March 2023 - Volume 61, Issue 3
Photo Porsche

From The Editor
Mike Willis

CRAB is coming along and entries are starting to fill up. Also the CRAB team is looking for some volunteers to help with various parts of the weekend. Want to be one of first to greet your friends then help with registration. Or some of the various activities.

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Editor Comments
President's Column
Vice President - Calendar Information
Porsches & Pints
Brookfields Monthly Breakfast
2 day Autocross School
TSD Rally School
Spring Fling
CRAB Saturday Road Tour
2023 SVR Autocross Schedule
CRAB workers needed
CRAB Autox
San Simeon Tour
SVR Membership
Porsche Parade
In The Zone
SVR Classifieds
SVR Store

Rik Larson, Proof Reader/Tickler
Skip Quain, Contributor

Ford Model T - Thanks Hank Malter for this

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

Porsche --- 75 Year celebrations around the world
·      Expect to see a lot of media items regarding the 75th anniversary of Porsche over the next 9 months.
·      Check out this website:
·      Not too sure how the ‘taiwan’ got into that URL but it works.
·      Wolfgang Porsche (youngest son of Ferdinand Porsche) will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 10th (a piece of trivia that I am sure that Kim Nelson knows).
Valentine’s Eve Dinner
·      This was a great hit. Thanks to Cyndee and Greg Peart.
·      I took home half of my lasagna (9 layers thick according to Sally Boeck).
·      Good possibility about having this event again next year?
TSD Rally School – Date Change
·      This SVR event has been rescheduled to March 12th (was March 19th).
·      It is being held at Porsche Fremont (in Fremont of course).
·      So far we have 25 cars signed up.
·      More than 150 people already signed up for this Premier Porsche Weekend.
·      Registration is open until April 15th.
San Simeon Tour
·      Mike Willis reports that people have started to sign up for the May tour.
·      You will need to make your own hotel reservations and reservations for any tour at Hearst Castle. Check out ;
Porsches and Pints
·      The brainchild of our Vice President, John Leet, the first event will be held on Thursday, March 16th at the Red Bus Brewing Company in Folsom. Be sure and check out the names of their offerings.
·      This is a very informal gathering. Just drop in.
·      Expect to possibly see some fellow Porsche owners who are not members of our region. Be sure and introduce yourself and invite them to join PCA, Sacramento Valley Region.
·      And wear your SVR name badge so know how to recognize you.
Spring Fling
·      Matt Menning is hosting this event on Saturday, March 25th at Kathrin’s Biergarten in Rocklin (just down the street from Porsche Rocklin).
·      Come out for lunch and also participate in the “Show-n-Shine” Corral!
·      This event is open to all Porsche owners so be sure and wear your SVR badge so that we know how to recognize you.
·      Event starts at 11:15 am and you are on your own for beverages and food.
Luftgekuhlt NINE
·      This event is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area at the end of April.
·      Luftgekuhlt means “air-cooled” and is the gathering for vintage cars with air-cooled engines.
·      It has been based in Southern California since its inception.
·      This will be the 9th presentation.
·      Details are very sketchy right now. Stay tuned.
Formula e
·      Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is leading the series after the 5th race (out of a scheduled 16 events) which ran in Cape Town on February 25th.
·      Antonino Felix da Costa finished the Cape Town street circuit course in first place after starting in 13th. This gave Porsche its third victory in the first 5 races. It also moved da Costa up in to 4th place in the overall driver’s championship. The win (along with a 3rd place finish in a previous race) gives him a total of 46 points.
·      Porsche Tag Heuer Team driver Pascal Wehrlein is leading the series (even though he did not finish the race in Cape Town due to an accident on the first lap). He has 80 points with the second-place driver (Jake Dennis) having 62 points.
·      The next race is being held on a street circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 25th and can be seen live on the CBS Sports Network.
PCA Spring 2023 Raffle just announced
·      2023 Cayman GT4 RS is the 1st grand prize.
·      2023 Cayman GTS or Boxster GTS is the 2nd grand prize.
·      As always, you can enter the PCA Member Only Raffle at
·      A ticket will cost you $50.

