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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I wanted to mention that one of our new members asked if he could attend an autocross as a spectator? I wanted to share my response with you as I think it’s an aspect of club membership that gets overlooked in many peoples busy lives. Here it is with some minor edits… “Yes you and your wife (or associate member) can always attend PCA events as spectators. Even better you can volunteer and help with the event in some capacity! When you arrive at the event ask if the organizer(s) need any help. The best way to enjoy your PCA membership is by getting involved! My wife, Janice, accompanies me to most of the autocrosses I attend. She helps out with the timing when the Grand Prix Region does their Day Away From Work events at the Streets of Willow, resetting cones at the Santa Barbera Region Street Survival School, runs the hot pits for Golden Empire Region, and worked with the PCA Head Scrutineer at the California Festival of Speed.” We always have a great time!

I performed an overhaul of the code on our website to make the pages resize with your browser window in addition to having a Facebook feed and comments area on the site. Hopefully, I can figure out how to make the site more compatible with smartphones in the near future. Thoughts or comments are welcome!

Also, for some of our older members… take a look at the history page and send me photos of the club Presidents that I am missing. I know there must be some pictures stuck in a shoe box someplace!

Recent Activities. Visit our Facebook Albums for more photos and stories!

After our May breakfast social several members drove with me to the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond where the San Diego Region was having a Driver’s Education (DE) event on the “big track.” I had spoken with the track management and gotten them to waive the customary fee to enter the track. The idea of the trip was to give our members who were curious about what a DE was about a taste of the event. After parking we walked through the pits then headed over to turn 1 to watch some of the action before driving up to the Budweiser Balcony to watch the Porsches as they entered the Omega and speed down the hill.

We had a nice turnout for our New Members Fun Run and Lunch on the 9th of June. Two new members; Ian and Camille Anderson, and Glenn and Mary Jane Dabatos; brought their new Porsches out for an enjoyable drive from Palmdale to Acton, across Bouquet Canyon to Spunky Canyon to San Francisquito Canyon to Valencia where we had lunch at Margaritas Mexican Grill. We had six Porsches participate in the drive and met Lori DeCristo at Margaritas. Both Ian and Glenn had recently purchased their Porsches and we all enjoyed sharing our new and old rides with each other. I want to thank Mike Forest, our tour leader, for setting up the event and taking us over some of the best roads in the area!

Photos: (1) Erick Burkhardt and Camille Anderson; (2) Meeting at the Sweetwater Cafe in Aqua Dulce; (3) Glenn and Mary Jane Dabatos with their 2015 991 Carrera 4 GTS; (4) Janice Witteried with new member Ian Anderson; (5) At Margaritas Mexican Grill.

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Welcome New Members! We have four new members this month, I look forward to meeting you soon, well Sonny may be a longshot ;-). Visit the links at the bottom of this page for more information about your club!

  •  John Ament, Lancaster, 2004 Boxster S

  • Art Babcock, Santa Clara, 2008 Cayman S

  • Jim and Vanessa Davis, Acton, 2006 Cayman S

  • Sonny Burias, Manila (Philippines), 2008 Cayman 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.

Upcoming Events:

  • 27 June – DOUBLE HEADER! We are having a Breakfast Social at 9:30 at Margaritas Mexican Grill in Valencia. After the breakfast we make our way to the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar. The collection includes a large collection of cars, a steam locomotive with luxury train car, and the Nethercutt Collection of “functional fine art.” We plan to take a fun back road to the valley so bring your Porsche!

  • 4 July – Lancaster Breakfast Social at the Greenhouse Café in Lancaster. Meet at 9:30 for a holiday kickoff with your Porsche friends!

  • 18 July – Bob Gordon is going lead a fun run up Mt. Baldy. More details to follow soon!

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.

To receive your region announcements we need to have accurate membership data. Please ensure that your e-mail address is up to date. Go to the PCA Member login page to update your information online.

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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