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FE ATURES 12 Road Trip Adventure Life Before Covid by Nicolas Liakas 14 Bob’s Highway Garage By Bob Clarke and Gary Krueger 18 New Year’s Day Drive Celebrating a Special Friend By Rick Ditri

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Bob’s Highway Garage Photo by Gary Krueger

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20 Porsche Resolution An Introduction to Autocross By Glenn Crawford

DEPARTMENTS 2 3 4 5 7 28 29 31 31 31 32 32 33

SBR Board and Appointees SBR Events Calendar and Breakfast Maps President’s Column From the Editor’s Desk Cars & Coffee Membership Report In Memoriam PCA Zone 8 Officers Down The Road PCA Regiona AX and DE Classified Ads Advertiser Directory The Last Word

FUTURE DRIVING EVENTS 8 9 9 22 23

Malamut Museum Tour and Drive Wild and Scenic Kern River Porsche Poker Run Gimmick Rally Ocean Palms to Mountain Pines

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#14 Gary Kueger #12 Nicolas Liakas #18 Randall Fishwick

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President ROD HERSBERGER rodhersberger@gmail.com (805) 698-1659 Vice President and Activities Chair STEVE DOLL sdollres@outlook.com (805) 701-5511

Treasurer HOWARD RUBENSTEIN hrrca1@gmail.com (818) 340-3366

Secretary TOM SUTPHEN twsutphen@gmail.com (805) 680-4930

Editor DENNIS POWER editor.derauspuff@gmail.com (805) 963-2900

Membership SUE KINSLING Sue_Kin@hotmail.com (805) 386-8112

Goodie Store JOHN BARRISON JohnBarrison@gmail.com (805) 797-4191 cell (805) 684-3465 voicemail Past President REM LAAN remmert.laan@gmail.com (317) 294-4884

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PCA SANTA BARBARA REGION’S AWARD-WINNING BIMONTHLY MAGAZINE

Advertising BOB CLARKE bobshighwaygarage@gmail.com

Editor DENNIS POWER editor.derauspuff@gmail.com

Archives JAMES OLDHAM OldhamJames@msn.com

Advertising Director BOB CLARKE bobshighwaygarage@gmail.com

Concours TARA BRUNDRETT tarabrundrett@gmail.com ROBERT & LISA WATT robert@wattrealestategroup.com

Contributors GLENN CRAWFORD RICK DITRI STEVE DOLL RANDALL FISHWICK STEVE GELDMAN ROD HERSBERGER SUE KINSLING GARY KRUEGER NICOLAS LIAKAS DOREEN PANKOW

Dealer Relations DAVID STONE drs993@verizon.net Distribution CHET & JOAN YABITSU yabitsu@charter.net Insurance RANDY KINSLING randkin1@gmail.com Motorsports GLENN CRAWFORD 1gunk@sbcglobal.net

Printing MICHAEL DUNWELL SIR SPEEDY PRINTING 1161 Calle Suerte, Suite E Camarillo, CA 93012 (805) 484-7999

Public Relations DICK LANGE LRLange@pacbell.net Safety JOE NIEDERST JoesAlfa@pacbell.net Social Media ROBERT WATT robert@wattrealestategroup.com Webmaster RANDY FISHWICK OurBoxster@outlook.com

On The Web Website www.pcasb.org Facebook www.facebook.com/PCASBR Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/pcasbr Der Auspuff Online www.issuu.com/pcasbr

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SANTA BARBARA REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Yearly Advertising Rates (6 issues)

Full Page (8.5 x 11 inches) $935.00 Half Page (8.5 x 5.5 inches) $467.00 Quarter Page (3.5 x 4.75 inches) $313.00 Business Card (3.5 x 2 inches) $165.00 Deadline for submission of ad copy is the 1st of the month preceding the month of publication. Graphic assistance is available at no charge.

Please support our advertisers: We welcome commercial ads in Der Auspuff. They help support our club, and we encourage you to make your first call to those who help us enjoy our great hobby. Let them know you saw their ad in Der Auspuff. We also encourage you to promote your own business by becoming an advertiser yourself. For information, please contact: Bob Clarke. (805) 200-6596 or bobshighwaygarage@gmail.com Der Auspuff, which translates as “the exhaust,” is the official publication of the Santa Barbara Region, Porsche Club of America. Chartered regions of PCA are granted permission to reprint any material herein provided full credit is given to the author and Der Auspuff (with the exception of copyrighted material). Any statement appearing in Der Auspuff is that of the author, and does not constitute an opinion of the Porsche Club of America, the Santa Barbara Region, its Board or Appointees, the Der Auspuff Editors, or its Staff. The Editorial Staff reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication. Deadline for submittal of material to be considered for Der Auspuff is the 1sth of the month preceding the month of publication.


SBR EVENTS CALENDAR

Upcoming Events

Cars & Coffee Locations

C AR S & CO FFE E Masks and social distancing are still necessary. Location maps on the right.

