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Member Profile: Mark Roethemeier

Spouse/Partner: Cheryl Roethemeier
Mark's email: mark@roethemeier.net
Cheryl's email: cheryl@roethemeier.net

PCA member since: 2009

Current Porsche(s): 
2015 Cayman GTS (Carmine Red/Luxor Beige)
1990 Carerra 4 (Silver/Black, 32,000+ Miles)



Why these cars?
My first car was a small mid-engined sports car and I have always enjoyed the sound and feel of having an engine up against my back. The Cayman S is nimble and balanced and begs to be driven on curved and twisting roads. And speaking of curves, I was drawn to the Cayman at first look with the curved and flowing lines of the body. The Cayman S also fit me very nicely sitting behind the wheel which is something not all cars do for me. The Cayman S still pushes all my sports car buttons!

Some of you may have noticed a silver 1990 Carrera 4 at D-Pat a few weeks ago. Well, I couldn’t resist and is now parked in my garage. It has a little over 32K on the clock and seems to have been well cared for. For those that know their 911s, you would already know that this is a “964” which has the 3.6 motor, later chassis and suspension, and all wheel drive. It still has much of the “vintage” look of the earlier cars. One thing this series car has is the “movable tail”. Once the car achieves a road going speed the tail automatically raises and then when you come to a stop it goes down again. That is kind of like my Cayman S, but it is much larger on this 964. Now, that is pretty cool, but is also a little like “waving” at law enforcement to say “Look…I’ve been speeding”. I’m not sure about how cool that would be! 


Profession:
Retired from Alcoa as a Project Analyst

Other interests:
Tutor math. I enjoy and prefer the middle school ages. It is where the more difficult concepts begin and the students are still young and impressionable.

Music. I play trumpet,cornet, flugelhorn in a variety of ensembles.
             Crossroads Big Band, Orchestra, and Praise Band
             Bend in the River Brass Band
             Red Bank ReUnion Civil War Band

Home Audio for listening to music. I've enjoyed listening to music since I was a teen. The more real is sounds at home, the more I enjoy it. I also have equipment for making live recordings. 

Cheryl and I travel when possible. A cruise boat is the good life for us but we also try to find a new destination to drive to every year.

Alfa Romeo. I've also an interest in Alfas and have a few. Alfas also have a great sporting tradition with an emphasis on engineering. I've spent a fair amount of time at home turning wrenches on these cars.
 





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