Jul-Aug 2024 Der Auspuff

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SBR Board and Appointees

SBR Calendar of Events

President’s Column

the Editor’s Desk

Anniversary Gala Flyer

Anniversary Raffle Flyer


President STEVE DOLL sdollres@outlook.com (805) 701-5511

Past President

ROD HERSBERGER rodhersberger@gmail.com (805) 698-1659

Board Appointees


BOB CLARKE bobshighwaygarage@gmail.com



JIM BROWN jimb968@gmail.com (805) 559-2004


doreenshinn@gmail.com (805) 232-8565


DENNIS POWER editor.derauspuff@gmail.com (949) 468-8608



Sue_Kin@hotmail.com (805) 340-0634

Goodie Store


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Activities Co-chair

LIONEL NEFF zuma13@msn.com (805) 890-0588

Activities Co-chair

ART SHINN artshinn@gmail.com (505) 348-7813

JAMES OLDHAM OldhamJames@msn.com




ROBERT & LISA WATT robert@wattrealestategroup.com

Dealer Relations

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RANDY KINSLING randkin1@gmail.com


GLENN CRAWFORD 1gunk@sbcglobal.net

Public Relations

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SBR 60th Anniversary Drive, Banquet, and Celebration

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Pine Mountain Club Drive via (reopened) Hwy 33

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June gloom arrived (actually, this year it was an extension of May gloom), but it seemed like April showers as I used the wipers while driving my Cayman up from Ventura to the Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee last Saturday. Fortunately, the rain stopped in Carpinteria and we ended up with a nice morning at Leadbetter Beach.

It’s hard to believe two months have gone by since our last magazine was published It’s also hard to believe this is June of 2024! Again, special thanks to all who contribute articles and photos, but particularly to your Editor Dennis Power for another awesome edition.

I’ve missed many of the club events lately, but hope you were able to participate in some of them. Thanks to Lionel and the ever-busy Activities Committee. The four-day Tahoe Trip and the Pence Vineyards tour and drive were amazing and had rave reviews. Most events are limited, and all fill up fast, so look for events in this magazine, on our website, or the earliest is at a Cars and Coffee announcement.

Coming up we have:

• Our Club 60th anniversary Gala brunch and drive on July 20

• Raffle tickets, at only $100 with a limited number to be sold, are available now on Motorsport Reg

• The Aloha Steakhouse breakfast on June 22

• Mike Malamut’s car warehouse tour on July 27 (watch for an announcement)

• August’s Cars and Coffees, and remember these two are Alternative Car Days

• John Barrison’s appreciated management of the Goodie Store, he has new hats (blue, red, and black) and coffee mugs on the way.

and events. She is looking into a ladies drive, which should be fun. Let’s get more ladies involved whether it’s yourself, your better half (that’s right let her drive the Porsche), or a friend.

On a personal car note, a good friend found a clean ’97 911 S2 in ocean blue metallic. After he decided not to buy it, I sold my ’68 911L

• The white-trim jackets you may have seen at a Cars and Coffee will be available to order on Motorsport Reg probably through mid-June.

Vice President Lorraine Gray has been spearheading the ladies’ lunches

Board of Directors Meetings

to make room in my garage. I didn’t know much about 993s because I think I was too busy raising kids during those years. I love the solid feel, the way it drives, and looking at those wide hips. So, while I miss my sort-ofrare early 911L it’s fun to have one of the last air cooled Porsches.

See you at an event!!!

SBR’s Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every odd-numbered month beginning at 6:30 p.m. At this time, the meetings are held online via Zoom. Member attendance and participation are encouraged. Contact SBR president Steve Doll (sdollres@outlook.com) to receive the Zoom link for each meeting. Board meeting minutes are posted on the SBR website as well: www.pcasb.org/#clubnews.



The 963 Roars: Porsche’s Hybrid Powerhouse Charges Ahead in 2024. When the Porsche 963 GTP was introduced last year, I was encouraged we’d see some significant success for a marque that has long been associated with racing. It was not to be that year. Things have changed; the 2024 season has been a triumphant one for Porsche’s return to the top class of sports car racing with the 963. This innovative hybrid prototype is turning heads and racking up podium finishes in both the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

ishes for Porsche Penske Motorsport’s Porsche 963 continues. In the 100-minute sprint race through the streets of downtown Detroit, Nick Tandy from England and the Frenchman Mathieu Jaminet clinched second place. Their teammates Felipe Nasr (Brazil) and Dane Cameron (North Carolina) wrapped up round five of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in fourth place extending their lead in the drivers’ championship. Currently, they lead the team standings in IMSA.

The 963 hasn’t just dominated stateside. In WEC, Porsche Penske Motorsport has showcased the car’s

Porsche Penske Motorsport, the factory-backed team, has spearheaded the charge. The Daytona season opener witnessed a thrilling victory for the No. 6 963, piloted by Dane Cameron and Felipe Nasr. This win set the tone for a season of consistent podium finishes, including a successful defense of their lead at Sebring and another podium at Long Beach. The streak of podium fin-

global prowess. A recent double victory at Spa alongside triumphs at other circuits solidify the 963 as a major contender. Right now Porsche leads the FIA Hypercar WEC Manufacturers Championship comfortably ahead of Toyota.

