2018 - Zone 8 Region Of The Year

January 19, 2020 Edition
Las Vegas Region PCA Newsletter
2021 Porsche 718 GTS
Porsche has made the announcement that the 2021 model year 718 GTS will not come with a 4.0L naturally aspirated flat six and a manual gearbox only, no options for a PDK.

That's right, Porsche has gone away from the turbo 4 cylinder found in the previous year 718 GTS for a tried and true NA flat six with a manual.

This resurgence of the naturally aspirated manual vehicle harks back to what Porsches used to be before the nonsense of cafe laws and EPA standards. The new flat six for the platform should provide a much better growl than the outgoing turbo 4 which most buyers were unhappy with. Along with a bump in HP the new GTS receives slightly larger brakes, moving from a 13" to a 13.8" rotor, and a lower stance.
Morning Drive To Sugars Debrief
On Friday, January 10th, we held the first drive of 2020 was to Overton through Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Plenty of people turned out for the morning drive as the weather was perfect! Everyone enjoyed breakfast at Sugars before heading home.

Mark your calendar for February 16th for the first "Off Road" drive for Cayennes and Mecans.
HPDE Shirts Now on Sale!
HPDE Las Vegas shirts are now available! These long-sleeved, cotton shirts are perfect for the track or everyday wear. Order yours today for $20.00, plus shipping and handling. 
After Holiday Party - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - SOLD OUT EVENT
The After Holiday Party is being held today on Sunday, January 19, 2020 was wait-listed and was sold out. Gwen and Scott Pierce have worked on on putting this great event together for us. We owe them a great round of applause! Photos of the evening will be posted on the Las Vegas Region of the Porsche Club of America Facebook page in the near future.
Porsche Parade 2020 - Registration opens January 28th
Save the date! Porsche Parade 2020: Palm Springs will take place June 21st to the 27th at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California just outside of Palm Springs.

Porsche Parade, PCA's annual weeklong event, takes place in a new location each year. For 2020, we're heading to the Sonoran Desert of southern California known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses and spas. It's also noted for its many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture.

In addition to traditional Parade activities such as concours, autocross, time-speed-distance and gimmick rallies, the surrounding Coachella Valley offers hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.

Phase I of registration opens January 28th at 12pm PST
Sunday Brunch on February 9, 2020
Please join us for Brunch on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. In February, our monthly Brunch is a week later than normal due to Super Bowl Sunday. Since we had such a great turnout in January, we hope you all make it.
Off Road Drive for Cayennes and Macans - Sunday, February 16, 2020
The first "Off Road" on Corn Creek Road through Desert National Wildlife Refugee drive for Cayennes and Mecans will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

This is a Class 2 type off road run and will be slightly more challenging than the last "Off Road" run. The drive will be across 60 miles of dirt and gravel road. Rest breaks will be at the beginning and the end of the run. Meet at the Ihop at 6970 W. Cheyenne Ave. at 8:30 a.m. Following the mandatory driver's meeting, wheels will be rolling at 9:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our trail bosses, Scott Hatcher at Scott@Hatchernv.com
Third Thursday - February 20th
The Club’s next Third Thursday will be on the southeast side of the Vegas Valley when we meet at King Fish House. It is located at 2255 Village Walk Drive, Henderson, Nevada at The District. Please join us around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
High Performance Driver's Ed -
March 7 - 8, 2020
Our first High Performance Drivers' Education will occur on March 7-8, 2020 at Spring Mountain Motor Resort. For specific event information and to register please click the link below.

Congratulations to Todd Trimble for becoming the Las Vegas Region's Track Events Chairperson and to Scott Hatcher for being the Zone 8 Driver's Education Chair.
Wickenburg Weekend Drive - March 13 - 15, 2020
Join us for the Las Vegas Region's return to Wickenburg for a fun-filled Weekend Drive and Activities! Start the tour Friday March 13th at 8:00 a.m. at Fiesta Hotel in Henderson. We will drive our Porsches over interesting roads with scenic landscapes and a picturesque stop for lunch in Lake Havasu. We will arrive at the Rancho de los Caballeros Hotel by mid-afternoon. After checking into the hotel, we will enjoy no-host cocktails at 6:00 p.m. with appetizers provided by the Club. A three-course dinner will follow at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, the breakfast buffet is included. On Saturday evening, we will enjoy a tractor-pulled wagon for a hayride adventure to the South Yucca Flats, We will enjoy a memorable campfire cookout under the stars complete with a cowboy balladeer strumming western tunes by the crackling fire. We will enjoy another breakfast buffet on Sunday morning before our return drive back to Las Vegas.

The price for two nights double occupancy with dinner on Friday, breakfast brunch on Saturday and Sunday and the hayride cookout on Saturday is $830.00 per couple. The price for a single room with dinner on Friday, breakfast brunch on Saturday and Sunday and the hayride cookout on Saturday is $710.00. These prices include state sales tax and a 15% gratuity charge, in lieu of tipping. Sodas and alcohol will be an additional individual charge.

Ranch activities available are horseback riding, golf, trap/skeet shooting, spa services and Jeep Tours. These activities are not included in the price. If you are interested in playing golf, please make sure you register for it. Green Fees are $100.00 per person and golf club rental fees are $50.00 per person. You will need to specify right or left-handed clubs. We are reserving 8 tee-times for two groups of four. Sign-up is through Motorsportsreg.
Recent changes to the Las Vegas Region Board of Directors
Bob Schultz has agreed to take the the Board position as our Technical and Safety Chair. Bob has been an active PCA member since 2009. He is very involved in the Club's High Performance Driver's Education. He is an incredible instructor and driver. New students take numbers to have Bob as their instructor. He also drives his GT3 with the Porsche Owner's Club. If you have any ideas for technical session, let Bob know.













