Diablo PCA provides a welcoming and engaging community that
enriches our member's Porsche ownership experience.
Pursuant to PCA Diablo Region's Bylaws, the Board of Directors will conduct the Club's annual General Business meeting immediately preceding the regular monthly Board Meeting on March 13th, 2023, starting at 6:00 PM. The annual meeting will be held at Black Bear Diner, 807 Camino Ramon in Danville. For those members who wish to attend virtually via Zoom Conferencing, we will provide a Zoom link.
Board President Bob Hilton will report on the affairs of Diablo Region and the transaction of such other business as may properly be brought before the membership. Committee Chairs will report on their respective areas. Members will have the opportunity to bring before the Board any issues which they feel require the Board's consideration in 2023. Members will also have the opportunity to review binders containing the minutes of all 2022 Board of Directors meetings as well as Treasurer’s reports during the previous year.
Members in attendance, as always, are welcome to stay for the regularly scheduled monthly Board meeting which will begin immediately following adjournment of the annual meeting.
Our first DE of the year is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2023, at Thunderhill on the West (2-mile) track. Registration open. people registering after Wednesday, February 22, 2023, will incur a $100 procrastination fee. Check out the Driver Education (DE) section below for a link to the registration site, additional information, and for a list of DE dates for the year. In partnership with the Golden Gate Region, their DE dates are also included.
Fellow DE Instructors, please join us Friday, March 3, 2023, at Thunderhill West. We are providing a DE event ahead of Golden Gate Region's DE and Instructor training on Saturday and Sunday. Diablo is waitlisting Beginners. If you can sign up sooner than later that would be great! Click here to register for the event.
3/4/2023 - Kids Against Hunger, once again the Diablo Region is packaging food to feed starving children. This has been a very popular event. It requires teamwork to see which station can package the most food. The Club is donating $25 per person registered for the event. Additional donations either through Eventbrite or on site are also welcome. Click here for additional information and to sign-up for the event.
The Solano Cars & Coffee is scheduled for Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Clubhouse at Rancho Solano Golf Course. See the Recurring Events section below for additional information.
Our first Porsches & Pastries of the year on March 12, 2023, will be held in the parking lot of the Blackhawk Automotive Museum. See the Recurring Events section below for additional information.
Dinner at Mankas Grill is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2023. See the Recurring Events section below for additional information.
New - 4/1/2023 - Filoli Tour, Join us for a tour to Filoli House where a rainbow of tulips, daffodils, wisteria, azaleas and cherry blossoms are filling Filoli’s landscape. In Filoli’s historic House, the flower-filled season continues with bringing the Garden Indoors through fresh floral arrangements, architecture, decor, and art. Click here for additional information and to register for this tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 24, 2023, at noon.
Diablo PCA has a new way for members to connect. We have created a Facebook Group just for you. Here you will find members telling members about drives they've taken, cars they have seen, posting photos, letting each other know about informal get togethers and much more. You will also get news hot off the press from Diablo PCA. Everyone is welcome to join just click on Diablo Region - Porsche Club of America Group. So please come join the fun and share your love of Porsche, because; it's not just the cars - it's the people.
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 January edition of the Devil's Advocate is available this now. Please Click here to view the most recent edition. If you have contributions to the Devil's Advocate, please send them to Maiko Woodson-Mendoza at
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 Bob Hilton (DiabloPCA.
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
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 Bob Hilton at
Save the date for the following events:
3/26/2023 - Tours 201 Practice Drive
Updated - 4/15/2023 - Ladies Only Tour, join us for a ladies only tour in Marin County. The tour will start at the Buttercup in Walnut Creek, travel north on I680 ti I780. We will take Hwy 37 to Marin County and visit several local Farmstead Cheese companies along the way. Lunch will be at the Valley Ford Creamery. Tickets on sale soon.
Updated - 4/28-30,2023 - Paso Robles/Carrizo Plain Tour, the tour will depart on April 28th from Raley's in Pleasanton. We will drive to King City for a bring your own picnic lunch going down highways 680, 101, 25, 198 and 101. After lunch we will drive along Jolan Road to Lake Nacimiento Road, and highways 24 and 101 arriving at La Quinta Inn in Paso Robles. Participants will have free time before a bring your own to share wine and cheese tasting at the Inn, before heading to Jeffrey's Wine Country BBQ for dinner. On April 29th we will leave at 9:00 am for a drive to see wildflowers out on the Carrizo plain using highways 41, 229, and 58. After leaving the plain we will visit Blackwell's (James Deans last known stop). From there, we'll return to Paso Robles for a spectacular lunch at Eberle Winery's Wild Boar Room. After lunch, participants will have free time before joining together for dinner at one of several preselected and reserved restaurants. On Sunday, we'll leave the Inn at 10:00 am driving highway 46 to 1 and up to Carmel Valley where we'll complete our tour with a lunch at the famous Baja Cantina and Grill in Carmel Valley. Tickets are expected to go on sale on Friday, March 31, 2023.
If you are aware of some fun roads to drive, or an interesting destination, please contact the Tour Committee (Susie George,
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
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)
2023 Diablo Region DE Schedule
Click here for general information on Diablo PCA HPDE days.
2023 Golden Gate Region DE Schedule
* Make it a 3-day weekend. Sign-up for the Diablo DE and the Golden Gate for a 3-day weekend.
Zone 7 Events
New - Redwood Region Crab Feed & Social, Saturday, February 18, 2023, Druids Hall, Santa Rosa Click Here for additional information and to register.
New - Zone 7 Awards Dinner - Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Guadalajara Grill in Concord. The Zone 7 Annual Awards Dinner honors all competitors who competed in the Zone 7 Concours series and completed at least 50% of the events. In addition to the competitive awards, a few non-competitive awards will also be given. Click here for additional information and to register for the event.
Date Change - 2023 Zone 7 TSD Rally School and Rally, Sunday, March 12, 2023, hosted by Sacramento Valley Region at Porsche of Fremont - This event is designed to provide fellow PCA members the opportunity to experience a TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) Rally using the RICHTA GPS timing and scoring system. Since the CRAB 38 event (April 21-23) and Porsche Parade in Palm Springs (June) will have a TSD Rally using the RICHTA app, a rally school and practice rally will give you a leg up on the competition. 2023 Zone 7 TSD Rally School and Rally (motorsportreg.com)
CRAB 38, Sacramento Valley Region, April 21-24, 2023, Click here for additional information and to register for the event. Registration open.
Shasta Region Zone 7 Tour, June 8-12, 2023, Click here for additional information,
2023 Zone 7 Autocross - Click here for information on the Zone 7 Autocross schedule.
2023 Zone 7 Concours - Click here for information on the Zone 7 Concours series.
Click here for a list of upcoming PCA events.
Click here to Contact key Diablo PCA Contacts
Events: Gene Stoegbauer
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: Bob Hilton