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  • August is Alternate Vehicle Month!
    • August is one of the club's two alternate vehicle months. If you have an interesting non-Porsche vehicle, please share it with fellow club members at one of our C&C's. Let's have a good turnout both days.

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Board Meeting Minutes

May 8, 2024
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 Steve Doll to receive the Zoom link for each meeting.

PCA SBR Bylaws

2020 Bylaws

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 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.

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 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!

PCA SBR Name Badges

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

The President's Column

President Steve Doll

We had some beautiful alternative cars at Cars & Coffees last April. In Camarillo, two yellow Ford GTs of different model years seemed to attract the most attention. Both are descendants of the original Ford GT40 race car developed to compete in the early 1960s at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Several fast looking Audis, a yellow 460 Ferrari, three Corvettes (my blue one among them), and a deep blue Bentley cabriolet were shown. In Santa Barbara, a striking blue BMW I8 and black Mercedes Benz SLS got a lot of attention. At both venues there were many other alternatives and, as usual, a lot of great looking Porsches.

I hope you have been able to join the club in some of the outings. The activities guru Lionel Neff and his committee are outdoing themselves this year. I was able to join in the Tour of Edwards Air Force Base last month. I had no idea! It was truly amazing!

You must join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the Santa Barbara Region’s 60th anniversary Gala on July 20 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beach- front Resort. The day begins with a continental breakfast at Porsche Santa Barbara and is followed by a drive over some of our favorite roads. Lunch and a special program follows at the Hilton. See the flyer on page 6 in this issue of Der Auspuff. Register soon at msreg.com/sbranniversary.

Don’t miss the opportunity as well to participate in the 60th Anniversary Raffle. First Prize is Fast Lane’s Traditional Travel Fall Treffen for two that includes Stuttgart and Porsche Factory and Museum tours.

Our energetic Vice President Lorraine Gray has hit the ground running with ladies lunches, for which there has been good turnout. You won’t want to miss the June Porsche Ladies event, a very casual patio luncheon at a private residence at 12:00 on June 7 ($20.00 each). Only 15 guests can be accommodated, so RSVP as soon as possible to doreenshinn@gmail. com before May 10. Please reach out to Lorraine with ideas or to help for upcoming lunches and ladies events.

Many of us like to get together at times other than the Cars & Coffees on the first Saturdays each month. Save the date for the 4th Saturday, May 25, as we finalize a Gals and Guys Gatherng for breakfast at Aloha Steakhouse by the Pier in Ventura. Yes, they serve breakfast and open up just for us!

Several of the club members are driving down for the Air|Water event at the Orange County Fairgrounds April 27. We have a good showing of 718 Boxsters (Art Shinn, Rod Hersberger, and Dennis Power) and Steve Geldman will have his 911 GTS on display. We hope to check out a couple of private collections on the drive down Friday the 26th.

Patrick Long started Lüftgekuhlt about nine years ago for just air-cooled Porsches. The event has grown and evolved to now include both air and water-cooled cars. (That change could have been suggested by Porsche since they don’t make air-cooled models any more.) Several of us went to Luft 9 on Mare Island in Vallejo last year: a stunning display of Porsches! Air|Water won’t disappoint either.

Thanks, as always, to the Board, the committees, and our members for making this a fantastic club. Come out and make some new friends.

Steve Doll

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