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FE ATURES 10 SBR’s August Adventure By Nicolas Liakas 14 Werks Reunion Monterey 2021 By Lisa Watt 20 Majesty of America’s Southwest By Nicolas Liakas 26 Gmünd: the Holy of Holies By Roger Katz COVER

Photo by Robert Watt

Photos this page: #10 and #32 by Steve Geldman #14 by Robert Watt #20 by Nicolas Liakas

32 A Visit To Angel Martinez’s Collection

DEPARTMENTS 2 3 4 5 6 19 36 39 39 39 44 44 45

SBR Board and Appointees SBR Events Calendar and Breakfast Maps President’s Column From the Editor’s Desk Cars & Coffee Nicolas Liakas’ Two PCA Awards Membership Report PCA Zone 8 Officers Down The Road PCA Regional AX, DE, and TT Classified Ads Advertiser Directory The Last Word

FUTURE EVENTS 24 Holiday Brunch 25 Sweetwater Run 30 Valentine Heartthrob Tour

SANTA BARBARA REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS President ROD HERSBERGER (805) 698-1659 Vice President and Activities Chair STEVE DOLL (805) 701-5511

Treasurer HOWARD RUBENSTEIN (818) 340-3366

Secretary TOM SUTPHEN (805) 680-4930

Editor DENNIS POWER (805) 963-2900

Membership SUE KINSLING (805) 386-8112

Goodie Store JOHN BARRISON (820) 203-8070 cell Text message preferred Past President REM LAAN (317) 294-4884

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Upcoming Events C AR S & CO FFE E Location maps below. Camarillo Saturdays, November 6, December 4, January 8, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Camarillo Outlets Mall, at the parking lot in front of Panera Bread. Santa Barbara Saturdays, November 13, December11, January 15, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Leadbetter Beach, at the parking lot near Shoreline Beach Cafe.

CLU B DR IVES AN D SO CIAL E VE NT S SB Wine Country Tour — Saturday, November 20. SOLD SOLD OUT Holiday Brunch — Saturday, December 11 Sweetwater Run — Saturday, January 22, 2022 Valentine Heartthrob Ride — Saturday, February 19, 2022

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

Santa Barbara Second Saturday of the Month 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Parking at Leadbetter Beach near Shoreline Beach Cafe, 801 Shoreline Dr., Santa Barbara Garden St.

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THE PRESIDENT’S COLUMN ROD HERSBERGER I came of age automotively in the 1960s when the

quest for horsepower was all the rage. There was nothing subtle from Detroit like dual overhead cams and fuel injection. The mantra was “There’s no replacement for displacement.” Thus, small block V8s became big block V8s. The Beach Boys even had a song “My 409,” some versions of that car turning out 425 hp. There were several other songs as well. My favorite magazine Classic & Sports Cars June 2021 issue’s cover story was Musclemania featuring a GTO, Torino, Charger 440, Road Runner Superbird and a Chevy Malibu SS. These “muscle” cars only had between 350 and 375 horsepower. What was awesome then is routine now. My three-year-old 718 GTS Boxster has 365 hp. Porsche coaxes slightly more than 500 hp out of its nonturbo motors and about 575 from its turbo engines. Every new Ferrari and even the Dodge Challenger Hellcat have more than 700 hp. Some exotics have 1000 hp! So where am I going with all this horsepower talk? When electric cars finally take over, will talking about kW ever be the same as bragging about hp? “Dude, how many kW’s does that Taycan put out?” Porsche recently introduced its Mission R electric racecar with 800kW (1080hp), but no one will ever write a song about it.

At the September Camarillo Cars & Coffee, I had the honor of presenting our own Nicolas Liakas second place overall nationally for regions our size as Editor of Der Auspuff. Also on hand was Zone 8 rep Jeff Peck to present Nick with the Enthusiast of the Year Award for Zone 8. Both honors were well-deserved. (See page 19 for more about these honors.) In September, a lucky few of us got to visit Angel Martinez’s Porsche collections in Goleta and Ojai. For a full report see pages 32-33. The Board made a $3,500 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley and at the December Holiday Brunch we will collect holiday toys for the Unity Shoppe in Santa Barbara. Our Club and its Board have hung together well during an uncertain period. We have good attendance at our Cars & Coffee gatherings and our driving events always sell out. Our Der Auspuff Editor Dennis Power seems to outdo himself with every issue. Thanks for your support and we’re going forward stronger in 2022.

Vote for 2022 Officers The Nominating Committee has produced a ballot for the 2022 officers and needs your votes. Please see the bios of those nominated on page 43 and mark and return the ballot on page 41. Also, please let Secretary Tom Sutphen know if you are interested in serving on any of our committees (Activities, Advertising, Archives, Motorsports, Concours, Dealer Relations, Distribution, Der Auspuff editorial team, Insurance, Membership, Public Relations, Safety, or Social Media ).


