Touring the Green Mountain State Since 1986!

What do you know -- we're seeing some sun and some melting snow and soon the cars come out! In that regard, see Carl's President's Message below.

Looking forward to Saturday, May 4. Time to sign up for the Spring Meeting and New Members lunch. There will be two tours, one from the north, one from the south, ending up in Bethel at Tessie's Tavern for lunch and the meeting around noon. They're opening the restaurant on Saturday just for us! See below for May 4 tour turn-by-turns.

Please sign up for the lunch and meeting now on . FYI for new members, we use Motorsportreg for our signups. You should create a login, and then you pay for the lunch(es) in advance. And of course, all partners, spouses, buddies,et al are invited to attend the lunch--just indicate who is coming with you at signup.

Next tour after the Spring Meeting is Saturday June 8, taking us into New York State. See below for the year's outlook.

Also in this newsletter: Webmeister Al Iuppa invites us to take a new look at our Green Mountain Porsche Club website -- he has been working hard at revamping our site.

Welcome New Green Mountain Members! We are now up to 170 members; I think that is a record high.

Here's to a great year - great cars, great people.

Sandy Gilmour
Communications Chair/Newsletter Editor

President's Message

The snow is finally melting, and I suspect we are all getting our cars ready for the 2019 driving season. Your events chairman, Duffy Miller, has proposed a number of tours beginning with the Spring/New Members meeting on May 4. This will be an interesting format, as we will start with a tour followed by lunch and a meeting. Please check the starting point for your area and contact one of the two leaders, Duffy or Al Iuppa, to let them know that you will be starting with their group. Duffy ( ) or Al ( ) Please join us to meet new members who have joined us over the winter, and learn about 2019 events to come.
I think that most of you are aware of Treffen Woodstock, the huge Porsche Club gathering which will be at the Woodstock Inn Sept. 4-8. Thank you to all of you who have volunteered to help. We currently have 19 from GMR and an additional 6 from New England Region (NER) who will be helping with tours. Please consider volunteering. I will discuss the activities and volunteer needs during our Spring meeting.
Our club is for you the members, and your board is working hard to provide you with the best experience we are able. We always welcome new ideas and comments. “It’s not the cars, it’s the people.”

President, Green Mountain Region
Welcome New PCA Members!

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!

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: New members need "official" Green Mountain Club name tags for wearing at all events. Please email our treasurer, Christina McCaffrey , to request them and she will try to get them for you in time for the next event.

New members since our March Newsletter:

Bill Lawless, Morristown, Green 1965 356 Cabriolet, Red 1961 356, Grey 1965 356, and a Red 1982 911 SC Targa (Yep, that's what it says on the membership list!)

Marty Wernetrt , South Burlington, Silver 2000 911 Carrera

Timothy Fishburne , Craftsbury, Blue 1966 912

A warm welcome to Bill, Marty, and Timothy -- hope to see them at the Spring New Members meeting May 4.

And continue to welcome the following new members, mentioned in the last newsletter, who joined during the winter months:

Scott Search , Waterbury (transferred in from Down East Region in January.) Owns a 2006 Cayman S Welcome Scott!

John Van Deren , Montpelier, Joined in January. Owns a 2002 911 Carerra Cabriolet Welcome John!

Joe Beaudoin , Colchester. Joined last November. Owns a white 2013 911 Carrera S. Welcome Joe!

Tracy Meier , South Burlington. Joined last November. Owns a white 2011 911 Carrera GTS. Welcome Tracy!
Update Your Membership if Needed, and --
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If you would like your spouse/partner/or any other family member to get the Mountaineer newsletter, please email me at and put "Co-Member" in the subject line, and type in the email address you want to receive the newsletters. I will put the address in our "Co-Member" contact list.

It is a good idea to check on your membership information in your member sign in at and make sure it's current and correct-- names, addresses, email addresses, family info and data on your car (model, year, color etc).

Check Out the New Look of Our Website , .

GMT Member Alessandro Iuppa, our webmeister, has been doing a great job in improving our website's look and functions. As communications chair I join the rest of the board in thanking him for all this work. I asked Al to contribute a summary of what he's been up to. Thanks Al! (Sandy Gilmour)


From Al Iuppa:

When’s the last time you visited the Green Mountain Region website? If it has been a while you may want to take a look at some of changes we've made in an effort to update the website and enhance its information value.
Each page now includes the site’s menu options, upcoming events in a list and calendar format as well as links to the Porsche Club of America, PCA Zone 1 and information about Green Mountain Region Membership.
In addition to current news and items of interest we now include a new feature, the President’s Message, on the Homepage. Ever wonder what happens to all those photos that are taken at our events? Then click on the Archives page where you will find a treasure trove of photos going back over 12 years. It also includes an archive of events and recent newsletters. Other pages feature our current directors, how to join PCA & Green Mountain Region, and Tech Talk.
The website is intended to be a key two-way communication tool for our members, whether to obtain or to share information. Other enhancements are under consideration so please visit often! And if you have any suggestions or comments, we'd love to hear them, so please pass them on to me.


2019 Schedule of Events

Saturday May 4

It's the annual Spring and New Members Meeting and tour. There will be two group drives,north and south, each departing their respective starting lines at 10 a.m. sharp, and culminating with lunch and the meeting in Bethel at Tessie's Tavern at noon.

Please sign up for the lunch now! Click here for the link to sign in, add a guest, and pay in advance.

