December 2018 President’s Report

President’s Report December 2018

Jason Miller – KY Region President

The Holidays are here, and with them comes my last President’s Report, at least for now. As I wrap up my third 2-year term as President, I thank each and every one of you for making our club what it is. Holly, Grace, and I love our KYPCA family. The friendships we have created will last a lifetime and extend well beyond the cars. We have every intention of staying involved. Besides, who else is going to take all of those spectacular photos.

I want to personally thank each of my fellow officers, board members, and Presidential appointees for leading the club with enthusiasm and passion. From our first-class DE’s to the many exhilarating drives, we work hard to provide something for everyone.

2019 brings back a familiar face. Steve McCombs will step back into the Presidential role. Steve has worked tirelessly over the years to lead our club and I have no doubt he will continue to do so.

Our December meeting will be Monday, December 10 at Fiesta Time Amigos. The meeting starts at 7pm.

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to RSVP for the After Holiday Party Saturday, January 26, 2019. Look for your postcard invitation and e-mail notice soon.

Lastly, if you are not receiving club e-mails please send me your updated e-mail address.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Jason 

millermd@twc.com

November 2018 President’s Report

President’s Report November 2018

Jason Miller – KY Region President

 

Saturday, October 6th marked the fourth annual German Festival and Bourbon Tasting at the beautiful home of Steve and Bernadette Doolin. This is my favorite event of the year. The weather was perfect and brought out some new faces to join in the fun. It was a nice relaxing outdoor evening with great friends, good food, bourbon, and live music. Jim Beam Black won the night. Place this event on your 2019 calendar, tentatively the first Saturday in October. Thank you Steve and Bernie for another wonderful night!

 

November brings Officer elections. If you cannot attend the November membership meeting you can vote via e-mail. You should have received one e-mail and will receive a second reminder as the date nears. If you are planning to attend the meeting please do not submit an e-mail vote.

 

SAVE THE DATE – our 2018 Holiday Hangover Party will be Saturday, January 26, 2019. Details will follow as things come together.

 

Lastly, as we prepare the 2019 calendar, suggestions for our monthly membership meetings and other club related activities are appreciated.  Preferred meeting location criteria include:  a FREE meeting room, good parking for the Porsche, and quality affordable food.  Please e-mail me:  millermd@twc.com.

 

Our November meeting will be Monday, November 12th at Rooster’s, 10430 Shelbyville Rd.  The meeting starts at 7pm.

October 2018 President’s Report

President’s Report October 2018

Jason Miller – KY Region President

                   

Can you say WET!! It never stopped raining. Yes, it rained for 3 straight days. But, as they say in Hollywood, “the show must go on.” And with that, KYPCA and Blue Grass Porsche put on another great DE weekend. Our September Fall Fastival, while wet, was still successful.

 

September 7-9 we once again took over Putnam Park for our Fall Fastival DE. The weather was dreadful. For all of that attended, thank you. For those of you that actually took to the track, great job. And, don’t worry, on a dry track that black Macan S, driven by Chase Abell, can’t pass you that many times. Chase was wheeling in the wet. He’s coming for you John Lewis.

 

A great 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. Who knew they’d be chasing a Macan.

 

Thank you to our instructors. There is no question our instructor crew is the best. And, as always, special thanks to Jeremy Miller, Mark Bos, Richard Darnell, Mark Lichtefeld, Chuck Hicks, Dan Stewart, T.H Morris, and Gene & Peggy Hoffman.

 

Start planning for the June 2019 DE. Stay tuned for future updates.

 

Now bring on October. We will once again join 2 other Porsche Regions October 6 for our Annual Huber’s Drive. Later, on the same evening, Steve and Bernadette Doolin will be hosting their 4th Annual German Festival and bourbon tasting.

 

A reminder: Officer elections will occur in November.

 

Our October meeting will be Monday, October 8 at Martin’s Bar-B-Que.  The meeting starts at 7pm. Officer nominations will be held.

September 2018 President’s Report

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

Gone to the track……

The Fall Fastival DE is here – September 7, 8, 9 at Putnam Park.

