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December 2010. Volume 50, Issue 12
In This Issue
From the Wurst Wing
Letter from the Editor
Board of Directors
Membership Report
GGR Election Results
The Power Chef
Military Vehicle Tour
GT3 Cup Car in Race of Champions
2012 Cayman R
Farewell to Tim Fleming
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Dear Porsche Enthusiast,

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From the Wurst Wing
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--by John Celona, GGR President

Closing out GGR's 50th Year

We're just about to the end of GGR's 50th year in existence as a club: one of the oldest and largest Porsche clubs. Hope you've had half as much fun with events this past year as we have. There were a lot to pick from!

We had eight autocrosses, five track weekends (including three club races), Boxster brunches, Friday night socials, the Carlsen Concours, a military vehicle tour, the Vasona picnic, a volunteer appreciation day at the launch of the new Cayennes, and who could forget the 50th anniversary weekend? All part of putting your club dues to work putting on events for club members.

For this coming year, we'll have another slate of great events coming. Whether your thing is driving your car, cleaning your car, or just hanging out with other Porsche friends, we'll have something for you. And, if there's an event you're interested in we're not putting on, just holler! We'll be happy to make you an event chair and get you some people to help make it happen.

The club is here for the members, and there's just about nothing in the way of an event we wouldn't be interested in putting on. An all-night LeMans party in San Francisco? Stay tuned...

But, we're not done yet! Two more great events are coming up:

Join us at the Joint Board Dinner / Volunteer Appreciation Day #2!


As you may know, GGR traditionally treats its outgoing and incoming board members and event chairs to a dinner in December, both to thank the outgoing members for their service to the club and to welcome the incoming members.

This year,
we are opening this event up to the members at large for a cost of $50/person. Chef Chu outsideHere is the link to register for this event on Motorsportsreg. And what does one get for the $50?

GGR has reserved the private, upstairs dining room at the world famous Chef Chu's of Los Altos for a gourmet, 8-course chinese feast with a menu created specially for GGR. The registration fee includes everything: food, beverages, tax, and tip. Beverages include an extraordinary selection red and white wines chosen by the Wall Street Journal Wine Club.

Chef Chu dishesBesides plenty of time for mingling, we will be having a brief meeting of the GGR board of directors, and the official transition to new board members. The rest of the time will be for eating, drinking and generally making merry.

This should be a great way to kick off your holiday festivities! Hope to see some of you there.

Annual Awards Banquet

As is traditional, we'll be holding GGR's Annual Awards Banquet both to hand out awards for the autocross and time trial series and to thank the members who have made outstanding contributions to the club over the past year via our special club awards.

Blackhawk

Here are the particulars:
  • When: Sunday, January 16th, 2010 from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: the Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506
  • Cost: $50 for adults, $15 for children (no, Greg Adams does not qualify!)
For this cost, you'll get:
  • A special display of Porsches on the plaza
  • Docents to provide guided tours of the museum
  • A gourmet prime rib and salmon lunch, with chicken nuggets and french fries for the kiddies
  • No-host bar plus door prizes
  • A chance to heckle your friends as they receive their awards
Past events have SOLD OUT! (No, not really) so get your reservation in now. Click here to register.

The deadline to register is Sunday, January 9th. For more information or any questions, click here to email Mark Powell.

Hope to see you at an event soon!

Till next month...


John




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Letter from the Editor
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--by John Celona, Nugget Editor

A Glad and Sad Month


This month was both a glad month and a sad one. We were glad to see the article on GGR's 50th anniversary weekend made it into the November issue of Panorama, and hope you got a chance to read it. Thanks very much to the Panorama editor, Betty Jo Turner, for all her help and guidance in making that happen--including getting us onto the color pages.

It was also a sad month with the sudden and unexpected passing of Tim Fleming of Sacramento Valley Region, well known both in SVR and as a Zone rep. Many thanks to Rik Larson of SVR for providing the write-up on Tim. Please also note the scholarship fund in his memory, to which GGR will be making a contribution.