The 963’s success is a testament to Porsche’s engineering prowess.

The hybrid powertrain seamlessly blends a powerful internal combustion engine with a refined electric motor, delivering exceptional performance while adhering to stricter sustainability regulations. This innovative technology positions Porsche as a leader in the future of motorsport. Right now there are four Porsche 963 GTP cars in the field racing, two with Penske and one each with JDC-Miller Motorsports and Proton Competition.

It is also important to note that the dedication and skill behind the wheel of the 963 GTPs deserve immense credit. Both the Porsche Penske Motorsport factory teams and privateer entries boast a lineup of phenomenal drivers who have consistently delivered top performances throughout the 2024 season.

Our own Robert and Lisa Watt have been on hand at Laguna Seca and Long Beach. He provided the great image featured here. Robert adds, “It was awesome to witness and be front stage of the historic milestone.”

Looking ahead, the remainder of the 2024 season promises to be just as exciting. With multiple races left in both WEC and IMSA, Porsche Penske Motorsport and other 963 entries have the potential to claim championship titles. One thing is certain: the 963 GTP is a force to be reckoned with, making Porsche a dominant player in the top tier of endurance racing once again.



July 20, 2024 • Hilton Hotel, Santa Barbara

What has the Santa Barbara Region’s members jumping for Joy? The anticipated gala celebrating our 60th Year! How did we get here? Here are some of our achievements during the past 60 years:

• Our activities have graced the pages of PCA’s publication, Panorama, many times

• We were named a National Region of the Year multiple times

• We were named Zone 8 Region of the Year

• We hosted valuable driving education courses for young drivers

• Our membership blossomed to more than 800 primary members

• We conducted more than 300 one-day driving excursions to scenic and historic locations

• We participated in more than a dozen multi-day adventures in California and the Southwest

• We met more than 300 times for cars and coffee

• We’ve held 44 concours d’ excellence and many detail clinics for member instruction

• We produced an honored and awarded publication, Der Auspuff.

This milestone day will start off with a continental breakfast at Porsche Santa Barbara. After enthusiastic camaraderie with members, we’ll have a drive over some of our favorite roads. The day will end with a lunch, program, and announcement of our Anniversary Raffle winers, all at the beautiful Santa Barbara Hilton. Details will be sent to those registered.

Celebrate our 60 Years of success by joining your fellow Porschephiles on July 20, 2024. The cost is $100 per person, all inclusive. REGISTER AT msreg.com/sbranniversary When signing up, be sure to indicate if you will attend the continental breakfast.


Complete the coupon below and submit payment ASAP. First come, first served! Proceeds benefit our 2024 designated charity: Ronald McDonald House, Ventura. ONLY 400 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD, SO THE CHANCES OF WINNING ARE EXCELLENT!

• 1st Prize: Fast Lane Travel Traditional Fall Treffen for two, September 22-28, 2024. The event includes Stuttgart, the Porsche Factory Tour, the Museum Tour, driving on the Autobahn at speed, an Alpine Pass Drive, an overnight stay at Lake Constance, a drive through the Black Forest, the extra daily rental of a current model Porsche, and round trip coach airfare. Value: $15,600. (Cash option: $10,000.)

• 2nd Prize: Set of four tires for your Porsche, OEM, available via California Tire Co. in Newbury Park, CA. Value: $2,500. (Cash option: $1,000.)

• 3rd Prize: A one day adventure at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles including track time, an instructor and lunch. Two prizes for two people each prize. Value $2,400. (No cash option.)

• 4th Prize. Ceramic coating coupon from Ghost Shield, Newbury Park. Value $1,200. (No cash option.)

Winners need not be present at the drawing to win. The date for the first prize (Traditional Fall Treffen) is set by Fast Lane Travel. The other prizes must be claimed and completed by December 31, 2024. Incidental expenses are not included in any prize. Winners of all prizes will be required to execute liability waivers to the benefit of PCA and SBR prior to travel or purchase. SBR reserves the right to cancel the raffle drawing

Payment Information

Please send a completed form with check or money order payable to PCA/SBR to: Nicolas Liakas

5910 Grey Rock Road

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

• Entry deadline: July 15, 2024

• Winner announced on July 20, 2024

• Maximum number of entries: 400

and refund all funds received in the event that at least 200 tickets are not sold by July 15, 2024. Checks will not be cashed until the minimum number of 200 tickets are sold.

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May 4, 2024 — 49 Porsches and 79 members and guests

June 1, 2024 — 43 Porsches and 67 members and guests

Cars & Coffee photos are contributed by Randall Fishwick, Steve Geldman, Bill Hallier, Gary Krueger, and Dennis Power


May 11, 2024 — 33 Porsches and 49 members and guests

June 8 — 32 Porsches and 45 members and guests

The Pence Vineyard Drive, Dine, and Wine Event

Members of the Porsche Club of Santa Barbara are no strangers to the refined virtues in life, such as the sheer driving enjoyment offered by our Porsches, extraordinary foods to please the palate, the company of friends, and the simple pleasure offered by a glass of your favorite wine. With this in mind, I personally met Blair and Dianne Pence, the owners and operators of Pence Winery and Vineyards, to determine if they would be willing to make their facility available for one of our Porsche club events. Their answer was a resounding “YES,” the only condition being that since the winery would be closed to the public and open exclusively to us, the event would have to take place on a weekday. No problem. The date was set and preparations were set in motion for a backroads drive, the special greeting on arrival, a multicourse luncheon, and wine tasting.

