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Zone Rep Report August 2014

Liz ShawIn the Zone by Liz Shaw

Parade 2014 is history and I’m proud to say that Zone 9 made an impact and several of the members brought home awards and trophies! For me, the road to Monterey was not exactly a direct route, as I chose to drive through Zion National Park and Yosemite National Park. Driving through the desert was boring but the two National parks made up for it.

When I got to the Hyatt in Monterey, I immediately saw friends from all over the country and then later in the week, I saw my old friends from Loma Prieta and Monterey Bay Regions. This is one of the most fun things about Parade – being able to connect with people I’ve met at previous Parades and making new friends at the current Parade.

The other fun thing about Parade is participating in the many events and volunteering. Unfortunately, we were not able to host the Michelin Drive & Compare this year, but that opened up the schedules for Jo Martin and me and we got to participate in more events. On Monday, I helped Display Chair Sean Cridland with the Concours Historic Display, then I helped out for the rest of the day with the Timing & Scoring Committee. I found a navigator to help me with the Time Speed Distance Rally, and my friend, Linda Hayes, was the navigator for the Gimmick Rally. I also autocrossed and went on the driving tour to Hearst Castle. And to cap off the week, I joined hundreds of Porsches at Laguna Seca Racetrack for pictures and a couple of laps around the track.

Here is a summary of the awards that were presented at Parade.

National Awards
Public Service – Rocky Mountain Region. They raised over $100,000 for over 14 charities! There were two large on-going charity events, seven HPDE’s, and an annual board charity allocation.

Website Competition
Class III – 1st place, Ann Mulhern, Roadrunner Region. Good job, Ann, and thanks for continuing the history of award-winning websites.

Parade Awards

Group Preparation, Class PP06S, Street 996/997, Model Years 1999-2012
2nd Place, Walt & Kathy Fricke, Rocky Mountain Region

Group Preparation, Class PP10S, Street Boxster/Cayman, Model Years 2013 – on
2nd Place, Andy & Marion Simon, Roadrunner Region

Group Restoration, Class RS014F, Full Factory Racecar, 1975 RSR
2nd Place, Tom Lutz, Rocky Mountain Region

Restoration Group Level of Achievement
Weissach Award:
Tom Lutz, Rocky Mountain Region, 1975 RSR
Melvyn Shapiro, Rocky Mountain Region, 1956 356

TSD Rally
Unequipped Navigation
8th Place, Mike Suttle & Paula Sears, Roadrunner Region

Unequipped Plus
1st Place, Doug & Cindy Saxen, Alpine Mountain Region

7th Place, Ken Provasi & Kevin Burke, Rocky Mountain Region

(Hooray for 41st Place – Liz Shaw & John Mueller)

S01M, 1st Place, Ken Provasi, Rocky Mountain Region
S03M, 1st Place, Greg Curtiss, Rocky Mountain Region
S05M, 4th Place, Brian Leduc; 7th Place, Willard MenNe, Roadrunner Region
S05L, 2nd Place, Liz Shaw, Roadrunner Region
S10M, 4th Place, Barry Bartee, West Texas Region
P10M, 1st Place, Brandon Bowen, Intermountain Region

Tech Quiz
Q05M, Mid 911/930, 1978 – 1989
4th Place, Tommy Thompson, Roadrunner Region

Q05M, 911 (996 & 997)
1st Place, Greg Curtiss, Rocky Mountain Region

Q09M, Cayenne/Panamera
1st Place, Jim Sorensen, Alpine Mountain Region

Art Show
Classic Photography – Amateur
Honorable Mention, Kourtney Miles, Intermountain Region

Sculpture – Amateur
3rd Place, Randy Osgood, Rocky Mountain Region

Fiber Art – Amateur
Honorable Mention, Dona Sorensen, Alpine Mountain Region

5k Race
1st Place, Age Group 50-59, Linda Hayes, (Guest) Roadrunner Region

Golf Tournament
1s Place Team, Marc Martin, Roadrunner Region

R/C Cars
1st in Class; 3rd overall, Randy Osgood, Rocky Mountain Region

Gimmick Rally
No trophy winners from Zone 9 but lots of participation!

Other notes: Jean Stubbs from the West Texas Region won a Limited Edition 356 watch and Liz Shaw & Tommy Thompson each won a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro tablet.

Moving past Parade and into July and August, I’m planning to get to some of the Zone 9 Regions: Intermountain’s “SLC to Midway” tour on July 26th, Llano Estacado Region’s monthly breakfast on August 2nd, and Rocky Mountain Region’s HPDE and Club Race the weekend of August 15th thru the 17th. Unfortunately, this means that I’ll miss Roadrunner Region’s 44th Annual Corrales Round-up on August 17th, and West Texas Region’s autocross on August 16th. But I hope to join WTR for their Founders dinner on August 23rd. Drumming the “Zone 9 Challenge” again: everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend Region events all over Zone 9!

See y’all this summer!

Liz Shaw
Zone 9 Rep



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