Presidential Ramblings February 2014

Pete Olson
Well, we cruised right on through January 2014 and are happily moving forward into the year!  Welcome back, to those of you who went off to enjoy the attractions of some warmer climates.  We did our best to hold down the fort while you were gone.

We had a great tech session at Carrera Motors on Saturday the 25th.  Not only did we spend time in the Carrera shop with presentations, goodie giveaways and a door prize, but we were also treated a wonderful catered lunch and viewing of two 50thAnniversary 911’s and a 2014 GT3.  Thank you to Carrera Motors for hosting this event!

Looking ahead, we now have information that on-line registration for the 2014 Porsche Parade in Monterey, CA opens on March 11th.  You register on the National PCA website. The event takes place on June 15th – 21st, and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.  PCA will establish blocks of rooms at five local Monterey hotels.  Discounted rooms will be made available upon your completion of registration.  This is a special treat, as anyone who has attended a Porsche Parade will enthusiastically tell you!

Meanwhile, back in Bend:                                                                  
  • Wed. Feb 19th  (Brokentop Social Meeting).                                       
  • Sun. Feb 23rd (Chili Cook-off @ Carrera Motors Showroom) Hosted by Lisa Sarmiento.  Be there, and bring your “finest” award winning chili.  You may proudly take an award home!
Then looking into March:                                                                    
  • Sun Mar 16th (Snowshoe Evening Tour, under a full moon) Hosted by Tracy Stout, sign up soon.  Who could ask for more!
  • Wed Mar 19th (Brokentop Social Meeting)                                          
  • Sat & Sun Mar 22nd -23rd (Unplugged Tour to Hood River) Hosted by Roger Sanders. Get your hotel reservations. Highly recommended by those who attended last year!


So once these fun packed events are in our rear view mirror, we are eagerly looking forward to the Porsche Driving Season.  We are in the process of planning a Spring Tech Session devoted on how to make your Porsche even more pristine than it already is!  Event info is forthcoming.

Late Breaking News! The movie RUSH (story of James Hunt & Niki Lauda’s F1 rivalry) is now available on Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD.  Many of us saw it on the big screen, and I expect will enjoy seeing it again. 

         “Enjoy Your Porsche & Porsche Friends” Even More! 

I join you in looking forward to an exciting 2014!  Pete Olson