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					                                                                                                                                                                                     2011
                                                                                                                                                                                            February




                                                                                      www.amrporsche.com


                                                                                      The Porsches, The People and Those Great Mountain Roads!


                                                                                                      Calendar
                                                                                                     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
Contact us at 1-800-PORSCHE or porscheusa.com (2010 Porsche Cars North America,Inc. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of all traffic laws at all times.




                             Sacrifices weight, and thatʼs it for sacrifices.
                            Every single ounce of the new 500 hp Cayenne Turbo serves one purpose: pure driving
                            performance. Its sports car lines, powerful stance and completely redesigned interior leave
                            no room for excess. And the new Cayenne Turbo is over 400 lbs lighter and more agile than
                            ever. Yet all this performance comes with an impressive new level of efficiency, including a
                            new fuel saving Auto Start Stop function. Porsche Intelligent Performance means you wonʼt
                            have to surrender a single thing to sports car passion. Porsche, there is no substitute.


                            The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
                               Board of Directors,
                               Chairmen & Club information


                                                                                                                                                                     Contents:
         President:                                                                                   Goodie Store:
         Tim Drummer719-235-8108 drum-                                                                Kathleen Lennon . . . . .(c) 719-487-2842
         mer@absolute-unix-solutions.com                                                              kklennon@comcast.net


                                                                                                                                                             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
         twkracing@comcast.net                                                                        cjlennon@comcast.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

                                                                                                      Rally Master & Challenge Series Chr.
                                                                                                                                                             Thank You: Christmas Toys.......pg 5
         Secretary:
         Cheryl Pixley . . . . . . . . . . . .719-338-0117                                            Jim Sorensen . . . . . . . . . . 719-488-3373
                                                                                                      jimdonaso@msn.com
                                                                                                                                                             Safety Notice: Helmets ...............pg 4
         cheryl@cherylpixley.com

         Treasurer:                                                                                   PR Chairman:

                                                                                                                                                             The Shiny Spot (Editor Letter) ..pg 5
         Pat Boggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-266-8649                                           John Underwood . . . . . . . . .719-237-8887
         kenandpat10105@comcast.net                                                                   junderw419@aol.com

         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
         Member-At-Large:
                                                                                                      Historian
         Dan Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .719-229-1511
                                                                                                      Bob Bills . . . . . . . . . . . . . .c 719-439-4441
                                                                                                                                                             Article: New Advertiser........pg 10-11
         drtaylor01@msn.com
                                                                                                      Lapaka@comcast.net
         COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
         Chief Driving Instructor:
                                                                                                      ZONE 9 REP: Sean Cridland . . . . .
                                                                                                      575-829-4392       crid-
                                                                                                                                                             The AMR Goodie Store: ...........pg 10
         Phil Rader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-685-3200                                          land_s@valornet.com
                                                                                                                                                             Article: In The Zone...................pg 12
         philrader@earthlink.net
                                                                                SUB CHAIRS:
         Door Prizes:
                                                                                Registrar :
         Dwight Kasten . . . . . . . . . . 719-492-6886
         dkasten@q.com                                                          Ryan Hiatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ryan.hiatt@firstgroup.com          Official Information:
                                                                                Equipment Chairman :
                                                                                                                                                                          ALPINE MOUNTAIN REGION

         Membership & Advertising Chr:
                                                                                Loren Southard 719-475-1046. . . . . . . . . . eps406@aol.com                Mountain Passages is the official publication
         Ron & Sheri Martinez . . . . . 719-243-3531
                                                                                Assistant Equipment Chairman :                                               of the Alpine Mountain Region, Porsche Club
         martinez.family@q.com                                                                                                                               of America, Inc. Statements appearing in
                                                                                John Oliphint 719-231-5181 . . .joliphint@springsgov.com                     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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . scottl@wybron.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
         phyllisg911@earthlink.net                                              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 martinez.family@q.com
AMRphotogallery.zenfolio.com                                                                                                                                 To Advertise or to join the Alpine Mountain
                                                                                                                                                             Region Club, contact: Ron or Sherri Martinez,
                                                                                                                                                             Membership Chr at: martinez.family@q.com
                                                                                                                                                             Send your newsletter contributions to:
                                     Photo provided by Fred Veitch.




                                                                                                                                                             Ron Martinez to martinez.family@q.com or to
                                                                                                                                                             Phyllis Godfredson, phyllisg911@earthlink.net
                                                                                                                                                             Please include captions with your photos. TIA!


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                                                                      Fred Veitch with Grandson Cooper (age 2) on grampa’s Porsche tractor.
                                                                                                  Upcoming
                                                                                                  Calendar of Events
                                                               FEBRUARY 2011
                                   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
                                          MARCH 2011
                                   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
       Social
   “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
martinez.sheri@Q.com




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AMR
                                                                                   Our favorite mouse,
                                                                                     Speedy Gonzales




      DE             LaJunta
                                                                                   wants to remind you


                at
                                                                                           that our first
                                                                                          full weekend
                                                                                        D.E. of 2011 is

                                         May 14-15th
                                                                                            just around
                                                                                             the corner.