Thanks for reading.
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Board of Directors
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GGR Board of Directors
Meeting Minutes for November 2, 2010


Call to Order

President Celona called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at his home.

 

All members of the Board were present. The Board was joined by Sharon Neidel (Zone 7 Representative), Bill Dally and Larry Adams as well as 2011 Board candidates, Paul Larson and Kimberly Kinsel Tinawi.

 

            Agenda Changes - Discussion of the discussion item concerning departmental budgeting for 2011 began during the Treasurer's report and, at the President's suggestion, was completed at that phase of the meeting.


            Calendar Changes - None


            The October Board Meeting minutes were approved.


Postmortem of Past Events

            Driver's education event number 5 at Infineon was well attended.

            Autocross number 9 at Alameda ran smoothly.       

            The Friday Night Social organized by Shirley Neidel on October 15 at Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City had an outstanding turn out.

            A tour to the Littlefield military vehicle (tanks, Tanks and more TANKS) was a big hit with thirty cars participating.

 

Directors' Reports

            President -. Good news regarding the upcoming Board of Directors election -Paul Larson has offered to run for Vice President, Jeff Kost has offered to run for Competition Director, Mike Sherman has offered to run for Membership Director and Kimberly Kinsel Tinawi has offered to run for Social Director.

The President suggested that the joint Board meeting on December 11, 2010 at Chef Chu's restaurant in Los Altos be expanded to include some of the many volunteers who had contributed to 2010's success. The President asked the Board members to send him suggestions.


            Vice President - Insurance has been ordered for all upcoming events except for the end-of-the-year banquet. Once that event's date and location (January 16th at Blackhawk was proposed) are finalized, insurance will be ordered.


            Treasurer - The Treasurer's report was delivered and accepted. The Treasurer called for budgets for 2011 and reminded the Board members that the Board would need to review and approve these budgets as soon as the 2011 Board was elected and sworn in. The President pointed out that, as a starting point for budgeting, it should be assumed that each of 2010's events would be self-sustaining. Requests for subsidies from either the club's general funds or sponsorship money would be entertained but should be made before the events in question whenever possible.        


            Secretary - Nothing to report once last month's minutes were approved.


            Social - The Social Director is setting up the end-of-the-year banquet to be held on January 16th at Blackhawk. A spirited discussion of the relative merits, relative cost, and relative tastefulness of banquet balloons versus banquet table flowers ensued        

          

            Membership - A list of new members was presented and approved.


            Competition - The competition rule revisions for 2011 approved by the Board last month are now ready to be sent out.


            Webmaster - The website continues to draw about 1100 hits per day. Classified ads are very popular.


Topics for Discussion

            Zone Report - Club Racing is in the process of putting together its caledar for 2011.


Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p. m.





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Membership Report

Jeff Kost--by Jeff Kost, Membership Director

Membership has been relatively flat lately but continuing to hold at a level higher than we have seen for ~18 months. Though most of the outdoor competition events have wrapped up, there a number of indoor events scheduled where the bench racing can continue. As always, please continue to do what you can to recruit new members. Hope to see you at an event soon! Happy Holidays!

 

Total Members:       2398

Primary:      1410

Affiliate:        987

HQ Life:           1

GGR Life:                    3

New Members:    32

Transfers In:          5

Transfers Out:       7


 

New Members

Dianne

Anderson

Danville

Panamera S

Shadi

Bazouzi

San Bruno

911

Nathan

Cocozza

Morgan Hill

Carrera S

Leo

Faoro

Foster City

Boxster S

Les

Fenyves

Los Altos

911

Katherine

Friedman

Moraga

 

Sean

Hiss

Belmont

997

Derek

Izuel

San Francisco

911

Tej & Pete

Kohli

Cupertino

911

Lee

Lazarus

Mill Valley

 

