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Weekly eBlasts

7/27/2022 eBlast

Diablo PCA provides a welcoming and engaging community that

enriches our member's Porsche ownership experience.


What's New


This October, Diablo Region will hold its annual election to fill Board of Directors (BOD) vacancies with terms commencing January 1st, 2023. As part of the election process, the BOD is calling for Diablo members who may be interested in serving on the Region's BOD to make themselves known to the nominating committee. If you are interested in running for the BOD, please complete the BOD Application and submit it the one of the members of the Nominating Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 4, 2022.

As the saying goes, "many hands make light work". We are looking for members to raise their hands as volunteers. As Diablo Region members, we enjoy an active calendar of driving tours, DE days, social events and other club activities throughout the year. These events simply don't happen organically. It takes the combined efforts of many volunteers to make the magic happen. If you are interested in helping out, we can surely use your help. We are especially interested in people helping to plan events. Whether you are an original "Founding" Diablo member or joined yesterday, volunteer today by contacting Brian Adkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And as an added bonus for our newer members, volunteering is a great way of meeting people and making new friends. 

Updated - 8/7/2022 - Cars & Coffee Cart at the Clubhouse at Rancho Solano - Please join us at the beautiful Clubhouse at Rancho Solano Golf Course, 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway, Fairfield, CA   94634, on Sunday morning, August 7, 2022, for a "Cars and Coffee Event" car show from 9:30 to noon. Yes, an event in the Northern area of the Diablo Region! Show your car in a non-judged event and meet with fellow Diablo members and Porsche enthusiasts. Bring your families, order beverages and food from the Clubhouse's cart (or go inside the restaurant and have breakfast/lunch) while you enjoy the view of the Bay. After the event, meet us at the nearby Groth Vineyards and Winery (750 Oakville Cross Rd, Napa, CA   94558) for a special wine tasting at $75.00 per person. Please contact Jeff Cavanaugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 1st if you intend to participate in the wine tasting.

8/26/2022 - Grass Valley Empire Gold Mine Tour, Join us on Friday, August 26, 2022, for a morning drive through the Sacramento Valley, making our way north then east, transiting the back roads of the valley floor, then climbing along the Sierra foothills to historic Nevada County and the Empire Gold Mine State Park. Registration is now open with space available. Click here for additional information and to register for this event. Please note that a block of discounted rooms is being held for this tour. Tour participants should contact the hotel directly to make a reservation by Friday July 15th. Any remaining blocked rooms will be released on July 15th. If you miss the deadline, it's OK. You can still contact the hotel or another of the many lodging facilities in the area to secure a room. As an alternative, if you simply wish to join this drive, have lunch and stretch your legs touring the mine but not stay overnight, you are more than welcome to join this tour as a day trip. 

New - 9/17/2022 - Detailing Clinic, Join us for a Detail Clinic at the Detail Garage in Concord. This clinic will focus on cleaning your car and getting it ready for a Concours event. The clinic will include a lecture on "touch points" specific to our Porsches that should be addressed while prepping a car for a Concours. The afternoon is an opportunity for hands-on experience with the products. Get your detailing questions answered by a professional in the field. Even if you do not plan to enter your car in a Concours, come and learn techniques that will help you preserve and enhance your vehicles finishes. Click here to register for the event. We plan to open this event to PCA Zone 7 Concours participants on 8/15/2022. Sign up early to ensure a spot in the clinic.

New, date correction - 9/23/2022 - DE at Thunderhill Raceway, Registration opens for our third DE of the year at Thunderhill Raceway on Friday, July 22, 2022. See the Driver Education section below for additional details. This event is being sponsored by Porsche Walnut Creek.


General Information


Check out the Diablo Region PCA home page (www.diablo-pca.org/) for a full calendar of events for the year, to sign up for an event, or to see additional information for each of the events. If you are interested in Diablo PCA logo wear and other items, check out our new webstore on the PCA.org site.

The July edition of the Devil's Advocate is available. Click here to view the latest edition. If you have contributions to the Devil's Advocate, please send them to Maiko Woodson-Mendoza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Name Badges - Click here to order your personalized name badge. We encourage wearing name badges to avoid those awkward moments when you can't remember a name.

BOD Meetings - Board of Directors (BOD) meetings held on the second Monday of the month are open to all Diablo PCA members. If you are interested in participating in a meeting, contact our club president Brian Adkins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Affiliate Members - If you have a spouse or a friend that is interested in Porsches. consider adding them as an Affiliate PCA Member. Affiliate members get their own PCA number and can have a separate email address. There is no charge for adding an Affiliate member. If you need assistance with adding an Affiliate member, contact our Membership Chairs, Juan and Rowena Fernandez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Events


Save the date for the following events:

  • 10/16/2022 - Concours #6, hosted by Diablo Region, Blackhawk Automotive Museum

  • 12/10/2022 - Holiday Party, Saint Mary's College, Soda Center

Recurring Events

Breakfast at the Buttercup

660 Ygnacio Valley Rd.

Walnut Creek, CA

 

Every Saturday Morning starting at 7:30 AM  

Have breakfast with your fellow Club members, then head to the parking lot to kick tires. It's a great way to catch up with your Porsche friends and find out what is happening in the Club. Come early for the best seats.

Threads & Treads

Black Bear Diner

807 Camino Ramon 

(corner of Sycamore Valley Rd. & Camino Ramon)

Danville, CA

 

Click here for additional information and to RSVP for the meetings

 

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Make new friends, learn new skills or brush up on old ones (knitting, crocheting, stitching, crafts), all while working on community outreach projects. Even if you don't knit, these ladies have the scoop on all things PCA.