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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK DENNIS POWER Life itself is a race, marked by a start, and a finish. It is what we learn during the race, and how we apply it, that determines whether our participation has had particular value. If we learn from each success, and each failure, and improve ourselves through this process, then at the end, we have fulfilled our potential and performed well. —Ferdinand Porsche

I may be optimistic, but it seems we are at the

end of the pandemic. Specialists tell us there could be new variants, and there is still reluctance by some to be vaccinated or wear a mask, but there is no doubt that we are better at taking precautions and normality of some sort seems on the horizon. I look back over the last year and feel that what has been in this magazine has helped us get through it. I like to think the stories, the photos, and the reports have added value to our lives. The credit is not mine, it is to those who have gone to events and written about them, or who have personal adventures to share, or who created activities for us to engage in and then through their written accounts and photographs brought them to a larger audience: our members. This issue of the magazine is no exception. In fact, it is exemplary. Lisa and Robert Watt attended Werks Reunion Monterey this year and produced a fine report and shared inspiring images. It makes up a little for not being able to attend this year myself. Over five years of travel to Europe, Roger and Mindy Katz visited a Mecca for Porsche own-

ers: Gmünd. Roger’s kindness and attention to the founder of the museum there gave him a rare opportunity to visit the restored building where the 356 was created. President Rod Hersberger arranged for us to visit SBR member Angel Martinez’s extensive collection of Porsches and other fine vehicles. Steve Geldman captured the images. Perhaps the prime example of what makes our region great is the dedication of Nicolas Liakas. In this issue there are two examples of why he won the PCA award for Zone 8 Enthusiast of the Year 2020, not to mention second place nationally in our group-size for past editorship of Der Auspuff. Nicolas organized, led, and wrote about SBR’s August adventure to The Pine Mountain Club. Then, in September, he pulled off a seven-day, six-night group tour of iconic locations in the American Southwest. Adding to my optimism about the coming year, members are stepping up to organize new ways for us to get together, drive our Porsches, and share stories. The Holiday Brunch is coming up, thanks to Doreen Pankow. Lionel Neff has put together a great drive and lunch in January— the Sweetwater Run—and in February an activity for us and our sweethearts—the Valentine Heartthrob Tour. Lionel and Art Shinn are also planning for a full year of activities in 2022. Thank you for the opportunity to share all of this good work through our magazine. Leslie and I send best wishes for a very Happy Holiday Season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Board of Directors Meetings SBR’s Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every oddnumbered 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 Rod Hersberger ( to receive the Zoom link for each meeting. Board meeting minutes are posted on the SBR website:

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C A R S & COFFEE — C AMARIL LO September 4, 2021— 74 members and 60 Porsches

Chuck, Vanessa, and son Conner Hughes

October 2, 2021 — 96 members and 50 Porsches

Photos on both pages with names are of new or recent members


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C A R S & COFFEE — SANTA BARBAR A September 11, 2021 — 58 members and 42 Porsches

October 9, 2021 —36 members and 29 Porsches

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Story by Nicolas Liakas

his is the report on an activity that was 18 months in the making. Planned in the spring of 2020, postponed twice because of the pandemic, and finally held on August 21 this year. Still, the long-anticipated day had its issues, its challenges, and a routine of which the Keystone Cops would have been proud. The skies were a dark grey and heavy mist enveloped the starting point for the drive at the junction of U.S. 101 South and Seaward Avenue in Ventura. Based on early returns, more than 30 Porsches with 60 humans were expected, but only 18 cars with 31 passengers made it to the starting line. Absent those who, apparently, were scared off by the mist, the smaller gathering was on its way to roads most of our participants did not know existed. We experienced roads that took us to and through the towns of Lake Hughes, Lake Elizabeth, Gorman, Frazier Park,

and finally Pine Mountain Club in Kern County. Large sections of Lake Hughes Road still showed massive scars from recent wildfires and caught our attention at mud slides now bordered by huge boulders to minimize or redirect land or mud sites whenever rain decides to next visit our SoCal hills and mountains. It was a sobering sight. But wait . . . Why did the Keystone Cops come up in our adventure? The driving instructions advised that just south of the town of Gorman we should take the frontage road to Frazier Park and then on to Pine Mountain Club. A few hundred yards beyond, there were signs directing traffic unto I-5, North and South. As it so happened, a handful of our group took the frontage road while another group took the I-5 North diversion and, yes, wait for it, the final group found itself heading south on the freeway instead of north. Seeing our colorful chariots crisscrossing in a wild pattern brought back the memory of slapstick comedy. As a reward, though, the sun broke through just as we arrived at our ultimate destination, The Pine Mountain Club. With plenty of parking at the clubhouse area, our Porsches instantly grabbed the eyes and attention of the locals. A short stroll took us to gazebos and picnic tables where we enjoyed the lunches we’d prepared at home at the start of the day. Equally rewarding, it was a fabulous group mingling veterans with newbies, and in that way made it a very special day to remember. Nicolas Liakas is past editor of Der Auspuff. He’s been a member of PCA since 1994 and drives a 2020 992 C4S in Gentian Blue Metallic. Opposite page— the line-up at Pine Mountain Club (photo by Steve Geldman) This page (photos by Nicolas Liakas)— Top left: on the road Lower left: enjoying picnic lunches and camaraderie Immediate left: new members Myrna and Roel Escalante

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Werks Reunion Monterey 2021 Story by Lisa Watt Photos by Robert Watt


onterey Car Week is one of the most anticipated automobile gatherings in California every year. With premier events such as Concours on the Avenue in Carmel showcasing rare American and foreign cars, Concorso Italiano featuring luxury and exotic Italian cars, and the prestigious Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, Monterey Car Week has something for every car enthusiast. Among these events, Werks Reunion, the highly anticipated gathering in Monterey for Porsche enthusiasts, did not disappoint. This is the national PCA Concours-style car show on the West Coast. (Werks is also held on the East Coast earlier in the year in Amelia Island, Florida). The event was not held in 2020 owing to the pandemic. This year it fell on Friday, August 13, but nothing was unlucky about it.


