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

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

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

June 2017 President’s Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

President’s Report June 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

As I sit down to write my June report this morning, I am now one year older, having just celebrated my 41st Birthday yesterday, May 20th.  And, what better way to have celebrated then with my fellow Porsche enthusiasts at Joe and Jane’s Annual Wine Party last evening. While we did incur a brief rain storm, accompanied with some small hail, nothing could take away from what has become one of our best events.  Joe is truly a master chef.  Short of Ruth’s Chris, I assure you, I could not have had a better steak. Jane is always the perfect hostess, even with wet feet trampling through her beautiful home.  And of course, no party can be complete without the fabulous guests, new and old.  The beauty of this party is that it is solely about the socialization, and every year new members who have yet to attend an event show up.  I am confident in saying everyone had a great time!  I know Holly and I did.  Thank you again to Joe and Jane for another great event!!

 

We are now in the thick of driving season and have numerous events planned.  Check the calendar of events often to stay up to date.  Here is a brief list of upcoming events:

 

  • May 27 Town Branch Distillery Tour
  • June 9-11 Summer Heat DE
  • June 12 KYPCA Monthly Meeting
  • June 17 General Butler State Park and Rabbit Hash General Store
  • July 10 KYPCA Monthly Meeting
  • July 22 Patoka Lake Winery
  • July 28 Polly’s Freeze Ice Cream Run

 

The June DE is fast approaching.  Have you signed up?  As I write this report, there are still slots available.  Don’t miss out.  September is too far off.

 

The Pacesetter in its new form can be found at www.kypca.org.

 

Our June meeting will be Monday, June 12 at the home of Edward and Stasia.  The meeting starts at 7pm. Bring a chair. Check your e-mail for details, including address.

 

I hope to see you there.

 

Jason

 

President’s Report April 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!
Driving season is finally upon us.

The month of April promises to get things rolling. Cars & Coffee is back – the second Saturday of each month at Captain’s Quarters. The Kentucky Derby Festival is getting underway. And, our first two drives of the season will take place. The first being Saturday, April 15 as we head to Angel’s Envy distillery for an afternoon tour. And then, Saturday, April 29 a little longer excursion to Natural Bridge.

April also brings with it the start of Track Season. I must say, this excites me! Admittedly, my track days are likely limited this year. For the second time in a year’s span, I started a new job last November. While I am enjoying the new challenge, my already limited free time is now even less. With that said, I am looking ahead to our June DE at Putnam Park. Registration opens for the Summer Heat Sunday, April 23 at 9am.

As a reminder, our June DE is scheduled June 9 – 11. Followed by our Fall Fastival September 8 – 10.

In March I mentioned the Pacesetter would be moving over to a fully web-based design. The Pacesetter in its current form will end with the May edition. Our hope is to have the new edition available by June, and it will be found at www.kypca.org.

Please make plans to join us at our June monthly meeting to honor Belinda for her unwavering dedication to the Pacesetter over the years.

The April meeting will be Monday, April 10 at Fiesta Time Amigos: 135 S English Station Rd Ct.

See you there.

Jason Miller

President’s Report March 2017

Spring seems to have come early. Or, are we just being teased? I’m choosing to be optimistic.

While I am not looking forward to mowing the lawn, pruning the shrubs, and all the other outdoor work that Spring brings; I am looking forward to sunny days, weekend drives, DE’s, Bourbon Tastings, and reconnecting with friends. Thanks to the careful planning of our Activities Director, T.H. Morris and Drive Master, Edward Hessel some fantastic Club Events/Drives are planned. Everyone should have received an e-mail outlining the upcoming events. But, remember to check the Pacesetter and the website calendar to stay up to date.

First up is a Tech Session at Blue Grass Porsche Saturday, March 25. During this How To session we will be introduced to front brake pad change on the late model Porsche. Then, on Saturday, April 15 we will embark on our first planned drive of the season as we head to Angel’s Envy distillery for an afternoon tour. As any of our regular drive participants know, our Drive Master can turn what is routinely a short drive downtown in to a fun and more lengthy expedition.

DE season is also revving up. I am eager to drive the freshly repaved Putnam Park. Registration for our June DE opens in April – be on the lookout.

Lastly, the Pacesetter will be getting a refresh, as we move to a fully web-based design. More details will be shared as they unfold. But, in preparation, I remind everyone to visit www.kypca.org and to follow us on Facebook.

