My First Driver’s Education

By Emma Vossler The tires were howling as the car exited the corner. I was back on the gas and then slamming on the brakes before turning again as my instructor laughed over my headset. “You like those corners, don’t you?” I couldn’t help the smirk that appeared beneath my helmet. The week before had…

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PORSCHE’S RENAISSANCE MAN

Mechanic, physician, auto restorer, Porsche and BMW race car driver, bicycle road racer, collector and builder.  Most of us would be pleased to have just have one of these achievements on our life’s’ resume.  However, one man can lay claim to all of the above. Bill Hartong, a KCRPCA club member has, in his unassuming…

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It All Starts with the Roadtrip

McPherson College, in the middle of Kansas, has been the destination of choice for most of my free time this spring and summer. For those not familiar with this place, confusion is acceptable (Google it). For those in the know, you understand. The College Automotive Restoration Students (C.A.R.S.) club hosts what’s becoming my favorite car…

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KCRPCA September DE

14,481miles.  This is the number of track miles that I have put on my 1982 Porsche 930, aka The Pumpkin, since February 2008.  When you put that many miles on a car and visit as many tracks as I have, it tends to have an effect on you. The most recent of these miles were shared with 100+ similarly affected participants at KCRPCA’s September 2019 DE at Heartland Motorsport Park in south Topeka.

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Never Give Up

Drivers at the annual Kansas City Porsche Club DEs, or Driver Education events are always nervous and excited, especially if it’s their very first one. It’s like riding that giant roller coaster for the first time. You want to do it, but the swarm of butterflies in your stomach are majorly protesting. As your heart tries to explode through your chest like the creature in Alien, you creep out on to the track, damp palms almost 

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The Lightning and Thunder of Club Racing

The Lightning and Thunder of Club Racing By: – Jeremy Porsches took over the track at Hastings with the Great Plains Region PCA, then two weekends later a bunch of P cars ran in mixed classes with NASA CR right back at Hastings! The Kansas City Region Porsche  Club of America members saw some fantastic…

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