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There was a scramble when the originally scheduled setting could not accommodate the event this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Luckily, Concorso Italiano stepped in with PCA to partner by sharing the fairways at the beautiful Bayonet Golf Course in Seaside, California. Werks was on Friday and Concorso Italiano on Saturday. Friday morning was overcast as we arrived. Volunteers directed Porsche corral and spectator cars to a back entrance that involved switching our Cayman into four-wheel drive (as if, just kidding) and off-roading across bark-covered dirt (not kidding) to arrive at damp, grass fairways. Porsche owners across the corral proceeded to whip out their detailing towels and sprays to rid cars of the dirt/bark-dust layer that had enveloped the bodies and wheels of their formerly pristine cars.

Fortunately for them, concours cars entered through the front entrance of the golf course, led by personnel driving golf carts on the cart path to the respective locations for their competition class and year. Here were lush, green, cypresslined fairways overlooking the Monterey Peninsula with glimpses of the ocean in the distance. PCA Executive Director Vu Nguyen, who served as emcee for the day, said the event sold out, capped at a capacity of 165 judged cars and 550 cars in the Porsche corral. The event drew an attendance in the thousands. Sponsored by Michelin, Werks Reunion featured over 30 vendors and sponsors, five food trucks (you could find coffee, pastries, and breakfast burritos in the morning, and sandwiches, brats, and tacos in the afternoon), and a live band on stage. Throughout the day, those having judged or corral cars were eligible to win raffle prizes. They gave away multiple sets of Simpson tool bags, Coco Mats, and much-desired Michelin

tires valued at $2,000! Vu said that securing Bayonet Golf Course and partnering with Concorso Italiano was not final until mid-May 2021. One would never know that all logistics occurred in just THREE months! From an attendee’s perspective, everything ran like a finely-tuned machine. Speaking of finely-tuned machines, besides concours-judged cars, many others were on display, starting with Porsche’s electrifying presentation of three brand new Taycans. Next to the stage were two impressive Gunther Werks Porsches; the only parts not customized and improved were their floorboards! Patrick Motorsports also had cars on display. Special guest, auto journalist and Top Gear presenter Chris Harris, pre-recorded a video interview with Vu Nguyen that was broadcast during the afternoon. (See this interview, “Chris Harris on Porsche,” on the PCA YouTube Channel.) Opposite: the concours at Bayonet Golf Course Left: new Taycans on display Bottom left: Guenther Werks 430hp 400RS Bottom right: Patrick Motorsports 911

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Top right: a PCA Junior scrutinizing a GT3 RS Right: Steven Berggren’s prize-winning 1951 356 split-window coupe

One of the highlights was seeing the PCA Juniors participating in judging. Led by National PCA Juniors Chair Jay Gratton, about a dozen young Porsche enthusiasts received clipboards with judging sheets. Older kids received judging sheets similar to ones used by concours judges using a point system; younger kids received judging sheets using 1 to 5 stars. Jay said all kids were welcome to participate: he would never turn away any child who wanted to join in whether preregistered or not. It is interesting to note differences between judging at Werks Reunion vs. our Zone 8 Concours events. For example, Zone 8 focuses mainly on cleanliness where residue on a judge’s rag can cost you points, while Werks focuses on visual cleanliness (judges are not allowed to touch the cars) and the


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stories behind the cars and owners. This unique feature opens the door for some amazing stories, really bringing home the camaraderie of Porsche enthusiasts worldwide. One of the favorite cars of the day, a completely restored, Adria Metallic Blue, 1951 356 split-window coupe owned by Steven Berggren, won the 1949-65 356 class. He acquired the car from an elderly neighbor, not even knowing about 356 Porsches when he first bought the car and took on the project. His neighbor sold it to him with the promise that he would restore it. He kept this promise and shared his progress throughout the project with the neighbor, who saw the cosmetic completion of the car before he passed away. It was a touching story and a great example of how the common love of Porsches brings people together.

Top left: the corral at Bayonet Golf Course Left: Ortrun Hartinger’s prize-winning GT3 RS

Another favorite of the day was the 2010 997 GT3 RS of Ortrun Hartinger of Leipzig, Germany, who won the 1999-present GT2, GT3, and GT4 class. Ortrun is currently on a year-long tour of the U.S. with her husband Christien in their “twin” GT3 RSs. Told that car shows in the U.S. are much larger and “more crazy” than those in Germany, their friends recommended they come to the U.S., rent a car, and tour around to experience the car shows. Ortrun and Christien were onboard with coming to the U.S. but nixed the idea of renting a car. If they were going to tour the U.S. they were going to do it in their own beauties! They applied for visas and in February 2020 came over with their two GT3s. They attended Werks Reunion 2020 in Amelia Island, entered their cars into the competition, and the “twins” tied for first place in their division!

