One One Fun Run - January 1, 2013
by Anita Benzing and Bob Schoenherr Redwood Region Membership Director

A Great Way to start the 2013, New Year! 

Anita and I jumped into "Queenie" and started our journey leaving the lake on a crisp sunny New Year's day. Up over St. Helena mountain, down Tubbs Lane, then cruising Mark West Springs road on our way to Kaffe Mocha where we met up with a real anxious group of Redwood Region members. 

David and Sharon greeted everyone and handed out the route sheets for the tour. David gave excellent tour directions as Sharon divided the 30 cars into two separate groups. The weather and roads were clear and after everyone greeted each other we lined up the cars and were on our way. 

Was great to see our Porsche friends, new members, and experienced members that hadn't attended an event for some time. Allen and Jean Barbieri joined us with their notch-back 356 and 43+ years of experience as Redwood PCA members. We had every decade of Porsche represented on this tour. David led the first group and Don lead the second group of cars. We wound our way over Chalk Hill Road to Highway128 until we got to Geyserville. Then we traveled towards Lake Sonoma before hopping on Dry Creek Road, we then pointed our Porsches towards Occidental and lunch. As we were driving we enjoyed the scenery and the fun pace with very little traffic on the roads. (Must be Winter!) We did share the road with many a bicyclist as we made our way to the restaurant. Everyone was on their best behavior as both groups waved and enjoyed their day.

Lunch was at the Union Hotel in Occidental. The food was great, the conversation enthusiastic, and the promise of another great Porsche year was discussed. Our new Vice President, Michael Hinton, recognized David, Sharon and Don for putting on the tour. David announced upcoming events and anyone that was running an event was welcome to share the details of their event. Everyone was encouraged to try one of the many events this year whether it is touring, concoursing, autocrossing or a racing event. Thanks David, Sharon and Don for a good day to jump start 2013. Thanks to Ron Breeze for the photos of the tour; check out Ron's link. 

Ron Breeze photos 1/1/13


Gathering for the One One Fun Run

Redwood Members Gather for One One Fun Run
(photo by Barbara McCrory)