PCA National Tech Tactics- Saturday, Feb. 23rd
Registration closed April 9, 2013 11:59 PM on April 9, 2013 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends April 9, 2013 11:59 PM on April 9, 2013 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens January 30, 2013 12:00 AM on January 30, 2013 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from January 30, 2013 12:00 AM to April 9, 2013 11:59 PM
Saturday event is SOLD OUT. Registration slots are still available on Sunday.
Tech Tactics 2013
Tech Tactics is a day dedicated to all things Porsche related to Tech. From how to balance Weber carburetors for your 1970 Porsche 911S to understanding how your GTS Hybrid works. The event was born in 1980 in the heart of Zone One at the Harley Hotel north of Harford, CT. It quickly outgrew this facility and moved to the Springfield Sheraton where it resided for over twenty years. By the 1990’s it was the premier technical weekend for PCA with some renowned speakers; such as, Norbert Singer, Phil Hill, Derek Bell, and Brian Redman.
By 2007 attendance was dwindling and new venue was in order. The event was moved to the Farnbacher-Loles facility in Danbury, CT. This move regenerated interest in the event with over 250 attendees. With the demise of the F-L facility, we have moved again and have changed the direction slightly in terms of the format.
Tech Tactics 2013 will be hosted at the PCNA Training facility in Easton, PA. This facility is perfect for a “hands on“ type of event. This facility is used to train Porsche technicians on the intricacies of the new Porsches. It is equipped with the state of the art classrooms with lifts and drive train assemblies which will be available for our event,. Tech Tactics East will be held on February 23rd and will be limited to 125 entrants. If the event is over subscribed we plan to hold an identical event on February 24th. The day will consist of lectures by PCNA Field Specialists and members of the PCA Technical Committee.
When you register, look at the topics covered under each colored-coded class. If you pick RED, you will attend those classes. Since we want to keep the size of the classes manageable, switching classes will not be allowed. This will ensure an ideal experience for each 'student'. If the colored-coded class you wish to attend is sold out, you may get on a wait list or choose another color. Also consider attending on Sunday instead.
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Speaker List for Tech Tactics East 2013
David started working with Porsche dealers on Long Island, NY in 1983 at Island Porsche-Audi as a Technician. From 1983 to 2005, David has had various positions in the Porsche service industry at Silver Star Motors and Manhattan Motorcars. While at Manhattan Motorcars, he taught multiple automotive classes at a community college in the Bronx. Also at Manhattan, he won the 2000 Porsche Service Cup and represented the U.S.A. in the International Service Cup Competition in Germany. David joined PCNA in February 2005 and is currently training dealer technicians in “Dïesel” and “Hybrid” technology besides Basic and Advanced Automotive Technology. In 2012 assisted Porsche Academy in certifying Porsche Dealer Technicians in the Worldwide Porsche Certified Technician Program.
Topic: History of 911 C4 Drive Systems
Doug is a long term Michelin employee and friend to PCA. He joined BF Goodrich in 1979 and worked a series of positions in sales and marketing. In 2006 he moved to his current position of Performance Products Manager.
Topic: What’s new in the tire industry
Charlie Burke, Senior Editor at Bentley Publishers, has been authoring service information for Porsche and other European automobiles since 1986, including the recently published Bentley Porsche 911(996) 1999-2005 Service Manual. In addition to leading the service manual team at Bentley, Charlie provides consulting and training to OEMs, focusing on European makes, and is an active participant in industry events. He is an avid fan of Porsche cars…water cooled and air cooled.
Topic: Porsche 996 Ownership: maintenance and service tech tips
Tony’s formal education included a BA of Industry Design (Transportation) from Coventry and a MA from the Royal College of Art in London. Starting in 1981 he worked for the design division of Opel and since 1986 he has been with the design division of Porsche AG. Anthony has worked on a series of significant projects including the 911 (993), 911 993 Turbo, GT1 96 (LeMans), GT1 97 Evo (LeMans), GT1 98 (LeMans), 911 (997) GT2 and the Carrera GT. Following the Carrera GT project he managed the external design consultancy projects conducted within the Weissach Design Department. Since 2005 he holds the position of Design Manager for all sports cars and his current projects include the 991 and 981 (Boxster & Cayman) vehicles.
Topic: New Cayman Introduction
Rolf started his automotive career as a technician in German independent repair shops before working on Porsche vehicles specifically. He has worked for Hendrick Porsche in Charlotte, NC and Porsche of West Houston in Texas. Rolf graduated from the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program (PTAP) at the Atlanta Service Training Center. After his time in the dealer network he returned to become the PTAP Instructor in 2006. Rolf recently relocated to the North East Service Training Center and is currently training dealer technicians. In 2012 assisted Porsche Academy in certifying Porsche Dealer Technicians in the Worldwide Porsche Certified Technician Program.
Topic: New Porsche Cayenne Diesel
TPCRacing, owned by Michael Levitas, has its roots in the IMSA Supercar Series of the late 1980’s and early 1990s, where team owner and driver Mike Levitas managed the turbocharger programs that gave the fire-breathing Nissan 300ZX, Mazda RX7 Twin Turbo, Lotus Turbo Esprit and Consulier GTPs their prodigious power.
By combining a lifetime of automotive enthusiasm, business experience and technical skill with advanced aeronautical training and certifications, Levitas has managed to extend the engineering of some of the most advanced and well-regarded machines in existence – Porsche race cars.
Since 2001, Michael has won 12 races in the Rolex Series, finished 2nd eight times, finished 3rd 10 times and racked up an additional 25 top-ten finishes. TPC was crowned Grand American SGS-class champions in 2004, a year in which Levitas’ three car team positively dominated the competition. At the 2006 Rolex 24 At Daytona, TPC broke through to its greatest achievement to date – winning the GT class of the famed 24-hour endurance race. Levitas personally transcended the duties of a typical team owner/driver, not only putting in impressive time behind the wheel but also acting as the team’s jack man, jacking each side of the car into the air during pit stops because of an onboard hydraulics failure.
Topic: Chassis Tuning
My personal background has been mainly Executive Management within the Food & Beverage/Casino industry with previous experience in the Automotive Sales industry as a younger man. I love racing and have always had a need for speed with my fondness of Sports cars. Four years ago a Family friend introduced me to a new product on the Market called ClearPlex™ Invisible Protection Film® of which I put on two of my cars. Because of my personal experience with ClearPlex and the belief I have in it as a truly quality product, I changed careers altogether.
Topic: ClearPlex windshield demonstration
Jim is founder and now co-owner of Automobile Associates, which has been specializing in repair and maintenance of German cars for over thirty years. In addition to preventative maintenance, Automobile Associates has built and restored many nationally award winning Porsches including several Manhattan winners. He has also built many class winning Porsches that compete in the PCA Club Race Program. Jim is an excellent speaker and has traditionally been the opening speaker at Tech Tactics.
Topic: Newton Surprise
John has been a PCA member since 1972 and joined the 356 Registry in 1975 as member number 71. John has been on the National Tech Committee since 1985 in charge of Interiors/Exteriors. John has chaired the Zone One Concours for twenty-six years and been a speaker at Tech Tactics for thirty-one years. He is the previous owner of the award winning 1953 America Roadster, which is presently displayed at the Porsche Factory museum on loan from the Wolfgang Porsche collection. John and his brother Ray are owners of Paterek Brothers, which is a premier Porsche restoration facility in Chatham, NJ. John presently displays his award winning 1962 356 S90 cabriolet.
Topic: Restoration of 901/911 #331
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