One One Fun Run - January 1, 2013
by Anita Benzing and Bob Schoenherr Redwood Region Membership
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
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
Redwood Members Gather for One One Fun Run
(photo by Barbara McCrory)