In this Issue
Upcoming Events at a Glance


Click on the event name for a link to additional details, including contact and RSVP information.  Event dates subject to change.   Click here   to view the full 2015 Redwood Region calender online.
May 2015



Sierra Nevada 50th Anniversary Celebration - Reno



Golden Gate Driver's Education and Club Race, Buttonwillow



Redwood Langtry Estate Wine Tour



Redwood Region Board Meeting



Redwood Porsche Corral Sonoma Historics, Sears Point

June 2015



PCA Golden Gate Club Race with SCCA



Biscotti and Cars, Sausalito



Sacramento Valley Zone 7 AX #5, Stockton



Loma Prieta Zone 7 Concours #1, Hayward



Marin County - Cars and Coffee, Novato



Redwood Tech Session, Porsches and their Audio Systems



Redwood Region AX #5



PCA Golden Gate Driver's Education, Laguna Seca



Mammoth High-Alpine Tour



Porsche Parade, French Lick, Indiana



Sacramento Valley Zone 7 Concours #2, Rocklin



Redwood Region Board Meeting

  Click here   for a single-page 2015 Redwood Region calendar in PDF format.

President's Message 

Mike Hinton President
by Mike Hinton, Redwood Region President



  Whew!  April 15 is finally in the rearview mirror, so my life can get back to something resembling "normal."  What better way to kick off the post-tax season madness than the Redwood Region's second autocross of the year, which was held on April 18?  My brain was still a bit foggy, which was reflected in my driving, but it was great to be out of the office and back among the Redwood Region clan.


  As Brenda and I arrived at the course, I was reminded that it "takes a village" to put on an autocross event.  From our friendly gatekeeper Kurt Fischer, the course-designing cone-slinging, trailer schlepping Bob Schoenherr, autocross director Grady Carter, our hardworking technical inspectors, and the numerous other volunteers who man the registration table, much effort is required from many people to run a successful event.  Since I don't always have the opportunity to personally thank each of you for your hard work, I wanted to do it here.  Without your dedication, we could not host the high-quality events that are attractive not only to our Region's members, but to other region's members as well.  So again, THANK YOU!


  I'm also greatly encouraged by the number of new participants we have at all of the events.  That tells me that our de-facto event chair, Craig Steele, and our webmaster Barbara McCrory are doing a fine job of designing and publicizing events that are attractive to our members.  Speaking of new participants, you can help all of us make you feel more at ease if you let us know you're a "rookie."  I know that when I first started participating in events, that the Board members went the extra step to make me feel welcome when I was new at the game.  So help us do the same for you!


  Finally, on a personal note, I just participated in the Targa California, which is  a driving event that loosely resembles a road rally.  All in all, I drove Barney, my 1972 911T nearly 1,500 miles over 4 days, accompanied by over 100 other cars.  It was an unforgettable event, and I plan to try to do it every year.  Check next month's der Reisenbaum for a more detailed story.


Until next month...




From the Editor

by Jamie DeRuiter, der Riesenbaum Editor



  The last month sure went by quickly with such great weather to enjoy it with.  I managed to make it out to three great car events.  In mid April I headed out to Sonoma Raceway and watched the Classic Sports Racing Group host the 2nd annual David Love Memorial race.  The following weekend I raced my car with our region at our second autocross event of the year.  Then I finished up at one of my favorite events with a visit to Novato and the Marin County Cars and Coffee gathering that happens on the first Sunday of every month.


  Coming up we have some really fun events to attend.  For those interested in developing their driving skills there is a driver's education event and club race happening May 16th at Buttonwillow hosted by the Golden Gate region of the PCA..  The following weekend, on May 23rd, our region is hosting a tour of the Langtry Estates Winery that should prove to be a very fun event.  At the end of the month we have a chance to attend the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at the Sonoma Raceway where there will be a Porsche Corral to receive our beloved rides should you choose to attend in your P-car.  The first weekend in June is jam packed with events to choose from.  The list includes:  GGR club race with the SCCA, Biscotti & Cars, a Zone 7 autocross with the Sacramento Valley region, the Partsheaven Swap & Concours hosted by the Loma Prieta region, another Marin County Cars and Coffee and a very unique tech session with Kustom Kar Audio hosted by our region that focuses on our cars audio systems (see write up below).


