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From the President; Sam Dali
Call for volunteers!

Club Photographer – to take photos at various events for posting on website and/or Facebook/flickr.

Facebook reporter- the point person to screen and post information, events, etc. to Facebook

Website Manager – the point person to keep our website up to date with articles, events, information, photos, etc.

Meeting Coordinator -  an individual that will organize monthly meeting, speakers, programs and arrange meeting venues, etc.

Please express your interest and email Sam:

sdali@psre.com

Presidents Message for February 2016, by Sam Dali

Well, it looks like winter is moving along, the snow is melting, just not fast enough for me.  I look forward to the Spring with longer days and warmer temperatures.  But, for now let's look ahead to our February Club Night on Wednesday, February 10, beginning at 6:00pm hosted by our partners at Porsche of Delaware, 1851 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE  19711. POD will provide the food and drinks for our meeting.  There have been several service personnel changes, Mike Adams, Eddie Bangsil and Scott Hughes, at the dealership.  At our meeting you get to meet them and find out their background, what got them working on cars, when they started working on Porsches and their favorite Porsche to work on.  You will also get to meet  Sean Baker, a Gold Master Technician (no easy feat) that works in the service department at POD.  Here is an opportunity to find out about the people who work on your cars and ask questions about your car.  It should be an interesting and fun night.  (SPECIAL RAFFLE:  There will be a special raffle and drawing for a very nice door prize that will reflect the theme of the evening).  Don’t miss out.

 

Upcoming events:

February 13 - Joyce and Peter Hunt's unveiling of their Porsche GTS Club Coupe at Carcierge Storage, 200 Centerpoint Blvd., New Castle, DE starting at 10:30AM. 

February 21 - Hockessin Breakfast at Hockessin Fire Hall. 9:00am till 11:30 am.  Special parking arranged for the club.

March 5 and March 6 -  Tech Tactics East at the PCNA Training Facility in Easton PA. Register to attend on www.mototsportreg.com

March 9 - Club Night (location to be announced)

March 24 - Happy Hour with our friends at Riesentoter Region PCA, from 5:30pm till? at The Harvest Grill in The Glen Eagle Shopping Center,Glen Mills, PA

 

Future Events:

Blue Rocks Baseball Game ( Date to be announced)

May 21 -  Air Mobility Command Museum Picnic

June 19 to June 25 - Porsche Parade at Jay Peak, VT

 

I hope you will come out next Wednesday, February 10 at Porsche of Delaware for an entertaining night and a chance to see many of your Porsche Club friends. Till next week.

 

See you on the road,

Sam

Samuel C. Dali

Porsche Club Picnic Next to Joe Biden’s Air Force Two

The last time we gathered at the AMC museum was in May of 2014 beneath two 60,000 HP jet engines powering a Lockheed C-5A “Galaxy.”

Well, this time you and your family will have the opportunity to picnic under the wing of Joe Biden’s recently retired VC-9 Air Force Two. This BYOP, Bring Your Own Picnic, event will take place on Saturday, the 21st of May under the right wing of Biden’s aircraft located at the Air Mobility Command Museum, www.amcmuseum.org, at Dover AFB.  For your GPS receiver, the address is 1301 Heritage Road, Dover DE  19902. The VC-9 we will be visiting served in the Air force VIP fleet for 35 years and has transported dozens of historical figures including multiple presidents & their wives.  Featuring this aircraft in an election year is apropos because you’ll have the chance to see why so many political folks are vying for election to national offices and the “perks” that go with those jobs. Our VC-9 is in pristine condition and we’re lucky to still have it on display because we were worried we would have to take it out of mothballs when Joe hinted he might run for POTUS. J  

Our picnic will start at 1100 hours, that’s 11:00 AM civilian time, and if you want to join a convoy to the museum from New Castle County, Scott Clabaugh will be leading the group which will depart from Porsche of Delaware, 1851 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE  19711, at 0930 hours.  If you plan to drive on your own, the museum is very easy to reach; take Exit #91 off of Route 1 and follow the signs.  You will not have to go through the base’s main gate security checkpoint.