Camarillo First Saturday of the Month 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Parking at Camarillo Outlets near Panera Bread 740 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo

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DR IVI NG AN D SO CIAL E VE NTS Scenic Kern River Valley Drive Saturday, March 20. See page 9 Malamut Automotive Museum Tour Saturday, April 17. See page 8

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Porsche Poker Run Saturday, June 19. See page 9

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THE PRESIDENT’S COLUMN ROD HERSBERGER I HAVE LONG BEEN A STUDENT OF MID-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. When Panorama’s January issue showed up last week, I knew it was right down my street. To help set the mood, I shook a very dry and cold martini and began my exploration. Each Porsche model featured is paired with period architecture and design. F. A. “Butzi” Porsche’s 911 silhouette (p .68) is perhaps the most recognizable car in the world. The California modern house provides an appropriate backdrop. Fast forward nearly 50 years, the 900+ hp 918 hybrid supercar (p. 94) has more modern design features than I can take in. Back to the past (p. 116) we find a recreation of a Zagato-designed 356, 60 years in the making. The issue features several other models and designs throughout its pages. Whatever model we drive, we can

find connections with these stories. I saw Frank Lloyd Wright’s showroom on Park Avenue (p. 4) before it was sadly demolished. It was a mini-Guggenheim. My wife and I also knew George and Millie Ablin (now deceased) and were fortunate to be invited to dinner at their Wright-designed home several years ago (p. 106). If you hunger for more, Christophorus #397 has a feature on the Porsche Design Centre in Weissach (p. 44) Our event planners have several interesting drives mapped out for the rest of the year. Even as we all get slowly vaccinated over the next several months, I expect we will continue to employ the recommended safety protocols the State requires. For current information on all SBR events, consult www.pcasb.org.

Board of Directors Meetings SBR’s Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every odd-numbered month at 6:30 p.m. At this time the meetings are held online via Zoom. Member attendance and participation are encouraged.

Going to Treffen Scottsdale?

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If you plan on attending PCA events outside the region, please consider taking photos and writing up your adventure for a feature story in our awardwinning magazine Der Auspuff. It would be especially good to have an article on Treffen Scottsdale, May 5-9, 2021. Let editor Dennis Power know if you are so inclined so he can set aside some pages in an upcoming issue. Treffen information here: https://treffen.pca.org

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK DENNIS POWER 2023. Having owned both a Boxster and a Cayman, I can say that is an exciting development as well. It will be the first Porsche to use the Sportscar Platform Electric (SPE): rear-wheel drive for the less expensive version and a motor added up front for the premium variant. What about the 911s for the true believers? It could be in 2023 there will be a plug-in hybrid version of the 911 with technology taken from the 918 Spyder and 911 GTR. The theory has always been that technology developed for the track will flow down to the mass market. I suspect an all-electric 911 would be the last sacrilege for the true brand aficionado. However, Porsche AG boss Oliver Blume has your back. In November, according to Bloomberg, he said in no uncertain terms that a 100% battery-powered 911 is a long way off—if ever. So breathe easy. Europe has mandated aggressive fleet gas mileage caps with severe fines for those companies not able to meet them. Electrification is helping Porsche make traditional sports cars under a much more intensive environmental landscape. Expanding its portfolio into more popular lines also enables the company to continue fielding race cars in different hardcore motorsports fields. As noted in Flatsixes.com, Michael Steiner, board member for research and development at Porsche AG stated, “In the medium term, Porsche focuses on three different drive concepts: fully electric vehicles, efficient plug-in hybrids, and emotional combustion engines. We want to represent this trilogy in both the development of our cutting-edge road cars and in motorsport. We use the all-electric drive to contest the FIA Formula E as part of our works commitment, and the highly efficient and emotional combustion unit in GT racing. Now, the LMDh class closes the gap for us. There, powerful hybrid drives—like the ones that are mounted in many of our brand’s models—go up against each other.”

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PORSCHE SAYS ELECTRIC VEHICLE PRODUCTION WILL INCREASE TO 50% BY 2025. Whatever Porsche comes up with in design or technology is a pleasure to follow. I did a little digging. Porsche’s Taycan is considered by many to be the best EV you can buy, but the $103,000 to $185,000 price tag puts it out of reach of many mainstream buyers. Within the Volkswagen Group, VW’s compact SUV, the ID.4, will be the model to help electrics go mainstream. It’s clearly aimed for a market below what Porsche has in the works. Compact SUVs are the fastest growing segment of the automobile market right now and the ID.4 is available this year. Where is Porsche headed? There was a partial update on electrification of Porsche’s future model lineup in the November issue of Panorama. One of my two Porsches is a Macan GTS. It piqued my interest to learn that by the end of 2022 we will see an all-electric version of the Macan. The size and capabilities of my compact SUV are perfect for me right now, but an EV certainly has my attention. Pricewise, it won’t be near the ID.4. The guesstimate for the starting price is about $65,000, according to Motor Trend, vs. $40,000 for the VW. Interestingly, there also will be a gaspowered Macan built on a different platform, but it is the Macan that could be all electric in a few more years. The big brother, the Cayenne, is now available in hybrid form and gets a battery capacity upgrade and extended range for 2021. A full electric version seems not on the immediate horizon. In the sedan market, 2021 saw the introduction of three hybrid models of the Panamera. The 4S E-Hybrid for example, with a 2.9 liter turbo V6 paired with a 227-hp electric motor, screams, or in Porsches marketing wording “performance, electrified.” Porsche has admitted that a full-electric Panamera is under consideration, but with no details available. Porsche isn’t fessing up to any fear that there will be competition with the electric Taycan: “We don’t see much overlap between these two cars from a customer perspective,” says product line vice president Dr. Thomas Friemuth—not sure I agree. Where does this leave those who want a sports car? The popular Boxster and Cayman will see an all-electric 718 in

