What color is your car?

The current poll on our website is “What color is your car?” “Is there a reason why?” The answers have been sometimes amusing, others informative and sometimes sad. What I’ve found generally is that for most, it’s the color of the car they ended up buying. Whether it was due to price constraints or because of the particular model sought.

Here are some of the answers. The first line would be the color. The second, the reason why.

  1. Ocean Blue
    1. Blue is my favorite color
  2. Yachting Blue Metalic
    1. It looks great on a 911
  3. Black
    1. Because Orange is Rare
  4. Ivory
    1. It’s beautiful
  5. Meteor Gray
    1. It’s not too flashy and not likely to out of style
  6. Mocha Black
    1. Because it was the car in my price range. 1st Porsche ever
  7. Black
    1. No
  8. Pathetic white metallic
    1. Apparently Porsche hasn’t paid any attention to what other manufacturers do with their white metallic paint.
  9. Lapis Blue
    1. What other color would you want.

Al’s 911S

Imagine receiving this from PCA National.

Hi  Al

Congratulations!   STUNNING photo! Just what we’re lookingfor!!

Your photo was chosen as thePorsche Of The Week in the latest issue of the PCA eBrake weeklynewsletter.  (11/12/2019)

It’s hard to pick one stunning photo from the 40-50 Ireceive every month. I can only pick 4-5 for a given month then the rest goback in the queue.  I’m happy to say I’msending your photo up to the eBrake folks. Look for it very soon.

Each month, we will feature thePorsche of the Week photos from the previous month. Then we will tally thevotes and crown a new Porsche of the Month winner. 

PCA—Griot’s Garage is sponsoringour Porsche Photo of the Week contest. Starting with the October monthly recap,winners will receive a Griot’s Garage Concours Lawn Kit, a $99.99 value. Wewill also randomly award a PotW voter each month a PFM Speed Shine Kit, a$28.99 value. All you have to do is cast a vote for your favorite Porschephoto.

My best to you. John Novotnak

Our very own Al Price (Concours Chair) received this from PCA.

His Car, a 1977 911S which was basically a barn find evolved. In his words;

The car is a 1977 Porsche 911S, someone added the rear RS flares. I found the car in Auburn at Renntech, it was sitting for four years with no engine or trans and two inches of water inside, I did the deal and towed the vehicle to the shop and in a month and a half drove it to Easy in the bay area. ( Super fun) I have auto crossed the car, tracked it & it does the Zone 7 Concours series which it won second overall this year. I drive the car about 5000 miles a year to all of the events I do. The car is a Hot Rod and a Rally Car look and pure fun!!

Congratulations Al!

SVR 2020 Elections

It’s here again. Soon our members will be voting for a few positions on our board of directors that will be vacant next year. Our Board of Directors consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Drifter Editor, Webmaster, Social Director, Competition & Safety Director, New Member Director and the Past President. The Webmaster and Drifter Editor serve at the Presidents pleasure and are appointed. Three positions will term out this year. They are President, Vice President and Treasurer. Our current Secretary intends to run for Social Director and our current Social Director is stepping down due to other commitments. That leaves the post of Club Secretary open! Note, All positions on the board are open for members to run for at the end of the year terms. In other words, all elected posts are open for candidates each year. We will also be looking for someone to fulfil the responsibilities of the Drifter Editor and the Layout Editor, a person on the Drifter staff.

Sacramento Valley’s membership has grown considerably over the past several years. We currently have 1,392 members. A couple of years ago we moved up from a Class III Club to Class IV due to our increased membership. We say we are one of the most active clubs in the America’s. We are and we are looking for members to help us continue to do so. With it come responsibilities that our events are safe, we represent our members in a responsible manner and we provide the activities that enhance our members experience. We believe that we have successfully done that, which is one of the reasons we continue to grow. However, like many clubs, social and otherwise it is difficult to draw the interest of new and experienced members to serve on our board. As a previous member of many non-profit boards, I always found my easiest recruits are those that complain how we run things 🙂

We are seeking candidates for the positions noted above for next year. The time commitment of acting as a board member is really up to you the individual. There are responsibilities that the positions demand; beyond that it is up to your available time.

I have included links to descriptions of the responsibilities of the board members below. Perhaps you can take a few minutes to review them and see if you might be able to help. We will also take suggestions from members of persons who may be a good candidate. Of course these are open to all members, both primary & affiliate.

If you are interested in serving on our board or know someone who is interested, please contact Bill Fargo. webmaster@svr-pca.org or 916.802.4679

Vote, it does make a difference. Ask not what your Club can do for you etc. etc…..

California Smog Check Amendment

California assemblyman Randy Voepel has introduced Assembly Bill AB 210 which would amend the current Section 44011 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.

If passed it would change the exception for smog requirements for vehicles built before 1983. Currently only vehicles built befor 1976 are exempt. We encourage the passing of this bill since it will benefit many of our members who collect or just drive older model year Porsche’s.

Your Voice Counts

You may notice that we try to run small polls on the front page of the site. We try to keep them short and informative and hopefully a little fun. Occasionally we try to make them informative for us on the board to gauge the wishes of our club members. It’s a great help if you take the time to answer one during your visit. You also may have notice some questions at the end of our recent ballot.

Sometimes results are surprising.

From the ballot members selected East Sacramento/Roseville or East Sacramento/Folsom as a preferred dinner locations. Members also indicated that the cost of our events are reasonable though a few found them too cheap. Some members commented that they would like to see more events on weekends since “there are still a few of us working.” This was directed at dinners, as well as tours. We also heard that for some of the older cars, early spring tours would be more fun because Porsches like other cars didn’t concentrate on air conditioning just a few years back.

Multiple day tours and single day tours were pretty much split for popularity. These were the most popular except the nine autocrossers that voted.

The last poll on the website asked if your Porsche was afraid of the rain or not. Surprising (to me) the results were virtually split in half. Of the thirty or so responses it was almost 50/50.

2018 Elections & Other News

The elections of 2018 are complete. Even for us in Sacramento Valley Region. I will be announcing the results shortly as soon as we receive the results from the snail mail ballots. 

On another note, I try to have some interesting polls up on the website and thought I would give you some of the results. This includes the poll I took during this years board election ballot (for those of you who took it). Voting was dismal for us as it is for many of the general elections around the country. This about it. If you spend the money to belong to our club you should let your voice be heard.

Question Old School New School. It is interesting that since most of our tours include over 95% water cooled Porsches the poll was almost split down the middle. Out of about thirty respondents, 17 were water and 13 air cooled. 

Question What is your favorite SVR Activity. Multiple & single day tours were the most popular with dinner & socials and AutoX coming in next. 

Question preferred Event Locations The club was generally split down the middle with East Sacramento/Rancho & Folsom or East Sacramento/Roseville. A couple of votes were tallied for Downtown Sacramento and South Sacramento/Elk Grove.

I asked a couple of other questions during the vote that helps us gauge where and when to hold events. For those who responded, that’s a lot!

SVR 2019 Elections

The voting starts today for our board of Directors. If you’ve always had that urge to help our club, becoming a board member or chair is a good way to get involved. Think about it for next year. While it’s good for the club to hav a steady direction, it’s to everyone’s advantage to bring in new people with fresh ideas. Everyone has something to contribute.