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PCA National Tech Tactics- Sunday, March 1



Sunday, March 1, 2015
Porsche Training Facility , Easton, PA

Registration closed February 16, 2015 11:59 PM on February 16, 2015 11:59 PM EST Registration ends February 16, 2015 11:59 PM on February 16, 2015 11:59 PM EST Registration opens January 28, 2015 12:00 PM on January 28, 2015 12:00 PM EST Registration runs from January 28, 2015 12:00 PM to February 16, 2015 11:59 PM


Tech Tactics 2015

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 information directly from the source. From how to balance Weber carburetors for your 1970 Porsche 911S to understanding how your Cayenne Diesel 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 2015 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 is limited to 125 entrants. If the event is over subscribed we plan to hold an identical event on February 28th. 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.

Back for a third year: Tech Tactics Diecast Model Concours! This will be a people choice event with the winner receiving a special prize. So dust off your favorite die-cast model (any scale), polish up the wheels and bring it to the event for display. Please only one model per entrant.

View schedule here: http://web.pca.org/includes/docs/TT2015Schedule4.0d.xlsx

Speaker List for Tech Tactics East 2015


Calder, Steve (Michelin Tire)

Topic: Michelin Tire Technology

Steve received a mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech 1996. After graduation he joined Michelin and spent four years as an industrial engineer at a tire plant. Then 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.


Dong, Derrick (PFC Brakes)

Topic: Racing Brake Technology

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.


Gould, Ken (Porsche Cars North America)

Topic #1: Porsche 918 Spyder Introduction 
Topic #2: Porsche Engineering Innovations & New Technologies

Ken Gould serves as e-Mobility Technical Systems Engineer for Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and has primary technical responsibility for the hybrid electric vehicles sold in North America including the 918 Spyder.  He is a graduate of Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, IN with a BS EET and is listed as co-inventor on 6 patents. From 1981 to 1991 Ken served various engineering roles with Magnavox Government & Industrial Systems (now Raytheon) in the development and manufacturing of specialized RF and fiber optic defense systems. In 1992 he made the leap to the automotive industry and joined Ford where he worked primarily in Europe as System Integration Engineer and Launch Support Engineer on European Ford and Jaguar vehicle programs. Upon his return to the US in 2000, Ken began work with the Ford spin-off, Visteon. In 2002 Ken joined PCNA in Atlanta where he served as Aftersales Support Engineer and later Lab Engineer prior to his current responsibilities. 


Miliano, Don (PCA)

Topic: The Secret of Good Automobile Photography?

Dom started photographing cars in 1972 when he attended his first sports car race at Lime Rock Park. After joining PCA in 1976, he became a regular contributor to NNJR's PorscheForus newsletter, serving as region photographer for several years. In 1987, he became a regular contributor to Excellence Magazine, writing and illustrating his work with his own photographs. Over the years, his work has appeared in Auto Week, Bimmer Magazine, Corvette Magazine, Forza Magazine, Porsche Panorama, Robb Report, Ferrari Market Letter, Cavallino, Prancing Horse Magazine, HudsonMod, MMR Community Newsletter and several automotive books. 


Newton, Jim (Automobile Associates)

Topic: Newton Surprise

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 much 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.


Paterek, John (Paterek Brothers)

Topic: Back to the Future

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-two 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.


Truffner, Florian (Porsche AG)

Topic: Porsche Clasic Motor Oil

Florian Truffner is working as a Specialist for Sales Support in the classic department for Porsche AG.  Through his studies at the ESB Business School in Reutlingen he had first contact and experience with the Porsche classic department in 2006. After he finished his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the ESB Reutlingen he started to work as the USA Market Manager for Techart Automobildesign GmbH. After one year he moved to the USA for Techart and became their Sales & Marketing Manager in the German Tuning Cooperation. In 2013 he was a founding member of the charitable organization Givebags. Eight years later he returned to Germany to join Porsche’s classic department again where, amongst others, he is responsible for the development and coordination of international sales promotions as well as the representation of the Porsche Classic business unit at the importer and subsidiary level.


Wilmoth, RJ (PCA)

Topic: 60 Years of  PCA, the early years

I have been interested in Porsche history since I bought my first one in 1971, a used 912. That was quickly joined by a used 914. I joined PCA in 1972 and have been an active member of Longhorn Region for 43 years. I’m retired from the U.S. Air Force, and a major US airline. The PCA historical displays at the club’s 50th anniversary got me interested in the club’s history not just the cars. I was honored to be appointed to the position of PCA Historian/Archivist in 2011.  I am an avid model builder and collector.


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


170 Commerce Lane

Easton, PA 18045

***Key in the following address if you are using a navigation system:***

1 McFadden

Easton, PA


Should you have any questions please contact:

Pete Tremper

609-221-3854 or tremper9146@aol.com


Host Hotel:

Towne Place Suites by Marriott

3800 Easton Nazareth Highway ( Rt 248)

Easton, PA 18045


Porsche Rate...$99/night plus tax (Group code: PTG)


Additional Hotels:

Hampton Inn

3723 Easton Nazareth Highway (Rt 248)

Easton, PA 18045


Porsche Rate...$94/night plus tax (Group code: Porsche Club of America)


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