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Camarillo Cars & Coffee

February 6, 2021 52 Members and 42 Porsches

New and Recent Members

John & Jill Peck

Leslie & Greg Lester

Kashi Lee

York Schueller & Karen Curtis

Santa Barbara Cars & Coffee

Jennifer & Mark Schuachterler

Lloyd Brenner

February 13, 2021 27 Members and 19 Porsches

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EXCLUSIVE SANTA BARBARA REGION TOUR LY OF THE MALAMUT CAR COLLECTION N O ST I L SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021 WAIT T

his is a unique chance to see the acclaimed Malamut collection of American, European, Japanese, and Micro/ Mini vehicles from the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s, and later years, including displays of eclectic automobile memorabilia.

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In the usual SBR tradition, there will be a spirited, scenic drive prior to the private museum tour. We’ll meet at 8:30 a.m. and depart at 9:00 for a cruise down PCH and then navigate over the Santa Monica Mountains to the car museum in Thousand Oaks, arriving about 10:30.

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A catered, ribs and chicken barbeque lunch is being planned, but we won’t know until closer to the time if pandemic rules allow this. Therefore, we won’t collect money now for the lunch or the activity fee. The meeting place, confirmation of the lunch, and notice of the fee for this trip will be provided by email to those who sign up. To register now, please send an email to Steve Doll: sdollres@ outlook.com. Tell us your name, how many in the party and their names, and your contact email and mobile phone number. This excursion will be informative and fun.


MARVEL AT TH E WI LD AN D SCEN IC KERN RIVER Saturday, March 20, 2021

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he Kern River Valley is gorgeous! Especially in the spring when the river rampages down the canyon and engages your senses every step of the way. Join like-minded SBR adventurers as we conquer the turns, hear the roar of cascading water, feel the spray, and stare at the numerous waterfalls along the drive to the village of Kernville.

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We start the day at 9:00 a.m. in the Ventura County Government Center, 800 South Victoria, Lot A-4 (the northeast corner of South Victoria and Telegraph Road). Bring your own lunches and covers for the picnic tables and benches in Kernville’s town park. There is an activity fee of $5 per person for this event, payable the morning of March 20 at the meeting place. Registrants will receive more details and driving directions in due course. To register for this event, contact Nicolas Liakas at nicolasliakas@gmail.com by March 6. Provide the names of participants, your e-mail address, and cell phone number.

PORSCHE POKER RUN Saturday, June 19, 2021 PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT FOR BIG WINNINGS! You may win $100 or more if you play your cards right at the somewhat annual SBR POKER RUN. Navigate the back roads of Camarillo and collect your playing cards at numerous and strategic locations. And that’s not all! The second place prize could be as much as $75 and third place $50! Imagine that. And, you will not be given a 1099 form. So splurge. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Camarillo Outlets, Promenade Section, by Panera Bread. Winners will be announced at the end of the run. Cost is only $5 per person for the activity fee plus $5 for each poker hand (limit two poker hands per car).

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Try your luck and poker skills, but first you have to register with Doreen Pankow by June 12, 2021—dpankow@sbcglobal.net—and provide your name(s), e-mail address, and your navigator’s cell phone numbers. Registrants will receive more details in due course.

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ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE LIFE BEFORE COVID

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Story and photos by Nicolas Liakas

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iving with so many restrictions and prohibitions these days, one of the items at the top of my list that I miss the most is the freedom and the ability to do a road trip with friends. Next best is to think back to those adventures of years past and thirst for the day that I can do those kinds of drives again. One of the most memorable trips I experienced was in June 2018 when I embarked with seven other guys on a week-long tour of northernmost California and southern Oregon. Our ultimate destination was Crater Lake National Park. My fellow travelers were John Alfenito, Chip Bell, Mike Hodson, Dick Lange, Howard Rubenstein, David Stone, and Mike Turek. Six 911s, one Boxster, and one Macan on the road and through numerous villages and small towns made quite a scene. And the driving experience was super exciting. Day 1 of our adventure was straightforward: get north of Placerville to Auburn for our first overnight stop. Day 2 took us to the Marshall Gold Discovery Site—where each of us got a parking ticket at the entrance to the park. The issuer canceled the summonses

after speaking with us about our odyssey. We spent that night in the town of Chester, near the southern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Most of Day 3 was inside the park, after which we resumed our travels and headed to the town of McCloud to view its spectacular waterfalls along the McCloud River Canyon. We then headed to Klamath Falls for an overnight stay. Crater Lake was our Day 4 destination and we arrived there by early morning. Our first reaction to the crater was one of a mystical response bordering on a spiritual awakening. The Rogue River Scenic Highway in Oregon took us to Grants Pass on Day 4. An early departure on Day 5 directed us to Fort Bragg, California, and on Day 6 we visited Fort Ross, site of the first Russian settlement in North America. Overnight was in Petaluma, California, from where we headed home on Day 7. Each stop on the round trip was awe inspiring: a lesson in history, a sampling of geological events, and sites of incredible beauty. With special memories galore, I can’t wait for the next adventure!

