The Cascade Region was chartered on October 15, 1961 and we are the 2nd oldest region in Oregon and the 50th oldest region in PCA.
Our region consists of the following counties: Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln and Linn. To serve all members we are divided into two chapters: the Central and Southern Chapters, with each arranging a variety of functions to service our members.
If you enjoy driving your Porsche with the company of some fun loving people, then join us at our next event to experience some of the best roads and scenery that Oregon has to offer.
(Images above from June 1972 Panorama magazine, courtesy of PCA National Archives.)
President — Arne Berglund
I’m a native Oregonian, grew up in Klamath Falls, and have lived in the Eugene-area since 1976. Married my wife Deanna in 1977, she has tolerated my car-craziness for over 40 years now. I’m a bit of a tech-geek, a casual home-brewer of dark beers, and a reasonable mechanic. After 20+ years working in tires and auto repair, I shifted careers to be a tri-platform Linux/Windows/Mac systems administrator for 17 years. Now retired, I like working on and restoring cars as recreation. I just sold my ’84 Carrera coupe, mostly stock and in very nice shape. It’s replacement is a ’72 911T coupe that is currently a bit of a project. I’m not a track-rat, but thoroughly enjoy back-road weekend cruises and the like.
Vice President — Greg Dino
On 2015, I moved to Oregon from California. I retired from a printed circuit board industry after 35 years, and have been married to my wife, Jacqueline for 34 years.
Since I was a teenager, I have been a Porsche enthusiast. My first Porsche was a 924 and I loved it. I started joining POC in 1995 and PCA in early 2000. Started doing slalom, time trials and finally Club Racing both with POC and PCA. For the past couple years, I’ve done Lucas Oil of Racing and Porsche Masters at BarberMotorsports. Goals for 2019 is to help our chapter grow.
Secretary — Rick Ohlson
My life with Porsche commenced as a teenager with my neighbor selling his Stingray and getting from Bozzani Porsche (now closed) a 1970 911E . The car’s German quality & engine exhaust note were music to my young ears, and the drives he offered were an experience that embedded in to me.
Today, I like arranging Porsche events for my fellow owners & drivers. I like our drives to wineries, parks, etc. I like talking about our cars with other owners. I go to dealers as I travel, to see what they have. Sadly, I admit one of my greatest errors, I drive very, very fast—proudly I might add.
Please don’t hesitate to talk Porsche with me. As Secretary, I may not record it all, but I promise I have good ear.
Treasurer — John Thompson
My love affair with Porsches started in the mid-80s with the Road and Track Porsche ads. I would rush to the school library to be the first one to get the new magazine and promptly remove the Porsche ad where it would become part of the wall paper plastering my walls. On November 25, 1988 I was fortunate enough to have my first car become the Porsche which I still own, a ‘66 912. I moved to Oregon from Nevada in 1990 to attend the University of Oregon. I’ve been a member of the Cascade region since around 2000 and have had various positions within the club during that time.
Membership Chairman — John Crisalli
I am the new Membership Chairman for the Cascade Region. I have been a member of the PCA since I bought my first Porsche in 1988. Over the years I have held several positions in the Cascade Region. I have been Vice-President, Chapter Rep, and newsletter editor.
Over the years, I’ve owned four Porsches: a 1972 911T Coupe, a 1981 911SC Targa, and a 1990 964 Targa. My current ride is a 1998 C2S Widebody Coupe. I enjoy every aspect of the Porsche. I enjoy the drive, the looks, and especially working on the car. As a former auto shop teacher, I really like helping others learn about how their car works and also helping them learn about how to work on their cars.
Central Chapter Representative — Gary Proefke
I’m passionate about just about anything with wheels and an engine, but especially about Porsches. I grew up with an eclectic mix of cars and have continued that pattern with the 35 or so cars I’ve owned. I bought my first Porsche (an ’85 911 Carrera which I still own) and joined PCA in 2009. I also have a Boxster and am on the hunt for that special 991.
My wife and I are relatively new to the Oregon Coast, having moved to paradise after a few too many years in Silicon Valley. Enjoy the drive!
Southern Chapter Representatives — Dave McGloon & Bill Kohn
Newsletter Editor — Joel Weyhe
I grew up in the Territory and State of Alaska and have been an Oregon resident for 10 years now. But it was in Alaska where I zeroed in on Porsche as being my must-have sports car.
I had always loved big American muscle cars but I never could bring myself to get one. The closest I came to it was my 1965 Shelby GT350. What a beast. In short order, after I sold that car (mid-seventies), I cashed in my retirement plan to buy my first 911, a ’72 911T. Although I only owned it a couple years, it made an enormous impression on me. The sound and feel of that 911T stuck with me for 25 years, and it finally drove me to buy one of the first new 997s, a car which I still consider too fast for me. Now, I’ve drifted back in time and I’m scooting around in another 1972 911T. And a 1988 Carrera Targa somehow ended up in my garage too. So, along with my ’62 Karmann Ghia, I’m operating three cars with engines in the rear and ignition keys on the left. Great stuff.
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