J PORSCHE PUSHERS PRIVATE PAPERS
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!
Region Porsche Club
Board Of Directors
President Vice President &
Dave Miller * Drivers Education Chair
Jeff Amos *
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P PORSCHE PUSHERS PRIVATE PAPERS
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN REGION, PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA
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
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
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: ca.org 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
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
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.
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 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 www.sempca.org for further information.
Please contact Dave Miller for further information. H: 248•594•9752, W: 248•948•4183,
or Email email@example.com
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.
At the Red Line
by David Miller, President SEMPCA
Calling all authors. Calling all authors… So please let us
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
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)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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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 . . .
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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.
T H E Y E A R I N R E V I E W
Vintage Car & Boat Show at Bay Harbor
The lovely Inn at Bay Harbor hosts
the annual Vintage Car & Boat Show
A classic Buick . . . Fred’s dream car?
The exotic cars on display
included this Ford GT
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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
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
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 www.pa- encompasses specialty cars.
rade2010.pca.org 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
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 www.copyriteprinting.net
Jan 23 Skiing at Pine Knob: Marc Mol-
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 http://www.porsche.com/latin-america- 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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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 @ email@example.com tion is awesome, inside and out. You
White/ Black. Originally a California
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or firstname.lastname@example.org FOR RENT: Winter Storage. Protect Over 8k in maintenance receipts!
gine by Franz Blam Racing in Atlanta,
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cluding stock and stainless sport muf- joint /IRS 1972 VW Pan. Solid pan and
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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
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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 *
Eitel Dahm Motor Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 WITH COUPON
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
Munk’s Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
W. Big Beaver
Nikolas Motorsport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Open 7 a.m. until
Birmingham E. Maple Rd.
Porsche of Farmington Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Monday thru Friday
Call for appointment W E
34602 WOODWARD AVE. 248-645-5930 S
BIRMINGHAM, MI 48009
John Keilly, P4 Editor
P.O. Box 5246 First-Class
Northville, MI 48167-5246 U.S. Postage
Permit No. 12
Roseville, MI 48066