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     INSIDE: Ski Day is January 23 ■ Visit to Metropolitan Motorsports is January 30 ■ Fred Young previews the 2010 Porsche Parade in
    suburban Chicago ■ Bob Count on “Jumping the Shark” ■ the Goodie Store has moved! ■ Photo Essay: The Year in Review . . . and more!
                                                         Southeastern Michigan
                                                         Region Porsche Club
                                                         Of America

                                                                        Board Of Directors
                                                              President                           Vice President &
                                                              Dave Miller *                       Drivers Education Chair
                                                                                                  Jeff Amos *
                                                              H: 248•594•9752
                                                              W: 248•948•4183                     248•673•1974
                                                              e-mail: dmiller@                    e-mail: jeffamos@
  Which one to get? Or which one to get first?
                                                              Safety Chairman                     DE Registrar & Webmaster
 Visit us, and settle for nothing less than the most          Gary Ambrus *                       Howard Gilson *
 vigorously tested, highest-performing parts installed        H: 734•946•1973
                                                              e-mail1: gambrus@
 by Porsche-trained technicians who guarantee your    (bus. hours)
 car remains 100% Porsche - the way it was built.             e-mail2: gla924sem@                 e-mail: hgilson@
                                                      (eve. & wknds.)  
 For Porsche Club Members 15% off any Service or
 Parts 20% for 10 year and older vehicles.                    Concours Chairman                   P4 Managing Editor
                                                              Fred Young *                        John Keilly

Porsche of Farmington Hills                                   586•566•3193
                                                                                                  e-mail: johnkeilly@
                                                              e-mail: kn_ frederickyoung@
BUSINESS HOURS                                       

MON - THUR 8:30 - 9:00
TUE, WED, FRI 8:30 - 6:00
                                                                     Other Board Members
SATURDAY 10:00 - 3:00
                                                              Diana Eblenkamp *                   Marc Molzon *
                                                              248•802•9094                        248•394•1339
MON - THUR 7:00 - 8:00
TUE, WED, FRI 7:00 - 6:00
                                                              e-mail: eblenkamp@                  e-mail: mextremem@
FARMINGTON HILLS MI 48335                                     Matt Fenster
                                                                                            Board members are elected
VIRTUAL SHOWROOMS                                             248•496•3004                     by the membership.                                                                      They may also hold other
                                                              e-mail: mfenster@                offices in the club.
                                                                                            *denotes Board Member

Southeastern Michigan
Region Porsche Club
Of America
                                                                     40500 Grand River Ave. • Suite J • Novi, MI 48375 • 248-615-8964
                       Other Officers
       Treasurer                       P4 Executive Editor
       Leo Wanstreet                   Eric Chau
       H: 248•887•8628                 e-mail: sempcap4@
       W: 248•473•9238        
       e-mail: lwanstreet@
                                                                     Jeff Jones has 30 years of automotive experience, predominantly Porsche since
       Secretary and                   National Liaison              1984. He was awarded Master Porsche Tech by Porsche A.G. in 1986. He has
                                                                     owned and operated Automotive Techniques since 1988. He has a unique and
       Membership Chairman             Dennis Denyer                 knowledgeable perspective and approach to each car on an individual basis and
       Lanita Dunham *                                               the customer’s desire.
       810•225•6126                                                                                                                 248 615-8964
       e-mail: taylordunham@           e-mail: ddenyer@                                                                     

       Chief Instructor                Goodie Store Chair
       Michael Eblenkamp               Pat Ambrus

       248•219•7850                    734•946•1973
                                                                  PORSCHE SERVICE - NEW LOCATION
       e-mail: michael.                e-mail: patricia.ambrus@  

       Zone 4 Representative           Event Insurance
       Roy Wilkinson                   Chairpersons
                                       Eric Walton
       e-mail: rwilk5@                 e-mail: dawnanderic@                          P O R S C H E         
                                                                  Specializing in 911, 964, 993 Air Cooled Cars -                                           Experts
                                                                           All Maintenance, Service and Repair - Performance Upgrades
                                                                                             Pre Purchase Inspections
                                                                  Nikolas Motorsport also services BMW and FERRARI vehicles.
                                                                          2683 Orchard Lake Rd, Sylvan Lake, MI 48320 - (248) 682-7755
  It’s your club. Get involved.                                                         One Mile West of Telegraph Road

  Help make it even better!                                                       
                                                                                      SEM Porsche Club Member/BMW CCA Member

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                                                                                                                                                         Start Me Up!
                                                                                                                                                         by John Keilly

