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I want to acknowledge Chet Yabitsu's passing on Easter Sunday.
In the May issue there was a story about the Certificate of Appreciation that Dave Stone arranged. He was able to present the certificate to Joan and Chet before Chet died
In May I had the great honor of presenting Joe Schneider with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This Porsche Meister is unique among our membership for his mechanical expertise and nearly 60 years of involvement with PCA. Congratulations Joe!
Several times in this space, I have taken inspiration from other magazines like Panorama, Christophus, or Excellence. The April issue of Panorama provided another opportunity with Matthew Katz’s sublime 718 RSK Spyder gracing the cover. These lithe, nimble cars attracted top talent and garnered many class wins until Porsche entered the LMP world with the mighty 917. I suppose this is heresy among the rear engine, air cooled only purists, but the only three Porsches I have owned were mid-engine. The heritage and lineage of my previous Cayman S and my current 718 GTS Boxster are clear from Katz’s beauty. Many of us will recognize the photo stops as being from the northern region of Malibu on the PCH.
PCA member Rick Principe once again graciously invited SBR members to a Cars & Coffee at his car condos in Westlake Village. Quite a few of us attended. This is a big boy event with 918s, Carrera GTs, GT2 RSs and all manner of recent and vintage high performance Porsches. Of course, there was the odd McLaren, several Lambos and even a La Ferrari. My favorite, though, was the most beautiful green-over-green 300 SL. Oh, and on the way home on 101 north we saw an ultra-rare Koenigsegg Agera RS Phoenix. Evidently this one-off car is looking for a new garage.
Speaking of mid-engine Porsche race cars, Rennsport VII will be back on the west coast in 2023 and it will be at Laguna Seca so many of us can enjoy it. What other venue can attract 1,000 Porsches? September 28 to October 1 are the dates.
The club has a good slate of events the second half of this year. Please attend one and make new friends. Happy Motoring!!
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.
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.
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.
Hard copies are also available through Membership Chairman Sue Kinsling at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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