PCA Iowa Region - President's Apex

A selection of the most recent Schonesland Porsche Club messages from the club President. Please view the Newsletters for other great information from the club and the region.

President's Apex
October 2018
Will Macfarland - President

Welcome to fall! The incredibly busy summer went by breathtakingly fast. I can scarcely believe the leaves have begun to litter my yard again already.

The 70th-Anniversary Porsche display at the Des Moines Concours D’Elegance was simply stunning. I hope you were able to get downtown and check it out! Many thanks to Bob Eddy, Rich Collins, and Drew Hillman for their work at piecing it all together. The Des Moines Police Department estimated that a crowd of ten to twelve thousand people attended during the course of the day. It was a truly worthy celebration of seventy years of Porsche.

Our other big September event was the long-awaited New Member Welcome Picnic! Despite the threat of rain, we had a terrific time at Bob & Linda’s stunning house, with delicious Rib Shack BBQ to boot! We welcomed new members Tom & Christy Bierley, Mike Gerrish and his son Owen, Carl & Lynn Heimstra, and Eric & Chris Larson.

The month of October looks a bit slow without our usual Fall Tour, which we shifted to spring this year, if you recall. Still, there are a good batch of events to choose from. First, we have Jeff David leading the famed Loess Hills drive, an overnight event up to northwestern Iowa featuring some elevated/rolling topography. There still rooms available at the event hotel if you find yourself last-minute available.

On the motorsport side, check elsewhere in this issue for my plan to spectate SCCA Rallycross Nationals in Indianola on Saturday, October 13, and also be aware that Des Moines Valley Region SCCA hosts their last autocross event of the year on Sunday, October 21 – register for that by following the link from the Autocross section of dmvrscca.org.

Set aside your Saturday evening, December 1 for our Holiday Party as Jasper Winery! We’re trying a new format this year to keep it lively and entertaining throughout.

Have a great October!