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It has been a busy time with WOTY, Northern and Central driver training, karting, track days and social runs. Club members have been spoiled for choice and I find myself at Club events most weekends. T
he past few months have given me the chance to get around the country, talk to the membership and seek their thoughts on things the committee need to progress:
WOTY Events: If you want to get more involved in the Club and make new friends; come to a WOTY (Weekend Of The Year). These events are held in the Northern, Central, Top of the South and Southern regions on an annual basis. The Taranaki WOTY was a standout success with close to 100 members participating, and I wish to commend the organisers led by Dan Reeves. The next (S) WOTY is the Southern weekend at Mt Cook. Jenni and I look forward to meeting new people.
AGM Format: We hear you! Fewer speeches, streamline (reduce) prize giving time on the night and allow more time for socialising between members.
Strategic Planning: The National Committee met in July to review our strategic plan and develop an Operational Plan for the coming year. During the meeting the Committee clarified our vision as “Porsche Enthusiasts Sharing and Growing their Passion”. The 2019 strategic intents are;
- Sustainable PCNZ Race Series: look to merge PCNZ and SI Porsche race series. • Finding a more suitable home for the Club: Club rooms, access to hoist etc.
- PCNZ Book: 10 years ago a project was started to publish a book that records the history of the Club, key events and people. The objective is to finish this within the next two years.
- Financially Sustainable Events: running break-even events including driver training, track days, race series.
- Workload / Volunteers: managing the workload of key Club volunteers and finding new volunteers to help run the Club. Training Club members to become CotC’s and get M Grade MSNZ licences.
- Succession Planning: identifying new Club members as our future leaders.
GT3 – Twentieth Anniversary: This year the Club plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the GT3 model at the PCNZ Milford Christmas party. Planned for 8 December 2019, members with GT 2/3/4 cars are most welcome to create a display of these motorsport based cars. PCNZ will be returning to Leadfoot on 14 September 2019 and I thank the Official Porsche Centres for the sponsorship of this event. We have Drive your Porsche Days around the regions planned for 22 September 2019 when I look forward to meeting more of our membership.
PCNZ Factory Tour 2020: Ashley Powell has made contact with Porsche AG, and the proposed tour is likely to follow a four-day format in September 2020, meeting in Stuttgart, Germany.
Club Statistics: Upon your last membership renewal, the Club asked you to provide an update on the Porsche(s) that you own. We ask this so that we can contact people for specific model events (i.e. transaxle car display or the upcoming GT3 anniversary) and to understand the model profile of our membership. From a response of 900 cars you might be interested to know the following.
- 34% own an air-cooled classic Porsche
- 27% own a ‘modern’ water-cooled 911
- 10% own a transaxle Porsche
- 15% own a Boxster/Cayman
- 10% own a Cayenne/Macan/Panamera
- One person owns a Carrera GT
Our favourite marque is represented by the many Porsche models featured in this Spiel including a very early 356, early 911, 964, 944, Macan and Cayenne plus the latest 992. Within the stories and illustrations are Boxsters, Caymans and the Taycan. What an unbelievable spectrum of diverse designs exists to suit the various people activities ranging from the track to lugging timber home from the hardware store and delivering us to our destination in our desired style.
The Panamera is missing from this Spiel. I have driven a couple of variants and have enjoyed the comfort and the surprising agility of this large luxurious vehicle. I know that owners will be enjoying their Panamera and I am inviting them to tell Spiel of their experiences. But while our love of Porsche is a common thread of our Club, it is the energy of lots of enthusiastic people that is really the refl ection of how this Club originated and continues throughout New Zealand.
I plan to do my bit to ensure that your stories are told in Spiel, no matter what Porsche you drive or where you live. I need you to tell me that you have a story. I and the Spiel team will assist and answer your questions. Keep on enjoying our favourite marque.
SPIEL 202 CONTENTS
|Phil Holt presented with President's Pin
By Andrew Anderson
|2019 WOTY - From an organisers perspective
By Dan Reeves
|Whangamomona Pub is the destination
By Guy Heaysman
|Thoughts on WOTY this year By Phil Pigneri|
|WOTY – T for Terrific By Paul Miller|
|WOTY Show & Shine Awards By Andrew Anderson|
|A fine time at WOTY Taranaki By Alan Mountain|
|Wow whata WOTY By Rob Young|
|WOTY – A weekend to remember
By Gavin Nauschutz
|My Singer Journey By Guy Heaysman|
|Passion for Porsche Cayenne By John McMillan|
|Ever timeless, even to the ends of the earth
By James Wong
|My 992 Thursday Experience By Peter Stewart|
|Neville's 1954 Porsche 356 Pre A Part 2
By Angus Cooper READ ARTICLE
|Discovering 'The 54' By Jason Tamm|
|PCNZ Sculptureum Sunday Drive By Ben Harding
|Manfeild Driver Training Day By Brendan Smith
|1990 Porsche 964 (911) By Neal Shaw|
|Stirling Moss and Porsche By Rodger Anderson
|Garage Crawl By Gavin Nauschutz|
|Denvien Urban Distillery By Gavin Nauschutz|
|Mark Ford in Ypre By Mark Ford|
|I love my Porsche By Channon Ross|
|Top of the South Brunch Run By Andrew Anderson
|Paul's Country Cruise to Tasteology By Andrew Anderson|
|Southern Midwinter Lunch By Graeme Lindsay|
|Southern Drive to Hamner
Photos by Channon Ross & Andrew Anderson
|2019/20 Pirelli Porsche New Zealand Championship – Possible Race Programme
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Committee MembersThe Club’s affairs are managed by a Committee of volunteers elected each year at our annual general meeting. As all Committee Members are volunteers email is our preferred method of communication. Private phone numbers are not listed on this website for privacy reasons. Members are welcome to contact the Committee - a Contact Directory is published in Spiel Magazine.
|Vice President||Ashley Powell|
|Spiel Editor||Peter Stewart|
|Club Administrator||Teresa Conway|