The travelers, left to right—kneeling: John Alfenito and Mike Turek; standing: Dick Lange, Howard Rubenstein, Chip Bell, Nicolas Liakas, David Stone, and Mike Hodson.

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BOB’S HIGHWAY GARAGE

Story by Bob Clarke Photos by Gary Krueger

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t seems I’ve always had an interest in cars. Cars and traveling in them have been on my mind ever since I can remember. Like many in my “baby boom” generation, I was fortunate to have lived through some of the “golden age” of automobiles and road transportation. These memories have guided my motivation to collect and preserve symbols from an earlier era. What I have collected in the last approximately twenty years is a variety of gas, oil, and automotive memorabilia acquired by traveling to various areas and swap meets. Most of these objects were found on various road trips with other like-minded friends, which made the journeys more fun and memorable. All of this has been a worthwhile hobby. I also have an interest in working on classic cars and restoring some of them. Past car projects have been Chevys

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from the ‘50s through ‘70s. In the last few years, I’ve been most interested in older Porsches. Currently, I’m restoring the 1972 911 T coupe pictured here. It’s being painted in its original color, Tangerine Orange, at Blue Kollar Auto Body and Restoration in Camarillo. The shop in which my collection is housed and displayed is in an industrial condominium complex. I’m fortunate that I own my units and can change the interior as I like. What I now enjoy, besides working on my ‘72 Porsche project, is visiting friends at my “highway garage,” sharing my collection, and talking about the cars we admire. I add thanks to PCA member and photographer Gary Krueger for his great photographic eye and help with putting this story together.


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Top: View of the shop Right: The author with his 1972 Porsche project

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Top center: Fuel pumps and outside of the office Above left: Neon signs and 1930s clock-face fuel pump Above right: Inside of the office Above bottom: 1934 porcelain Shell Oil Company sign

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Right: Sunoco and other neon signs Bottom left: 1957 Chevy Bel Air Bottom right: 50th Anniversary Edition 911

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New Year’s Day, San Gabriel Mountain Drive

Celebrating Memories of a Special Friend Story by Rick Ditri Photos by Randall Fishwick

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n the morning of December 16, I received the tragic news that our friend Ted Lighthizer had unexpectedly passed. I immediately put out the word to my circle of friends who knew and loved Ted. Their response was an overwhelming outpouring of sadness, shock, and love. Several of us felt we needed to do something to honor our lost friend, something car related that would bring us all together to say our final goodbyes. After much discussion it was decided that we would all gather and do a group drive. One of those contacted was Wayne Bartlett. Wayne was one of Ted’s best friends and he in turn relayed our plans to Ted’s partner Doreen Pankow. Doreen quickly got in touch with me saying she was interested in joining our group along with some of Ted’s PCA/ SBR friends. We chose New Year’s Day for the tribute and to drive some of Ted’s favorite roads. Ironically, the route I’d mapped out was the exact same route Ted had chosen for his own New Year’s drive this year.

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We agreed to meet on New Year’s morning at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a small cafe on Foothill Blvd. Twenty people in all, observing COVID protocol, arrived on this brisk morning to show their respects to Ted and be with Doreen. It was bittersweet to see Doreen show up with Ted’s famous black and yellow Mini Cooper S to drive on our group run. After everyone had the chance to pass along their condolences to Doreen, the group headed out in single file to circumnavigate the mountain roads. Our final destination was a one-hour drive to Newcomb’s Ranch roadhouse on Angeles Crest Highway.


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We began with a short drive along the 210 freeway to our initial climb up Big Tujunga Canyon. Days before, the weather had been harsh: rain and snow had been dumped along most of the roads on our route. Almost immediately we were finding the road strewn with rain-produced dirt and debris. As we climbed and navigated the twisties of Big Tujunga Canyon Road, one couldn’t help but think that Ted would have been one of us today, probably setting the pace. This was a route that Ted and our group had driven numerous times before. After several uphill and curvy miles, the route took us onto Angeles Forest Highway. As we continued to gain elevation the conditions got progressively worse—snow and ice had begun accumulating along the road. The higher we climbed the more snow, ice, and debris we encountered. By now it was becoming clear that the group needed to slow its pace before someone got caught out in these unpredictable conditions. After finally reaching the top of the mountain and transitioning onto Angeles Crest Highway, the road conditions became increasingly rough and the pace got even slower. Our lead car, driven by Tony Punches, made the executive decision to pull off before our final destination at Newcomb’s Ranch. It just so happens he did so onto a beautiful, majestic, snow-covered mountain overlook. As cars pulled in one by one, we couldn’t imagine a more appropriate calm, peaceful, and tranquil location to say goodbye and end our drive. As everyone stepped out of their cars into the fresh air, they shared their thoughts and said their final farewells to Ted in a sendoff that we hope would have made him feel honored.

