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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

Santa Barbara got Some much-needed rain that filled reservoirs without too much ancillary damage. Gray skies and even rain do not prevent our members from turning out for club events, though. The Cars & Coffee in Santa Barbara, for example, was a wet one, but a few stalwarts still showed up, ready to talk about Porsches.

You can read the entire story elsewhere, but, boy, was our January 15 visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum to meet Magnus Walker and see some of his outlaw Porsches, and then to Bruce Meyer’s collection in Beverley Hills, one amazing day! Both gentlemen were great hosts with intriguing stories to tell. At the Petersen there was also a Shelby cars drive-in celebrating Carroll’s 100th birthday. Bruce Meyer had his first ever production Cobra there and told a few of us the importance of the CSX serial numbers in Cobra identification and value. Oh, if that was not enough, there were many Andy Warhol paintings of Mercedes Benz historic cars along with the cars themselves. Andy’s chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce was parked outside the exhibit. It was a day made in heaven for car guys and gals, rivaling our club visit with Bruce Canepa back in March 2022. Steve Geldman deserves a huge thank-you for pulling off this coup.

You will always find a full list of upcoming events in this magazine and at www.pcasb.org. Register early so you don’t miss out; events often have size limits.

June 2024 will mark the 60th anniversary of our club’s founding. This milestone is something that deserves to be celebrated. Please let me know if you have ideas for events or want to help with the planning. We are hoping for great participation from members and are still looking for someone to lead the planning effort.

I take more car mags than I can keep up with. Within our budget and other parameters, none is finer than Der Auspuff. The editor, writers, and photographers are all superb. Our social media chair Sal Reyes and webmaster Randy Fishwick also deserve thanks as they keep our audiences up to date about club activities. We welcome member involvement, so do let me know how you would like to be part of what makes the club great.

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


Contact Us

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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