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The President's Column

President Rod Hersberger

Porsche Design is a frequent depositor to my email inbox.

Naturally, then, I took interest in Christophorus 403 (page 39) recounting the 50th anniversary of the founding of Porsche Design by brothers Butzi and Peter. As well as describing the discipline that drives Porsche Design, there are pictures and stories of various Porsche Design objects on the pages following. Skip to page 58 for the story and pictures of a 911 Targa 4 GTS 50 Years Of Porsche Design Edition. It is a black beauty compared with a 1972 Targa. I expect these cars will only go to favored customers.

Porsche Heritage (Panorama June 2022, page 58) is also building a limited edition of 1,250 911 Sport Classics as an homage to the 2.7 Carrera RS, complete with duck tail. Power is from the 992 Turbo at 543 hp and only a seven-speed manual. Serious collectors are going to be busy fighting over these two!

The club always has great driving events. The July Two-Door Twisties drive organized by Angel Martinez, however, offered a more spirited, challenging, and technical riff on the group driving experience. Several times on this 250-plus miles of long straights, tight curves, and roller coaster roads I was reminded of Sir Sterling Moss’ maxim: “Slow In, Fast Out.” It was that kind of drive. We hope to feature more of these because there seems to be already an enthusiastic audience for them.

Coming up this autumn are a High Sierra tour, a very special visit to the Santa Paula Airport to view vintage planes, the detail clinic and concours, a wine country tour, and the always popular holiday brunch. Be sure to see the Upcoming Events in the magazine and on the club’s website. And, if anyone has an idea for a drive of any kind, contact activities co-chairs Art Shinn (artshinn@gmail. com) or Lionel Neff (zuma13@msn.com). It might be time for another SUV-only excursion.

The club’s membership and finances are in great shape. Thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy and drive safely.

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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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
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