                                                                                                                                                                   appy New Year! We’re compil-           space! We hope
                                                                                                                                                                   ing the January in mid-December        these      photos
  Board of Directors                                                3
  Board of Directors. . . . . . . .. .. .. .. ....... .. .. .. .. . 3              The Essay . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                                                                  PhotoGoodie .Store .Is .Moving! .. .. .. .. ....... . 20
                                                                                                                                                                   to (hopefully) get it to you before    inspire those of
  Other Officers                  ...                                        4
  Other Officers . .. .. .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. .. .. ....... .. .. .. .. . 4     A Bucketful of–Shrimp . . .in .Review ....... . 22
                                                                                   Photo Essay The year . . . . . . .             20                     Christmas, assuming the mailing gods co-         you who have
  Start Me Up!                     ...                                        7
  Start Me Up! . .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. .. .. ....... .. .. .. .. . 7   Cold is a Relative Thing .. . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. ..... . 24
                                                                                   Jumping the Shark. . . . . . .                               30       operate. With the Holiday Party being rela-      not participat-
  Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9                  Profile: USAF Sgt. Leslie Ambrus . . . . . . 26                         tively late in the month, we decided to defer    ed recently to
  Porsche Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8                           2010 Porsche Parade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
  At the Red Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10                    Board Minutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28            coverage of that event to February.              come out to some of the events planned for
  At the Red Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10                         Board Minutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
  Swap Meet, Porsche of Farmington Hills . .12                                    Ask the Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30                     In the spirit of “playing the hand we’re     the year ahead.
  Ask the Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . 11                               100 Years of Ferry Porsche . . . . . . . . . . 36
  Spring Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14                  Swap & Swindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36              dealt” (by the weatherman) Marc Molzon is            Bob Count’s Jumping the Shark is our
  Ladies Metropolitan . . . . . . . . . .
  Visit toOnly Drive . . . .Motorsports . .. .. .. .. 14
                                                      16                          Index to Advertisers .. .. .. .. . . . . .. .. .. .. .. ....... . 38
                                                                                   Swap & Swindle .                ....                             40   organizing a Ski Day at Pine Knob on Jan-        feature story this month, and it’s a great
  DE Day . . . . . . . . . .
  Ski Beginner’s. Day .. .. . . . .. .. .. .. .. ....... .. .. .. .. 16
                                                                     18            Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42                 uary 23rd. The following weekend, Dave           one! Bob deals with a situation with which
                                                                                                                                                         Miller has arranged for us to visit Metro-       many of us can easily identify—having
                                                                                                                                                         politan Motorsports, Ken Lingenfelter’s          what starts out as a limited project over-
        Bob Count’s 1967 Porsche 912-6…a magnificent car that was also the                                                                                fabulous collection of exotic, sports and        whelm us, and our budgets! Maybe it was
        Cover: Spring Tour is April 26th this year. Photo by Gary Ambrus
                     embodiment of the term “project creep.”
                                                                                                                                                         muscle cars. This is one of the most impres-     your car, a home remodeling project or
                                                                                                                                                         sive collections of interesting cars I’ve ever   something else, but many of us have “been
  Editors                                                                                                                    membership
                                                                                                                         For m                           seen and I’m eager to have another chance        there, done that.” Bob’s humorous look at
  Executive Editor: Eric Chau
             ditor:                                                                                                                                      to go through it. Look for announcements         this phenomenon will bring back memo-
  Managing Editor: John Keilly
             ditor:                                                                                                                                      on both of these events in this issue.           ries, and more than a few laughs.
  Technical Editor: Chris Braden
             ditor:                                                                                                           ap
                                                                                                                              application or                 Look too for the announcement about              It’s not too early to start thinking about
                                                                                                                                                         our Goodie Store moving to the web. There        the 2010 Porsche Parade, which will be
                                                                                                                                    change of            is a link on the club’s website, www.semp-       held relatively close to us this year, in St.
  John Keilly, Editor                                                                                                  addre
                                                                                                                       address, contact:        You can now access the Store 24/7         Charles, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Fred
                                                                                                                                                         (even while wearing your fuzzy slippers)         Young has an article in this month’s issue
  P.O. Box 524646                                                                                                          Lan
                                                                                                                           Lanita Dunham                 and will find a broader range of merchan-         that will help you prepare.
  Northville, MI 48167
                                                                                                                            12277 Jacoby                 dise. Thanks to Goodie Store Chair Pat               We’ve also cleaned up Swap & Swindle
  Phone 248•797•2439
                                                                                                                                                         Ambrus for making this happen.                   to delete ads that have been running for
                                                                                                                       Milford, MI 48380                     Be sure to check out Robert Pelc’s Let-      a long time and for items that have sold.
                                                                                                                                          Home:          ter to the Editor. He confirms what I’ve          Please let us know if want to re-run your
  Submission Deadline
             on                                                                                                                                          thought since joining SEM/ PCA—that we           ad, and anytime your item sells.
  10th of the month                                                                                                       (810
                                                                                                                          (810) 225-6126                 have a good leadership team and that they            To commemorate what would have
                                                                                                                                                         make the club enjoyable for everyone.            been the 100th birthday of Ferry Porsche
                                                                                                                                                             The subject of this month’s Photo Es-        (19 September 1909 – 27 March 1998)
    The P4, Porsche Pushers Private Papers, is the official monthly publication o the South-
                sche                  Papers        official                     of                                                                       say, The Year in Review, was suggested by        we have a short piece on him from
   eastern Michigan Region, Porsche Club of America. Available only by subscription to                                                                   Treasurer Leo Wanstreet. It confirms what         Porsche, A.G.
   SEM members as a portion of the annual National membership dues, or to other PCA                                                                      Robert Pelc says, by taking a look back at           As always, Technical Editor Chris
   members at $18.00 per year. Statements appearing in the P4 are those of the author and                                                                just some of the many events, people, and        Braden provides the solutions to your most
   may not reflect the views of the PCA, the SEM Board of Directors or the P4 editor. The
                                                                                                                                                         cars that made 2009 enjoyable. There were        vexing automotive problems in his regular
   editor reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication. SEM/PCA is not
   responsible for any services or merchandise advertised herein. Permission to reprint any                                                              plenty more, such as the Picnic & Con-           column, Ask the Master Cylinder.
   material published in the P4 is granted provided full credit is given to P4 and the author.                                                           cours, Progressive Dinner, Swap Meet and             Enjoy this issue! Best wishes to you and
                                                                                                                                                         various Tech Sessions—but we ran out of          your family for the New Year.

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     PORSCHE CALENDAR                                                                                                                     Letter to the Editor
                                                                                                                  Hi John;                                                    to stay. I would be happy to help organize it.
                6   Board Meeting                                                                                       Just writing to tell you how happy I am to be back        I got a 2010 GT3 back in August and love the car. I
                23 Skiing at Pine Knob                                                                            in SEM/ PCA.                                                saw in P4 that another member has also recently taken
                                                                                                                      I also was a member back in the 1980,s and 1990’s       delivery of a new GT3. I’m sure he loves it as much as I
                                                                                                                  when I had my other Porsches. Because I moved away          do mine.
                FEBRUARY                                                                                          from Troy, Michigan eight years ago, I joined the local         Well that’s all for now. Thanks again and I look for-
                3   Board Meeting                                                                                 region here over a year ago. During that entire year        ward to meeting everyone next summer.
                                                                                                                  not once did I receive anything from them – not even                                            Sincerely, Robert Pelc
                26 Membership Meeting                                                                             word on like events planned. If it was not for Panorama
                                                                                                                  would have been a waste of my dues. I contacted PCA         Thanks Robert for your kind note. SEM/PCA is in-
                                                                                                                  and asked if I could switch back to SEM/PCA and they        deed fortunate to have a great leadership team.
                MARCH                                                                                             were happy to accommodate me.                               We have it easy with the P4 – just communicat-
                3  Board Meeting                                                                                      I can’t tell you how nice it was to get my first P4      ing what’s planned and what’s happened. As
                                                                                                                  again. Just like old times! New names and faces but I       you’ve noticed, there’s a full schedule of events.
                20 Tech Session – Gilson Motor Sports                                                             am sure just as good as I remember. I know you prob-        Hope you plan to join us at the Christmas Party
                                                                                                                  ably take P4 and all the events for granted but know        – a winter social activity that’s always a great
                                                                                                                  that all clubs are not the same. We should really appre-    way to reconnect with friends. Also, you’ll be
                APRIL                                                                                             ciate what we have in SEM/PCA.                              pleased to know that we are planning a weekend
                7   Board Meeting                                                                                     I will try to attend as many events as I can and may-   in northern Michigan, on 24-27 June 2010 – to
                                                                                                                  be something can be put out on for discussion to have       again coincide with the annual Vintage Car and
                17 Multi-Region Swap Meet – Porsche of Farmington Hills                                           a weekend up in northern Michigan. It would be a nice       Boat Festival at Bay Harbor. As the chair for this
                24 The Devil’s in the Details – Autometric, Troy                                                  drive up and we have many nice restaurants and places       event, I’d welcome your help. – Regards, Ed.
                    with Munk’s Motors

                                     BOARD MEETINGS
       Board meetings are typically held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the offices of
Signature Associates in Southfield. However, the location of Board meetings may have to change from
   time to time. Please watch this space, or the website for further information.
       Please contact Dave Miller for further information. H: 248•594•9752, W: 248•948•4183,
                             or Email
               If you wish to place an item on the agenda, please contact Dave Miller
                               several days in advance of the meeting.

                                     PLEASE NOTE: Cancellation Policy
      SEM policy is to charge in full for any activity for which a member has a reservation and fails to attend
              or cancel at least 72 hours in advance. If payment is not made the club will not allow
                                    any reservation to be made for future events.

  The P4 prides itself on original content. We’d like to
  hear from you! The editors will be glad to help you.

