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2/16/2022 eBlast

Diablo PCA provides a welcoming and engaging community that

enriches our member's Porsche ownership experience.


What's New


Breakfast at the Buttercup and Monthly Dinner at Faz (beginning 3/17/2022) are back. The BODs re-evaluated the decision to curtail "official" indoor activities and in alignment with State and Local guidelines decided to reinstate these activities. Please continue to observe State and Local social distancing requirements and respect others attending these events. The Diablo PCA Board of Directors (BOD) wishes you all a safe and healthy year. 

Our first DE day of the year is scheduled for April 1, 2022, at Thunderhill Raceway. Registration for this event opens on Friday, February 4, 2022. Click here to register, and for more information regarding this event. Consider making it a 3-day weekend. PCA Golden Gate Region will be at Thunderhill on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2022.

Registration for Treffen at The Broadmoor opens today at noon. This event sells out quickly. Sign up early if you are interested. If you are interested in Treffen or Parade check the registration dates below. Registration opens in February for these events. These events can sell out in minutes. Please plan to register early for the events.


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 January 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.

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:

3/14/2022 - The Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom in conjunction with our Monthly Board of Directors Meeting. All members are welcome to attend the Monthly Board of Directors meetings. At the Annual Meeting, a summary of the last year will be presented. This is your opportunity to ask questions and bring suggestions to the Board of Directors.


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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your name to the email list for the Zoom Meetings

 

 

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 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:  3/13/2022 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.

We plan to restart Porsches & Pastries in March 2022.

Monthly Dinner at Faz

600 Hartz Ave.

Danville, CA

 

Third Thursday of the Month

Click here to register

Next Event:  3/17/2022 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM  

 

FAZ in Danville is happy to have us return for our Monthly Club Dinner. Join your fellow Club members for some great food and conversation. This is a great opportunity to socialize with both old and new members.  Please register using the link to the left so we can get a headcount for the restaurant.

 

Contra Costa County is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test for indoor activities such as dining. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to attend the Monthly Club Dinner at Faz.

 


Tours


3/3/2022 - Ano Nuevo State Park, Join us for a scenic ride to Ano Nuevo State Park. Once at the park we will have a picnic lunch, followed by a docent-guided tour to see the elephant seals. Due to ticket availability, this is a weekday tour. Sold Out.  Click here to add your name to the waitlist and for additional information for this tour.

TBD - USS Hornet Tour

3/19/2022 (tentative) - Lunar New Year Tour

4/9/2022 (tentative) - Ladies Only Tour

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.

  • 4/1/2022 - Thunderhill -Registration open MotorsportReg.com.
    • 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 and 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:
      • 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 - TBD, We ask that every registered driver attend this event, but it is highly recommended for all new DE drivers.
    • Make it a 3-day weekend. PCA Golden Gate Region will be at Thunderhill on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2022.
  • 5/16/2022 - Laguna Seca
  • 9/23/2022 - Thunderhill
  • 10/27/2022 - Laguna Seca

Click here for general information on Diablo PCA HPDE days.


Zone 7 Events


3/5/2022 - Zone 7 Awards Banquet, Cattleman's Restaurant Roseville, CA - The Zone 7 Annual Awards Banquet honors competitors who competed in the Zone 7 Autocross and Concours series. Click here for additional details and to register for the event.

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

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

Shasta Region 2022 Zone 7 Tour - June 9-13, 2022, This is the well-known Shasta Region Four Day Tour through the mountains, valleys, and scenic by-ways of Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Lassen Counties. Click here for more details (ONLY ZONE 7 MEMBERS RECEIVE THIS EMAIL WITH THE LINK, so don't share it with other Zone Members.). Sold Out.


PCA/PCNA Events


Click here for a list of upcoming PCA events.

PCA Spring Treffen at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 27-May 1, 2022 (treffen.pca.org) Registration opens at 12:00 PM on February 16, 2022

Porsche Parade at The Poconos, Pennsylvania, June 12-18, 2022 (Welcome | Porsche Parade 2022) Registration opens at 9:00 AM on February 2, 2022


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

2/2/2022 eBlast

Diablo PCA provides a welcoming and engaging community that

enriches our member's Porsche ownership experience.


