PCA Santa Barbara Events

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Masks required outside of your vehicle for all events
  • April 17, Saturday - Malamut Auto Museum
    • Exclusive Santa Barbara Region Tour
    • Sold Out!
  • May 1, Saturday, Camarillo - SBR Cars & Coffee
    • Camarillo Premium Outlet Mall - 8:00 am to 9:30 am, in Front of Panera Bread
    • Breakfast Maps
  • May 5 - 9: PCA Treffen Scottsdale
  • May 8, Saturday, Santa Barbara - SBR Cars & Coffee
    • Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara - 8:00 to 9:30 am Near Shoreline Cafe
    • Breakfast Maps
  • May 15, Saturday - Gimmick Rally
    • Careful powers of observation and clever thinking could put you in the winners’ circle!
    • Meet at Porsche Santa Barbara at 8:30 a.m.
  • June 19, Saturday - Porsche Poker Run
    • Play your cards right for big winnings!
    • R.S.V.P. to Doreen Pankow by June 8, 2021
  • July 17, Saturday - New Member Recognition Day
    • Meet in Santa Barbara for a beautiful drive to the Trilogy Monarch Club near Nipomo
    • Porsche Drive, Lunch, and Gifts!
  • September 14-20 - The Majesty of America's Southwest
    • Visit and explore fabulous sites in the scenic southwest on a seven-day, six-night road trip
    • Contact Nicolas Liakas at nicolasliakas@gmail.com by August 15
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    Board Meeting Minutes

    January 2021
    Contact SBR President Rod Hersberger if you wish to attend the next SBR Board Meeting: rodhersberger@gmail.com

    The President's Column

    President Rod Hersberger

    From the SBR President

    I HAVE LONG BEEN A STUDENT OF MID-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. Panorama’s January issue showed up last week, I knew it was right down my street. To help set the mood, I shook a very dry and cold martini and began my exploration.

    Each Porsche model featured is paired with period architecture and design. F. A. “Butzi” Porsche’s 911 silhouette (p .68) is perhaps the most recognizable car in the world. The California modern house provides an appropriate backdrop.

    Fast forward nearly 50 years, the 900+ hp 918 hybrid supercar (p. 94) has more modern design features than I can take in. Back to the past (p. 116) we find a recreation of a Zagato-designed 356, 60 years in the making.

    The issue features several other models and designs throughout its pages. Whatever model we drive, we can find connections with these stories.

    I saw Frank Lloyd Wright’s showroom on Park Avenue (p. 4) before it was sadly demolished. It was a mini-Guggenheim. My wife and I also knew George and Millie Ablin (now deceased) and were fortunate to be invited to dinner at their Wright-designed home several years ago (p. 106).

    If you hunger for more, Christophorus #397 has a feature on the Porsche Design Centre in Weissach (p. 44)

    Our event planners have several interesting drives mapped out for the rest of the year. Even as we all get slowly vaccinated over the next several months, I expect we will continue to employ the recommended safety protocols the State requires.

    For current information on all SBR events, consult www.pcasb.org.

    Rod Hersberger
    805 698 1659

    About Us


      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.

      Santa Barbara Region

      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.

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      Check our Calendar for all of our exciting upcoming events.

    PCA Membership

      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.

      Join The Club!

      The easiest way to become a member of the Porsche Club of America is by completing an application online at PCA's website: JOIN NOW

      Hard copies are also available through Membership Chairman Sue Kinsling at sue_kin@hotmail.com. We hope that you will consider membership in the Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region. You won’t be disappointed!

      PCA SBR Name Badges

      Personalized SBR Name Badges are available to members by completing and mailing in the following form: PCASBR Name Badges


    Contact Us

    • President: Rod Hersberger
    • Vice President: Steve Doll
    • Treasurer: Howard Rubenstein
    • Secretary: Tom Sutphen
    • Membership: Sue Kinsling
    • Activities Chair: Doreen Pankow
    • Motorsports Chair: Glenn Crawford
    • Goodie Store: John Barrison
    • Past President: Rem Laan

    Send eMail to: pcasb_webmaster@outlook.com

    Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region
    P. O. Box 959, Camarillo, CA 93011


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