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              At the Red Line
              by David Miller, President SEMPCA

                                                                                                   Winter Special
Calling all authors. Calling all authors…         So please let us
                                                  know…are we

          s you may have noticed, the last sev-   on the RIGHT
          eral issues of the P4 have featured a   track? Do you
          member of our club taking us to a
venue that most of us would likely consider
                                                  want us to con-
                                                  tinue covering                                   Free flatbed towing and more.
a “bucket-list” type of Porsche trip. A trip      these trips? Do YOU know someone we
to the factory and new museum in Stuttgart,
the shows at Pebble Beach, Driving School
                                                  should ask to share their story? This is your
                                                  P4. Don’t let us waste the paper. We strongly
                                                                                                   See website for details.
in Florida, and many other exciting Porsche       encourage feedback for articles and content,
events. We hope you enjoy this “fantasy”          just like we ask for ideas and feedback to
tour, and will continue to volunteer to write     make our events the best they can be.
for the benefit of all. The major benefit is             We need you to volunteer ideas. Where
that you are enjoying this trip through the       should we take our road tours? If you know
eyes of someone with whom you can have            of some great roads, or an interesting restau-
a beer at the progressive dinner. These are       rant, drop us an email, or tell a board mem-
members of our club that you can social-          ber. Do you have a good location for a Pro-
ize with and learn more from at any given         gressive Dinner stop? We need volunteers
event. That makes the trip something you          each year so we can spread out the locations
will be able to plan for and learn from by        and have a little drive between stops. If we
a person to whom you can relate. This con-        can park 25-30 cars on or adjacent to the
cept, proven over the last 6,000 years or so,     property, that’s great, but not necessary.
has been refined to the point where most of            If you have an interesting garage or
us have learned that it is better to talk with    shop, consider opening it up for our up-
someone who has done it, than to just go          coming Garage Crawl. We enjoyed it be-
figure it out on the run. Best laid plans…you      fore and anxious to do it again. Do you
know the drill.                                   know a good place for next year’s holiday
    So again, we’re asking for your stories       dinner? Let us know!
and pictures. Take us with you to the LA              I say it every time, and my new year’s
swap meet, the Goodwood Revival or Mille          resolution is to not stop: This is YOUR club.
Miglia. It doesn’t HAVE to be Porsche relat-      The Board Members are the caretakers.
ed, but it should be automotive in the sense      Give us ideas. Volunteer to help. Point us
that most of us would like to do it if we had     in a direction. We CHERISH new and fresh
the time, money (or both). So, in that regard,    ideas. Nuff said!
please no stories from your family reunion            We would also like to recognize two                                              3080 Huron Rd. (M-59)
in Bismarck – unless several folks show up        couples for their continued dedication to
                                                                                                                                       Waterford, Michigan
in really cool cars! If you like this format      this club. If you attended the holiday party,
and want more of it, please let us know. We       you will know that our most recent past
WANT the P4 to be the one you pick up and         president, Dave Burton, and his lovely                                               248.681.8081
read because learn, enjoy, and can plan for       wife/former first lady Diane, opted to open
the future. Not the one you put under the         his seat and not run in the election, in or-
back issues of TIME, that you will take           der to welcome new blood on the board.
                                                                                                         Michigan's #1 Rated Bosch Service Center
a look at it when you have nothing to do.                                 (continued on page 37)

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       Master Cylinder
                                                                                                 agrees that a part exchange may be the         only way to isolate the sound involves
 THE                                                                                             best diagnostic approach in limited cir-       a lot of disassembly and expense. Once
                                                                                                 cumstances.                                    the central tube is disconnected from
                                                                                                     Now if cleaning (or a new part)            the transaxle, the source of the noise
                                                                                                 really makes a difference, the perfor-         will be al lot more obvious. It may be
                                                                                                 mance will be crisp, the engine will           small consolation but this is a very rare
                                                                                                 run smoother and after a few miles, the        failure, and I have never encountered it
             These questions and answers are based on actual events.
                                                                                                 computer will relearn how to produce           before. —MC
        Please e-mail your questions to the P4 editor (
                                                                                                 both power and fuel economy. As far
         They will be forwarded to the MC and answered in the next issue.                        as the OXS sensors, they are probably
                                                                                                 coated with black sooty deposits and it    Q: I plan to take my 2002 Carrera to driv-
by Chris Braden, Technical Editor                                                                will take a few miles before they will        ers school. I have heard that remov-
                                                                                                 operate at peak efficiency. My sugges-         ing the catalytic convertors will really
                                                                                                 tion is to get out your Valentine One         increase the power. I have also heard
Q: I have a 2000 Carrera and the “check        temp sensors or an air mass sensor, why           and hit the highway for a third gear,         that removing them will also cause
   engine light” is on. When my car            is there no code for that? Simple…The             5,000 rpm three or four mile trip to in-      the “Check engine” light to stay on. I
   idles, the engine feels rough. When I       computer is not that smart! As clever             cinerate all that gook in your catalytic      also wonder if the car will be too loud.
   rest my arm on the armrest, I can feel      as modern On Board Diagnostic sys-                convertors and clean the sensors. The         What is your opinion? —Stan
   the engine vibrating and it wasn’t like     tems are, sensors that are out of range           check engine light will be ready to
   that before. When it was scanned, the       often fail to set a code and instead              monitor engine functions after a 10 to
   computer stored OXS sensing range           cause other components to set codes.                                                         A: Stan if your driving skills are so good
                                                                                                 20 mile run so you need to wait to see        that you need more power in your
   codes for all four sensors. I had it re-    This in turn sends a well intentioned             if this clears up all the codes. —MC
   set and it happened again after about       but inexperienced tech on a wild goose                                                          Porsche, I salute you! And if you really
   15 miles. I only have about 30,000          chase instead of giving useful informa-                                                         want to eliminate the cats, go for it.
   miles on it and I wonder if I should        tion. Goofy isn’t it!                                                                           Just don’t ask me to do it for you. No
   replace the sensors. —Keith                     My suggestion: Clean the air mass         Q: My 92 Carrera 4 has developed a fun-           shop can legally remove your cat and
                                               sensor. This is easy, cheap, and CRC             ny noise that intensifies the faster I go.      dozens of people have asked for it.
A: 30,000 miles for OXS sensor failure         (the company that makes the cleaner)             It does not seem to change in intensity           What a shop can do is make it easy
   is very early. They normally last a lot     guarantees more horsepower. You                  in any particular gear or under load.          for you to remove your own cat. Es-
   longer than that. The sensors are read-     can’t hurt anything for the effort and           I thought it was coming from the en-           sentially, the frozen, rusty bolts can
   ing a fuel mixture anomaly and they         it may make your car run great again.            gine but now I am told that it is com-         be removed and replaced with nice
   are merely reporting the fault, they        When air mass sensors were a brand               ing from the transaxle area. I had the         fresh stainless steel bolts and nuts. The
   are probably not causing the fault. The     new component, they were ridiculously            transaxle fluid checked and it is OK.           OXS sensors can be removed, threads
   other clue is the rough idle. There are     expensive but now that the engineering           There are no warning lights or any-            freshened up and then sensors screwed
   some common, testable components            has been amortized over a few million            thing that provides any clue. What is          back in. You can then remove your cat
   that need to be verified. Fuel pressure      of them, they are reasonably priced              your opinion? —Chuck                           whenever you want without the busted
   for instance, and there are a couple        and cheap enough that I consider them                                                           knuckles and cussing that goes along
   temp sensors that may be sending a          an exchange test part. In other words,        A: You are not going to like it but here is       with it.
   signal to the computer that fool the        if I think it is bad, I replace it with the      the bad news. Most bearings, which                When the cat is removed, you
   computer into thinking it is much cold-     understanding that if results are not            produce this kind of noise, are within         simply fabricate a method of hanging
   er outside or that the engine is colder     achieved, I take it back, no harm, no            the transaxle. But when a transaxle            the post-cat sensors in clean air and
   than it really is. Another possibility is   foul, minimal expense. With sky high             bearing fails, usually the noise will          that should keep your check engine
   that the air mass sensor is reading a       labor costs, the part seems like a bar-          change depending on loading, chang-            light off. The cars that I have heard
   higher air mass reading and fooling the     gain by comparison.                              ing gears, application of power, etc.          that no longer have cats are not too
   computer into adding more fuel to the           I have had philosophical discus-             Your noise does not fit this scenario…          loud for my taste, just don’t remove
   engine. My bet is the air mass sensor.      sions with many technicians who feel             and you have a Carrera 4.                      the cats and the muffler! You will at-
       You are probably wondering that if      that swapping the part is not the correct           The other possibility is the central        tract the wrong kind of attention for
   there is a problem with fuel pressure,      way to diagnose a car but even Bosch             tube or drive shaft. Unfortunately the         my taste. —MC