What's New


The Diablo PCA Board of Directors (BOD) wishes you all a safe and healthy new year. With the spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, the Club is curtailing "official" indoor Club activities. This includes the Monthly Dinners at Faz and Breakfasts at the Buttercup. Outdoor activities, such as Tours are not affected. You may continue to gather on your own at these restaurants. The BOD will re-evaluate this decision at the February 14, 2022, BOD meeting. We appreciate your understanding and hope that we will be able to join together for events soon.

We are looking for a volunteer to take over the role of Charity Chair. For more information about this position contact our Club President, Brian Adkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New - Our first DE day of the year is scheduled for April 1, 2022, at Thunderhill Raceway. Registration for this event opens on Friday, February 4, 2022. Click here to register, and for more information regarding this event. Consider making it a 3-day weekend. PCA Golden Gate Region will be at Thunderhill on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2022.

If you are interested in Treffen, Parade or the Shasta Region Tour check the registration dates below. Registration opens in February for these events. These events can sell out in minutes. Please plan to register early for the events.


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 January 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.

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:

3/14/2022 - The Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom in conjunction with our Monthly Board of Directors Meeting. All members are welcome to attend the Monthly Board of Directors meetings. At the Annual Meeting, a summary of the last year will be presented. This is your opportunity to ask questions and bring suggestions to the Board of Directors.


Recurring Events

Breakfast at the Buttercup

660 Ygnacio Valley Rd.

Walnut Creek, CA

Every Saturday Morning starting at 7:30 AM This event is on hold for the months of January. Check back here for the latest information on this event. 

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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your name to the email list for the Zoom Meetings

 

 

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 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:  3/13/2022 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.

We plan to restart Porsches & Pastries in March 2022 (2/13/2022 is Super Bowl Sunday).

Monthly Dinner at Faz

600 Hartz Ave.

Danville, CA

 

Third Thursday of the Month

Click here to register

Next Event:  TBD from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM This event is on hold for the months of January. Check back here for the latest information on this event. 

 

FAZ in Danville is happy to have us return for our Monthly Club Dinner. Join your fellow Club members for some great food and conversation. This is a great opportunity to socialize with both old and new members.  Please register using the link to the left so we can get a headcount for the restaurant.

 

Contra Costa County is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test for indoor activities such as dining. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to attend the Monthly Club Dinner at Faz.

 


Tours


3/3/2022 - Ano Nuevo State Park, Join us for a scenic ride to Ano Nuevo State Park. Once at the park we will have a picnic lunch, followed by a docent-guided tour to see the elephant seals. Due to ticket availability, this is a weekday tour. Sold Out.  Click here to add your name to the waitlist and for additional information for this tour.

TBD - USS Hornet Tour

3/19/2022 (tentative) - Lunar New Year Tour

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.

  • 4/1/2022 - Thunderhill -Registration opens on Friday, February 4, 2022, at noon MotorsportReg.com.
    • 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 and 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:
      • 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 - TBD, We ask that every registered driver attend this event, but it is highly recommended for all new DE drivers.
    • ​​​​​​​Make it a 3-day weekend. PCA Golden Gate Region will be at Thunderhill on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2022.
  • 5/16/2022 - Laguna Seca
  • 9/23/2022 - Thunderhill
  • 10/27/2022 - Laguna Seca

Click here for general information on Diablo PCA HPDE days.


Zone 7 Events


New - 2/12/2022 - 2022 Zone 7 Rally School, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA - Click here for additional details and to register for the event.

New - 3/5/2022 - Zone 7 Awards Banquet, Cattleman's Restaurant Roseville, CA - The Zone 7 Annual Awards Banquet honors competitors who competed in the Zone 7 Autocross and Concours series. Click here for additional details and to register for the event.

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

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

Shasta Region 2022 Zone 7 Tour - June 9-13, 2022, This is the well-known Shasta Region Four Day Tour through the mountains, valleys, and scenic by-ways of Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Lassen Counties. Click here for more details (ONLY ZONE 7 MEMBERS RECEIVE THIS EMAIL WITH THE LINK, so don't share it with other Zone Members.). Registration opens at 7:00 AM on February 1, 2022.


PCA/PCNA Events


Click here for a list of upcoming PCA events.

PCA Spring Treffen at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 27-May 1, 2022 (treffen.pca.org) Registration opens at 12:00 PM on February 16, 2022

Porsche Parade at The Poconos, Pennsylvania, June 12-18, 2022 (Welcome | Porsche Parade 2022) Registration opens at 9:00 AM on February 2, 2022


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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