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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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