John and Eleanor Donohue Photos by John Donohue Our dedicated group of volunteers met on this brisk Saturday morning in early April to complete our semi annual ODOT cleanup commitment. With the threatening snow and rain just staying at bay for our group, we were thrilled to get such a terrific turnout of twenty people.
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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.
Powder coating is a technology for coating anything metal virtually any color. We are most familiar with its use on wheels and engine tin for air cooled cars, but its uses extend to anything metal that would otherwise be painted. I have used it on the suspension parts of my 912 and exhaust tips
Attracting and retaining new members is our goal for growth and staying vibrant. The High Desert PCA excels in both areas. While attrition due to relocation is unavoidable, we strive to make club membership so enjoyable and rewarding that our members stay with us year after year. Our positive relationship with our local Porsche dealer
(Burble: A throaty popping exhaust sound occurring when backing off the accelerator suddenly) Dedicated to sharing tech tips and driving related observations Find one, observe one, share one! Wax on, Wax Off! If you are looking for a great all purpose cleaner that removes unwanted car wax from various surfaces like Vinyl & Plastic Trim,
(Burble: A throaty popping exhaust sound occurring when backing off the accelerator suddenly) Dedicated to sharing tech tips and driving related observations Find one, observe one, share one! Looking for non-ethanol fuel for your go fast cars, motorcycles and boats? Go to the Pure-Gas.org website and download the smartphone app. Try it, you’ll like it!
(Burble: A throaty popping exhaust sound occurring when backing off the accelerator suddenly) Dedicated to sharing tech tips and driving related observations Find one, observe one, share one! This month I would like to share what I have found to be a couple efficient ways for cleaning your Porsche Platinum Satin Carrera Style wheels. (See
“The Burble” Dedicated to sharing tech tips and driving related observations Find one, observe one, share one! Are you tired of coming out to your car and finding your radar detector dangling from its connection? Here is a device that I have installed in 3 of my vehicles that solves the issue of plastic suction
Dear Porsche Club, The Skid Car training was an experience that I think many will benefit a lot from. It teaches you how to stay calm in certain situations and how to handle skids more effectively. I believe the Skid Car training was and is very beneficial and I wouldn’t have been able to experience