Welcome to Sacramento Valley Region’s award winning website! Our 1,000+ members belong to one of Northern California’s largest and most active Porsche Car Clubs. Step inside and look around. Perhaps you’ll find something that interests you, and even better, perhaps you’ll join us!

Member Larry Wilson wrote that we started meeting in an elementary school auditorium in early 1962 with thirty five Porsche owners. You can read Larry’s entire article on our History page

We’re a region of Porsche Club of America (PCA) and are in Zone 7  . We enjoy a wide range of activities, including tours, dinners or other events which are too numerous to list here. We believe it isn’t just the cars. It’s the people. To find out more about our activities, our history or read our newsletters, follow the page links above.

**SVR Bylaw Update**

Recently the Bylaw committee finalized their recommendations for changes and updates to the SVR official Bylaws. I have linked this information HERE

California’s measures due to COVID-19 continue to affect our activities. Watch our calendar for updates and events.

PCA Club Racing: Follow this link to see the current event schedule and how CoronaVirus has affected it.

We continue to monitor the situation. To see our latest update go here. Our first concern is for our members and their families. To view Sacramento Valley Region Event Guidelines concerning the novel coronavirus go here.

NEW  PCA has issued a new form concerning COVID-19. Its called Communicable Disease Exposure and Infection Assumption of Risk, Hold Harmless, Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.    All club members are required to sign and have a copy on file with us (SVR) prior to attending any events. The form can be found here

Just announced, subscribe to PCAHQ on YouTube. Find their channel here.

Final Call for Entries – Drifter Coloring Contest

We have extended the entry deadline for ten days, July 10th. The winner’s design will be printed as the Drifter Publication Cover. Participants need to be 18yrs or younger. To find out more, follow this LINK.

If you would like to see some of the entries click HERE.

Member Photos and Articles Wanted
We are always looking for member photos of our events. Whether it be a dinner, tour or other events such as autocross and Concours. How about what are you doing to keep busy during this lockdown? Social distancing… How has it impacted you or your family? Polishing your car? For photos or articles, please email the webmaster at webmaster@svr-pca.org


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Zone 7 Concours

Zone 7 Autocross
Werks 2020

The Drifter is our award winning monthly newsletter. It's filled with activity information and informative articles for the Porsche owner.

In addition to the Drifter we send out event newsletters. These are usually sent one to two times monthly. We're not going to overwhelm you. If you would like to subscribe to these, click here
July 2020

Current Polls –


Just Porsche Stuff

Well most of the time. I found this interesting site from a friend talking about our old Triumph TR cars. Bugeyeguy.com

About that Tesla vs Porsche thing. Here

If you have a favorite website that features car or lifestyle information that you feel our members might enjoy, let us know.

Upcoming Events

12:00 AM
Make room reservations directly with: Weaverville Victorian Inn This tour will leave Rocklin at 9 a.m. on July 3rd taking a scenic route to Granzella’s restaurant in Winters for lunch. Then we’ll be heading our …
12:00 AM
Make room reservations directly with: Weaverville Victorian Inn This tour will leave Rocklin at 9 a.m. on July 3rd taking a scenic route to Granzella’s restaurant in Winters for lunch. Then we’ll be heading our …
12:00 AM
Make room reservations directly with: Weaverville Victorian Inn This tour will leave Rocklin at 9 a.m. on July 3rd taking a scenic route to Granzella’s restaurant in Winters for lunch. Then we’ll be heading our …
Jul 18 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8:00 AM
Thunderhill Raceway
Aug 8 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8:00 AM
Thunderhill Raceway
Aug 8 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM
. We will drive a little over 2 hours and 83 miles out beautiful, twisty Hwy-162 to Buck’s Lake Lodge, were will enjoy a Taco-Nacho Bar lunch choice of ground beef, carnitas, or chicken, rice, …
Bucks Lake Meet at Shell
Sep 5 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
9:00 AM
More information to Come
Sutter Health Park
Sep 12 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8:00 AM
Thunderhill Raceway
12:00 AM
This tour is Limited to 19 cars $ 465.00 pp double occupancy ($930 per couple), includes: 2 nights stay at Wawona Hotel 3 lunches 2 dinners YOU DO NOT NEED TO BOOK YOUR ROOM SEPARATELY, …
Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
6:00 PM
Fats Asia Bistro
Oct 17 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
10:00 AM
Pebble Beach Concours has the reputation as America’s most prestigious Concours.  Over the last five years Detail Maniac has prepared an average of five cars that were presented “on the grass” at Pebble, resulting in …
Detail Maniac

