Welcome

Welcome to Sacramento Valley Region’s award winning website! Our 1,300+ 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.

Webmaster Needed

Our club is looking for a webmaster this year. This person should have a familiarity with WordPress. Our site runs very clean and isn’t too complicated. Duties include keeping the site up to date with the clubs activities, Member ads and keeping the presentation helpful to our club members. Additionally the webmaster makes sure that the site and plugins are up to date and security patches are applied. Candidates should be familiar with picture editing software such as photoshop and being able to create event flyers in Photoshop or Adobe Spark. Interested candidates should contact the webmaster at webmaster@svr-pca.org 

Welcome New Board Members

This year feels like a fresh start with a new board makeup. We also welcome back some club members with lots of experience. I think for the first time ever, every board position has been filled with someone who has been a president. Experience matters. You can find the 2021 Board Members and Chairs Here

California’s measures due to COVID-19 continue to affect our activities. 

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

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

Just announced, subscribe to PCAHQ on YouTube. Find their channel 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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The Drifter Current Issue

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

March Drifter

Current Polls –

Waggishness:

 

Just Porsche Stuff

PCA Announces Tech Tactics for 2021

Tech Tactics 2021

About that Tesla vs Porsche thing (new content) . Here

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

Upcoming Events

Mar
28
Sun
2021 SVR Autocross School @ Niello Porsche
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2021 SVR Autocross School @ Niello Porsche | Rocklin | California | United States
This event is in planning. More information to come.
Apr
17
Sat
AX #1 @ Thunderhill Raceway
Apr 17 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
AX #1 @ Thunderhill Raceway | Willows | California | United States

AX 1 is on Saturday April 17

This is part of a two day event with Redwood Region

May
21
Fri
2021 Sacramento Valley Region Crab (Fingers Crossed)
May 21 – May 23 all-day

This event will hopefully be able to happen. If so, it is going to take an enormous bit of help from our members. Stay Tuned.

WERKS Reunion 2021 @ Amelia River Golf Club
May 21 @ 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

This is tentative.
WERKS Reunion

Tickets will go on sale January 6, 2021 at 12:00PM. Tickets will go fast. Historically they have sold out in as little as an hour.

May
29
Sat
AX Driving School @ Thunderhill Raceway
May 29 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
May
30
Sun
AX #2 @ Thunderhill Raceway
May 30 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Jun
19
Sat
AX #3 @ Thunderhill Raceway
Jun 19 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Jul
17
Sat
AX #4 @ Thunderhill Raceway
Jul 17 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Aug
21
Sat
AX #5 @ Thunderhill Raceway
Aug 21 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sep
12
Sun
SVR Concours – Zone Event @ TBD
Sep 12 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
SVR Concours - Zone Event @ TBD

This event is in planning. More information to come..

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.

2021 Board of Directors

President
Rik Larson
Vice President
Sally Boeck
Secretary
Nancy Olson
Treasurer
Bob Peake
Membership Director
Ken Shaholian
Social Director
Vacant
Past President
Mike Willis
Zone7 Representative
Collin Fat

Event & Activity Chairs

 

Advertising
Vacant
New Member Chair
Vacant
Event Liaison
Porsche Rocklin and California Auto Museum
Kim Nelson
Rally
Richard Wetzel
Concours
Al Price
Historian
Vacant
Charity Chair and Logo Chair
Dick MacFarlane
Autocross
John Leet
Social Media Chair
John Leet
Tour Chair
Vacant
1st Saturday Breakfast Chair
Jerry Alter
Technical
Al Price
editor
Mike Willis
Webmaster
Bill Fargo (Interim)

Autocross Schedule

SONY DSC

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.

You can register for all Autocross Events here

2021 SVR Autocross Schedule

Event DateEvent DAYAX #LocationReg OpensReg Closes
April 17-18*SaturdayAX #1Thunderhill3/17/20214/14/2021
May 23SundayAX Classroom SessionPorsche Rocklin4/23/215/20/21
May 29SaturdayAX Driving SchoolThunderhill4/23/215/20/21
May 30SundayAX #2Thunderhill4/30/20215/26/2021
June 19SaturdayAX #3Thunderhill5/19/20216/16/2021
July 17SaturdayAX #4Thunderhill6/17/20217/14/2021
Aug 21SaturdayAX #5Thunderhill7/21/20218/18/2021
Sept 18SaturdayAX #6thunderhill8/18/20218/15/2021
Oct 16-17*SaturdayAX #7Thunderhill9/16/202110/13/2021
* Co-hosted with Redwood Region


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.

Autocross Team

  • Chair – ​John Leet,
  • Co-Chair – Carl Winkler
  • Registration – Joy Nieslony, and Carl Winkler
  • Timing & Results – Mark Hansen, Alan Booth
  • Chief Driving Instructor – Greg Zajic
  • ​Course Design and Set-up – Martin Messersmith
  • Course Worker Coordinator – Joy Nieslony
  • Safety – Greg Zajic and Steve Nieslony
  • ​Trailer Transport – Martin Messersmith
  • Tech Inspection –  Hector Chavez, Weyland Fat
  • Support – Bob Peake, 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

To signup for an event go here