Whaletales September 2019Porscheplatz honor — Region members Dan, left, and Barb Pankratz, were thrilled when their Porsche was selected to park next to the Porscheplatz tent at Road America Aug. 4.
2 Whaletales September 2019Upcoming eventsHoliday party — 6Mackinaws save the date — 6Cars & Coffee at Porsche of the Fox Valley — 7Fall drive — sunrise to sunset — 18Fall chili social — 19FeaturesWhaletales is the monthly publication of the Fox Valley Region,Porsche Club of AmericaMembers and their Porsches — 11Shotgun ride of a lifetime — 13Panamera Turbo review — 14-15Boxer vs. Boxster — 16Board nominations — 17Photo of the month — 24Event reportsPorsches & Pasta — 7Auto Trim tech session — 10PorschePlatz/IMSA — 11Whaletales Issue 9, September 2019Contributors: Robert Dean, JimJanes, Shaun Stamnes, Jim Stephenson, Dan PankratzSubscription is included in regionmembership fee.Region mailing address:5571 River Oaks DriveDePere, WI 54115Phone: 920-338-8967 or920-217-9564Editor: Beverly [email protected]: 414-232-4869Graphic designer: Bev JurkowskiProofreaders: Barb Wilkinson,Mike JurkowskiSubmissions are due on the 25thday of the month preceding thepublication date— the 1st of everymonth. Sept. 25 is the deadline forthe October Whaletales.About the cover: Region membersDan, left, and Barb Pankratz, werethrilled when their Porsche wasselected to part next to the Porscheplatz tent at Road AmericaAug. 4. Photo credit: Shaun Stamnes. 2019DepartmentsPresident’s letter — 5Editor’s comments — 5New members — 8Membership anniversaries — 9-10Classifieds — 20-21PCA Webstore — 20Region directory — 22Editorial policy, advertiser index, ad rates — 23
3 Whaletales September 2019Search inventory: https://www.foxvalleyporsche.com/
4 Whaletales September 2019What’s happening.you should join usSept. 14 — Fall Social at the Benz residence. See page 21. Board meeting 2-4 p.m.Sept. 14 — Fox Valley Road and Track Classic to benefit MS. See website for full lley-road-and-track-classic/?instance id 178Sept. 27-29 — Fall tour. Watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan and set over Lake Superior. Jim Janes is the tour leaderand has reserved a block of rooms in Menomonee, MI for Sept. 27 and in Silver City, MI for Sept. 28. Overnight stay notmandatory. You can choose which portions of the drive you would like to do. See page 20.Sept. 28 — Visit 928 Motorsports in Horicon for a morning tour and lunch. Free to first 50 who sign up. Sponsored bythe Milwaukee region. Details: http://www.porschepark.org/journal.php?id 1190NEW EVENT Oct. 12 — 2nd Annual Fall Color Driving Tour in Beautiful Door County. Please join the fun on Oct. 12,2019, and drive along beautiful Bay of Green Bay to the tip of Door County, Gills Rock where we will have lunch andtake in the breathtaking fall colors. After lunch we will head south along Lake Michigan to Stone Throw Winery for awine tasting and afterward stop at Cave Point State Park where we will conclude the tour. The day event will be approximately 8 hours in length. Last year Conner Kepchar had graciously volunteered to host this event; his dad Dennisalong with Dennis’s wife Heidi Kepchar will be leading us this year. Please RSVP to Dennis [email protected] More info to follow.Nov. 5 — Mackinaws annual dinner. See page 6.Nov. 30 — Holiday party. See page 7.Other casual cars & coffee events – not sponsored by theregion or PCA:· Throttlestop 20 Victory Lane, Elkhart Lake, Wis.8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sept. 14.https://throttlestop.com/cars-coffee· Rock Lake Motors Cars & Coffee 119 Church St., LakeMills, Wis. Final event is first Sunday in October, 8 a.m. to11 a.m. https://www.rocklakemotors.com/cars-coffee
5 Whaletales September 2019President’s messageBy Todd BenzWith the last big long summer weekend just days away, I hope everyonehas enjoyed a great summer filledwith many miles driven in your Porsches. There will still be many greatdays ahead to drive, especially withthe colorful changes of the leaves asautumn approaches. As we approachthis Labor Day, let us reflect on the hard work we allhave done to enjoy those fruits of our labor. Weshould also take some time from our work and ourbusy daily activities to spend it with our families,friends and loved ones.By the time you see this we will have had our annualLabor Day Picnic at RA on Saturday, Aug. 31. Thankyou to the Chicago Region for inviting us to sharetheir weekend. Unfortunately, Sheila, Justin and Iwon’t be there for the cookout, but Sheila and I hopeto be there later on in the day. We are moving our son,Justin, into his dorm at UW Madison on that Saturday.Thank you also to Shawn and Dee Stamnes for hostingthis year’s picnic.August has been a busy month for events from thePorscheplatz at Road America to the Cars and Coffeeat Bergstrom Porsche of the Fox Valley to the Porschesand Pasta Dinner at Luigi’s, hosted by Shawn and DeeStamnes, to the Tech session featuring ceramic coatings presented by Auto Trim Design hosted by JimStephenson. Please see this month’s newsletter for theevent wrap ups. Thank you to all for coming out andfor those who have hosted these events. We have seena steady increase in members participating in eventsso let’s keep it going.Thanks to Gordon Skog for the many years of volunteerism with our club and especially the last 4 yearsThe editor’s deskI had a thrilling ride in the ultimate Porsche— a 918 Weissach Spyder. Read the tale of this amazing experience inthis issue. Robert Dean reviews a 2010 Panamera Turbo.Thanks for reading and thanks to all who contributeevent reports and photos.Beverly.jurkowski[email protected] Cayenne Dieselas