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IT’S BEEN ABOUT SIX MONTHS SINCE THE PANDEMIC WAS DECLARED.
I hope everyone has gotten vaccinated and returning to somewhat normal activities. After getting our jabs, my wife and I finally felt comfortable flying to our second home in Virginia Beach and seeing grandchildren in Northern Virginia. If travel is one of your passions, I hope some favorite destinations are reopening safely for you to visit.
The club resumed events in February and there has been a good turnout at our twice-monthly Cars & Coffee. If you are new, or have not been active for a while, C&Cs are a friendly and relaxed way to connect with fellow Porsche enthusiasts. April was one of the Club’s “alternate vehicle” months at C&C and there was a nice turnout of nonPorsche cars. We had a successful drive in February to the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard and King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. In March, we ventured to the Central Valley and into the Kern River Valley. (See stories about both trips elsewhere in this issue.) In March, I emailed everyone our list of events for the remainder of 2021. Make frequent visits to pcasb.org to know when to register. Most events have limits, so sign up early. The club will continue to follow State and PCA guidelines for staying healthy.
After our March C&C in Camarillo, our friend Bob Clarke graciously showed four of us his Highway Garage in Ventura that was featured in the March/April issue of Der Auspuff. Bob has some very interesting memorabilia from bygone eras of motoring, as well as a Targa restoration project underway.
I am told Porsche is still making sports cars, although you would wonder when dealer inventories are largely sedans and SUVs. Basically, customers have to order all 911s, but there may be some inventory of 718s. Apparently, 911s are selling very well and dealer allocations remain scarce.
The Board and I wish to thank you for your continuing commitment to the club during the pandemic. Although there is light ahead, the end of the threat may be some months off. Stay safe and enjoy spirited driving in your Porsche.
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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 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.
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.
Hard copies are also available through Membership Chairman Sue Kinsling at email@example.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
P. O. Box 959, Camarillo, CA 93011