Shortly after, the pandemic exploded, things shut down, and after only three weeks in the U.S. they cut their trip short and returned to Germany. After repeated application attempts, they obtained visa extensions, returned with the “twins,” and continued their dream trip touring the U.S. They are documenting their travels with the “twins” on Instagram. (You can follow their entertaining and enviable adventure on Instagram @gt3rs_twin.tour.) At the end of the day, B-Town, the local live band playing hits from the ’60s and ’70s on stage all afternoon, finished out their set with a last-minute request from Vu Nguyen for a special rendition of Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally.” We rode out the afternoon to “Porsche Sally.” There was too much to see and experience in one day, and proof that “It’s not about the cars, it’s about the people.” We can’t wait until the next Werks Reunion! Lisa and Robert Watt have been members of PCA since 2011 and are board-appointed Concours Chairs. Robert is also the Social Media Director. They drive a 2008 Cayman and 1975 911S. November/December 2021



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SBR’s Nicolas Liakas Receives Two PCA Awards At the September 4 Cars & Coffee, Nicolas Liakas was honored with two, important awards. First was the 2021 National Newsletter Contest of the Porsche Club of America trophy. He earned second place in Class IV as editor of Der Auspuff in 2019 and early 2020. This recognizes the quality, design, and content of our bimonthly magazine under Nicolas’ editorship. The second was the PCA award for Zone 8 Enthusiast of the Year 2020. This recognizes Nicolas’ involvement over the years, including his editorial responsibilities for and continuing contributions to the magazine, both in photos and the written word, his organizing and leading drives and multi-day excursions, and his high level of participation in all that our region does. We all benefit from his involvement and friendship. Thank you, Nick!

Nicolas Liakas (center) receives awards presented by Zone 8 Representative Jeff Peck (left) and congratulations from SBR President Rod Hersberger (right). – Photo by Gary Krueger

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SBR Explores

The Majesty of America’s Southwest September 14-20, 2021 Story and photos by Nicolas Liakas


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Arches National Park

t was a fantastic adventure undertaken by 23 SBR members in 12 Porsches of all types. September 14 was the departure date with a route that launched in Moorpark, included a lunch stop in Loughlin, Nevada, and ended in Flagstaff, Arizona. That was the first out of seven days and six nights on our tour that covered more than 2,000 miles. We spent our first night in Flagstaff: no touring, just a casual meal at our hotel. The second day, however, was full of anticipation as we passed Tuba City on our way to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona. Each of us was amazed at the landscape! (Plus, it was entertaining to find the owner of a luxury purse that contained financial resources, requiring personal attention and effort. The owner soon appeared and claimed her fortune.) We arrived in Moab, Utah, later that afternoon and immediately explored the town and its surroundings. We had looked forward to spending the next day at Utah’s Arches National Park, but by the time we approached the entrance gate there was a long line of vehicles waiting to get in. We finally made our way to Delicate Arch where no parking was available. A ranger waived us on, so we viewed the section known as Windows and another for the Delicate Arch. Many stops were made at sites such as Balancing Rock. Although most of us were tuckered out by late afternoon, some returned to Delicate Arch, found plenty of parking, and went on the three-mile round trip hike to the Arch. By dinner time we were exhausted, and that was cured by the consumption of ice-cold beer! On our fourth day we were awed by the mystery of Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah, a site that evokes numerous emotions. It’s an interesting story about ranchers and wild horses, but “you have to see it to believe it” and no further comment here as a result. Adjacent to the state park you enter the mysterious Canyonlands National Park, about 33 miles from Moab. We climbed high, we strolled low, and every trail was an adventure. All of us have numerous memories of climbing humongous boulders and going to the edge of ledges and cliffs!

Landscape Arch

Dead Horse Point

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Mesa Verde

Winslow, Arizona

An executive proposal, supported by 100% of the participants, directed us to a site not on the agenda: Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. The effort was well worth it as we gawked at the well-preserved ancestral Pueblo Indian cliff dwellings occupied over 700 years. Again, hikes were required to vista points, but they afforded spectacular views of the historic dwellings. The area’s history captured our imagination. The fifth day’s drive to Canyon de Chelly National Monument was marred by a sand storm that enveloped our convoy. Thankfully, the sand was very light, meaning no stones or rocks were kicked up and we made it through without any serious or visible damage. Nonetheless, the hearts of our members raced until the winds passed. The final day of touring directed us to the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Arizona, considered a meeting ground of two cultures: the Navajo and the settlers who came to the area to trade. Descendants of one pioneer family include the creator of the Hubbell Telescope and other exceptional creations and inventions. On our final day of touring, we visited the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert national parks in Arizona. The colors of the rock-hard trunks and the desert colors in the background created a kaleidoscope of nature’s efforts. Contrast this with our visit to Winslow, Arizona, which had us “standin’ on a corner,” as go the lyrics of Jackson Browne’s and Glenn Frey’s Take It Easy! Yes, it’s true, a week with the majesty of the Southwest was a week to remember. Nicolas Liakas is past editor of Der Auspuff. He’s been a member of PCA since 1994 and drives a 2020 992 C4S in Gentian Blue Metallic.


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SBR Annual Holiday Brunch


Saturday, December 11, 2021 — 11a.m.–2p.m. Spanish Hills Country Club 999 Crestview Avenue Camarillo, CA 93010

he popular SBR Holiday Brunch will take place this year at the beautiful and festively decorated Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. Join PCA friends to celebrate the holidays. In addition to a fabulous buffet, we will also install the 2022 officers and board members, those volunteers who make our club so active and enjoyable. To help spread the good cheer of the season, please bring an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more for donation to Unity Shoppe charity. The cost is $55 per person. RSVP by December 3. Questions? Call Doreen Pankow at 805-428-3423.