  This is only my second issue of the der Riesenbaum and I want to thank all the people that have helped me make this happen,  I couldn't do this without the help of our Webmaster Barbara McCrory or the people who have stepped up to write articles and provide me with photographs or flyers.  I enjoy getting this publication together and look forward to growing this newsletter toward the needs of our groups members.  If you see me at an event please let me know if you have any ideas that you think would make the dR more special.   I hope to see you all soon at one of the many great events coming up.


Shift Toward Adventure,









Kurt's Korner
by Kurt Fischer

  Just in time for the summer driving season with top down cruising is Shawn Morrison's very rare 944 Cabriolet.  Some might remember Shawn's 968 Turbo S clone that he showed at Porsches on the Plaza several years ago.  Shawn has this thing about water pumper Porsches and this is his latest!


  This is the 5th from last 944 to be imported into the USA in the 1991 model year.  It's also a very rare 1 of 1 car in factory Maritime blue....the only year this color was available for the 944.

  He purchased this car last year after finding it randomly and fell in love with this color and purchased it the same day. It had 86k miles and was in need of major service and needed a lot of interior restoration from 20 years of removing and changing things around.


  He installed brand new leather covered sport seats, shifter boot & steering wheel leather and also fixed in a factory rear cubby box parcel shelf in place of seats. Gone are the aftermarket BBS wheels and now sports color matched Cup 1 wheels as well as resealing transaxle, rebuilding torque tube bearings, clutch job, new clutch hydraulics, timing chain tensioner pads, water pump all belts and rollers and new coolant reservoir.

Shawn is no stranger to improving the performance to his Porsches and jumped on Web performance camshafts, stainless cat back exhaust, K&N filter, computer chip, Koni shocks on all 4 corners, and lowered the car 1" by turning down rear spring plates and using front H&R springs with a bit heavier spring rate.

  She is 99% factory OEM original and the wheels, mirrors, and door handles are just one year newer coming from the 968 family. He felt it updates the car and makes it look a bit newer.  It handles wonderfully, pulls hard out of the corners and with the top down it enjoys the weekend backroads with ease. This is a wonderful weekend touring car for whatever fun you have in store.


  Hopefully, we will see Shawn and his rare 944 Cabriolet on future runs with the Redwood Region!

Got a special Porsche...rare, etc.?  Let me know and I will spotlight it here!





CSRG Season Opener, April 12th 2015, 2nd Annual David Love Memorial Vintage Races
by Jamie DeRuiter, editor

  On my wedding anniversary this year, I attended the Classic Sports Racing Group's gathering at Sonoma Raceway. What a great event. While I enjoy watching the various groups race around the track, I truly have much more fun walking the pit and seeing the actual cars up close and talking with the owners. The people who make up the CSRG are very friendly and approachable. For instance, one of my fellow 912'ers brought his kids to the event and on multiple occasions, without asking, his kids were invited to sit in the owner's cars. How cool is that for a kid?!? 

   This event for CSRG was their 2nd annual David Love Memorial gathering and they couldn't have picked a more perfect spring day. It was sunny, in the mid to upper 70's, with only the slightest breeze in the air. David Love started his racing journey in classic fashion. First he borrowed an MG-TD and got hooked, then he purchased his first race car, a Porsche 356. He started the way most of us do by first attending some tours, rallies and autocrosses. He progressed into obtaining his SCCA license and the days of road racing were born to his future. After moving to California and taking a job at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, he bought his second race car (his 356 had been stolen) in 1961, a Porsche 550A. A few years later, the opportunity to purchase a Ferrari 250TR (Testa Rosa, Italian for 'red head') happened and after a year of rebuilding the car, his long racing journey with his iconic ride began. Rule changes in SCCA and faster cars took his race car out of competition years later and not wanting to park the car he looked for a venue to race his older car. In 1968 he and his friends Dave Burch and Gordon Mills made a list of owners of similar cars and invited them to join them for a day of racing at the Vaca Valley Raceway. CSRG was born.
John's and now Steve's 912 race car
   CSRG's big event happens in the Fall with their Charity Challenge. This year it will be hosted on October 3-4 at the Sonoma Raceway. The event has raised over $700.000 for the Speedway Children's Charities to date. 

