California Inland Region - Porsche Club of America

It's not just the cars, it's the People!

Abran RiveraHi, I am Lori DeCristo 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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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! 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!

Recent Activities. Visit our Facebook Albums for more photos and stories! If you have attended an event with us or another PCA Region and have some photos or a story you would like to share, write me and I will get your stuff online!

What a busy month it has been! The election for our club’s 2016 Board of Directors was completed with 12 votes cast. The results were unanimous for the slate of candidates. Next year’s board will be:

     President: Lori DeCristo
   
Vice-President: Jim Gude
    Secretary: Mike Forest
    Treasurer: John Quick
    Past President: David Witteried

While November and December were quite within California Inland Region, they were busy around in Zone 8! On November 20th Porsche Cars North America welcomed the PCA to come view its display at the LA Auto Show. I understand this event sold out the first day registration became available! Luckily my wife, Janice, was working on her computer when the email announcing that registration had opened arrived and she immediately signed us up. We had a great time meeting the lead engineer of the Cayman GT4 Club Sport as well as several of the national board members and PCNA officials.

 Photos: (1) Model of the 919; (2) GT3 RS; (3) David Witteried and Glenn Dabatos (CAI) check out the new Boxster Spyder; (4) David Witteried (CAI) in the new GT4 Club Sport; (5) GT4 Club Sport; (5) Lynn Christopher (GEM) with Caren Cooper (PCA President)

After we tired of walking around the auto show we drove over to the Ontario Mills Mall where we joined up with some other Zone 8 members for dinner Friday evening. The following morning I got up early and made the short trip to Porsche’s training facility for the PCA Tech Tactics. This is an annual event where PCA and PCNA bring in experts on various topics like tires, brakes, the new 911’s with turbos as well as other topics. There was one of the new 911’s on a rack so we were able to go under it and view how the new engine and suspension are put together. This is a great event and I encourage you to attend next year if you missed out this time! You don’t get a lot of chances to have THE experts available to answer your questions or explain the latest great thing. Ian Anderson was there and contributed some of the photos below. Thanks Ian!

(1)    Dinner with Zone 8 friends; (2) Chief engineer, Andreas Preuninger, spoke about the Cayman GT4 Club Sport program; (3) Gen 2 911 composite oil sump cover; (4) Allan Caldwel and Tony Callas, two Porsche luminaries and PCA members; (5) Goodie store hosted by Rusnak Pasadena Porsche; (6) Customized Gen 2 911; (7) Cayman GT4; (8) Checking out the Gen 2 911 top to bottom (8) Saturday night after-party, hanging out with PCA and PCNA folks at the hotel

 

So that is a wrap for 2015! If you didn’t have fun with your Porsche and the PCA in 2015 I invite you to join in for 2016. Remember, the club is what you make of it, and it’s more than a subscription to a magazine! See you at our next event.

Welcome New Members! We have two new members since I last sent out a newsletter, I look forward to meeting you soon. Visit the links at the bottom of this page for more information about your club!

  • Kevin and Chelsea, Valencia, 2002 911 Carrera

  • George Corona, Valencia, 2014 911 Carrera

  • Mike Barcham, Nanaimo BC, 2008 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

  • Scott Suchocki, Newhall, 1988 911 Carrera Cabriolet

  • Lee Dodd, Tehachapi, 2004 911 Turbo

  • Chris Volz, Sylmar, 2001 911 Carrera Cabriolet

  • Robert Onori, Valencia, 2014 911 Carrera S

  • Gustavo Dominguez, Chatsworth, 2006 Cayman S

  • Derrick Sandwick, Oak Hills, 2002 911 Turbo

CAI Upcoming Events:

2016 Installation Dinner. We will be celebrating 2015 and welcoming the new Board at our annual installation dinner on January 30th at the home of John and Kathy Quick in Juniper Hills. The party is free with a Mexican dinner. All our members are invited , but RSVP early, it will be limited to about 20-25 people due to available space. John  and Kathy Quick have graciously opened their home for this event. Come to the fun! You may also want to bring your favorite Hot Wheels car for our traditional drag races (yes we are just big kids).  Let's have some fun!

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Address: 11312 Butterfield Stage Rd, Juniper Hills, CA 93543. Directions here...  http://binged.it/1NBKUZU

Cost is FREE

Registration and meal choices are available at http://msreg.com/2016InstallationDinner

Other event highlights around the Zone: Note, visit the Zone 8 Calendar page for a complete list of ALL events including non-Zone activities:

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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.
 
PCA-CAI
43759 15th Street West # 67
Lancaster, CA 93534

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