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Urgent – President Carl Wulfestieg – “Volunteers Needed for PCA’s Treffen in Woodstock”.

As many of you are aware, the Woodstock Inn was selected as the site of the PCA Treffen Vermont from September 4th – 7th. The event sold out in fewer than 10 minutes and we expect upwards of 130 cars and perhaps 250 participants for this event. 

Treffen national selected the location and we have commitments from Zone 1 that Green Mountain Region will have support from neighboring regions. I expect that many volunteers will be needed from GMR. Nonetheless, the Green Mountain Region is being called upon for volunteers to help with this event. The following bullet points outline the tasks for which assistance is needed. Time is of the essence so please let Carl (cwwulf@mac.com or 253-279-2345) know if you can join the fun and excitement.

  • Registration Team (RT): The RT will be responsible for assisting in the packing of the Treffen participants’ Goodie Bags on Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday morning and early afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon, the RT will assist the Treffen Registrar and PCA staff in registering the Treffen participants from 3 – 7 pm. We are looking for 4 people to work with the Treffen Registrar to accomplish this task.
  • Information Desk Staff (IDS): The IDS will staff an information desk, usually located near the lobby of the host hotel from 12 noon – 7 pm on Wednesday and then from 7 am – 4 pm on Wednesday through Saturday. The information desk is staffed with two people at all times that it is open. The IDS will prepare a binder of material containing local information on nearby restaurants, car repair facilities, emergency services, etc. They will also maintain a listing of all participants’ names, Regions, tours scheduled, NDO activities, etc. (provided by the Treffen Registrar). The Treffen Chair will provide the Region with a list of materials that should be available at the information desk, but it is the responsibility of the host Region to collect and compile this locally-specific information.
  • Tour Departure Assistants (TDAs): TDAs will assist in directing arriving participants at the tour departure area to get in their correct lane for their scheduled tour. Approximately 5 – 8 TDAs may be required depending on the number of guided tours actually scheduled for Thursday and Friday. After the final tour for the day leaves, the TDAs will collect signage, cones and other items used at the site. Signage will be used for future Treffens.
  • Tourmeister and Tour Drive Teams (TDTs): The Treffen Tourmeister is a member of the local Region who has the overall responsibility for the development of all guided and self-guided tours. The TDT will consist of a lead car with driver and navigator, a mid car and a sweep car. The mids and sweeps need not have a navigator or second occupant. It is expected that there will be 6 tours which will be led on Thursday and repeated on Friday. There might also be a guided or self-guided tour with moderate off-road driving provided for participants who attend with their Cayenne or Macan vehicles.
  • Car wash station: A car wash station should be identified at the host hotel and car wash supplies maintained by the host Region.

It is my opinion that many of the jobs can be filled by multiple persons, and it should be possible to break up the jobs into multiple shorter shifts. 
I would hope that many Green Mountain members would agree to volunteer, so that we might share in providing a great event. Also, Green Mountain members will be eligible to register for Treffen Vermont. 
It is my expectation that Green Mountain Region members leading tours would be spared the added expense of the individual tour, as TDTs will have their lunches provided by Treffen. 

Please respond by email to cwwulf@mac.com or 253-279-2345 Please inform me what positions that you can help with, and how many hours or days you would be available. Thank you all for volunteering to help with Treffen Vermont.

Carl Wulfestieg President, Green Mountain Region


Next Tour – Saturday 17 August

Be sure you have saved the date for Vermont Mountain Drive over Buel’s Gore and Smuggler’s notch. We will have two starting points; one in southern Vermont near Woodstock and one starting in Waitsfield. Details will be available soon so check back often. According to Wikipedia, Buel’s Gore is a “small unincorporated area at the southern tip Chittenden County that is not part of any town. In geography, a “gore” is known as a triangular piece of land that typically has very few inhabitants. Buel’s Gore is one of four in Vermont with limited self-government.”


The Green Mountain Covered Bridges Tour – 14 July 2019

We had a great time touring to and from covered bridges on July 14th, great weather and fun gathering for lunch at the Public House in Quechee, where we welcomed and heard from several new members. 

Thanks to our president, Carl Wulfestieg, Events Chair Duffy Miller and Tour Director Dave Kynor for putting it together. Dave even had his son directing traffic for parking, a nice touch at S6, and brought along a friend to help out, too. It was among the largest turnouts, 37 cars, that most of us can recall in recent years. Click here to see some photos with thanks to Dave K for several of them. 

Event Debrief from Events Chair Duffy Miller

The July 14th Covered Bridge tour was a club success, with 37 cars and 72 participants. Thanks are extended to Dave Kynor for his willingness to put the route together and to President Carl Wulfesteig for arranging for club members to eat at the Quechee Public House at the end of the drive. The weather was beautiful, and the ride took us through some of Vermont’s historic covered bridges in the eastern central Vermont region. 

As mentioned at the beginning of the tour, this drive was a “rehearsal” for the Treffen tour, which will be led by Dave Kynor during the Treffen meet in September. As members who participated in the tour realized, there is room for improvement which will be made prior to the Treffen event

In reviewing our tour guidelines after the event, a few of us realized that we need to have clearer instructions for tour leaders. As you know, participants were separated in to two groups for the drive, however, even with the smaller groups, cars got separated during the first half of the drive. Luckily, all cars met at the half-way rest stop, and during the second half of the drive, all groups stayed intact. 

So, guidelines for tour leaders will be developed to ensure that there are clear protocols for intersections, and radio communications that ensure cars are continuously regrouped as necessary throughout the drive. While we might assume that all club members know the protocols from participating in the events, there is an apparent need to make sure those practices are spelled out clearly for new tour leaders to review and follow.

