not just the cars, it's the People!
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
up of members in the 935xx Zip Code areas. California Inland Region is part of
8 which consists of 14 chartered regions
in southern California, Nevada, and Arizona. To see a
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.
Visit our Facebook page
for the latest on what your club has been up to!
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
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
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.
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
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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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
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on our Newsletter page.
43759 15th Street West # 67
Lancaster, CA 93534