HOLIDAY PARTY BRUNCH MENU Specialty Scramble Sausage Links Applewood Smoked Bacon Herbed Potatoes Au Gratin Almond Crunch French Toast Omelet Station Assorted Danish, Muffins & Croissants Grilled Tri-Tip Grilled Salmon

Fresh Fruit Salad Mixed Green Salad Pesto Penne Pasta Salad Assorted Pastries, Cakes, Tarts & Pies Regular & Decaf Coffee, Iced & Herbal Teas, Juices No Host Bar Available Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Bloody Marys, Mimosas

The recommended Country Club dress code for ladies is dresses, skirts, pant suits, or coordinated ensembles, and for men is suits or sport coats and trousers.

SBR Holiday Brunch at Spanish Hills Country Club Saturday, December 11, 2021

Please mail this form no later than December 3 with your check for $55 per person payable to PCA/SBR to: Doreen Pankow, 1176 Via Carranza, Camarillo, CA 93010 Names: _______________________________________________________________________________ Email address: _________________________________ Cell phone: ____________________________ Number attending:__________


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Enclosed: $________________

Note: no refunds after December 3.

Sweetwater Run

sbr’ s Favorite Back Roads January 22, 2022


he Santa Barbara Region starts off the year with an event that features some of the back roads we (and our Porsches) love to negotiate. Lake Hughes, Spunky Canyon, Bouquet Canyon, Vasquez Canyon, and Agua Dulce Canyon roads: if you’ve not driven them, you need to. If you have driven them, you know why this excursion is popular. To share our stories, we’ll eat, drink, and relax for lunch at the Sweetwater Bar & Grill in Agua Dulce. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, in the parking lot at Denny’s Restaurant, 31724 Castaic Road, Castaic. The cost is $30 per person, including lunch. Note: no sign-ups or refunds for cancellation after January 10. All details will be provided before the event to those who register. Please use the form below. Include your check and lunch selection.

Sweetwater Run Saturday, January 22, 2022

Send this form, along with your check payable to PCA/SBR for $30 per person and the menu choices for lunch for those attending to: Lionel Neff, 6953 Shepard Mesa Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013 Name(s): email:

Cell phone:

Number attending:

Amount enclosed:

($30 per person. Note, no refunds after January 10)

MENU CHOICES (each person to select one sandwich and one salad and indicate the number requested for all items selected): BBQ chicken on a roll

BBQ tri-tip on a roll

Potato salad

Macaroni salad

Grilled cheese sandwich

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“ It took me five years to get a rare privilege, and it was a revelation! It’s an unassuming building on a remote road, but it is where Porsche was born: a Mecca for Porsche lovers. “


And The Holy of Holies Story and photos by Roger Katz

Original Porsche Design Studio, with Ferry Porsche’s VW, courtesy of Auto Review


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n our first trip to Europe in 2015, our destination was the birthplace of Porsche, the tiny town of Gmünd in southern Austria. Once off the autobahn, the route to the town is picturesque and things seem to go back in time. You find your way to the private Porsche Museum of Helmut Pfeifhover. Greeting you is the front half of a Porsche Typ 356 Gmünd above the doorway. Inside is almost beyond description: all types of Porsches and Porsche creations from 1900 to today! I was overwhelmed. On my first visit I met Helmut, the proprietor. He didn’t speak much English, so I showed him a picture of my ‘58 356A Super Coupe. His eyes lit up and it was instant recognition. “Ja! Ja! Is this yours?” “Yes indeed,” I replied. It was the beginning of a treasured friendship and mutual admiration of something that fills our lives with joy—Porsches! Each year thereafter, Mindy and I would trek to Gmünd, stay with a family at an Agroturismo, and visit Helmut and his son Christoph. In 2018, when I approached the front desk, Helmut wasn’t there. I asked about his whereabouts. “Oh, he comes in later; he has trouble walking now,” I was told. Later, Helmut and his son Christoph were kind enough to tell me the fascinating account of how Helmut got interested in Porsches. A nine-year-old Helmut was attending his grandfather’s livestock across the street from the rundown sawmill when he heard a sound. It was an automobile. Rarely did anything but an army vehicle come to Gmünd in the fall of 1944. As the noise grew louder, Helmut spotted a thing so strange it could have come from Mars. It was a VW Typ 60-64 K10 Berlin-to-Rome Racer! A well-dressed young man stepped out of the vehicle as Helmut stood in utter awe. Ferry Porsche was there to consider moving his father’s business from Stuttgart to this remote location to avoid destruction by the 8th US Air Force. Soon after, men and machinery moved into the old sawmill. Young Helmut grew to know the kids of the workers there and spied on their creations. After the War ended, things got even more interesting. Men were testing new and amazing cars. One day a car came out that was to become Porsche 356 #001, a mid-engine roadster. A coupe soon followed and young Helmut was smitten. Top to bottom: the town of Gmünd, the Helmut Pheifhover Porsche Museum, and Herr Pheifhover with the author’s cane in the Porsche museum November/December 2021



