Nominations for PCA-Hawai‘i
Officers for 2006
The election of club officers for 2006 will be held
at the Christmas Party at Mid-Pacific Country Club
in Lanikai on Saturday, December 17,
2005. Please consider nominating yourself or fellow
members for an
elected office. In addition to these elected offices,
needed for other important positions (see below). Nominees
volunteers should be phoned or emailed to Ambro Ilagan,
488-9958; email@example.com or Chip Hughes,
261-1140, firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10.
Vice President _____________________________ Secretary__________________________________
Toys For Tots H-3 Run Sunday, November
by Craig Wood
Christmas is a time of joy, happiness
and goodwill. It is a time of giving and helping those
who are less fortunate than ourselves, especially impoverished
children. For the past 57 years, one organization--the
U.S. Marine Corps--has been the unchallenged leader
in looking after America's needy children at Christmas.
In 1947, Major Bill Hendricks--with the support
of members of his Los Angeles Marine Corps Reserve
unit--collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy
children. Bill's program was so successful that in
1948, the Marine Corps adopted it and expanded it
nationwide as the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys
for Tots Program. In the intervening years, Marines
have conducted 57 successful campaigns, collecting
and distributing over 200,000,000 toys.
Please join us on Sunday, November 20 for our clubís
annual support of this great event. Weíll
meet at Ke'ehi Lagoon Park at 10 am and depart at
10:30 am for a run over the H-3 to Marine Corps Base
Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, where weíll collect your
new, unwrapped toys (or cash contribution). For those
of you who would like to do so, we will partake of
the Sunday Brunch at the Officerís Club. The
club puts on a great brunch including a sushi bar,
omelet bar, crab legs, numerous breakfast and dinner
entrees, desserts, etc. The cost is $17.50 (without
champagne) or $20.50 (with champagne); a great value.
In order to gain entrance to the base, Craig Wood
needs to know who will be participating in the event,
so that he can provide names to the gate guards.
Also let Craig know who will attend the brunch so
he can reserve sufficient seats at the officerís
club (the brunch is popular and well-attended). Please
contact Craig no later than Wednesday, November 16th:
257-8814 (daytime), 262-6533 (evenings), or email@example.com.
DON'T MISS OUR ANNUAL XMAS PARTY!
by Ambro Ilagan
We'll be culminating an eventful year
and celebration of PCA's 50 years of Fellowship:
AT: The Mid Pacific Country Club, 266 Kaelepulu
Dr in Lanikai
in their beautifully renovated party room
ON: Saturday, December 17, 2005
FROM: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
For the first time ever, and in appreciation of
its membership, the Club is including a $10 subsidy,
which will result in a net cost of $20 per head.
In order to establish an early head count, your cooperation
is needed to RSVP by December 10, 2005. Checks should
be made out to PCA-Hawaii and mailed to Richard Lau,
4344 Papu Circle, Honolulu HI 96816.
Expect to experience a bountiful buffet dinner,
live entertainment, door prizes, and the election
of 2006 PCA-Hawaii Region Officers. There's plenty
of Porsche-friendly parking, so bring those beautiful
cars. For information or questions, please call Richard
Lau at 951-1241(days) or Ambo Ilagan at 779-7625
LABOR DAY CAR SHOW A HUGE SUCCESS
by Ed Yuen
As we all know, the Porsche
Club of America is celebrating its 50th anniversary this
year and we honored the occasion by having a car show
on September 5, 2005, Labor Day, at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Porsches from every era began streaming into the mall
fronting the Aloha Tower at about 8 in the morning and
by the beginning of the show there were over 30 gleaming
cars on display. In addition to the perennial favorites,
Kevin Ham displayed his beautifully restored 1958 Speedster;
John Nadler brought his modified 2002 cab; Mike Yee displayed
John's former highly modified 911; and Chip Hughes and
Bob Craven had their brand new 997s there for everyone
Instead of our annual concours, we opted for a car
show this year with voting by the general public. After
a full morning of balloting, the First Place trophy
went to Linus Pauling, Jr. and his 1964 cabriolet.
Second Place was taken by Club President Ambro Iligan
and his 1979 911 Turbo. Darryl Lee and his 2004 Carrera
S took home the Third Place trophy. Congratulations
to Linus, Ambro and Darryl.
We couldn't have asked for better weather for our
show. The local group Island Heart was on hand again
this year to provide live entertainment under beautiful
sunny skies. We had a great turnout and everyone who
attended had a great time admiring the cars on display
and talking to their proud owners.
We want to extend our thanks to our primary sponsor
Porsche of Hawai'i for its generous support of our
event. The management of the Aloha Tower Marketplace
also went out of its way to assist us in making this
event a great success. Finally, thanks to all the members
who came out to support the event. Without your willingness
to participate we couldn't have had a show.
2005 VENTURA PORSCH SHOW
by Ed Yuen
Club President Ambro Iligan and club
members Darryl Lee, Ray Freitas, and myself, along with
our significant others, took the red eye to Los Angeles
the night of September 8, 2005. Upon arriving in Los
Angeles, the group drove up to Solvang, the quaint Danish
town north of Santa Barbara, for breakfast. Following
breakfast and some sightseeing, we drove back to Ventura,
the site of the German Autofest, the all Porsche car
show held each September. This year the show celebrated
the 50 years of Carrera production.
Early Saturday morning, we drove to the Ventura Fairgrounds
for the start of two days of Porsche gazing, parts
shopping, and hobnobbing with other enthusiasts. Thanks
to the generosity of Ambro, the Hawaii contingent could
easily be identified in their Porsche- Hawaiishirts
and blouses. Each of us were approached during the
show by people who either wanted to know where they
could buy a shirt like ours or wanted to talk to us
because they used to live in Hawaii, knew somebody
in Hawaii or always wanted to visit Hawaii. We also
ran into forme member Brian Lum who had driven up for
the show from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The show was everything we expected. The southern
California weather was perfect, there were hundreds
of Porsches to admire, and there were parts and memorabilia
to buy. The show featured a Peoples Choice show, as
well as a full concours. In addition, hundreds of owners
displayed their cars. Among the hundreds of great cars,
two received the most attention, a Carrera GT and the
When we weren't admiring the cars, we were busy shopping.
Performance Products, Rennline, and many other after
market vendors were present to tempt us with their
wares. If that wasn't enough, one of the parking lots
was turned into a huge swap meet on Sunday. All in
all, it was great two days and I'm looking forward
to going back soon.