October 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report October 2017
Jason Miller – KY Region President

KYPCA and Blue Grass Porsche put on another fabulous DE! Our September Fall Fastival did not disappoint.

September 8-10 we once again took over Putnam Park for our Fall Fastival DE. The weather was fantastic. For all of you that attended, thank you. A BIG BIG thank you to Randy Biery and the Blue Grass Porsche staff for their continued support without which these DE’s would not be possible. PCNA Hot Shoes John Lewis and Cass Whitehead were again on hand the entire weekend providing on track instruction and ride-alongs.

Thanks must also be given to the many club members who continually invest their time to plan, run, and instruct. There are too many to mention. But, special thanks goes out to Jeremy Miller, Mark Bos, Richard Darnell, Mark Lichtefeld, Chuck Hicks, Dan Stewart, T.H Morris, and Gene and Peggy Hoffman.

Start planning for the June 2018 DE. There will be approximately 15 slots available for Friday’s Instructor Certification. This is only offered every other June. Stay tuned for future updates.

Now bring on October. Steve and Bernadette Doolin will be hosting their 3rd Annual German Festival and bourbon tasting at their home October 7 at 4pm. And, we will once again round out October with our Annual Huber’s Drive.

Check our website www.kypca.org for the most up to date information. Bobby Bailey and Louisville Geek have been working hard to fine tune our site, and it shows. Check it out!

Our October meeting will be Monday, October 9 at Martin’s Bar-B-Que. The meeting starts at 7pm. Officer nominations will be held.

Jason Miller

September 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report September 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

 

Where is the time going?!? This year is racing by. Our KYPCA activities have been better than ever. If you have yet to join us, there are still plenty of activities left.

 

August was great! But, September promises to be even better!! The Fall DE is right around the corner; September 8, 9, 10 at Putnam Park. There is still time to register. Or, just come up for the day, check us out, and stay for dinner and drinks at our host hotel, the Cambria.

 

Upcoming events:

 

  • Sept 8,9,10 KYPCA Fall Fastival
  • September 11 KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Gustavo’s Prospect
  • October 7 Doolin’s 3rd Annual German Fest & Bourbon Tasting
  • October 9 KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Martin’s Bar-B-Que, 3408 Indian Lake Dr.
  • October 14 Madison Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew (planning in progress)
  • October 28 Huber’s PCA Drive

 

Have an idea for a Club drive or event? Let us know.

 

The cars bring us together, but the people keep us together.

 

Our September meeting will be Monday, September 11 at Gustavo’s Prospect, 6051 Timber Ridge Dr. The meeting starts at 7pm.

 

I hope to see many of you at the track!

 

Jason

From the Zone Summer 2017

From the Zone!

Wow, the summer is moving way to fast. Many of your regions events are already completed. I hope everyone is having a fun year enjoying their cars and their club.  Now that Parade is over, I thought I would pass along some of the happenings of the year so far.

I am not sure how many members know how the Club is organized at the national level. All of the Presidents of all the Regions, The Executive Committee, and the Chairs of the Standing Committees comprise the Board of Directors of the Porsche Club of America. Twice a year, in addition to the Winter Board Meeting and the Summer Board meeting, a phone based meeting is conducted. It is on this phone call that all members of the Board have the ability to comment on and then cast a vote for the items up in front of the Board. During this year’s summer call, voting was held for members of the Audit Committee and approval was sought for the Nominating Committee Policies and Procedures. All items voted on were passed as presented.

The Executive Committee continues to look to establish minimum standards for our events. As the cost of insurance continues to escalate, we must do what we can to minimize our risks to keep our rates low. The Club has been able to do this by an aggressive risk management philosophy. This is why Minimum National Standards have been implemented for Driving Tours. Leeds Gulick, our National Autocross Chair, has almost completed the minimum standards for Autocrossing. He is currently looking for volunteers to become part of the Committee to finalize the standards.

Parade 2017 was a great success. It was one of the largest Parades with over a 1,000 individual registrations. The City of Spokane was amazing with its hospitality and beauty. The Concours along the river in the park was an ideal location. Hopefully, you were lucky enough to catch the streaming of the awards presentations on Facebook. This was the first time awards were presented on the field to much success.

Congratulations are also due to the Bluegrass Region. Their newsletter won First Place in Class II and their Website took Third Place in this year’s contest. I encourage all to look at them. It’s never too early to start thinking about submitting for next year. Congratulations to Bluegrass!

Parade 2018 is going to be in Lake of the Ozarks, MO at the Tan Tar A Resort. This is almost in the backyard of our Zone. It’s never too early to start thinking about Parade and the activities that make Parade. It would be great to see a big turnout form Zone 13. For those that have never attended a Parade, this is your chance. This year it will be within a day’s ride for most members of our Zone.

We noticed this year that many first timers entering the Rally and Concours. This is wonderful. I have reached out to all the Presidents within the Zone and have offered to work with them should they want to put on either a Rally School or Concours School. A little knowledge and preparation for these events would make them much more enjoyable to participate in, and that’s what makes Parade a fun experience. So if you think this would be a benefit to your region, please let your President know!

The next two Treffens have also been announced. The first scheduled for April 25-29, 2018 will be in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. The second is scheduled for September 12-16, 2018 and will be at the Fairmont Banff Springs Resort, Banff, AB. Next year will offer several fantastic experiences. Start making your plans now to attend one or all!

