The Porsches, The People and Those Great Mountain Roads!
at a Glance
See Calendar pg 2 for details.
Membership Social Feb 16th
Rock Bottom Cafe
Gimmick Rally April 9th
Tech Session April 28th
European Performance Specialists
Cover background shot by Phyllis Godfredson. New Member photos by Bob & Barb Bills.
AMR Membership Social...page 5
It’s OK to Love Your Porsche!
Three articles touching on a subject near to your heart:
The Shiny Spot....page 5
New Advertiser’s Article... page10
In The Zone... page 12
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Board of Directors,
Chairmen & Club information
President: Goodie Store:
Tim Drummer719-235-8108 drum- Kathleen Lennon . . . . .(c) 719-487-2842
2011 Calendar of Events.............pg 2
Vice President: Past President
Tom Kautz . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719-390-7418 Chris Lennon . . . . . . . . . . . 719-487-2842
President’s Letter ........................pg 4
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rally Master & Challenge Series Chr.
Thank You: Christmas Toys.......pg 5
Cheryl Pixley . . . . . . . . . . . .719-338-0117 Jim Sorensen . . . . . . . . . . 719-488-3373
Safety Notice: Helmets ...............pg 4
Treasurer: PR Chairman:
The Shiny Spot (Editor Letter) ..pg 5
Pat Boggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-266-8649 John Underwood . . . . . . . . .719-237-8887
Member-At-Large, Timing Chr. Safety Chairman; AMR New Member Social ...........pg 6
Membership Information ...........pg 7
Paul Beethe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust Notes (Minutes)..........pg 8-9
Dan Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719-229-1511
Bob Bills . . . . . . . . . . . . . .c 719-439-4441
Article: New Advertiser........pg 10-11
Chief Driving Instructor:
ZONE 9 REP: Sean Cridland . . . . .
The AMR Goodie Store: ...........pg 10
Phil Rader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-685-3200 email@example.com
Article: In The Zone...................pg 12
Dwight Kasten . . . . . . . . . . 719-492-6886
firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan Hiatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.com Official Information:
Equipment Chairman :
ALPINE MOUNTAIN REGION
Membership & Advertising Chr:
Loren Southard 719-475-1046. . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Mountain Passages is the official publication
Ron & Sheri Martinez . . . . . 719-243-3531
Assistant Equipment Chairman : of the Alpine Mountain Region, Porsche Club
email@example.com of America, Inc. Statements appearing in
John Oliphint 719-231-5181 . . .firstname.lastname@example.org Mountain Passages are those of the authors and
Membership Welcoming Person do not constitute an opinion of the Porsche Club
Web Site Technical Issues:
Hank Godfredson . . . . . . . .719-661-8911 of America, Alpine Mountain Region,or our Board
Scott Longberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.com of Directors.
Newsletter Editor: Assistant Challenge Series Chairman: The Mountain Passages Editor reserves the
Phyllis Godfredson . . . . . . 719-592-0032 right to edit as necessary all material submitted
for publication. Material is due on 5th of the
firstname.lastname@example.org Web Master Brent Weiner month for publication in the following issue.
Permission is hereby given to other PCA newslet-
ter editors to reproduce any material published
herein, provided appropriate credit is given to the
writer or photographer.
The Mountain Passages newsletter is free
Visit our Website: to members of AMR while the non-member sub-
www.amrporsche.com scription fee is $20.00 per year.
To subscribe: send your fee to Ron Martinez,
8305 Bluff View Way, Colrado Springs CO 80919
Visit the AMR Photo Website: or email email@example.com
AMRphotogallery.zenfolio.com To Advertise or to join the Alpine Mountain
Region Club, contact: Ron or Sherri Martinez,
Membership Chr at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your newsletter contributions to:
Photo provided by Fred Veitch.
Ron Martinez to email@example.com or to
Phyllis Godfredson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include captions with your photos. TIA!