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                      VISIT TO

       Metropolitan Motorsports
            7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton, MI
       (SE of I-96 and US 23/Green Oak Township)

           Saturday, January 30, 2010
              11:00 am – 2:00 pm
 Don’t miss this opportunity to see visit Ken Lingenfelter’s
Metropolitan Motorsports. It’s is one of the premiere private
collections of exotic cars, sports and classic cars and muscle
          cars you will find anywhere. Highlights:

• Lamborghini Reventón, Murcielago and Gallardo
• Bugatti Veyron
• Ferrari Enzo, 288 GTO, F40, 599, 430 Scuderia.
• Porsche Carrera GT, GT2, 930 Slant nose, and 959.
• Dozens of Corvettes from 1953 to 2008 ZR1, Callaway,
  Specter Works and other specialty models
• Scores of other muscle cars, Shelby, Saleen, Ford GT and
  Cobra models (including a one of a kind 2010 Trans Am)
• Audi R8, Aston Martin Vanquish, Jags, BMW Z8,
  Mercedes SLR . . .

           For more information, please contact:
               Dave Miller at 248•594•9752

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                                                      Tarett Engineering - Suspension Components
                                                      Bilstein, H&R, Cross - Suspension Systems, Lowering Springs & Coil Overs
                                                      Hawk, ATE, Pagid & Porsche® - Brake Pads & Rotors
                                                      ATE Super Blue & Amber Racing - Brake Fluid
                                                      Porsche®, Bosch, Mann, Mahle - Parts

                at Pine Knob

              January 23, 2010
                                                                 Independent PORSCHE® Service & Repair Facility
                                                                 Performance Modifications Air Intakes Exhaust Systems ECU Tuning

We will be meeting upstairs at Pine Knob at 3:00 pm                    Suspension & Brake Upgrades Custom Wheel Alignments
                                                                                       PORSCHE® OBD & CAN Software
        Rent equipment or bring your own                                                    Pre Purchase Inspections
              For more information                       FREE Tech Inspections for Track Events           FREE Brake Fluid Water Content Test DOT
                                                                                                  PCA Discounts
Contact Marc Molzon at          location

             or call 248 • 394 • 1339

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                                                             Your Porsche has
                                                             given you its best.
                                        Now it’s time to return the favor.

       The SEM/PCA Goodie Store
         Has moved…to the web!

          We’re now available at:

     This will provide members with a
     broader selection of merchandise
           that is available 24/7
                                        Premier Porsche technician David Laing. Only at Grand Sport in Southfield.
          Come see what’s new!
      If you have questions, please
                                        David Laing loves Porsches like you do – and      at our state-of-the-art Grand Sport facility in
                                        knows them like no one else. Whether you          Southfield. So stop by today for a free tour of

     contact me at 734-946-1973 or
                                        seek performance upgrades, repairs, or routine    Grand Sport and see why so many owners of
                                        maintenance, David will provide your Porsche      new and vintage Porsches trust only David

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           Goodie Store Chair
                                          Grand Sport, LLC 21620 Melrose Avenue Southfield, MI 48075 Phone 248.304.9091 • Fax 248.304.9092

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                      The Ladie’s Only Drive                                The Devil’s in the Details – Munk’s Motors

                                                                              SEM/ PCA members and national
                                          An excellent turn out with a    Parade Concours winners Fred Young,
                                          variety of Porsche “vintages”   Bob Amano and Bruce Gearns shared
                                                                               their expertise with the audience

     Event Chairs Patti Door and                                                                                         Event host Chris Braden
Howard Gilson review instructions                                                                                        with Gary Ambrus

                                                                                   Mike Van Loo of Autometric
                                          “And they’re off . . .”                    Collision was one of many
                                                                                  professional experts on hand

Heading down Six Mile Road, after                                                                                        The distinctive Munk’s Motors
     leaving the Laurel Park Mall                                                                                        sign made the event easy to find.

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 Vintage Car & Boat Show at Bay Harbor

                                                The lovely Inn at Bay Harbor hosts
                                                the annual Vintage Car & Boat Show

                                                                                     6 Series

                                                                                                                                Audi Q7

A classic Buick . . . Fred’s dream car?

                                                                                     Cooper S

                                                The exotic cars on display
                                                included this Ford GT
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          The classic wooden boats
               were also impressive

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                      Drive Your Porsche Day
                                                                                         A Performance Sports Car
                                                                                          Deserves a Performance
                                             Event Chair Howard Gilson                       Collision Center.

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       Driver Education at Waterford Hills                                     Club Race at Gingerman – South Haven, MI

                                            Some beginners lined up                     Instructor Marc Molzon
                                            and ready to go                                       was all smiles

    Heading up the hill to Big Bend                                                                                      This was Jim Stevens’ first race,
                                                                                                                         after “graduating” from DE

                                            A hard right challenges students     GingerMan is a wide open track
                                            at the end of the back straight

                                                                                                                         Numerous serious amateur racers
DE Safety Chair Gary Ambrus keeps
                                                                                                                         came from around the Midwest to
 a watchful eye on the proceedings
                                                                                                                         join the starting grid

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           Jumping The Shark                                                                             a major restoration. His car had
                                                                                                         those cool RS seats…mine had
                                         by Bob Count                                                    those old saggy seats. Obvi-
                                                                                                         ously, I “needed” some of those