David

Lichtenger

Palo Alto

Cayman

Yuk Cheung Jason

Luk

San Francisco

Cayenne

Ruth

Ma

San Francisco

 

Catherine

Moeser

Palo Alto

 

Agustin

Ramirez

San Mateo

Carrera 91

Austin

Robison

Palo Alto

Boxster S

Terry

Rowles

San Francisco

993 C2

Stephen & Elliott

Schenoel

Menlo Park

Panamera

Henry

Sohn

Millbrae

Cayenne S

Rob

Steinjann

San Carlos

Carrera 2

Chrissy

Stengel

San Francisco

 

Tim

Trampedach

San Francisco

Cayman

 

Anniversaries

 

40 Years

Thomas & Gail

Edwards

Portola Valley

912

 

35 Years

Peter

Kemling

San Jose

911T

Jerry

Woods

Campbell

911

 

30 Years

Michael & Ann

Kyle

Pleasanton

911

Felix & Reina

Oramas

Los Altos

911

Jon

Peacock

San Jose

Boxster

Donald

Pulver

Lafayette

912

 

25 Years

Greg

Orton

Oakley

911T

 

20 Years

Neil

Librock

Lafayette

Boxster

Margaret

Richards

Warlingham

 

Chris

Roman

San Francisco

356

Timothy & Lori

Gallen

Walnut Creek

911

 

15 Years

Joyce

Costello

Los Altos

 

Marianne

Gardner

Sunnyvale

 

Mayumi

Kagami

San Francisco

 

Karen

Marx

San Rafael

 

Bernadette

Schneider

Crystal Bay

 

Philip

Sowers

San Francisco

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10 Years

D

Branning

San Francisco

911

Elise

Chase

Aptos

 

Nancy

Hall

Half Moon Bay

 

Helmut

Meisl

Woodside

996

Peggy

Shriner

Half Moon Bay

 

Peter

Venturini

Coulterville

911

Kirt

Williams

Portola Valley

911 Carrera

Steven

Wilson

Los Gatos

Boxster

Nana

Wallace

Burlingame

Boxster

 

5 Years

Robert

Boynton

San Carlos

911

Trina

Chapman

Moss Beach

 

David

Merchant

San Jose

911

Jodie

Saccullo

Livermore

 

Sally

Taylor

San Jose

 

Jeff

Ogi

Santa Clara

911

 


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GGR Election Results

Meet the New Board Members

GGR's annual board election successfully concluded with neither handing chads nor Ted Olsen filing suit, so we are pleased to announce the new additions to GGR's board of directors. We are especially pleased to have had two new members step forward for board seats to round out the rest of us serial-offenders. Here they are:
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Vice President Paul Larsen





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Membership Director Mike Sherman
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We would also like to introduce the new Drivers' Education / Time Trial / Club Racing chair,
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Our present autocross chairs Joe Lee and Chris Hamilton have one more outstanding season ahead of them before we let them off the hook, and Larry Adams will be continuing as concours chair probably in perpetuity.  Likewise, Andrew Forrest will be staying on as webmaster until Boxsters supplant the 911 as The Porsche.

The remaining board members (John Celona as President, Linda Adams as Treasurer,  and Bill Benz as Secretary) have one more year to go, so begin planning your campaign now. Note: PCA advises that--once again--matching campaign funds will NOT be available.
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On Our Knees (and Shoulders!)

In past columns, we've talked about strengthening and stretching as key overall methods of rehabilitating and preventing injuries. Although strength exercises and stretching can be very enjoyable pastimes on their own, they're also a means to all the other ends you're interested in: whether that be continuing with playing basketball or tennis, moving furniture without fear, or lifting your children (grandchildren?).

