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This is a final reminder for the tour this coming Sunday.

Covered Bridges Tour This Coming Sunday July 14

This is going to be a great tour! PLEASE RSVP to our president, Carl Wulfestieg who is making arrangements with the restaurant, if you haven't already done so.

See below for tour info from Dave Kynor. This is the tour that is being whipped up for Treffen out of Woodstock in September. We will wind up at the Public House restaurant in Quechee, good food and beer!

Schedule Through October

Saturday August 17 Vermont Mountain Drive over Buel’s Gore and Smuggler’s notch. We will have two starting points; one in southern Vermont near Woodstock and the central point starting in Waitsfield.

September 4-8 Treffen in Woodstock- See note from our president, Carl Wulfestieg, below.

Later in September - Tour TBA

October - Fall Leaf Tour presented by Pete and Ellen - TBA

Tech Talk--

We have a new Tech Talk from member Jason Eastman about who can reset an airbag light. See below. And if you have any Porsche question, reply to this email and I will get it to Jason.

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See you this coming Sunday.

Communications Chair/Newsletter Editor

Sunday, July 14
Covered Bridges Tour
Join your fellow Green Mountain Region friends as Dave Kynor leads us on a drive through several of Vermont’s classic covered bridges. 

  • 9:30 a.m. Driver briefing

  • 9.45 - Drive Begins

  • Tour length is approximately 85 miles
  • Note, we will also do some walkabouts to visit a few of the bridges

  • Rest Stop will be at the intersection of Routes 131 and 106 just north of Perkinsville, at the gas station at the southwest corner of the intersection (unfortunately just a single toilet).

  • The tour is expected to end at approximately 12 noon at the Public House Restaurant in Quechee. Lunch will be on your own; however we need to provide the restaurant with a count of expected attendees. Please let Carl Wulfestieg know now if you plan to have lunch at the Public House. There is no Motorsportreg registration needed for this tour.
July 14 Covered Bridges Tour Map from tourmeister Dave Kynor
Welcome New PCA Members!
Info updated July 9, 2019

As of this date, we have 176 members, not including family active members such as spouses, partners and kids! We are growing!

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 member joined since
our last Newsletter -- WELCOME!

Scott and Pam Gover, Hinesburg, Blue 1999 Boxster.

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.

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.

Ask Jason
By Jason Eastman, Mechanic

Question from GMR member Robert Haehnel:

I am looking for list of garages in VT that can reset the airbag dash light for Porsche. Mine is a ‘99 Boxster. To replace the window regulator I had to disconnect the side impact bag. Having completed that work I now need to reset the airbag light. 

My local imports garage says I need to go to the dealership to get it reset. Is that my only option?


R. Haehnel

Answer from Jason:

Hi R. Haehnel. 

Modern Porsche cars that are equipped with airbag, ABS, body control modules, etc., all require a factory compatible scan tool. Factory compatible doesn't mean a trip to the dealership though. There are a handful of aftermarket scan tools that can accomplish this task. I personally use a Durametric scan tool in my shop. I have heard that Auto Logic and Autel should be able to handle some code reading and clearing along with some basic diagnostics but I don't have experience with either of those. 

I know that my shop (Bullfrog Auto) and The Automaster have the equipment to reset the airbag light. Outside of those I'm not sure of any others off the top of my head. I would suggest calling around and asking local shops that deal in imports if they have the capability of this.


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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