Thanks for visiting the website for the Wichita Region, Porsche Club of America. Take some time to browse around our site to see past and upcoming events, driving links, information about our club, and get a sneak peek at upcoming events as well!
Monthly meetings are marked on our calendar. This year we will follow our tradition of meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Also, please visit our updated 2017 Charity fund page...
June 2 Driving Tour
Dan McKenzie organized another great driving tour for us on June 2. We enjoyed a fun ride out to the Lumberyard Restaurant in Zenda, with a stop along the way at Souders Historical Farm Museum near Cheney.
Porsche of the Month
Greg Kahrs - 1973 911 Targa
At our April meeting, Greg and Mary Kahrs stopped in to show us this amazing restored 1973 Targa. Greg was gracious enough to share this writeup and lots of pics, including some of the restoration. From Greg:This 1973 Porsche 911S Targa (VIN #9113310083 / production date 9/72) was sold new on 10/26/72 by Art Bunker Porsche of Kansas City. Art Bunker Porsche was one of three premier Porsche dealerships in the US with a close ties to Porsche and was to obtain and
sell the ’73 RS and the 914-6 GT. In 1973 only 925 911S Targa’s were produced making them rarer than the coveted 1973 RS. This project started as a local barn find of a partially disassembled 911S and was intended to be a limited restoration to produce a nice
driver to keep. As these things sometimes go however it quickly turned in to a rotisserie restoration to better than original condition. Everything on the car is either brand new or completely restored by the best. The car has undergone a complete, intensive restoration
by Devlin Rod and Custom of Wichita Kansas and is in better than new condition both inside and out.
The exterior was completely stripped to metal and repainted in its original color of metallic silver. Every bit of rust was removed and replaced with Porsche steel and assembled by a true craftsman. The wheel wells and underside were completely restriped to rule out any possible corrosion and recoated with Werth undercoating. The interior floor pan was stripped down and recoated as well. There is not one bit of rust or bondo on this car. The Targa top was reupholstered using the correct vinyl by Dave Brown of Boulder Co. All seals, rubber and hoses are new. All trim was either replaced w/ OEM trim or restored by Kings of Trim. The restoration of the original lettering and engine deck lid grill by Kings of Trim is amazing. The old windshield was replaced with a brand new OEM correct windshield. All 4 turn signal / brake light lens are US spec NOS date correct Bosch lens. The original engine block was lost to history and replaced by a 7R block as opposed to the original 5R used in the early 73 production cars. The remainder of the engine is original. It was completely rebuilt by Tim Owen of Topeka Kansas. The case, heads and crank were sent out to Ollie’s for reconditioning and preparation to be converted to a fire breathing 2.7L RS engine. All new 2.7L cylinders, S pistons, bearings and seals were installed along with Carrera chain tensioners. An original, date correct, S MFI pump was rebuilt and installed along with completely restored stacks, injector lines and throttle bodies by Eurometrix. All new injectors are installed. The engine oil cooler and oil tank have been restored by Pacific Oil Cooler. Although not originally equipped with, an all-new ’73 correct trombone fender oil cooler and plumbing was installed to keep the bigger engine cool. A new red heat shroud is used and all tin has been powder coated black. The transmission was completely rebuilt. A new Sachs clutch kit was installed, the flywheel was turned and balanced and all shifter bushings were replaced. The starter and alternator are brand new. The fan and housing were restored by Mark Motshagen. The distributor was rebuilt by Burnham performance. All wiring harnesses are new from Kroon. The electrical panel from the engine bay was completely restored and the CDI was rebuilt by Bob Ashlock. Its original Fuchs have been restored by Harvey Weidman and new tires installed, including the spare. The ride height has been set to Euro specs. The brake system was completely rebuilt including all calipers by PMB, brand new pads, discs, master cylinder, soft lines and replated hard lines.
The interior had the front seats rebuilt with top grain soft leather and the door tops and dash pads were reconditioned by Tony Garcia of Autobahn Interiors who also provided the new, correct carpet. The remainder of the interior has been completely redone and
restored to original to include new (correct date stamped) front seat belts and reels. A brand new dash from Lakewell was installed as well as a new speaker. The original gauges, including a 180mph speedometer were reconditioned and updated by North Hollywood
Speedometer and work like new. The car was originally radio delete and remains so today. Every piece of plastic and rubber in the cabin has been replaced with new pieces. All of the suspension has been completely rebuild with all new bushings, bearings and new
Koni shocks. All parts have been either repainted or powder coated black. The steering rack was completely rebuilt and a new Turbo tie rod kit has been installed. After restoration and enjoying the car it is for sale by Greg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are a Porsche owner in the Wichita region come out to one of our events and meet us!