The Pence Winery is located in Buellton on CA-246. It occupies 100 acres of former ranch

land, 65 acres of which are under cultivation of row upon row of vines that produce award winning wines among the green, sun-kissed, rolling hills of Sta. Rita Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area). It is an idyllic setting to produce the “Nectar of the Gods.”

The perfect day to drive, dine, and wine commenced on the morning of April 10, 2024, when our Porsche group of connoisseurs started gathering in The Habit Burger Grill parking lot off La Cumbre Rd. in Santa Barbara. The parking lot continued to fill with eager enthusiasts until the 62 attendees were ready to “get the show on the road.” It was decided in the name of safety to split the group into two; the first group led by me and the second led by past-president Rod Hersberger. The pre-drive discussion and instructions given and at 10:40 a.m., amongst the cacophony of the intoxicating sounds produced by 34 eager Porsches, the event was set in motion.

With the sun in full display, our drive took us north over CA-154 and San Marcos pass where the scene included green hills, various springtime flora, views of the spectacular Santa Ynez Mountains, and many ranches and vineyards along the way. As we descended into the Santa Ynez Valley, we were struck by the beauty of Lake Cachuma, filled to overflowing for the second year in a row in nearly two decades.

At mile marker 30, just past the town of Los Olivos, we made a left turn onto Foxen Canyon where the fun drive began. Within mere yards we were on Ballard Canyon Rd. where we eagerly drove its curves until the 36-mile marker. Here we turned left onto Chalk Hill Rd. and onward to and through Solvang. Though the group was temporarily separated by some road construction in Solvang, we waited until the group rejoined on Alisal Rd.

Alisal Rd. gave us more scenic sights, including sycamore and oak forested hills, open grass lands, and curvy adventures around every

corner. At mile marker 44, Alisal Rd. ends onto the Old Coast Rd., which we followed until it joined US-101 N. We continued on the 101 exiting on Santa Rosa Rd. There we turned onto Avenue of the Stars to CA-246 and west onto our appointment at the Pence Vineyards.

On our entry, I was surprised beyond expectation by what the Pences had in store for us. Much to the surprise and amazement of all, we were guided up the freshly graded dirt road into the actual vineyards where parking had been arranged. We were directed to a greeting area where a table was set-up and Dianne Pence personally checked us in while providing a wonderful glass of their award-winning Rosé of Pinot and a small cup of strawberry gazpacho. While at the table, we were all presented group numbers with instructions on how the tastings would take place. Once we were all checked in, we posed for a group photo under our Porsche Club banner.

OPPOSITE PAGE: SBR at Pence Vineyard. By Bill Hallier. THIS PAGE: the Alisal Rd. drive by Gary Krueger; pouring Pinot by Bill Hallier; and Porsches in the vineyard by Gary Krueger.

The Pences were most innovative in the manner by which the tasting was arranged. Instead of offering the usual wine tasting at the winery, they set up various umbrellaed stations amidst the vines that produced the wines we were tasting. Blair Pence embraced the opportunity to impart his knowledge about the various elements that go into producing award-winning wines. His wealth of knowledge about producing wine and the wine business were worthy of a college course.

The selection of wines offered for tasting included Pinot Noir, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Gamay, all prize winning and frequently hailed by wine aficionados. If the wine tasting and education weren’t enough, we were led to the resplendent garden dining area for a catered luncheon especially prepared for us by the First and Oak Restaurant of Solvang, a Michelin recognized establishment. We were seated at umbrella-protected picnic tables. The meal consisted of deliciously prepared short

ribs of beef, a baked salmon dish, roasted spring carrots, chimichurri pepitas, and grilled baby gem lettuce in spring pea pesto with pistachios, followed by cookies and coffee. Your choice of wine was included with the meal.

After the meal, we were each provided with a card to fill-out if interested in purchasing wine. In retrospect, and if measured by the unsolicited praise at the close of the event, this could only be regarded as THE PREMIER EVENT so far this year. A special thanks goes out to our hosts, Blair and Dianne Pence, for the warm greeting, unexpected and novel “in the field” wine tasting, arranging the fabulous luncheon, and being present as the perfect hosts at each stage of the experience. Their generosity was so genuine it made us all feel right at home.

Lionel Neff has been a member of PCA since 2020 and is SBR’s Activities Cochair. He drives a 2017 911 Turbo in GT Silver.

Tasting stations by Bill Hallier. Dori and Lionel Neff by Steve Geldman.
Luncheon on the green. By Gary Krueger

Porsche Mademoiselle Society Goes out with a Splash! 2006 – 2024

On Saturday May 18, 2024, nine Porsche Mademoiselles ventured out on an electric boat for a two-hour tour through the Channel Islands Harbor. We met in the parking lot all bundled up for a cold beginning— after all the sun hadn’t shown its rays for days! We had our shareable goodies with us and made our way to Hopper’s Electric Boat Rental. They were waiting for us and we boarded the 12 passenger My Patty. The boat was large enough to welcome all plus the shareable food. After basic instructions from the owner, we all boarded the boat and got into the bags of goodies to get the party started!

