Dear Santa Barbara Region Members,
I know how much each of you look forward to receiving der Auspuff in the mail and flipping through the pages to look for photos of yourself and your cars and to read about club events. It takes a lot of time and effort (approximately 20 hours per month) to put together each issue and many regions have stopped their print newsletters because they could not find volunteers to edit them. Santa Barbara Region is very fortunate that, after an unsuccessful 6-month long search to find replacements for Mike Kurreck and Carl Bell, Nick Liakas has volunteered to become the Editor of der Auspuff. This is his first issue. A big Thank You from all of us to Nick!
If two months is too long for you to wait for the latest events, news and photos, then you can always go to our website at pcasb.org, our Facebook page at facebook.com/pcasbr, or our Flickr page at http://flickr.com/photos/pcasbr. Randy Fishwick has done a great job of improving our website and keeping it up to date and we have many others who contribute to our Facebook page and Flickr. Thank you all!
There are more than 2,000 non-profits in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Why is it that so far, I have only received four nominations for SBR Charity of the Year? If you have a charity to which you contribute your time and/or money and would like to nominate it, please email the name of the charity and why you think it should be selected to me by March 31st. Note: charities must be rated “good” or “exceptional” by CharityNavigator.com. The board will select the SBR Charity of the Year at its May board meeting.
In a month we will be hosting Treffen Santa Barbara. This PCA national event sold out within 2-1/2 hours! The Region’s preparations are now complete and we look forward to welcoming about 250 PCAers and 150 cars from around the US to our beautiful corner of the World from April 3rd–6th. Thank you to all of you who volunteered to help with Registration, Information, the Drives, and more.
The Porsche Club of America was founded in 1955 to meet the particular needs and interests of the owners of Porsche cars. Our general objectives are to promote the highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads; the enjoyment and sharing of other events as may be agreeable to the membership; the maintenance of the highest standards of operation and performance of the marque by sharing and exchanging technical and mechanical information; the establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships with the Porsche WORKS, Porsche dealers, and other service sources to the end that the marque shall prosper and continue to enjoy its unique leadership and position in sports car annals; the exchange of ideas and suggestions with other Porsche Clubs throughout the world and in such cooperation as may be desirable; the establishment of such mutually cooperative relationships with other Sports Car Clubs as may be desirable.
The Santa Barbara Region of Zone 8, Porsche Club of America covers Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. We are a region of more than 700 members plus over 500 affiliate members. We were chartered in June, 1964 and celebrated our 50th anniversary on July 19, 2014 in Santa Barbara.
This region exemplifies national PCA’s motto: "It's not just the cars, it's the people." Lasting friendships are the rule, not the exception within our club.
We meet for breakfast on the first Saturday of every month at Johnny Rockets and Panera Bread in the Camarillo Premium Outlets from 8–10 a.m., and on the second Saturday each month at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, from 8:30–10 a.m.
Our region offers competitive driving events such as autocrosses, driver education, and even a gimmick rally just for fun. We go on numerous exciting drives on back roads throughout Southern California and hold various social events including a chili cook-off, a progressive dinner and our holiday brunch. A highlight every year is SBR’s Concours d’Elegance where Porsches are judged in competition or just placed for display on beautiful grounds for all to enjoy. We also organize several extended weekend trips to places of interest such as Yosemite, Zion and Bryce National Parks. Most of all we offer friendly people driving great cars. We invite you to join us for some fun driving your Porsche with other car enthusiasts.
Membership in the Porsche Club of America is open to anyone 18 years or older who owns or has ordered a Porsche automobile produced by the factory. A limited, six month "Quest" membership is also available for those searching for a Porsche to purchase. Dues are $46 a year, $90 for two years or $132 for three years and includes the monthly PCA Porsche Panorama magazine and our local monthly newsletter, the Der Auspuff.
The Santa Barbara Region hosts two monthly breakfast meetings on the first and second Saturdays of each month. The first meeting is held at the Panara Bread and begins at 8:30 a.m. The second meeting is held at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara and begins at 9:00 a.m. All Porsche owners are invited to attend. Other activities are held each month throughout the year
To become a member of PCA, an application form must be completed and forwarded to the national office. Hard copies are available through Membership Chairman Sue Kinsling at email@example.com, or one can be completed on line at PCA's website
We hope that you will consider membership in the Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region. You won’t be disappointed.
Personalized SBR Name Badges are available to members by completing and mailing in the following form: PCASBR Name Badges