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PORSCHE RESOLUTION Story and photos by Glenn Crawford

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hen you made your New Year’s resolution to get out and enjoy your Porsche more you may have thought about attending an autocross, a driving event to take advantage of the full capabilities of your car. What is an autocross you may ask? Well, according to PCA, it’s a course set up on a large parking lot or similar area with soft, rubber, traffic cones used to form a course that has turns, slaloms, and straights (see www.pca.org/autocross-defined for more information). However, a picture is worth a thousand words. Let me help you visualize a day of autocross driving. The images here were snapped at the December 2020 autocross (AX) held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. First, you show up nice and early so you have plenty of time to get through the gate, empty your car of any loose objects, get organized, and tape assigned numbers onto the doors. Drivers who are regulars at these events often have magnetic or stick-on numbers, but blue masking tape will work as well—bring some or borrow from someone at the track. (On the next page you’ll find where to get autocross information from PCA, being assigned a number, and classifying your car.) Next, you’ll drive your car to the tech inspection line and have an inspection sheet and your car and helmet signed off by an official wearing a stylish orange vest. You’ll then turn your approved form into the registration desk where you’ll be assigned to a run group and get a sticker for your windshield. This is followed by an informative track walk

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to see where you’ll be driving in a fast and safe manner and listen to others talking about best lines, apexes, and other aspects of the learning curve. You’ll then attend a drivers meeting, get last minute information, and chat with others who are more than ready to go. When the run sessions start you’ll reposition your car in an assigned lane. After your group is called, cars are released one at a time to do timed practice runs. The December program I attended included five practice runs on about a mile-long course. Once you finish a run you’re notified of your time on the course: how long it took you to get from the starting to the finish line. You then queue back up to continue to improve your performance. After you do a few runs your tires will warm up and air pressures will increase. It’s very important to check your air pressures after each run and adjust them as desired. If pressures get too high your car will begin to feel like the track is getting slippery, which can be a lot fun if you are an aspiring drifter, but it ultimately adds time to the clock—not good. Conversely, excessively low tire pressures can lead to damage and increased tire wear. Morning practice runs are followed by a lunch break. The official timed runs begin after the break. Use the skills you acquired in the morning and enjoy the rest of your day. By the end of the day you’ll have nothing but smiles and the desire to come back to improve your times and see the new friends you’ve made. Hope to see you at our next event!


INTERESTED? HERE ARE SOME NEXT STEPS TO TAKE.

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Autocrosses we attend are sanctioned by Porsche Club of America and arranged through our zone, Zone 8. To get started, go to www.zone8.pca.org: click on Events > Driving Events > Autocross. You’ll want to read the helpful information found there. Technical inspections of all cars are required to maximize safety; you’ll see a link to find a sample Tech Inspection Form. To classify yourself and your car, toward the bottom of the article, click on the tab Zone 8 Rules and from there go to the Car Classification Page. Here you’ll see everyone who’s ever registered for autocross and other high performance driving events in our zone. Click on [Log In] and, since you are not already registered, you’ll want to follow the instructions. Here is where you can classify your car and be assigned a number for autocrosses and other Zone 8 on-track events. Now, register for a specific event. At the bottom of the PCA Autocross page you’ll find a link titled Events Calendar. Another option is to check the event calendars on individual websites of Zone 8 regions. Working south to north, the most active autocross and track events are held by the San Diego, Orange Coast, Riverside, Grand Prix (Long Beach), and Central California Coast regions. Many PCA regions also list their events and have registration information on www.motorsportreg.com. We strongly recommend you stick with PCA events for their efficiency, safety, and family feel.

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sorry! by going fast you will miss the clues and lose!

ha! with my turbo i will win!

GIMMICK RALLY Saturday, May 15, 2021

This is fun! Our drive will take us on some roads just perfect for Porsches. The rally will last somewhat over two hours of attentive driving and beautiful scenery. No racing here -- only careful powers of observation and clever thinking will put you in the winners’ circle. A bonding experience for you and your navigator. The top three teams as determined by the highest number of correct answers will be our prize winners. You will need a driver in a Porsche, a navigator (not a Lincoln), and a clipboard with pen or pencil. Water, sunglasses, and sunscreen will come in handy, too. Meeting time is 8:30 a.m. at Porsche Santa Barbara, 402 South Hope Ave. There will be complimentary coffee and pastries awaiting us. The rally will end at beautiful Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura where we will enjoy a great barbeque lunch by Q-Time BBQ. The total cost is only $35 per person, including lunch, drinks, and SBR activity fee. These are always popular events. RSVP early by filling out the form below and submitting it with your check.