This month I'd like to focus in on two of the most problematic areas for active people of all ages: knees and shoulders. This is not to ignore the seriousness of any injured or chronically painful parts, whether backs, necks, hips, etc. It's just that shoulders and knees seem to top the list of chronic problem areas for which people are increasingly frequently having chronic problems with and ultimately resorting to surgery. How many people do you know who've had multiple "scopes" (arthroscopic surgery) on their shoulders or knees? And I don't know how many times I've heard someone say how, a year or more after their surgery, they're no better than before and are considering another surgery.

I'm all about avoiding surgery for a lot of reasons. First, I would like to have extremely good chances that a surgery will make a huge and lasting improvement before even considering it. The benefit ought to be large and fairly certain because the physical cost (not mention the monetary cost!) is absolutely certain. Any surgery, even a "scope," cuts you up and creates new scar tissue requiring a rehabilitation period with no and then very limited activity. Then there are the uncertain risks: infection and so on. Add all these up and, if I can find any other way to deal with something than a surgery, I'm all over it.

Regarding knees first of all, I am very thankful that I am still running 35 (!) years after starting out, and when many of the people I used to race with can no longer run at all because of knee problems. I chalk that up to the stretching and strengthening I also started 35 years ago--at a time when people thought stretching was weird. Stretching we'll talk about another time, so let's focus in on knee strengthening.

For knees, the answer is very simple: do leg extensions and leg curls. These are the two basic exercises given to patients recovering from knee surgery. Just last week I saw someone on the (seldom used!) leg curl machine at the gym. He had a foot-long scar on his knee and related to me he was recovering from a knee replacement and had to be very careful to do the exercise correctly. I didn't ask if he'd ever done that exercise before the surgery. And I don't know how many people I've seen do them immediately after a surgery and then skip them. Go figure.

In my opinion, key strengthening exercises like leg extensions and leg curls should be done at least 2-3 times a week forever. Just to keep things working. Following surgery, patients may be advised to do their exercises several times a day but, as normal maintenance, 2-3 times a week seems to do it.
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Here's a leg curl:
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Yes, you've seen these before, and there is a large variety of machines for doing them. Here's the basics:


1. Make sure you get properly aligned on the machine. The pivot point (axis of rotation) should be exactly aligned with where you knee bends. Most machines have adjustments in the seat, roller position, etc., to get this right.

2. Do 3 or more sets of 10-15 reps. I like to increase the weight with each set, but you could do all sets at the same weight. It should be enough weight that you feel something.

3. For each repetition, contract, pause, then slowly release. Make sure you do the entire range of motion. Just bouncing over a short range of motion (as many people do) does very little for you.

Caveat: if you already have knee problems, have someone qualified (like a personal trainer) help you get started on the knee extension machine. Some people have knee conditions which won't tolerate this exercise. If you can do it, it's the best one for strengthening your quadriceps and around the front of your knee. The leg curl strengthens the hamstrings and the back of the knee.

Yes, I have heard people say "I don't do those because I do X to strengthen my legs." That X could be running, soccer, basketball, etc. The person who told me a few years back he doesn't do leg machines because he did soccer to strengthen his legs now can now longer play soccer and can only run limited distances on a treadmill--no pavement.

So the basic answer for keeping your knees going seems fairly simple: do leg extensions and leg curls. If you can supplement that with some other exercises like I do (e.g., squats, lunges, calf raises), all the better. But at least do your leg extensions and curls.

Shoulders are more complicated because your arms can move in so many different directions. The trick here is to put together a set of exercises that work you shoulders in the various ways they need to move in. Which ones make the most difference for you depend on what you do with your arms (e.g., tennis versus swimming).

Here's a link describing fairly standard shoulder exercises to do in a gym:

http://exercise.about.com/cs/weightlifting/l/blshoulders.htm

Here's a link showing shoulder exercises to perform after shoulder surgery:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00067

Notice the similarities? Both cover pretty much the same motions. It's just they're illustrated in a gym with dumbbells and post-surgery with no weight or against a wall.

