Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region

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April 2013 Steinlifters Online

 
Rock 'n' roll hall of famer Janis Joplin bought this 1965 356C Cabriolet in
1968 from a dealer in Los Angeles. The psychedelic paint job was not a
factory option.

It's spring and the region calendar is filling with many ways to enjoy your Porsche and the company of other members. In April we have a tech session to explain what driver education is all about. In June our legendary all-day driving tour with a lunch stop will provide lots of seat time. There's a three-day weekend driving tour to Galena. Ill., and a full day of track time at Road America in August. Check out the details of these activities and the rest of what's on tap here in the April newsletter.

Upcoming events

April 4 - Board meeting. Members are always welcome to pull up a chair and join in the discussion. 6:30 p.m. Location: Milwaukee Yacht Club, N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.

April 7 - Cars and Coffee season opener. Lake Mills.  Mingle with people who bring their sports, muscle and exotic cars. First Sunday of the month, April to October. 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Rain or shine. 119 Church St. Lake Mills, WI 53551. Great coffee shop in the same block. Plenty of parking. Your Porsche will look great at this event. (Not a region event. Courtesy announcement)

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.

April 20 - Deadline for down payment for the trip to Germany. Details here. Courtesy announcement. This is not a region-sponsored event.

April 20 - Coffee Travelers. Meet fellow members for coffee and conversation at Black Waters in Beaver Dam,  308 S. Center Street. We start at 9 and hang around until 11. See you there.

April 27 - Spruce up Porsche Park at Road America for the upcoming season. Details here. Bring a rake, some gloves and willingness to pitch in for an hour or so to get our favorite grassy, nicely landscaped parking area at Road America in shape. Lunch will be served. Contact Donna Daufenbach with questions. nebioblue99@gmail.com

May 18 - Coffee Travelers will meet at International Autos - Porsche, Waukesha. The new Cayman will be on display for your close inspection. Join us for good conversation. 2230 E. Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha. Start time: 9 a.m.

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. Registration is open now at www.motorsportreg.com. Cost is $250; after April 30, the cost goes up to $275.

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 be laid back or fully involved by entering the many competitive events including a concours d'elegance, autocross, rally, technical quizzes and more. A number of Milwaukee Region members are registered. Details here. 

Parade to PARADE

For those interested in a group drive to Parade, plans are being made to meet Saturday morning, June 22, and take a scenic northern route through the U.P., across the Mackinac Bridge to Traverse City. A photo-op stop at Lambeau Field is being investigated. Additional details will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

July 14 - Autocross at the Wisconsin State Fair Park parking lot. More information coming soon.

July 20 - Road&Track concours d'elegance in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Join us for a group drive to Elkhart Lake and an optional dinner at a great restaurant. RSVP required if you plan to join the group for dinner. Details here.

Aug. 16 - Driver education at Road America. Registration is now open at www.motorsportreg.com. This will be an outstanding 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

The Milwaukee Region welcomes these new members who joined PCA in March. Thanks also to all members who renew their membership every month.

Bradford Evans and his affiliate member Ashley Evans, Fox Point, Wis., 2010 911

Jesse Fletcher and his affiliate member Rita Fletcher, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., 2008 911 C4S

Jeff Millikin and his wife Judy Millikin, associate members, Viroqua, Wis.

New member profiles

The Milwaukee Region welcomes Gregory Junek and his 1986 928-S4 which he purchased from region member Greg Guiliani. "I witnessed him enjoy the car for 14 years and I knew it was a good one," Greg Junek said. "When the car came up for sale we worked it out." He is a facility engineer at a major manufacturer in the area and on weekends he hopes to attend some of club gatherings. We'll recognize that 928 S4.

 
Jamie Hammond also joined the region recently. He is a maintenance mechanic for Nestlé USA. "I drive 50 miles a day to and from work, and was looking for a automobile that was of the same quality as the German machines I work on at work, so a Porsche was the obvious choice," he said. "I searched the various local sites and I ended up finding one on eBay that I was interested in. I took the number down and a few weeks after the listing had ended. I called and found that it was still available and the next day drove to Illinois and brought it home with me." His car is a plum-colored 1986 944 Turbo. "All the engine updates had just been done and Carfax has proven that it has 78,000 miles on it. There has been been no modifications to the car except stainless exhaust and polished head tower. This is my only Porsche as of now and I am going to try to attend a few of the coffee meet and greets. I am hoping that I will get some time this summer to go on a couple of the runs if my work schedule will allow it. Thanks and I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can."
If you would like to share the story of your first Porsche (or your second, third or fourth), we'd love to read it. Send an email to Bev Jurkowski, region webmaster and online newsletter editor. Bev will ask a few questions to get the details of your story and will write it for the newsletter. beverly.jurkowski@sbcglobal.net

