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The President's Column

President Rod Hersberger

Reading Matt Stone's review of his visit to the Porsche Museum last month brought back memories of our visit to Zuffenhausen in 2018. This was Porsche’s 70th anniversary year, as well as my own. We started the day with an easy, straightforward train ride from the Stuttgart Bahnhoff to a stop right at the Porsche Center.

Before visiting the Museum, we took our pre-arranged tour of the factory. After the cars are painted and so forth, they go to the assembly line where everything is installed and fitted. Every part is pre-mated to an exact car and delivered to the line by robots: no rummaging around a parts bin for the odd bit! After the assembly line, we saw where the engines are assembled and where the interiors are made. All the beautiful leathers made me want to spec some new furniture. I asked our tour leader if the average employee could afford a Porsche and he said "yes." I don’t need to rehash Matt’s coverage of the Museum. As fellow Porsche owners, I hope you have a chance to visit.

Not surprisingly, there is another museum in Stuttgart that glorifies The Silver Star. Much like the Guggenheim in New York, the Mercedes Museum is circular, starting at the top. Beginning with a replica of Karl Benz’s first car, you follow the development of not only the brand but broader German engineering and design through the years.

On a visit to Italy the following year, we made the pilgrimage to Modena. There are two museums here. The one in Maranello near the factory has more of a focus on Ferrari race cars. The Museo Enzo is at the site of the original Scuderia and features road cars.

One last stop for cars on this trip took us to the Alfa Romeo Museum outside Milan. This one is not easy to get to, but worth the effort. It is very modern, almost futuristic, in its approach to presenting the Alfa history. As you likely know, Signore Ferrari ran the Alfa racing program for many years prior to launching his own brand.

As another year winds down, I thank you for supporting the club and its leadership. In addition to this beautiful magazine, we try to bring you a variety of events that offer plenty of opportunity for participation.

Rod Hersberger

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 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!

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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
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  • Insurance: Randy Kinsling
  • Motorsports Chair: Glenn Crawford
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