My suggestion is to pick a set of 3-4 of these exercises for your shoulders depending on what hurts. Whatever direction of motion hurts, you need to strengthen and stretch that direction. If you're lucky enough your shoulders don't hurt at all, probably some overhead presses, front and lateral raises, and some internal and external rotation will do it for you.

In my case, I did all those and still had significant shoulder pain. This was probably from a combination of swimming and two collarbone dislocations back in the 1980's. For me, the shoulder flexion A on the post-surgery page (lying on my back) was what finally got rid of the pain. I now do that 3 times a week, and started with no weight before working my way up to about 35 pounds.

Note: I was told when I dislocated my collarbone 20 years ago that I would develop arthritis and need surgery. That surgery is still on indefinite hold. As long I as I can keep everything going with strengthening exercises, it will stay on hold!

Bon appétit,
The Power Chef

Orange-Ginger-Cinnamon Hickory-Smoked Turkey

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In the spirit of the holidays, here's my recipe for an out-of-this world turkey. It helps to keep everything strong so you can schlep around a 20-pound turkey without worrying about it!

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The turkey is brined in water, salt, pepper, sugar, ginger, orange rind, and cinnamon, then hickory-smoked on the barbecue.

Ingredients
1 gallon cool water
1 15-20 lb. turkey
1 cup salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh ground black pepper
1/4 ground cinnamon
1 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger root
1/2 cup orange rind, minced
hickory smoking chips

Method
If using a frozen turkey (I usually do!), thaw it first. Overnight in a sink of cold water or 3 days in the fridge will do the trick. Rinse it thoroughly in cool water, remove excess fat around the openings (front and back), and set the giblets aside for gravy.

Combine the water, salt, sugar, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and orange rind in a large stock pot or 5-gallon plastic bucket. Stir thoroughly until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Put the turkey in the brine and turn a few times to expose all sides to the brine. Cover the pot or bucket with plastic wrap and set the turkey in the fridge for a minimum of 1 day, though 3 days are better so the flavor penetrates all the way. Flip the turkey over every 12-24 hours so it marinates evenly.

The day you're cooking it, take the turkey out of the brine and set it on the counter in a large tray so it can come to room temperature before cooking. This will take several hours. Discard the brine.

When you're ready to cook the turkey, set up your smoking arrangement. I use a gas barbecue. On the turkey side, I set a the bottom of a broiler pan with a little water in it under the grill to catch the drippings. The turkey then goes on the grill over the broiler pan. The burners under that side of the grill I leave turned off.

The burners on the other side of the grill (not under the drip pan), I turn to high. My grill takes about 20 minutes to heat up, reaching a temperature of about 400º (on half the burners!).

For the smoking chips, I fill a small, disposable aluminum loaf pan with smoking chips, enclose the while thing in aluminum foil (excess folded tight), then poke holes in the top. This works greats for smoking, then it can be discarded.

When I'm ready to cook the turkey, it goes on the grill over the drip pan, and the smoking chip pan goes on the hot side. The turkey will need to be turned around or flipped every 30 minutes or so in order to brown evenly on all sides. It will be done in about 2 hours. The end-to-end turning is necessary because the end closest to the burners tends to brown more.

When done, remove it to a platter and let rest for at least 30 minutes before carving it. When I'm taking it elsewhere for Thanksgiving, I put the cooked bird in a covered roaster for transporting. It will stay warm this way for several hours.

Carve and enjoy!

Notes
To flip a turkey on the barbecue, use a quadruple layer of paper towels in each hand and flip it by hand. These work as disposable pot holders. Using tongs, etc. (my former method) tends to tear the skin. This method keeps it perfect!




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Military Vehicle Tour
--by Kevin Laird

After this tour proved to be rather popular last year, I decided to organize another run out to the Foundation this year.  The tour was fully booked up again, and many showed up early at our planned meeting point for coffee and just to hang out.  With the weather not being so great it was nice to see that so many members brought out their club cars. If you missed the tour I am planning on doing it again next year around the same time. Many more pictures and video can be found on the MVTF's website, MVTF.org. Eric Lutkin's photos


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Sharing the parking lot with several tanks which won't fit into the four buildings

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Our tour guide prepping us for the 200+ pieces of equipment we are about to see

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Lots of armor: Russian, American, German, Israeli, British, French...