   This spring's event was very enjoyable for me. I got to meet some really cool drivers/owners. Anyone familiar with CSRG around here knows about a  blue 912 that was raced by John Thornton #902. John was a local racer out of Sonoma. He had a true passion for the sport and was known for offering good advice to his fellow 912'ers on the 912BBS site. After becoming ill, he put his beloved car up for sale and it ended up in the hands of the only other guy to have driven his car while he was avidly racing...Steve Torp of Classic Autobody out of Berkeley. I met Steve in the pit next to his red 1963 Porsche 356B and his red 1966 Brabham BT-18 both #93. Steve is a super friendly guy who was quick to chat with me and share his love of the sport and his passion for the #902 he now owns. I got to watch him race his Brabham BT-18 in Group 6 during a practice run. What a beautiful car and the sound the engine makes I cannot describe in words. You have to come hear it yourself sometime. 
Steve Torp

   Realizing I had forgotten my earplugs I headed toward the local race shop. On my way I ran into Phil and his white/red 1964 Porsche 356C #152 filling up to race. I chatted with Phil for a few minutes and found out he has some good 912 parts on his car (his Fuchs wheels). I told him that must be why his car is so fast and we got a good chuckle since I'd shared my ownership of a 912 with him. I told him I was at CSRG to enjoy the races and get some good material for our newsletter. I asked him if I could get a photo of him for my write up and he was very proud to pose for the pic with his 356C. Phil is a great example of the people of CSRG. Super nice and willing to strike up a conversation with a total stranger. I got to watch him race as well in Group 2. His 356C has that classic Porsche cornering stance with the front inside wheel lifting off the ground.
Phil and his #152 Porsche 356C
The classic Porsche cornering stance by #152

   My first car was a white 1975 914 so when I ran into Martin Baker's white 1975 914-6 I couldn't help but stop and take some photo's. Martin is another example of the friendliness of this group. We soon had a good conversation and he ended up giving some really good advice on my 912's racing setup. I watched Martin drive his #40 Porsche in Group 8 later that day. There's something about a 914 that will always be in my blood and seeing him drive that car around the track was very rewarding for me. Of course I'm jealous and want one of my own but my garage won't fit one I tell myself and my wife wouldn't either. I can still think 'someday' to myself though and it makes me smile. 

   Well, it was my anniversary, so I had to go home a bit early so I could take care of the most important person of the day. I left filled with the desire to go home and drive my Porsche somewhere. Events like this charge your passion for all things motorsports related. As I write this, I cannot wait to get out and autocross this weekend at our second AX of the season. CSRG is an event you have to attend sometime if you haven't already done so. The Charity Challenge this fall allows one to take a three-lap ride at high speed in one of the entered historic race cars in exchange for a tax-deductible donation. This is a great opportunity to experience the track and these special people in a classic race car.
langtryRedwood Langtry Estate Winery Tour, Saturday, May 23, 2015

Registration is open for this event at  Review the menu choices below. Redwood events are not advertised on MSR so you will need to use the link from here or the Calendar


Langtry Estate
Menu Choices
Questions?  Contact Craig Steele by email


corralRedwood Porsche Corral Sonoma Historics, Saturday/Sunday, May 30/31, 2015


Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
Questions?  Kurt Fischer by email:      Calendar


lomaLoma Prieta Zone 7 Partsheaven Swap & Concours Sunday, June 7th, 2015


Mobile Works West


Autocross #2, April 18th, 2015

by Jamie DeRuiter, editor



  Redwood regions second autocross was blessed with perfect springtime weather.  It was partially cloudy early on with a transition into the mid 70's with full sun and a slight breeze to finish off the day.  We had a huge turnout for the event with 48 cars from five different regions taking the grid.


