Now you can detail like the pros!
Anthony Minstein – Membership Chair
As Jason said in his President’s message, driving season is here, but winter seems to be holding on with a tight fist. I’ve only had one opportunity this year to put down the top on the Boxster…and I was still a little cold.
We have some good drives coming up, I’ll be leading the 1st Annual Endurance Donut Run. Many members are asking “why….endurance???”. Suffice to say, we will be sampling some of the best home made donuts made in Central KY….we’re not talking boxed or packaged either….as Homer Simpson would sagely observe: “Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?”
Membership numbers for April:
- Primary Members: 300
- Affiliate Members: 169
- Total Members: 469
16 Members celebrating their membership anniversary with the club in April, including Lucio Mazzini, representing KYPCA in Imola, Italy; just outside Bologna, driving a 1987 928. He’s got some good roads to explore, though I don’t think he’s been on one of our drives….yet.
President’s Report April 2018
Jason Miller—KY Region President
As is common in Kentuckiana, Winter has been holding on. But, let’s hope we can soon put it behind us and enjoy what Spring has to offer, namely some decent driving weather.
The month of April promises to get things rolling. There are now at least three different Cars & Coffee options around town. Due to recent flooding the original Cars & Coffee plans to kick off the season Saturday, April 14th, and continue the second Saturday of each month at Captain’s Quarters. Fante’s Coffee and Cars is Saturday, April 21st. And, Exotic Cars and Coffee will be held the last Saturday of the month at The Paddock Shops Starbucks, with the next date scheduled for April 28th.
Our second club drive of the season will take place April 7th as we head to Lexington to tour West Sixth Brewery. This is a great drive and equally good tour. The third drive of the season promises to be a bit different and a lot sweet, the first annual Endurance Donut Run will take place Saturday, April 28th.
April also brings with it the start of Track Season. I have set a personal goal of getting more track time this year and have already registered for a May event with the New Jersey PCA at Mid-Ohio.
Don’t forget registration opens for the Summer Heat Sunday, April 29th at 9am. The June DE is scheduled June 8 – 10. Instructor Certification will take place Friday, June 8th, spots are limited so don’t delay your registration.
Remember The Pacesetter is now fully web-based and can be found at www.kypca.org. If you have information to share with the club or Porsche items for The Mart e-mail me email@example.com and I will get it posted to the site.
The April meeting will be Monday, April 9th at Fiesta Time Amigos: 135 S English Station Rd Ct. The meeting starts at 7pm, but many arrive as early as 6:30.
Submitted last night, will be part of the May (maybe April, but probably missed the deadline) Panorama From The Regions.
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time, when turbos do sing and backroads exhausts ring, car lovers love the spring. The Bard of Avon may not have written those words exactly, but were he alive today, he probably would.
The Chinese New Year and the opening of Spring Training all mean it’s time to shake off the car covers, start the cars and get out on the highway. Our first tour of 2018 was a visit to Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY. Edward Hessel and TH Morris, our intrepid activities committee, put together a route through Kentucky backroads. Weather is always questionable this time of year: sun? Cold? Snow? Heat and humidity? All in one day? Yup, that’s the Ohio River valley for ya.
Our driving route took us across many of the ridges forming Appalachian foothills prevalent in this part of Kentucky. Our final destination the 1:00 distillery tour. We arrived with more than enough time for a picnic lunch in the Gazebo before touring one of the oldest continually operating distilleries in Kentucky. One of only six distilleries approved to distill bourbon during prohibition (for medicinal uses only – “I been snake bit!”).
Post-WWII, the distillery fell on hard times with majority of product exported, remainder blended into “rotgut” primarily for poverty stricken college students. In 2003, under new ownership, product is now built from two separate mash bills (the bourbon recipe) and 5 separate yeast strains, producing ten possible flavors.
The region is off to a great start with full plans for the remainder of the driving season. Next tours: back to Lexington for a tour of West Sixth Brewery and, an “Endurance Donut Run”: four bakeries across small town Kentucky sampling their home made donuts, with lunch at Cap’n Franks Hot Dog Emporium (no reservations required).
We first visited this Lexington Brewery a couple of years ago and had a great time. The Bluegrass region met us there last time and they are hoping to join us again this year. We are scheduled for a 2pm complementary tour. Lunch may be purchased at the adjoining Smithtown Seafood before we go on the tour.
Saturday, April 7
President’s Report March 2018
Jason Miller-KY Region President
Spring is coming, I hope! This Kentuckiana weather is crazy.