Some club members have also offered suggestions as to how the route might be improved prior to the Treffen tour. I am not familiar with all of the suggested route alternatives, but will forward those comments to Dave Kynor and Carl Wulfesteig for consideration.

Even with some confusion during the first half of the drive, however, the second half was a tightly run tour, and the lunch at the Quechee Public House was attended and enjoyed by many members. Regards, Duffy Miller

Regards, Duffy Miller


Click here to see photos from the Essex, VT to Peru, NY tour on June 8th. A special thank you to Ken Delafrange, who rode “shotgun” with Stu, for taking some wonderful photos.

Be sure to check out “Ask Jason” in Tech Talk

  1. When I step on the pedal from a dead stop in low gear, my ’99 Boxster is not taking off like it used to.  The last time I changed plugs was seven or eight years ago at 90,000 miles, now I have 122,000. Should I change plugs? 
  2. How often should I get a wheel alignment?  
  3. I am getting some oil drip on the garage floor under my 1971 911E. Is that a problem, what should I do? 

Green Mountain Region member, Rob Wadsworth, had the pleasure of attending the recent 2019 Luftgekühlt in Los Angeles. He was good enough to share some of his photos, click here to check them out.


The President’s Column, by Carl Wulfestieg

Call for Volunteers for Treffen in Woodstock, Early September 2019

As many of you have learned already, the Woodstock Inn was selected as the site of the September 4-7 Treffen Vermont. It is anticipated that there will be upwards of 130 cars and perhaps 250 participants for this event. 

PCA Treffen events are limited access events, which are placed at 4 and 5 Star hotels throughout the country. These events are placed in regions different from Porsche Parade, and alternated between east, west and center of the country.

Treffen national selected the location and I have commitments from Zone 1 that Green Mountain Region will have support from neighboring regions. I expect that many volunteers will be needed from GMR. A number of volunteers will be needed to help with this event, and I am listing the positions which need to be filled:

  • Registration Team (RT): The RT will be responsible for assisting in the packing of the Treffen participants’ Goodie Bags on Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday morning and early afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon, the RT will assist the Treffen Registrar and PCA staff in registering the Treffen participants from 3 – 7 pm. Approximately four people are required for the RT. The RT will work with the Treffen Registrar to accomplish this task.
  • Information Desk Staff (IDS): The IDS will staff an information desk, usually located near the lobby of the host hotel from 12 noon – 7 pm on Wednesday and then from 7 am – 4 pm on Wednesday through Saturday. The information desk is staffed with two people at all times that it is open. The IDS will prepare a binder of material containing local information on nearby restaurants, car repair facilities, emergency services, etc. They will also maintain a listing of all participants’ names, Regions, tours scheduled, NDO activities, etc. (provided by the Treffen Registrar). The Treffen Chair will provide the Region with a list of materials that should be available at the information desk, but it is the responsibility of the host Region to collect and compile this locally-specific information.
  • Tour Departure Assistants (TDAs): TDAs will assist in directing arriving participants at the tour departure area to get in their correct lane for their scheduled tour. Approximately 5 – 8 TDAs may be required depending on the number of guided tours actually scheduled for Thursday and Friday. After the final tour for the day leaves, the TDAs will collect signage, cones and other items used at the site. Signage will be used for future Treffens.
  • Tourmeister and Tour Drive Teams (TDTs): The Treffen Tourmeister is a member of the local Region who has the overall responsibility for the development of all guided and self-guided tours. The TDT will consist of a lead car with driver and navigator, a mid car and a sweep car. The mids and sweeps need not have a navigator or second occupant. It is expected that there will be 6 tours which will be led on Thursday and repeated on Friday. There might also be a guided or self-guided tour with moderate off-road driving provided for participants who attend with their Cayenne or Macan vehicles.
  • Car wash station: A car wash station should be identified at the host hotel and car wash supplies maintained by the host Region.

It is my opinion that many of the jobs can be filled by multiple persons, and it should be possible to break up the jobs into multiple shorter shifts. 
I would hope that many Green Mountain members would agree to volunteer, so that we might share in providing a great event. Also, Green Mountain members will be eligible to register for Treffen Vermont. 
It is my expectation that Green Mountain Region members leading tours would be spared the added expense of the individual tour, as TDTs will have their lunches provided by Treffen. 

Please respond by email to cwwulf@mac.com or 253-279-2345 Please inform me what positions that you can help with, and how many hours or days you would be available. Thank you all for volunteering to help with Treffen Vermont.

Carl Wulfestieg President, Green Mountain Region


Green Mountain Region Board Meetings. Are you interested in “attending” our Board meetings? The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm EDT via video conference. If you would like to join us please let Carl Wulfestieg (cwwulf@mac.com) know and he will provide you with the log-in protocols using the Zoom Video Conferencing application.


Would you like to have a Green Mountain Name Badge?

If so, name tags can be ordered by emailing a request to our Treasurer, Christina McCaffrey at Christina.McCaffrey@uvmhealth.org. The cost is $15 per badge. Be sure to spell your name(s) correctly!  All members and spouses/ significant others are encouraged to use the name badges on tours and other club events.


Welcome New Club Members

The Green Mountain Region membership continues to grow, 177 members and counting. Please extend a welcome to the following new members who have joined since our last update.

  • Robert Rubin, West Dover, Red 2005 Boxster S
  • Christopher Cain, Colchester, Silver 1997 911 Carrera Cabriolet
  • Corey Duteau, South Burlington, White Metallic 2019 911 Carrera S

If you are a new member and we have not welcomed you in a GMT PCA Newsletter please email Sandy Gilmour at sgilmour@comcast.net.  It is also a good idea to ensure that your membership status and data are correct by checking on PCA.org/members

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