   A host of GT3's showed up with two of them taking the top two times by the end of the day.  Trevor Ridgley drove his 2004 GT3 to a TTOD finish of 41.927 seconds followed VERY closely by Mike Beavers 2014 GT3 that burned up the course in 41.982 seconds.  The ladies TTOD was taken by Anita Benzing in a 1974 914 with a clean run of 46.956 seconds.  I watched her tear up the 'bus stop' section smoking her tires before entering that tough section of the track.  Christina Roncaglia turned in a second place time of 47.428 in her 2003 996 C4S.  Four early cars made it into the top ten as well showing they still have what it takes to compete after many years on the road.


   While working station 7 I had the pleasure to meet Ashton Cates and Christina Roncaglia who seemed to be enjoying the event as they co-drove Christina's car.   I got moved to station 2 later in the day and got to meet Gagik Oganesyan who was enjoying driving his new GT3 (only 1,200 miles on it!) that he used to tear the course up with in 42.638 seconds.  


  Every now and then something truly odd happens on the track.  I've seen my fair share of red flags throughout my autocrossing days but never have I seen one that didn't involve a car.  This must be a first in Redwood region lore.  We had a red flag for a snake.  Yes, you read that correctly, a snake.  Not just any ole snake but a 6ft. Gopher snake that decided to get in on the action on the back end of the course heading into the sweeper.  The station 3 workers handled it quite well I must say.  It's not every day you get to wrangle a 6ft snake off the course!


  Drew Powers was out getting some footage with his GoPro cameras and honorary mascot for the day 'Momma'.  Drew is putting a short film on our regions autocrossing events together with the purpose of getting more people interested in this wonderful sport.  If you use a GoPro at autocross be sure to send him your footage since he needs a ton of it to complete his film.


Drew setting up a GoPro


  Tristan Bayless had a chance to drive my car for three runs in the last yellow run group of the day.  Tristan drives Bill Newton's 912 which if very similar to mine.  I thought it would be advantageous to get his feedback on how mine handled versus Bill's car.  He got my car to do a 42.011 second lap in three runs without ever having driven my car before.  His feedback on my car and how he was using it on the course got me to a 43.452 second lap time on the course.  Thanks for the inspiration Tristan!


  I want to thank all of the course workers for making our event run so smoothly.  That was a lot of cars to tech, keep in order on grid, pick up cones for and write times down for one day.  Thanks for getting us organized and in our proper places Anita.  Oh, and way to handle the snake station 3! 


  Bob Schoenherr put together a wonderful course.  His design proved to be a bit slower than our first autocross and more technical.  The turn toward the sweeper at the end of the slalom was fun to navigate but the 'bus stop' was even more fun to try and make time negotiating in my opinion.  Keep up the brilliant designs Bob!


  After the event a small group of us went to the post autocross hangout at Applebee's to enjoy some dinner and suds.  We discussed life, liberty and the pursuit of all things Porsche over some nice comfort food that went down well in such good company.  We have a great group of people that attend our events.  I want to thank each and every one of you for coming out and making this event special.


(photos courtesy of Chip Witt and Kim Powers) autocross forum


Autocross Results


This link will take you to the Autocross results hosted on the Redwood Region website.   Autocross Results 


axRedwood Region Autocross #5, Saturday, June 13, 2015

Registration opens May 13, 2015 on  Please note that you must use the Register link from here, the flyer or the Redwood Calendar to reach registration.These events are not searchable on MSR.
Porsche at Redwood Autocross
Questions?  Contact Grady Carter by email:


parade60th Porsche Parade June 21-27, 2015

Learn more and register at   Registration closes June 14.



 svraxSacramento Valley Zone 7 AX #5, Saturday, June 6, 2015
Registration for this event here.
Porsche AX
Questions?  Contact Tim Howard by email:

highMammoth High-Alpine Tour, Friday/Sunday, June 19/21, 2015
Mammoth High-Alpine Tour



techRedwood Tech Session - Porsches & their Audio Systems, Sunday, June 7, 2015
 by Craig Steele, Vice President

 On Sunday, June 7th, we have a unique opportunity to spend a couple of hours with two legends in the mobile audio world. Chris Bishop and Scott Babson founded Kustom Kar Audio in Santa Rosa in 1999. Since that humble beginning, they have risen to one of the premiere audio shops in Northern California. They have been written up in the New York Times plus countless other publications. They have received numerous awards such as top car audio retailer and installer of the year. They achieved worldwide recognition by winning the 2010 Mobile Audio Electronics Competition in Tennessee. We will be able to see that winning entry, a 2006 Mercedes C230, whose owner, Gary Summers,  is a 4 time Oscar winning sound engineer. 

