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Historical Issues 1
January 1974 -
December 1975

Der Rückspiegel - historical Issues, archived by Bill Bauman, MVR Historian

Historical Issues - 1974

Volume 3, No. 1 - January 1974
Article on impending gas shortage concern with gas rationing threat.

Volume 3, No. 2 - February 1974
Recap of the award winning 1973 year for our region. "Is the 914 a real Porsche" article. Listing of all types of activities using a Porsche, and questionnaire on members' preferences.

Volume 3, No. 3 - March 1974
Annual rotating awards presentation - tie for Activities award. Results of activities questionnaire.  

Volume 3, No. 4 - April 1974
Results of Ice Run. Swap meet recap. President's meeting at Midvo report. Brief History of the Porsche - Part I (1947 prototype), Part II (the 356 series. More on energy crisis with lowered speed limits. Report on Warbonnet Tech '74 in Tulsa, OK, attended by two MVR members, with photos (Chuck Stoddard, Peter Gregg, and Porsche 917 Can-Am).

Volume 3, No. 6 - June 1974
Brief History of the Porsche - Part III (356B). Interesting articles and photos of our tech session with Chuck Stoddard, with big-motor 914-6, held at Will Dennis Porsche-Audi on Secor Road.

Volume 3, No. 7 - July 1974
Brief History of the Porsche - Part IV (356C).

Volume 3, No. 8 - August 1974
Recap of Pocono Parade - MVR won every class they entered. MVR presented with Region of the year for 1973 at this Parade. Lowered speed limits a reality (interesting article by Dick Kruppa). Brief History of the Porsche - Part V (900 series).

Volume 3, No. 9 - Sep-Oct 1974
Full report on Pocono Parade, with Mark Donohue. Brief History of the Porsche - Part VI (914).

Volume 3, No. 10 - November 1974
End of the Can-Am Porsche era.

Volume 3, No. 11 - December 1974
Why everyone should attend speed events with driver's schools! by Lynn Mesnard.

Historical Issues - 1975

Volume 4, No. 1 - January 1975
Planning for our first hosting of Oktoberfest. Great photos of some MVR events.

Volume 4, No. 2 - February 1975
Annual Banquet report. Preview of the 1975 year. Interesting photos from Awards Banquet with humorous captions.

Volume 4, No. 3 - March 1975
Articles on how to make your car handle differently, tire care and characteristics.

Volume 4, No. 4 - April 1975
New I.R.A.C. (Intra-Regional Autocross Championship) series formed with three other regions. A woman's advice on women and racing. Report on the "20 Stages" winter Pro-Rally by two MVR participants.

Volume 4, No. 5 - May 1975
PCA member vs. Porsche Dealership relationship and the controversy of the combining of the VW and Porsche Service departments. Tech article on washer systems for both types of modern Porsches - 911 and 914.

Volume 4, No. 6 - August 1975
Reports on IRAC #2 hosted by Allegheny Region, with visits to Falling Waters (Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in Pennsylvania) and dinner at a game preserve. IRAC #3 report hosted by MVR, along with results.

Volume 4, No. 7 - September 1975
IRAC #4 report from a dog's viewpoint. Report on the 20th Parade in Seattle by MVR members. Mark Donohue dies after a crash at Austrian Grand Prix. PCA membership dues increased from $18 to $24. Details of upcoming Oktoberfest event, to be hosted for the first time by MVR.

Volume 4, No. 8 - October 1975
Full report on Oktoberfest '75, hosted by first-timers MVR, with results and letters of appreciation.

Volume 4, No. 9 - November 1975
Fun rally report. MVR Autocross Championship recap of the season with the exciting down-to-the-last-event battle among three members for the Championship win.

Volume 4, No. 10 - December 1975
End of the 1975 year wrap-up.

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