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May 2023
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The President's Column

President Rod Hersberger

Did you know the Santa Barbara region will be 60 years old next year? The anniversary celebration will be held on July 20, 2024. It will begin at Porsche Santa Barbara, followed by a backroads drive and brunch at the beautiful Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. The 60th anniversary planning committee held its first meeting on April 1 to map out the assignments for a successful day. Past-president Nicolas Liakas is chair and leads the planning effort along with past presidents Doreen Pankow and Dave Stone.

In celebration of another important anniversary, I learned recently that PCNA has instructed all its dealers to celebrate Porsche’s 75th anniversary on June 10. When I am advised of our two dealers’ specific plans, I will email them to all members and have them posted on Facebook, Instagram, and the club’s website. Stay tuned.

And to stay connected beyond these two major celebrations, check our website https://sba.pca.org/ https://sba.pca.org/ for all upcoming driving events and how to register. Also, there is a Cars & Coffee open house at the Finish Line in Westlake Village on May 7; it’s a must see. Millions of dollars worth of very special cars are housed in the owners’ various car condos and most of these owners are on hand to share stories.

I regularly prowl around YouTube looking for interesting car videos. Magnus Walker has several and you can tour Bruce Meyer’s collection online, much like we did in person on January 15. I also discovered a video of Singer Vehicle Design’s new, much larger facility. If you have streaming services on your TV, you will want to watch there rather than on handhelds for the bigger picture.

Finally, try to attend one of our two Cars & Coffees in Camarillo and Santa Barbara to meet interesting people and enjoy the variety of Porsches in our region. Many of us have breakfast with fellow members at the nearby cafes as well. These gatherings are always friendly and rewarding.


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
  • Webmaster: Randall Fishwick

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