Mike Hinton

  by Mike Hinton, Redwood Region President
  (August 2015)

Summer is here, as I'm sure you have noticed, and the Redwood Region's events are in full swing.  Our three club-sponsored events in July included an autocross, a winery tour and drive, and a public display in Sonoma.  I'm happy to report that we had a great turnout for each event, with many new faces in attendance.  Big thanks go out to our intrepid autocross crew, including our peerless gatekeeper Kurt, and expert registrars Anita and Laverne, to Vern Rogers for coordinating and leading the drive to Field Stone Winery, and to Kurt for keeping the Sonoma gathering on track.  Lastly, many thanks to Deven Wailes for sponsoring the Sonoma event, and for hosting the fantastic after-party at his house.


  Now that August has arrived, the Club has another interesting slate of events, with a couple of non-Club sponsored events for your consideration.  The monthly Marin Cars and Coffee gathering was held on August 2, with an estimated 250 cars in attendance.  It's a great, low-key event with plenty of unusual cars and very nice people.  Contact Kurt Fischer for more information.  August 8 is the latest edition of our autocross series.  I'll be conducting a large experiment (for me) as I swap Barney (my 1972 911T) for our 2014 991 Carrera.  I suspect that a steep learning curve is in my near future!  The following week features the near-overload of "Monterey Car Week."  It's a great opportunity to see hundreds of interesting cars, and my two favorite events, the Concours on the Avenue, and the Tour d'Elegance, are both free to the public.  Of course, the Werks Reunion sponsored by Porsche is on Friday of Car Week, and that event is free also.  After Car Week, we have another winery tour scheduled at Pech Merle Winery in Geyserville.  Jamie and I will be cooking the chicken, so come on down!


  I hope to see you at one of the upcoming August events.  I will be down in Monterey as well, and hope to see some of you either in Carmel, or at Werks Reunion!

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