California Inland Region - Porsche Club of America
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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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Recent Activities. California Inland hosted our annual Concours at the College of the Canyons on 19th of April. We had a good turnout with 17 Porsches in judged classes and a few display cars to add to the pageantry. The weather was perfect with moderate temperatures and gentle breezes. Everyone one on Bob Gordon’s Concours team pulled together in spite of a few issues and the event came off with the participants all praising the event. We even recruited at least one new member from Ridgecrest who was shopping with his wife! Tom and Bev Gould pulled off a coup in the Full Concours class by getting a perfect score with their 1970 911E Targa. I think this is the first time I have witnessed this happening! I judged the undercarriage with engine and I didn’t find any dirt anywhere. Congratulations Bev and Tom! After judging was completed we all settled in for a wonderful picnic lunch amongst the Porsches afterward the awards were handed out. I want to thank our Concours team again: Bob Gordon (Chairman), Lori DeCristo, Mike Forest, Jim Gude, John Quick, Keith Marks (trophies), and Janice Witteried. Thanks for your help in making this a great event. More photos have been posted to a Facebook Album so visit and enjoy them!

 

On April 9th I got up early in the morning and drove down to Fontana to the Auto Club Speedway to help with setting up the Zone 8 Festival of Speed. I met my small team of volunteers and we set about decorating the infield for vendors row and the Porsche paddock. This involved putting up about 100 flags, banners, signs, and rails. It was interesting that when we arrived the track was a ghost town. It was very quiet and nobody was around… As we worked through the day I noticed a few small trucks and trailers arrive. Then latter I looked up and there were tractor trailers unloading tires, golf carts with pit crews, and race cars everywhere… Wow, where did they come from! On Friday the event got rolling and just picked up speed as the weekend progressed. There were time trials, wheel to wheel PCA Club Racing, Porsche test drives of the new GTS’s on an autocross track, vendors, a concours, track tours, Porsche Paddock, European super cars, Corvettes, and an autocross your own car event. There was a booth with a 918 Spyder, and Carrera GT; and an Enzo Ferrari across the way! For the kids there was slot car racing and video race simulators where you could race your friends. Mr. Alwin Springer was there as the Grand Marshal and you could explore the pits, meet the driver’s and crews, or watch the cars get worked on in their garages. I had a few friends help out with the track tour program which I was running this year. I would like to thank Lori DeCristo, Jim Gude as well as Eric and Sandra Burkhardt for helping out. They drove some of the pace cars during the tours and had a great time! Eric and Sandra even stayed over Saturday night and worked with me all day Sunday too while Lori was there for the entire weekend. Way to go guys! All-in-all, an excellent weekend of Porsche and sports car fun! (For a good article visit the Speed Hunters site.) On Sunday afternoon as we finished taking down the last flag and rolled up the last banner the track had returned to its quiescent state…just us and the wind.

 

Welcome New Members! We have three new members this month, I look forward to meeting you soon (I believe I’ve already met Ian at our Concours). Visit the links at the bottom of this page for more information about your club!

  • Nathaniel Dabatos, Valencia, 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet

  • David Fox, Wrightwood, Cayman S

  • Ian Anderson, Ridgecrest, 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. Currently we need volunteers for the following positions: Newsletter Editor and Webmaster. If you’re interested please contact me and we can discuss the jobs. The club will provide any necessary software and I can help with training and setup. We are also seeking new volunteers for our board of directors. Without fresh viewpoints and ideas the club can founder. 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:

On May 9th we are hosting a New Member Tour and Lunch. California-Inland Region is having a lunch and tour for our new members. Of course, all members are welcome to join the fun . The drive will take about an hour or so and will end at Margarita's Mexican Grill in Valencia. This is a chance to meet some new people in your club and to share some great roads and cars with fellow club members. We will be meeting in two locations to accommodate our Santa Clarita and Palmdale/Lancaster members. See the attached flyer for more details and you can RSVP on MotorsportsReg.

Want to learn how to drive your Porsche more quickly? There are two Autocrosses coming up soon. If you didn’t know, I am also the Zone 8 Autocross Chairman. This means I travel to lots of autocrosses all over southern California. The Golden Empire Region autocross is at the Shafter Airport (Hwy 99 and Lerdo Hwy), if you haven’t pre-registered you can sign up at the track on Sunday. This is one of my favorite tracks with lots of room and long lap times. The track is about 2 miles long! On May 17th the San Diego Region is hosting an autocross at Qualcomm Stadium. These are always fun tracks and are worth the trip.

A little further out, we are going to have another breakfast social at Margaritas in Valencia (see attached flyer) on June 27th. Mark your calendar so you don’t forget!

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.
 
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