We made it in and out of all the docks where we waved at people sitting on their decks. We asked one gentleman who was grilling hamburgers if he wanted some company. He just laughed and waved at us. Not sure how he could have possibly turned away nine gorgeous women! It was so much fun seeing the backyards of beautiful, harbor-side homes with their own individual docks and boats and yachts of all sizes. It’s certainly a different perspective from the water side.

We had everything anyone could want for our journey: chips, chocolate, dips, fruit, cheese and, believe it or not, NOT A DROP OF WINE was had! Our little group didn’t need any help getting the conversation started and laughing for two full hours. The sun shone for our entire trip—amazing!

Karen Turek was our captain for the day. Karen and her husband, Mike, have a boat at Channel Islands Harbor and she was very familiar with the harbor itself and how to navigate and steer the boat without any help. We turned on a 1980s playlist and got the party started! We found ourselves going past some beautiful boats, a few kayakers, and a number of BIG sea lions that could have cared less we were in their water; they just looked at us and took a dive. There were pelicans overhead diving into the water for their mid-morning snack. What a sight to see; their precision is amazing!

As we were on our return lap to Hopper’s Boats, Mike Turek was coming into the dock from a sailing trip he’d taken with a friend. Mike was kind enough to take a picture of our little boat so we could share it with all of you. Sadly, our final PMS trip was nearly over.

To all of those who have participated over the years, a huge thanks for making our adventures memorable. For those who didn’t have a chance to participate, we’re sorry you missed out on some great times.

Karen Turek and I have put together a scrapbook covering the past 18 years. It will be available at the 60th anniversary celebration on July 20th at the Hilton in Santa Barbara. Please take a moment to view it and see how much fun we’ve had! Thanks for a great 18 years!

Lake Tahoe Jamboree

May 20-24, 2024

Day 1 - May 20. The day started wet and dreary, not the weather one would want for a 500-plus mile drive. Weather aside, we fired up our Turbo at 6:30 a.m. By 7:30, we were on the road hoping to meet-up with everyone in Castaic. Once there, out of the mist and fog, the eight other Porsches appeared. I gave the pre-drive directions and safety talk and at 8:00 a.m. we were off. Other participants got underway from elsewhere or set off the day before.

Our drive took us onto I-5 over the Grapevine and Tejon Pass. The weather cleared and traffic was light, so I set the cruise control at a reasonable speed and settled back. At mile marker 22 we took CA-138 east for the junction with CA-14 northbound and into the Mojave Desert. North of the town of Mojave, the

monotony of the road is relieved by a variety of sights. Among them, Red Rock Canyon, with its fascinating rock formations and sweeping curves, provides a feast for the senses.

Near Ridgecrest, we connected to scenic US Route 395. I never tire of being wowed by the Sierra Nevada mountains to our left and the wideopen ranges, and this year the former lake beds were replenished with last winter’s rains. The first town after the desert stretch was Olancha. A “thriving” town of 171 at an elevation of 3,698 ft. passes into obscurity as we whisk by. Next is Lone Pine, replete with the Museum of Western Film History, the Alabama Hills where many movies were filmed, and Mt. Whitney Portal where the trail begins up the highest mountain in the contiguous United States (14,505 ft.).

Not far from Lone Pine is Independence where the historic courthouse stands, famous for the arrest and indictments of Charles Manson and the Manson Family. Soon after Independence was Big Pine. Fifteen miles more and we finally arrived in Bishop where we lunched at Erick Shat’s Bakery, known by many for great food and spectacular pastries. After lunch we fueled up and continued north on the 395 and up Sherwin Grade, a long, steady climb into beautiful alpine vistas and heavenly cloud formations.

From this point onward the views and sights continued to fill our heads with the joy of the journey even though a bit of fatigue was starting to set in. We drove past Mammoth Mountain, June Lake, Lee Vining, Mono Lake, and Bridgeport (where gas was over $7.59 a gallon). Ahead lay Walker Pass and Topaz Lake, and at Garnerville we took CA207, the Kingsbury Grade, and over Daggett Pass to Lake Tahoe. Here, we easily found our soon-to-be home away from home: The Landing Inn and Spa in South Lake Tahoe. The Landing sits at water’s edge with a private beach and many amenities. The hotel provided private parking for our Porsches. Our rooms were quite comfortable with fireplaces, wonderful beds, and everything one could wish for.

Following an over 500-mile, nine-hour driving day, most of us opted to dine at Jimmy’s, the hotel’s restaurant. It was a wonderful dining room with a satisfactory menu selection and the best bar around. After a rewarding evening

spent recapping the adventures of the day, we all retired filled with good food, new memories, and anticipation for the day ahead.

Day 2 - May 21. At 37 degrees, a chilly morning greeted us. However, not to be discouraged, our intrepid band of Porsche enthusiasts gathered to engage in one of our best pastimes: driving our Porsches. The plan for this day was to circumnavigate the 72 miles around Lake Tahoe. We were off onto CA-89 on our way to our first stop at Emerald Bay. The road to this iconic spot is not for the faint of heart, with sharp five-mph curves, steep rises, and cliff-side drops absent guardrails; one mistake could prove unforgiving. On arrival, we were fortunate to find parking for all 12 Porsches. The views were surreal and the joy of being together in this heavenly spot abounded. Emerald Bay is the only bay on the lake and is home to Lake Tahoe’s only island. It is also the site of the Vikingsholm Castle built in the 1920s by Mrs. Lora Knight.