John Leet
Vice President
Our SVR calendar is becoming more complete each month. Please let me know if you have an event in mind and we can work together to include in our SVR Event Calendar.

Also let me know of any update or change to an event.
California Auto Museum
Steve McCrory

What could possibly be a better venue to hold a weekend SVR Porsche Club party than a auto museum, in this case the California Auto Museum in Sacramento?

The 71,000 square foot building on Front Street was once a grocery warehouse, and eventually became the Towe Ford Museum featuring the collection of Montana resident Edward Towe. The now re-imagined
and renamed California Auto Museum now holds 150 cars representing America's automotive love affair. Some cars are owned by the museum and some are on loan from private owners.

The museum often hosts car club activities and educational events, and docents are often available to describe the features and history of the cars on display. The collection scans 120 years of automotive progress, and includes a 911SC owned by Linda Rondstadt. (ed. And it is parked next to one of Jerry Brown's sate cars.)

Bring a camera or your cell phone to take photos. I can already hear the conversations as SVR members roam the collection, “I used to have a car just like that one.”
CRAB SATURDAY ROAD TOUR Saturday April 22nd 

Tour Meisters Matt Menning and Rick Duste are putting the final touches on the CRAB Road Tour for Saturday April 22nd and will be releasing the route and important details soon.   

The drive will start out from a Davis launch point, wind its way down through the Delta orchards and farm land arriving at Rio Vista Airport for a brief bio-break.  The route will continue on traversing the Sacramento riverbank towns of Isleton, Walnut Grove, Paintersville, Courtland and Freeport before joining I-5 for a short hop to Detail Maniac’s new shop in Sacramento where lunch will be served.   

Registration has been brisk so if your interested in joining the group, don’t hesitate on registering soon.  
CRAB 38 Volunteers Needed
By Collin Fat
The CRAB 38 Committee consists of 12 hardworking SVR members who have been working hard on the planning for CRAB 38. The event has been postponed twice due to the pandemic and has attributed to several changes in the makeup of the CRAB team. Now that chairs, John Hawk and John Lanting have filled out their committee, there is still a need for volunteers to help at the different events.
PCA and SVR are fueled by volunteers. Without them there would be no tours, dinners, autocross, rallies, or concours events. CRAB is a volunteer intensive effort that goes well beyond just planning for each event during the CRAB weekend. It needs volunteers to help with registration on Friday, setup for the big crab dinner on Saturday, bartenders to help serve beer and wine, and members to help with setting up for the concours and beer and brat on Sunday. It is a labor-intensive effort and we need your help.

If you are already registered for the event and have not volunteered, please consider giving a few hours of your time to help make this a successful CRAB. If you have not yet registered, please take a few moments out of your event time to volunteer. If all members chip in to help, it makes the effort to put on this event more doable and less stressful for the committee chairs. Thanks for listening!

What to Expect From a CRAB Autocross
By Collin Fat
SVR Autocross Chair 

Autocross is an all forward motion, driving skill event with a non-drag race, rolling start and finish. Automobiles are timed while driving a course laid-out on a paved area. Safety of the entrants, workers and spectators will be of paramount importance in the design and conduct of the event. Autocross is a great way to learn about car control and the amazing performance of
our beloved Porsches in a safe and controlled environment.

The CRAB autocross course will be laid out on a large skid pad or paved area measuring some 400,000 square feet in size where speeds can reach up to 60 mph. Average time to complete a course for an experienced driver will range from 35 to 45 seconds. You will run on a course outlined by plastic traffic cones and have to navigate various obstacles on the course including a slalom, gentle sweepers and various turns requiring anticipation, precision, and getting on the gas to quickly accelerate. You will use your brakes fully and when on a straight, will be on the gas. It is totally a fun way in which to learn car control.

Many of you who have never driven in an autocross may be wondering if you will embarrass yourself and not know what to do. Not true! We will provide in car instructor for all drivers who request assistance and will even loan you a helmet. There is no pressure to get the top time of day as a CRAB autocross is geared as an introduction to the sport and be more of a fun experience. Will you get nervous on your first run? Of course. Will your heart race when you drive to the starting line? Of Course. Will you ultimately have fun? Absolutely!