Fred Veitch with Grandson Cooper (age 2) on grampa’s Porsche tractor.
Calendar of Events
2/1 AMR Board Meeting AMR Mollicas (meeting room) on Garden of the Gods
2/16 Membership Social AMR Rock Bottom Brewery “Dinner and a Movie!” . . . . . . . .6:00 pm
3/1 Board Meeting AMR TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:00 pm
February 3/16 Membership Social AMR AI Japanese Restaurant “Celebrate Springtime in CO” .6:00 pm
AMR Membership APRIL 2011
“Dinner and a Movie” 4/4 AMR Board Meeting AMR TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:00 pm
4/9 Spring Rally AMR TBA
Date: Feb 16th, 2010 4/20 Membership Social AMR Slayton’s Tejon Street Grill “Blues and BBQ” . . . . . . . .6:00 pm
Time: 6:00 pm Cocktails 4/28 Tech Session AMR Advertiser: European Performance Specialists . . . . . . . . . . .TBA
6:45 pm Dinner MAY 2011
Location: Rock Bottom Brewery 5/3 AMR Board Meeting AMR TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:00 pm
3316 Cinema Point, Colorado 5/14-15 AMR DE LaJunta AMR Larsen Wealth Management DE at LaJunta... Dan Taylor
Springs 80922 719-550-3586
www.rockbottom.com 5/18 Membership Social AMR Poblano’s Mexican Cantina “Old School Gymkhana” .6:00 pm
www.cinemark.com 5/21 Tour AMR Sand Dunes Tour, more information coming
5/26 Fiesta Del Porsche AMR Sante Fe, NM more information coming
“Dinner and a Movie” JUNE 2011
Sample the excellent craft beers
6/4 AMR DE Pueblo AMR Pueblo
and good food from the Rock
Bottom Brewery. Enjoy some 6/7 AMR Board Meeting AMR TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:00 pm
laughs and time with your 6/15 Membership Social AMR TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:00 pm
Porsche friends and then walk
over to the CineMark Theatres
for a show! We will have a
current movie list and show
times available for you to
decide. It should be a great
night out on the town!
Come out and join us!
If you have any questions or
comments, please contact Sheri
Martinez at 719-243-3530 or
Our favorite mouse,
wants to remind you
that our first
D.E. of 2011 is
“Larsen Wealth Management”
DE at LaJunta Tiempos rápidos
con los amigos!
Mark your calendars now! We will have “fast times with friends” at the
La Junta Raceway D.E., May 14-15th. Look forward to more details
in the coming months.
If you have any questions please contact:
Co-Chair Dan Taylor email@example.com or
Co-Chair Brad Doerr firstname.lastname@example.org
car storage with
by Tim Drummer
We thank you
and I would like to welcome Patrick
Dufour and Brad Doerr! I'm very
Photo from AMR files.
We have started the pleased to have some new folks help-
for partnering with us this year. planning for the May ing. In addition, two other folks have
It's caring people like you who La Junta DE event. expressed interest and hopefully they
make Christmas for others a Dan Taylor is the main will be confirming in the near future.
wonderfull success. We know chair and he brought Four new driving event chairs for the
forward the event plan club is a significant increase in available
there will be tears of joy as the Tim Drummer. and budget. It was resources to help put on an event!
Military pick out their gifts for reviewed and Jim McDonald will be representing
their children. So many thought approved by the Board. We also dis- the club at the Zone 9 meeting in
they would not have anything to cussed scheduling Tech Talks for the Midland, TX this year. Due to the
winter months and have a couple leads. budget losses last year, the club was
give their children.
Hopefully by the end of January we uncertain about attending the Zone 9,
will have two or three locked in. especially given the additional travel
Thank you for caring about the We received a demo of the new web expenses compared to last year.
needy. Have a Blessed site and I'm excited to see it up and However, Jim has graciously agreed to
Christmas and a Healthy running. It is planned to be in place cover some of the expenses to keep the
and ready to go by the end of January. burden to the club down. I'm pleased
New Year." The new site will be based on a tech- to have Jim represent us and I know
nology that should be very easy to he'll do a good job and I thank him for
maintain and allows simple content volunteering to help with this.
