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.
Will Macfarland - President
April is here and thankfully, finally, the driving season has come around again! As I mentioned back in February, we have a jam-packed 2018 calendar, and that will become obvious as the weather warms and the events start occurring at a rapid pace.
The first thing to do, right away, is check out the Porsche Parade Event Registration guide, now available on the Parade website (http://2018parade.pca.org/registration.html). Full descriptions, locations, and prices are laid out for each event during the week-long party at Lake of the Ozarks. See what dovetails with your schedule and budget. Keep in mind that Parade primarily revolves around the Concours and the Autocross – those are the events and banquets that you don’t want to miss (look at the last page of the guide; it says “The “Welcome Party” isn’t over until we say it is over! Right after the program, there will be a big surprise for all attending”).
Additionally, Club Treasurer Doug Hillman is compiling travel dates from club members to maximize the opportunity to travel in groups to and from Parade. It’s always more fun to have fellow Porsches providing mutual support on any road trip – send your travel plans to firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll match everyone up.
Next up, we have Cars & Coffee on Saturday April 14. As usual, we’ll meet at the Johnston Cozy Cafe at 8AM, but for those who wish to change it up a bit, a group of Schonesland Porsches will depart Cozy Cafe at 8:15 for Karl Performance (5927 NE Industry Dr, Des Moines, IA 50313 – just north of I-80 and just west of I-35). There is always a great showing for this event, with all kinds of cars represented, and Karl’s gives out free coffee, bagels, and donuts to all attendees.
Our monthly Drive & Dine is only a few days later, on Tuesday April 17. We’ll meet up at Hotel Pattee, 1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220, at 6:30PM. In the hotel is David’s Milwaukee Diner, which ever-so-conveniently features a Tuesday night $5.99 burger special!
The biggest April events are saved for the end of the month – our “Poker Run” from 2016 and 2017 has been freshness-tweaked into a Time/Speed/Distance Gimmick Rally, which occurs on Saturday, April 28. We will once again launch the event with a breakfast at Competition Motorsport, 1050 SE Olson Drive, Suite E, Waukee, IA 50263. Breakfast will begin at 8AM, with the first car on the road at 8:30. Cost is $25 per car, and all proceeds from this event will benefit our chosen charity, the MAJ Ben Follansbee “Pets for Vets” Memorial Fund at Animal Friends. Read more about the TSD Rally at schonesland.com/calendar/events/event-285/.
Lastly, our motorsport events continue! Our compadres in the SCCA have two events going in April, one on Sunday the 15th at Oskaloosa Airport, and another on Sunday the 29th at Iowa Speedway. Visit https://www.dmvrscca.org/autocross-schedule/ now – registration is open.