We continued around the lake and while on the west side, passed through Homewood, a small town and ski area with 200 residents. From here it was Tahoe City on the north shore and the location of the Lake Tahoe Dam and headwaters of the Truckee River. The dam provided an interesting spot to visit where a flock of geese greeted and amused us. The dam was constructed in 1913 and regulates the top six feet of Lake Tahoe. (continued)

OPPOSITE: The SBR travelers at Emerald Bay. By Dennis Power
THIS PAGE— LEFT COLUMN: On the road and at The Landing. By Bill Hallier RIGHT COLUMN: Sierra view and Emerald Bay. By Dennis Power

After our dam visit we started around the lake searching for our luncheon stop at Gar Woods Grill & Pier, famous for being a gathering spot for the renowned classic wooden boats. When we arrived with our collection of Porsches we were greeted warmly and seated on their umbrellaed deck overlooking the magnificent lake. After a great meal, we walked next door to Sierra Boat Company where wooden boats were sold, stored, and restored. What a treat seeing these works of fine craftsmanship.

We continued past Kings Beach and along the east bank of the lake, taking a short side trip on Lakeshore Dr. in Incline Village, where a community of stellar mansions gave rise to envy and appreciation for the artful designs and strategic positions adjacent to the lake. From here it was on to our hotel. Though the drive was over, still awaiting us was a pre-arranged group dinner at the Chart House located in the hills overlooking the lake. When we arrived, we were guided to our private dining room. A great meal was enjoyed by everyone and accompanied by new tales of the day’s adventures.

Day 3 - May 22. Our excursion today was a visit to the National Automobile Museum in Reno,

NV. The day started with a continental breakfast served at our hotel. Our drive took us north on U.S. Route 50 all the way to Reno. At the museum where the staff was waiting for us our docent Jerry Sures introduced himself, gave a brief overview of the museum, and transitioned into a tour of the galleries and question-and-answer sessions.

The museum was originally part and parcel of the Bill Harrah collection from which over two hundred exceptional vehicles remain. Featured are vintage, classic, and special interest automobiles; rare and one-of-a kind wonders; dynamic race cars; and one of the finest horseless carriage collections in the world. Jerry was retained for a brief one-hour overview, however once he got going he continued for over two hours. The women in the group were spellbound by his oratory - NOT! Allin-all, though, it was a wonderful experience.

After our extraordinary museum tour, we retired for lunch to Bertha Miranda’s Mexican Restaurant, conveniently located across the street from the museum. From here, everyone took their own chosen route back to the hotel. With no preset dinner plans, everyone found their own favorite place to dine.

TOP: The group at the National Automobile Museum, Reno. By Bill Hallier

Day 4 - May 23. Planned as a long drive to Virginia City, it was decided instead to have a free day. Three couples headed home early. The remainder chose to take private drives, go for hikes, or explore South Lake Tahoe galleries and shops. It turned out to be a pleasant, casual day: just what Dr. Ferdinand Porsche would have prescribed after three action packed days and a nine-hour drive home looming the next day. We had another free night for dinner, and for some a visit to the bar at Jimmy’s before “beddy-bye.”

(Note: the chocolate martinis here are not to be missed.)

Day 5 – May 24.Though difficult to leave the beauty of the Lake, we all faced a long drive back home. Everyone went their own way and at their own pace. In retrospect, it was a fabulous time, spent with wonderful friends, at a spectacular hotel, and in an idyllic setting. Best of all were the miles spent in our glorious Porsches.

Lionel Neff, a member of PCA since 2020 is SBR’s Activities Cochair. He drives a 2017 911 Turbo in GT Silver.

TOP LEFT: Gar Woods restaurant. By Dennis Power
MIDDLE LEFT, TOP RIGHT, AND MIDDLE RIGHT: Scenes from the National Automobile Museum docent tour, including mademoiselles Doreen Shinn, Doreen Pankow, and Dori Neff enjoying a bit of nostalgia in period costume. By Bill Hallier
BELOW: Docent tour continued. By Dennis Power

Air|Water 2024

The inaugural Air|Water Porsche show was held on April 27, 2024, in Costa Mesa, California, at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The event was created by the team behind the renowned Luftgekühlt, which celebrates air-cooled Porsches. Unlike Luftgekühlt, Air|Water embraced the entire Porsche legacy featuring a wider range of cars, including classic and modern Porsches, race and street cars, and air-cooled and water-cooled models (from the earliest 356s to the latest offerings). According to the organizers, the event showcased over 1,000 Porsches covering just about every variant, color, and configuration alongside 23 exhibitors and 9 brand partners. They reported over 11,000 attendees from more than 21 countries.

Among the entries to the general show were hundreds of invited participants whose cars were truly unique, either because of their rari-

ty or history. There were also several hundred entries by the likes of you and me, included in part because we entered early and paid the participation fee.

