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.

Breakfast at Brookfields is back!!

After many months of COVID-19 closures the breakfast at Brookfields has returned for October. But as we all expect due to ongoing health restrictions and changing guidelines the following changes are in effect.  The breakfast is on Thursday October 8th at 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The breakfast will be outside and the limited to 35 persons. A PCA COVID-19 waiver will be available to sign and all guests must sign.

Due to the 35 person limit, you must call Jerry Alter at 530.344.0475 to reserve seating.

A big thanks to host Jerry Alter for persevering and getting this popular SVR event back on track! 

SVR Elections coming in November!!

The Board of Directors elections is coming up fast! If you wish to be a part of the club leadership, we want to hear from you! 

Please have your desire to run for one of the board positions in by October 12, 2020!

We are actively seeking qualified candidates for the following positions.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social
  • Membership

These positions are for a two year term with the option to run for a second two-year term.

If you wish to be considered simply send an email to pastpresident@svr-pca.org stating the position you are interested in and we will get back to you with details. 

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.

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 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
October 2020

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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 by emailing the webmaster.

Upcoming Events

Oct
4
Sun
Zone Concours Series Monterey Bay Region – CANCELLED
Oct 4 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Oct
8
Thu
SVR Brookfields Breakfast – New Day and Time!! @ Brookfields
Oct 8 @ 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Oct
10
Sat
Autocross Two day Event with Redwood Region @ Thunderhill Raceway
Oct 10 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Oct
11
Sun
Autocross Two day Event with Redwood Region @ Thunderhill Raceway
Oct 11 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Zone 7 Concours Series – Loma Prieta – CANCELLED
Oct 11 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Oct
14
Wed
SVR Monthly Board Meeting – Web conference
Oct 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oct
17
Sat
Detailing Your Car Seminar @ Detail Maniac
Oct 17 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


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 the Detail Maniac clients taking two to three trophies per year.
Mann will lead a two hour presentation on preparing your Porsches using Detail Maniac’s Eco friendly products.  These same trophy winning techniques will be presented at this seminar.
Detail Maniac’s working principle:  “We detail every customer’s car as if it would be on the grass at Pebble”

A BBQ Lunch will be provided by Mann and his crew.

Oct
18
Sun
Zone 7 Concours Series – Golden Gate Region – CANCELLED
Oct 18 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Oct
24
Sat
SVR Off Road Tour Save the Date @ SVR Off Road Tour
Oct 24 all-day

Sacramento Valley Region Off Road Tour

October 24, 2020

Join fellow 4-wheel drive Porsche owners on this easy, level 1 off road tour through some of Gold Country’s best roads. The route will cover approximately 150 miles of both winding paved and unpaved roads with some of the most spectacular scenery in Northern California. The tour is restricted to 4 -wheel drive SUV’s only and will limited to 20 vehicles.  A highlight of the tour will include crossing the historic Oregon Creek Covered Bridge. Registration will open  September 1st  at:  svr-offroadtour.eventbrite.com. No previous off roading experience is required. For information contact Collin Fat at cfat1952@gmail.com or Darrel Huckabay at d.huckabay@sbcglobal.net.

Nov
6
Fri
Mendocino 2020 @ Mendocino
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day

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


President
Steve Barker

Vice President

Rob Lee

Secretary
Julie Lee

Treasurer
Bob Peake

Drifter Editor
Mike Willis

Webmaster
Gregg Plourde

Competition & Safety
Greg Zajic

Membership Director
Rebecca Plourde

Social Director
Mardi Quain

Past President
Gregg Plourde

Zone7 Representative
Collin Fat

Event & Activity Chairs

 

Advertising
Dick Murphy
New Member Chair
Suzanne Sanders
Event Liaison
Niello Porsche
Kim Nelson
Rally
Richard Wetzel
Concours
Al Price
Historian
Steve Barker
Charity Chair
Dick MacFarlane
Autocross
John Leet
Social Media Chair
John Leet
Tour Chair
Liz Houser
1st Saturday Breakfast Chair
Jerry Alter
Technical
Al Price

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.

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