SBR’s Gimmick Rally 2021 Names: ______________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________ Phone #: ______________________________________________ # of participants: _____ Amount enclosed ($35/person) _______________

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Send this form and your check payable to PCA/SBR by May 8, 2021, to: JERRY & PAM LASNIK, 25 MARIMAR STREET, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360

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For those in search of a motoring adventure!

OCEAN PALMS TO MOUNTAIN PINES SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021 spectacular and challenging driving adventure takes us north on Hwy 33 to its junction with Hwy 166 and then a combination of back roads to Frazier Park. Along the way we’ll make a few stops for spectacular photo opportunities, shopping for pistachios at the farm stands, and marveling at the majestic peaks, the agricultural valleys, and the pine forests at elevations in excess of 6,000 feet. Most of all, take the challenge of S curves and straightaways that stretch as far as the eye can see. Hang on tight! We will meet at 8:30 a.m. and depart at 9:00. Participants will be given notice of the meeting place at least 10 days before the event. This tour is now BYO lunch. There are picnic tables at Pine Mountain Club (with the expectation that you will please clean up

after your use). There is also a small restaurant with Mexican food if you so choose. The SBR activity fee is $5 per person payable at the start of the event in Ventura (exact cash amounts will be appreciated). If you plan on participating, please send an email to nicolasliakas@ gmail.com with your name, the names of anyone with you, and your email address and cell phone number. Do note that this tour is not for the faint-of-heart! Navigating this four-hour drive-time round-trip route will require full attention: the curves, the cliffs, the changes in elevation demand it. Please take this caution seriously.

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For more information, call Dustin Troyan at 818.584.3240 and visit www.lavaggio.net

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A STEADY PRESENCE & TRUSTED ADVOCATE IN ALL MARKET CONDITIONS Fiduciary Financial Advisor with over 25 years of experience as a Certified Financial Planner® Design is important – listening to you and building a relationship creates proactive personalized strategies that ensure your plan aligns with your financial goals. Glenn A. Crawford, CFP®, AIF® is a local, independent, face to face Financial Advisor whose clients are his highest priority. Change is constant; having weathered many market cycles, he knows the importance of meeting regularly to continue to develop and maintain a comprehensive, well-engineered financial strategy. SERVICES INCLUDE PLANNING FOR: Wealth Accumulation / Retirement / Income & Estate Tax Reduction College Funding / Risk Shifting Techniques / Debt Management You may also benefit from his access to CPA’s, Attorneys, and Mortgage Professionals.

GLENN A. CRAWFORD, CFP®, AIF®

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2019 GT4 Clubsport full custom vinyl wrap and clear bra

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WEAR YOUR CLUB’S COLORS WITH PRIDE

Quality shirts, jackets, and hats are available in a variety of colors and for all seasons. • • • • • • • •

District Men’s Game Tee New Era Ladie’s Heritage Blend 3/4 Sleeve Baseball Raglan Tee Port Authority Men’s Dry Zone Colorblock Ottoman Polo Sport-Tek Ladie’s Micropique Sport-wick Piped Polo Port Authority Men’s Active Colorblock Soft Shell Jacket Eddie Bauer Ladie’s Soft Shell Jacket Port Authority Flexfit Wool Blend Cap Port Authority Men’s Tall SuperPro Oxford Shirt ORDER AT https://santabarbara.pcawebstore.org

SBR MEMBER NAME BADGE

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Ordering a durable, magnetic SBR name badge is quick and easy online. Visit our website, pcasb.org. On the top banner, select Membership and click the link SBR Name Badges. Fill out the order form and follow the instructions as to what to pay and where to send the form. You can order up to two badges with one form.


BRUCE A. PENCE, JR., D.D.S General Dentistry

1000 Town Center Drive, #250 Oxnard, CA 93036

pencedental.com

805-983-7674 Fax 805-485-9838

Helen Salaverria, Brand Manager 805-267-5963 RusnakPorscheBoutique.com

Lori’s Mobile Notary & LiveScan Fingerprinting Specialists are always available, experienced, and professional. Lori’s is one of Santa Barbara’s leading and most trusted Mobile Notary Public and Fingerprinting offices. Our on-demand services are comprehensive and serve multiple businesses & professionals in and around Santa Barbara. Notary Services In-Office (Walk-In/No appointment necessary) and Mobile Live Scan & FBI ID Ink Card Fingerprinting Walk-in during office hours/No appointment necessary Apostille Service Passport Photos & Renewal Services Vehicle Registration & DMV Services Renewals, Ownership Transfers, Replacement Stickers, New & Replacement License Plates, Duplicate Title, one-year Full Registration Trailers, Salvage Title, Boats NEW! Vehicle Vin Verification Services! Provided by CA Vins in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties!

