From the President, November 2013

KJeremiahFall is here and most people really enjoy this time of year – cooler temperatures, fall colors and crisp air. I don’t. Cooler temperatures mean cold weather is upon us and soon there will be snow and ice – bad thing. I’m color blind and could care less about the trees and their leaves. The crisp air is OK. But mainly I don’t like fall is because soon with the changing of the weather comes snow and road chemicals means that the Porsche will spend most of its time in the garage. As I’ve mentioned before, our Porsche is a real attitude adjuster for us and I’ll miss the performance and enjoyment the car brings to us.

With all that being said, we still have had an active time of late with our cars and members. We had our second Wine and Shine of the season – this time at Stone Villa – a very nice venue and good music thanks to the efforts of Iron Jack and Mary-Lou Purvis. Please see Louise’s article for details.

The Purvis’s and Frank Buniciky also put on a “Poker Run” rally that as usually for those who participated were really pleased with this event. Since my eyesight is still on the mend and Louise has lost neck mobility, we were unable to join for the drive, but managed to join everyone for lunch. It takes a great deal of planning and work to put on a rally and Iron Jack and Fast Frank are to be congratulated for a quality event. These are always great fun and I would hope others will join us for our next road adventure.

Our two “novice” Autocross chairs, Rob Hoffman and Scott Mores pulled off another successful event. They even managed to add some rain to the venue to challenge our participants even more. Again, it takes a great deal of effort to get everything completed and Rob and “S’mores” have done a terrific job in recreating a valuable venue.

Finally to complete our month, we had an impromptu gathering at Buffalo Wild Wings in Cranberry. The restaurant invited our club and give us 10% off on our food. Soon after Louise and I drove in Shaun Pecore and his lovely wife drove in with their beautiful 997 GT3 RS. I commented to Shaun that he had the fastest car in the mall parking lot. Not much later after I said this, Kenny Pryor shows up in his GT3 RS – same color and trim. We parked the cars together and they created a really impressive site. I then told Shaun and Kenny that they had the two fastest cars in the parking lot. Kenny looked at me and gave me a little smile because I didn’t know that his mother Claudia was coming with her red 600 hp plus twin turbo. Claudia won the prize for having the fastest Porsche in the lot. It was a fun gathering and I hope we will do it again.

We’re now ready for our last event of the year – our Porsche Prom. I hope many of you will take advantage of this festive event – good food, fun dancing and great people.

There are some of us who are going to the 24 hour race at Daytona. The Clarks are renting a motor home which will act as our “base of operations” for the race. If you are interested in joining us, please contact me or George Patterson.

Speaking of the Clark’s, I want to thank Melinda and Chuck for their hospitality at their estate. The six car garage, car lifts and tool boxes were very impressive and provided a great venue for our business meeting.

Hope you can join us for our next meeting at the estate of Bill and Sandy Zielinski. Their home will be “decked out” for the holidays and it is really something to see.

Last chance to contact me with your comments, ideas and suggestions.