April membership anniversaries

George Burns

1965

Mark Eskuche

1973

Frank A. Stockinger

1975

Paul W. Ebbe

1977

Karl E. Ayer

1983

Michael G. Meuli

1985

Randall P. Alexander

1989

Erik M. Moeser

1991

Steven R. Henschel

1995

Michael A. Korger

1996

Luke M. Hesprich

1997

Robert L. Shellman

1997

Timothy Day

1998

Trevor Davies

1999

Mike Ollmann

1999

James Stevenson

2000

Gary Kebbekus

2000

Thomas J. Linstroth

2000

Randall W. Schmidt

2001

Brian Balestrieri

2001

Paul E. Wild

2001

Nicholas A. Roush

2002

Michael L. Kirst

2002

Robert D. Ensweiler

2002

Dennis A. Ruis

2003

James A. Schmidt

2003

John L. Kapellusch

2004

Matt Strong

2005

Mike Treptow

2005

Geoff S. Wilde

2005

Patrick A. Kleibor

2006

Jason R. Bemis

2006

Douglas P. Baumann

2007

John A. Logiudice

2007

Chip Kubly

2007

Terry L. Giles

2007

Mike M Bishop

2009

Dan Larson

2009

Jim R. Jarvis

2009

Barry J. Karp

2010

Rick A. Schiel

2010

David W. Schulz

2011

David D. Kachelek

2011

Al R. Polachowski

2011

Jim D. Morris

2011

James W. Martine

2011

Pete L. Schumacher

2012

Peter W. Timmermans

2012

Wanted: Tech session chair

The region has an opening for a person (or two co-chairs) to arrange one or two tech sessions per year. Read the details here about this role and think about helping the region.

Recent events

The region's Coffee Travelers converged on Wales, Wis., in March. Read the report here.

The social committee reports that in addition to the trip in May to Galena, Ill., organized by Michael Elliott, the committee also plans a gimmick rallye, a picnic and a few other fun activities. Details on all of these events will be published on the region site as soon as the details are finalized.

The March fish fry was a tasty excuse to get out and visit with other members. Read the report here.

Classifieds

Check out the latest classifieds. Buy, sell, trade. Ads are posted as soon as possible after they are received. The ad runs for three months.

Video corner

Thanks to Donna Daufenbach for sending along these links with videos of fun driving on the ice. The Milwaukee Region held ice driving events in the mid 1980s. After consistent mid-winter thaws that canceled the events, organizers abandoned the idea, opting for indoor get togethers for the winter.

http://youtu.be/c2zGYu-l7t0

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadamerica/sets/72157632973976096/

http://www.dpccars.com/car-videos-13/03-08-13page-Porsche-Ice-Driving-Experience.htm 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkJYP1LnOIE - Winter autocross at Road America (submitted by Mark Thomsen)

Ron Pace shared this link about some soldiers who pull up on a main street in Toms River, N.J., for a holiday parade. They're in a standard issue WWII type Willys Jeep. Click this link to see the genius that went into the making of the jeep and its basic simplicity. Willy's Jeep

News from Porsche and other interesting stuff

Porsche is celebrating 50 years of the 911. Read about it here.

Subscribe to a Porsche newsletter. Lots of interesting items as Porsche celebrates 50 years of the 911.

Vote for your favorite 911 here.

Future safety features that your car may have? Check out this story.

Fifth generation of the GT3 revealed. Check it out here.

Some links you might enjoy...

Porsche classic Facebook page

Porsche 911 Facebook page

Region contacts

Your elected members of the board and the committee chairs who organize events are available for your questions and input. The listing is online here.

Is your email address up to date in your membership record? If you are not receiving emails regularly from our region, the answer is "probably not." Emails are sent throughout the year to remind you of upcoming deadlines and to announce new events. Email and the region website are the primary communication channels we use to keep you informed. Your membership record can be updated online at www.pca.org. Contact membership chair Donna Daufenbach if you need assistance. See Contact Us page for Donna's contact information.

Spotted in a northern Wisconsin ...

Looking for parts for your 924? There may be some salvegable items on this neglected Porsche. The paint on the window notes the seller is asking $1,500 or best offer. Contact the editor for information about the location of this former beauty. 

 

 And in closing, we share a photo of the pristine interior of an early 911...

....and a 914

 



Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:00 AM, updated on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 8:13 PM
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