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Membership Report

By Sue Kinsling SBR Member Anniversaries February 2021 46 Years Robert & Carolyn Paterson 34 Years Pam Goforth-Doiron & Daniel Doiron 32 Years John Reid & Karen KirschReid 26 Years Edward Sanders 25 Years Roland & Joyce Leveque 21 Years John Grusd & Beth Wehrmeister William Sandlin 18 Years Gerald & Sara Dalgleish Cathy & Richard Sarte 17 Years Alex & David Borla Steve Madsen Darrell Manginelli Steven & Ben Reden 16 Years Chris & Lynne Dible Gregory & Sue Morse 15 Years Bob Crystal & Margaret Glenning Tom & Steve Romig 14 Years Patti McCourt & Richard Kelman Angelo & Susan Secco 12 Years Douglas & Ann Steinriede 11 Years Tony & Paige Esfandiari

March 2021 51 Years Paul & Ann Trent

10 Years Rod & Jarrod Sprague Jeff Srinivansan & Margaret Sipple-Srinivansan 9 Years Liam & Joan Murphy Bryan & Cyndi Shaw 8 Years Frank & Rose Ramirez David Widerose 7 Years Joe & Lucia Bartalo Michael & Angela Costelo James Kaufman James & Sherryl Keegan Larry & Lourdes Uichanco 6 Years Daniel De Meyer Ric Hovsepian Alan Michel Larry & Katharine Wilde 5 Years Tyler Coville 4 Years Nick Damiani Richard Saenz Max Sluiter & Barbara Ballenger Peter & Michael Snowden Jon Waltman & Matt Scott 3 Years Thomas Baker Dino Bortolin Chet Jewan 2 Years David Amerson Samuel Chocholac Ron Lindsay Dave Muffly Allen Pike 1 Year Francois Bech Dustin Dockter John & Juliene Richards

42 Years Schalon & Giulia Newton Michael & Cathy Nunn 38 Years Ron & Yttri & Marjorie Gies 33 Years Carl Schulhof Gene Yoshida 29 Years Max Sluiter & Barbara Ballenger 28 Years David Dablaing & Mana MacDowell 27 Years Paul & Patti Eisenberg 26 Years George & Marge Vorgitch 24 Years John Kraus Jon & Betsy Lutz 23 Years Mike Schatz 20 Years Mike & Barbara Malamut 16 Years R & Toni Fox Kenneth & Patricia Just Jeffery Shulem & Linda Lim Cliff & Claudette Warren Tony Wilson 14 Years Gerald & AndresMalovos 13 Years Donald & Linda Kuckenbaker Paul & Tina McEnroe Rick & Suzanne Principe 12 Years Chris Allen Frank & Amy Richter

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11 Years Norm & Joanne Ayotte James & Harriet Edwards

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10 Years Marty & Debbie Blumenthal 9 Years Rommel Andan Paul & Patricia Crissman John & Gale Machin Robert & Nancy Trainor 8 Years Dan & Deborah Miller Kevin & Valerie White 7 Years Alan & Rose Jeffery Steven Penn Pamela Regan & Earl Wilcox Clifford & Kimberly Sullivan 6 Years Kent & Donna Harris Steve Straub Joe & Pamela Suebert 5 Years Matt Buckley Stephen & Elizabeth Stonefield 4 Years Stephen Bullard John & Doreen Lynch Philip Stearns 3 Years Scott Cruickshan Jeff Crute David Levaton Jeff & Gina Moore Una Nilsson & Stanley McKnight Frank Thomsen 2 Years Jeff Gilliam Craig & Myra Joujon-Roche Andrew & Lauren Kremer Douglas Nash Jamey & Julie Power Miles Weiss 1 Year Gregg Franklin Jerry Jordano Kevin & Melissa Kish Meghan Lang Ron Prechtl Brent & Braeden Rice Brent Taylor Yon Visell & Katja Seltmann Ronell Wilson


New Members Greg Orlando Camarillo 2015 Boxster S

Mark Izbicki Santa Barbara 2016 911 Carrera 4S

Joe Wallace Camarillo 2021 718 Cayman GT4

Susan Cappiello Santa Barbara 2020 911 Carrera

Hans Kunze Westlake Village 2017 911 Carrera 4

Elliot Schulman Goleta 2018 Macan

Pat Kearney Ventura 1999 911 Carrera

Doug Platts Simi Valley 2001 Boxster S

Alan Brown Port Hueneme 2000 Boxster S

Liz Bush Santa Barbara 1966 912

Dirk Freeland Santa Barbara 1970 914-6

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AswellTrophy Awards & Engraving Trevor Ashton

235 N. Oxnard Blvd. Oxnard, CA 93030 (805) 487-2224 Fax (805) 487-3588

trevor@aswelltrophy.com www.aswelltrophy.com

RS ENTERPRISES JASON DUARTE

249 S. Laurel Street Ventura, CA 93001 805-643-1041

Insurance Collision Repair Custom Auto Body and Paint Restorations State of the Art Down Draft Spray Booth

Coachcraft Anthony & Bill Stoessel Since 1940

302 Orange Grove Avenue Fillmore, CA 93015-1938

805.524.7744

The Original Coachcraft

Your source for parts and accessories for all Porsche® automobiles! www.SierraMadreCollection.com 626.844.4616 • 888.986.4466

1055 E. Walnut Street Pasadena CA 91106

R. David Fox Insurance Agency DAVID FOX Porsche 356B owner for 49 years and proud PCA supporter

Insurance Lic#: 0738653 1220 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-962-3587