Lighthouse Mobile addition. The expectation is that we
Ministries will not have such a critical dependen- TIM DRUMMER
................. cy to maintain the web site on a single PRESIDENT, ALPINE MOUNTAIN REGION
person going forward.
provided by We've also got some new co-chair
Jim McDonald blood for our upcoming events! This
year We've confirmed two members
who will be new to co-chairing events
The Shiny Spot
by Phyllis Godfredson
Hank and I have owned our silver
Boxster for 11 years... We ordered it back
Photo from AMR files.
I had been down with
the flu during the holi- when they were new and greatly anticipat-
days, and was feeling a ed. We waited 18 months for ours to come PCA Regulations for speed driv-
bit grouchy and sorry in. It was such a big day when we got our ing events (DE's; autocrosses;
for myself.... staring out car and keys, I will never forget it! club racing) require a helmet
the window I realized it Now, a few people are suggesting that we
move on to something newer, faster, etc. that has been safety rated by
was a gorgeous, sunny,
Phyllis Godfredson winter day... and it Why? I love this car... yes, it has a few the Snell Foundation. The Snell
shouldn’t go to waste. scuffs and wrinkles (kinda like me) but it is Foundation updates their ratings
I decided it was a good time to give the lovely to look at and zips to where ever I
every five years. Beginning in
Boxster a wash. I couldn’t have it starting want to go... whether it is the grocery store,
the new year dirty! a hike in our Mountains or to a friend’s 2011 all PCA events requiring
vineyard in Napa. So, I am going to keep it a helmet must have a Snell
Standing in the and keep on enjoying it! rating of either 2010 or 2005.
sunshine, sudsing up the PHYLLIS GODFREDSON,
Helmets with a rating year of
sponge, taking in the beautiful
2000 are no longer allowed. Be
lines of the car... sure you are prepared and have
Photo by Hank Godfredson.
I felt like a million bucks.
the proper safety gear before
we begin the driving events in
Standing in the warm sunshine, sudsing 2011. A similar notice will be
up the sponge, taking in the beautiful published in the requirements
lines of the car, I soon forgot all about the for our AMR events on motor-
flu and felt like a million bucks.
There are a lot of reasons to own and sportreg.com when you sign up.
drive a Porsche, most of them personal.
Some folks drive them for status, some for JIM SORENSEN
speed and competition, some for the terrif- RALLY MASTER
ic handling and some, like me, just
because they are pleasing and a joy to own.
Alpine Mountain Region, February Membership Social:
New Members Night
Photos by Barb and Bob Bills.
Peggy and Hank Colvert with host Ron Martinez.
Katherine George and John Duclos,
Maria and Sean Duncan.
Great people, great food, great time!
Marilee and Chris Marter.
Board Meetings are held on the first
Tuesday of the month.
are held on the third Wednesday
of each month at 6:00 pm. Join Us!
Welcome this Alpine Mountain
months new Region membership
Primary Members 297
Affiliate Members 232
John and Joseph Catalano Total Members 529
4710 N. Chestnut Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
E: email@example.com To join PCA
Car: 1973 911T - white (Porsche Club
(Alpine Mountain Region)
Membership and Advertising
Two of the door prized winners:
Martin Willis and friend Chelly Gardner.
IN THE ZONE continued from page 12.
something special when you
start a Porsche engine, engage
gears, and release the brake.
Driving a Porsche is not so much
about getting someplace, but
about enjoying the experience,
about finding joy, and experienc- overwhelming popularity of this event, the
ing happiness, and building a club subsidy was higher than projected.