One can only imagine what it was like a few years later for a 13-year-old boy to watch as the first, hand-hammered 50 coupes were built and tested in the nearby mountains. Then, in 1950, everyone left and the old sawmill became an unwanted eye sore. Time passed, Helmut grew, and his fascination for Porsche took the form of ownership. Years of neglect and progress took its toll on the old sawmill complex and the once famous buildings disappeared. Finally, only one structure remained: the Design Center. It was to be bulldozed and Helmut was horrified by that prospect. He inquired about who owned the building and found that the mayor held title. Helmut begged the mayor not to destroy such a historically


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significant building, but the mayor held no admiration for its history. He told Helmut, “If you want to preserve it, YOU pay for the upkeep!” Helmut did for over a decade. Finally, the mayor sold the building—“the Holy or Holies”—to Helmut, who subsequently restored it. To show how important this feat of personal dedication was, two days before his death, Ferry Porsche arrived at Helmut’s museum. He told Helmut “We are automobile makers, we have to think of the future! You saved our past!” The building is a monument to excellence in design and is the only physical building of a major automotive builder I know of where they can say, “we started here!”

I had driven by the small building year after year, wishing I could go inside, but it’s closed to the public. Then, after four trips, I was alarmed by Helmut’s condition. Once at home I thought to myself, “what would aid my friend without insulting him?” One of Helmut’s prize possessions is a ‘58 Black 356A Carrera Speedster. I had an old road racing trophy with a Speedster model on top of it. I cut off the Speedster and mounted it on a telescoping, camera-pod leg. As a cane, this might afford Helmut the stability to move freely and be something he could see that met his passion. I sent it off to Austria. When I arrived the next year, Christoph met me and asked if I would like a personal tour of the “Holy of Holies.” Needless to say, I was thrilled!

We set a time the next day and Christoph and Helmut took me and Mindy through the building. Words can’t convey how deeply honored we felt. Christoph described each room. “This is Dr. Porsche’s and Ferry’s office. This is Erwin Komenda’s studio and his drafting board.” “This is the ACTUAL one?” I asked. “Yes this is the actual table on which he drew up the 356!” There was a blueprint on the board dated March 1948. Mindy snapped photos of everything as we walked through. It was overwhelming, to say the least. Of the millions of Porsche lovers, how fortunate I was to have such an experience! Roger Katz has been a member of PCA since 2013. He drives a 1994 Speedster in Guards Red.

Opposite page photos— Top: the restored Porsche Design Center, the “Holy of Holies.” Lower left: the office of Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche. Lower right: the drafting studio of Erwin Komenda. This page photos— Top: Christoph and Helmut Pfeifhover at the restored Design Center. Lower: Dinner with a view of Gmünd and the author with Herr Pfeifhover.

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VALENTINE HEARTTHROB TOUR Saturday, February 19, 2022


o celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day, it’s time to grab onto the things that stir the passions in all of us—the steering wheel of our Porsches and the embrace of our significant other. This tour is guaranteed to get your heart throbbing while engaging your passions. THE SCHEDULE • Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Porsche Dealership, 402 S. Hope Ave • Complete and submit your waiver • Receive your route itinerary • Enjoy complimentary pastry and coffee • Depart at 9:30 a.m.

Our tour takes us through the verdant backcountry of Santa Barbara County. Heading North on Hwy 101 we drive along the alluring coastline until we reach Santa Rosa Road where the driving adventure begins. Winding roads for the enthusiast and many vineyards monopolize the landscape. Where Santa Rosa Road ends, the spirited ride continues over Harris Grade to San Antonio Road and the long sweepers. Culinary delights await us at Trattoria Uliveto in the charming town of Orcutt. Owner Alfonso Curti has planned a spectacular three course meal especially for us consisting of a salad, entree, dessert, and nonalcoholic beverage. Meal choices are chicken marsala with mushroom sauce or filet of sole piccata. There will be choices for vegetarians. The price for this event is $45 per person which includes lunch, gratuity, and the SBR activity fee of $5. Please note there are no sign-ups or refunds for cancellation after February 10. All details will be provided before the event to those who’ve registered. Please use the form below and include your check and menu selection. Valentine Heartthrob Tour Saturday, February 19, 2022 Send this form along with your check payable to PCA/SBR for $45 per person and the menu choices for lunch for those attending to: Lionel Neff, 6953 Shepard Mesa Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013 Name(s): _________________________________________________________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________ Cell phone: ___________________________________ Number attending: _________ Amount Enclosed: ____________($45.00 per person. Note, no refunds after Feb. 10). MENU SELECTION (indicate the item and number requested): ______ Chicken Marsala _______Filet of Sole Piccata


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A Cruise to Greece November 20, 2021

Join your friends for a sparkling cruise through Santa Barbara Wine Country •


Meet at Dock 402 at 08:45 (AKA Santa Barbara Porsche Dealership, 402 S Hope Ave. ) • Complete your boarding documents • Receive your shore excursion itinerary • Enjoy complimentary pastry and coffee • Embark at 09:30


ur voyage will take us through the beautiful Santa Barbara Riviera to the Santa Ynez Valley Wine District. Our port of call will be Petros Winery. Petros showcases authentic Hellenic food and wine in an incomparable setting on Foxen Canyon Road. The owner, Petros Benekos, imports all the best culinary products from his hometown of Ioannina, Greece. The grapes are crafted in the Greek style from the Santa Ynez Valley AVA. The cost is $45 per person and includes lunch ($40) and the SBR activity fee ($5). Optional wine tasting is on your own. To sign up, please send the form below with a check payable to PCA/SBR to Una McKnight, 2308 Stafford Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91361. Questions? — (805) 750-3030 or email This exclusive cruise is limited to a maximum of 70 sailors. Book soon!