Per Events Chair Duffy Miller

  • North Route (82 miles)
  • Start – 9.15 – 9.30am – Meet-up in the McDonalds / Plaza Parking Lot (105 Morrisville Plaza, Morrisville, VT 05661)
  • 9.45am Driver’s Meeting
  • 10:00am – Tour Start
  • Leg 1: Morrisville to Hardwick, following VT Rt 15 East (14 miles)
  • Leg 2: VT rt 15 east to Rt 215 South (7.3 miles)
  • Leg 3: VT 215 south through Cabot to Marshfield (10 miles)
  • Leg 4: Vt Rt 2 to East Montpelier (10 miles)
  • Leg 5: South on Rt 14 to Rt 302 Barre – to Rt 110 south (9.4 miles)
  • Leg 6: Rt 110 south to Chelsea (13 miles)
  • Leg 7: Chelsea to Royalton (15 miles)
  • Leg 8: Royalton to Bethel / Tessie’s Tavern (5.4 miles)

Per Member Alessandro Iuppa of Brownsville:

  • South Route (75 miles)
  • 9.15 – 9.30am – Meet-up in the parking lot of the Jackson Gore Inn at the Okemo Ski Area (77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT, 05149)
  • 9.45am – Driver’s Meeting
  • 10:00am – Tour Start
  • Leg 1: Okemo to East Wallingford (approx. 10 miles
  • Leg 2: East Wallingford to the intersection of Routes 155/100N (approx. 10 miles)
  • Leg 3: Route 100N to Ludlow (approx. 10 miles)
  • Leg 4: Continue from Ludlow to Routes 103N/100N (approx. 1.5 miles)
  • Leg 5: Continue on Rt 100N to the intersection of Routes 4W/100N (approx. 14 miles)
  • Leg 6: Continue on Routes 4W/100N to right turn onto Route 100N (approx. 6 miles)
  • Leg 7: Continue to intersection of Route 100N to 107E (approx. 12 miles)
  • Leg 8: Continue on Route 107E to Tessie’s Tavern in Bethel (approx. 10 miles)

Note: these turn-by-turns are listed under Events on our website.


Saturday June 8

Stu Friedman is leading a tour in New York State. Meeting in the morning at the Charlotte Ferry Crossing (times and route to be announced later) around 9 am, with a drive in NY and stop for lunch at Livingoods Microbrew and pub. Tour will end after lunch and folks will have several options to drive home on their own.

In the works:

Tours are in the works for July, August, September (after Treffen which is the first week in September) and October. Then, early December for the Holiday Party.

See below for info on the upcoming VAE Auto Show.

Fun Year!

Duffy Miller, Events Chair

Events Committee members: Al Iuppa, Dave Kynor, and Susan and Jason Eastman

Call for Volunteers for Treffen in Woodstock
Early September

By Carl Wulfestieg, GMT Club President
PCA Treffen events are limited access events, which are placed at 4 and 5 Star hotels throughout the country. These events are placed in regions different from Porsche Parade, and alternated between east, west and center of the country.  

As many of you have learned already, the Woodstock Inn was selected as the site of the September 4-7 Treffen Vermont. It is anticipated that there will be 130 cars and perhaps 250 participants for this event. Treffen national selected the location and I have commitments from Zone 1 that Green Mountain Region will have support from neighboring regions. I expect that many volunteers will be needed from GMR.
A number of volunteers will be needed to help with this event, and I am listing the positions which need to be filled:
Registration Team (RT) : The RT will be responsible for assisting in the packing of the Treffen participants’ Goodie Bags on Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday morning and early afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon, the RT will assist the Treffen Registrar and PCA staff in registering the Treffen participants from 3 – 7 pm. Approximately four people are required for the RT. The RT will work with the Treffen Registrar to accomplish this task.
Information Desk Staff (IDS ): The IDS will staff an information desk, usually located near the lobby of the host hotel from 12 noon – 7 pm on Wednesday and then from 7 am – 4 pm on Wednesday through Saturday. The information desk is staffed with two people at all times that it is open. The IDS will prepare a binder of material containing local information on nearby restaurants, car repair facilities, emergency services, etc. They will also maintain a listing of all participants’ names, Regions, tours scheduled, NDO activities, etc. (provided by the Treffen Registrar). The Treffen Chair will provide the Region with a list of materials that should be available at the information desk, but it is the responsibility of the host Region to collect and compile this locally-specific information.

Tour Departure Assistants (TDAs) : TDAs will assist in directing arriving participants at the tour departure area to get in their correct lane for their scheduled tour. Approximately 5 – 8 TDAs may be required depending on the number of guided tours actually scheduled for Thursday and Friday. After the final tour for the day leaves, the TDAs will collect signage, cones and other items used at the site. Signage will be used for future Treffens.

Tourmeister and Tour Drive Teams (TDTs) : The Treffen Tourmeister is a member of the local Region who has the overall responsibility for the development of all guided and self-guided tours. The TDT will consist of a lead car with driver and navigator, a mid car and a sweep car. The mids and sweeps need not have a navigator or second occupant.
It is expected that there will be 6 tours which will be led on Thursday and repeated on Friday. There might also be a guided or self-guided tour with moderate off-road driving provided for participants who attend with their Cayenne or Macan vehicles.
Car wash station : A car wash station should be identified at the host hotel and car wash supplies maintained by the host Region.
It is my opinion that many of the jobs can be filled by multiple persons, and it should be possible to break up the jobs into multiple shorter shifts. 

I would hope that many Green Mountain members would agree to volunteer, so that we might share in providing a great event. Also, Green Mountain members will be eligible to register for Treffen Vermont. 

It is my expectation that GMT members leading tours would be spared the added expense of the individual tour, as TDTs will have their lunches provided by Treffen. Please respond by email to or 253-279-2345
Please inform me what positions that you can help with, and how many hours or days you would be available.
Thank you all for volunteering to help with Treffen Vermont.

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