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  • 3 Old Faithful Porsche

    PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA - YELLOWSTONE REGION

    Old Faithful Porsche is the official newsletter of the Porsche Club of America - Yellowstone Region.

    2016 Yellowstone Region Executive Board Director Stan Siegel (307) 733-0447 siegelnest@msn.com

    Director Mike Mielke mmielke@westwoodcurtis.com

    Director Rusty Brown

    Webmeister Ked Nilson ked@kwazadilla.com

    Director Dwight Reppa ddreppa@cs.com

    Director Kristy Welfl kristinamwelfl@hotmail.com

    President Scot Anderson (307) 734-6006 scotthomas@hotmail.

    Vice President Newsletter Editor Greg Wallace (307) 200-1924 gwallace@bropart.com

    Secretary Pat Siegel (307) 733-0447 siegelnest@msn.com

    Director Eric Weber (307) 690-0128 powderstash@bresnan.net

    Cover Photo Dina McDonald, President Wild Rose PCA, Calgary, Canada - 1963 Porsche 356. Model is a 365B coupe.

    Newsletter Contents President’s Message ......................................................4 The Chronicles of Sebring............................................6 The Art And Science of Detailing Your Porsche ....9 Spring Fling ..................................................................12 JH Roasters....................................................................14

    Porsche Parade ............................................................15 Vanishing Art................................................................24 Classifieds ....................................................................25 Membership..................................................................26 Advertiser Index ........................................................27

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    PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA - YELLOWSTONE REGION

    This years’ meeting was much of the same, compliance issues, risk management and of course new business. As for the most significant lesson in “compliance” was a lesson that had been repeated many times. The slide was titled, “When Bad things Happen.” Even though PCA is the safest car club in the world with a 10 million dollar liability policy for all “moving car” events, unfortunately, on occasion, incidents do occur. All incidents involving either property damage, personal injury, or verbal altercation should be reported by the President, Vice President or any member attending the event by e-mail or fax to:

    • Ken LaBorde, PCA Insurance/ Risk Management chair

    • Dan Dazzo, PCA Safety Chair

    • National DE Chair, Autocross Chair, or Driving Tour Chair

    • Your’ Zone Rep

    • Vu Nguyen, National Office

    • And to fill out an Incident Report Form (available in the RPM Manual).

    Of course “risk managements” biggest lesson was easily drinking and driving and methods to avoid it alltogether. Ideas from renting a bus, using the buddy system and having designated drivers for all events where alcohol is present was well discussed.

    President’s Message

    The Presidents Meeting.

    Calgary, Canada. My last presidents meeting and my first time out of the country. My friend Anne told me I should take a “risk.” A full 48 hours abroad. That’s right. Call me Mr. Adventure, Mr. I use to be sheltered but not anymore, World Traveler.

    It was fun seeing people I’ve met over the last 10 years or so. I can’t believe it’s been that long. It was also fun meeting new faces. Seeing presidents from different regions come and go was a bit of an eye opener. It made me realize I may never see them again.

    Since I’ve been attending presidents meetings, often times sitting in for Ken Koop, I was able to meet the big wigs. I met Vu Nguyen while standing in line at the LA Auto Show in 2013. He was there for crowd control and as a liaison for the unveiling of the Macan when it was first introduced. I have seen Manny Alban, the

    previous president of PCA National, in many a Porsche Raffle video’s and at various parades throughout the years. It wasn’t until a month ago that he called me personally for some PCA related business that I was actually able to speak with him directly. I met and had breakfast with Caren Cooper, the current PCA National President, 3 years ago at the Presidents Meeting in Bend, Oregon. That was a particularly fun meeting and one where I enjoyed her company immensely.

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    PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA - YELLOWSTONE REGION

    “New business” that was probably the most compelling, had to do with Zone changes and it included our zone, Zone 6. The issue was to make the zone more manageable. With one of the biggest zones in the country, it was extremely difficult for our Zone President Tim Hagner to visit all 16 regions. As many attempts were made to find a solution to manage the zone in the past, Tim was successful this year in presenting a solution that was actually accepted by PCA National.

