California Inland Region - Porsche Club of America

It's not just the cars, it's the People!

Abran RiveraHi, I am David Witteried, the California Inland Region President. Welcome to our web site! The CAI region is a charted region of the Porsche Club of America, Inc. and is part of Zone 8 which includes 12 other PCA regions. Our region was formed in 1987 and is generally made up of members in the 935xx Zip Code areas. California Inland Region is part of Zone 8 which consists of 14 chartered regions in southern California, Nevada, and Arizona. To see a Google Map of the CAI region boundaries click here.

Our web site is designed to be a useful tool and a place you will visit frequently. Use the quick links at the top of the page to view upcoming event fliers or the calendar page for longer range planning. If you have a question about the club try our FAQ page for a quick answer! Photos of recent events or an adventure you want to share are available on the photo gallery.

NEWS

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On June 27th, we started our morning in Palmdale with four Porsches making the drive on Bouquet Canyon Road to Margaritas Mexican Grill where we met Valencia area members for breakfast. I always love making the morning run through the canyons when the air is still cool and traffic is light!

After a great Mexican breakfast five Porsches drove through Little Tujunga Canyon (a great twisty road!) over the mountains to Sylmar and the Nethercutt Car Museum and Collection. After viewing the large collection of autos in the museum we walked across the street to the Nethercutt Collection.

We were greeted at the doors by two very knowable docents who guided us through the three floors of the collection. The theme of the collection is “functional fine art” in that everything in the collection served a practical purpose an everything that is on display was in working order. Many of the pieces are turned on and demonstrated by the docents. The first floor is set up to replicate a car dealership of the early 1900’s with marble floors and columns and beautiful motor cars. All of the cars are in running condition and are actually driven on the LA area highways for an annual picnic each year. One interesting display was an electric car from 1914 with its charger next to it, accompanied by a Chevy Volt with its charger for comparison. Something old is new again!

After viewing the cars we proceeded to the second floor where music boxes and hood ornaments were displayed. While watching a demonstration of a wax roll music player a young woman asked how many megabytes of music the wax cylinders might represent. I laughed and said there were probably at most a few kilobytes in the player!

Proceeding to the third floor we saw a collection of Orchestrals which were used in bars and dance halls in Europe to provide music for the customers. The orchestrals don’t “reproduce” music, they actually play the pieces using real instruments without any amplifiers or speakers! When the machines where demonstrated the docents opened the cabinets so we could see the bellows, gears, and belts that blew, beat, shook, plucked, and strummed the instruments. Very cool! The final demonstration was a pipe organ which is the largest organ on the west coast.

If you missed this tour, watch our events calendar because Lori DeCristo is working on getting us a tour of the Nethercutt Restoration shops where the beautiful pieces we saw are maintained and restored. This tour isn’t available to the general public so don’t miss it! 

Photos below by row, visit our Facebook page for more pictures:

(1) Janice Witteried, Timm Boot, Bob Gordon, John Quick, Carol Swede, and Vanessa and Jim Davis. (2) 1714 General Electric Mercury Arc Rectifier 100 Amp Battery Charger. (3) 1917 Rouch & Lang electric car. (4) Automobile showroom of the early 20th century. (5) Wax cylinder music player. (6) Pipe organ. (7) Bob Voeltz and Timm Boot at breakfast.

Welcome New Members! We have three new members this month, I look forward to meeting you soon. Visit the links at the bottom of this page for more information about your club!

  • James M. Davis, Acton, 2006 Cayman S

  • Art Babcock, Santa Clarita, 2008 Cayman S

  • John Ament, Lancaster, 2004 Boxster S

Help Wanted! Our club is operated by volunteers and we can use your help. Members and Associate Members can serve in any capacity. If you’re interested please contact me and we can discuss how you might contribute! We are also seeking new volunteers for our board of directors. Please consider adding your unique perspectives and interests to our community! THIS IS YOUR CLUB…take advantage of what it has to offer. Volunteers are the fuel that runs PCA!

CAI Upcoming Events:

1 August – Breakfast Social at the Greenhouse Café in Lancaster at 9:30 a.m.

13 August – CAI Board & Membership Meeting at Greenhouse Café in Lancaster at 6:30 p.m. (arrive early to eat)

22 August – Trail of 100 Giants Fun Run (fun drive and BIG trees!)

Do you have an idea for an event? Is there something you would like to see your club do? If so please contact me or any of the board members and we can discuss it. One of the more rewarding things you can do in the club is to volunteer to lead or help out with an event.

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Send articles and photo submittals to newsletter@cai.pca.org. Additional info on submittals can be found on our Newsletter page.
 
PCA-CAI
43759 15th Street West # 67
Lancaster, CA 93534

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