The Santa Barbara Region was well represented. Steve Geldman entered his Sapphire Blue Metallic 2016 Carrera GTS and Art Shinn his Shark Blue 2024 718 Boxster GTS. Past-president Rod Hersberger had his Carmine Red 2019 718 Boxster GTS on display. My White 2024 718 Boxster S was relegated to a special section for white cars rather than the general field. This was in a striking assembly curated by Jeff Zwart of 33 white Porsches representing each era. Attending as participants were Randy Fishwick, Steve Doll, Dominic Bonelli, Dave Reifsnyder, and Alan Surgi, among others I no doubt missed.


Each of the large hangars at the fairgrounds was filled with themed displays. There was a showcase room of key Turbos, a transaxle promenade, and a working barn with vintage grit and retro racing finds. An overland and rallye display was outdoors on the dirt-surfaced Sports Action Arena.

Photos by Dennis Power unless otherwise noted.
Turbos. By Leslie Power

A special feature was the Broad Arrow Porsche-only auction that attracted some famed collectors and buyers as well as many first-time live auction attendees. Some outstanding models were on display for inspection. It was interesting to see what big money can take home. A 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach went for $2,865,000. But, hey, it had less then 500 miles on the odometer, was finished in optional Liquid Metal Silver (a $63,000 option when ordered) over optional Onyx Black full leather with Acid Green accents ($26,000) and outfitted with the Weissach Package ($84,000). Among the other big sellers was a 1988 Guards Red Porsche 959 Komfort for $1,930,000. It included Canepa “Gen. 3” engine enhancements and “Canepa S” suspension among other upgrades. I felt giddy standing next to a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in Black as it sold for $1,792,500. But who could resist since it was accompanied by a Dark Grey five-piece luggage set and factory car cover. You get the idea. All in all, the auction consisted of 56 cars and 41 lots of memorabilia and saw strong attendance from both registered bidders and their guests alongside show spectators, resulting in a standing-room-only atmosphere for the entire event. Total sales surpassed $15.6 million with a sell-through rate of 80% for the event.

This was the inaugural year for Air|Water as a standalone event. I haven’t heard anything official, but the event’s success suggests organizers may intend for Air|Water to become an annual affair in Costa Mesa, unlike Luftgekühlt which changes locations every year. There was a lot to see and do and southern California is clearly an ideal place for it to happen. To quote the event organizers, “What do you say we do it all again next year, with a little more octane added to the recipe?”

Dennis Power has been a member of PCA since 2004. He is editor of Der Auspuff and drives a White 2024 718 Boxster S.

The auction. By Steve Geldman
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach, sold price $2,865,000.
Photo by Broad Arrow

My First HPDE – I’m Hooked!

It finally arrived – my first high performance driving event (HPDE) with my six-speed 987 Cayman S. I had been dreaming of Porsches ever since those rides to the batting cages as a kid in my grandfather’s Guards Red Carrera. I was hooked on Porsche as soon as my head snapped back with each upshift. Now, I not only had a P-car of my own, but I was going to see its true capabilities!

I had signed up for an HPDE event at the beginning of 2020. That event was canceled due to the pandemic. Then my wife and I had another child and life got busier than ever. But I always kept my eye out for track events and vowed I would eventually put my helmet purchase to use!

After making all the travel arrangements, getting car inspections, driving out to the desert, attending ground school, and topping off the fuel, there I was staring at the track through a locked gate. Uh oh. But it was just a minor navigation hiccup and I found my way to the Streets of Willow. Now all I had to do was attend the morning briefings, put seemingly endless amounts of blue tape all over my car to protect from dings, and meet my brave instructor.

I have to admit, the night before I was feeling nervous during ground school. Would I remember all the hand signals? Would I need to heel-toe well? How much tire pressure would be too much once the sun came out? My questions were swirling. Fortunately, another instructor and SBR’s Glenn Crawford answered all my novice questions with confidence. Then it turned out Glenn was also my instructor for the event. He put my anxiety at ease by asking me what I hoped to get out of the experience. He was thorough and serious about safety and etiquette which helped me relax so we could enjoy the sessions.

As a novice, having a warmup lap during the first session was also key to my driving confidence. Glenn’s hand

signals were very clear and easy to follow so that I could start getting around the track more smoothly and, of course, faster. That doesn’t mean putting down a consistent lap time was easy! It was fun to get faster and realize there is a big journey ahead if you want to build up your driving skills and challenge yourself.

I was hooked! My adrenaline kicked up for the start of each session and I found I was getting faster each time. Sometimes I was passing fellow PCA friends and other times I had to concede that another driver needed to overtake me. It was a great dance. Between sessions, veteran members shared tips with me, the novices and I laughed about our first experiences and minor mistakes, and of course we talked about Porsches all day–always a good time!

Even if I don’t find the time to attend all the PCA motorsports events each year, just getting the experience of one HPDE event has improved my driving habits. I have adjusted my driving position in my Cayman and our other cars, I look farther ahead down the road, and I see racing lines everywhere I drive (even while playing with my children on tricycles in the school yard). Well, for regular on-the-road driving, let’s call ‘em efficient driving lines.

I feel more joy in everyday driving with a new found appreciation for the car as a machine. I feel less hung up about rock chips and other exterior problems (don’t get me wrong, it’s never pleasant), but I look at the car more as a gorgeous performance tool and not just something to leave sitting in the garage for a perfect day.

If you’ve never put your car on the track, I say do it— you will never forget it!

