We, the PCA Hawai‘i ohana, outdid ourselves in
our first event of 2004, the Sweetheart Run on Valentine’s
What an awesome sight with over 20 pristine Porsches
gliding through the North Shore, ranging from Rick
Woltz’s cherry 1959 356A cab, Ambro Ilagan’s "Best
of Show" red ‘79 Turbo, Richard Lau’s "new" ‘88
Silver Turbo, Daniel Doi’s Seal Gray 03’ Turbo,
Adam Cua’s Basalt Black ‘03 C4S coupe,
to my Seal Gray ‘04 C4S cab.
My personal "thanks" to all the participants
for making the Sweetheart Run an outstanding success.
And a very special "Thank You" to Pam and
Rod Laszlo for doing their usual superior job in organizing
This month, March 2004, we will be displaying our
Porsches at the HECO Electron Marathon, electric car
race, on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor on Saturday, March
20, 2004, (see announcement). We also have the unique
opportunity to participate in the HECO Electron Marathon
as volunteers. Not only is this our chance to perform
a community service, but also to invest in Hawai‘i’s
future. The high school scholars who participate in
this event will undoubtedly be the leaders and technical
gurus of tomorrow.
Although volunteering is not mandatory, it is highly
recommended. Volunteers will be used as lap timers,
corner workers, safety advisors and traffic directors,
etc. In most instances new volunteers will assist experienced
workers. And volunteers will be provided with breakfast,
lunch, and an event t-shirt.
High school teams from across the state race electric
vehicles on a Lemans type closed circuit course. Because
of the event is only a few weeks away, it is imperative
that PCA Hawai‘i members who want to volunteer
contact Rod Laszlo by Friday, March 5th, with name,
email, phone number, and t-shirt size, at 484-2194
Principal co-sponsors are the U.S. Navy and State
Department of Education, MECO, HELCO, Young Brothers
and the Hawai‘i chapter of the Sports Car Club
of America. HECO, MECO, and HELCO provide parts kits
and stipends (approx.. $1,600) to participating schools.
Students are also allowed to raise outside funds and
solicit parts and equipment, with a ceiling valuation
not to exceed $2,500 for each vehicle. The goal is
to acquaint students with electric technology and sharpen
their science, math, technical, and language arts skills.
So please join us in supporting the high school teams,
displaying our P-cars, performing a community service,
and making our March event even a greater success than
the February Sweetheart Run.
In other news, September 15, 2004, marks our 45th
Anniversary as a PCA region and a special celebration
is planned at our annual Concours d’Elegance
on September 18, 2004 at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Our PCA Hawai‘i Logo has officially received
the blessing from the PCNA (Porsche Cars North America)
and we are looking at making new t-shirts, polo shirts,
baseball caps, and coffee mugs available for the membership.