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    January 08, 2020

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    The “fuel” for our Region is volunteers. We encourage you to consider volunteering to run an event or serving on the Board. For more information about serving on the Board, please contact Mike Hodson ( We need you!

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    2020 March / April Der Auspuff

    President's Column

    Time is certainly flying — by the time you read this we will be approaching the end of the first quarter of the year.

    2020 is off to a good start with the addition of several new members over the last two months; a trend echoed by the National Club. SBR has already held several successful events this year, such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Escape Weekend at Rancho Mirage, the Valentine’s Day Drive, and the Singer Vehicle Design studio tour.

    Upcoming SBR and Zone 8 events include a Gimmick Rally, a track-day ground school, and a tour to Tehachapi. For those of you looking for a more motorsport-oriented event, the Riverside region is holding an autocross at Fontana on March 29 and Zone 8 is sponsoring the California Festival of Speed in Fontana on April 25 and 26.

    The Festival of Speed is a large and varied event with lots of on and off-track action. Putting on the Festival requires a lot of volunteers, so please give thought to stepping up and helping out. I attended in 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly visiting the more engineering-oriented vendors. Even if you don’t volunteer, the Festival is definitely worth attending, And, there’s always the exciting Angeles Crest and Angeles Forest highways to conquer on your way back.

    THE social event of the year will doubtless be the Porsche Parade in June at the La Quinta Resort in the town of the same name. This annual national gathering is a wonderful experience for any PCA member, there are events and activities for all mem- bers of the family, and this year it’s in our own backyard!

    Enjoy that Porsche; I look forward to seeing you at a monthly breakfast or an event!

    Barry Carson

    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 breakfast on the first Saturday of every month at Johnny Rockets and Panera Bread in the Camarillo Premium Outlets from 8–10 a.m., and on the second Saturday each month at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, from 8:30–10 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.

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      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.

      The Santa Barbara Region hosts two monthly breakfast meetings 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.

      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 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


    Contact Us

    • President: Rod Hersberger
    • Vice President: Open
    • Treasurer: Howard Rubenstein
    • Secretary: Tom Sutphen
    • Membership: Sue Kinsling
    • Activities Chair: Doreen Pankow
    • Goodie Store: John Barrison
    • Past President: Rem Laan

    Send eMail to:

    Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region
    P. O. Box 959, Camarillo, CA 93011


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