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PCA National Tech Tactics - Sunday, November 24

PCA National Tech Tactics - Sunday, November 24


Sunday, November 24, 2019
Porsche Training Center - Eastvale, Eastvale, CA

Registration closed November 16, 2019 11:59 PM on November 16, 2019 11:59 PM EST Registration ends November 16, 2019 11:59 PM on November 16, 2019 11:59 PM EST Registration opens October 18, 2019 3:00 PM on October 18, 2019 3:00 PM EDT Registration runs from October 18, 2019 3:00 PM to November 16, 2019 11:59 PM

Registration for Tech Tactics West 2019 - Sunday, November 24, 2019.

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 hosted at the PCNA Training facility in Eastvale, CA. Used to train Porsche technicians on the intricacies of new Porsches, this facility is perfect for this “hands on“ type of event. Tech Tactics West will be limited to 125 entrants per day. The day will consist of lectures by PCNA Specialists, members of the PCA Technical Committee, and special guest speakers. 

Rusnak Pasadena Porsche will have a parts store available for your convenience and Dr. Colorchip will be on hand for repair service.

The event is limited to 125 entrants. The registration fee of $75 includes continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary event t-shirt. Event check-in registration opens at 8:00 AM, opening introductions begin at 8:30 AM with the first speaker going on at 9:00 AM. The day's presentations will end by 6:00 PM.

When registering, please review 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 or try the other day.


Tech Tactics 2019 Eastvale Facility Speaker list:


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

Available for demo and application during event


Bonilla, Pedro: Pedro's Garage/PCA Tech Committee
Topic: A Little Puddle

Pedro is a member of the PCA Tech Committee focusing on the Boxster/Cayman. He has undergraduate studies in Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Post-Graduate Master’s Degree in Business Management. Founder and CEO of TechnoLab Solutions, remanufacturing firm under contract with OEMs. Founder and CEO of Technolab and the founder and CEO of PedrosGarage.com.

Racing Resume

National Karting Champion - 1973 & 1974 (Dom. Rep.)

National Enduro Champion - AMA Sanctioned, 250 & 500 cc 1981 & 1983 (Dom. Rep.)

Rally, Road Racing, Club Racing, DEs, AXs, Slalom, Gymkanas, Hare & Hound, Enduro, Motocross

2007 AX P14 (4) = Class Champion  - PCA Zone 12 Gold Coast Reg.

2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 AX P07 (4)  Class Champion - PCA Zone 12 Gold Coast Reg.


Calder, Steve: Michelin
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. Six years ago he hung up his driving shoes to become a Product Category Manager for Michelin high performance tires.


Callas, Tony: Callas Rennsport/PCA Tech Committee
Topic: $500 Oil Change

Tony is one of the members of the PCA Tech Committee. 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


Delrosario, Lee: 9Eleven Headlights
Topic: Headlight Product Demos

If you are a proud owner of a 1965-1994 Porsche 911, you are aware of one vital flaw, the ability to see at night. For 30 years, the headlight design of the 911 remained the same and unchanged. As engine size grew, performance increased as well, which made driving in the evening extremely dangerous. For years, some have tried to solve this but only a handful succeeded to properly combine modern optics without compromising the iconic look. However, achieving this required drastically modifying the fender and bucket of the 911. 9ELEVEN headlights is not one of these and offers the only “patented” solution that requires no modifications and can be installed or reversed back in less than 15 minutes if needed. These fixtures provide you with a retro modern style that drastically improves your driving experience day or night.


Kraemer, Lukas; Manager Complete Vehicle Product Line - Taycan

DiPietro, Mike: Porsche Cars North America - PCNA

Topic: Taycan Presentation


Lennon, Andrew: Porsche Cars North America - PCNA
Topic: 992 Presentation

Andrew started his career as an automotive technician while studying mechanical engineering before proceeding with technician training through the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program (PTAP). After graduating from the program in 2005, Andrew joined the Technical Support group of Porsche Cars North America. He has held various positions within PCNA over the past 13 years involving Technical Support, Regulatory Affairs, and E-Performance. In January 2015, Andrew completed Gold level certification in the Certified Porsche Technician program before accepting the role of Product Manager for Sports Cars at PCNA.


Matthews, Jason: Griot’s Garage
Topic: Griot’s Garage Car Care Products Demos

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!


Merz, Nathan: PCA

Topic: State of the Porsche Collector Car Market: Up, Down or Sideways

Nathan is a lifelong car fanatic and has been especially passionate about Porsche since acquiring his first 911 at age 16. Over the past 25 years he has owned nearly every iteration of Porsche imaginable and has a particular passion for the rear engine, air-cooled models. 10 years ago he combined his various interests and skills and founded Columbia Valley Luxury Cars with the vision of sharing his passion and expertise with other like-minded enthusiasts. He is a teacher at heart and views his job as helping his customers fully understand not just the car they might be buying but the Porsche culture, history and market. On a personal level, he is an avid collector of all original cars, parts and literature and enjoys Concours both locally and nationally. He is a presenter on the Topic of Buying/Selling, Valuation, Pre-Purchase Inspections and the Market to various regions within the PCA.


Navarro, Charles: LN Engineering
Topic: Fuels and Lubricants - Current and Future Trends

Charles is the founder of LN Engineering. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and is an active member in the PCA. LN Engineering is the Chicago Region PCA Autocross and one of the TRAC PCA Club racing event sponsors. LN Engineering is a leader in the Porsche aftermarket, known for their line of Nickies cylinders, and more recently, for co-developing the IMS Retrofit and IMS Solution. Charles is involved in numerous endeavors including RND Engines and Bilt Racing Service, just to name a few, all with an emphasis on supporting the Porsche community.


Powell, Chris: PCA Tech Committee
Topic: Buying/Selling Tips

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.


Speed Jr., Lake: Driven Oil
Topic: Oil Analysis

The son of former Karting World Champion and NASCAR driver Lake Speed, Lake Speed Jr. also has a history in both Karting and NASCAR. Lake Jr. began racing karts at 6 years old and has worked for NASCAR championship winning teams Melling Racing (Bill Elliott) and Joe Gibbs Racing (Tony Stewart). While working for Joe Gibbs Racing, Lake Jr. played a key role in the development and selection of lubricants for JGR as part of the team that started Joe Gibbs Driven racing oils. Over a 10 year period, Speed and the JGR engineering staff worked hand in hand with Lubrizol (the world's leading additive company) to develop cutting edge lubricants for JGR. Today, Lake Jr. is a member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and is one of less than 300 people who hold both Certified Lubrication Specialist and Oil Monitoring Analyst certifications. Relying on more than two decade of hands on experience, Speed is a frequent speaker at industry and university technical events and seminars. 


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


PCNA Eastvale Training Center

12567 Bellegrave Ave

Eastvale, CA 91752


Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express

2280 S Haven Ave

Ontario, CA


Porsche Rate $129.00 + tax (incl. breakfast) Reservation code:"Porsche Group".

Reservations are also available by clicking the link Porsche Club of America. Once you are on the Holiday Inn site, click Check Availability, enter your dates of stay, and the PCA rate will be automatically applied to your reservation.


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