Touring the Green Mountain State Since 1986!

The leaves are turning and will be perfect for the Fall Foliage and Annual Members Meeting next Saturday October 5-- PLEASE RSVP:

The tour starts in Berlin and ends at the Public House in Quechee for the meeting. Please RSVP right now to Carl Wulfestieg,

There is no Motorsport registration but Carl needs to tell the restaurant how many of us will be there.

Scroll down for complete meet-up and tour details from Events Chair Duffy Miller. Please note an important vote will take place on whether to change our Green Mountain Region club bylaws. They are attached below. Please read them over so you can make an informed vote!

Upcoming Events:

October 5 - Saturday - Fall Foliage Tour presented by Pete and Ellen Arnold. Pete and Ellen always come up with a fantastic fall tour. Scroll down for event details.

Wheels in the Field - Chester, Oct 5- See below for details for BMW cyclists and Porsche drivers, but note that it conflicts with our Fall Tour and Annual Meeting date of Oct. 5. All GMR members are urged to attend our tour and especially the annual meeting lunch.

Holiday Party - Saturday, Dec. 7. This year the party will be held at the Capitol Plaza hotel in Montpelier. A number of rooms are blocked for those who would like to stay overnight at a reasonable just-over $100 plus tax etc. To book a room, call the hotel at 802-223-5252 and ask for the Green Mountain Porsche Holiday Party block. Must book by Nov. 7.

Tech Talk--

Be sure to email me your technical questions for Jason Eastman, master mechanic and GMR member, to answer.

If you are receiving this email as a "friend of Green Mountain Porsche Club," please consider joining PCA . You get a great magazine, Panorama, and membership in Green Mountain Region is included in the annual dues of $45 a year. Go online at , or simply call headquarters in Maryland at (410) 381-0911‬.

See you soon!

Communications Chair/Newsletter Editor/Board Member

Message From the President

Carl Wulfestieg
Please let me know whether you will join our great Fall Foliage Tour and Annual Meeting next Saturday, Oct. 5. New members are especially welcome so we can introduce you to our great club and have you say a few words at lunch about yourself and your car!

Great time and BBQ at the home of David Steinman and Arlene Diesenhouse on September 21st. Thanks David and Arlene, and big shout out to Rick and Val for going beyond the call of duty for the BBQ!

Please read the bylaw changes which are provided in this edition of the Mountaineer and be prepared to give an informed vote.

See you this Saturday and let me know by email, asap, if you are coming.

Remember it's not just the cars; it's the people!

New Bylaws for Green Mountain Region
Porsche Club of America

From Alessandro Iuppa, Bylaws Subcommittee Chair:

Y our Bylaws Subcommittee (Sandy Gilmour, Al Iuppa & Lou Krieg) along with the board have spent considerable time reviewing and revising the Green Mountain Region bylaws. The review was precipitated at the request of national PCA, who want the Region's bylaws to better align with National bylaws.  Please see below for a summary of the proposed revisions and a PDF copy of the proposed new bylaws . The proposed revised bylaws require a vote by a majority of authorized members present at the lunch meeting Oct. 5.  Please review these documents before the annual meeting. At the October 5th meeting the Board will be prepared to answer any questions you may have and you will be invited to propose any further bylaw changes prior to the final vote.

Here is a PDF copy of the proposed new bylaws, and here is a PDF summary of the revisions, explaining the changes. Here is a copy of the current bylaws if you wish to compare old and proposed new if the summary does not provide you with enough detail.

All members should diligently read the summary and the new bylaws and be prepared to given an informed vote at the annual meeting following the fall tour on Oct. 5.
Welcome New PCA Members!
Info updated Sept. 19, 2019

As of this date, we have 186 members, not including family active members such as spouses, partners and kids! This is nearly 40 more members than at this time last year!

Please say hello to the following new Green Mountain Region Porsche Club members who have joined PCA here, or moved and changed regions, since our last newsletter, according to monthly data supplied us by national PCA. Note: if a member lets his or her membership lapse and then signs up again, they will appear as a "new member." In which case, welcome back!

Our records show the following new members joined since
our last Newsletter -- WELCOME!

Natascha Niffka, Lebanon, NH, Black 2008 Cayman S

Bradley Boyer, Wilmington, Transfer from Potomac Region, 2008 Black 911 Carrera 4S. A separate notice states Bradley has a 2015 Brown Cayenne Turbo

Daniel Alcorn, Rutland, Transfer from Northern Ohio,1989 Red -?? model not listed!

Thomas Slack, Pittsfield, 2015 Red Boxster S

It would be great if new members would send photos of themselves with their cars so we could post them in The Mountaineer and on the website. Just send to this newsletter email, .