Driving season is upon us, hooray!! After what seems to have been an extended winter, who is not looking forward to sunny days, weekend drives, DE’s, Bourbon Tastings, Brewery Tours, car shows, and most of all reconnecting with friends. Our Activities Chair, T.H. Morris has put together another stellar schedule of Club Events/Drives. A complete list can be found on our website as well as the club Facebook page, each will be updated as events are added and/or changed.
The first drive of the season is set for Saturday, March 10. We will head to Lawrenceburg, KY for a 1pm tour of Four Roses Distillery. Let’s dust off our P-cars and hope for great weather.
DE season is also revving up with the Summer Heat scheduled Friday, June 8 thru Sunday, June 10 and the Fall Fastival Friday, September 7 thru Sunday, September 9. Registration for the June DE opens Sunday, April 29 at 9am. Instructor Certification will be held during the June event on Friday, June 8.
Lastly, I remind everyone to visit www.kypca.org and to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with club happenings.
Our March meeting will be Monday, March 12 at Bearno’s Pizza Westport Rd. The meeting starts at 7pm, but many arrive as early as 6:30.
See you there!
Oh, boy…driving season is here! That means some great drives and other activities coming up for the club. TH Morris, club Activity Chair, with input from club members, has scheduled some great activities. Ice cream runs, distilleries, breweries, ice cream, a suicidal donut run (with lunch at Cap’n Franks Hot Dog Emporium), base ball, ice cream and more (did I mention ice cream?!?!).
In March, we have 30 members celebrating their membership anniversary with Alec and Brandee Van Ryan celebrating 38 years in the club!
In February, we had 8 new members, with two incoming transfers.
Stay involved with club, whether it’s DEs, membership meetings, weekend drives or just plain socializing…this is your club, as long as you stay involved.
2018 KyPCA Activities
Saturday, March 10: Four Roses Distillery Tour – Lawrenceburg
Saturday, March 31: Studio A – Tech Session
Saturday, April 7: West Sixth Brewery Tour – Lexington
Saturday, April 28: Endurance Donut Run – Louisville, Frankfort…
Sunday, April 29: @ 9am June DE registration opens
Saturday, May 12: Joe and Jane’s Wine and Steak Dinner
Saturday, May 19: Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese Drive – Austin, KY
Saturday, May 26: Babes BBQ Drive – Georgetown, KY
Saturday, June 2: Mozza Pi and Bulleit Bourbon Tour
Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10: Summer Heat DE
Friday, June 29: Polly’s Freeze – Act 1
Saturday, July 7: Louisville Bats Vs Toledo Mud Hens
Saturday, July 14: Jim Beam Distillery Tour
Saturday, July 21: Keeneland Concours d’Elegance
Friday, July 27: Polly’s Freeze – Act 2 (because it is that good!)
Friday, August 10: Ghirardelli Ice Cream Run (Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass)
Saturday, August 25: Minstein Pool Party
Friday, Sept 7 – Sunday, Sept 9: Fall Fastival DE
President’s Report February 2018
Jason Miller-KY Region President
What a night! Keeping with tradition, Saturday, January 13th, KYPCA officially kicked off 2018. Thank you to the 90 plus members who ventured out on that cold January night. We may have officially outgrown the Lake Forest Lodge. But, I feel confident in reporting that a good time was had by all. Taziki’s Café served up an excellent meal, the door prizes were some of our best to date, and as always, the beer and bourbon flowed. This year the grand prize was again a DE weekend curtesy of Randy Biery and Blue Grass Porsche, and the club matched with a second DE giveaway. It was great to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones as well. What better way to spend a cold January night in Kentucky! Be sure to put our 2018 Holiday Party on your calendar – it will be in January of 2019.
Looking ahead, our Activities Chair, T.H. Morris is actively planning another great year. We anticipate, weather permitting, that our first drive of the season will be sometime in March. For our DE participants, the dates are set and the contracts are signed. The June DE will be held June 8 thru 10 and will also consist of Instructor Certification, registration opens the end of April. The September DE will be held September 7 thru 9. Both DE’s will again be held at the newly (for the second time) repaved Putnam Park.
As a reminder, to stay up to date with Club happenings check the website often http://kypca.org.
Do you have an idea for a Monthly Meeting, Club Drive, or social gathering? Let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The February meeting will be Monday, February 12 at Famous Dave’s, 8605 Citadel Way, Louisville, KY (off Hurstbourne Ln.) We will have our first Board Meeting of 2018 Monday, February 19.
Come on Spring!!