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President’s Report

Paul Miller

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

 

 

Editorial

Peter Stewart

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
Introducing Savannah
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
VIEW GALLERY
Manfeild Driver Training Day  By Brendan Smith
VIEW GALLERY
1990 Porsche 964 (911)  By Neal Shaw
Stirling Moss and Porsche  By Rodger Anderson
READ ARTICLE
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
VIEW GALLERY
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
CLICK FOR RACE PAGE

 

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.

President Paul Miller
Vice President Ashley Powell
Treasurer Michelle Neville
Secretary Malcolm Thompson
Spiel Editor Peter Stewart
Club Administrator Teresa Conway
Committee Andrew Anderson
Committee Tim Boys
Committee Roger Carter
Committee Steff Chambers
Committee Chris Fleury
Committee Grant Nauschutz
Committee Michael Neville
Committee Dan Reeves
Committee Andrew Ryan
Committee Teresa Conway

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