September 2023 President’s Message

by | Sep 10, 2023

The Redwood Region’s September is packed with events every weekend. Our outing to see the Transcendence Theater Group (9/10) will be over by the time you read this. We have over 20 folks attending, including my wife Sharon and I. As I write this, all are looking forward to this evening of food, wine and Porsche Club friends under the stars. I have yet to see one of these performances and am anticipating a GREAT night! Big thanks to Karen Sherman for providing this opportunity to experience something new and magical.

Our last Autocross of the year is a Zone 7 event and it is only a short week after Transcendence. Thunderhill may be a bit of a drive, but the venue and the camaraderie make it well worth your time. Registration is open until September 14. PCA members driving a Porsche get a $20 discount. PCA National is hosting the Saturday night dinner.

Redwood’s tour to Murphy’s for the Ironstone Concours is happening during the week immediately following the AX. Lodging is still available for this fabulous overnight tour (9/21-23) into the Gold Country. Contact Jeff Hall for further info. Thank you to Jeff and to Paige Gaines for all of their work on this event.

Region members Holger and Martina Seibert are once again hosting the Oktoberfest celebration in Vacaville on 9/23. Join us for a repeat of our once-a-year backroads drive through Sonoma and Napa counties entering Vacaville from a very non-freeway direction. Our hosts will be serving up German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, and, oh yes, beer. All food and beverage are on you own, but the tour is free.

September ends with Rennsport VII at Laguna Seca. This is not a PCA event, but is one not to miss if you are a Porsche enthusiast. Rennsport, although put on by Porsche itself, requires the help of PCA and hundreds of volunteers to make it a success. If you are volunteering this year (my) Sharon and I will hope to see you down there. Our region’s own Sharon Neidel is coordinating this massive group of volunteers. Thank you Sharon!!

October will bring an opportunity for our members to have a great drive, give back to our community, and share a lunch together. The Charity Circle Adventure is scheduled for 10/5. The give back opportunity is to spend a few morning hours working at the Redwood Empire Food Bank warehouse in Windsor. Please join your fellow Redwood members in this valuable and much needed service. Have fun and do a good deed at the same time. A lunch entrée at Barley and Bine Beer Café is included.

The Golden Gate and Redwood Regions will co-host an annual Ladies Drive through Marin and Sonoma Counties on Sunday 10/8. The drive will be followed by a brunch. While men are certainly allowed (as passengers), the ladies will be behind the wheel. A fun time will be had by all. We encourage our female membership to sign up (and bring their men if so desired).

Finally, and definitely not least on the priority list, Redwood’s annual Members Meeting will be held for the second year in a row at the stunning Chenoweth Woods under the redwoods. Those of you that attended last year know that this is an event and a venue not to be missed. We hope to have registration open in a week or two.

That’s all for now. Down the road.


Vern Rogers

Vern Rogers

President Region President

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