May 2018 President’s Report

President’s Report May 2018
Jason Miller – KY Region President

Finally! Spring is here!!

May is a busy month. It is Holly’s birthday month, Mother’s Day, my birthday month and Derby, but it is also full of KYPCA activities.

Saturday, May 12th, is Joe and Jane’s Annual Steak Dinner and Wine Tasting. This event has become a club favorite. RSVP soon to ensure a spot.

A small group of us are heading to Mid-Ohio May 18-20 to join the Northern New Jersey Region PCA for an advanced drivers DE. And that same weekend, Saturday, May 19th the club will be driving to Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese in Austin, KY. Kenny is not only Kentucky Proud, but he is also a fellow KYPCA member. If you’re planning to make the drive to Kenny’s remember to bring a cooler, you will definitely want to return home with some cheese.

Wrapping up the month of May, we will visit Babes BBQ in Georgetown, KY Saturday, May 26th.

As a reminder, our June DE is scheduled June 8–10, registration opened April 29th at 9am. Instructor Certification will take place Friday, June 8th.

The May meeting will be Monday, May 14th at Mango’s. The meeting starts at 7pm, but many arrive as early as 6:30.

Happy Motoring,


Donut! Donut! DONUT! – April Panorama Submission

“Bad weather always looks worse through a window”, said Tom Lehrer…we might also add “…and a windshield”.

Spring has not been favorable for driving, though we had an excellent tech session on car washing and detailing from Studio A Detailing, a high-end, family run shop. Special consideration is made to removing fine grained surface scratches from prior wash jobs’ dirty towels, using proprietary solutions. We were, instructed on the best techniques, towels and wash tools (best in not marring the car’s finish) and no-rinse washes.

The weather turned in our favor for our 1st Annual Donut Endurance Run: a drive across central Kentucky for homemade, fresh donuts. Our first stop, after winding through the Kentucky countryside over Kentucky River tributaries, arrived at Doughdaddy outside Versailles, KY. Doughdaddy has taken over a closed gas station, retaining the pumps and mini-mart conveniences alongside a broad selection of donuts; cake, yeast, crullers, turnovers and twists. Our group of 21 cars and 28 folk enjoyed a rest, gas and donut stop. As Homer Simpson said: “Donuts, is there anything they can’t do?”

Our next stop was Danville, Ky, running back roads through the thoroughbred horse farms of the bluegrass and through the glacial escarpments and canyons of the Kentucky River. Over millennia, the river has eroded limestone canyons, creating 1,000 foot tall cliffs on either side of a mile wide canyon, our county road cut out of the limestone cliffs.

The topography flattened out near Danville for our next donut stop: Burke’s Bakery, a local mainstay for over 60 years (I heartily recommend the cinnamon crumb!). After a morning of sugar, it was appropriate to add something from the other food groups: lunch at Captain Frank’s Hot Dog Emporium.

 Always remember: “No matter how great life is, it’s not complete without doughnuts”.

2018 Endurance Donut Run

I did a pre-run yesterday…ew start with 12 miles of freeway, exiting to enter the municipality of Waddy, KY….heading South and East on country roads through Lawrenceburg, to our 1st stop at Doughdaddy between Versailles and Lexington. I sacrificed my waist on club behalf sampling an excellent cinnamon twist. The bakery makes all donuts fresh and is in a retired Thornton’s type gas station. Plenty of parking and the manager is excited to see a bunch of Porsches!

From Doughdaddy, it’s back roads down to Danville, where we stop at Burkes Bakery, a local mainstay for more than 60 years. I had an excellent cinnamon crumb donut. Plenty of on-street parking, right in front of the bakery.

From there, it’s a hop, skip and jump to North 4th Street to Captain Frank’s Hot Dog Emporium for lunch. Parking available across the street at the court house. 16 separate specialty dogs available, as well as a full lunch menu. If you are vegetarian, vegan or Whole Foodsatarian, this may not be your favorite place to eat.

150 total miles, 2.5 hours of driving time….plenty of excellent scenery: some fast moving streams, Kentucky River, driving through a wide gorge eroded through millenia by the Kentucky River….come out and see it. NOTE the new meeting place,…we will NOT be across from the dealership.

Come out for sugar, driving and junk food!

A listing of Capn Franks Specialty dogs


April 2018 President’s Report

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 If you have information to share with the club or Porsche items for The Mart e-mail me 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.


Happy Motoring,



May 2018 Panorama “From The Regions”

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).

March 2018 President’s Report

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 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!


February 2018 President’s Report

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

Do you have an idea for a Monthly Meeting, Club Drive, or social gathering? Let me know –

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!!

Summer Heat June 2018

KYPCA Driver’s Education

Friday, June 8th – Sunday, June 10th 2018

Putnam Park

This event will include Instructor Certification on Friday, June 8th