 

 

 

 

Porsches & Pastries

 

KarPark Automotive Storage

3 Wyoming St. #100

Pleasanton, CA

 

Second Sunday of the Month

Click here for additional information

Next Event:  8/14/2022 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Join us for our monthly informal car show. This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow Porsche enthusiasts and show your car. Bring your families, enjoy the cars, and the well-known Diablo Region camaraderie.

Thank you to Pacific Power Motorsports and KarPark Automotive Storage for sponsoring the event.

No registration is required for this event.

Monthly Dinner at Faz

600 Hartz Ave.

Danville, CA

 

 

Next Event:  7/21/2022 cancelled  

 

Out Monthly Club Dinner at Faz is on hiatus. The Club would like to thank Ingrid French for her work in hosting the event. We are looking for volunteers to take over this event, explore options, and perhaps put their own spin on the event.

 

 

Tours


New - August - Porsches & Pups Tour

New - Clearlake Tour

10/1/2022 - Napa Tour - This is a re-run of our very popular and sold-out Napa Tour. Join us for a tour through Solano county's Wooden Valley into Napa County and up to Lake Berryessa, through Pope Valley and Angwin, and into the Napa Valley where we will lunch at Gott's Roadside.

If you are aware of some fun roads to drive, or an interesting destination, please contact the Tour Committee (Susie George, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bob Hilton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We are always looking for fun opportunities to take our cars out for a ride. The Tour Committee will work with you to make it happen.

Registration for tours and other events is done via Eventbrite (you will need to create an account with Eventbrite to register for a tour). Watch for a link to the registration site in this section of the ENews or on our website. Tours often sell out the same day tickets go on sale. Be prepared to sign-up for tours as soon as registration is open. If you are unable to register for the tour, add your name to the waitlist in case of cancellations. Emails regarding last-minute Tour information and openings for waitlisted individuals will come from Eventbrite and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please ensure that emails from these addresses are not sent to your spam or junk mail folder.

If you wish to purchase your own radio, the Club is using the Motorola Talkabout T800 radios. These are sold in pairs through Amazon for about $85.00. These radios are FRS/GMRS compatible, have 22 channels and 121 privacy codes (or sub-channels).


Driver Education (DE)


2021 DE Schedule 

Click here for general information on Diablo PCA HPDE days. The DE Team is working to finalize dates for our DE program this year in addition to the two dates below we plan to have two DE days at Laguna Seca.

  • 9/23/2022 - Thunderhill Registration opens on Friday, July 22, 2022, at noon MotorsportReg.com
    • This event is sponsored by Porsche Walnut Creek.

    • We are planning to offer in-car instruction for consenting vaccinated individuals (student and driver). We'll do our best to accommodate as many of you as we can. We know this event will get filled up quickly.   

    • Safety Inspections - All drivers must certify that their car has passed a safety inspection by an authorized person within 30 days of the event. The safety inspection form can be downloaded from our DE website. The following sponsor is offering free tech inspections:
      • Porsche Walnut Creek
      • Kahlers in Dublin - By appointment only. Contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 925-829-2050.
    • DE 101/201 - Tuesday, September 6, 2022 (location TBD). Drivers are invited (strongly recommended) to attend our DE Introduction briefing called DE 101/201. There will be a discussion on driving Thunderhill Raceway and an opportunity for drivers of any level to share their experiences and ask questions. Check the DE website for additional information.
  • 10/27/2022 - Laguna Seca

Click here for general information on Diablo PCA HPDE days.


Zone 7 Events


2022 Zone 7 Autocross - Click here for information on the Zone 7 Autocross schedule.

  • 8/27/2022 - Loma Prieta Region, Cow Palace, Daly City
  • 8/28/2022 - Golden Gate Region, Cow Palace, Daly City
  • 10/8/2022 - Sequoia Region, Madera Airport, Madera, CA
  • 10/22/2022 - Sacramento Valley Region, Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA
  • 10/23/2022 - Redwood Region, Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA

2022 Zone 7 Concours - Click here for information on the Zone 7 Concours series.

  • 8/7/2022 - Concours #4, Golden Gate Region, Porsche Redwood City, Redwood City, CA
  • 10/2/2022 - Concours #5, Ledson Winery, Kenwood, CA
  • 10/16/2022 - Concours #6, Diablo Region, Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Danville, CA
  • 10/30/2022 - Concours #7, Porsche of Fremont, Fremont, CA

PCA/PCNA Events


Click here for a list of upcoming PCA events.

  • WERKS Reunion, Monterey, CA, August 19, 2022 (Werks Reunion) - Registration is open for the popular Porsche show, WERKS Reunion. WERKS Reunion is headed back to Monterey, showcasing a breathtaking array of Porsches that are sure to excite Porsche enthusiasts! Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to join us for our eighth Werks Reunion Monterey. Membership is not required to participate in this celebration of Porsche automotive engineers. Expect to view a spectacular array of Porsches, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corral or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win a unique Werks Reunion Trophy. Paid Spectator parking is also available for non-Porsches on the day of the event. ($40 cash at the gate).
  • PCA Fall Treffen, Sunriver Resort, Bend, Oregon, September 15-18, 2022 (treffen.pca.org)
  • Spring Treffen, Barnsley Resort, Adairsville, Georgia, April 19-23, 2023 (treffen.pca.org)
  • Porsche Parade, La Quinta Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, CA, June 18-24, 2023
  • Rennsport Reunion, Laguna Seca, September 28 - October 1, 2023

Click here to Contact key Diablo PCA Contacts

Events:  Marc Giammona

Tours:  Susie George

Driver Education (DE):  Adam Cipriano

Communications/Eventbrite Registration:  Carolyn Wong

Membership:  Juan & Rowena Fernandez

Devil’s Advocate:  Maiko Woodson-Mendoza

Webmaster:  Anthony Mendoza

President:  Brian Adkins

   
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