  These two guys understand that 'Music is a time Machine'.  They deliver a complete car audio experience by knowing a car is just four wheels and that with a 12 volt system the audio possibilities are limitless.

  Chris and Scott will share their Santa Rosa operation located at 1390 Santa Rosa. Chris says he's in the music delivery business.  Providing each customer an unparalleled, pushing your senses to the edge, audio experience.  Chris and Scott are very dedicated and have a strong business ethic of integrity, innovation and trust. Their shop can prototype, fabricate, restore, install and much more. We will see three examples of their craft including two Porsches and that 2010 MAEC winner. This is your chance to ask any audio question about your cars, truck or boats. Finger food and drinks will be provided. There is plenty of parking. Hope to see you there on Sunday, June 7th. Craig Steele is the event leader. 


club2015 Club Racing



Bertolli's Auto Body


Marin County - Cars and Coffee
by Jamie DeRuiter, editor

  I love this event!  We had over 150 cars attend the monthly gathering in Novato of the Marin County Cars and Coffee.  The diversity of car makes and models is amazing.  If you've never attended this event you should plan on coming out to one of these gatherings of people and their beloved automobiles.  

  Cars start rolling in a little after 7am and continue to show up throughout the morning until the parking lot is PACKED with more variety than you'll see at most car shows.  Anything from the older American and European to the new and exotic can be seen in one small area on the first Sunday of each month.  Even if you don't bring your special car it's still worth coming by just to sip a cup of joe and ogle at the many gems on display. 

   These photo's were provided by Paige Gaines who shows up religiously at first light to take these artful pictures of our rides.  To see all his pictures from this event go to his photo collection  here.

 Here's a small sample of what showed up:


Redwood History - May 1982

Mendocino Tour

Mendocino Trip - It was a crisp Saturday morning; the sun and clouds were competing for equal sky time.  Our trip began at the rustic Washoe House.  Everyone was milling about the lot admiring each others toys. . .We arrived to find our accommodations rather intriguing.  The MacCullum House was a beautifully restored maze of rooms decorated to the teeth with personal objects d'art from the MacCullum family.


Sunday morning came early as we experienced a hail storm, especially for those staying in the loft.  A light continental breakfast was served and some of us ventured to Cafe Beaujolais.  We all helped in the record breaking Riesenbaum stuffing.  This may be the beginning of a new excuse to have another party.


The Heart and Soul of Beauty was the name of the April 10th Tech Session.  John Fitzgerald (still a member) took an exhaustive trip through the basics of exterior and interior cleaning and preservation that dispelled many misconceptions about routine car care.  The impact that his 914 (still in Redwood Region) had on this writer only reinforced John's observations and instruction.  If you have never beheld John's car, do come to the auto show in May.


der Riesenbaum May 1982

BusiBee Bookkeeping


2015 Nor-Cal Treffen August 2nd, 2015
by Michael Rogers, event organizer

  10 Years! I can't believe it has been 10 years since we all met at Hearther Farm Park with 16 cars. 

  Sure to be our biggest year ever with over 160 cars last year with a great mix of VW's and Porsches. We don't give out trophies, we don't tell you where to park just a great mix of the rarest of the rare, daily drivers, hot rod's, outlaws in the only mixed marque show in Northern California. No baking hot asphalt at the Nor Cal Treffen parking is on the grass under the tree's in this beautiful 8 acre park in Concord. Free Noah's bagels and Starbucks coffee in the morning while supplies last. This year I adding another food vendor to keep the lines down to a minimum. One other big plus is we have never had a line to get in the park, drive right in and start enjoying the day. 

  Swapping is allowed as long as the parts are driven into the show in your air cooled VW or Porsche. 

Board Meeting Minutes

Chip Witt
by Chip Witt, Redwood Region Secretary

Redwood Region Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes from the April 28, 2015 Board meeting will be available after approval at the May 2015 meeting.  Read previous board meeting minutes here.  
Our next Board Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on May 26, 2015 at Novato Mary's Pizza Shack, 121 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94945. All members are welcome to attend.  

