Vern Rogers     by Vern Rogers, 2012 Redwood Region President (August 2012)

Well, we made it to August! The five events we had in July certainly kept me and a lot of other members busy: Porsches on the Plaza, our Ladies' Day Autocross, our Swap Meet at TRG, our 7/21 Autocross, and the Artisan Wine "Swing in the Vineyards" event at Kachina were all a blast! I just love how varied our events are. 

We are slowing down slightly this month.

This coming weekend (actually two days from this writing) we have a brunch/lunch run to Lake County, hosted by Tour Meisters Bob Schoenherr and Anita Benzing. As of last Tuesday's Board meeting, we had 50 people signed up. If you have missed Bob and Anita's tours in the past, but are joining us for this one, you are in for a treat. Their tours are always extremely well-planned, well-executed, and full of surprises. The Lake County tour will be no exception.

Following the Lake County tour, on 8/11, we have our August autocross (yes, only one this month). Remember that this year, our autocrosses are exclusively for PCA members and/or Porsches. The Board wants to make sure that all of our members feel welcome and well-cared-for at autocross. Please do come out and support this fabulous and fun activity. I promise a GREAT time. Bring your baby and let her show you what she can do (if the political incorrectness of that statement offends you, please replace the "her" and "she" with "him" and "he"). 

The third weekend of the month gets us into Monterey/Carmel for Legends of the Autobahn, and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. This will be my first time going to either. I know, you're thinking how'd this guy get to be Club President? Well, some of us are late bloomers....I am really looking forward to Legends and all the great cars and people. I hope to see many of you down there.

I'd like to end with a little September preview: 

9/15-16 Overnight tour to the Benbow Inn - If you missed last year, you have another opportunity to experience this amazing vintage hotel and grounds. Make your reservations before 9/1. Susan and I will be staying an extra night...last year's trip was just too short.

  • 9/22 Autocross

  • 9/29 Oktoberfest in Vacaville, put on with major support of Club members Holger and Martina Seibert

  • 9/30 Zone 7 Concours, hosted by Redwood Region at Ledson Winery

I am looking forward to seeing and talking with each and every one of you at an event soon.

That's all for now. Down the road,

Vern


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