Upcoming events:

– Sept 7-9 Fall Fastival DE
– Oct 6 4th Annual German Festival and Bourbon Tasting
– Oct 6 Huber’s Drive
– Oct 8 Membership Meeting – Martin’s Bar-B-Que

Our September meeting will be Monday, September 10 at El Tarasco St. Matthews: 110 Fairfax Ave. The meeting starts at 7pm, but many arrive as early as 6:30.

It is election time. If you are interested in holding an office in our club, we will be taking nominations and beginning the election process. All offices are open.

See you at the track!

August 2018 President’s Report

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

Club participation has been great this driving season. Our touring numbers have grown each event. Thank you to all who have participated!

Registration for the fall DE, Fall Fastival, opened Friday, July 27th. Don’t miss out! Our DE’s are second to none. Even if you’re not driving, come hang out and see what it is all about.

Upcoming events:

– Aug 10         Ghiradelli Ice Cream Run
– Aug 13         Monthly Membership Meeting – Roosters: 10430 Shelbyville Rd
– Aug 25         Minstein Pool Party
– Sept 7-9       Fall Fastival DE
– Oct 6            4th Annual German Festival and Bourbon Tasting
– Oct TBD      Huber’s Drive

Our August meeting will be Monday, August 13th at Roosters. The meeting starts at 7pm, but many arrive as early as 6:30.

July 2018 President’s Report

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

Summer Heat 2018 is a wrap. And once again, the first of our two yearly DE’s, brought success and excitement. 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.

This year’s June DE brought with it a new element. June 8 signified 70 years to the day that the very first Porsche sports car, 356 “No. 1,” was registered for road use, marking the beginning of a long line of iconic high-performance automobiles. The inaugural “Sportscar Together Day” was officially June 8 but ran throughout the weekend. On Saturday June 9 we celebrated not only with cake and ice cream, but with organized, Porsche only, low speed, parade laps on track. It truly was a site to see and a spectacular moment as we commemorated all things Porsche.

A HUGE 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 have become mainstays at our events and were again on hand the entire weekend providing on track instruction and rides in the brand-new Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo and Cayman 718 GTS. Cass and John you make it look so easy and are great guys too!

Thanks must also be given to the many club members who continually invest their time to plan, run, and instruct. The weekend saw KYPCA complete our first independent Instructor Certification program, graduating 15 new driving instructors. Our classroom instructor Mark Lichtefeld did a tremendous job. 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 and Mentors, THANK YOU!!

Mark your calendars now for our next DE, the Fall Fastival, September 7, 8, 9.

Upcoming events:

– July 7 Louisville Bats Vs Toledo Mud Hens
– July 14 Jim Beam Distillery Tour
– July 21 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance
– July 27 Polly’s Freeze – Act 2 (because it is that good!)
– Aug 10 Ghiradelli Ice Cream Run
– Aug 25 Minstein Pool Party
– Sept 7-9 Fall Fastival DE

Our July meeting will be Monday, July 9 at the home of Jim and Bobbie. The meeting starts at 7pm. Bring a chair. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Check your e-mail for details, including address.

June 2018 President’s Report

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

I love the smell of track time in the morning! Summer Heat is finally here Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10. And, with it we will welcome a fresh batch of Instructors.

Driving season is upon us and we have already had some fantastic events. If you have yet to join us, there are still plenty of opportunities. Below is a brief list of upcoming events:

– June 2 Mozza Pi and Bulleit Bourbon Tour
– June 8 – 10 Summer Heat DE
– June 29 Polly’s Freeze – Act 1
– July 7 Louisville Bats Vs Toledo Mud Hens
– July 9 Monthly Membership Meeting @ Jim & Bobbie’s
– July 14 Jim Beam Distillery Tour
– July 21 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance
– July 27 Polly’s Freeze – Act 2 (because it is that good!)

Our June meeting will be Monday, June 11 at the home of Edward and Stasia. The meeting starts at 7pm. Bring a chair. Check your e-mail for details, including address.

See you there!

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,

Jason

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 www.kypca.org. If you have information to share with the club or Porsche items for The Mart e-mail me millermd@twc.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.

 

Happy Motoring,

 

Jason

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 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!

Jason