      umping the shark is a colloquialism              The Beck was sold before I even cleared           cool seats. So…RSR in Germa-
      used by TV critics and fans to denote        the cost hurdle, but that 912 was still avail-        ny soon among the first, but by
      the point in a television program’s his-     able…and boy was it a hot rod! John had               no means last, Porsche supplier
tory where the plot spins off into absurd          driven it home from California with the               to get my credit card number.
story lines or unlikely characterizations.         original four-banger and now used it as his               Next, I “realized” the “need”
(Wikipedia) In this story it will apply to that    transportation while at vintage races. After          to have a 930 steering wheel be-
point when you have allowed “project creep”        a series of e-mails and pictures I convinced          cause…well, not sure why…but
to adversely affect improving your play-toy        Peter Stuyck that we needed to make a road            it was cool. A short shift kit and
Porsche. I can see the smiles now.                 trip…and so off we went to Knoxville, TN.             new lower profile (195-55-R15)
    Many years ago in a far away land I                I took my first drive in an early 912 or 911.      Yokohama tires were also added
owned a perfectly nice Porsche 968 Cabrio-         It was shiny and quick but the seats sagged.          during that first summer. So 1977 2.7 litre engine, cleaned up
let, dark blue over champagne partial leather.     It looked solid and had great detailed Fuchs          now, I had this little sleeper with                  Soon, new boxes showed up containing
It was a real nice driver…and very popular         wheels. Peter says that I lost control when           racy seats. I was having fun.                    strut braces…lightweight carpet kits…pedal
with ladies…an attribute of significant im-         the garage door opened. In the end I bought               Nancy and I got married and we moved         rebuild kits…sway bars (front and rear)…
portance when you’re a bachelor. But was I         it and John arranged to have it delivered on a        about then (December 2002). I added a lift       the return of rebuilt double adjustable Koni
happy? No, I needed a hot rod that I could         clear day in February 2002.                           in the new garage. “It’s cheaper than a house    shocks…Pertronix ignition and…the en-
“work on.” Exit the nice 968.                          You can’t drive these things during a             with a four car garage, honest Nancy!” This      tire front suspension from an 1984 911…to
    One eventful evening I was looking in the      Michigan winter but you can sure order parts          finally allowed me to spend “quality time”        get the bigger brakes and better A-arms, of
356 Registry for the proverbial “perfect gift”     and start to “make it better.” At this point the      under the car. Not too bad. A few rusty bits     course! On Pelican, the wizards of speed
and saw John Schrecker’s ad for those neat         912 engine had gone vintage racing (with              in the pedal box area and the battery tray, on   said that installing a fuel-injected engine in
Porsche bracelets…you know, the ones with          the good Mr. Schrecher, I think). Anyway,             which Peter used the flame wrench. To do that     an early car with an original fuel tank would
the tiny rubber tires. In the course of chatting   he had made a deal at Franz Blam Racing to            the old carpets came out and I removed all of    result in fuel starvation on the track. So, a
with John we wandered off into “wata ya            have them replace that original four-banger           the interior…and the pedals…and scraped          baffled tank was added to my pile of parts.
drive” and he mentioned that he had two cars       with a freshly reworked 1977 911S engine              the old sound deadening material…and paint       What track was I going on?
I might like, a Beck 550 Spyder and a Cali-        that they had on the shelf. At the time, I had        off to look for any other rust. Having done          The car stayed up on the lift that year
fornia black plate 1967 Porsche 912-6(??).         no real appreciation for how much work that           that, I needed to clean the old Wurth off the    while all of this stuff was installed. Once
                                                                 involved, even after working            rest of the bottom as well.                      down on the ground it went off to Jeff Jones
                                                                 my way through the receipts.                While I was at it, I decided that I might as at Automotive Techniques to be lowered,
                                                                 Years later I would.                    well put in a new dual master cylinder…for       aligned and corner balanced. Jeff quietly cor-
                                                                    The engine had CSI installed         safety, of course. Peter kept chanting some      rected whatever I did wrong, tuned it while
                                                                 and I left it alone, just installed a   kind of mantra about project creep but I ap-     he had it, and it came back running sweetly.
                                                                 blow off on the advice of many          parently couldn’t hear him too well.             Finally I could drive it and enjoy some sum-
                                                                 who had purchased new air                   Looking in the Performance Products          mer fun!
                                                                 boxes. I was not fully conver-          parts catalog and poring over Excellence             Two months later I drove into Birming-
                                                                 sant with the various Rennsport         magazine on cold winter nights is just bad…      ham on Saturday morning and the 40-year-
                                                                 versions of early 911s, so creat-       not to mention expensive…chemistry. I had        old differential went south on me. That
                                                                 ing an RGruppe type car wasn’t          a plan, all written out on a yellow dog next to  earned the car a flat bed ride home and being
                                                                 on my mind.                             my chair, but it kept changing with each new     put back up on the lift until I stopped whin-
                                                                    Meanwhile, Freeman Thom-             Excellence. Plus, now I was spending time        ing and we (thank you Peter) yank out the
                                                                 as was living here and pitting his      on the Pelican web site listening to all of that engine and transmission for the new winter.
                                                                 orange 911 through the throes of        valued information.                                                        (continued on page 32)
New powder coated SC front suspension

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Jumping the Shark                 (continued from page 31)
                                                                                                            2010 PORSCHE PARADE: Saturday, July 3 – Thursday July 8, 2010
    Well, as long as the engine was out I             jumped out of bed on that Sunday morn-
                                                                                                                                             by Fred Young SEM/ PCA Concours Chair
might as well clean it, right? Besides, I had         ing, believing that racing had come to West
already powder coated the whole front sus-            Bloomfield. Although I thought it sounded                 The New Year promises to be a very special time for              Even children have special events and activities.
pension, so the rear should look as good              way cool. I am still know as, “that guy” at         SEM/PCA members.Our 2010 calendar will again include             Parade offers baby sitting with food kids love – pizza,
against the newly undercoated and painted             local barbecues.                                    technical, driving, social and other fun events from our         chicken fingers and ice cream. There’s an RC car com-
floor pans…shouldn’t it? You never know                     In the spring, the snow disappeared, the       Region. In addition, Saturday, July 3rd through Friday,          petition, with loaners available, as well as a kid’s au-
when someone with a pocket mirror may                 flowers appeared and my 912-6 at last came           July 9th promises to be an extraordinary week for our            tocross involving bicycles, scooters and skateboards.
look under the car! The engine was sound              out of the garage. This car was now fast…           members. That’s because the 2010 Porsche Parade will             Younger people also have a special room where they
but the injectors failed the bench test and the       and it handled like a go kart on steroids! But,     be held “almost in our backyard”—just outside of Chi-            can congregate.
fan shroud had a crack.                               hold on, after a few miles of driving like I        cago, in St. Charles, Illinois at the Pheasant Run Resort.            The concours competition on Sunday is a spectacu-
                                                                                                               Whatever your involvement in the club, this is your         lar show itself, with several hundred cars entered, plus
    Another winter and another new pile of            stole it, I notice that it also feet like the en-
                                                                                                          chance to attend PCA major national event at a location          hundreds more in the corral but not being judged.What
boxes begins to appear, this time with SSI            gine had been welded into place, the exhaust
                                                                                                          close to home. Attendees and competitors come from               a sight! Also, check out the work sites on the days before
heat exchangers…sport muffler…new axle                 sound made young rice-rocket pilots green           all 50 states and several foreign countries. Nearly every        the judging, where entrants will be prepping their cars.
assemblies (no more rebuilding just the CV            with envy and I bottomed out driving over           model of Porsche can be seen, along with a museum                It adds a whole new meaning to the term “anal.”
joints)…a 911 trans mount from WEVO…                  bottle caps. Yes, I had indeed “jumped the          display from Porsche A.G. in Germany. It truly is an in-              Four classes comprise the field on entrants. Briefly,
and some WEVO soft pillow engine mounts.              shark”…and in the process, transformed my           ternational happening.                                           they are:
The rebuilt five-speed 901 came home in                cruiser into a purebred track car!                       Parade includes a week full of activities. It starts             • Preparation Class (up to 21 years old) is based
March and the powder-coated engine sheet                   OK, back into the garage it went . . .and      with a welcome banquet, where guests can meet a host                     entirely on cleanliness. Judges inspect every nook
metal and freshly-cleaned and re-bopped               back up on the lift -- which now required first      of other like minded people who share their passion                      and cranny for dirt, smudges and wax you forgot
trans went up into the freshly-painted engine         using a floor jack to clear the lift arms. Out       for Porsche. There’s also an awards banquet and victory                  to remove. Those windows had better be clean
bay with a new, lightened 914-6 flywheel…              came the “sport exhaust,” the super wamo            banquet—as well as ample time to have dine and so-                       too.You can elect to have the whole car judged, in-
                                                                                                          cialize with friends.                                                    cluding the undercarriage, or just the top portion
and new clutch.                                       engine mounts and up went the ride height.
                                                                                                               The Concours on Sunday is followed by a TDS Rally,                  consisting exterior, interior, engine, and storage.
    Once the engine was in…but before the                  Back on the street I now have a very,
                                                                                                          Autocross and Tech Quizzes later in the week.The Goodie               • Preservation Class (over 21 years old) is based
muffler went on I just “had to” open the ga-           very kool sleeper. Dan Christy made up a            Store, Art Show, and manufacturer’s displays are impres-                 also on cleanliness, but also on originality and
rage door and fire it up, with just the SSIs in        little “6” decal to hang on the end of the 912      sive. Representatives from tire companies and perfor-                    usage of the car the way Ferry Porsche intended
place. Actually, the engine went in at night          script. So now I can enjoy the “hot rod” 912        mance specialists are on hand to answer your questions.                  it to be driven. A certificate of authentication or
and I had the presence of mind to wait until          as was (sort of) envisioned originally. I can       The PCA Goodie Store offers unique items branded                         window sticker is required for entry in this class.
early the next morning. Maybe Vic Skirmants           also stop building the car and just drive it        with the Parade logo. The extensive array of shirts, hats,            • Restoration Class (over 11 years old) implies that
hears that sound a lot, but my neighbors sure         “as is”…or sell it and get the “nice” 993 that      memorabilia, model cars, posters and the like could                      the car has had a substantial rework but is still
                                                                    Nancy likes.                          empty your wallet in a hurry. Rounding out the week are                  period correct.
                                                                        A new winter is upon us…          tours, clinics, a 5K race, an ice cream social and, of course,        • Performance Class (racers and modified) which
                                                                    and I have been talking…just          golfing. Please check out the Parade website                      encompasses specialty cars.
                                                                                                 for more details and activities.                     All entrants are divided into various model years
                                                                                                               Registration opens in early March 2010. Some pre-           and classes. You also have an opportunity to win a class,
                                                                    Heath Hurlbert too much about
                                                                                                          vious events have sold out quickly -- so now is the time         division or overall win. Now is the time to step up and
                                                                    911Rs and now the November            to think about going—especially if you plan to enter             decide to enter and represent our own SEM region.
                                                                    Excellence…with the 911 TdF           the concours or other competitions. Your level of par-           Good Luck.
                                                                    tribute car…just arrived. I have      ticipation will be up to you, but there will be plenty of             First timer may have questions about Parade, so for
                                                                    located a few places for repro        activities to fill your day. Some events, but not all, are        further information, please call Fred Young (586-566-
                                                                    911R parts and that car looks         open to PCA members without registration. If you do              3193) or Bruce Gearns (313-563-56910. We’ll gladly try
                                                                    soooo cool…                           plan on entering your car in the concours, rally or au-          to handle your inquiries. Also, plan to attend the annual
                                                                                                          tocross, registration is required. Full registration is $149     “The Devil’s in the Details” car care clinic on April 24th
                                                                                                          for the entrant and co-entrant, with additional fees for         this year. Special attention will be available for anyone
                                                                                                          various events and banquets.                                     entering the competition. See you there!
Rebuilt 901 5-speed transmission with WEVO mount

