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In this space of the March/April issue of Der Auspuff, I wrote how much I enjoyed Panorama’s January 2021 issue on mid-century design and how Porsche styling complements that. Recently, I picked up Christophorus issue 398 and the feature story is about famous architect Lord Norman Foster. Foster, if you don’t know, redid the British Museum and the Reichstag, and designed the Millennium Bridge, Apple Park, and the Gherkin Tower, among many others. What’s the connection, you ask? He owns two vintage 356s that he says, “for me the 356s are works of art like futuristic sculptures.” What Porsche owner could disagree with that?
Twenty years ago or so, I had a chance to work on the programming and design for the library at CSU Channel Islands with one of the Foster partners. The design removed the center section of the old mental hospital and replaced it with a glass and steel structure that is light and airy. You might ask again, what is the connection? The founding CSUCI President, Handel Evans, went to school with Foster in Manchester, England. I doubt the fees even covered expenses for Foster’s team, but it is a nice connection anyway.
Speaking of design, you might have read that VW is moving its Bugatti brand to a joint venture of Croatian electric vehicle maker Rimac (55%) and Porsche (45%). Porsche already has a 24% ownership of Rimac. It appears the 1000+hp Bugatti gasoline engine will be replaced by an equally potent electric powerplant. The motors will be manufactured in Croatia, while the assembly will remain in Bugatti’s traditional home of Molsheim. Will Bugatti now be known as Le Pur Sang Electrique?
It was good to get back to Monterey Car Week again. Susan and I attended the Werks Reunion and the Concorso Italiano, and spent some time as well at Laguna Seca watching historic races.
At the PCA National Board of Directors’ meeting on August 2, I was elected to a three year term on the PCA Audit Committee. This four-member group reviews all PCA finances as necessary.
The Region is enjoying good attendance at all events. Our new member recognition drive and lunch on July 17 was particularly successful with nearly 80 participants, as you can read elsewhere in this issue. Please continue to consult the region’s website at pcasb.org, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to know the latest about club events.
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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 Cars And Coffee on the first Saturday of every month at Johnny Rockets and Panera Bread in the Camarillo Premium Outlets from 8–9:30 a.m., and on the second Saturday each month at Leadbetter Beach near Shoreline Beach Cafe in Santa Barbara, from 8:00–9:30 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 Cars and Coffee gatherings 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you will consider membership in the Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region. You won’t be disappointed!
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