PCA Santa Barbara Events

  • 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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Anniversary Raffle Ticket Sale
Anniversary Raffle Registration ends soon for your chance to win a trip to Germany by entering the SBR 60th Anniversary Raffle msreg.com/60thraffle
There are now Panorama magazines going back to the First Issue!
New back issues each month, free for club members at www.pca.org/panorama
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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

June gloom arrived (actually, this year it was an extension of May gloom), but it seemed like April showers as I used the wipers while driving my Cayman up from Ventura to the Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee last Saturday. Fortunately, the rain stopped in Carpinteria and we ended up with a nice morning at Leadbetter Beach.

It’s hard to believe two months have gone by since our last magazine was published. It’s also hard to believe this is June of 2024! Again, special thanks to all who contribute articles and photos, but particularly to your Editor Dennis Power for another awesome edition.

I’ve missed many of the club events lately, but hope you were able to participate in some of them. Thanks to Lionel and the ever-busy Activities Committee. The four-day Tahoe Trip and the Pence Vineyards tour and drive were amazing and had rave reviews. Most events are limited, and all fill up fast, so look for events in this magazine, on our website, or the earliest is at a Cars and Coffee announcement.

Coming up we have:
• Our Club 60th anniversary Gala brunch and drive on July 20
• Raffle tickets, at only $100 with a limited number to be sold, are available now on Motorsport Reg
• The Aloha Steakhouse breakfast on June 22
• Mike Malamut’s car warehouse tour on July 27 (watch for an announcement)
• August’s Cars and Coffees, and remember these two are Alternative Car Days
• John Barrison’s appreciated management of the Goodie Store, he has new hats (blue, red, and black) and coffee mugs on the way.
• The white-trim jackets you may have seen at a Cars and Coffee will be available to order on Motorsport Reg probably through mid-June.

Vice President Lorraine Gray has been spearheading the ladies’ lunches and events. She is looking into a ladies drive, which should be fun. Let’s get more ladies involved whether it’s yourself, your better half (that’s right let her drive the Porsche), or a friend.

On a personal car note, a good friend found a clean ’97 911 S2 in ocean blue metallic. After he decided not to buy it, I sold my ’68 911L to make room in my garage. I didn’t know much about 993s because I think I was too busy raising kids during those years. I love the solid feel, the way it drives, and looking at those wide hips. So, while I miss my sort-of-rare early 911L, it’s fun to have one of the last air-cooled Porsches.

See you at an event!!!

Steve Doll

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SBR Ladies on a Drive
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