Dave Osborne

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I Can’t Believe They Did That!

IT'S SEPTEMBER, so it’s time for a new “I can’t believe they did that” rant. I’ll tackle my main nemesis: electronics. Some brilliant engineer, in an unnamed European country, decided that pulling out...

Solo Drivers, This Track’s For You

I THOUGHT I WOULD START this month’s column with an important request. It’s unfortunate that our country has been plagued by this pandemic, but we play the cards we are dealt. It’s sad...

Look Ma, No HANS

HARDSHIPS OFTEN GENERATE INNOVATION. The need to sanitize the common objects that we touch can be done in many old-school ways, but some situations require special consideration. If you were a police officer,...

Light at the End of the Tunnel

I'M IN A GREAT MOOD THIS MORNING. I’m writing this article in the middle of May and for the first time in months there is light at the end of the tunnel. I...

Try Not to Panic

WHEN I WAS A KID, a long time ago, my mother used to do her ironing in the dining room of our home. I guess she found the big dining table convenient for...

Cayman and 944 Make Fantastic Track Companions

For a long time, Porsche models followed a similar progression through the years, until they were replaced by a later model. For example, the 944 was released, followed by the 944 S, followed...

Optimize Your Brakes

I DON'T USUALLY write technical articles because I’m not a mechanic or an engineer. Nor do I pretend to be one on the Interwebs, though many people do. I find some of the forums...

Get to Know Your Car

DRIVER EDUCATION IS NOT RACING. It’s an education in how to manage the handling characteristics of your Porsche, so that you can enjoy its performance near its limits. This means that many of...

Welcome to 2020

IT'S A NEW YEAR OUT THERE and that means that registration for part of the 2020 season is open. If you didn’t catch the notice on the website, you may have wondered why...

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Bring on the Smiles

ONE OF THE MOST unfortunate aspects of COVID-19 has been the physical, social and mental impacts on our most vulnerable friends and...

The Stuttgart-Munich Challenge

ON BEHALF OF of the PCA racers, I would like to thank the Trillium Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America...

2020 Driving Tours 2.0

“WILL THE NEXT EVENT GO AHEAD if there’s no vaccine?” asked a club member way back on March 7 during the Macan,...

I Can’t Believe They Did That!

IT'S SEPTEMBER, so it’s time for a new “I can’t believe they did that” rant. I’ll tackle my main nemesis: electronics. Some...

The PCA UCR Club Crest

TED MADISON'S ARTICLE on the Porsche crest got me thinking about the PCA UCR crest, its own history and significance. With assistance...