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In case anyone missed the boat.


Club Auto Sport
GT3 Cup Car in Race of Champions

 

Race of Champions International Racing Elite to Compete in Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race Car

 

Stuttgart/Atlanta - November 16 -- The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most-produced race car in history. To date, over 2,000 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world. And now, the 450 hp GT racer from Weissach belongs to the official competition cars at the Race of Champions, where a number of the world's most talented and famous racing celebrities from the most diverse disciplines come together in Dusseldorf, Germany on November 27 and 28.

 

Joining the ranks of the world class starter field is Porsche pilot Jeroen Bleekemolen. The 29-year-old driver from the Netherlands won the GTC class of the American Le Mans Series with Tim Pappas this season at the wheel of a 911 GT3 Cup and knows the car from many years of racing. In 2008 and 2009 he won the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, the fastest international brand trophy series. In 2008 he earned a victory in the LMP2 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a Porsche RS Spyder.


 

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In Dusseldorf, Bleekemolen will be up against the likes of Formula 1 pilots Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel as well as World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb and World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx.

 

"I'm proud to be part of the Race of Champions for the first time," says Bleekemolen. "Obviously, I'm hoping to contest as many heats as possible with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - not one of the participating drivers knows the car like I do."

 

The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, based on the road-legal 911 GT3 RS sports car, is powered by a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine delivering 450 hp. The spectacular-sounding race exhaust system features a fully controlled catalytic converter. The rear-engine concept and the wide track give the racing 911 excellent traction and razor-sharp handling. Pilots operate the sequential six-speed gearbox manually. Power from the high-revving engine (max. 8,500 rpm) is distributed to the wide rear wheels via a mechanical differential.

 

"I'm very pleased that the racing elite from all over the globe will be seen driving the world's most produced race car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup," says Hartmut Kristen, head of Motorsport at Porsche. "I'm sure that fans and drivers alike will have just as much pleasure in the spectacular sound and the superb handling of this vehicle."

 

This marks the return of the Race of Champions to Germany since its first meet here in 1989. The event will be broadcast by the German national TV, ZDF. "Aktuelle Sportstudio" provides coverage on Saturday, with "Sportreportage" broadcasting the spectacular action from Dusseldorf's Esprit Arena on Sunday.  Get more information and follow the action on the event's official site www.raceofchampions.com.

 




2012 Cayman R

 

2012 Porsche Cayman R Makes World Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

New mid-engine coupe takes its purist cue from Boxster Spyder

ATLANTA - November 17, 2010 - Featuring 121 pounds less weight and the most horsepower available in a mid-engined Porsche, the 330-hp Cayman R has been created for one reason: pure driving dynamics. With its highly-tuned sports suspension and vigilant attention to weight savings, the third Cayman model offers an even more precise driving experience than the "standard" Cayman S. A direct descendant of the famous 1950's 550 and 1960's 904 mid-engined, high-performance Coupes, the 2012 Porsche Cayman R is celebrating its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show November 17, 2010.

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Light and Powerful

 

The newest member of the mid-engine family features the highly efficient 3.4-liter six-cylinder Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) boxer engine found in the Cayman S, but produces 10 more horsepower. With a six-speed manual transmission, the Cayman R sprints from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, two-tenths of a second faster than the Cayman S. With the optional seven-speed dual-clutch PDK (Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) transmission and the Sport Chrono package, the exercise is reduced to 4.4 seconds. Top track speed with the manual transmission is up by 3 to 175 mph (282 km / h), 174 mph (280 km / h) with the PDK.


