eTrails News Bulletin

eTrails is AMR’s online bulletin for articles/news such as “In the Zone”, past event wrap-ups, member editorials (P-articles), charity information, etc. and is not a regular publication. Click on article title or image to see full article, if applicable. E-mail your submission (incl photos) or comments to alpinemtnweb@gmail.com. Submissions for Panorama’s ‘FROM THE REGIONS’ is also accepted at this e-mail address. Submissions are published at the discretion of the Webmaster team. You can also download a printable pdf of the monthly eBlast version of eTrails at amrporsche.com/etrails/pdf-download.


IN THE ZONE: A Heartfelt THANK YOU

by Rich Sanders – Zone 9 Rep

A final message from Rich and an announcement for your next Zone Rep. Read More


EVENT WRAP-UP: August Autocross and Picnic

AMR hosted an autocross at PPIR on the 8th and then a 45th Anniversary Picnic on the 9th at Bear Creek Park. Both events have great turnouts for this busy August weekend. Read More


ALPINE TREKS: 2020 Fall Mystery Tour Recap

by Alex Ching

We continued our 40-year tradition of hosting an annual fall mystery tour, albeit it was shortened to a day tour this year. It was a cool morning for the first fall Sunday and 27 cars with 51 members met for the drivers meeting at Bear Creek Park. Many of the usual suspects were there but we also had a few new members/first timers join us (we are first time mystery tour participants ourselves). We took off promptly at 8:30 am for Hwy 24 West and headed towards our first stop at Wilkerson Pass. Fall colors were abundant en-route although some spots seem to have past its prime already. After a short break we continued on Hwy 24 to Buena Vista and then turned west towards Cottonwood Pass.

The climb up the Sawatch Range was fun and the recently paved roads were still in very good shape. We made another stop after we crested the top of Cottonwood Pass. It was brisk up there and everyone broke out their jackets for warmth, but the breathtaking views of the Taylor Park area and Continental Divide more than made up for it. Afterwards, we descended towards the reservoir and turned southwest along the Taylor River. After turning south onto Hwy 135, it was fairly clear that the mystery destination was Gunnison. We then followed the directions to West Tomichi River Park next to the Gunnison River (about half of us did manage to get lost due to traffic separation and an unexpected detour, but that only delayed our arrival by about 5-10 minutes). All of us had a great lunch delivered by Mario’s Pizza & Pasta in the park pavilion and surrounding grassy area. A big thank you to Dwight and Dana Kasten for not only coming up with the tour but also working with the Gunnison Health Department for allowing us to have a lunch gathering, something we have missed for most of our tours this year. The magnificent Rockies fall colors and weather in central Colorado made it a perfect day to end our tour season. Click here for photos from the Fall Mystery Tour. See Past Treks


GOOD TURNS: November/December Charity

by Barb Treacy – AMR Charity Chair
We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree Program”, who will distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. Drop-off detail TBD.


…LOW DRAG: La Junta HPDE

The “Porsches & Propellers” HPDE on October 3-4 at La Junta Raceway was our only HPDE of the year. Jackie Vance and Michael Onstad were event chairs; it was a nice fall weekend and we had a good turnout. More details to follow. Click here for photos from the event. (updated 31 Oct)


106 WEST:

This webpage is dedicated to providing information and activities for AMR’s western region (west of 106 degrees longitude).  Read More


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MEMBERSHIP CORNER:

A BIG WELCOME to our new/transferred members Paul Ingersoll of Colorado Springs; and Jay Lantz of Silverton. We look forward to seeing you at our social, tour and/or track events. (updated 30 Nov)

AMR OFFICERS ELECTIONS
Election results are as follows:
President: Nate Adams
First Vice-President: Dana Kasten
Second Vice-President: Larry Young
Secretary: TBD
Treasurer: Pam Drummer
Member-at-Large: Dwight Kasten
Member-at-Large: Bob Foltz
We are still looking for an active or associate member to fill the Secretary position, please contact any Board member if you are interested. (updated 30 Nov)

PCA TREFFEN at the BROADMOOR is coming to Colorado Springs in Spring 2022. See TCS2022 for more info. (posted 22 Jun)

AMR currently need volunteers for the following positions:
– Advertising Chair
– Control Committee Chair
– Technical Chair
– Website Committee Chair
– Web Developer (WordPress)
– Web Content Writer
– HPDE Starter
– HPDE Support
Please see the Volunteers webpage for more information. (updated 31 Oct)


P-ARTICLES: First Impression – Taycan Turbo

by Alex Ching

My first encounter with Porsche’s first all electric vehicle and I’m a convert. By the way, it’s not really a turbo but it sure performs like one. Read More






BOARD BIZ: October 2020 Board Minutes

The October Board of Directors meeting minutes have been posted. Read More


Porsches and Pancakes is on hold until we can find a venue to fit everyone or when restriction eases. (updated 31 Aug).


LOCAL GOODIES:

AMR logo hats, lapel pins, stickers, patches and other locally procured items for sale. Please send your request to amrgoodie@gmail.com. For AMR apparels go to the PCA Webstore.

AMR patches: $5.00
AMR stickers: $3.00 each (front or back adhesive)
AMR lapel pins: $5.00

AMR hats: $10.00


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