As part of the registration process you will be required to class your experience level as novice, intermediate or advanced. This will allow the CRAB autocross team to give out some fun awards at the Sunday awards ceremony.

Of course, your Porsche must be in good working order with tread on the tires, no fluid leaks, and in general good working order. If you are unsure, I advise potential participants to have your local mechanic do a pre-event safety inspection to ease some of your concerns. Many times, this service can be performed for free if you are a good customer.

The CRAB 38 autocross will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 7:30 am to 2:30 PM at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, Ca. Thunderhill is approximately 93 miles north of the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento off of interstate 5.

For more information on how to prepare your car for your first event visit the Sacramento Valley Region's website at
The tour registration is now available at
Please note there is a 25 car limit for this tour.

Steve Long Membership Director

Editor comment- The table is the February Drifter was not correct - MY Mistake. The table below is the correct one for the February issue.
March Issue Table
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Sacramento, CA 95865-4651

In The Zone
March 2023

Zone 7 Representative
Diablo Region

Hello Zone 7,
February is almost a wrap with events now coming fast and furious. I trust your Valentines Day was wonderful (if you celebrate). I made dinner for my wife and if you ever want to sidetrack me with something other than Porsches just bring up food. I won’t turn this note to a recipe column but if you ever want my secret ingredient for slow cooked braised beef let me know.
I am looking forward to meeting with the Zone 7 Region Presidents mid-March where information will be shared from PCA National, your presidents and team member will be collaborating and sharing the many amazing things that happen all through our Zone.
For Zone info / news and more please do look at Zone 7 Website
Do you have that web and your Regions web bookmarked? I scour all the Region’s websites and am amazed at the great sites just filled with info and more. 
What is the next event you will take part in?
If you are already registered for Parade, make a note that for Phase II you will register for banquets and events that opens April 5th at 9 am Pacific.
Porsche Parade is seeking Porsches for the Historics Display on Concours day at Parade. Lori Schutz, Porsche Parade Historics Display Chair, is seeking the following Porsches:
·      924
·      944
·      968
·      Carrera GT
·      959
You will join a field of 50 special Porsches. You do not need to be a Parade registrant. If you are a Parade entrant then you cannot also be in the judged concours event.
Send a message to Lori at Lori Schutz
Specific information is also available at Parade Historics Display.
Zone 7 Events
Zone 7 Awards Dinner - Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Guadalajara Grill in Concord. The Zone 7 Annual Awards Dinner honors all competitors who competed in the Zone 7 Concours series and completed at least 50% of the events. In addition to the competitive awards, a few non-competitive awards will also be given. Check out Zone 7 Awards Dinner for additional information and to register for the event.
Date Change - 2023 Zone 7 TSD Rally School and Rally, Sunday, March 12, 2023, hosted by Sacramento Valley Region at Porsche of Fremont - This event is designed to provide fellow PCA members the opportunity to experience a TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) Rally using the RICHTA GPS timing and scoring system. Since the CRAB 38 event (April 21-23) and Porsche Parade in Palm Springs (June) will have a TSD Rally using the RICHTA app, a rally school and practice rally will give you a leg up on the competition. You can see the overview and register for the event at
CRAB 38, Sacramento Valley Region, April 21-23, 2023. Registration is open. You can see the overview and additional information at the Motorsport Reg site at CRAB38.
Shasta Region Zone 7 Tour, June 8-12, 2023. Still a couple of spots available. You can go to Motorsport Reg, sign-up or peruse the Overview at Zone 7 Tour for additional information. Registration closes March 15th.

2023 Zone 7 Concours Series – at
2023 Zone 7 Autocross Schedule
2023 West Coast Race Series Schedule
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
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. Registration opens February 1st
Werks Reunion will be held in Monterey. Date is August 18th. The website is
Fall Treffen will be held in St. Louis. Dates are September 20-25, 2023. Check out the info at

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 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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