One One Fun Run Can’t Be Beat!
Whether this was the first New Year’s tour of the new decade or the last New Year’s tour of the last decade mattered not to the 17 beautiful Porsches that showed up at Kaffe Mocha in Santa Rosa at 10 am on New Year’s Day for our annual tour. Boxsters, 911s, and one Macan headed out east along Mark Springs West road towards Calistoga, then up north on Highway 128 through Geyserville, west into the Dry Creek Valley, and finally through a quiet Cloverdale to the Hamburger Ranch & Bar-B-Que.
This is the fourth time that we have come along Mark Springs West Road since the 2017 fires and it is amazing to watch both man and nature rebuild and recover. Along Highway 128 we passed Soda Rock Winery where we had an excellent event this past year, and while they lost their main building to the massive wildfires of 2019 shortly thereafter, new life was coming up all around it and along much of Highway 128 itself. It seemed very fitting to be celebrating a new beginning for a new year on this beautiful drive.
The weather cooperated like it seems to have for us for years, with great light, blue skies, fluffy clouds, and of course dry roads so that leader Kurt Fischer could keep us at a nice pace all tour long. Light traffic (one of the best parts of this annual shindig) and sweep Craig Steele helped keep us together in a tight group. At the Hamburger Ranch we all happily took over the front room and the cheery servers made sure we were well taken care of. New friends were made, and our reputation must be expanding, as we had a Diablo region member or two in addition to our Redwood contingent.
The easiest New Year’s resolution you will ever make will be to come out and join us NEXT year!
Photo credits to Rod Williams
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