SDR President’s Message – March 2020

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March 2020 Message from PCA-San Diego Region President

 What’s happening in PCA San Diego Region?

The current buzz is still about National Porsche Parade (June 21–27) that will be in La Quinta right next to Palm Springs. It’s not too late to sign up for registration, go to

If you’ve never been to a PCA Parade – as it’s in Southern California this year, now is your chance to give it a try. Consider it a weeklong party with Porsches.

To find out more, SDR has a website article summarizing what a Parade is all about with a link to more details including what to expect and how to sign up, click HERE

 Your Board of Directors is mulling over an idea – at this stage it is just the germ an idea for a fall event. Imagine having a HUGE informal Porsche Corral on the grass at a local Golf course – no competition – no judging, just a chance to gather as many Porsches together in one place as possible – all models – all years – any colors  – any condition all together for a spectacular Porsche “Field of Dreams”. Attendees could park their Porsche on the grass in the corral and be entertained by a band plus relax and enjoy a leisurely brunch – now that would definitely be a camera-worthy event! If you think this is something that you think you might be interested in click HERE and  then hit “Send” to e-mail an “I might be interested in attending a Porsche Field of Dreams event” message.

What Recently happened in SDR?

 NEWSFLASH! A new article has just been posted on our website for those of you who didn’t make the January 11th, SDR Porsche Prom at the US Grant Hotel. To see what went on and how much fun we had click HERE. To quote the article “if you think you’d like to have some fun going to an end of year celebration, at an exclusive location, hanging out with a bunch of people who really enjoy partying, then get dressed up, get your dancing shoes on and come and join us

Did you miss seeing Porsche’s two-and-a-half-minute video ad named video “the Heist” at this year’s Superbowl halftime? Even if you saw it on TV click HERE to watch it in full – it’s pretty spectacular.

What’s about to happen in SDR?

The text below describe the events coming up in March – at the end of this message a summary calendar gives links to fliers, dates and times. ALL event details are available on our website calendar HERE

ALL members are invited to the Monthly Board Meeting Tue Mar 3rdth in a “Sky Ranch” home in Santee this month.

SDR Off-Road Donut adventure – in between rugged off-road tours on dirt tracks and dusty trails, SDR Cayenne and Macan SUV enthusiasts are getting together to discuss vehicle options and modifications and to strategize on the best method for tackling Krispy Kreme donuts.

Back Country Roads Driving Tour (sponsored by Porsche San Diego)another chance for PCA members to take their Porsches out exploring some great back roads. If driving your Porsche on twisty back-roads makes you smile … better make sure your teeth are clean before you come on this drive.

SDR Pre-ParadeGathering DETAILS COMING SOON. San Diego Region are planning to meet and discuss What exactly is a Porsche Parade? Why should I attend? and What should I expect? Plus – if you’ve already signed up, experienced Parade goers offer you insights as to what not to miss.

Mystery Weekend DETAILS COMING SOON (sponsored by Porsche Carlsbad) a touring weekend in your Porsche in and around California, with an evening dinner together and an overnight stay at an unknown destination!  Pretty exiting!

Cars and SDR (sponsored by Porsche Carlsbad) These are our informal monthly early Sunday morning get-togethers, which are gaining momentum and the number of attendees steadily growing. This month will be combined with a New member events with interesting Porsches showing up at Jessie’s Bake shop in Carmel Mountain – home to some of the best pastries known to man, woman or child! This event, on the last Sunday of every month from 8:00–10:00am, provides the opportunity to explore pistachio macaroons, éclairs, strudels, profiteroles, turnovers and cookies and … oh yes, Porsches.

The monthly Autocross series at SDCCU Stadium on Friars Road has another event to round out the month on Sun Mar 29thAutocrosses offer members an opportunity to improve their driving skills in their Porsche with an SDR Instructor by their side.

If you would like to try a different dinner evening from your normal outing, come along to the monthly Last Tuesday Socials (LTS) and meet other members and try some restaurants that might not be a part of your usual list. The next one is on Tue Mar 31st. No RSVP is required, just show up and join the gang.

If any SDR member would like to give feedback on any San Diego Region issue to only the SDR Region President (or if you have a suggestion for a club event), please e-mail me at and your issue will be addressed. If you so request, you will remain anonymous.

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For all SDR events, please see our region website calendar on

MARCH events include:

3  (Tue) – Monthly Board Mtg – Members are invited to dinner and to see how the club is managed click  HERE

14  (Sat) – Macan/Cayenne off-Road Donut adventure HERE

15  (Sun) – Back Country Roads Driving Tour (sponsored by Porsche San Diego) HERE

29  (Sun) – Cars & SDR – (sponsored by Porsche Carlsbad)WELCOMENEW MEMBERS atan informal get together of Porsche owners and their cars click HERE

29  (Sat) – Autocross driving in a closed environment with an instructor by your side – if you’ve never Autocrossed your Porsche come down for an hour or so to check it out! click HERE

31  (Tue) – Last Tuesday Social – monthly members’ get together for dinner click HERE

As the situation changes regarding Government restrictions on holding “non-essential” events and it becomes possible to have PCA-SDR events once again, e-mails will be sent to SDR members.

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I hope to see you soon at an SDR event (as they open up again) and, when you do attend, please be sure to introduce yourself.






Keith Verlaque

PCA-SDR 2020 President

Who are we?  …………………….  WE are SDR !!