In the Zone, by Colin Fat

Diablo Region Celebrates 35th Anniversary: Diablo Region celebrated its 35th Anniversary and new member appreciation at their annual summer picnic at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. There were more than 200 members in attendance including 54 new members. Some 50 Porsches were allowed to be parked in the beautiful quad area in front of the college’s chapel and a barbecue luncheon was catered. I presented the PCA 35th Anniversary plaque to club president Brian Adkins along with a letter from PCA club president Tom Gorsuch and a binder with the club’s original by laws and founding board members. A big thank you goes out to Marc Giammona and the other club members who made this such a memorable event.

Volunteer To Serve Your Club: As we enter the last quarter of 2019 and look ahead to next year, all members should consider volunteering at your region to fill vacancies on your local board of directors or to chair an event. The club’s success depends on volunteers to assist in planning and organizing tours, dinners, tech sessions, running our websites and of course serving on the board of directors. If you have the time and would like to serve, please let your club president know about your interest.

Zone 7 Concours #5 Hosted by Golden Gate Region: On Sunday, August 4th, Golden Gate Region hosted concours event #5 at the recently remodeled Carlsen Porsche in Redwood City. With 41 cars being judged, it was the most attended event of the 2019 series. According to Zone 7 Concours chair, John D’Angelo, the event was not only well attended but very well organized. A big thank you goes to Golden Gate Region’s concours chair Mike Sherman and his crew. Thank you for all you do for PCA!

Porsche Parade Sets the Bar at Boca Raton: More than 1,400 PCA members attended the 64th Porsche Parade in Boca Raton. 27 members from Zone 7 attended including 92 years young Burt Propp who was attending his 60th Porsche Parade. The event was held at the luxurious Boca Raton Resort. One concern prior to the event was the weather. All in all, the weather was fantastic for a typical July in Florida. Though temperatures averaged around 90 degrees for the week, the humidity was tolerable. Parade 2020 is headed for Palm Springs and will be hosted at La Quinta Resort June 21-27th.

Volunteers Needed: Zone 7 is seeking volunteers to help out in the hospitality tent, membership booth and corral parking for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship September 13 -15th. If you would like to help out or have questions email or call me. I’m trying to get 30 volunteers so that I can keep the shifts to 2 hours.

Looking Ahead to Events of Interest: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Laguna Seca, September 13- 15th. PCA Club Race, September 7-8th at Thunderhill Raceway, Zone 7 AX series event September 15th hosted by Redwood Region at Sonoma Raceway, and September 28-29th, at Marina hosted by Loma Prieta and Golden Gate Regions. The last Zone 7 AX of the year will be hosted by Sacramento Valley Region, October 5th at Thunderhill Raceway. Zone 7 Concours #6 will be held by Redwood Region in Petaluma on September 22nd with Concours #7 being held on September 29th at Carmel Valley and hosted by Monterey Bay Region.


Collin Fat, Zone 7 Representative

Sacramento Valley Region