February 2023 - Volume 61, Issue 2
Photo Porsche

From The Editor
Mike Willis

Thanks to everyone who submitted information for this issue of the Drifter.

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Editor Comments
President's Column
Vice President Calendar Information
Porsches & Pints
Brookfields Monthly Breakfast
Valentine Dinner
2 day Autocross School
TSD Rally School
2023 SVR Autocross Schedule
San Simeon Tour
SVR Membership
Porsche Parade
In The Zone
SVR Classifieds
SVR Store

Rik Larson, Proof Reader/Tickler
Skip Quain, Contributor

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 Rik Larson, SVR President
PDK (Pretty Darn Kwik)
February 2023

2023 SVR Events
·      We had a great attendance at the Planning and Pizza meeting on January 5th.
·      Thanks to Sally Boeck (2022 Vice President) and John Leet (2023 Vice President) for putting this event together.
·      Several introductions were made as well:
o  Rick Duste was introduced as the new SVR Tour Chair
o  Gail Hawks and Susan Green were introduced as two SVR members who volunteered to help our Membership Director, Steven Long, with contacting new members upon joining the region.
·      SVR Webmaster, Jody Rosner, is working to get all of the events listed on the SVR website calendar.
·      And checkout the new Porsche and Pints events ---- 3rd Thursday of the month starting in March. Just like the 1st Saturday breakfast, they will be informal and no reservation needed. Great idea from John Leet.
·      If you have an event that you would like to calendar, just contact Mardi Quain, SVR Social Director, or any board member.
CRAB 38 is on track
·      The CRAB 38 co-chairs, John Hawk and John Lanting, report that over 100 people have already signed up for the April weekend (also known as the Premier Porsche Weekend in the past). People from throughout the zone have already signed up. Have you?
Valentine’s Eve Dinner – February 13th
·      Have you made your reservations for the dinner to be held on Monday, February 13th? You better get busy and get your check to Cyndee Peart today. 
Formula e
·      Seems that I forgot that the Formula e system was starting in January. So I am catching up with what is happening with the Tag Heuer Porsche racing team after 3 races.
·      This is first year for the new Gen 3 cars.
·      The team has replaced driver Andre Lotterer from last year with Antonio Felix da Costa. Da Costa has been racing since the series started (this is his 9th season ---- last year he drove for the Andretti team).
·      The first race was in Mexico City and the result was won by Jake Dennis of the Avalanche Andretti Team in first place. Porsche driver Pascal Wehrlein finished 2nd.
·      The next 2 races were held in Diyiyah (Saudi Arabia) and Pascal Wehrlein won both of them. da Costa finished in 18th and 11th position.
·      The next race is in Hyderabad (India) on February 11th and can be seen live on the CBS Sports Network.
Rolex 24 at Daytona
·      This was the year that the GTP class returned (with hybrid) and Porsche had two cars entered. There were 9 cars in the class. There were 3 Cadillacs, 2 Acuras, 2 Porsches, and 2 BMWs..
·      The Porsches finished 7th and 8th in class……..both experiencing mechanical/electrical issues.
·      Look for these guys to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
Porsche Vision 357 Concept
·      This prototype was introduced a couple of days ago.
·      It is to honor the 75th anniversary of Porsche.
·      I expect we will see it at the Porsche Parade in June, Monterey Races at Laguna Seca in August (maybe at Werks Reunion and Pebble Beach also) and of course at Rennsport Reunion VII in September.
·      Interesting to note that the number ‘357’ is not shown as being used in the factory history of Porsche (well that is according to Wikipedia and our own Kim Nelson).
·      More info at  pca.org

John Leet
Vice President
We had a great turnout for the event planning meeting in January. SVR will have a busy year full of activities, with members volunteering over 75 different events throughout the year! And we can expect that number to grow as more people come up with new and creative ideas.

Things start really kicking into gear (pun intended) in February, with the First Saturday Breakfast on the 4th, and then Cyndee Peart’s Valentines Eve Dinner on 2/13.

