developing a regular following. Feel free to drop in when you have the time and spend 10 minutes or two hours. The conversation is always lively. The coffee is good. When the weather improves, some of the locations will require more "seat time" to get there but that's the point right? Here's a recap of the February get together of what we now call the Coffee Travelers.

2013 Carrera Chili Champions crowned

The best chili recipes in the state were tested and enjoyed by region members. Check out who took home bragging rights for the next year.

Attention members

Submit a photo of your car and we'll publish it in a future newsletter. Members, are you tired of looking at other people's Porsches? You can remedy that by sending the editor a picture of your car. Email a jpg to beverly.jurkowski@sbcglobal.net

Tech corner

One of our new paid classifieds advertisers, CH Detailing, provides these tips for washing and protecting the finish on your car. Check these articles out so you will be ready at the first sign of Spring when the roads are clear of salt.


Classifieds are updated as they are received. Check out the latest here.

Tour Germany and Porsche factory, museum

Region member Norlan Kemp is organizing a group tour to Germany. Highlights include a special factory tour and visit to the Porsche Museum. Details here. This event is not sponsored by Milwaukee Region or PCA.

Ceramic discs -- how are they made?

Have you wondered how ceramic discs are made. Thought so. Learn more here.

Book review: Check out this book about one woman's driving experience. Donna Daufenbach reports she hasn't done a book review in decades. This sounds like a great read, regardless of the gender of the driver.

Porsche news and videos

Boxster/Cayman make Car & Driver's Ten Best for 2013

Check out the good news about the Boxster/Cayman here. And wait, there's more....a Cayman Test drive video here.

German Cup Car Race...an interesting video. Watch it here.

Watch this video that details the design process for the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo (a.k.a. Porsche's Station Wagon)

And then there's this video that shows a test drive from the driver's point of view of a 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

Thanks to Donna Daufenbach, Mike Jurkowski and Mike Wiviott for contributions. If you see a great video or article about Porsches, send it to the editor.

Porsche reports best January sales ever; 32 Percent increase over 2012

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced record January sales of 3,358 vehicles. This compares to 2,550 vehicles sold in January 2012, an increase of 32 percent. The successful month follows Porsche’s record-setting year in the U.S., with 35,043 vehicles sold in 2012.

The Cayenne SUV and 911 models contributed to the record January, with 1,500 Cayenne units sold (+51% over January 2012) and 877 units of the 911 sold (+28%). The Boxster/Cayman line also enjoyed an impressive performance with 393 units sold, for an increase of 127 percent over last year.

“After our best year ever, January’s sales record bodes well for 2013,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO, Porsche Cars North America. “Not only did we deliver our first new 911 Carrera 4 models in January, but we will also launch the new Cayman and Cayenne Turbo S this spring. We’ll continue with a robust product rollout during the rest of the year.”

Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 857 for January 2013, an increase of 5.5 percent over January 2012 (812).

Region contacts

Your board of directors and the committee chairs are available for your comments and ideas. You'll find the listing of these leaders online here.

Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2013 12:00 AM, updated on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 2:34 PM
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