Dustin Dockter has been a member of PCA since 2020. He drives, and now tracks, his 987 Cayman S in Guards Red.

Porsche Ladies, We Need You!

Ladies, whether you are the Porsche driver or riding shotgun, we need you!

The lovely Porsche ladies (Mademoiselles) have met for a variety of activities over the years, and we would like to keep these events lively and ongoing. Under the guidance of Lorraine Gray, our new Santa Barbara Region Vice President, it is our hope that we can hold a monthly gathering of Porsche women. A recent event was the Island Explorer dolphin watching excursion in January, organized by Carol Mathieu. In March, Lorraine Gray gathered a group of 12 of us for a delightful brunch on the lake at Boccacio’s Restaurant in Westlake Village; the food was excellent, and we enjoyed having the opportunity to meet new and diverse people.

Spanish Hills Country Club was the site of our April get together where we had 15

ladies attending. It was an idyllic setting, and from our table, we looked out over the beautiful golf course on a perfect California day. The conversation was lively, and we shared some very interesting experiences. We have Lisa Bowman to thank for arranging this entertaining occasion. In May, Carol Mathieu arranged a boat outing at Channel Islands Harbor. There are few things more enjoyable than relaxing on a boat, sipping a lovely beverage, and letting someone else take you away! We envy those lucky voyagers!

The June event will be a patio lunch at a small private residence in Agoura Hills at the home of Becky Jones. It will be a very relaxed occasion, and we hope to welcome new faces and further cement relationships among those who have joined our previous parties.

It is our goal to continue these gatherings. They provide wonderful opportunities to have fun meeting new people, finding out about each other, and forging friendships. We are open to suggestions for activities; please give us your ideas. We can take day trips, wine tastings, boat trips, lunches, happy hours; let’s use our imaginations! Please send your ideas to Lorraine Gray at grayandassociates@me.com


Julia Francis Thousand Oaks 2018 911 S

Sean Silver Moorpark 1974 911

Brad Lewis Moorpark 2024 911 Turbo S

Johnnie Hendon Camarillo 2018 718 Cayman

New Members

Jeff Byrne Santa Barbara 1996 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Stephen & Bente Millard

Santa Barbara 1976 912 E

Joel Richman Westlake Village 2020 911 4S Cabriolet

Andrew Winterbottom Avila Beach 2016 911 R

Tom Mccann

Santa Rosa Valley 2015 911 GT3

Allan Huxley Newbury Park 2018 Macan GTS

Sue Kinsling
Pete & Lisa Weeger
Brad Lewis
Gelfuso Family: David, Heidi, Peyton, & Preston
Tom McCann
Julia Fancis & son Benjamin

July Anniversaries

August Anniversaries

Joseph & Leslie Bussing Dan Dominguez

Scott Farrell

Bruce & Laurie Whitney 6 Years

John & Debra Haigh

Stephen & Carol Hart Christian Mejia

Mark & Tina Gonzales

Glen Barclay

Henry Hutsell

Glen Barclay Rodney Loehr


5 Years

Matt Ferguson

Ward Preston

4 Years

Ian & Denise Burrows

Allan &Lisa Crocket

Peter Hartmann

Lionel & Dorie Neff

Bill & KC O’Donnell

John Quick & Ehren Quick

Dave Seibold

3 Year

Cody Barry

Blake & Adelina Brisbois

William & Margeret Mcdowell

2 Years

John & Lisa Garcia

Michael Novotny

Monica Romero

Doreen Shinn

Mark Uribe

1 Year

Scott Bankson

Evan Caves

Timothy Davis

Chase Duddy

Ellyn Feingold

Patrick Leibrich

Brett Morrison

Daniel & Michael Patlin

Michael Safier

Pine Mountain Drive and Dine

Saturday, August 17, 2024

This event takes us into Los Padres National Forest on a road that is designated a National Forest Scenic Byway. We start at the Chevron Station on the south side of Seaward Avenue in Ventura (920 S Seaward Ave., 93001). The drive is through Ojai on CA-33, the Maricopa Highway through Casitas Springs, along the gorge of the north fork of Matilija Creek, through Wheeler Gorge, and into Rose Valley. From there the curves tighten as we descend toward Lockwood Valley. At the bottom of the grade, CA-33 picks up the westward-trending course of the Cuyama River where the mountain curves give way to broader straightaways. Before your eyes are cultivated acreage of ranches, pistachio farms, and vineyards. (If time permits in Ventucopa we will stop at the Pistachio Factory). At CA-166 it’s on to Hudson Ranch Rd., into the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, and upward to Pine Mountain (6,100 ft.) and the Pine Mountain

Club (5,500 ft.) where arrangements have been made with the club’s Condor Restaurant for a luncheon in their private dining room.

We note that repairs are still to be completed on CA-33 owing to two successive years of heavy rain and there may be delays. However, your patience will be rewarded with a fabulous drive both before and once past the construction zones. The event is limited to 25 vehicles. Menu selections and detailed driving directions will be made available through Motorsport Reg two weeks prior to the event. The price for the drive and lunch is $42 per person plus a $2 msreg transaction fee. This is one drive you won’t want to miss. Register at msreg.com/pinemountain. For questions about the trip contact Lionel Neff at zuma13@ msn.com. For questions about registration contact Doreen Shinn at doreenshinn@gmail.com.

