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Zone Rep Report December 2013

Liz ShawIn the Zone by Liz Shaw

Hello Zone 9 members,

Here we are at the last month of 2013, winding down a little but also planning for 2014! For me, I plan to attend many of the same Region events that I attended this year, but I also want to get to some new (to me) events in Utah and Texas next year.

356 West Coast HolidayPrior to attending Carrera Region’s OktoberFiesta in Las Cruces and Deming, I attended one of the events of the 356 Registry’s West Coast Holiday in Santa Fe. The concours on the plaza was outstanding and it was quite a sight to see over 200 356’s parked on the plaza’s surrounding streets, and some of the streets that lead into the plaza. The cars ranged from 1952 to 1966 (I think) and they came from all over the country – and in some cases, some were shipped from overseas. It was great to walk among all of the cars and talk to the owners and spectators. Jim Puckett and his team outdid themselves in organizing and running such an excellent event.

A week after the West Coast Holiday, I was in Colorado for the Denver Marathon and I was able to attend the services for the Pools, in Colorado Springs. I still find it hard to believe that they’re both gone from us, but it was nice to talk with some of their family members and PCA members on Saturday.

Oktoberfiesta-driveLater in October, I joined Carrera Region for their OktoberFiesta, centered in Las Cruces. Several of us went on a driving tour on Saturday morning to Rockhound State Park and Spring Canyon State Park, with the first stop at Arroyo Seco Raceway. It was nice to see that Joe and Nancy Warren made the long trip from Colorado to join us! The tour ended back at Arroyo Seco, where we joined everyone else for lunch. Afterward, some of the tour people drove some sessions of the DE at the track.

Dinner that night was at Hotel Encanto (event host hotel) and, as always, lots of valuable door prizes were handed out! I won a nice black hat with the Porsche crest on it.
On Sunday morning, we had autocross practice sessions at the track, lunch, and then the timed runs were in the afternoon. Definitely a fun weekend for everyone and next year’s OktoberFiesta is already on my calendar!  

IMR dinnerBarely a week later, I flew to Salt Lake City on November 2nd and joined InterMountain Region for a dinner at the Bohemian Brewery and Grill in Midvale (about 15 miles from downtown Salt Lake). Another fine dinner with Club members and more door prizes! I wasn’t lucky this time but several people walked away with nice Porsche Design stuff, courtesy of Ken Garff Porsche in Utah.

For next month’s report, I’ll have info about the Tech Tactics at the PCNA Training facility in Ontario, CA. I’m really looking forward to this event, as I’ve never been to a Tech Tactics. I’ll also have info on the many events I’ll be attending in December: holiday parties at 4 of Zone 9’s regions!

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