a cruise to greece -- santa barbara wine tour Saturday, November 20, 2021 Please fill out this form and send it with your check payable to PCA/SBR to: Una McKnight, 2308 Stafford Rd., Thousand Oaks CA 91361


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A Visit to Angel Martinez’s Collection


iving in Santa Barbara for several years, I was aware that club member Angel Martinez had some interesting Porsches. I did not know the extent of his collection until Editor Dennis Power wrote a piece about it in the January/February 2021 issue of Der Auspuff (see page 10 of that edition). Over


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Story by Rod Hersberger Photos by Steve Geldman

the next few months, Angel and I worked out a visit for a limited number of club members. On a gorgeous, mid-September Saturday, 25 Porsches and 36 participants set off from Santa Barbara’s Leadbetter Beach to view the collection.

Our first stop was in nearby Goleta at the Paddock Motor Club. After I introduced him, Angel spoke about the Paddock Club and how and why he collects Porsches. Martinez opened the facility as a shop for people to work on their own older Porsches. Master mechanic Joe Schneider is often on hand to assist. Angel also spoke about his initial attraction to Porsches and how important Porsche is as a brand and that the company never forgets it. He related how he acquired some of his cars and of his interaction with fellow collectors. The group spent time looking at the cars in the shop and talking with Angel and Joe about various models and restoration processes. The group then moved on to Ojai to see the rest of the collection. The route took us on a Santa Barbara backroad (SR-192) through Montecito and Carpin-

teria. We then took SR-150 up to Ojai. Angel keeps the rest of his collection in a specially designed garage that includes three lifts for double-decker storage. This part of the trip was more informal. The group spent a relaxed time looking at the cars, talking among ourselves, and asking Angel and Joe questions on restorations of the various cars. In addition to his several Porsches, Angel has two Alfa Romeos, a Simon Templar Volvo, and a very souped-up 1953 Chevy BelAir convertible reminiscent of older American cars in his native Cuba, along with a collection of bicycles. It was a very agreeable outing and we all thank Angel for his hospitality. Rod Hersberger is president of SBR. He has been a member of PCA since 2006 and drives a 2019 718 Boxster GTS in Carmine Red

SBR President Rod Hersberger with Angel Martinez

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Membership Report By Sue Kinsling

October Member Anniversaries 50 Years Matthias & Annette Hauck 44 Years Rick Martie Theise 42 Years John Shutt & Barbara Oldfield 39 Years John & Kendall Mattina 36 Years Steve Brown 35 Years Robert Lyons & Lorie McKean Lyons 28 Years Paul & Uraiwan Hodges Robert & Barbara Wait 23 Years George & Laurie Leis 22 Years David & Mindy Tennen 21 Years Juan Alva


19 Years John & Pam Alfenito Paul Porteous & Alex Hernandez 18 Years Jim & Wendy Brown Randy & Claire Fishwick Matt & Linda Stone 17 Years Michael Jacobs & Jessica Sato Kimberly Leonard & Gary Dent Jack Price & Aaron Milgrim Arleen & Joseph Scavone 13 Years Steven & Mary Casey Philip Henius & Lizzie Clapman William & Alisa Kling Richard & Linda Lange Fritz & Gretchen Olenberger 12 Years Richard Buckner & Robin Liebes Randy & Janet Foster Joe & Jane Niederst

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11 Years Pam & Ryan Dougherty John & Margriet Sands 9 Years Major & Susan Mirza 8 Years Mike & Valerie Brashears Davin Carey Michael Davis Dan & Christi Kaplan George & Hilary North 7 Years Greg & Rhonda Dumond Joshua Lusby & Trish Powell Steve Netherton Chuck Wampler 6 Years Gary & Jane Olmstead Zack Griffin 5 Years Christian Gari Douglas Jones Warren Nelson Daren Sherman Wayne Stelly Brett Taylor

4 Years Mark & Doreen Garcia Wolfgang Hoeck Allan Hunt Steward & Monique Jensen Glenn & Spencer Overley Robert & Alyce Parsons Mark Renner 3 Years Cory & Josee Bayers Dennis Chang Tony D’Amore Victor Muradian Todd Williams 2 Years Michael Leste 1 Year Luke Ebbin Jeffrey Knudtson William Rich Teri Wells

November Member Anniversaries 38 Years Alan Surgi & Julie Weiher 36 Years Noman Russell & Janet Benner Andrew Tymkiw & Jennifer Ngou 28 Years Masahiro & Kiyomi Iwadare 27 Years Carolyn Ewbank & Ruth G. Detrow 25 Years Michael Pomerantz 22 Years Ted Frech & Carol Prima 23 Years Houri Kharazi-Greko & Parisa Sajjadi 20 Years Sean Ezell & Suzanne Shepherd

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4 Years Robert & Darleen Krohn Skipper Stockman

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15 Years Chip & Donna Bell Rod & Susan Hersberger Richard & Joan Jonsson