Photo from AMR files.
cadre of friends whose lives FUTURE EVENTS:
share in a similar quest. We The monthly Board
understand and enjoy the devel- Meeting of the Alpine 2011 Holiday Party: Several possible locations
opment of technology, but enjoy Mountain Region was will be investigated for the 2011 party and
conducted January 4, 2011, plans are to limit the cost to the $50/person
the old ones as much as the new
at the home of Bruce and range.
ones. Porsche Club people love Cheryl Pixley Annette Larsen. The meet- La Junta DE: Chairman Dan Taylor's budget
the cars not because our ego's AMR SECRETARY
ing convened at 6:56 PM was APPROVED with minor revisions.
fulfillment depends on a certain and adjourned at 9:23 PM. Tim Drummer,
symbol of wealth and success, President, presided. Tech Talks: Watch for upcoming notification of
but because the visceral feeling Tech Talks. They will take place on weekends
of precision, direction, and per- ATTENDEES: during the months of February, March and
formance awake something pri- Tim Drummer, Ron Martinez, Chris Lennon, April.
mal, original, and warm. No, not Kathleen Lennon, Phil Rader, Paul Beethe, COMMITTEE REPORTS:
the cliche of animal aggression John Underwood, Dwight Kasten, Pat Boggs,
as "outside" journalists blather Tom Kautz, Dan Taylor, Brett Weiner, Cheryl Secretary: Minutes from the December 7
on about. Something else. Pixley, Bruce Larsen, Annette Larsen meeting were reviewed and APPROVED.
Something that everyone search- Guest: Jim McDonald Advertising/ Membership: There were 297
es for and few achieve: ineffable, PRESIDENT'S REMARKS: primary and 232 affiliate members in
primordial joy. December 2010 for a total of 529. This number
Tim Drummer stated that his main focus this is virtually unchanged from December, 2009. A
I thank my friend for such a year will be to control costs. Although the club
beautifully written reminder and motion was APPROVED to discontinue the
will not be able to do as much financially for mailing of newsletters to those members
I look forward to sharing that the membership as it has in the recent past,
experience with you at an event whose primary address is outside the U.S.
there will be no shortage of interesting and fun unless the member specifically requests the
in the coming year. activities. newsletter and does not want it sent by email.
SEAN CRIDLAND PAST EVENTS: Savings are projected to be $500-600 per year.
ZONE 10 REPRESENTATIVE
2010 Holiday Party: Total participation includ- There will be no increase in advertising fees
ed 99 members and guests. Because of the for 2011.
CONTINUED NEXT PAGE
2005 Boxster, Silver/Blue. 22K
miles.Great condition. $19,900 OBO.
Treasury: The year ended with a net loss. A friendly competition among AMR and RMR Call Jim Verhey, 719-632-9999. 12/10
portion of the outgo was for the purchase of a members, improve attendance at both clubs'
box truck which will store equipment, tow the events and create more enjoyment for the par- 2000 Boxster, 29,071 miles.
trailer, etc. It is expected to serve club needs ticipants. Proposed changes include consoli- Cobalt blue, Concours condition.
for several years to come. Future events will dated classes and a simplified method of Sheepskin covers, all the extras. New
need to be priced somewhat higher. awarding points. Tom Kautz volunteered to tires, service records. $21,000. Jack
maintain the point records for AMR. 719-633-2277 6/10 // 10/10
Newsletter: No Report
2000 Carrera 2 Coupe 50,700miles
Membership/Social: The February member- Open Positions for 2011: Needed are a Safety
Guards Red / Black. Well maintained car
ship meeting will be 2/16 at Rock Bottom Chairman and Driver Train-ing Tour Chair.
in excellent condition. PSM, 6-speed.
Brewery off Powers Blvd. by Cinemark 2011 Board Meeting Locations: Inquiries are Factory sport suspension, GOOD Michelin
Theatres. being made to find restaurants with private Pilot Sport PS2s in front, NEW PS2s in
Website: The AMR website is being rebuilt and meeting rooms suitable for conducting Board rr. New ft rotors. Pagid orange pads. SS
should be operational by the end of January. meetings. brake lines. Recaro racing seats.