John Ortiz has become a Member-At-Large. John was instrumental part of the Vegas AutoFest committee. He frequently donates his time to the Club. With his professional skills, he has created many of our designs and logos, such as the Vegas AutoFest, the 45th Anniversary logo and designed the artwork for the HPDE long sleeved tee-shirts. John is also an instructor with the Club's High Performance Driver's Education. John has been a member since 2011.
Las Vegas Region Charity for 2020
Would you like to make a suggestion for the charity which the Las Vegas Region supports in 2020? If so, contact Reid Smith at reidhorn@yahoo.com. We would love for any member to come to the next Board Meeting and present their idea. The Board will vote on the charity at the February 5, 2020 Board meeting.
Membership Drive
We are having a membership drive. If you have any friends, family, co-workers or neighbors that have a Porsche, encourage them to join PCA.

Remember, if you sign up a new member you get your Brunch free at the next monthly Brunch . If you have any questions, contact our Membership Chair, Steve Budar.
Newsletter Co-Editor, Brandon Moss, signing up new member, Steve Artz
We Welcomed Our New Members at the January 5th Brunch.
Ian and Stephanie Coffee
Benjamin and Meca Keller
Sandra and Matt Pfeffer
Denise and Joe Marcella
Karen and Mark Wooldridge
Leon DeSimone
James Mullin
1983 911 SC - Red

Andrew Bischel
1983 911 SC - Chiffonweiss

Wilson Domingo
2014 Boxster - White

John and Brad Amorati
2001 911 Carrera 4 - Black

We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Welcome to the Region!

Milestone Members
Member Anniversaries:
 
 
5 Years
 
Jim and Renee Grieb

Robb Bonanno
 


Thank you for being part of our Las Vegas Region!
PCA TEST DRIVE
Do you know someone who plans on owning a Porsche? You should tell them about PCA Test Drive. For a nominal fee, they will get 6 months of PANORAMA and other great benefits. They can also join us in all our wonderful activities and drives!
Have them contact our LVR Membership Chair Steve Budar at sbudar@gmail.com or stop in and visit with our local Gaudin Porsche dealer. They will tell you all about it!
(Don’t forget if you bring in a new member, your next monthly Brunch is on us.)

To all Las Vegas Region Members
The Newsletter mailing list has been updated.
There were numerous member and co-member names missing from the mail list. These have been added using the PCA National membership list as the guideline.
If you receive the current Newsletter and do NOT want further issues, please e-mail me.
If you want to change your email address, please send me an email with both the current and the preferred address
My mail address is tkahle@kahlelawnv.com . I will make the changes to the Newsletter mail list upon receipt.
Thank you for your help with this.
Tamela Kahle
Note from the Editor
I want to hear from the members on how we can improve the Las Vegas Region PCA's Newsletter.

Want me to add in a new section to the newsletter, I am all ears.
Would you be interested in leading a tour? Doing so is a great way to explore the by-ways around Las Vegas. A newbie? Not to worry, we have several veterans who would be happy to offer tips, advise or assistance. If interested contact our Tour and Drives Chair, Scott Hatcher, at  Scott@Hatchernv.com
RECURRING EVENTS OF INTEREST
Saturday Mornings: 7:00am - 10:00am: Cars and Coffee at Shelby American
Saturday Mornings: 7:00am - 10:00am: The Car Show at 9500 S Eastern Ave
LAS VEGAS REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Board
President . . . . .Tamela Kahle 
Vice President . . . . . Reid Smith
Treasurer . . . . . Michael Dugan
Secretary . . . . . Gwen Pearce
Director - 1 year . . . . . Scott Mann
Director - 2 years . . . . . Todd Trimble 
Director - 3 years . . . . . Scott Hatcher
Past President . . . . . Scott Hatcher

Board of Directors
Membership Chairperson . . . . Steve Budar
Newsletter Editor . . . . Brandon Moss
Social Media . . . . Robert Scholes
Track Events Chairperson . . . . Todd Trimble
Chief Driving Instructor . . . . Scott Mann
Rally Master and Drive Events Chairperson . . . . Scott Hatcher
    Social Director . . . . Todd Trimble
Tech and Safety Chair . . . . Bob Schultz
Concours Chair . . . . Scott Hatcher and Tamela Kahle
Member at Large . . . . Michael Myers
Member at Large . . . . Scott Pearce
Member at Large . . . . John Ortiz


As always we are looking for volunteers to assist with our
events as well as to suggest, plan, and carry out an event.  

Future Monthly Brunches Schedule
 
Sunday, February 9th (A week later, due to the Super Bowl)
Sunday, March 1st
Sunday, April 5th
 
Name Tags are Available
 
To order your Las Vegas Region, Porsche Club name tag, please print clearly the name you want on each tag. Enclose a check or money order for $10.00 made out to Abbott Trophy with your return address printed clearly. Mail to:
Abbott Trophy
953 Sahara A32
Las Vegas 89104
702-735-4995
Att: Mike Mayer
Mike will send your name tag back to you within 10 days to the address you indicate.

As an alternate, Trophies of Las Vegas has a metallic-material badge available, featuring an attractive brushed metal surface, with your choice of lettering.These cost $10.00 as well. The Club Emblem in cloisonne may be affixed, forming a very attractive name badge. The cloisonne emblems are generally available at each Members' Breakfast or at a Board meeting for $5.00. Contact: 
Trophies of Las Vegas
4295 S. Arville St.
Las Vegas
702-362-2233

Porsche-related Embroidery available
 
Creative Embroidery: Will Embroider the Las Vegas Region logo on shirts, jackets, tees, or other fabrics.
Creative Embroidery
7225 Bermuda Rd. Suite G
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-454-6852
(in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Bermuda Rd. and Warm Springs.)

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