Key Personnel

The following have chosen to volunteer their personal time to serve the 1,300+ members of Sacramento Valley Region this year. Please consider enhancing your SVR membership by serving as an officer next year. If you are interested in a board or chair position, don’t hesitate to contact the Past President . If you are interested in the duties of the board and chair members, follow the links to our general information page.

2020 Board of Directors

Steve Barker
(916) 390-3009

Vice President

Rob Lee
(703) 304-1109

Julie Lee
(703) 969-2639

Bob Peake

Drifter Editor
Mike Willis
(916) 205-8313

Bill Fargo
(916) 802-4679

Competition & Safety
Greg Zajic
(916) 961-6495

Membership Director
Rebecca Plourde
(530) 210-9686

Social Director
Mardi Quain
(650) 504-4866

Past President
Gregg Plourde
(530) 210-3341

Zone7 Representative
Collin Fat
(916) 955-7966

Event & Activity Chairs


Dick Murphy
New Member Chair
Suzanne Sanders
Event Liaison
Niello Porsche
Kim Nelson
Richard Wetzel
Al Price
Steve Barker
Charity Chair
John Leet
Social Media Chair
John Leet
Tour Chair
Liz Houser
(916) 203-9170
1st Saturday Breakfast Chair
Jerry Alter
Al Price
Crab 38 Chair
John Lanting
Crab 38 Co Chair
John Hawk

Autocross Schedule


One Driver, One Car, One Course and One Stopwatch

This is our effort to feed current Autocrossers’ passion or help the uninitiated appreciate the fun to be had learning more about how to confidently and safely squeeze the best performance from the World’s Finest Automotive Marque…

We hope you will find this information valuable and welcome any comments you believe can help us serve you better.

2020 SVR Autocross Schedule

Event DateEvent DAYAX #LocationReg (Link)Reg OpensReg ClosesCourse Map (Link)
June 27*SaturdayAX #1ThunderhillRegistration5/27/20206/24/20
July 18SaturdayAX #2ThunderhillRegistration6/18/20207/15/2020
August 8SaturdayAX #3ThunderhillRegistration7/8/208/5/20
Sept 12SaturdayAX #4ThunderhillRegistration8/12/209/9/20
Oct 10*Saturday/Sunday Joint with RRAX #5ThunderhillRegistration9/10/2010/7/20
* = Zone 7 Event

The Sacramento Valley Region of PCA is part of Zone 7, which hosts a Zone Series in collaboration with neighboring regions. For more information on the Zone 7 Autocross Series and additional information on Autocross events go here

SVR Autocross Venue

This year our Autocross events are held at the Thunderhill Raceway.

Thunderhill Raceway Park is conveniently located at 5250 Hwy 162, Willows California 95988.  Just 7 miles west of Interstate 5 and the City Of Willows. When signing in at the entrance, ask for directions to the Large Skid Pad.
All participants are required to complete the waiver form.
Please print and sign this form and bring this with you to the event.

Autocross Team

  • Chair – ​John Leet,
  • Co-Chair – Carl Winkler
  • Registration – Alan Booth, Joy Nieslony, and Melinda Lincoln
  • Timing & Results – Wayne Guerin and Greg Zajic
  • Chief Driving Instructor – Matt Deter
  • ​Course Design and Set-up – Kent Treiber, Matt Deter, Carl Winkler
  • Course Worker Coordinator – Joy Nieslony
  • Safety – Greg Zajic and Steve Nieslony
  • ​Trailer Transport – Martin Messersmith
  • Tech Inspection –  David Schnitzer, Jon Sturtevant
  • Support – Weyland Fat, Jon Sturtevant, Lanny Bowden and Leah Zajic

If you would like to learn more about autocross,  Look here

We can help you learn. Just attend one of our Autocross workshops. If you’re interested, follow this to see what is available. SVR Autocross School

For a quick look at our AX calendar, go here

To signup for an event go here