Hoppy Porsche Tour Review
The first significant rainfall in over a month did not dampen the spirits of the dozen drivers who came out for our now-annual “Hoppy Porsche Tour” on Saturday March 7 th . Although one could question our sanity for standing around in Novato’s Vintage Oaks parking lot in the drizzle, we had a focused driver’s meeting and headed out between lead Vern Rogers and sweep Chip Witt into West Marin. This was one drive where no one had to be reminded to turn their lights on!
Along Lucas Valley Road we were able to keep our whole group together. I always enjoy being able to see those Porsche colors both in front of and behind me on a tour; it just adds to the fun. Traffic was light for almost our whole journey along curvy Hicks Valley and then Wilson Hill and Chileno Valley Roads, more than compensating for the weather. Kudos to all the drivers (and their right-seat navigators) for staying nicely spaced as we wove between the fields of sheep and cows, interrupting their grazing for just a moment or two with the sounds of flat-sixes and a few turbos.
We came into downtown Petaluma and made our way to the Brewster’s Beer Garden gate just moments before they opened. Despite their name, yes there were inside tables under space heaters and we all fit nicely along a set of three they had set aside. It would be an understatement to say that a good time was had by all. The staff did an outstanding job of getting drinks to us within moments of our initial orders and great food came quickly too. As we left, the sun broke through the clouds and people were starting to populate the garden tables outside, reminding us that you can’t wait for the weather to change to get out and have fun, you just need to get out and do it! Redwood Region is the perfect place to do just that. We look forward to having you join us on our next run.