We have made special arrangements with the museum for this event so not only will we be given a guided tour of the VC-9’s VIP interior, we will also be visiting the aircraft’s flight deck and high tech. communications suite.  There is no registration or attendance fee required but the museum is a non-profit and depends on donations from the public.  Also, it features a very well stocked store offering hundreds of aviation and military themed items which we hope you’ll browse while you’re there.

In addition to the VC-9, the museum has dozens of other historical aircraft to explore, and the 21st of May of is an “open cockpit” day so many of the other airplanes on display will be open for your perusal. There is no question that there will be a lot of fascinating and informative things for you and your family members to see and do and you can take unlimited photographs.

As mentioned above, this is a BYOP event and you can participate in ANY type of vehicle if your Porsche cannot accommodate all your family members and picnic items.  Also, please bring any folding chairs and/or tables you’ll need.  Those of you who drive Porsches with “whaletails” can use them as picnic tables of course.

This will be a rain or shine event, we’ll have the VC-9‘s wing as a protective cover, and if you have any questions, please contact your “Tour Meister,” Rick Roll, at: rroll@comcast.net.

Porsche Overload (but in a marvelous way)

 

by Liz Reid

        I am not sure where to begin, and that does not happen very often for me. Then again, it is not very often that I attend a Rennsport Reunion. In fact I have never attended a Rennsport Reunion. On top of that, there have only been five of these events ever. This year was the biggest one to date and took place at Laguna Seca.  There were people from all over the world like Germany, Canada,Poland, England, Japan; not just our own PCA members who of course were there and volunteered for things like placing cars in the Porsche corral or giving out much needed cold water.

        This event that features racing of vintage cars up to exhibition racing of even the 919 is all packed into three days which is amazing and quite the sensory overload when you think that PCA's national gathering, Parade, is a whole week in duration. There are unique and quite expensive race vehicles in the paddock area(one which is estimated to cost $20 million) in all sorts of color schemes. This entire long weekend I dare say I saw close to two dozen 918s in light blue, green, yellow, silver, Weissach pkg,

Brumos striping, and another unique racing design. I had worried before going to the 60th Parade earlier this year that I might not even see one of those uber cars in person. To top that off, I not only got to see the 919, I got to see it on the track while positioned up at the "corkscrew" and got a picture with Nick Tandy next to it.

        There were so many photo ops. They were giving away Porsche flags, so I got 2 of them signed by race car drivers of yesterday and today along with some photos of them. I have photos of interviews like the one between Hurley Haywood and Jackie Ickx. A real raw, candid, hilarious interview I photo- graphed and should have recorded was at the PCA hospitality tent between

Earl Bamber, Jorg Burgmeitser, and Derek Bell. It was as if I were a fly on a

pub wall listening to these guys gap about everything from racing and the money to the women and impressions of tracks worldwide. Ironic enough, two of three do not like Laguna Seca.

        So many things for sale from "Frog Dogs" and California Pizza Kitchen to track and Rennsport souvenirs to Porsche Design, but not for sale was the Club Blau 911 GTS that was to be given away to a lucky PCA member. That special and surprising moment went to a couple from Seattle who have only

been members since 2014. They took it on one of the parade laps that weekend

grinning from ear to ear.

        It might have been a bummer that Patrick Dempsey did not make it as the schedule had hinted, but 90% of the "famous" race car drivers were so approachable and are Porschephiles like you and me. Got to have a few words with Patrick Long and Derek Bell. My husband was particularly lucky and happy to chat and walk to the parking lot with Mark Webber who heard how our son has followed him since Red Bull and was glad to have an enduring fan. I actually got a personal signature from him to Nate. That was all our son wanted to see when we walked back in the door in Delaware.

        Now it is time to keep our fingers crossed that PCNA and AG will see the record turnout Rennsport Reunion V got and will seriously consider a "VIth" maybe at COTA or Daytona. So sorry to have missed the first four but will not miss the next. The whole family will take in the sights, sounds, flavors, and friends that a great Porsche event brings. Hope you will join us as the Weinings and Wilsons did this year.

Have a great fall.