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The main objective in the concept and execution of the Cayman R was to improve the already energetic two-seater through a systematic reduction in weight, thereby increasing performance, driving dynamics and agility. With a DIN unladen weight of 2849 lbs. (1295 kg), Porsche engineers were able to achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 8.58 lbs. per hp (3.9 kilograms per hp) and with 8.8 lbs per hp (4 kilograms per hp) with the PDK.

More from Less

The greatest savings comes from the use of lightweight components and the omission of certain standard equipment not directly associated with driving performance.

In addition to the removal of the A/C and stereo, the driver-focused Cayman R utilizes a sports suspension system that lowers the Cayman R by 20 mm, helping lower center of gravity. Optional on the Cayman S, the Cayman R comes with a standard limited slip differential, front and rear spoilers from the Cayman Aerokit and special lightweight 19" wheels also found on the Boxster Spyder.

Lightweight aluminum door skins, carbon-fiber backed sport bucket seats and interior door panels from the 911 GT3 RS also contribute to the weight reduction. Black-framed halogen headlights, contrasting side mirrors and decorative "PORSCHE" side-stripes add to the unique appearance.

The 2012 Cayman R goes on sale in February 2011 and U.S. base pricing is $66,300.

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Farewell to Tim Fleming
--by Rik Larson, Vice President, Sacramento Valley Region

Timothy Ryan Fleming ---- November 21, 2010

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Tim in his baseball hat--from his Facebook page

 

Age 51 of Folsom, passed away in Los Angeles on November 21, 2010. He was attending PCA meetings that weekend.

 

Tim will be deeply missed by his wife Susan, son Ryan, and daughter Lauren. Tim was elected to be the PCA National Treasurer for the 2011-2012 term.

 

Tim and Sue have been members of Sacramento Valley Region (SVR) since 1992. He and Sue chaired CRAB, the multi-event weekend presented by SVR three times (CRAB 23 in 1995, CRAB 24 in 1996, and CRAB 28 in 2001). Tim was also Vice President of the region in 1999 and President in 2000. They were also involved with Porsche Parade in 2000 held in Sacramento.

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Tim in his red race car

Tim then went on to serve as Zone 7 Representative for two terms (2001-2004) and two terms as Zone 11 (often referred to as the Offshore zone) Representative (2005-2008). He also served as chairperson for the PCA National nominating committee in 2006 and 2008.

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Tim and Sue at the Mendocino Tour in November 2010

The Zone 7 Wall of Fame was started in 2003 by Tim Fleming with the guidance of the Region Presidents. Tim was also one of the originators of the "PCA Escape" event concept and the first one was held in 2005 and was called the PCA Escape to the Wine Country.

 

Tim and Sue still own a 1969 911E that has morphed to the current RSR look GT3S configuration. Tim was a DE instructor for Zone 7 and Golden Gate Region and a licensed club racer. They drove their 1998 C2S (license plate of "HER C2S") on tours and the occasional rally and showed it in concours.

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Tim, Larry Sharp, and Rich Wyett at the Mendocino Tour in November 2010

Tim's passions included race car driving, scuba diving, and his family.

 

He will be deeply missed by his many PCA friends.

 

Tim was a graduate of UOP (University of the Pacific) and Stanford University.

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Tim, Sally Boeck, and Mike Willis at the Mendocino Tour kite flying in November 2010

Tim spent his professional career employed as a civil engineer working for Kennedy Jenks Engineers, Mark Thomas and Company, and HDR, Inc. Tim served on many board of directors for professional organizations including ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies), and APWA (American Public Works Association).

 

A memorial service will be held on December 3rd at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Avenue in Sacramento.

 

Remembrances can be made to the Tim Fleming Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please send check to: Sierra Vista Bank, 1710 Prairie City Rd # 100, Folsom, CA 95630-9592.




Stay in good health and cheer as we count our blessings in this holiday season.

As always, thanks for reading.
John Celona
Porsche Club of America-Golden Gate Region
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