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               SEM Board Minutes (12/2/09)
                          by Lanita Dunham, Secretary                                             SEM NOTES:
Held at the offices of Signature Associ-    zon: Ready and waiting for snow and
                                           calls from skiers.
                                                                                      PCA Historian collecting items of interst
ates in Southfield, MI
Attendance: Seven Board members,           Jan tour of Metropolitan Motor              regarding SEM for National Archives!
Dave Miller, Howard Gilson, Fred           Sports: Dave Miller: Waiting to confirm
Young, Dave Burton, Marc Molzon,           the chosen date, Jan 30.                         Have something of interest?
Gary Ambrus and Jeff Amos, 1 officer, 1     Feb 26 Membership Dinner: Dave
chairman, 1 editor, = 10.                  Miller: Discussed possible speakers.              Contact a Board Member.
Call to order: at 7:00 PM by President,    Feb: Lanita Dunham: Hope to have a
Dave Miller. Minutes of Nov. meeting       chili cook-off, joining 356 Motor Cities
approved.                                  Gruppe. Date to be determined.
Financial: No report.                      Charities: Dave Miller: Has forms for
                                                                                      Send digital copies of SEM photos to
Membership: Lanita Dunham: 504             tax exempt donations.
members.                                   Goodie Store: Pat Ambrus: Proceeding
Insurance: None needed.                    with move to an on line store, which is
                                           almost ready. We will have a link on the
P-4: John Keilly: Dec. issue went to       club website, and an ad in the P-4.
press the Friday before Thanksgiving.
Requested announcements on Metro-          Web Master: Howard Gilson: Request-
politan Motorsports, 2010 Parade and       ed December P-4 file to upload to web-
web-based Goodie Store for the Janu-       site.
ary issue.                                 Event Reports: Lanita Dunham: None
Nov 13 Membership Dinner: Dave             NEW BUSINESS
Miller: Had a full house of 60 members     Jeff Amos: Discussed Driver Education
and affiliates. Speaker, Manfred Rumple     plans for 2010, including how to save
his associate gave a great review of his   costs and improve record-keeping for
career and working for Porsche, com-       registration, attendance and payments.
plete with a slide presentation.
                                           John Keilly: Requested and received                           “Your Performance Printer”
Dec 19 Annual Holiday Party: Dave          board approval to invite one other non-
Miller: Menu is set, discussed evening     member and guest.
schedule. Motion was made to invite                                                                 30503 Gratiot Avenue • Roseville, Michigan 48066
Dealership managers and shop tech &        Meeting adjourned @ 8:48 PM.
wives from Lavery and Porsche of Farm-                                                                   (586) 774-0006 • Fax (586) 774-2792
                                           Refreshments: Jan: John Keilly
ington Hills, at club expense. Approved.   Feb: Diana Eblenkamp                                      
Jan 23 Skiing at Pine Knob: Marc Mol-

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100 Years of                                                                               At the Red Line            (continued from page 10)

Ferry Porsche                                                                              We’ll miss his experience and leadership
                                                                                           but welcome the new ideas brought by the
                                                                                                                                                 all to enjoy. And without complaint, excuse
                                                                                                                                                 or request for backup support! How they
                                                                                           new members. We thank Dave and Diane                  do it is beyond me. But we are so VERY

