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January 2023
SBR’s Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every odd-numbered month beginning at 6:30 p.m. Contact SBR President Rod Hersberger if you wish to attend the next SBR Board Meeting: rodhersberger@gmail.com

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The President's Column

President Rod Hersberger

To borrow from John Lennon, Another year over, and a new one just begun . . . let’s hope it’s a good one without any fear.

I hope everyone had a great 2022 with the club and otherwise. All club events were well-attended. Organizers tried some new things with the Monterey Spring Fling, Two-door Twisties, High Sierra Passes, and Porsches and Planes at the Santa Paula Airport. After three-years of not happening, Robert and Lisa Watt and others put on a memorable Concours. Porsche of Santa Barbara was a generous sponsor. Our Holiday Brunch featured a book signing by club member Matt Stone. Congratulations to Woman of the Year Sue Kinsling and Man of the Year Robert Watt. There is more creativity in the works for this coming year.

Porsche Santa Barbara hosted a very well-attended Octoberfest at the dealership. We got to see many club members there. I was not able to attend, but Rusnak Porsche hosted our December 3 Cars & Coffee at its new facility in Westlake Village. Those who did attend were impressed.

Porsche and PCA have two big-time events in the Golden State later this year. Parade is coming to La Quinta in June and Rennsport Reunion to Laguna Seca in late September. I have heard corral parking for the various models is sold out and rooms are scarce and pricey, but Rennsport is a must-attend event. I have been to all previous ones at Laguna and it was well worth it. One way to participate is to volunteer to park cars. I have done that at all previous events and you get to meet some of the attendees.

The club is always looking for new volunteers at all levels to provide leadership and support. We welcome thoughts on social events and drives as well. Please contact me if you are interested or have ideas on any aspect of the club. Best wishes for 2023!

Rod Hersberger

About Us

    Objectives

    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 near Loru's Cafe 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 participates in 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.

    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.

    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

 

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Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region
  • President: Rod Hersberger
  • Vice President: Steve Doll
  • Treasurer: Howard Rubenstein
  • Secretary: Tom Sutphen
  • Membership: Sue Kinsling
  • Past President: Rem Laan
  • Activities: Lionel Neff and Art Shinn
  • Advertising: Bob Clarke
  • Archives: James Oldham
  • Concours: Tara Brundrett and Robert Watt
  • Dealer Relations: David Stone
  • Der Auspuff Editor: Dennis Power
  • Goodie Store Manager: John Barrison
  • Insurance: Randy Kinsling
  • Motorsports Chair: Glenn Crawford
  • Pubic Relations: Dick Lang
  • Safety: Joe Niederst
  • Social Media: Sal Reyes
  • Webmaster: Randall Fishwick

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IN MEMORIUM

Bob J. Roe 1934-2022

Bob Roe loved sports cars, especially MGs and Porsches. He did body-off restorations on an MGB-TD and a 914-6 Porsche. Bob enjoyed years competing in various Porsche track events and participating in the national club’s social activities throughout the U.S. and Canada. To travel in comfort visiting far flung race tracks, he and his wife Suzi Sheller took up RVing, and ended up visiting all 48 contiguous states and the Canadian provinces. He met Suzi in 1987 at a Porsche club event in Santa Barbara. A member of the Porsche Club of America for almost 40 years, he served in many capacities in the Santa Barbara Region, including president and newsletter editor.

Bob was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. He attended New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (now New Mexico State College) in Las Cruces, receiving a BS in Mechanical Engineering using the college’s co-op program, alternating school with work at White Sands Missile Range conducting rocket launches. After graduation, Bob moved to California where he worked for Douglas Aircraft, Rocketdyne, and Northrop, before settling in at ITT-Gilfillan, from which he retired in 1993. He specialized in radar designed for military and civilian applications using sophisticated proprietary CAD programs. He received several patents for his work.

Bob was 88 on November 7 when he passed away peacefully from the effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Suzi was by his side. At his request, there will be no formal service. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Association or your favorite charity.

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