Name Tags: We recommend that new members and their spouses/partners purchase "official" Green Mountain Club name tags for wearing at all GMR events. Please email our treasurer, Christina McCaffrey , to request them for you and your spouse or partner, and she will try to get them for you in time for the next event. The cost is $15.00 per name tag.

Fall Foliage Tour and Green Mountain Region
Members' Business Meeting

Saturday October 5

From Events Chair Duffy Miller:

Pete Arnold has put together another fantastic drive, which will start in central VT, and conclude at the Public House Restaurant in Quechee. The tour will be held on the morning of October 5th, and will conclude with the lunch and fall GMR Business Meeting. The route will take us through some small towns and less traveled roads in Vermont, and will offer participants some fantastic foliage views. Early October usually presents peak foliage in central Vermont, and this drive will offer participants an opportunity to enjoy the foliage and company of other GMR members.

Meeting location and times:
8:30 a.m. -- check in at Maplewoods / Irving Gas Stop - Berlin, VT - Right off Exit 7 in Berlin, VT

Drivers’ meeting at 8:45 a.m.

Tour starts at 9 a.m.

Mid-point Rest Stop
9:30-10:00ish Northwoods Cafe/Mobil Gas - Rest stop in Bradford; 
Tour continues after the rest stop to finish at the Public House at Quechee Gorge, Quechee, arrival 11:45 a.m. to 12 noon.

Lunch and Meeting
Approximate arrival time at the Public House, 11:45 - 12:00. We'll have the annual members meeting and lunch, after which the event will conclude.

Members will order off the menu; there is no prior Motorsport registration for this one. Please RSVP to Carl Wulfestieg,

Carl needs a count so the Public House has an idea of how many to expect.

See you then!

Wheels in the Field -- Chester
From GMR Member David Cherry of Chester
Several members of the select board of Chester have asked that I contact you regarding the second annual “Wheels in the Field." This event, in which BMW motorcycle and Porsche car owners participate, may be of interest to our membership. Please see attached link describing the event.
David A. Cherry
(Editor's Note: This two-day event conflicts with the GMR Fall Tour and Annual Meeting on Oct 5. Members who wish to attend Wheels in the Field could go after lunch Oct 5 (probably in the Woodstock area but TBA) or of course go the next day, Oct. 6.)

Saturday, October 5th
8 - 9 am
Registration for BMW motorcyclists
8:30 - 9:30 am
Registration for Porsche drivers
​9 - 1 pm
G.S. Challenge Ride and Guided VT Tour for BMW motorcyclists
9:30 am
Parade to center of Chester and Porsche car show set up
​10 - 3 pm
People's Choice Porsche Car Show
12- 4 pm
Chester Snowmobile Club Food Booth at the Pinnacle (open to the public)
1 - 4 pm
BMW Historic Scottish Trials
​6 - 9 pm
BMW Awards Banquet at American Legion Field (open to the public)

Sunday, October 6th
9:00 am
BMW Guided G.S. Rides at the American Legion Field
10:00 am
Porsche Coffee Rally and Assembly at the American Legion Field

Tech Talk - Ask Jason!

Green Mountain PCA Member Jason Eastman, mechanic and owner of Bullfrog Auto in Milton, Vermont, has graciously agreed to answer members’ questions about their Porsches in a club feature we call “Ask Jason,” appearing here in the Mountaineer and in the Tech Talk section of our website .

Any member with a question should email Communications Chair Sandy Gilmou r or Webmeister Alessandro Iuppa who will forward to Jason after which we will publish the answer(s). Likewise, if you would like to submit a an article on a technical subject regarding Porsches, email to Sandy and/or Al. PLEASE SEND IN YOUR QUESTIONS! It's a great opportunity to get some great advice.
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If you have any comments or suggestions on the website, please contact our Webmeister, Al Iuppa

Your Green Mountain Region Club Officers
Carl Wulfestieg
Dave Whittall
Vice President
‭(802) 843-2482
Christina McCaffrey
Peggy Larson Secretary
Sandy Gilmour
Communications Chair
Alessandro Iuppa
Don Jones
(802) 359-3606
Albert "Duffy" Miller
Events Chair
‭(802) 613-3169
Bill Root
Immediate Past President
About These Email Communications: 

Replies to these GMT PCA emails come to me (Sandy Gilmour), not the entire membership; however, I can forward to President Carl Wulfestieg and other board members if needed. I always welcome any comments on any ways we can improve communications with GMT PCA members.

We welcome any submissions by members who have some fun experiences, photos, tech stuff and other adventures to share! Email me at

Remember also, it's a volunteer organization. Any help you can provide -- especially with event planning -- is most appreciated by all!
~ Sandy
Sandy Gilmour ('99 Boxster)  
Communications Manager
Green Mountain Region
Porsche Club of America