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March 13, 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.

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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!

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The President's Column

President Steve Doll

Cars, cars, cars —we were lucky to avoid the rain for our recent semi-monthly Saturday Cars & Coffees! They have all had very good attendance this year. Many new members have shown up to join the regulars. It would be great for members who have not attended lately to bring your beautiful Porsche and join the comradery. I hope to meet more of you this year.

Your new VP Lorraine Gray, who joined the club not long ago, is already working on a lunch for the ladies in the club. The first one will be on March 15 in Westlake Village on the Lake at Boccaccio’s Restaurant. The group is limited to 12. Please introduce yourself to Lorraine at a Saturday cars and coffee or club event. We would both like to see more ladies involved in our activities.

Did you read the recent Panorama magazine? They’re some interesting articles, such as one comparing a sepia brown new Targa vs the 70s Targa. The black wheels on the new one look pretty good but I’m not sure I’ve warmed up to the sepia brown color yet.

The article on the new electric Macan made me wonder why the auto industry in general invested so quick- ly to build EVs. The new EV Macan coming out soon certainly sounds like it will remain a fun car/suv to drive. Porsche sold over 30,500 of them in 2023, the biggest seller they have. Recent articles point to EV sales numbers dropping and last week the news mentioned EV sticker prices are dropping as well. Maybe more competition or were they overpriced to begin with? My range anxiety keeps me more comfortable driving a plug-in or regular hybrid, if not gasoline for now.

Our regular Activities Committee headed up by Lionel Neff and Art Shinn is anything but regular as you will learn if you go on one of our outings. Keep in mind by the time you read this some events may already be sold out. In the future, I plan to send out reminder emails before event registration goes live. Putting together group events is very time-consuming and complicated. Changes to an event arrangement for special requirements like food, timing, electric vehicles, etc. will be unlikely.

On March 18, our Santa Barbara Region and two other regions will work together for an HPDE (high-performance driver education) day at the Streets of Willow track. This is a super fun event and perfect for first-timers. Go experience what your Porsche will do with an experienced PCA member to instruct you!

A must-attend event is this year’s Air|Water on April 27 in Orange County. It is the evolution of Luftgekuhlt put on by Patrick Long (it means air-cooled, but don’t ask me to pronounce it!). It will include air-and water-cooled Porsches this year. Last year a few of us went to Luft 9 at Mare Island, an old Naval base in Northern California. Previous Lufts have been at large lumber yards, industrial complexes, the Port of Los Angeles, and Universal Studios back lots around the movie sets.

On a final note, there is a new, all-marque Malibu Cars & Coffee on the first Sunday of the month from 8-10 am starting March 3 at Gladstones. It is called Malibu Autobahn. Hopefully, it survives a while.

Thanks to all who contribute to make this club great.

Steve Doll

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