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PCA National Tech Tactics- Saturday, November 23


Saturday, November 23, 2013
Porsche Training Facility- Ontario, Ontario, CA

Registration closed November 20, 2013 11:59 PM on November 20, 2013 11:59 PM EST Registration ends November 20, 2013 11:59 PM on November 20, 2013 11:59 PM EST Registration opens October 22, 2013 11:00 AM on October 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Registration runs from October 22, 2013 11:00 AM to November 20, 2013 11:59 PM

Registration for Tech Tactics 2013- Saturday, November 23rd.

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.

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. 

This year’s event will include will feature presentations covering the new 991 Turbo and an exclusive preview of the soon to be introduced Macan. Owen Hayes from Porsche Motorsports will describe the new 991 GT America and Porsches involvement in the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. We are also featuring several PCA speakers including Tony Callas, Allan Caldwell and Chris Powell from our Tech Committee. Steve Calder form Michelin will update us on the new technologies emerging in the tire industry. Mobil 1 will be present to answer your oil questions. Griots Garage will be sharing detailing secrets. HPI Racing will be onsite displaying their latest radio control Porsche models. There will also be a peoples choice die-cast concours.  Porsche will have a parts store available for your convenience.

The event is limited to 125 entrants. The registration fee of $50 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. 


Event schedule: 



Tech Tactics 2013 Ontario Facility Speaker list:

Calder, Steve

Topic: 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

Topic: Porsche Fuel Injection

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

Topic: Many ways we abuse our Porsches

Tony began his career at his father's shop in Austin, Texas where he was introduced to Porsches and professional racing at an early age. His base automotive knowledge was acquired at Don's Bug Shop in Sealy, Texas by Don & Harold Carr. He then worked for a few Houston area dealerships and received factory training in Porsche, Audi, VW, and BMW before working at two predominate independent Porsche repair facilities in theSouthern California area being Edelweiss Porschaus, Adrian Gang and Redline Service, Pete Zimmerman.Tony currently owns and operates Callas Rennsport in Torrance, California. Callas Rennsport specializes in all aspects of Porsche, BMW & Mini repair. Maintenance & Restoration.

Professional Accomplishments

2004 – 2007: IMSA World Challenge Cup – Team Manager Burbank, CA

2001: Le Mans GT Winner & Mechanic of the Year Seikel Motorsport Germany

2000 – 2002 Team Clayton Cunningham – #1 Mechanic Willow Springs, CA

1998 – 2000: Team Reiser Callas Racing – Principle Rochester, NY


Hayes, Owen

Topic: 991 GT America & the new TUSC racing series

Owen Hayes is a new addition to Porsche Motorsport North America since July 2013 as Director of Operations, responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the organization in North America. However, Owen has been working with Porsche Motorsport in Germany since 1999.

Over the course of his career in Weissach, Owen has had several roles and has been involved in various projects including race/development engineer for the Porsche LMP2000 project, race engineer and team manager for the Porsche Junior team, race/development engineer for the Porsche RS Spyder project while being stationed as the resident Porsche technical representative with Penske Racing for 3 seasons, race/development engineer for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid program and most recently as race engineer for the Porsche LMP1 project.


Hood, Roger

Topic: What is new in synthetic oils

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.


Mathews, Jason

Topic: Detailing your Porsche

From Griots Garage, Jason will be sharing his knowledge on the latest techniques and proper methods to maintaining the interior and exterior of your Porsche


Murphy, Jack

Topic: 2014 911 Turbo & GT3

While Jack is a new addition to PCNA’s Technical training team, he has 31 years of experience as a Porsche technician. Most recently, Jack was with Beverly Hills Porsche for the past 22 years, and has a full careers worth of accomplishments, awards and achievements. Additionally Jack is currently Adjunct Faculty, Instructor at Pasadena City College, Automotive Technology, Engineering and Technology Division, a position he has held since 2007. For entertainment, Jack has moonlighted as a NASCAR race-day mechanic, tire specialist, over the wall tire changer and team electrician. Jack has worked with Bill Stroppe and Sons #38 Winston West/Cup series and ASE Ultra-Wheels Racing Craftsman Truck team, and Spears Mfg. Nascar Craftsman Truck team.


Powell, Chris

Topic: Tune your 911

Chris has been a Porsche enthusiast since he was 15 and now is a thirty-six year member of PCA. He has a BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College. He trained as a mechanic at the Seattle Porsche dealership for four years before serving as crew chief and engine builder for the Bayside Racing IMSA Team for seven years. He presently owns a shop in the Seattle area servicing Porsches for over twenty-five years.


Warnke, Trent

Topic: Panamera S E-Hybrid technical "Deep Dive"

Trent started his career as a co-op student at a tier 3 automotive supplier while studying engineering at Kettering University.  Upon graduation, Trent moved to Stuttgart, Germany to pursue his Masters in Automotive Engineering.  While in Germany he worked for Robert Bosch GmbH on automotive braking systems.  After two years in Germany, Trent moved back to Michigan to work for General Motors in the hybrid development department.  After two years working on hybrid systems, Trent became the lead engineer responsible for development and validation of the powertrain for the Chevrolet Volt.  His team developed/validated the Volt powertrain taking it from early prototype vehicles all the way to production.  Trent supported the Volt program after launch for almost a year before moving to lead the development of the second generation Chevrolet Volt.  Trent left GM and joined Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) in June of 2012 as the E-Mobility Project Manager.  He is responsible for preparing all departments within PCNA for future Porsche hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles.


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 $ 89-99.00 + tax (incl. breakfast) Reservation code: #G-PCA4




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