our social chair. He has recently expressed a desire topass the reins to someone else so that he can spendmore time in his business and also to let someone elsehave fun with it as well. So, with that I introduce ournew social chair and current membership chair, DeeStamnes. All of you know her and her husband, Shawn,and what a great job they currently do for our club. Ifyou would like to send Dee a kind word or if you haveany events that you would like to get off the ground orhelp with, her email is [email protected] also THANK everyone who has joined as a new member, renewed their membership or helped getting theword out to potential new members to join. We have seta new membership record level for the Fox Valley Region this month. As of 8/22/19, we have 189 primarymembers and 136 affiliate members for a total of 325.That is an increase of 37 more total members than lastyear at this time.As a reminder, the next board meeting will be held onSept. 14 at 2 p.m., at our home, prior to the Chili andBonfire social. We encourage Fox Valley Region members who are able, to attend. Please see the details inthis month’s Whaletales.In closing, thanks to everyone who has hosted an eventor who has participated in one of our events that makeit so much fun. As we always say in our club, “It’s notjust the cars, it’s the people that make this club sogreat!”Happy and safe motoring,Todd Benz, PresidentFox Valley Region Porsche Club of America920-217-9564Email: [email protected]
6 Whaletales September 2019Social eventsAnnual Mackinaw’s Dinner Night @ Mackinaw's Grill and Spirits Nov. 5Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.Location: 2925 Voyager Dr., Green BayPlease join us Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Mackinaw’s Grill & Spirits in Green Bay for dinner and social time. We’ll gather between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. in our own dining room for some conversation and sharing of stories with dinner from themenu at 6:30.For those of you new to Mackinaws, you’re in for a real treat. It’s conveniently located just off of I-43 at 2925 Voyager Drin Green Bay. If you want to take a peek at their site just to preview their wonderful menu, you can find them athttp://www.mackinaws.com (Jimmy favorite is still the Elk Stroganoff.)The hospitality of the staff at Mackinaw’s has made this an enjoyable and well attended annual event.Please send your RSVP to Mary and Jim Haen at [email protected] by Oct. 31 so we have a head count for adequateseating. We hope you can join us.
7 Whaletales September 2019Holiday Party Nov. 30SAVE THE DATEDate: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019Place: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green BayTime: 5-10 p.m., Reception 5-7 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m., Cash BarRoom reservations: 800-333-3333 or 920-494-7300 – ask for Fox Valley Porsche Club Room Block. Room Rate: 109 –please reserve by Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.Watch for more info in upcoming newsletters.Porsches and Pasta at Luigi’s reportDee Stamnes reports that 18 region members and guests enjoyed a night of pasta and good conversation at Luigi’s.Thanks to all who attended. Photo credit: Shaun Stamnes
8 Whaletales September 2019Cars & Coffee at Bergstrom Sept 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.Please join us for some coffee and donuts/pastries/bagels and visit with other PorscheClub members and guests. Todd Benz and Bob Dean from the Fox Valley Region will beyour hosts along with members of the Bergstrom Team. The Service and Parts managerswill be available to answer any questions concerning your Porsche care as will the BrandAmbassadors to show off their new and used inventory of Porsches for sale.Location:Bergstrom Premier Porsche of the Fox Valley, 3030 Victory Lane, Appleton, Wis.There may be some door prizes given out at the events, so please come by and enjoy talking cars, drinking coffeeand breathing PORSCHE.Bergstrom team:Dennis Madercic (General Manager) Bob Simon (General Sales Manager) Nick Halfman (Brand Ambassador)James Zingsheim (Brand Ambassador) Keith Gilbertson (Service Manager) Andy Potts (Parts Manager)Membership paddock: Welcome to our new membersSpencer Faikel of Green Bay Wis., drives a 2004 91140th Anniversary GT in Silver Metallic. He hasowned it since July 2018. “I had been looking for a40th Anniversary for a few years, trying to find onewith the exact build sheet and condition I had inmind. The website 40Jahre911.com was amazing atposting every 40th for sale thoughout the world,which made the search very easy once I discoveredit,” he said.“I have previously owned a 1986 944 and 2002 Carrera. There are so many things to love about Porsche. Their racing pedigree initially hooked mewhen I was growing up. They build a precision,well engineered, beautiful car that instills an emotional connection from the driver. What more could you ask for?” he concluded.Chris Haverlock, Neenah WI, drives a 2012 991.1 Carrera S that is Agate Grey Metallic over a black and PlatinumGrey interior. He has owned it for nine months. “I found the car online. Bought a one-way plane ticket to Texas anddrove it back to Wisconsin,” he said. It is his first Porsche. What attracted him to Porsche ownership? “Porsche’s longstanding reputation for producing some of the best driver’s cars on the planet. I had several specific requirements formy car purchase at the time,and the 911 fit nearly all ofthe criteria extremely well. Ihad driven a 997.2 in Sweden a few years ago and thatwas the moment I started toconsider Porsche as a greatoption for me.”
