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PCA National Tech Tactics- Sunday, Dec. 2



Sunday, December 2, 2012
Porsche Training Facility- Ontario, Ontario, CA

Registration closed December 1, 2012 11:59 PM on December 1, 2012 11:59 PM EST Registration ends December 1, 2012 11:59 PM on December 1, 2012 11:59 PM EST Registration opens November 5, 2012 12:00 PM on November 5, 2012 12:00 PM EST Registration runs from November 5, 2012 12:00 PM to December 1, 2012 11:59 PM

Registration for Tech Tactics 2012- Sunday, December 2nd (to register for Saturday, December 1st go to: http://pca.motorsportreg.com/ )

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 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 PCNA Field Specialists and members of the PCA Technical Committee as well as a special guest speaker. 

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. Also consider attending on Sunday instead.

Tech Tactics 2012 Ontario Facility Speaker list


Brown, Doug

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


Burke, Charlie

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


Burris, Bill

Bill Burris is an automotive sales and marketing executive with experience at Volkswagen of America, Porsche Cars North America, and Jaguar Cars Inc and most recently with  Toyota’s North American distributor.  Bill is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and serves on PCA’s National Technical Committee.

Topic: Boxster Engine Conversions


Butcher, Gary

Gary was a technical representative for Cessna Aircraft and managed the service facilities for ten years. In 1987, he joined Porsche Aviation Products and is an expert on PFM 3200 aircraft engine. In 2005 he became a Technical Instructor for Porsche Cars North America

Topic: 2013 Cayenne Diesel


Cherry, Andy

Andy has over thirty-five years in the automotive induxtry with twenty-five years with Porsche Cars North America. Andy has over twenty years as a Technical Training Instructor with PCNA and over thirty years as a credentialed Instructor in the states of California and Nevada.

Topic: 911 C4 Drive Train, 1989-2013


Hood, Roger

Currently celebrating his 30th anniversary with the company, Roger Hood has been one of ExxonMobil’s primary field testing engineers for more than a decade.  Based in Paulsboro, New Jersey at ExxonMobil’s research and testing facility, Hood began his career with ExxonMobil in 1981.

From 1981 to 1999, he was an integral part of various lubricant product developments, including Mobil 1.  As part of his work, he has led laboratory engine and drive train testing, used oil analysis and engine deposit evaluation and drive train gear, bearing and seal distress evaluation.  Beginning in 2009, he began trackside technical support of Mobil 1 Racing with race lubricant development, used oil analysis and various deposit and component distress evaluation.

From 1999 to 2009, he was an essential member of the Mobil 1 lubricant development group as a field test engineer with Mobil 1 proof of performance testing and laboratory support for Mobil 1 racing. Most recently, from 2009 to today, he’s led U.S. based motorsports engineering, providing Mobil 1 Racing field trackside technical support to ExxonMobil’s racing partners including NASCAR, American Le Mans (ALMS), Indy Racing League (IRL), grass roots racers country wide and various other engine builders.

Topic: Mobil One:  A History of Synthetic oils


Smith, Peter

Peter has been a Porsche Technician for over thirty years and a factory Master Tech for almost as long. Pete joined PCA in 1999 and became the Boxster expert on the Tech Committee. He is also an active driver in PCA DE and Club Race events and worked on an Indy Lights team, GTO Team and IMSA Firehawk Team with factory lightweight 944S2s. He is presently the PCA Tech Committee Chairman.

Topic: Buying a used Cayenne


Zwart, Jeff

Jeff Zwart is a critically acclaimed racing and automotive photographer, a venerable commercial film director, and a multiple winner and record holder of the fearsome Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. As one of a scant few civilians with clearance to fly photography missions for the U.S. Marines and Navy, he’s ridden shotgun on an F-18 Hornet while popping off glamour shots of the most aggressive military hardware in history. Mention his name amid the automotive, racing, photography, advertising or design world’s elite and some of these industries’ heaviest hitters go slack-jawed with awe.

Topic: The best of Jeff Zwart


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


Host Hotel:

Hyatt Place Ontario

4760 East Mills Circle

Ontario, CA91764, USA

Phone: 800. 492.8804 or 888. 703.0313 or reserve online at www.HyattPlaceOntario.com

Porsche Rate $ 89.00 + tax (incl. breakfast) Reservation code: #G-PSA1






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