The new site will be easier to maintain and OTHER BUSINESS: Excellent paint, clear bra, garage kept.
will include e-commerce capabilities and Comes with original leather seats &
Lighthouse Mobile Ministries: They are very stereo. $27,995 cal or email for more
financial functions which could potentially grateful for the large number of toys that the
replace the use of MotorsportReg and lower info!970-744-0393 firstname.lastname@example.org
club collected at the Holiday Party to be given
our costs. to children of military personnel at Ft. Carson. EXISS 28’ Car Trailer. This all alu-
NEW BUSINESS: minum bumper pull trailer is a Mach 10
Zone 9 Meeting: Happening early February in with frt cabinet pkg and floor tiedowns,
Sponsorships for Driving Events: The concept Midland, TX. A motion was APPROVED to electrical pkg. Covered tires when
of soliciting sponsors and a schedule of spon- pay up to $600 toward our delegate's expenses. parked. Gary at
sorship fees was APPROVED. Benefits to the Event Chair Training: Coming soon. Tom will email@example.com 10/10
sponsor include sponsorship exclusivity for send details to event chairpersons. 1983 Porsche 911 SC convertible 172
the event, a co-brand with AMR in the name hp 3.0 ltr, 5 spd 87,000 miles. Silver,
of the event and promotion of the sponsor in The next Board Meeting will be held Tuesday,
February 1, 2011 at a place TBD. Black leather int. Power windows & mir-
multiple emails and newsletters advertising rors.Headlight washers, Alpine AM/FM
the event. Respectfully submitted, Compact Disc, ft & rr speakers,
Proposed 2011 Challenge Series Rules: The $24,850.00 Don 719684-7800
SECRETARY, ALPINE MOUNTAIN REGION
goal of the new structure will be to encourage firstname.lastname@example.org 7/10
Custom Auto Rebuilder
New Advertiser Article
father picked me up, put me on the fender I loved my 911S and had it for over
Photos by Hank Godfredson.
Isn't that just a of the family station wagon and said. "Hand fourteen years. Drove it every day, thrashed
glorified VW? me that wrench.” But I had never had the it on all of the area race tracks, and restored
opportunity to take a Porsche 911 for a it two times. Come to think of it I had that
I was 35 years longer drive. car longer than my marriage. Guess I'll
old and had no always miss the old girl, (the Porsche
idea what an "OK Dave, if you say so but remember
you asked for it.” of course).
impact that 1977
Loren Rickabaugh 911 S was going I had never felt anything like that with all That’s what I love about
to have on my life. the cars I had driven up to that time. What
could that little car with the engine at the early 911s. The simplicity
allows that intangible elegance
"Take it for a test drive and see
what you think" said Dave the car wrong end have to offer? I soon found out.
dealer and one of my best cus- The handling, brakes, and over all feel of
that 911S was more than I ever expected. to come through.
But there's more, something intangi- I have over 37 years experience in the
I always saw myself as a ble. Its the way it all comes together automotive repair and restoration business.
Chevy guy and have to admit the between a few In just the last year I've
sound of a well tuned small block elegant lines. That's what I love restored two 911’s, a
still sends a chill down my spine. about the early 911’s. The simplic- 1947 Ford woody
"Go for it!" said Dave as he ity allows that intangi- wagon, finished
tossed me the keys, "Now that ble a 1940 Ford hot
you’re single this is the car for elegance to come rod, as well as
you.” through. some small
Let's face it when someone My quick ten repairs on three
tosses you the keys to a Porsche minute ride lasted Bentley's, and one
911 and says "Go for it!" you go at least an hour. And Rolls - Royce Phantom.
for it! by the look on Dave's Right now I'm doing a 4 inch chop
I had driven Porsches in and face I don't think he on a 1937 Ford pickup cab.
