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Big Sky Website Link                                                                                    August 2014

Our Region covers a large geographical area.  We encourage small groups to gather on a regular basis.  If you would like to host a local gathering, get me the info & I'll send out a notice for you.

Jeanette Cheney, Editor

 NEWS & Events
Drivers Ed: Sept 13 & 14 in Lewistown, MT

Registration Deadline is Wed. Sept. 10

DATE CHANGE:  Join us Sept 13 & 14  to explore the capabilities of your favorite Porsche at the next Driver Education event.  It will be held again a the very special facility near Lewistown, Montana.   Our staff of PCA-trained instructors will keep you in your comfort zone as you learn the line, as your confidence builds, and while a permanent grin gets tattooed on your face.

REMEMBER:  Tech Inspection is Required PRIOR to attending DE.  (Inspector can be anyone who "must be able to recognize the components being inspected and assess their condition".) Further information is available at:

If you have Questions:  Call Dave Cooley at 406-781-8598.

Yaak & Back Event a Success
15 cars joined up for the "To the Yaak & Back" rally August 15 - 17, 2014. 

Traveled Farthest:   Dana Binford (Bozeman) Black 2012 Turbo S
Oldest Cars:            Jim Walsh (Great Falls) Green 1970 911T 
                                Tom Ross & Brenda Thayer (Missoula) Red 1973 911 T
Newest Member:     Patrick & Louie Robertson (Fernie) Grey 2006 911S
Newest "Baby":       Jeanette Cheney (CFalls) Blue 1998 Carrera Cabriolet
We started on Friday evening with a Deck Party at BSK Region President Randy Cheney's home in Columbia Falls.  Tech Inspections, car gawking and lots of good food & drink highlighted the evening.

On Saturday morning, unusually cool weather made for pleasant driving conditions as we joined up in Whitefish, stopped for lunch in Eureka and then continued on to Yaak. The winding, back country roads were fun to drive, although it was challenging to avoid hitting the large, free-range cattle that occasionally were in the road. 

Some of the cars continued on to Libby for the "Light up the Nights" car show. The Yaak River Lodge served as a comfortable base for the 5 cars that overnighted there.  The suites were all theme decorated (Wolf, Moose, Bear, etc) and the central living room & bar was a great hang out.

The Yaak Mercantile and Tavern served a lovely dinner on the back deck, complete with live guitar entertainment.  Breakfast at the Dirty Shame Saloon was highlighted by some home-made huckelberry jam.

The drive towards Libby was super fun (a great, winding road) and the scenery returning to Kalispell spectacular.

We hope to host a major rally each year somewhere in our Region.  If you have suggestions or would like to host, contact Jeanette at 406-892-9210.

In The Zone: Meet Tim Hagner, Zone 6 Rep  



As you read this, the deadline for entries in the Zone 6 Logo contest will have passed.  By the time you read the next "In the Zone", a winner will have been announced. To see the entries and the winning logo, go to: www.pca-cwr.org.  Good luck and thank you to all that entered!



Wow!  That's the best way to describe the Whistler Weekend. I'm sure everyone who attended feels the same way.  Our car, our friends and my new favorite place (next to Bend!), it just doesn't get any better.


There were over 120 Porsches entered, fifty of them lined the upper village on Saturday for the Concours and show, much to the enjoyment and delight of many a visitor.  The walking rally was a great way to explore the village and the Sunday Auto-x was a great way to explore the limits of your car.  I'm not sure what limits were explored on the wine tour!  Maybe I shouldn't know.  


Congratulations to the Olympic Peninsula Region for winning the Mark Donahue Trophy, presented to the region that had the most participants, excluding the hosting regions, based on miles driven and membership size.  Glad I didn't have to do the math, only present the Trophy.  


A "well done" goes to the weekend's overall winner, and Zone 6 Webmaster, Dennis Coplen.  The overall winner is determined by points earned in the three competitive events, the better you do, the more points you earn.  The person at the end of the weekend with the most points wins the overall. I'll be looking forward to next year's version.  Canada West and Pacific North West regions combined forces to host a very well done event. Great job everyone!


Speaking of next year, the "Zone 6 Grand Tour" is still going forward. We're working on a tentative date so you can start your planning.  As soon as it becomes available we'll pass it on.


Thank you to the Absaroka Region for being a great host to me and to their President, Stephanie Haider, for the after meeting tour.  What a great drive!  Graham, I found your car, but not you at Skamania. I think the rain was the factor.


When you travel our great Zone, don't forget to check the website of the region(s) you'll be traveling through.  It's always great fun to drop-in and meet fellow PCA'ers.  I'm sure you'll be welcome! 


Hope to see you soon and don't forget: it really is about the people.



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or call Randy at 406-892-9210


Big Sky Contact List:


President:           Randy Cheney, Columbia Falls              406-253-8774

V. President:       Joe Evers, Bozeman        


Treasurer:           Gregory Madson, Great Falls                 406-899-5153


 Secretary:          Jim Walsh, Great Falls                            406-761-5385


Membership:        James Schneider, Helena                      406-731-1978     


Newsletter:          Jeanette Cheney, C. Falls                      406-253-8675      


Web Master 

& Driver's Ed:       Dave Cooley, Great Falls                      406-781-8598


Zone 6 Rep          Tim Hagner, Pasco Oregon                    770-510-3313


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