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Zone Rep Report November 2013

Liz ShawIn the Zone by Liz Shaw

Closing in on the last couple of months of the year – can you believe it? There are still several events going on in the Zone and once we hit December, there will be parties galore.

Before I get to more of the report and some of the upcoming Region plans, I need to report some sad news from Colorado. AMR members, Diana and Alec Pool, were involved in a tragic car accident on September 22nd and they both lost their lives. All who knew the Pools are still getting over the shock and they will be greatly missed. I first met Diana when she registered to attend the Roadrunner Region’s Fiesta del Porsche (as it was known at the time), and I got to know Diana better and better, throughout the years.

She was always the first one to “raise her hand” to volunteer for Fiesta and she was the type of person who truly wanted to help as much as she could. Of course, the volunteering had to be scheduled among her strong participation in Fiesta. She loved to show her Boxster, and then compete in the autocross and rally. I’ve lost count of how many Ashley Carroll awards she’s won but I’m pretty sure she had to start wearing the Bulova watches on her ankles. Alec, always with a book in hand, accompanied Diana on rallies and to the social events. The Pools will definitely be missed at Fiesta but we will always remember them. Services are scheduled for October 19th at 11am in Colorado Springs. Check the AMR website for details. In addition, cards can be mailed to their daughter: Toni Porter, 4050 Harbor Place, Colorado Springs, CO  80917.

Although not a PCA event, I attended the Santa Fe Concorso in late September and what a treat! I think this year’s show was the best ever. The concours was actually the cap to the end of “Concorso Week”, which included a tribute to Denise McCluggage, a social on Friday night at the Santa Fe Air Center, and a tour on Saturday. The cars on Sunday ranged from a 1907 Renault racing roadster to a 2013 Shelby Mustang GT350. But there were also motorcycles, bicycles, and even a set of pedal cars! It was difficult to pick a favorite and my choice kept changing. For more info and pictures of the show winners, check out the concorso website: www.santafeconcorso.com  

On the same weekend in September, Carrera Region was the prime sponsor for the annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at La Vina Winery. There were 2 Porsches displayed at either side of the stage, and the car owners allowed guests to take pictures inside the cars. Several Carrera Region members also displayed their cars outside, near the winery gardens. Carrera Region President, Dan Thomas, reported that this year’s charity event attracted a record-number of participants and raised the highest amount of money in the 6-year history of the event. Kudos to Carrera Region!

Speaking of Carrera Region, I’m registered to attend their annual OktoberFiesta at the end of October and if you haven’t signed up yet, go to motorsportreg and do it! There will be a Meet & Greet Friday night, driving tour and DE at Arroyo Seco track on Saturday, banquet on Saturday night, and then the autocross on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the Zone for early November: LLE’s monthly breakfast at Furr’s Cafeteria in Amarillo; IMR’s Fall Social at the Bohemian Brewery & Grill in Salt Lake City; WTR’s driving tour to Ft. Davis, TX; RRR’s Charity Autocross at the Airport Parking Lot in Albuquerque, NM. I won’t be able to attend everyone’s events but I’m looking into the early November events for IMR and WTR.

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