Greenville Crossing Shopping Center

Greenville, DE 19807

Thank You to everyone that came out. I was very happy with the ultimate turnout and so were the sponsors.
McLaren of Philadelphia
Maserati of the Main LIne
ALGAR Ferrari
Brown and Brown Co.
Strobert Tree Service 
Independence Wealth Services 
Porsche of Delaware
Our Trophy sponsor Exotic Car Gear
Our Title Sponsor 
Janney Montgomery Scott
we raised over $7000 between sponsor money and sellling tickets
This will pay for the Christmas party AND leave around $5000 to buy meals for the teenagers during their Summer camp season to encourage them to come into the club where they will be introduced to positive options instead of hanging out on the streets where they are far more likely to be exposed to negative influences.
The children have a blast selling votes and I appreciate your understanding as they may ask more than once for you to buy some Dots for voting. 

Every Year I wonder whether this year will be the last year. Things do have a lifecycle...but this one seems to have some age left in it. 
Please mark your calender for the Christmas Toy delivery and party leaving from the same shopping center DEcember 12th. Arrive around 10AM and have some coffee and we will leave for the Boys and Girls Club loaded with Toys. 
Sincerely
Jon in Delaware



 Can You Say Picnique?

by Liz Reid 

2015 is the year that our small region is 55 years old, and we want to celebrate it as such. Our 50th year, we were at Hagley for our annual summer picnic; but this year we were able to use the grounds of Granogue, Irinée DuPont’s estate. We must thank Ron Johnson for all he did to secure this spectacular venue which drew a crowd of over 100 folks many of whom are brand new to the club, and we hope they enjoyed and will come out to many more events. Full Article (HERE)



Attention Porsche owners!

Registration is now OPEN for Thunder Again 2015!   
Scheduled for October 2,3,4,   this is one of the premier Driver Education track events on the East Coast.    Held at the challenging Thunderbolt circuit on New Jersey Motorsports Park,   this event is the perfect opportunity to experience the outstanding performance your Porsche is capable of.     It’s nearly impossible to safely (and legally) take your car to the limits of its performance envelope on the street.    At our event,   you will be able to explore your car’s outstanding dynamic capabilities,  lap after lap.    Never been on the track before?  Not a problem.   We have expert instructors who will ride with you and safely guide you to greater levels of driving skills.

An evening banquet  (Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ by the pool! ) is provided to all participants on Saturday.  A relaxed, fun weekend with some of the best drivers and instructors at one of the best tracks in the country. What more could you want?

Sign up now by clicking on this link:     
http://msreg.com/DelPcaDE2015
Register and pay before May 1,  and you will get a $50 discount!     Come join us for some fun with cars!!!

We have negotiated a special rate at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Millville for the weekend, please follow below link for online reservations:
http://cwp.marriott.com/aiyml/delawareregionporscheclub
Fairfield Inn & Suites Millville|Vineland 301 Bluebird Lane, Millville, NJ 08332

 


The Delaware Porsche Club
and Social Networking:

We will be using the Facebook social network in conjunction with our web site to provide the best information experience for our club members.  Facebook will offer club users real-time access to club notices, events, and updates while allowing all members to communicate with each other.

We have created two methods of access:

1.) We have created a general corporate page called "DelawarePCA". This is accessible from our web site. This page does not require
a Facebook account and is visible to anyone. Non-Facebook account holders can view, but not comment or post, to this page. Facebook account holders can comment and post. Please click the "Like" button to have information show up in your news feed.

2.) We have also created a Facebook group called "Delaware Porsche Club". A group requires a user with a Facebook account. The advantages of a group are: Users must join the group before they can participate. Members of this group have the ability to be notified optionally by email and or text message of any changes/additions to the page. This would be very useful for event changes or "spur of the moment" activities. This page would only be visible to members of the group.

The WebMaster ,chairpersons and members will keep the pages up-to-date with official info, and users are encouraged to add any information that would be of interest to our membership. Photos, ride reviews, Porsche news, etc. would be appreciated.

Remember "Delawarepca" for Facebook and non Facebook members. For Facebook users search for "Delaware Porsche Club" our Ride-N-Dine, and ask to join.