Membership Report

Tom Short
by Tom Short, Redwood Region Membership Director


As always, please  fe el free to email me at Tom Short, Membership Director
or call me at 415-300-7457 with any questions.




New Members


   Primary Members




   Affiliate Members




   Dual Members




   Total Members


Welcome April New Members to the Redwood Region.  We hope to see you at an upcoming event.






Rich Ganenbein




Seal Grey 911 Carrera 4S

James Poolos




911 SC

Adrian Rapp




911 Carrera 4S

Doug Brekke




Gray 911 Carrera S
from Santa Barbara Region

Membership information is based on the Porsche Club of America National database. If you feel that any of the information included in this Membership Report is inaccurate, please contact the Editor or Membership Director.

Membership Information

Please contact Tom Short, Membership Director for general information about Club membership, including changes of address and/or contact information, dual-membership inquiries, inter-region transfers, membership referrals, and name badges.

Redwood Region Members are welcome and encouraged to attend monthly Board Meetings, held on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. The May 26, 2015 meeting will be at Novato Mary's Pizza Shack, 121 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94945.
CASA Flyer


Redwood Region Contacts
2015 Redwood Region Board of Directors

Executive Council                                                                        Appointed Directors
mike hinton headshot 2011


Jamie De Ruiter

Craig Steele, Vice President
Grady Carter



bob schoenherr headshot 2011


Chip Witt

Chip Witt, Secretary

Mac Cranford


vern rogers, Past President



   Ad-Hoc Committee


kurt fischer headshot


Tom Short

Tom Short, Membership Director
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Zone 7 Representative

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der Marktplatz


Porsche wheels Four 15 x 7 rims that are in good condition.

No curb rash.  One has a scuff on it.  The tires hold air, but are old and good for rollers only.  $195 obo.

Andy Brian by email: 


2006 Porsche Carrera
006 Porsche Carrera Coupe 
Slate Gray Metallic,  Black Standard Leather,  6-Spd Manual
Heated Front Seats
19" Carrera S Wheels, Pirelli PZero Tires, Wheel Caps with Colored Crest,  Navigation for PCM
Bose High End Sound Package, Remote CD Changer (6 Disc)
Black Mats, Porsche Lettering
Power Seat Package, Bi-Zenon Headlamp Package, Rain Sensing Wipers
Orig. Mfg Suggested Retail Price $83,450   Mileage 53,614 
Beautifully and regularly maintained, needs nothing.  $34,500
D. Randy Riggs, Novato, CA  by email:
or 415-898-5776 or 415-717-5579
'72 911 Racecar

'72 911 Racecar and licensed California car,
built to PCA Club Racing GT-1; runs SCCA ITE

3.8L twin-turbo air-cooled motor, MSD Ignition, Haltech fuel control, est 700+ hp at safe boost levels. Meets 103db. 24-gallon FuelSafe. G50/50 transmission - rare, very strong.  Elsinor/ERP front end, 993 multi-link rear suspension.  RSR-type bodywork, mostly fiberglass and Plexiglas, drop-hood cooling, aggressive rear wing.  2170 lbs.  2 sets Fikse wheels  18/17, runs 285/30 fronts & 335/35 rears or 26*9*18 fronts & 25.5*12*17 rears.  Full logs.  $75,000.

 Hank Watts, 408-245-4040 PDT

Champion RG-5 3 piece wheels

Champion RG-5 3-piece Wheels - 19"

Set of four alloy wheels - used, in very good to excellent condition - previously mounted on 2003 Porsche 996 C2. 

Fronts: 19x8.5 with 49mm offset
Rears: 19x10 with 58m offset

Wheels are clean and straight, and come with metal valve stems.
Asking Price: $2000.00 negotiable
Location: San Rafael
Contact: Tom Short,   415-300-7457

more photos here including high res/detail
black leather seats Porsche
Nice set of black leather standard seats for 987/997.  These are two way with only the seat back motorized.  All bolsters, including driver outside are in great shape.  $600 for the pair.  Local Pick-up only.  

