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PCA National Tech Tactics- Saturday, November 21



Saturday, November 21, 2015
Porsche Training Facility- Ontario, Ontario, CA

Registration closed November 19, 2015 12:59 AM on November 19, 2015 12:59 AM EST Registration ends November 19, 2015 12:59 AM on November 19, 2015 12:59 AM EST Registration opens October 14, 2015 3:00 PM on October 14, 2015 3:00 PM EDT Registration runs from October 14, 2015 3:00 PM to November 19, 2015 12:59 AM

Registration for Tech Tactics West 2015- Saturday, November 21st.

Tech Tactics is a day dedicated to Porsche technical information. This event is for the casual information gatherer to the every day Porsche mechanic. Get the latest technical information directly from the source.

Tech Tactics is a PCA National event and will be hosted at the PCNA Training facility in Ontario, CA. 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 West will be limited to 125 entrants per day. The day will consist of lectures by PMNA and PCNA Specialists, members of the PCA Technical Committee, as well as special guest speakers. 

This year’s event will include will feature presentations covering the Cayman GT4 (which will be present for attendees to get an up-close and personal view) and possibly some other new Porsche entries, yet to be announced. We are also featuring several PCA speakers including Tony Callas, Allan Caldwell, Chris Powell, Dustin Aydt, Peter Smith, and Bill Burris. Steve Calder from Michelin will update us on the new technologies emerging in the tire industry; Darrick Dong of Performance Friction Brakes will be present to provide you the latest on brake technology; and Griot’s Garage and Dr. Colorchip will make sure you keep your Porsches looking good for years to come. Additionally, there may be opportunities to let Dr. Colorchip work on your vehicle during the event.

Rusnak Pasadena Porsche will have a parts store available for your convenience.

The event is limited to 125 entrants. The registration fee of $65 includes continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary event t-shirt.

When you register, look at the topics covered under each 'colored' 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 class you wish to attend is sold out, you may get on a wait list or choose another color. 

Schedule (updated 11/18): https://www.pca.org/sites/default/files/TT%20West%202015%20Final%20Schedule.xlsx


Tech Tactics 2015 Ontario Facility Speaker list:

Anderson, Terry: Porsche Cars North America - PCNA
Topic: Porsche Connected Car (PCM 3.0)


Bode, Steve: Dr. Colorchip
Topic: Paint chip and scratch repair

Available for demo and application during event


Burris, Bill: PCA Tech Committee
Topic: Importance of Routine Maintenance

Bill was car crazy from the beginning as evidenced by his purchase of a broken down, rusted out 356 as a teenager in 1976.  After graduating college he served as a service technician at Porsche dealerships in San Diego, later joining Volkswagen of America as a technical instructor.  Recruited to Porsche Cars North America in ’83, Bill moved into field management; today he’s on Toyota’s corporate sales team and is one of PCA’s 911 technical advisors.  A voting member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Bill still aspires to know half of what Allan Caldwell has already forgotten.



Calder, Steve: Michelin
Tire Technology

Steve received a mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech 1996. After graduation he joined Michelin and spend four years as an industrial engineer at a tire plant. The Steve became a test driver at the Michelin Proving grounds. Three years ago he hung up his driving shoes to become a Product Category Manager for Michelin high performance tires.


Caldwell, Allan: PCA Tech Committee
Topic: 50 Years of Upfixin’

Allan is a former aeronautical engineer who has owned nine Porsches since 1958. Actively engaged in military aircraft research and development over a forty year career, he discovered that basic engineering fundamentals apply directly to the ownership, operation and maintenance of Porsches. Allan’s helpful articles began appearing in Panorama as early as 1972. He joined the PCA Tech Committee in 1989 and has been the Technical Advisor for both 914 and early 911 models. He is presently the Technical Editor of Panorama.



