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    SBR Members Show Off Their Porsches

    Porsche Santa Barbara Region PCA Members tend to have a lot in common, especially their love of fast and fun sports cars and SUVs. We've gathered a selection of them for you to see here:
    Mid Engine Porsches
    1977 and Later Air Cooled 911's
    Early 911's and 912's
    Porsche 356's
    We invite all SBR members to submit photos of their Porsches and a short description to

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    Der Auspuff Online
    Jan / Feb 2020

    2020 March / April Der Auspuff

    President's Column

    What a challenging two months for us all personally and as Club. While we all wish for a return to normalcy, that may require a new definition.

    I unexpectedly became SBR President at the Board meeting on March 11. Since my wife Susan and I have been grounded from flying, I’ve had plenty of time to throw myself into the job. For the time being, all Board meetings that are the second Wednesday of odd numbered months will be held via Zoom.

    Although we had to cancel all activities in April and May, the Board and I have tried hard to stay connected to you, our members. We found a new vice president in Steve Doll and he and I have already been working together. The Club had a successful photo contest and had some interest in “driving” alternate vehicles in April. For lack of editorial content and accompanying phots, Der Auspuff is also on hold. PCA has cancelled its annual Parade, but the Werks Reunion during Monterey Car Week is still on the schedule at this time.

    To help others less fortunate in the Region, the Board approved a donation of $500 each to Food Share in Ventura and the Food Bank in Santa Barbara. Depending on finances, I hope we can look at additional worthy causes in a few months.

    Of course, the Club will follow State guidelines on meeting size and distancing, so the Board will evaluate month-to-month on resuming activities.

    Thank you for your support and please share ideas to remain connected.

    Rod Hersberger
    SBR President
    805 698 1659

    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.

      Click for breakfast meeting directions

      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: Steve Doll
    • 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


    SBR Photo of the Week

    Henry Williamson's 1970 911E
    By Henry Williamson

    PCA Members, send your entries to

    Henry Williamson's 1970 911E
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