The Steering Wheel
President’s Message from STEVE LIMBERT, CPA-PCA President
Wasn’t that “Millennium Thing” just the other day? As I pen this month's column we in South Central PA are dealing with wind chills in the lower single digits. That means the PA Farm Show is in the air but being the eternal optimist, spring and our “swap meet” are just around the corner. And yeah, driving our favorite rides is also not that far off.
Our January meeting was interesting to say the least. The Liederkranz was not expecting us and food was not prepared. For whatever reason a new contract for 2017 had not been issued.
Our January meeting was interesting to say the least. The Liederkranz was not expecting us and food was not prepared. For whatever reason a new contract for 2017 had not been issued. After checking with their management and much discussion on our part they did allow us to meet downstairs. With those members and your board present we reviewed the terms of the new contract and discussed various options.
For our February meeting we will be at the Liederkranz but at this point without food service. Al Peinhardt, who is a Liederkranz member, will be talking to them about several options. The charge for the room on the lower level is $200.00, they didn’t request any funds but we thought it best to pay them for this January meeting and gave them a deposit for February. We took the “high road.”
I’m quite certain that by our Holiday Party we will have a better idea on just what meeting plans will be going forward. And speaking of our Holiday Party, which will be history prior to members receiving this article, I’m sure that the McNultys will once again have done a super job with all the preparations and details.
After a little coaxing from yours truly, our newest board member, Adam Weaver, has taken on the role of our Tech Chairman. I’m sure we all will assist him on his new assignment to insure we have programs at various locations to increase members knowledge of their cars. I spoke to Tony Miller who is on board with this change and looks forward to “hosting more Tech session” in the future.
A big THANKS to Tony for all the contributions he has and will continue to make for our club!
For those planning on competing with our Porsche cars, now is the time to think about what needs to be done to make them track ready as well as road safe. Parts need to be ordered and if work is to be done, it’s also time to set up appointments with dealers or local shops to, as they say, “git ’er done”!
A year ago or so you may recall I wrote two articles about my old buddy “Les Handly’s 914” and its SCCA and Porsche history. Well last month, after having yet another birthday I came to the shocking conclusion, that since I’m not getting any better looking I should go back to my old habit of racing in the SCCA with the “Handly 914” in F/P. The wild thing is, should I qualify, the 2017 runoffs, will be held at “Indy”. WOW, how cool would that be to race on such an historic track, again WOW! As they say, stay tuned, more to follow!
As always, TRAVEL SAFE