Callas, Tony: Callas Rennsport
Porsche Diagnostic Secrets

Tony owns and operates Callas Rennsport in Torrance California, a shop specializing in all aspects of Porsche & BMW Service and Restoration.  Prior to opening his shop Tony worked at multiple independent Porsche repair facilities in the Southern California area including Edelweiss Porschaus and Pete Zimmerman Service.  Earlier in his career Tony also worked at various dealerships and is factory trained in Porsche, Audi, VW, and BMW. Tony started at his father’s shop in Austin Texas, where Tony’s father introduced him to Porsches and professional racing at a very early age.

Professional Accomplishments:
•    1992 to present Shop Owner of Callas Rennsport.
•    Founder of the Porsche Aftermarket Organization, P-Gruppe
•    Founder of Porsche Technical Assistance Group
•    Porsche trainer with The Knowledge Gruppe 
•    Keynote speaker at assorted annual PCA Meetings
•    Freelance Speaker at PCA events including the Parade and Tech Tactics
•    Technical writer for various PCA Newsletters
•    Technical writer for Panorama and Excellence Magazines
•    Bosch Master Technician Degree

Motorsport Accomplishments:
•    2004-2007 IMSA World Challenge Cup Team Manager
•    2001-2002 Clayton Cunningham Race Team – American LeMans
•    2001 Le Mans GT Winner & Mechanic of the Year
•    1998-2000 Team Reiser Callas Racing – Principle
•    1997-1998 Team Roock – Crew Chief
•    1996 Team Rohr – Head Mechanic
•    1987-1988 Team Jim Bell – American Indy Series Mechanic 
•    1987-1988 Team Alex Tradd – Trans Am Racing Mechanic


Dong, Derrick: PFC Brakes
 Theory of Braking

Derrick has long association with motorsports. For the last seventeen years, he served the PFC Brake Company as Director of Motorsports. He has a total of 39 years of professional racing brake experience including 21 years as technical liaison with Tilton Engineering.


Latchaw, Austin: Porsche Cars North America - PCNA
Topic: 991 Gen 2 Detailed Presentation



Mathews, Jason: Griots Garage Research and development
Topic: Paint correction

Griot’s Garage manufactures an extensive line of waxes, polishes and cleaners. All products are made with the highest quality ingredients and must exceed rigorous testing standards. Griot’s Garage recently launched a brand new product line that has been secretly in development, and Porsche Club members will be among the first to see a presentation and demonstration of this new line.  Jason will also be able to field any technical questions about interior and exterior car care.  If you are serious about car care and want to keep your Porsche looking it’s best, this is one clinic you won’t want to miss, plus all attendees will receive a free sample product for attending. Griot’s Garage is Driven to Perfection!


Melvin, Bucky: Porsche Cars North America – PCNA
Topic: Porsche Classic Radio & New Products



Powell, Chris: PCA Tech Committee
How to buy a 911

Chris has been a Porsche Enthusiast since 1963, and has been a Porsche Technician since 1974, working at the dealership in Seattle, then an IMSA GT racing team from 1978-1984 (934, 935, 924 GTR, 962). Since then he has run his own Porsche-only repair shop in Bellevue, Washington. He has a degree from Harvey Mudd College in chemistry, and has been a member of the PCA National Tech Committee since 2005.


Preuninger, Andreas: Porsche AG
Topic: Cayman GT4 Clubsport



Smith, Peter: PCA Tech Committee
Topic: Tips on Purchasing a used Porsche
Peter has been a Porsche Certified Factory Tech for 35 years and is a Gold Meister Tech and High Voltage Expert. He is also factory trained on the 918 and Carrera GT. Peter has been on the PCA National Tech Committee since 1999.


All attendees must be pre-registered. There will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

Host Hotel:

Hyatt Place Ontario

4760 East Mills Circle

Ontario, CA  91764, USA

Phone: 800-492-8804 or 888-703-0313 or reserve online at www.HyattPlaceOntario.com

Porsche Rate $ 109.00 + 13% tax (incl. breakfast) Reservation code: #G-PCA5. Room block to be held until November 7th.




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