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President’s Report

The year is flying by and in between the seemingly constant rainfall here in Auckland, there is almost a hint of spring showing itself. Our thoughts go out to everyone caught in the terrible flooding in the top of the South Island.

Club activity, despite the weather has remained strong and healthy, with members getting out and enjoying both their cars and the varied events the Club has organised, across all regions.

A very well received Timaru Southern Driver Training in early August saw many compliments from members and instructors alike. Everyone enjoyed themselves and most importantly members learned a lot! A big well done to the organisers and instructors. These days take a lot of organising and running and we can be proud of the professionalism shown by everyone.

Of note we have not given up on a Northern Driver Training, but we have been battling increased costs and of course have been confronted with Pukekohe Raceway being fully booked out well in advance with its pending closure in April 2023.

The Northern Region events calendar is fast filling up, and we want to introduce the new Northern Social Committee comprising of: Michelle Neville, Philip Adamson, Katie Scannell, Ron Stroeven, Steve Protheroe, Debra Chantry-Taylor and Elisha Smith.

National Committee members Dan and Camilla have the Central Region chugging along nicely, Graham, Gavin and Roger in the Southern Region are ever busy as is Andrew with the Top of the South, despite recent weather challenges. We want to thank all the Social Committees for their hard work in supporting the National Committee and Club. Organising activities has been hard through the Covid period, but we appear to have come through the worst of it now.

Speaking of the National Committee, we are all convening in Auckland, September 10th for our annual Club Strategy Meeting. This is long overdue, again because of Covid restrictions and we look forward to discussing the Club’s plans, addressing areas requiring attention to ensure future success, management and planning of activities, resource allocation, membership growth, goals, etc.

Members will hopefully notice a few changes with the Club’s Facebook and website mediums. Chris King has been hard at work adding further updates, and some refreshing new slants on things. Thanks Chris and as always, to Teresa for your work keeping us all up to date.

On the international front you will see in this issue the factory’s global launch of the incredible new GT3 RS. Once again records will fall with this truly superb piece of machinery. Andreas Preuninger, head of Porsche’s GT Department recently stunned the world with the factory’s latest iteration, the 992 GT3 but to follow that up with this ever more track focussed GT3 RS leaves you wondering just what is left to improve? The huge amount of development on the aero front is very apparent, with much more visual enhancement than on previous models - and I didn’t even mention ‘that’ wing!

Peter Stewart and I have been meeting with Porsche NZ General Manager, Greg Clarke and Porsche NZ Marketing Manager Caitlin Ryan, with the aim of bringing European Motors Porsche, the Official Porsche Centres and the Club closer together. We have two sizable joint activities in the planning for the earlier part of 2023, one in the South Island and one in the North, so watch this space!

Take care everyone, enjoy your cars and Club.

Best regards

Ash Powell – President


Editor's Report


Spiel magazine encourages entries from Porsche Club members and their families who are up to age of 19 to submit artworks with
a theme of “Porsche”.  The young artist artwork could be photo, painting or a photo of the painting, digital art or a creative poster, etc. Also please write a short biography when submitting the artwork. Entry is free.


  • The selected artwork will be published on the cover of Spiel early 2023 issue.
  • A double page spread for the selected artwork and the artist biography will be published in the same issue.
  • The artist will also receive $100.


  • Size: H: 307mm x W: 220mm
  • Photo resolution: 300dpi
  • File format: jpg, psd, pdf

Expression of interest Contact Peter Stewart, M: (027) 655 0986


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SPIEL Issue # 217 Contents

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Celebrates 50 Years of Carrera RS 2.7   Porsche Presse
Porsche New Zealand is Looking For a Young New Zealand Driving Talent   Porsche Presse
The Origin of Our Logo
The Development of the PCNZ Logo  
By Graham Lister
You Never Know Who Could be Standing in Front of You at a Coffee Cart?  By Graham Lister   SEE ARTICLE
911 GTS Test Drive  
By Peter Stewart and Ashley Powell
New Zealand’s First 911 Update  
By Simon Bowrey
Ross Moultrie’s 911 Restoration Project  
By Andrew Anderson
The Porsche Book Mystery
By Carolyn Handley
WOTY 2022 Napier Report  
By Dan Reeves
WOTY Thank You
By Geoff Sarney

WOTY Experience    
By Katrina and Todd Wearne  VIEW GALLERY

Update #2: The Boxster Build Continues  
By Noel Simpson
Situations Vacant   By Stu Owers
Side By Side With Sparks Flying   By Grant Biggar
What We Did in the 80s Concours Then Race!
From GT’s (Glyn Taylor) Archives
Phil Holt Would Have Loved This Weekend!
By Alex Charles
Driver Training Experience
By Tim Harris   VIEW GALLERY
Southern Phil Holt Memorial Driver Training  
By Graeme Lindsay
2023 Ellerslie Car Show & Concours d’Elegance  
By Chris King 
Mid Winter Fun Run and Lunch at Tirohana Estate  
By Dan Reeves
A Mid Winter Dinner   By Dan Reeves
TOTS Mystery Workshop Tour   By Andrew Anderson
Workshop Tour and Captain’s Daughter Lunch  
By Paul Heywood
Mid-Winter Lunch Drive to Mayfield   By Graeme Lindsay
Autothority Workshop Visit  
By Martin van den Nieuwelaar
Technical Morning, Torque Performance Developments Ltd   By Paul van Bruggen 
Porsches in Abundance   By Damien Shalfoon


Committee Members

The 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.

President Ashley Powell
Vice President Peter Stewart
Treasurer Michelle Neville
Secretary Gavin Nauschutz
Spiel Editor Peter Stewart
Club Administrator Teresa Conway
Committee Andrew Anderson
Committee Chris Barendreat
Committee Roger Carter
Committee Russell Jones
Committee Chris King
Committee Graeme Lindsay
Committee Dan Reeves
Committee Steve Protheroe
Committee Camilla Welch