 “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 drtaylor01@msn.com or
        Co-Chair Brad Doerr braddoerr@mac.com




                                                                               Der
                                                                            Gesetzloser
                                                                               Klub
                                                                             Now available...
                                                                             private, secure,
                                                                             car storage with
                                                                              workshop and
                                                                               Club House.
                                                                                 Contact:
                                                                               Fred Veitch
                                                                              719-593-2600

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                                                                                                 President’s Letter
                                                                                                                            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




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                                                                           The Shiny Spot
                                                                                      by Phyllis Godfredson


                                                                                                                                                       Safety Notice:
                                                                               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
                                                                                                                       EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                       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.




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                                                                                 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.



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Membership
                                                        Board Meetings are held on the first



Information
                                                              Tuesday of the month.
                                                                Membership Socials
                                                         are held on the third Wednesday
                                                        of each month at 6:00 pm. Join Us!



      Welcome this                                                   Alpine Mountain
      months new                                                     Region membership

      New Members:
                                                                     now totals:
                                                                     Primary Members 297
                                                                     Affiliate Members 232
      John and Joseph Catalano                                       Total Members 529
      4710 N. Chestnut Street
      Colorado Springs, CO 80907
      E: jc@highvacpumps.com                                         To join PCA
      Car: 1973 911T - white                                         (Porsche Club
                                                                     of America)
                                                                     or AMR
                                                                     (Alpine Mountain Region)
                                                                     please contact:




                                                                    Ron &
                                                                    Sheri
                                                                    Martinez
                                                                    Membership and Advertising
                                                                    martinez.ron@Q.com
                                                                    C: 719-243-3531




                Two of the door prized winners:
             Martin Willis and friend Chelly Gardner.




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                                                                                                                       Exhaust Notes
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
                                                                                                                                       January Minutes
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.




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                                                                                                                Alpine
                                                                                                               MartFor Sale
                                                                                                             The

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                                                                                                         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 patrick.varley@ge.com
                                                   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           series15203@gmail.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,
                                                                                     CHERYL PIXLEY
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                                                           don@cleanzonetech.com                      7/10




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                                                                                                    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.
                             tomers.
                                                                         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




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                                                                                                                                     MartFor Sale
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.
                                                                                 (719)-290-9387
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. jimdonaso@msn.com 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 speedster156@gmail.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-                                                                .................
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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                                                                                                           ster156@gmail.com
911S out a few times.
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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.                                                                                                       natrona86@g-mail.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
                                                                                                                              don@cleanzonetech.com                       7/10


                               Above, Loren with his 928. At left with a recently restored 1967 911 for Hank Godfredson.




                                                                                                                                                   11
                                                                                                      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
   Sean Cridland
    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.
skiing. He
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


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         Alpine
        MartFor Sale
      The

    CONTINUED FROM PG 11

1988 930 Turbo, 105,900 miles blue grey
metallic, new tires, Momo steering wheel
/shift knob, stainless twin exhaust, sunroof.
$23,500. Jack 719-633-2277            6/10 // 10/10

1984 911 Carrera, 135,439 miles burgundy
& beige, stainless muffler, Alpine radio / CD,
$12,500. Jack 719-633-2277            6/10/ /10/10

Porsche Moda MD1 Wheels
Great for second set of racing or winter
tires. Brand new in box in bright satin silver
finish never used. Sizes: 19 X 10 (set of 2)
and 19 X 8.5 (set of 2), Bolt Pattern: 5 –
130 Price: $175 per wheel
Call Ralph or Wes at 719-260-5974 01/11
H&R Performance Springs to fit 997 C2
2005-09. Your car will go faster, 'cause of
lower CG and look better, 'cause it is 1.2"
lower. These are little used springs returned
to original package. Original cost $350 for
set. Your price $150 including shipping
(Continental US only) Roger Shapiro 720-
488-0356 or RogerS356@msn.com 01/11
1984 944 spec racecar - '88 motor and
DME, recent head work, accusump, turbo
oil cooler, 2 sets of wheels, weltmeister
sways front/rear, welt strut brace, welt bush-
ings, welded a arms, ducted front brakes,
30MM rear/400 lbs front springs, one and a
half sets of tires, DART cage (lucky #6777),
still has fixtures for lights and wipers (good
E3 racer), lexan windshield, limited slip
early trans, 3 piece cross member for easier
bearing R&R, true manual steering rack,
ioport back brace on aluminum seat, belts
have at least this year left, and more! All it
needs is a competitive driver! $8700
719-210-7035 - phillip p. o’brien            2/11

PARTS FOR SALE:                             11/10


911 heads 2.2-2.4 freshly overhauled,
new guides, and machine work. Completely
assembled with valves/springs and keepers.
Can champher to fit 2.7's Sold outright @
$1500 the set of six.
911 rods new in box, still in wrappers 2.4 -
2.7 rods complete with nuts and studs.
@$1068 the set of six
911 flywheel new in wrapper, 911 Flywheel
1972-1977 @ $250.
944 and 928 drain plugs billet aluminum ,
replace your leaking broken plastic plug.
$15 ea.
Contact: Martin Willis 719-330-0085


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