 

A Zone 13 Facebook page has been created. It can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/Zone13. Hopefully all the regions will start posting their upcoming events here. Click on and become a member now.

Please continue to enjoy your summer, your Porsche and your Club!

Jack Stephensen

Zone 13 Representative

August 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report August 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

 

Wow! July was packed with plenty of Porsche activities – The Goodwood Brewery Tour, Keeneland Concours, and Patoka Winery visit were all well attended. Each provided spirited drives and plenty of Porsche comradery.

 

Don’t forget to join us Friday, July 28 as we close out the month with an annual favorite, making an ice cream run to Polly’s Freeze.

 

The month of August promises to be just as busy.

 

PLEASE note an important change. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the August Club meeting will now be at Aspen Creek.

 

Mark your calendars now for our next DE, the Fall Fastival, September 8, 9, 10. Registration opened Sunday, July 23 at 9am.

 

Below is a rundown of upcoming events:

 

  • July 28              Polly’s Freeze Ice Cream Run
  • August 5            Minstein Pool Party
  • August 14          KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Aspen Creek (behind Oxmoor Mall)
  • August 19          Chihuly Nights – Maker’s Mark
  • August 26         Parade Laps at NCM
  • Sept 8,9,10       KYPCA Fall Fastival
  • Sept 11               KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Gustavo’s Prospect

 

KYPCA – good activities with great friends “Rain or Shine.” There are still plenty of planned events coming up and there will be more added.  Have an idea for a drive or event?  Share it with us and we will do our best to make it happen.

 

Our August meeting will be Monday, August 14 at Aspen Creek.  The meeting starts at 7pm.

 

Jason

KYPCA Activity Report for August 2017

The driving season is starting to wind down here in the Bluegrass State with November 1 as our season cut-off. All the more reason to have an event filled August!

We kicked off the month with a backyard pool party at the home of Anthony and Vycki Minstein. A large gathering of members had BBQ dinner, cocktails and evening swim. Members enjoyed backyard mingling and sitting by the lovely pool setting. The street was packed with three blocks of Porsches, joined by one Aston Martin and a 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser. The evening beginning with members standing out front talking cars.

Our 2nd event, a week later, was a drive out to Patoka Lake winery. Event Chairman TH Morris led a group of 12 cars out into the back roads of southern Indiana. After sampling some of the (actually decent) wines, the group had BBQ lunch next door.

Not letting weeds grow under the tires, the club drove south the following weekend for the “Chihuly at Maker’s Mark,” exhibit. Three of the featured works are newly made and the others are works famed sculptor Dale Chihuly has installed in other exhibitions (most often at botanical gardens). We viewed the exhibition in combination with a late afternoon distillery tour, catching the sculptures in evening light. Some members chose to stay for a gourmet dinner, while others chose to return home, avoiding driving on the rural roads in the dark.

Our final event of the month was a visit to the National Corvette Museum (NCM) track where a small but determined group went out for touring laps during lunch break for an in-session DE, a great opportunity to visit with our members residing in the southern part of the state.

Meanwhile, in preparation for our own DE September 9/9 to 9/10, two members of our executive board, Robert Klein (Secretary) and Anthony Minstein (Membership Chair) drove out to Watkins Glen, NY spying out the competition running in the NorthEast Region HPDE. Besides sampling great Italian food, eating ice cream and viewing Mark Twains grave, Robert and Anthony found time to run cars on the magnificent Watkins Glen raceway, truly one of the best in America.

July 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report July 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

 

Another FANTASTIC Summer Heat in the books.  KYPCA DE’s are nothing short of amazing. And, the new surface at Putnam Park is pretty great too!  If you have yet to participate either as a driver or simply as a spectator, what are you waiting for?  Our September Fall Fastival is calling your name.

 

Thanks to Randy Biery and the Blue Grass Porsche staff for their continued support, without which these DE’s would not be possible.  The weather could not have been better and the weekend was incident free.  PCNA Hot Shoes John Lewis and Cass Whitehead were again on hand the entire weekend providing on track instruction and rides in the brand new Porsche Panamera, these two guys…!  Cass and John have become friends to so many of us.  And, their driving skills, they make it look so easy.

 

Thanks must also be given to the many club members who continually invest their time to plan, run, and instruct.  There are too many to mention.  But, special thanks go out to Jeremy Miller, Mark Bos, Richard Darnell, Mark Lichtefeld, Chuck Hicks, Dan Stewart, Anthony Minstein, and Gene and Peggy Hoffman.

 

And, to all our Instructors, THANK YOU!!  Without our Instructors this event does not happen.  This was my first time having two students.  While I truly enjoyed it, I was exhausted!  I am indebted to the many who took the time to instruct me and allow my development as a driver.  We are all lucky to enjoy such an amazing hobby.

 

Mark your calendars now for our next DE, the Fall Fastival, September 8, 9, 10.  And remember, we will be holding Instructor training at our June 2018 event.

 

Below is a rundown of upcoming events:

 

  • July 1 Goodwood Brewery Tour
  • July 10 KYPCA Monthly Meeting
  • July 15 Keeneland Concours
  • July 22 Patoka Lake Winery
  • July 28 Polly’s Freeze Ice Cream Run
  • August 14 KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Oxmoor Country Club
  • August 26 Parade Laps at NCM

 

 

Our July meeting will be Monday, July 10 at the home of Bobbie and Jim.  The meeting starts at 7pm.  Bring a chair.  Dinner and drinks will be provided.  Check your e-mail for details, including address.

 

Jason