Once again, summer is winding down, only about 10 days left as I write this. (We can only hope the fires around the country wind down along with it.) As I look to the fall, I see that our calendar is looking more and more ‘normal’ as time goes on. Our big track events, Time Trials/Driver’s Ed, are back after the summer “hot weather” hiatus. Additionally, after an unprecedented 18-month break, so is Autocross! Be sure to join us at a new venue, the Lake Elsinore Storm stadium, to be followed there by our fall Performance Driving School (also the first to be held since the start of the pandemic). Be sure to check our calendar for all the latest events and don’t miss out on regularly scheduled standing events: SUVs n Coffee, Cars n SDR and Last Tuesday Social. To keep up with all the action, check: https://pcasdr.org/events/month/
Speaking of autocross and the PDS, I’m excited to report that we were contacted recently by the Viejas casino, as they were promoting their new parking lot facility that has been designed with motorsports in mind. The loss of Qualcomm hit us pretty hard, so the prospect of now having two venues, (the other being the aforementioned Lake Elsinore), to choose between is pretty exciting. Neither can truly replace the Q in location or flexibility, but of course just having one would be better than not having anything at all. Now that we may have two available is almost unbelievable. Over the next few months, we hope to try holding events at both venues so that we can determine what works best for us as we settle back into a regular driving events schedule again.
I’d like to remind everybody that we have resumed in-person monthly board meetings. All members are always welcome to attend, and we will even continue setting up the Zoom call for those interested but that can’t make the physical meeting. New for next month, we are going to start requesting RSVPs so we know how much food to provide. We’ve been off to a rocky start, with totally unpredictable attendance numbers so this is the logical next step. We’ll see how long this lasts, but it certainly will until things settle down into predictable patterns again (if there will ever be such a thing). It’s always on the first Tuesday of the month. Keep an eye on the calendar for the location as it may change.
As a reminder, at all PCA events we highly encourage the unvaccinated among us to wear masks and practice social distancing while attending club events; and ask you to please stay home if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.
News from National: A new event is coming to a county near you: Unstock. Unstock is a car show/social event highlighting and celebrating modified Porsches. Hosted by PCA National, it will be held at Gunther Werks’ headquarters in Huntington Beach (Orange County) on November 14. Look to www.pca.org or your weekly edition of E-Brake news for more information.
Don’t forget it is election season! Newsom, schmew-som, the real business at hand is the PCASDR board election. Ballots are due on September 15, so if you haven’t voted yet, please do so immediately. Ballots were included with your September Witness or you can vote online at: https://tinyurl.com/PCASDR-2021-Election
Finally, this month, I have the sad duty of reporting the passing of Ted Myrus. Ted was a long-time club member, having been active in PCA for almost as long as I can remember. He was very active in driving events (along with his son, Trevor), and he and his wife, Eleanor, were active in our social events as well. Ted loved his cars, and the last that I’d heard, he had owned more than 75, of all makes and models. He kept a list and somewhere there is an old Witness article that describes many of them. Over the years Ted was a helpful and generous volunteer, including serving on our board of directors as well as being our 2007 President. Please join me in offering Eleanor our condolences. You will be missed, Ted. RIP
Till next time,
PCASDR 2021 President
Ted & Eleanor
Ted with other Past Presidents at the Region’s 50th Anniversary Party
Ted, Eleanor & Trevor
Ted & Me
Ted contemplates a career in advertising