May 2021 President’s Message

by | May 11, 2021

Our 2021 event calendar is really starting to blossom. After what seems like an eternity fit for Rip Van Winkle, we have had a great run to the coast, a two-day autocross, and now have many upcoming treats for you! Please come out and enjoy one or more of them and check the calendar often for updates.

First up is our picnic drive on Saturday May 22nd. This will feature ‘the long way’ between Windsor and Petaluma on the backroads of Sonoma and Napa counties, and we will end up at Lucchesi Park in Petaluma where we have the picnic grounds reserved at the edge of their lovely pond. I hope to see you there; registration is open now.

If this month’s autocross features lead you to wonder if you might have the autocross bug, our sister region SVR has an upcoming classroom session and then a hands-on day of feedback May 23 and 29. There will be lots of opportunities to have tremendous fun at our own AX events in July, August, and October regardless.

And if you read last month’s rally exposé by Jim Robison, get ready for his rally school on June 26th. The classroom portion will be held at Sonoma State followed by an immediate mini-rally to consolidate your new-found skills. The first ‘real rally’ is planned for July 24th.

Before that, June 19th brings back one of our all-time favorites, the Porsches on the Plaza on Sonoma Square. You will see some of the most beautifully-cared-for Porsches of all vintages and every color in a magnificent setting with lots of nearby opportunities for food, beverages, shopping, and people-watching too.

Speaking of colors, you may have seen that Porsche had a worldwide “Tournament of Colors competition during “March Madness” to identify the greatest Porsche color of all time, out of a field of 64. I never doubted for a minute that my own Carrera’s color (Sapphire Blue Metallic) was near the top, but was excited to see that in 32 head-to-head vote-offs, it survived as the winner! I would love to hear about your own Porsche’s color at any time; no other marque comes close to our varieties over the years.

Lastly, our Board meetings are open to all interested members on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm. The May meeting will be our first in-person dinner meeting in more than a year (but we will still have a Zoom option available). Please see our calendar link at for details.

Ben Davoren

Ben Davoren

President Region President

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