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. Visit our
Facebook Albums for more photos and stories!
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
(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
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
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.
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
Send articles and photo submittals to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional info on submittals can be found
on our Newsletter page.
43759 15th Street West # 67
Lancaster, CA 93534