            e have not given enough at-      Henry Ford or Enzo Ferrari. On 19 Sep-
                                                                                           for all they have done, and insist they don’t         lucky to have them, and are so grateful that
            tention to 100 Years of Ferry    tember 2009 Ferry Porsche would have
                                                                                           slip off in to the sunset.                            they were recognized at the Holiday Party.
            Porsche. However here is the     celebrated his 100th birthday.
                                                                                               We also want to recognize the long term           Thanks again and see you in August!
story you are missing.                           Porsche offers selected birthday prod-    service that Dennis and Sue Denyer have                   Lastly, I want to congratulate our two
    The success of the company known         ucts on the occasion of the 100th birth-      provided to the club in hosting the annual            new members to the board, and our return-
as Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart,   day of Ferry Porsche, the son of com-         Picnic. They have organized and delivered             ing vets:
as it stands today, would be inconceiv-      pany founder Ferdinand Porsche and the        one of our favorite annual events for over                New: Matt Fenster: A long time member,
able without the lifetime achievement of     constructor of the first Porsche sports        30 years!!!! We hope they will be able to             Matt brings lots of knowledge, experience
Ferry Porsche. For it was under his guid-    car, Type 356.                                make the next 30 as enjoyable for all. This is        and passion for the club. Also, John Keilly,
ance that the engineering office estab-           One of these highlights is the book       a feat that should not go unnoticed! This is          our P4 Editor.
lished by his father, Ferdinand Porsche,     Ferry Porsche 100 Years published             the level of commitment and volunteerism                  Re elected: Gary Ambrus, Fred Young
became an independent car manufacturer       by the Porsche Museum Edition as its          Denny and Sue have in their hearts. Most              and Marc Molzon. We again welcome
presenting the first sports car to bear the   third volume. On its 200 pages, photos        picnics have managed to come at a point               these proven leaders and event organizers
name Porsche in 1948 – Porsche Type          and drawings from the Corporate Ar-           that some other significant event is going on          and thank them for their continued guid-
356. As Mr. Porsche said, “At the begin-     chive, (some of which have never been         that to most people would take precedence             ance and service.
ning I looked around, but I could not find    published before), as well as personal        without a thought. Yet these “dynamos”                    See you at the next event. All the Best
the car I was dreaming of. So I decided      quotes, offer the reader a new insight        push thru and juggle whatever is going on             in 2010!
to build it myself.” Building the Porsche    into the life of Ferry Porsche, who made
                                                                                           at home with pulling off a great picnic for us                                        —Dave
356 and, later, the Porsche 911, Ferry       the Company one of the world’s leading
Porsche consistently lived out his dream     manufacturers of sports cars. The book
of “driving in its most beautiful form.”     is available in German and English at a         Meet Matt Fenster, New Board Member
With a precise feeling for each and ev-      price of Euro 12.90.                                 Thank you for electing me to the Board of      real estate and a few years later, purchased
ery detail, he set the foundation for the        As a further token celebrating Ferry        SEM/ PCA. As long as I can remember I have          my first “fun” car, a 1966 Mustang convert-
Porsche brand values applicable to this      Porsche’s 100th birthday, the Museum            loved cars! My mother tells me that I used          ible. Through my real estate career I met an-
very day. As the Managing Director and       Shop offers a placard to be fastened on the     to play with Matchbox cars when I was two           other car knuckle head and kindred spirit,
Chairman of the Supervisory Board he         air intake grille of Porsche models. This       years old. My love of Porsches goes back to         Dave Miller. After long discussions on real
shaped the destiny of the Porsche com-       Grille Badge is made of metal, measures         my youth when my friend and I would look            estate, we would inevitably end up talking
pany for five long decades. In particular,    approximately 95 millimeters (3.75“) in         through Road & Track and debate whether             about cars; we still do!!! Dave used to tell
it was his achievement as a visionary        diameter, and costs Euro 24.90.                 the 930 Turbo or 512BB was the faster car. I        me about his Porsche and fun he had with
and an outstanding entrepreneur to make          The placard is also available as a          was always the Porsche advocate.                    the club. At that time, I felt that a Porsche
Porsche the world’s leading manufac-         Cloth Badge at Euro 4.50, for sewing on              I saw the movie Le Mans on TV when I           was out of my reach.
turer of sports cars.                        to garments.                                    was little and remember thinking how cool               However, after a bad experience with
    When Professor Dr. Ing. h.c. Fer-            A set of high-quality postcards with        those blue and orange Porsche 917s looked;          a Jaguar, I traded it in on my first Porsche,
dinand Anton Ernst “Ferry” Porsche           historical Ferry Porsche motifs at Euro         I still do!!! My father shared my love of cars      a red 1988 Carrera Coupe. Since then, I’ve
passed away on 27 March 1998, he left        2.90 rounds off the range of anniver-           and we enjoyed going to the first few De-            sampled many different offerings from
the world as one of the last great auto-     sary products. Get more information on          troit Grand Prix races, to see Formula One          Zuffenhausen. Earlier this year I even made
mobile men. His lifetime achievement           come to our city. Today my father and I still       a “pilgrimage” there.
for the automobile gave him a position in    en/aboutporsche/porschemuseum/                  share that love of cars and still go to many            I look forward to working with the Board
the European Automotive Hall of Fame,                                                        events together.                                    and meeting more of you.
his name is mentioned together with the         Source/Copyright: Porsche                         After college, I started in my career in           —Matt
likes of Gottlieb Daimler, Carl Benz,

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own (co-own) or lease a Porsche and                             You can designate a family or affiliate member as part of your
must be 18 years of age or over to
apply for membership.
                                                                membership. This person must be 18 years or older.

                                                                Family Member Name _________________
                                                                                                                                   PCA Membership Application
Prefix: ❒Mr. ❒Mrs. ❒Ms. ❒Miss                                    Relationship to Member _______________
Full Name ___________________________                           Affiliate Member Name ________________                               For all Porsche owners out there who pick up the P4
                                                                The information collected on this application is used by the PCA
Mailing Address ______________________                          and its regions for conduct of its activities. PCA does not re-
                                                                lease any individual membership information to any organization
                                                                                                                                           every month and want to join the club,
____________________________________                            outside of PCA and its regions.

City ___________________ State________
                                                                                                                                    there is an application right in this magazine for you!
                                                                Porsche Car Information
Zip Code ________ County ____________                           (We only want to know about your Porsche)
                                                                (*required information)
                                                                                                                                                      No more excuses!
Home Phone ________________________
                                                                Car #1 ______________________________
Work Phone _________________________
                                                                *Year _____________ *Model ___________
                                                                                                                                          Just fill it out, sign it, and make sure your
Fax ________________________________                            *Body Type ________ *Color____________
E-Mail ______________________________                           *Vin# _______________________________
                                                                                                                                             Porsche serial number is included.
Region Destination Preferred ___________                        License Plate # ______________________                                $42 for 1 year, $82 for 2 years, $120 for 3 years.
____________________________________                            License Plate State ___________________
 *Some regions also require additional membership fees/appli-                                                                           Send completed application and a check to:
  cation fees these are assessed directly by the regions.       Car Used: ❒Daily ❒Pleasure
**Region will be assigned based on where you live, however,
  you can specifically designate to belong to any one of our     Maintenance Performed By:
  PCA regions.
                                                                ❒Self ❒Dealer ❒Independent                                                          LANITA DUNHAM
Regional Endorsement
                                                                Average number of miles driven annually
Your local region can accept and endorse the                                                                                                         12277 Jacoby
application to send to the national office.                      ____________________________________
Region Officer Name __________________
                                                                Note: If you own more than one Porsche, you can attach
                                                                additional pages to this application with your car information.
                                                                                                                                                    Milford, MI 48380
____________________________________                            Payment Information                                                                   810-225-6126
Region Date _________________________                           Term of Membership
Member Demographics                                             ❒1 Yr ($42) ❒2 Yrs ($82) ❒3 Yrs ($120)
Birth Date ___________________________                          ❒Check enclosed #
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Prefix: ❒Mr. ❒Mrs. ❒Ms. ❒Miss                                    Card Number ________________________
                                                                                                                                    each month, plus Panorama - the national magazine.
Spouse’s Name ______________________                            Exp Date ____________________________
Names & Ages of Children _____________                          Name on card _______________________
                                                                                                                                   Additionally you will get to participate in club activities!
____________________________________                            Signature ___________________________                                          See what you’ve been missing.
____________________________________                            How did you learn about PCA? _________
____________________________________                            ____________________________________