    Zone 6, with its vast geographic territory, has been divided in half as of the date of this meeting, March 25, 2017. The dividing line runs north to south, along the western boarder of Alberta Canada, the western border of Montana, and through east-central Idaho.

    West of the dividing line remains Zone 6. It includes the following regions: Canada West (Northwestern British Columbia), BC Interior (Southeastern British Columbia), Vancouver Island, Olympic Peninsula (Northwestern corner of Washington state), Pacific Northwest (just inland of the Olympic Peninsula Region, Washington State), Inland Northwest (just inland of the Pacific Northwest Region, Washington State and the panhandle of Idaho), Oregon Region (just south of Pacific Northwest on the coast, state of Oregon), Cascade Region (just south of the Oregon Region on the coast, state of Oregon), High Desert Region (Central Oregon, ie. Bend, Oregon), and

    Silver Sage (Mid and South-Western Idaho, ie. Boise).

    The newest zone is now called Zone 14. That includes us, the Yellowstone Region (ie. Western portion of Wyoming and Eastern portion of Idaho), Big Sky Region (Western Montana), Absaroka Region (Eastern Montana and northern Wyoming), Polar Region (Northern Alberta Canada, ie. Edmonton), Wild Rose (Southern Alberta Canada, ie. Calgary), and the Living Skies Prairie Region (Saskatchewan, Canada, ie. Regina).

    Tim Hagner, who lives in Bend, Oregon, will remain the Zone Rep for Zone 6. The good news is the new Zone Rep for Zone 14 is Dina McDonald. She will be visiting the Yellowstone Region from her hometown of Calgary, Canada. Being closer in proximity, Dina will be able to visit the different regions in the zone a lot more readily and with decreased costs to PCA National.

    Dina comes to us as the President of Wild Rose Region. She is ending her term on May 1st and transitioning into the Zone President position for PCA’s newest zone. Please welcome her with your finest hospitality skills. She is very friendly (as most Canadians are), very outgoing and super fun to party with… I mean hang out with. The only picture I have for you is when we visited her and her husband’s collection, thirteen Porsche’s from old to new, in a hanger on the outskirts of Calgary. It was definitely the highlight of the trip.

    When it was all said and done, I was sad to say goodbye. It was a great trip and one hell of a journey. But great things must come to an end. As they say in life, when one door closes, another one opens. I look forward to what the future holds and hope I have the courage to take some more risks. Perhaps my next venture should be to Stuttgart to see where it all started.

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    PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA - YELLOWSTONE REGION

    September 17th finally arrives and I hitch my track trailer to my Boxster and head on out to Sebring with my good friend Bob, who will also be tracking his Boxster S.

    Since we came in on Friday afternoon, we were able to choose our garage space at the track and immediately got to work, installing the racing brake pads and the sticky tires. I now have a functioning brake caliper setup: 996 calipers and rotors up front with stock 986 calipers and rotors in the rear.

    there is no more coolant leak. All is good. I’m happy.

    We start prepping for the next run and I go to clean my convertible’s rear plastic window which was slightly smudged. As I put a bit of pressure on the towel, the stitching just lets go and half of the plastic rear window is now caved in and just hanging there. I think this is Sebring’s 2nd message: “I already told you, don’t mess with me”. I know that I’ll be black flagged if I try to run like that so I have two options: Rip out the whole window (I don’t want to because, what if it rains on the way home?) or put the top down to go on the track, but then I need arm restraints which I don’t have. Luckily, there’s a nice race shop right on the premises and I’m able to find a set of arm restraints. The rules state that arm restraints are needed for open convertibles or cars with no top. I’d never run with them before, but I’m sure I’ll be fine.

    Our group is up and we hit the track again. Since I have one of the smaller displacement engines in the group (2.5L) I’m prepared to point-by a lot of cars, including a few GT3s.

    As the first GT3 comes up behind me I instinctively go to raise my left hand to point him by and all I can muster is a weak, index finger point-by which I’m sure he didn’t see. My arms are tied! I can see in my rearview mirror that he’s visibly upset! I loosened the restraints a bit and was able to marginally indicate on which side I wanted him to pass. He gives me the one-fingered salute as h