Contact Vern Rogers - email  rogersvern@gmail , cell: 415 420-9567
sumitomo tires For Sale / Offer tires.

Sumitomo HTR Z III. 225/40/18 (2) and 285/30/18 (2). They are on a set of GT3 wheels that I purchased for my GT3 and are not the correct size.

Previous owner of the wheels had them installed on his 993. I think the size is correct for some 996 model from 2002 MY. Tires are still mounted on wheels but will dismount the tires soon. Tires have approximately 2,000 miles according to original owner. In Marin . $200 / offer

Richard. 415-308-2101.
BBS wheel for Porsche 1 BBS wheel 16 x 8.  3 piece NOS, never mounted, for 911.  Not perfect, clear coat on outside rim starting to show age.  $500

contact Steve McCrory at
steels wheels Porsche

4 Steel Wheels, 15 x 6 1/2. Pro built for early 911, never mounted but scratches will need touch-up $500.

contact Steve McCrory at
Porsche short shift boxster
Porsche Factory Boxster/911 Short Shift Console/Kit - $350

For sale is a less than 8,000 mile used but like new factory Porsche short shift kit, part number 997-424-983-00.  The kit reduces shift throw distance by up to 35% on the 986 & 996 cars (somewhat less on the 996 & 997 cars).
I put it in my 2004 Boxster S and it took about 1.5 hours, the biggest part of the time was spent removing the center console.  It's pretty straight-forward and lots of videos and instructions online.  IMHO, it's one of the most best performance improvements you can make for the money and feels much tighter than the stock shifter assembly.  I got a good deal on a GT3 shift console so I replaced my short-shifter with that (and it actually has a longer throw, just a different feel).  It is slightly firm to engage 1st gear when cold however it warms up quickly and is so much nicer overall.  
The kit/console retails for ~$505.  As I understand it, the kit will work on 986, 987, 996, and 997, and Cayman models through 2012.
Phone:  415-889-3755  mail:
Price:  $350 w/ Petaluma or San Rafael pickup, will ship for additional cost
Porsche Panorama I want to give my 38 years of Panoramas  to  whomever wants them. Hopefully someone would be able to utilize them  in a learning/teaching situation about Porsches.

They are in Santa Rosa, please come pick them up.
 Gary Bayless,
Authentic BBS LM Wheel for Porsche 18" x 9.5" et55 5x130 Bolt Pattern - $800
I have one spare, authentic BBS LM wheel for sale. It is 18" x 9.5" et55 with standard 5x130 Porsche bolt pattern. It fits perfectly as a rear wheel on 986 Boxsters, but also can work on 993 and 996 narrow body models. New these wheels run close to $1000 each plus shipping and sales tax. They are also made to order and take time for delivery. These wheels are period appropriate to '90s and early '00s Porsches and are considered by many as the most desirable aftermarket wheels.

Spec: 1 Rear Wheel: 18" x 9.5" et 55
Condition: Like-New and never mounted. There are two small knicks in the lip from being moved around in storage, otherwise it is pristine and clean enough to eat off of.  Price: $800 firm. (+ shipping and PayPal fees if not local)

Local buyers with cash-in-hand preferred (SF Bay Area), but I am willing to ship these at the buyer's expense. Contact me at or 510-882-6745.
Porsche 928 forged Fuchs Got Wheels?

Several sets of four platinum anodized 928 Fuchs FORGED Flat Dish "S" wheels available.

Size is 7J x 16.  ET65 backspacing.  Part # 928 361 021 05.
Approximately 18.5 lbs each.  Strongest, lightest wheels Porsche offered.
Some minor cosmetic flaws, but perfect for track or winter wheels.

$200 for a set of four.  (also have two in silver finish same size $50 each.)  Used up sticky tires included free of charge!

James Heisey:

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2000-2004 Boxster S front bumper,  arctic silver                             $350/OBO

Alan Straub - Contact me at : or by phone 707 996 9331 or 415 332 9331


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Der Riesenbaum is the official newsletter of the Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region, encompassing Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. This publication is intended to inform Club members about Club activities and other related matters of interest. The opinions expressed in der Riesenbaum are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region, its officers, or its members.


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Porsche Club of America, Redwood Region


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