Wichita Region, Porsche Club of America



Willkommen!

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...

Charity


Neues!

Upcoming this Saturday, June 9 - Sports Car Together Day at Porsche Wichita


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 (dockahrs@gmail.com).


Upcoming events

    • 8 Jul 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Osage Beach, Missouri

    Monthly meeting for July, dinner menu TBD.

    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Porsche Wichita

    Monthly meeting for July, dinner menu TBD.

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 22 Jul 2018
    • Deer Trail, CO


    • 28 Jul 2018
    • Pacific Junction, IA


    • 4 Aug 2018
    • 5 Aug 2018
    • Hallett, OK


    • 7 Sep 2018
    • 9 Sep 2018
    • Topeka, KS


    • 9 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Road Yoder
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Come join us for a fun Autocross at Road Yoder!

    This is a low to medium speed driving event to learn and practice driving skills in a safe environment.

    2018 Schedule

     Apr 22  Sept 9
     May 20  Sept 30
     June 10  Oct 21

    Fees: Members $10, Non-members $20 (pay on site)

    PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY ON THE RUNWAY

    A family with small children lives on the runway.
    We use this facility because of the generosity of the landowner.
    Please be respectful in return.

    TELL ALL VISITORS TO DRIVE SLOWLY ON THE RUNWAY.

    For Questions Contact Tom Zickuhr

    • 14 Sep 2018
    • 15 Sep 2018
    • Deer Trail, CO


    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Alley

    The next Cars and Coffee Wichita will feature the Wichita Region Porsche Club as the feature marque. Location TBD.  We will also have a hospitality tent to promote and advertise the Wichita Region Porsche Club. The August Cars and Coffee Wichita had over 400 cars in attendance.

    If you know of anyone who has a Porsche and is not in the club, please try and get them to come out and join us.

     

    Event: Cars and Coffee Wichita – Porsche is the Featured Marque

    Date: September 15, 2018

    Time: 7:45 am – 11:00 am

    Location: TBD

     


    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Porsche Wichita

    Monthly meeting for September, dinner menu TBD.

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • Cresson, TX


    • 30 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Road Yoder
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Come join us for a fun Autocross at Road Yoder!

    This is a low to medium speed driving event to learn and practice driving skills in a safe environment.

    2018 Schedule

     Apr 22  Sept 9
     May 20  Sept 30
     June 10  Oct 21

    Fees: Members $10, Non-members $20 (pay on site)

    PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY ON THE RUNWAY

    A family with small children lives on the runway.
    We use this facility because of the generosity of the landowner.
    Please be respectful in return.

    TELL ALL VISITORS TO DRIVE SLOWLY ON THE RUNWAY.

    For Questions Contact Tom Zickuhr

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • Pacific Junction, IA


    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • Deer Trail, CO


    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Porsche Wichita

    Monthly meeting for October, dinner menu TBD.

    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Road Yoder
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Come join us for a fun Autocross at Road Yoder!

    This is a low to medium speed driving event to learn and practice driving skills in a safe environment.

    2018 Schedule

     Apr 22  Sept 9
     May 20  Sept 30
     June 10  Oct 21

    Fees: Members $10, Non-members $20 (pay on site)

    PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY ON THE RUNWAY

    A family with small children lives on the runway.
    We use this facility because of the generosity of the landowner.
    Please be respectful in return.

    TELL ALL VISITORS TO DRIVE SLOWLY ON THE RUNWAY.

    For Questions Contact Tom Zickuhr

    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 18 Nov 2018
    • Austin, TX


    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Porsche Wichita

    Monthly meeting for November, dinner menu TBD.

    • 19 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Porsche Wichita

    Monthly meeting for December, dinner menu TBD.

Past events

16 Jun 2018 GPR Solo HPDE @ Hastings
10 Jun 2018 Autocross #3 at Road Yoder
2 Jun 2018 Zenda Lumberyard Driving Tour
1 Jun 2018 ASF HPDE @ COTA
20 May 2018 Autocross #2 at Road Yoder
19 May 2018 GPR HPDE @ RPM
18 May 2018 STL HPDE @ Gateway
16 May 2018 May Dinner Meeting
5 May 2018 CIM HPDE @ Hallett
28 Apr 2018 April Driving Tour (Shindigs in Winfield)
28 Apr 2018 MAV HPDE @ MSR
27 Apr 2018 KCR Solo HPDE @ Heartland
25 Apr 2018 Porsche Treffen
22 Apr 2018 Autocross #1 at Road Yoder
18 Apr 2018 April Dinner Meeting
21 Mar 2018 March Dinner Meeting
17 Mar 2018 CIM HPDE @ Hallett
2 Mar 2018 German Night at Aero Plains Brewing
2 Mar 2018 TX PCA Solo HPDE @ COTA
21 Feb 2018 CANCELED - February Dinner Meeting
20 Jan 2018 After Holiday Party/Charity Fundraiser
20 Dec 2017 December Social Evening
17 Nov 2017 Mosley Street Melodrama Evening
15 Nov 2017 November Social Dinner Meeting
22 Oct 2017 Autocross at Road Yoder
18 Oct 2017 October Social Dinner Meeting
24 Sep 2017 Autocross at Road Yoder
20 Sep 2017 September Meeting - Happy Hour with Porsche Wichita
16 Sep 2017 Cars and Coffee Wichita - Wichita Region Porsche Club Featured Marque
27 Aug 2017 Autocross at Road Yoder
12 Aug 2017 Annual New Member Party and Casino Night
26 Jul 2017 Charity Dinner and Wine Tasting at Firebirds Grill
19 Jul 2017 July Social Dinner Meeting
24 Jun 2017 Detailing/Clear Bra/Wrapping Clinic and Lunch
21 Jun 2017 June Social Dinner Meeting
18 Jun 2017 Father's Day Autocross at Road Yoder
21 May 2017 Autocross at Road Yoder
17 May 2017 May Meeting and Panamera Launch Party
12 May 2017 Spring Art Fair - Pots and Porsches
6 May 2017 Go West and Eat Mexican Driving Tour - CANCELED
30 Apr 2017 Autocross at Road Yoder - CANCELED due to weather.
19 Apr 2017 April Dinner Meeting
9 Apr 2017 Car Control Clinic (and Autocross)
6 Apr 2017 Wine and Dine Evening
15 Mar 2017 March Dinner Meeting
4 Mar 2017 Salina Road Trip


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