SBR’s Gimmick Rally 2024

Saturday, September 21

I have a Taycan Turbo 4S, so I will win the Gimmick Rally!

No way! You will miss the clues and lose! BRAINS beat BRAWN!

A perfect drive for Porsches, with beautiful scenery but requiring careful powers of observation and clever thinking. Those with the highest number of correct answers will be our cash-prize winners. You will need a driver in a Porsche, a navigator, and a clipboard with pen or pencil. Water, sunglasses, and sunscreen will come in handy, too. The rally is always a “bonding experience” for you and your navigator.

The meeting time is 8:30 a.m. at Porsche Santa Barbara (402 S Hope Ave.). A complimentary continental breakfast will await us. Essential rally clues will be given, so you don’t want to be late! We leave on the route at 9:30. The rally ends at Borchard Community Park in Newbury Park where we will enjoy a great barbecue lunch by Q-Time BBQ.

The total cost is $45 per person, including lunch, beverages, and the SBR activity fee. Register at msreg.com/2024gimmickrally. Questions about the trip?—contact Jerry Lasnik at jerry@lasnik.net or (805) 8896963. Questions about registering?—contact Doreen Shinn at doreenshinn@gmail.com or (805) 232-8565.

2024 Zone 8 AX, DE, & TT AT REgional Tracks

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SDR AX (see SDR website for location)

CCCR AX Academy at Santa Maria Airport

CCR AX at Santa Maria Airport

LAR AX at Port of L.A.

CCCR AX at Santa Maria Airport

SDR DE/TT Willow Springs

SDR AX (see SDR website for location)

LAR AX at Storm Stadium, Lake Elsinore

SBR/LAR/GPX DE at Streets of Willow

CCCR AX at Santa Maria Airport

SDR DE/TT Chuckwalla

CCCR DE at Buttonwillow

SDR AX (see SDR website for location)

CCCR AX at Santa Maria Airport

SDR AX (see SDR website for location)

SDR TT at Buttonwillow

AX = Autocross, DE = Driver’s Education, TT = Time Trials, and CR = Club Race

CCCR = California Central Coast Region, GEM = Golden Empire Region, GGR = Golden Gate Region, GPX = Grand Prix Region, SDR = San Diego Region, LAR = Los Angeles Region, LVR = Las Vegas Region, and RR = Riverside Region.


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Porsche Club of America


Zone 8 Representative

Lori DeCristo

California Inland Region


Linda Cobarrubias Grand Prix Region


Monica Ashbury

Orange Coast Region


Autocross Chair

Bill Thorp

San Diego Region

Chief Driving Instructor

Scott Mann

Las Vegas Region

Club Race Advisor

Skip Carter

Grand Prix Region

Concours Judge Admin.

David Witteried

California Inland Region

Event Information Chair

Jim Alton

San Gabriel Region

Rules Coordinator

Tom Brown

San Diego Region

Rules Technical Advisor

Russell Shon

San Diego Region

Social Media Chair

Vinita Khilani

Los Angeles Region

Time Trial/DE Chair

Russell Shon

San Diego Region

Rules Coordinator/ Webmaster

Tom Brown

San Diego Region

Porsche Club of America, Zone 8 is comprised of 15 club regions in the Southwestern United States, encompassing Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada. This dynamic PCA Zone has Club Racing, Concours d’Elegance, Rally, Driver’s Education, Autocross, Time Trial and special events scheduled throughout the year. Zone 8 is about the people and we have fun!

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Porsche 19” OEM BBS Sport Wheels

Fits 997 Carrera, Carrera S, Targa, others. Will fit most non-turbo 997s.Wheel Sizes:

Front:8Jx19 ET57 Offset 57

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Front: 235/35ZR19 87Y

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Fully outfitted racing manikin 6’ manikin in full racing uniform with helmet, gloves, shoes, and nomex unnderwear.

Also has many patches: Riverside international raceway, Laguna Seca raceway, Willow Springs international raceway, Porsche Owners Club, Porsche Club of America, B.F.G, Goodyear, etc. Comes mounted on a steel and glass stand.


Bob Bassett 805-388-2195

PCA/SBR Classifieds


Classified ads of 50 words or less 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 the editor at editor. derauspuff@gmail.com with text in a Word document and with photos as jpegs.


2006 Cayman S

70,000 miles

6-speed manual transmission. Guards red with tan interior. Original owner, always garaged and regularly maintained at Rusnak Porsche Westlake.

Asking $30,000

John McNair 805-340-4151


1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 165,000 miles

Black on black. Very well maintained with service records available. Recently installed with new catalytic converter and new clutch/ flywheel/upgraded parts. Has G50 transmission with upgrade kit. FUCHS wheels (7 front and 8 rear). Many other nice features and fun to drive

Asking $69,00

Ron Shanon (310) 968-2620 or rshanon@yahoo.com

1989 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet

99,500 miles

Air conditioner with upgraded hoses and center outlet. 16” Fuchs wheels. Aftermarket CD stereo HiFi Sound. Alarm system. Short gear=shift lever. Cruise Control. G50 transmission. Sport seats with electric adjust. Electric top. Euro Turbo steering wheel. Original paint and top. Certificate of Authenticity

Asking $64,500

Jon Lutz jlutz1937@att.net


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