Presidential Ramblings – October 2015

Pete Cropped Pete Olson - High Desert Region Porsche Club President

Well…  Here we are preparing for October, looking back at a “spectacular” year of Porsche driving and adventures!  And, September was no exception!

Each week in September provided opportunities to spend time with “Porsche Friends” & Porsches

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So let’s start from the top:

  • Saturday the 5th: Over the Cascades to Salem, for a visit to the Sodbusters Hops Farm owned and operated by our HDR members Doug & Audrey Weathers. The tour was organized and led by Curt Graeber in his Basalt Black 911 Cab.  See the full story in this month’s Downshift.  Thanks Doug, Audrey & Curt!
  • Saturday the 12th: We moved the “traditional” Arrive & Drive to the second Saturday, to avoid all of the Labor Day traffic in the Bend area. Allan & Geri Frickey led the charge in their Guards Red 911 Speedster.  And a fine job they did!  Thanks!
  • Saturday the 19th: The Annual Oregon Festival of Cars was held on the Brokentop golf course greens. A great gathering of over 100 cars of all makes models & colors!  There were even a few Porsches, as some HDR members entered and others attended.  Typical beautiful Bend summer weather prevailed!
  • Wednesday the 23rd: 20 (I believe that was the number) Porsches carrying “highly enthusiastic” HDR Porsche Club members gathered at the Haggens parking lot on the South edge of Bend . Tim & Sue Hagner, Bren & Shannon Hirschberg organized and led the tour. Ken & Jan McCumber provide the goodie bags, and off we motored, heading south to Monterey!  Thanks so much for a job well done!
  • But first, an overnight stop at the Scotia Inn to celebrate Ed Chernhoff’s birthday, and then get a good night’s sleep… Thursday provide the opportunity to complete the journey south to Monterey, to be in place & ready to spend a fantastic time at Rennsport Reunion V…  And fantastic it was!

So… That’s September in a “nutshell”.  Seems as each month & year just keeps getting better & better!

      Enjoy your Porsche & Porsche Friends Even More!

                                               Pete