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
August 2018
Will Macfarland - President

It was great to have such a fun group down at Lake of the Ozarks for Parade, even if it was HOT all week down here. I hope everyone who could join us had as great a time as our family did. August is gonna be huge! As late summer looms, we’ve got some terrific stuff lined up. Jeff David has put together another of his Madison/Warren County drives – the roads down that way are some of the best to be found nearby – and this event promises to be as engaging as ever. Read more about it elsewhere in this issue and register on MotorsportReg.com.

Our friends in the DMVR SCCA are working at playing just as hard as we are this summer, and they’ve got two events lined up in August – first a track day at Raceway Park of the Midlands in Junction City, IA (on the 11th) and then an autocross at the Iowa Events Center, downtown Des Moines (on the 19th). Be sure to register for those on MotorsportReg.com!

For your Labor Day weekend, Garry Seemann has put together another great drive, this one to some marvelous terrain in the mountains down near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Having driven through the area before, I can attest to the spectacular roads and views that will be available to those who attend this event. Highly recommended – register on MSR for this one as well and call to make your hotel reservations if you have not already. See his article in this issue for details.

We’ll Drive & Dine out to Dexter, IA for an evening at the Rusty Duck on Tuesday, August 21. You may not have heard about it before, but you won’t forget it once you’ve been. Bring your appetite—the burgers are as delicious as they are gigantic!

Beyond this month, many of us on the Board are deeply involved in planning for the 2018 Des Moines Concours D’Elegance, which will be held on Sunday, September 9th. We need volunteers for setup, teardown, and handing out of programs during the event. Remember that this year the Concours centers around Porsche’s 70th birthday, which means there will be a glorious collection of Porsches selected from throughout the lifespan of the company on display, and we have some brilliant commemorative t-shirts on order for those who would contribute their Sunday to making the event a success. We’ll party afterward too! I’ll end this paragraph in the usual, predictable way: please register on MotorsportReg.com at msreg.com/DMconcours2018.

It’s been a great summer so far, and I look forward to seeing everyone at the August events!