Spring Tour – Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY – 4/15/2017

BrintonCome join us on a drive to Big Horn, WY where we will take in some culture at the base of the Big Horn Mountains.

The Brinton Museum is located on the historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, Wyoming and features 19th, 20th and 21st century Western and American Indian Art in a setting that is art unto itself.

Helen Brinton established an institution in 1960 named after her brother Bradford. Her intent was to preserve the Quarter Circle Ă Ranch and the Brinton’s collection of fine art, furnishings, historic and Native American artifacts and make them accessible to the public. It was her desire that the institution be a source of education and enjoyment to all visitors.

Lunch will be at the Sanford’s Grub Pub & Brewery, 1 E. Alger St, Sheridan, WY 82801.

Date: April 15, 2017

Time: Meet at 8:30 AM so we can sign all the paperwork. We will leave at 9:00.

Meeting Location: Town Pump – Flying J, located just off I-90 at Exit 455 in Lockwood.

Admission: Free for children under 12, $8 Seniors. $10 Adults


Spring Tech Session — M.A.R.S. of Billings 3/18/2017

xpelIt’s spring, well almost, and it’s time to get your Porsche out of hibernation, detailed and ready for the road!

The Porsche Club of America Absaroka Region is hosting a Tech Session at our sponsors MARS of Billings, free of charge for all PORSCHE owners for both sports cars and SUVs. Come join us on March 18th from 10 am to 12 pm.

There will be a drawing for Porsche demos so be sure to drive your Porsche to possibly win.  The Region will be providing coffee and muffins.

Please RSVP to Stephanie Haider at snowgse@bresnan.net or call 406.672.4815.  This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about keeping your car beautiful your car and meet other PORSCHE owners.

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: MARS of Billings, 161 Moore Lane, Billings, MT 59101


Stephanie’s President Message – February 2017

Stephanie Beartooths

Happy Valentines Day;

I am so happy the bitter cold weather that had a grip on us for so long is finally over. Hopefully it will not return for the rest of the winter.

Well, our next big event is the Spuds Baked Potato Party. This is our 7th year and it has always had a great turnout and is a lot of fun. Dan and Jo have graciously invited us to their new home. The information was in the last newsletter, but in case you did not see it, here are the details. Saturday, February 25th from 6 to 9 pm at Dan and Jo’s house. Call me for directions. Please bring a topping for the potato or a dessert and a beverage of your choice. Dan and Jo are providing the standard toppings. Please RSVP to myself or Dan so they know how many potato’s to bake and chairs to set up. I hope to see you there.

There are still 5 rooms available at Chico for May 6th. Please make your reservations soon. This year we are in the main lodge with a private bath, and one room in the Fisherman’s Lodge, which is great for a family. Maybe the weather will be a little warmer. Would you like to have lunch at Chico or Gardiner. Please let me know your preference so I can make reservations.

I hope you can help me with a dilemma. I am trying to put together a trip to Jackson Hole and thru the Park, with Dan’s help, for September. It will be an overnight. Jackson Hole is way too expensive to stay, Idaho Falls is the next best bet. Rexburg has several hotel’s, but doesn’t have very good dining. Unless you like Mexican food. I would like to know if enough people are interested in the trip before I pursue this any further. It would be a beautiful drive that time of year. I was hoping we could meet up with the Yellowstone region folks for dinner. Dan has suggested some incredible stops along the way. Please let me know your thoughts.

We have a new member. Craig Frye is from Billings and drives a 2007 911 Turbo. We hope to meet you soon, Craig.  Also, thanks to Jere Walters for renewing your membership. He has been a member since 1972.

See you at Breakfast on February 11th.


Stephanie’s President’s Message – January 2017

Stephanie BeartoothsHappy New Year!

I hope everyone had a joyous Christmas and New Year.

Our Christmas party was outstanding! We had a great turnout with wonderful food and friends. The gift exchange got quite raucous at times. Several gifts were quite popular and were stolen multiple times. Thank you Jim and Francie for hosting a beautiful party.

Our 2017 Calendar of Events is included in this newsletter. Some things may be subject to change due to availability dates. I hope you will print out a copy and keep it handy so that you can make your plans accordingly. It is hard to try and plan a whole year of activities, and your input is always welcome. We try to plan at least one event that you might be interested in attending.

The most exciting event is coming in July. That is Porsche Parade in Spokane, WA which runs from July 9th through the 15th. Since the proximity of Parade is so close this year I hope we will have a large group of members attend.

January is a quiet month. We have our breakfast meeting on January 14th. I hope to see you there.




Stephanie’s President’s Message – August 2016

Stephanie BeartoothsAugust 1, 2016

Ah! Summer. I love it. I hope you are enjoying it also. It will be over way too soon.

I hope you are getting ready for the All Euro Car Show on August 20th  at Veterans Park. It is going to be bigger and better this year, but only with your help. Registration begins at 9:00am on August 20th.

The turnout for the Phillipsburg trip was small. Just Jim and Karen Grace and myself. But we had a great drive through the beautiful Pintler Scenic route. Phillipsburg is a quaint little town with a lot of mining history. Karen and I split a bag of rocks from the Montana Gem sapphire mine. We both found some sapphires at least one carat in size to make something.

We have two trips for September if you are interested. The Hay Bale Trail is Sunday, September 11th. If you are interested let me know and I will organize something. Even if we do not go as a group it is a fun day trip to Hobson and Windham.

I also have eight tickets reserved for the Tippet Rise outdoor Art in Fishtail. If I need to order more please let me know. We will leave from the usual Holiday Station on Gabel Rd at 9:30 am on Saturday the 17th. Our reservations are for 11:00 am. They serve lunch on the property or we can go on into Fishtail as they have a great little restaurant there.

We have several members that have renewed their membership. Thanks and hope to see you at one of our events.

Our next breakfast meeting at Grains of Montana in Billings is on August 13th.

I hope to see you soon.

Stephanie Haider


Tour of the Anaconda-Pintler Scenic Route, Saturday, July 16 & Sunday July 17

Philipsburg, Southwest Montana

Philipsburg, Southwest Montana

We are heading to Anaconda and drive the Anaconda – Pintler Scenic Route past Georgetown Lake and Phillipsburg. This is a short 65 mile drive starting in Anaconda and ending in Drummond. The route goes past beautiful Georgetown Lake and Phillipsburg. We will stop and spend time in Phillipsburg that afternoon. We can mine for sapphires, visit the Granite County Museum or the Granite Ghost Town.

We have block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Butte.  Their number is 406-782-2000 under the Absaroka Region Porsche Club.  These rooms will be held until July 8th, so make your reservation soon.  We are meeting at the usual place, the Holiday near Gable Rd at 8:00 am with an 8:30 departure.  We will stop in Whitehall for lunch.  Either picnic or there is a Subway and A&W right off the interstate.  If we want to be brave we can go over Pipestone Pass from there, or get back on the interstate on to the Pintlar Scenic route and Phillipsburg.  There we can check out the Granite County Museum, mine for sapphires at Gem Mountain and have a cold one at the Phillipsburg Brewery.  I have not selected a restaurant in Butte.  There are several good ones so we can decide once we get there.  Maybe you have a favorite place you could recommend.