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Zone Rep Report March 2015

Liz ShawIn the Zone by Liz Shaw

Hello Zone 9ers,

Welcome to Spring 2015! Although this column is the March edition, I’m really writing it in February, just back a few days from the Winter Board of Directors meeting in Baltimore. The Executive Council and National Staff were busy for 2 solid days of meetings and we accomplished quite a bit. The Zone Reps met all day on Friday, with guest speakers from Jo Martin – National Safety Chair, Monarch and Damon Lowney - PCA Website, David O’Neal – National Escape Chair and Alex Bell – new HPDE Chair. On Saturday, we heard from Vicki Earnshaw – new Club Racing Chair, Jennifer Webb – National Awards Chair, Dan Cole – Region Focus Editor, and then we met for the Board of Directors meeting in the afternoon. Then that night after dinner, we got on a bus to the National Headquarters. It was a real treat to meet many of the people that we’ve only known by email or phone – and to see lots of the Club memorabilia, which has been collected through the years. The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the new 911 GTS Club Coupe. PCA Executive Director, Vu Nguyen, and PCA Past President, Manny Alban, described the history of the development of the car. The car was first unveiled at last month’s Rolex 24 in Daytona, but it was still exciting to see the car, just a few feet away. Porsche will build 60 GTS Club Coupes and all but one will be available to PCA members only. One car will be given away to a lucky Club member. The car is definitely an eye-catcher and the two big distinctive features are the unique color (Club Blau) and the ducktail rear spoiler. You can get more info about the car, including links to some videos, on the PCA website.  

I’m still formulating my plans for Region visits this year but so far, I’m planning to attend events inside and outside of Zone 9 in March, April and May. I’ll finally get to attend The 12 Hours of Sebring in March and I’m really looking forward to it. Roadrunner Region will start their autocross Die Serie in March and West Texas Region has a long tour planned for the middle of the month. 

In April, I’m planning to attend Alpine Mountain Region’s 40th PCA Anniversary and then the following week, I’m going to the California Festival of Speed at Fontana. I’m also hoping to attend the HPDE at High Plains Raceway, on the last weekend of April.

Coming up in May, possibly a visit to West Texas Region for an autocross or a social event. Then there’s Roadrunner Region’s Fiesta New Mexico over Memorial Day weekend and following that set of events will be Intermountain Region’s Amazing Rally (on my bucket list!). 

Hope to see you at a Porsche event soon!

Liz Shaw

Zone 9 Rep




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