Presidents Article – May 2022
by Anastasia Berta
Boy, have we been BUZZ-Y this Spring!!!
I’ve been soaking my poor, tired feet after a triumphant day at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance PCASDR Hospitality Tent Sunday April 24, captained by hardworking Co-Chairs John Bell and Katie Kinninger. Inspired that it was the first La Jolla Concours in several years due to Covid, AND coinciding with our Club’s 65th Anniversary, I jumped in to assist. Over the course of many planning sessions, I gained a renewed appreciation for just how fortunate we are to have such talented, dedicated Chairs who work their TAILS off to make PCA SDR events so very special!
Members from other regions often exclaim how enviably, impressively ACTIVE our Club is; thing is, it couldn’t happen without our VOLUNTEERS–so come help us out!!!
Congratulations to David Staser, who won the coveted trophy for Best of Show at our Motor Car Classic Concours for his gorgeous 1966 911 Coupe, as voted by the thirty-nine Motor Car Classic participants.
April kicked off with a rousing start at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway April 2-3, where an amazing 26 drivers achieved sub-2:00.00 times in practice sessions! Special recognition to Fred Yip, Mark Rondeau, and John Owens, who made the Top 10 without “supercars”!
Speaking of convoys, I’ve heard RAVE reviews for the 9-day “Porsches & Parks” Tour through the Four Corners states, led by Social Chair and Past President Victoria Varon.
Seasonal weather led to some truly memorable pics!
Not to be outdone, Past President Tom Brown led his own 9-day tour through Napa, Sonoma, and California Gold wine country, with stops at some of his favorite wineries April 9-17. Start with world-class wine and food, then drive to them in Porsches?? What could be better!!!
Our very busy May kicks off with a Backroads Tour led by Chair Ian McIntyre. These drives have become incredibly popular, with over 100 Porsches led by Ian’s team of Tour Leaders. Sign up early, they always sell out!!
Calling all Cayenne and Macan owners! If you haven’t taken your Porsche SUV off-roading yet, what are you waiting for?? Chair Garrett Guess leads an Adventure Tour through Cleveland National Forest Saturday, May 14.
If that’s too much of a walk on the wild side for you,
SUVs & Coffee is at Krispy Kreme, 4180 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, on May 21st. No registration required, just show up!
For those who prefer their fun on the milder side, Social Chair “Queen Victoria” hosts a Progressive Brunch in North County Sunday, May 22nd. These events are highly popular, as members greatly enjoy visiting other members’ homes. Come meet some new friends as you feast on delectable creations!
Don’t miss our last DE/TT of the Spring season as we return to Willow Springs International Raceway, the “Fastest Road in the West,” on May 28-29. Drive the same historic track legendary racer Ken Miles drove in the iconic movie “Ford v Ferrari” (btw that’s Ken Miles’ car #50 in the Concours pics!) Students are welcome, as our DE team recently inducted several new instructors–well done, DE/TT Chair Mark Curran and CDIs!
Grab a cuppa joe with fellow P-car enthusiasts Sunday, May 29 at Cars & SDR. No cost, no registration, just show up.
Heads up, Tom Cruise fans, it’s Movie Night on Thursday, June 2! Join us for a special PCASDR viewing of Top Gun: Maverick at the Regal Carlsbad 12, 2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. You MUST purchase a ticket in advance through MotorsportReg.com!
It takes a community to feed a community, so let’s help our fellow San Diegans! We are in the midst of our 2022 2nd Quarter PCASDR Virtual Food Drive. Every $1 donated provides 5 meals to those in need, so DONATE TODAY, go to
▶ 65th Anniversary Party, Saturday July 23, details coming!
▶ Spanish Wine & Food Extravaganza with Chef Ron Oliver, details coming!
▶ Wine & Food Column by “Yours Truly”
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