Diablo PCA provides a welcoming and engaging community that
enriches our member's Porsche ownership experience.
The Club would like to thank Adam Cipriano for his service as the DE Chair and Board of Directors (BOD) member. Adam informed us of his resignation as soon as possible ffrom the BOD. We are looking for a member to fill the open BOD position. If you are interested in being on the BOD, please contact the Club President, Bob Hilton (
Tours 201, Do you have an interest in helping with the Tours as a Run Group Lead, Relay or Sweep? Do you have a tour route you are interested in helping with? This training is for you. We all know that leading a Run Group takes some skills and practice, there are also special skills that Relays and Sweeps should learn and practice. This is a two-part training consisting of a Zoom presentation on Thursday, March 23, 2023, with an open discussion on what it takes to be a Run Group Lead, Relay, and Sweep and a practice drive on Sunday, March 26, 2023, for everyone to practice the roles. Lunch is included with the practice drive.
New - 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. Click here for additional information and to register for the event. Tickets on sale now.
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. Click here for additional information and to register for the tour. Tickets on sale on now.
New - 5/9/2023 - Safari West Tour, Safari West, African wildlife, and BBQ lunch on a Porsche trip (without the plan ride). Starting in Vallejo we will take Hwy 780 and 37 to Sears Point, continue north on 121/116 and 12, take Calistoga Road to Porter Creek Road to Safari West. At Safari West we will have a walking tour and jeep ride through the preserve to see the African animals, followed by a BBQ lunch. Click here for additional information and to register for the tour. Tickets go on sale now. Please register by Friday, April 7, 2023, so we can get a headcount on the number of participants.
New - 5/14/2023 - 6th Annual Porsches & Pups Tour, this is the sixth annual tour that started 2017. It has slowly been growing as more Porsche owners are choosing to bring their Furkids with them on their adventures! The tour will depart from Dennys in Fremont towards Monterey. We will have a scenic drive through Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Watsonville, Moss Landing, and Seaside before heading to Islands in Monterey for lunch. Click here for additional information and to register for this tour. Tickets go on sale on now.
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
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.
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:
5/28/2023 - 39th Annual Car Show
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. Sold out. Click here for additional information and to add your name to the waitlist for this tour.
New - 5/17/2023 - Little Tail of the Dragon, Hwy 49 from Coulterville to Bear Valley
New - 5/20/2023 - Yankee Hill Cooking School Tour, Diablo Porsche Club invites you to Mexican Cuisine in the Sierra Foothills. Our host Ron Erickson, Winemaker, Cheff and Instructor at the Yankee Hill Winery and Cooking School will assist us in preparing a Mexican meal. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7, 2023, at noon.
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
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