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SBR’s Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every odd-numbered month beginning at 6:30 p.m. At this time, the meetings are held online via Zoom. Member attendance and participation are encouraged.
Contact SBR president Rod Hersberger to receive the Zoom link for each meeting.
There are many reasons people want to live in California. The weather, the scenic beauty, the bountiful produce and meat and fish, the beaches, and so forth are among the attractions. For us Porsche owners, though, the car culture must rank near the top. From early hot rodders to supercars, Southern California has it all. Having just returned from my fourth Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca, where else are you going to see 1,000 Porsches gathered in one place. Furthermore, only at the Petersen are you going to see a changing display of cars celebrating Porsche’s 75th anniversary, a recognition of 30 years of Boxster production that drew 230 cars to a cruise-in in July, and a celebration in August of the 911’s 60th anniversary of its unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1963. Then there are the other public and private museums, the various car shows, and a host of Cars & Coffees to choose from, as well as Super Car Sunday. The car culture is indeed a major reason we live here.
Getting back to Rennsport, what a fabulous event it was again. Even rain on the Saturday did not keep the crowds from showing up. You can read an article on infield action in this issue and on the track in the January 2024 edition.
Our club has two events still this year. The first is a visit to the Nethercutt Museum on November 9 and then our annual holiday brunch at the Spanish Hills Country Club, Camarillo, on December 10. If you are interested in planning a future drive or event, contact Lionel Neff at email@example.com.
It has been a pleasure serving as your president these past four years. We weathered the pandemic and our membership and finances remain strong. We have a cohesive board that shares the workload. Our monthly events are the envy of most other clubs. Our Der Auspuff editor Dennis Power produces one of the finest magazines anywhere. It has been a good four years. I will still be around as past president.
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 800 members plus over 500 affiliate members. We were chartered in June, 1964 and will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in July 2024.
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.
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.
Hard copies are also available by contacting Membership Chairman Sue Kinsling. 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