The “fuel” for our Region is volunteers. We encourage you to consider volunteering to run an event or serving on the Board. For more information about serving on the Board, please contact Mike Hodson (firstname.lastname@example.org). We need you!
As we close 2019 and prepare to usher in 2020, we are also undergoing a change in the Board. My name is Barry Carson and I will be assuming the President's role. Rod Hersberger has graciously accepted the position of Vice President, Tom Sutphen Secretary, and returning Howard Rubenstein as Treasurer and Doreen Pankow as Activities Chair. I have been very impressed with how well run this Club is and all of us on the board will strive to maintain that standard in the coming year. Along with the election of officers, the revisions to the Club by-laws were also passed.
One of the things SBR does so well is social events and concours - and we will continue to do so. There has also been a lot of interest in adding some more motorsport-oriented events into our calendar and to this end a lot of discussions were had concerning this topic at the Zone 8 President's Meeting in November. It turns out that some of the other regions (Central Coast, Riverside, Grand Prix) have developed significant expertise in the running of motorsport-oriented events. Since SBR has lost (at least for the moment) it’s ability to host the popular autocross events, it makes sense to reach out to these other regions and tap their expertise. I know for my part that I am interested in participating - a track day sounds good to me. It may also attract new members which is another important aspect. There are also going to be some off-road activities in the upcoming year so all the Cayenne and Macan owners can get a feel for what their vehicles are capable off.
A little something for everyone, then. If you have ideas for events you’d like to see on the calendar, or better yet, lead one yourself, please let me know.
In closing let me reiterate that this club can’t do what it does without the help of volunteers. Come out to the breakfast meetings, get involved. Give some of your time, particularly if you are retired. You won’t be disappointed. Happy New Year to all.
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 8:00 a.m. The second meeting is held at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara and begins at 8:00 a.m. All Porsche owners are invited to attend. Other activities are held each month throughout the year.
Hard copies are also available through Membership Chairman Sue Kinsling at email@example.com. 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
Send eMail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region
P. O. Box 959, Camarillo, CA 93011