8 Years Matthew Compton Gary Jacoby Neil & Christopher Petzing

3 Years Terry & Tammi Clark Bob Dalby Ronald Forster Jack & Kathleen Shaffer Debra Papageorge

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19 Years Chuck Miwa 18 Years Jeffery & Rosalee Merrick

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5 Years Dave & Karen Brooks Eric Carrier Victor Maxion Thomas & Karen Stephenson

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William & Margeret Mcdowell Santa Paula 2007 911 Carrera 4S Sam Worley Carpinteria 2019 911 Carrera Mark & Gioia Patla Goleta 2000 911 Carrera Mike Woods Santa Barbara 2013 911 Carrera S

Lani & Timothy Collins, Santa Barbara 1958 356 Speedster

Gregory Davidian Westlake Village 911 Turbo S

Tom Port Thousand Oaks 2016 Boxster Spyder

Peter & Marion Everest, Camarillo 2017 911 Carrera 4S

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David & Anita Marotta, Thousand Oaks 2012 Cayman

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Part 1 – 2022 Officers

Part 1 – 2022 Officers



[ ] Rod Hersberger [ ] Write-In _________________

Vice-President: [ ] Steve Doll [ ] Write-In _________________


[ ] Steve Doll [ ] Write-In _________________


[ ] Howard Rubenstein [ ] Write-In _________________


[ ] Howard Rubenstein [ ] Write-In _________________


[ ] Tom Sutphen [ ] Write-In _________________


[ ] Tom Sutphen [ ] Write-In _________________

The Santa Barbara Region Board of Directors and Nominating Committee offer the following slate of candidates to serve as officers:

[ ] Rod Hersberger [ ] Write-In _________________

The Santa Barbara Region Board of Directors and Nominating Committee offer the following slate of candidates to serve as officers:

Part 2 – Honorary Choices

Part 2 – Honorary Choices

SBR Man of the Year: Write-In _______________________________

SBR Man of the Year: Write-In ______________________________

Please submit the name of your candidate for:

Please submit the name of your candidate for:

SBR Woman of the Year: Write-In _______________________________

SBR Woman of the Year: Write-In ______________________________

Part 3 – Voter’s Name & Signature

Part 3 – Voter’s Name & Signature

Please print your name clearly. Ballots with illegible names will NOT be counted. Your signature is required per SBR By-Laws. Only the Member and Family/Affiliate Member are eligible to vote.

Please print your name clearly. Ballots with illegible names will NOT be counted. Your signature is required per SBR By-Laws. Only the Member and Family/Affiliate Member are eligible to vote.

_________________________________________ ________________________________________ Please Print Your Name Please Print Your Name _________________________________________ ________________________________________ Member’s Signature Date Member’s Signature Date

Please submit your ballot by hand, email, or mail no later than December 1, 2021 Send to Rem Laan, 2051 Cliff Drive Unit 19, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, or


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It is almost November and that means it is time to elect the Club’s officers for 2022. The Nominations Committee has put forth the following slate of candidates, but write-in votes are also welcome. According to the Region’s current by-laws, the term for all elected officers is two years, with a two-term limit. Here are short biographies of the candidates. Rod Hersberger – President Rod is a retired academic administrator from the CSU. He and his wife, Susan, live in Santa Barbara and they also have a family home in Virginia Beach. They travel extensively, often to visit their two children and three grandchildren. Rod currently drives a 2019 718 GTS Boxster. He has been a PCA and SBR member since 2006. Steve Doll – Vice President Steve’s first Porsche was a used 914 after college when he couldn’t afford a 356. Since those days he has owned over 60 cars and lately some fun Porsches. He and Caroline picked up their GT4 in Germany back in 2016 and have enjoyed a 68 911L for a few years as well. A big part of Steve's life has been community service and involvement. He is currently on the boards of the Pier Foundation, Visitors and Convention Bureau, Ventura Lions, Rotary, and the Ventura Land Trust Tom Sutphen – Secretary Tom is seeking his second term as Secretary. He bought his first Porsche in 1967, a 1963 356 Super. He joined PCA and the Santa Barbara Region in 2008. He spent most of his professional career in real estate, which was book-ended by teaching and owning a fast casual restaurant. He has served on both national and local nonprofit boards. Tom continues to volunteer for local nonprofits. His current Porsche has almost 190,000 miles on the odometer. Howard Rubenstein – Treasurer Howard purchased his first Porsche and joined PCA and the Santa Barbara Region in 2012. He has organized several club events and served three terms as Secretary. He seeks to serve his second full term as Treasurer.

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Please complete the ballot on page 40 and return it to Past President Rem Laan by hand, email, or USPS mail by December 1 (see instructions in the ballot). Ballots will also be available at the November Camarillo and Santa Barbara Cars & Coffees. Results will be announced at the Holiday Brunch on December 9. Extend your thanks and good wishes to the nominees.

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FOR SALE. Many collectable Porsche books, including three volumes of Excellence Was Expected, in original case, nine volumes of Up-Fixin der Porsche, PORSCHE 911 Perfection by Design by Randy Leffingwell, The Complete Book of Porsche by Chris Poole, and Porsche Museum. Also, a display case with models of 45 Porsches, four 18-wheelers, plus many other cars. Come see and make an offer on all or part of the collection. —Bob Bassett 805-388-2195

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