out of the shop from time to time. thought he was ever going to see me or his But every now and then I sneak off and
After all, I have been in the auto- Porsche again.I got out of that little white do some work on my 928S. Yes, that's
motive business from the time my car with a smile on my face. "OK Dave Let's right...the unwanted step child of the
do the paper work.” Porsche world. In the 928’s defense
The official AMR
Goodie Store is open
for business and is filled with all sorts of items that have our distinct
AMR Logo embroidered on them. I hope that you will enjoy the items
that we have selected for you and we hope to have more in the future. Car
AMR Logo Knit Sports Shirts .$30.00
AMR Logo Jackets . . . . . . . . .$45.00
AMR Long-sleeved denim shirt $30.00
with AMR logo patch.
Shop / Garage / BBQ Aprons: .$20.00 Aprons
2009 Parade Car Badges: . . . . .$20.00
Contact Kathleen Lennon, Goodie Store Chair
at 719/487-2842 email@example.com
MAKE CHECKS TO: AMR/PCA Ladies
MAIL TO: Kathleen Lennon, Shirts
Mens Patch detail
19065 Pebble Beach Way, Monument, CO 80132 Shirts
"Porsche got it right", well ok, eventually Now I have my new shop:
got it right. The 928 is a complicated car to Custom Auto Rebuilder The
restore. Its extremely well sorted out but
you have to be very careful with the wiring.
Get one wire wrong and the central nervous My experience has taught me that a cus-
system develops a horrible disabling sick- tomer’s money is best spent on their car CONTINUED NEXT PAGE
ness. Who knows how many 928’s were dis- and not on my shop. For this reason, I have
assembled and sent to the parts bin because put together a small efficient and fully 2005 997S, Colbalt Blue with tan leather
of wiring problems that nobody could fig- tooled two-man shop. With no debt and low interior. Navigation and 6 CD. MSRP
ure out. All this makes it an inexpensive car overhead, I keep my prices down. This way $93K. Asking $49K Jim Sorensen
to acquire. Even though, 928 owners will tell the customer drives out the door with what 719-488-3373. firstname.lastname@example.org 11/10
you that the car is very reliable. Of course, it is they spent their money on. Tires Two 245/40ZR17 Michelin Pilot
a car and like all other cars every now and I only take in two cars at a time. That Sport. Poor to fair condition. $60.00 each.
then something goes wrong. As we all way your car doesn't languish in the corner Tires: Two 225/45ZR17 Michelin Pilot
know, Porsche's are not cheap cars to repair! under a tarp. It may take me longer to get Sport. Good condition. $125.00 ea. John
This brings me to my daughter Brandy, your car in the shop. But once I have your Underwood 719-237-8887 9/10
about 12 years ago she marred Loren car, I can focus on it, and finish faster than 1967 911s Club /Vintage Racer, Viper
Southward. A great guy and talented larger shops. Green, Full Roll Cage, Corbeau Monza
mechanic, but he had no interest in I'm looking forward to serving you. Seats, 5 Pc Race belts. 2153 Lbs. $49,995
Porsche's. Well that was not going to do. LOREN RICKABAUGH Dale at email@example.com 4/10/ /10/10
After all, my daily driver was a 23 year old OWNER OF CUSTOM AUTO REBUILDER
1965 356C Sunroof Coupe $42,500
911S. I obviously needed a Porsche mechan- .................
ic in the family. All advertisers are welcome to contribute an article
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So like a drug dealer I thought I'd give about their company and services... Editor
Compensator, Luggage Rack, 5 1/2X 15
him a little free taste of the Porsche world. Chrome Wheels, Near New 195X60X15
I took him to the track Yokohama AVS ES 100 tires. Dale speed-
and let him spin my firstname.lastname@example.org
911S out a few times.
