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It's Not Just the Cars...It's the People!


Come for the cars …. Continue for the people!

“Nothing but harmony, honesty, industry, and frugality are necessary to make us a great and happy people.”

— George Washington

 And a fun fact about our first president; in the long history of the USA, he is the only president who did not represent a political party.


Sending best wishes to everyone for a wonderful and safe holiday celebration. The rodeo is in town, the weather is perfect for fireworks, and even though we are a bit “hot” friends and family will be gathering for whatever traditions are theirs to continue or be making new ones. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!


My trip to Parade was impressive! It was David and my first Parade, so we did not know what to expect but we were not disappointed. What is not to love about thousands of Porsches, new and old, especially the classics in one place? The streets were lined with PORSCHES. We met many interesting people from across the country as we navigated a multitude of events. We learned about the new things Porsche was working on in cars and in Porsche branded accessories. The 75th Anniversary Celebration was on display everywhere and the atmosphere was festive, and a perfect Salute to the brand we love. Just a few highlights here; 75th Anniversary Tribute; Glamping anyone; Off roading in style, and the new 963!

Arizona Mountain Region takes 2nd Place in PCA National Website Awards & Places in Technical/Historical Quiz Competition

During the awards banquet at Porsche Parade Palm Springs, the Arizona Mountain Region received the second place among all regions its size nationally for its new website! AZM Region President Lorraine Friedman and website consultant Bill Simon were on hand to accept the laurels. Congratulations to the website team of E.C. Mueller and Jeff Swain for the accomplishment!  It is terrific to have a wonderful new asset serving the needs of the members in the Region.

Also, in the Technical and Historical Quiz competition at Parade, two AZM members demonstrated their Porsche knowledge and took home trophies.

2nd Place              Jeff Boehm 914 Historic/Technical quiz

3rd Place               Phil Mullen 914 Historic/Technical quiz



The new website is updated often.  Make it a habit to visit!

  • Keep checking the Calendar Page for updates so you can be aware of what we are planning and join in! We are aiming for a variety of weekday and weekend events to accommodate the varied schedules of our membership;
  • Do not miss when photos are added to the site at the the Gallery page that links to AZM Region’s event SmugMug photo galleries!   AutoX pics are there and hoping Parade to be there soon.
  • The Classifeds Page has ads from our region AND links to ads from surrounding regions too!
  • Our Membership keeps growing; be sure to watch for the new cars on the road! And do not forget to mark your calendars for the New & Old Members Picnic on Sunday September 17th 11:30-3:00.
  • Be sure to check out the new Memberships and Anniversaries Page on the website highlighting new members and celebrating club anniversaries.

If you missed out getting a spot for the RED ROCKS PICNIC Event in August do not worry, we are working on scheduling another, similar event at a Car Collection in Prescott! Keep checking in for updates, I will send out an announcement once it is all finalized.

In closing, I promised to follow up on our AUTOX, and even though we posted an update on June 11th on our website news section, no one could say it better than Geneva Sorum of the Arizona Region! See her newsletter article below; I concur it was a terrific day, a collaborative event, and with all our notes and reviews we can only make it better the next time. Many thanks Geneva for your article!

AZ Sunny Collaboration

by: Geneva Sorum

The Arizona Mountain Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) recently held its first-ever Autocross event. Established in 2018, the Arizona Mountain Region of PCA has long intended to create an autocross event that would stage the performance and precision of Porsche vehicles with a challenging closed course to enhance driving skills.

The Arizona Region of the PCA provided valuable support, resulting in a highly successful gathering. Both clubs contributed volunteers, equipment, and resources, ensuring the smooth execution of various aspects such as registration, course setup, timing, and safety supervision. With the assistance of experienced instructors from both clubs, the many volunteers ensured a safe, informative, and competitive environment for all participants. Everyone is grateful to Phil Mullen, Bob Frith and Lorraine Friedman from the Arizona Mountain Region, and Kim Kemper and Ken Mitchell from the Arizona Region for making this event happen.

As we parked and waited to get going, there were a few conversations about taking it easy.

The carefully designed Autocross course proved to be mentally challenging for drivers. As a novice participant, I was a bit baffled during the walkthrough and a little apprehensive at first. However, only the first run was slow and careful. Any paddock talks about taking it easy was quickly forgotten after that. I blame my 911. It is supremely responsive and fun to drive!

Beyond the on-course action, this Autocross event also served as a platform for building connections among members of the PCA clubs and sharing their passion for Porsche.

Looking ahead as the Arizona Mountain Region of the Porsche Club of America continues to organize future events, the inaugural Autocross event marks an exciting chapter for Porsche club members in Northern Arizona. The success of this inaugural Autocross event will also serve as a solid foundation for further thrilling Porsche experiences.



Lorraine Friedman

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