April No Fools Day for the HDR was an absolutely beautiful day for an Arrive & Drive and, once again, Bob Stark did not disappoint, with a route that combined the Crooked River Canyon curves with a selection of roads West of Redmond and Northwest of Bend. Over forty cars made the drive and we
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As I flew into Calgary for the annual PCA Zone Six Presidents’ Meeting, the flight attendant handed out the Canadian customs declaration forms that we would need to submit to clear customs. No problem, I thought, the calendars in my luggage should not be considered as contraband. But then I came to where I had
More daylight, less snow, less cold — what’s not to like! Seriously, this morning I realized how nice it is to drive on dry roads, even if they are marked by potholes and alligator skin pavement. This has been a tough winter in Central Oregon, and I want to personally thank all of you who contributed coats, hats and gloves at the Holiday Party. The generosity of our members went a long way toward helping our neighbors through the winter.
With the approach of spring later this month, many HDR members are fussing around their Porsches, getting them ready for the first arrive and drive next month. As you prepare it is important to pay special attention to your tires. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and in good condition. This is especially true for those of you who only drive their “babies” a few thousand miles per year or less. All tires will gradually lose air pressure and tires that are operating at less than proper inflation are both more vulnerable to damage from potholes, and generate more heat at higher speeds. Tires also do not age particularly well and old tires may need to be replaced well before the tread is gone. Visit your mechanic or tire professional if you have any questions at all about your tires.
As I sit here writing this month’s Presidential Ramblings I realize that the only thing different about the view outside my window when I wrote last month’s Ramblings is that the snow is deeper now.
I’ve been here off and on for over forty years and I understand winters in Central Oregon, but this one seems a harsher, with Spring a little bit further away than normal.
After a few more minutes of depression I began to realize what was bothering me — the Cayenne is great in snow and even handles potholes fairly well, but I am missing the 911 and our summer drives on the high desert.
Whew — what a 2016 for the High Desert Region!! Under Pete’s leadership we grew our membership by almost 16%, put on 56 events, and won the prestigious 2016 PCA Community Service Award over all of the other regions in PCA. As one of the more recent members of the club the things I noticed
By Pete Olson High Desert Region PCA President OK… This will be my “last” Presidential Ramblings, it’s been 3 years since I wrote the “first”. That adds up to 36 sessions at the laptop! Each month I have enjoyed looking back at the month’s adventures, & reading our members stories in the
High Desert Region PCA President – Pete Olson Hello! So… we wrapped up our Porsche driving season with two separate events, both on the first weekend in October. Arrive & Drive Oct 1st: Each year this drive culminates with a special lunch. This year the drive ended at member Tracy Stout’s
Pete Olson – High Desert Region PCA President Hi! Each month of 2016 has provided us with wonderful memories… People, Porsches & Places… Owning & enjoying a Porsche opens up so many opportunities! I truly believe that we have made 2016 our best year ever! While you were out cruising on the September 10th
Pete Olson – High Desert Region PCA President WOW!!! August just sped on by… I realized that I did not attend a “single” local High Desert Region event! However, I do have some great alibis, so here we go… Saturday August 6th: While you were out driving on the Central Oregon
Pete Olson – High Desert Region PCA President And the fun just continues!… it’s summer on The High Desert! Saturday July 9th… This Saturday we outdid ourselves, with not one (1), but two (2) “Arrive & Drives”! The usual Saturday drives last about 3 hours, however Roger Sanders came up with the