9 Whaletales September 2019Membership paddockAugust membership anniversariesCongratulations to these members who observed a PCA membership anniversary in August. Thisdata is pulled from pca.org. Be sure your data, including your email and snail mail addresses areup to date, as well as information about your current Porsche(s).MilestonesMembers25 yearsRick Otto5 yearsErik ScharingerYear on WI1974 911SLori Otto2014New Franken WI1987 944S, 1978 928Lorelei Scharinger1979 928, 1980 9281981 928. 1987 928 S41989 928 S4Tyson Thorne2014Appleton WI1994 911 Carrera 2 Cpe Josy Thorne Michael Borowski2017Green Bay WI2002 911 Carrera 4 Cab Virginia BorowsRobert Burress1995St Germain WI1995 968 CoupeCarol Burress2014 Cayman SKevin Head2016Appleton WI2017 911 CarreraKathy Head2014 Cayman SRickKarle2018Greenville WI2009 CayenneMichael Kibler2016Marquette MI1995 911 CarreraLaurie KiblerWayne Kindschy1978Appleton WI2002 Boxster SGail Kindschy2004 GT3Grant Maiman2013Appleton WI2014 CaymanPeter Mickelson2013Green Bay WI2005 911 Carrera Coupe Erik MickelsonDennis Olson1996Appleton WI1996 911 Carrera 4S Cpe Madelyn OlsonRandell Peterson2006Abrams WI1985 911 CarreraLynn PetersonJames Rossmeissl2017Menasha WI2014 Cayman SEllen RossmeisslDebra Scholfield2005Wausau WI2005 BoxsterBill Scholfield2004 CayenneBarb Wilkinson2015Greenville WI2002 Boxster2006 Cayenne S Titanium EditionThomas Zoromski1992Crivitz WI1973 914 1.7Margaret Takala1983 911 SCSeptember membership anniversaries (these were published in the AugustWhaletales in error so happy anniversary again)MilestonesMembers10 yearsTodd FergusYear joinedLocationYear/modelFamily/associate2009Oneida WI2010 911 GT3 CoupeMembersStephen GeringYear joined1996LocationOconto WIYear/modelFamily/associate1981 924 Turbo Coupe Drew Gering1985 944, 1960 356.1972 914Nicholas Guerrieri2011Green Bay WI2012 Boxstercontinued on next page
10 Whaletales September 2019Membership September anniversaries continuedMembersYear joinedLocationYear/modelFamily/associateTom HedgeChris LochmannMichael MartinJerome MirekJim NiemeierSearl PickettPatrick QuinnPeter Thielmann20162016201619962017201820072011Green Bay WIManitowoc WIGreen Bay WIAppleton WIDe Pere WIAppleton WIGreen Bay WIKiel WIR Whitman2002Green Bay WIMark YoungAndrew Ziegert20182018Neenah WINeenah WI2006 911 Carrera S Cab Michele Guerrieri2004 Boxster S2012 Cayman R1978 911 SCCathy Mirek2004 911 Carrera 996 Coupe2018 718 Cayman1986 911 Carrera Targa Gail Quinn2007 911 TurboJoy Thielmann1993 911 RS America2013 911 Carrera Coupe M Whitman2011 Cayenne S2011 911 Carrera 4S2017 911 Carrera CoupeAuto Trim Design tech session reportby Jim StephensonAbout a dozen Fox ValleyRegion PC