Quality tires & personal service at low, competitive prices

Joe Shaw

805-499-4811 1180 Newbury Road • Newbury Park, CA 91320

Visit us at: califtire.com

DSR AUDIO DESMOND WARREN

805-525-3700 •Festival, Concert & Business Presentation Sound Systems •Event Production •Generators •Power Distribution •Musical Instrument Rental •Retail Sales New & Used 805-452-2344 • Cell 805-525-3771 • Fax dsraudio@gmail.com

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www.Zone8.org

Porsche Club of America

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individual profile updated on pca.org, especially your email address, so you don’t miss important information from

ZONE 8 OFFICERS

ZONE 8 STAFF

Zone 8 Representative Jeff Peck Los Angeles Region

Autocross Chair Bill Thorp San Diego Region

Rules Coordinator Tom Brown San Diego Region

Treasurer Linda Cobarrubias Grand Prix Region

Chief Driving Instructor Scott Mann Las Vegas Region

Rules Technical Advisor Russell Shon San Diego Region

Secretary Lori Decristo California Inland Region

Club Race Advisor Skip Carter Grand Prix Region

Social Media Chair Sam Avedon Los Angeles Region

Concours Co-Chair Brett Mohr Grand Prix Region

Time Trial/D.E.Chair Dan Chambers San Diego Region

Concours Co-Chair Dick Douglas Grand Prix Region

Web Master Kaaren Garcia Raines San Diego Region

PCA and our own Santa Barbara Region.

DOWN THE ROAD 2021 SBR Activities Schedule

March 20 April 17 May 15 June 19 July 17

August 21 September 11 September 18 October 10 October 16 November 20 December 5 December 12

Kern River Drive Malamut Automotive Museum Tour Gimmick Rally Porsche Poker Run New Member Recognition Event: Back Roads Drive to the Monarch Club Ocean Palms to Mountain Pine Pre-Concours Detail Clinic West Kern Oil Museum Tour PCA SBR 44th Concours d’Elegance Mullin Auto Collection and Museum Tour Wine Country Tour Motor-4-Toys Holiday Brunch Note: events and dates are subject to change

2021 Regional AX and DE from www.zone8.org

DRIVER’S EDUCATION Monday, March 29 Grand Prix Region at Streets of Willow Friday, May 21 CCCR at Buttonwillow Friday-Saturday, June 5-6 San Diego Region at Willow Springs Friday, June 25 CCCR at Buttonwillow AUTOCROSS Monday, March 29 Grand Prix Region at Streets of Willow Saturday, May 1 CCCR at Santa Maria Airport Saturday, June 5 CCCR at Santa Maria Airport March/April 2021

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PCA/SBR Classified Ads

Advertiser Directory

AOZ Wraps................................. 25

Aswell Trophy............................ 30 Bruce Pence, DDS...................... 27 California Tire Company............. 30 Coachcraft................................. 30 DSR Audio................................. 30 Ghost Shield.............................. 24

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. White with black interior; new manual cloth top. Looks excellent and runs the same. Turning 112k miles. All stock except updated radio. Polished wheels. Asking $49,500. Call Steve at 805-701-5511.

Glenn Crawford, WIS................. 25 Koncept Motorwurks................. 27 Lori’s Mobile Notary Service...... 27 Lavaggio-The Art of Detailing... 24

Free Excellence Magazines. Clearing out my collection of Excellence magazines dating from 1997 to present, including the market update editions. Will deliver in Ventura County. Contact Dave Stone at DRS993@verizon.net or (805) 389-8999.

Monaco Motors......................... 27 No. Hollywood Speedometer.... 32 Paul Bancroft Roofing............... 32 Premier Coach .......................... 10 RS Enterprises........................... 30 Rusnak Westlake Porsche ........IFC Santa Barbara Auto Group......... BC State Farm Insuramce, David Fox. 30

PCA/SBR Classifieds

Schneider Autohaus.................. 11

Classified ads of 50 words or fewer for Porsche cars, parts, and Porsche-related items are free to PCA members in good standing and will run for a maximum of two months. Please notify the Editor if sold. SBR is not responsible for the accuracy of any ad or claims made, and does not warrant or guarantee the condition of items. Please submit ads directly to editor.derauspuff@gmail.com.

Sierra Madre Collection............. 30 The Porsche Boutique................ 27 Village Properties, Robert Watt... 6

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Paul Bancroft Roofing, Inc. 7706 Deering Avenue Canoga Park, CA 91304 (818) 888-7307 Paul Bancroft pbroofing.com PCA Member since 2005 ALL TYPES OF ROOFING • INSURANCE PROTECTION ROOFING CONSULTANT • INVESTIGATIVE WORK

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD SPEEDOMETER & CLOCK COMPANY

Service & Restoration of VDO Instruments Specializing in: 356 * 911 * 914

6111 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91606

818-761-5136 info@nhspeedometer.com www.nhspeedometer.com


The Last Word

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PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID THOUSAND OAKS, CA PERMIT NO. 238

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