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Steve Long Membership Director

New to SVR or just need a new name badge
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Since we use e-mail for most of our communications, it is necessary to keep our e-mail address current with SVR and PCA. To update your information, go to www.pca.org and login. You can then make any updates (address, car, e-mail etc.).
Also, even though we receive the information from PCA monthly, you can send the same updates to: membership@svr-pca.org. New Member badges will now come with a removable colored sticker to encourage introductions at club events. They can be removed at any time. Welcome to the Sacramento Valley Region of the Porsche Club of America.
SVR - PCA Member Services
How do you join the Porsche Club? Go to: https://www.pca.org/user/join/membership -This is an online system that will request a credit card for payment. If you would rather fill out a paper form, contact 2023 SVR Membership Director, at membership@svr-pca.org
Not a Porsche owner but interested in the PCA? Try the PCA Test Drive program. For information, go to: www.pca.org/pca-test-drive Need to update your PCA information? Update your PCA record at www.pca.org

Do you have 2 e-mail addresses? Want Club info sent to a second email, work, home, spouse, friend...? It’s as easy as e-mailing your second e-mail address to the Membership Director, membership@svr-pca.org
How can I contact the SVR-PCA by mail?
Sacramento Valley Region-PCA,
Post Office Box 254651,
Sacramento, CA 95865-4651

In The Zone
February 2023

Zone 7 Representative
Diablo Region

Hello Zone 7,
Hope this finds you well and coping with this rain …one thing I do know, we all are going to have some beautiful picturesque GREEN photos from upcoming events.

Your Region and Zone are busy building schedules including events, tours, autocross, DE and more, and it is exciting to see what’s coming up. If you want to be involved and busy you are in luck. With many events in or very close to our Zone we will be looking for Volunteers to help at events. This could be at a PCA Hospitality Tent or area, Corral parking and other needs at Carweek, hospitality Tent at Laguna Seca, Werks Reunion, Rennsport Reunion VII Hospitality & Corral. More info to come. It IS true, that PCA is “Fueled by Volunteers.” You volunteering helps make these events a success. As those needs are known I will be reaching out and would be thrilled to have you be a part of the PCA team.
Brian Adkins
Zone 7 Representative
Diablo Region

Zone 7 Events
Zone 7 Awards Dinner, March 11,2023 5pm at Guadalajara Grill, Concord CA all information on the MSR registration link. http://msreg.com/Awards-2023

CRAB 38, Sacramento Valley Region, April 21-23, 2023 msreg.com/CRAB38 for additional information and to register for the event. Registration is open.

Shasta Region Zone 7 Tour, June 8-12, 2023, msreg.com/2023ShastaRegionZ7T for additional information, Registration opens on February 1, 2023

Schedule updated -
2023 Zone 7 Autocross zone7.pca.org/autocross/ for information on the Zone 7 Autocross schedule.

2023 Zone 7 Concours Series – at
2023 Zone 7 Autocross Schedule
as of December 19, 2022
2023 West Coast Race Series Schedule
as of December 19, 2022
Events of Interest: 
Spring Treffen will be held in the Georgia Mountains (touring the Southern Blue Ridge) from April 19-23rd. If you have not yet attended one of these national premier events it is a do not miss opportunity to attend a Treffen. Registration opens January 4, 2023. Check out the details in advance at treffen.pca.org
Porsche Parade 2023 will be held at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs from June 18-24th. The hotel is a five -star rated property that has a famous history of being the hangout for movie stars and the Hollywood elite during the 1940s. For PCA members this promises to be one of the premiere locations for a Parade on the West Coast. porscheparade.org. Registration opens February 1st
Werks Reunion will be held in Monterey. Date is August 18th. The website is werksreunion.com
Fall Treffen will be held in St. Louis. Dates are September 20-25, 2023. Check out the info at treffen.pca.org

Rennsport Reunion VII: Rennsport Reunion will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey on September 28th to October 1st. Advance ticket and corral passes are currently on sale at weathertechraceway.com. If you have not yet booked your hotel accommodations now is the time to secure your lodging at the best price.
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