Sonne Porsche
Newsletter February 2001 Articles

Potluck Picnic and Photo Session

Potluck Picnic and Photo Session at Kamehame Ridge Park in Hawaii Kai- March 18, 2001.
It's Free!!! Bring your Porsche and your favorite dish and meet the gang. There is ample parking for all! There will be 911's, 993's, 356's, Boxsters and 996 Cabs and much more for all to see.
Join us for the first get together of the year and meet your fellow enthusiast. Get to know the old faces and meet the new ones, share your stories and laugh about similar experiences. Get ready and relax and have fun in the sun. Come on out and enjoy natures best, Kamehame Ridge, high on top one of Hawaii's most delightful mountain overlooking Sandy Beach and Hawaii Kai Town Centre. Bring the family, take some pictures and set the date for March 18, 2001, Sunday at Kamehame Ridge Park.
Porsche Photo Session
Don't forget that we will be taking group photo's and pictures of you and your Porsches. Make sure you bring out your Porsche and join us for our picnic and photo session on Kamehame Ridge in Hawaii Kai.
For information and directions, please call
Terry Felts at 396-6017 or email WTFelts@aol.com.

 

GOOD NEWS FOR 356ERS!!
By Terry Felts
Vice-President, Hawai‘i Region  

   In addition to PCA events, 356 owners now have another venue for enjoying the pleasures of Porsche ownership. In late November a group of owners met on the windward side of O‘ahu to form the latest owner's group in the 356 Registry. Beginning in 2001, the Hawai‘i 356 Owners Group became a reality with a total membership of 30 enthusiastic members.

   While this group represents many diverse interests, the central theme appears to be the maintenance and preservation of their classic automobiles. A quick look at the list of members immediately highlights many years of restoration, racing, and ownership experience. Linus Pauling, Jr. and Bernard Chung are two of our members who started their association with Porsche in the mid-fifties. Early gatherings have been informational and social in nature, but beginning in February the focus will change to include many technical/mechanical topics including the complete restoration of a '61 B Roadster. So, if you have a 356, regardless of condition, membership in this dedicated group can be very beneficial.

   Reportedly there are in excess of 50 classic Porsches locally and we are well on our way in contacting the owners, but our goal is to represent every 356 owner in our state. If you know any 356 owners, please not only encourage them to get involved in Hawai‘i Region PCA activities, but also make them aware of this new and exciting organization dedicated exclusively to their particular car.

   Information regarding the Hawai‘i 356 Owners Group and membership can be obtained by contacting Terry Felts at 396-6017 or e-mail at wtfelts@aol.com.

 

Growing with Commitment:
Great Events in 2001!

by Darryl Lee
President, Hawai'i Region  

   Getting involved this year is our way to show appreciation to the Porsche Club of America. Our Hawai'i Region is growing. We have proven this last year, as our events were a tremendous success. At several events we had over 25 Porsches displayed for all to see. We caravaned throughout the islands -- H-3, Pali, Hawaii Kai -- to show our strength as a respectable Porsche Club. We displayed at Kahala Mall and mesmerized the patrons with style and class. Our annual Concours held at Aloha Tower spoke for itself, as tourists and vendors marveled at our German machines. Our contribution to Toys for Tots was significant among charitable organizations.

   The feedback that I and others have received from these events was overwhelmingly positive and a sign that we are headed in the right direction. It's not so much the recognition but the camaraderie that is built between members, independents, and dealers. The bond that has been the nucleus brings out all types of individuals with different interests to combine their efforts in exchanging valuable information to aid in the upkeep and performance of our Porsches.

   I thank each and every one of you who have participated, and look forward to all members to join us this year 2001. You will find a complete list of this year's tentative events in this newsletter, beginning in March with the "Porsche Swap Meet" which is described in more detail below.


PORSCHE SWAP MEET

   Porsche Swap Meet has been postponed. The new location will be in Waikiki at the Kapiolani Park next to the newly renovated Waikiki Bandstand. Details to TBA. Our target date will be this summer June 3, 2001 Sunday.

Upcoming Events

March
Potluck Picnic and Photo Session

April
Charity Event / Fund Raiser
Details to be annouced

May
Spring Cruise
H-3? / North Shore? / Pali?
suggestions / volunteers welcome

June
Tech Session / Alii Brewery Tour

July
Open / Suggestions Welcome

August
Summer Cruise
Ihilani? / North Shore? / Mililani?
suggestions / volunteers welcome

September
Open / Suggestions Welcome

October
Concours d’Elegance

November
Toys for Tots

December
Christmas Party