Our March meeting will be Monday, March 13 at Bearno’s Pizza Westport Rd. I will be working Capital Hill that day, hence, I will see you in April.

Jason Miller

President’s Report February 2017

Saturday evening January 14, KYPCA officially kicked 2016 to the curb and revved up 2017 with another great party.  Randy Biery and staff welcomed our annual “Holiday Hangover” Party back to the showroom of Blue Grass Porsche.  And, it did not disappoint.  The one hundred plus guests in attendance were greated with a newly installed video screen playing a continuous loop of photos which allowed for a leisurely drive down memory lane.  Complete with valet parking, music, open bar, an excellent meal from Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, door prizes, and of course many great conversations. Once again, Thank You to Randy Biery and Blue Grass Porsche for their amazing support of our club.  If you have not done so already, please stop in and thank Randy and his staff.  Also, I say again, Thank You to all of our members for making the club what it is.  Be sure to put our 2017 Holiday Party on your calendar – it will be in January of 2018.

Looking ahead, our Activities Chair, T.H. Morris and Drive Master, Edward Hessel are 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 9 thru 11, with the September DE held September 8 thru 10.  Both DE’s will again be held at the freshly repaved Putnam Park.

As a reminder, to stay up to date with Club happenings check the website and Pacesetter often http://kypca.org.  You can also follow us on Facebook – look for KYPCA.

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

The February meeting will be Monday, February 13 at Famous Dave’s, 8605 Citadel Way, Louisville, KY (off Hurstbourne Ln.)

See you there!

Jason

President’s Report January 2017

It has been three years since I began my first tenure as your KYPCA President, serving in 2014 and 2015. I am excited to return to the post in 2017 and I want to thank Steve McCombs for his excellent leadership not only in 2016, but the countless prior years he has served our club. Steve will continue to be involved as our liaison to the President, serving as our PCA National representative – Thank you Steve!

While our total membership numbers have remained consistent, the overall participation of our members, and the number of club events have grown significantly over the last three plus years. The Monthly Meetings continue to have record attendance, as do our Club Drives. And, as usual, with the support of Blue Grass Porsche, our DE’s remain a huge success. This is due in large part to our officers and to you the members for investing your time. Thank you to everyone for making our club what it is.

With that said, I hope everyone had a wonderful 2016. Here’s to 2017! I wish you all a prosperous new year. As I have said many times, the club is what we make it. There is something for everyone. Planning is already underway to ensure another great year.

I am once again honored to serve as your 2017 KYPCA President. And, I hope to see everyone at the After-Holiday Party Saturday, January 14 when we bring the party back to Blue Grass Porsche.

Our January meeting will be Monday, January 9 at Roosters. The meeting starts at 7pm, but many arrive as early as 6:30.

Jason Miller

President’s Report December 2016

This will be my last President’s Report for the year and my presidency. As I reflect back, my goal was to have an all inclusive year. I’ve encouraged those who haven’t tried our DE events to do so. I’ve asked the membership to get involved in the wonderful Drives and Tours over the 2016 year, and also to partake in the Social events as well as attend the monthly meeting. I can now proudly say, I’ve accomplished that goal. This has truly been an outstanding year of Events. I would like to thank the Kentucky Region membership for allowing me to be the 2016 President. It has been a blast.

Many thanks goes out to: T.H. Morris and Edward Hessel for the endless hours they‘ve taken to make the Driving Tours outstanding; and to Jeremy Miller, Richard Darnell and the entire DE team for another wonderful Driving experience; and to our most fabulous Porsche Dealership and Randy Biery and his team of talented professionals for their support and investment throughout this past year. The Kentucky Region has truly been blessed this year with a safe, fun and exciting 2016.

My wishes are for the new President Jason Miller and the executive offices to carry the excitement through out the New Year. I also encourage the Membership to support the 2017 Events, because this is your Club. Be involved and have fun. As George Carlen quoted, “If you’re not having fun , you’re not doing it right”.

On behalf of The Kentucky Region PCA, I extend my warmest regards and best wishes to all of the Club’s membership. May the spirit of this wonderful season be with you and your loved ones throughout the holiday, and many blessings in the New Year.

Sincerely,

Steve McCombs (2106 President)