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PCA National Tech Tactics- Sunday, March 6


Sunday, March 6, 2016
Porsche Training Facility , Easton, PA

Registration closed March 1, 2016 11:59 PM on March 1, 2016 11:59 PM EST Registration ends March 1, 2016 11:59 PM on March 1, 2016 11:59 PM EST Registration opens January 29, 2016 12:00 PM on January 29, 2016 12:00 PM EST Registration runs from January 29, 2016 12:00 PM to March 1, 2016 11:59 PM

Tech Tactics 2016

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 911 S 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 Hartford, 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 2016 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 each day of the event. The day will consist of lectures by PCNA Field Specialists, PAG Project Managers, members of the PCA Technical Committee, and representatives from other companies such as Michelin and Brad Penn Lubricants.

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 Saturday instead.

Back for a fourth 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:

Speaker List for Tech Tactics East 2016


Byron, Rick (Brad Penn Lubricants)

Topic: Oil Technology and Your Flat Tappet Cam

Rick is the Regional Manager for PennGrade-1 Motor Oil, which covers New York, New England, Quebec and Ontario Canada. Rick has 25 years plus in the oil/lubrication  business. He has worked for Brad Penn Lubricants since 2000. Prior to joining Brad Penn he worked for Quaker State Oil Co. from 1991. He makes his home in Albany NY.


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. Four years ago he hung up his driving shoes to become a Product Category Manager for Michelin high performance tires.


TBD (Porsche Cars North America - PCNA)

Topic: Porsche 991 Generation 2 Detailed Presentation
Topic: Porsche Connected Car (PCM 4.0)



Melvin, Bucky (Porsche Cars North America – PCNA)

Topic: Porsche Classic Parts & OPD Classic Center

Bucky began his automotive career with in the aftermarket retail where he held various management and support positions before making the move to his first Porsche dealer in Cary, NC in 2001 and then on to South Florida in 2003.  In May of last year, Bucky moved to Atlanta, GA to focus on Porsche Classic with Porsche Cars North America.

He is currently serving as Classic Product Manager at Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) where he is responsible for all PCNA activities relating to business development, marketing and the product offerings for Porsche's classic vehicles.


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: Barn Find 101 - What to be Careful of

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.


Shafer, Ray (Porsche Cars North America)

Topic: Porsche Classic Parts & OPD Classic Center



Topic: Cayman GT4 Clubsport


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:

Steve Hoffman

321-652-4654 or Techchair@pca.org


Host Hotel:

Towne Place Suites by Marriott

3800 Easton Nazareth Highway ( Rt 248)

Easton, PA 18045


Porsche Rate...$102/night plus tax (Group code: PCA)


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