That's all it took, he 1972 912E royal blue. 71,994 mi
was hooked. Now he's Interior camel.Original Porsche alloy
the top Porsche tuner wheels. Always garaged, no rust, looks real
in Colorado and the good. Owned since 1986. $12,000 dollars.
owner of European Contact Dee at 307-259-8819 or
Performance Specialist. email@example.com 9/10
He's still spinning 1983 Porsche 911 SC convertible
Porsche's out on every 87,000 miles. Silver - Black leather int.
race track in the area. Alpine AM/FM Compact Disc Receiver
$24,850.00 Don 719-684-7800
Above, Loren with his 928. At left with a recently restored 1967 911 for Hank Godfredson.
In the Zone
by Sean Cridland
unique for his ability to articulate and that the ski business is about making
share his experiences through a writing money, advancing technology, tracking
style that balances the pathos of Steinbeck demographics, proper placement in mar-
In the world of with the immediacy of Kerouac, as eco- keting segments and many other things
PCA, early win- nomic as Hemingway, but often infused that concern those in capitalizing the
ter is akin to with a tinge of Tom Robbins. You may activity and regulating its practice in
early morning. think I'm bragging on my friend, but 40 competition and instruction.
It's still a bit years of reviews agree. But you would sorely miss the point
Zone 9 Rep dark, and cold, With each chapter I'm reminded of if you confused the business with the
and the muscles my childhood heroes, mutual friends, activity of skiing itself, a form of pure
take awhile to get warmed up play. Play ignores common-ness and
and functioning. But daylight -- emerges in the pure feeling of ego-less
and Spring -- are inevitable. Soon Driving a Porsche performance, occasionally in solitude,
is not so much about
we'll be getting moving again. often in the company of great friends.
Hot shower, get coffeed up, dress Sometimes in the challenge of great dan-
for weather, and get back out getting someplace, but about ger and adventure, but more often in
enjoying the experience,
there. Sure it's not summer, but familiar surroundings that allow for
so what. Porsches don't have any relaxation, simple enjoyment and cama-
stamp on them that says "com-
mence using in June." The cars
about finding joy ..... raderie. Skiing, he says, is an activity of
joy. People do it because it makes them
we like are renowned for their happy. In the end, that is its one and only
hardiness and versatility. Vic justification.
Elford won the Monte Carlo significant places in my life and shared
Rally in one of those early 911s I claim the same from driving and
experiences, as you would expect. owning a Porsche. As in the world of ski-
notorious for its tail-happy per- Perhaps the most compelling chapter of
sonality , and he LIKED it! ing, there are those who may never know
his book, however, is on the Joy of the difference between the business
For many of us, early morn- Skiing. If you're not a skier, I won't bore (meeting the demand of the bottom line)
ing and early months are also you with descriptions and incitements to and simply using and experiencing the
time for reflection. I'm currently venture into a world that many of you car in pursuit of extending performance.
reading friend and mentor Dick think the stuff of misery (snow and cold),
Dorworth's We know the world of Porsche as
but I would have you
book The Dorworth understands the world of ski-
consider what he has
Perfect ing. Not for social and economic power,
to say about the activi-
Turn, a col- not for status, but as an escape from
ty of "play." Dorworth
lection of drudgery and an encounter with joy.
makes explicit the dis-
his writings Whether you're a track-junkie, a con-
tinction between skiing
about his cours-nut, enjoy the occasional driving
and the ski business
life-long tour, or just like the sound of it, you feel
and I think it's one that
love affair Porsche lovers might IN THE ZONE continued page 8.
with moun- find useful. He notes
tains and Monte Carlo Rally car.
was a ski-racer in the late 50s
and early 60s and, along with
friend and cohort C.B. Vaughn,
became half of the first American
duo to share the world speed ski-
ing record at 105mph. Slow by
today's standards, but when you
consider the equipment of 1963,
almost inconceivable. Adding to
his reputation, Dorworth is
CONTINUED FROM PG 11
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