Presidential Ramblings January

This is the “new” time of the year. It’s New Year and I hope everyone is having a great new year. There is the “new” 911 (stay tuned for information on the introduction party at Carrera Motors later this year). We also have the “new” monthly membership meeting starting in January. It’s now the second Tuesday of the month, starting at 5:30 pm at the Tetherow Club House. Thanks in advance for your support of our “new” monthly meeting. Has a “new” Porsche made its way into your garage? Ed?

We now have our “new” printed membership list, it was available at the Holiday party but I forgot to pass it out. They will be available at all club events, if I can remember to bring them!

So just like most of the club I put the Porsches under covers in the garage, aired the tires to 50psi, plugged in the battery maintainers and reduced the insurance right before Thanksgiving when the snow started to fly. The Blue car is now uncovered, tire pressures set, maintainer unplugged and back to full coverage. How many of you have taken your Porsche out? I’m lovin’ the weather! So sorry for the skiers, so happy for the drivers. I’m even out riding my bike, my non-Porsche passion. Anyone interested in an impromptu Arrive and Drive? This is a happy new year!

Good Luck to Rick Johnson, of Carrera Motors, at the 24 Hrs of Daytona this month. He’s one of four drivers in the Patrick Dempsey RX-8. Hope you are the first non-Porsche across the line! Can’t wait to see and hear all about it when you return.

Ann and Mike Sampson, thanks again for a great Holiday Party this year. Everyone had a great time and we raised lots of money for Charity. So thanks also to the members for your GREAT support.

We voted in the Board at the Holiday Dinner with no changes. So we will be the same Board as we ended the year. Was this a vote of confidence or didn’t you want the job? I’ll choose to believe it was a vote of confidence. Thank you to the Board members for your effort and energy in helping to maintain the stewardship of our club.

Did you know that the tube frame of a Porsche 917 weighed only 47 kilos and the fiberglass body of the Porsche 904 weighed only 100 kilos? I’m thinking about weight now, after the Holidays, and kilos are so much lighter than pounds!

Auf Wiedersehen!