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                                                                                      27,000 miles, 6 speed manual transmis-            FOR SALE: Genuine Porsche Baby
                 SWAP & SWINDLE                                                       sion, CD player, stored winters. A very           Seat. It fits the back seat any air-
                                                                                      nice example. $39,000. Contact Eric               cooled model, or the front seat of a
   SEM PCA members may advertise Porsche items for three (3) months at no cost.       Manting:                 Boxster; an air-bag disabling device is
     Advertising from non-members will be accepted at the Editor’s discretion         or 248-330-0327.                                  included. New, this seat sold for $784;
          (space permitting) at the rate of $5.00 per issue for three lines,                                                            asking $485. Please call Ed Donnan at
        payable in advance to SEM/PCA, C/O P4 - see page 3 for address.                                                                 248-672-7300.
                                                                                      FOR SALE: 1999 Boxster 15,100 miles
FOR SALE: 1987 930 Turbo Fac-              front strut brace, RS replica seats,       Black on black w/ graphite grey leather
tory Slantnose 38,000 original miles.      lightweight plush carpeting, 930 steer-    and 5 speed manual. Excellent condi-              FOR SALE: 1981 Porsche SC with
Have Porsche certification of the 505       ing wheel, short shift kit, pedal box      tion, garaged, no winters, non smoker.            3.2, s cams, lightened flywheel, heavy
slantnose option, sport seats all op-      rebuilt with new bushings, H4 head-        15000 and 30000 mile maintenance up-              duty clutch, racing exhaust, new Box-
tions, Black, white interior, needs        lights, new European tail and parking      date already performed at Porsche deal-           ster front brakes and rotors and euro
nothing, excellent condition, had a full   light lenses. All instruments redone by    er. Sports package. AM/FM CD player               fuel injection system. The car has
service last spring to replace any worn    Palo Alto. Pan is solid and resealed       w/ upgraded stereo system. Power                  been inspected by Nicolas Motors-
parts, $48,000.00 contact Rick Schans      with Wurth undercoat. The paint is         seats, windows, door locks, steering              port and Chris at Munk’s Motors took
at 248-302-2318                            good but will need to be redone to be      and brakes. Cruise control. Service re-           a drive! The engine has less than 10k
                                           perfect. Windshield has a small amount     cords. $17,900.00 Firm. Call Tom Ernst            on rebuild, runs perfectly and power-
                                           of delaminating evident in the corners.    in Fort Gratiot @ 810-841-4240 or e-              fully. Body has just over 100k, condi-
FOR SALE: 1967 Porsche 912/6,
                                           $24,500.00. Contact Bob Count of           mail me @                    tion is awesome, inside and out. You
White/ Black. Originally a California
                                           West Bloomfield MI at 248 366 6221                                                            drive this car, and that’s all you need!
black plate 912, converted to 911 en-
                                           or                   FOR RENT: Winter Storage. Protect                 Over 8k in maintenance receipts!
gine by Franz Blam Racing in Atlanta,
                                                                                      your investment. Heated & secured ga-             TRADES—possibly looking for a par-
GA. Car has a 1977 911 S 2.7 Ltr. CIS
                                                                                      rage for automobile storage. $500.00              tial trade in something sporty, prefera-
injection engine with new seals and        FOR SALE: Replica 1957 356 Speed-
                                                                                      for the season. A 50% deposit is re-              bly something I can drive in the winter!
new injectors, new SSI exhaust - in-       ster by CMC (1988), Red/Tan, on ball
                                                                                      quired to reserve your space. Call Clem           Contact Alan Rofe at 248-425-5968 or
cluding stock and stainless sport muf-     joint /IRS 1972 VW Pan. Solid pan and
                                                                                      Weierstahl at (810) 636-2840.            (12/2009)
flers - high torque starter, new alterna-   tube frame. New steering box, tie rods,
tor, correct late model baffled fuel tank   brake master cylinder. New banjo steer-
, newly rebuilt 901 5 speed transmis-      ing wheel. New 1776 Type 1 engine
sion, new engine mounts and WEVO           with dual 40mm Webers, Scat crank,
“Soft Pillow” trans mounts, Koni dou-      performance cam, lightened flywheel,
ble adjustable rear shocks, new axles      new clutch, near new tires on chrome                               DEAD OR ALIVE
and CV joints, detailed and polished       wheels with baldy caps. Beautiful paint,   Wanted: Retired Porsche enthusiast to assist      Wanted: Set of four FUCH 15 x 6 wheels for 1966
15x6 Fuchs wheels with near-new            handles very well and very presentable.    a top Porsche shop in prepping components         912. Please contact Mark Schick at 734-944-4543
195x55X15 Yokohama tires. Powder           $19,500.00. Contact Bob Count of West      for and detailing fine European automobiles.      or at (07/08)
coated 1983 911 front suspension and       Bloomfield MI at 248 366 6221 or bob.       Training provided, pay meager, with barter        Wanted: Hardtop for 1996-2004 (986) Boxster.
brakes completely rebuilt with new                          preferred. Must be in good physical condition,    Please contact Bill Hallandal at 231-377-9310
                                                                                      able to work inside, under and on top of fine     (2009/06)
poly bushings, lowered to European                                                    cars. Must be a current Porsche owner or aspire     P4 accepts ads for items, vehicles or related
specs and aligned, Weltmeister adjust-     FOR SALE: 1997 Porsche 993 Cab-            to become one. This is a part time seasonal            services wanted. Same rates apply for
able sway bars front and rear, turbo       riolet. Ocean Blue exterior with Clas-     position with somewhat fl exible hours. Submit            three months: Free to members,
tie rods, Koni adjustable front shocks,    sic Gray interior and a Navy Blue top.     résumé to P4 editor. Confidentiality assured.                 $ 5.00 for non-members.

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          Index to Advertisers                                              PORSCHE     NOTHING EVEN COMES CLOSE
                    January 2010

Alloy Wheel Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Auto Mark Collision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Autometric Collision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Automotive Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Burton Brothers Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
                                                                                           10-YEAR OR                                                        PORSCHE WATER-
                                                                                        100,000 MILE CLUB                                                   COOLED OIL CHANGE
Copyrite Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35                    DISCOUNT
                                                                                                                                                             We feature Mobil 1
                                                                                                                                                                    (1997 and newer)
                                                                                    20% DISCOUNT ON SERVICE FOR
Cross Roads Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9             PORSCHES OVER 10 YEARS OLD                                             INCLUDES: Porsche oil filter, engine oil,
                                                                                                                                                           drain plug washer (where applicable), tire
                                                                                       OR OVER 100,000 MILES *
                                                                                                                                                           pressure adjustment

                                                                                                                     20                                                            18999
Eitel Dahm Motor Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25                      WITH COUPON
                                                                                        *SOME                                               %
                                                                                                                                                           COUPON            $                                             Plus
                                                                                        APPLY                                               OFF                                                                            tax

Fred Lavery Porsche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
                                                                                     Valid only at Fred Lavery Porsche. Must present coupon when            Valid only at Fred Lavery Porsche. Must present coupon when
                                                                                    order is written. Not valid with any other offer. Tax, shop supplies   order is written. Not valid with any other offer. Tax, shop supplies
                                                                                                   and environmental charges are extra.                                   and environmental charges are extra.

Gilson Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Grand Sport, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

                                                                           Present Coupons to                                                                                                                                      To I-75

                                                                           Service Advisor
Munk’s Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12                                                          
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                                                                                                                                Our Service
                                                                                                                              Department is
Nikolas Motorsport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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                                                                                                                                                                   Birmingham                                                   E. Maple Rd.

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Porsche of Farmington Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                                                             Monday thru Friday


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John Keilly, P4 Editor
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                                 Roseville, MI 48066
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