Members join and stay with a region for many reasons, including its location, the activities offered, and the people they meet. The individual regions of Zone 7 are:
Diablo Region is based in the East Bay counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano, but also has representation throughout the Bay Area. Diablo region has a strong base of social activities, with two large concours events every year, one wash & shine event, plus a Zone event at the famous Blackhawk Automotive Museum. More information can be their web site. http://diablo-pca.org/
The Golden Gate Region (GGR) is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most active of the PCA’s regions serving San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties in Northern California – an area of roughly 3.5 million people. GGR’s programs are designed to create an equitable balance between social and driving programs by offering something for everyone. GGR places its emphasis on events that offer members the opportunity to stretch the limits of the overall driving experience and help them learn to drive their Porsche to its full potential though its world-class Autocross and Track programs. However, GGR believes it is imperative that the whole family be involved and its active and ever-popular Fun Run, brunches, social gatherings, and AX schools allow all members and co-members also to experience the thrill of Porsche ownership. www.pca-ggr.org
Loma Prieta Region is based in Santa Cruz County, with many of its members and activities also in Santa Clara County. Loma Prieta has a very active social program of dinner meetings, tours (day and overnight) and tech sessions, plus an autocross series with 5-6 events each year, generally held at the Marina Airport. Loma Prieta hosts a zone concours and swap meet at Partsheaven every year. In 2003, in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Region, they started a driver's ed program. More information can be found at their web site. http://lpr.pca.org
Monterey Bay Region is based in Monterey and San Benito Counties, with many members residing in the Monterey Bay area, including Santa Cruz. Monterey Bay Region has many social activities, including tours and dinner meetings. Many of their members also volunteer for the Sports Car Racing Association of Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), operators for Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. Monterey Bay Region is the traditional host for events during the Monterey Historic races each year. In 2003, in conjunction with the Loma Prieta, they started a driver's ed program. More information can be found at their web site. http://mby.pca.org
Redwood Region is based in the North Bay and coastal counties, extending from San Francisco to the Oregon Coast. With beautiful geography, Redwood region has regular tours and social events. Redwood also has an autocross series, based at the Santa Rosa Airport, with 5-6 events each year, plus a Zone concours at the Ledson Winery. More information can be found at their web site. http://red.pca.org
Sacramento Valley territory (located in the center of the state, with most member concentrated in the greater Sacramento Metropolitan Area) consists of the counties of Amador, Colusa, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, Sacramento and the western parts of El Dorado (west of Carson Pass), Sierra (west of Yuba Pass), Placer (west of Echo Summit) and Nevada (west of Donner pass). Sacramento Valley has monthly dinner meetings, several tours each year (single-day and multi-day tours), a robust autocross program with a yearly beginners' school, driver's education events, rallies (which includes the long running famed Carrera de Sierra TSD Rally), Concours D' Elegance, a yearly charity event and selected technical demonstration seminars each year. Sacramento Valley also hosts CRAB (which is an abbreviated word for Concours, Rally, Autocross and Begegnen, a german word for meeting). CRAB is the only recurring Zone 7 multi-region, multiple-day event which it was founded in 1972 following the National Parade event model. More information can be found at their web site. http://www.svr-pca.org/
Sequoia Region is in the southern San Joaquin Valley, with most members in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, & Kings Counties. Sequoia has regular dinner meetings, tours, autocross with approximately 4-6 events, & Cars & Coffee the first Saturday of the month. More information can be found at their web site. http://sqa.pca.org
Shasta Region is based from Butte/Glen counties north to the Oregon border, with many members in the Redding area. Shasta Region hosts regular dinner meetings, plus several tours each year, including several overnighters. More information can be found at their web site. http://sha.pca.org
Sierra Nevada Region is based in Eastern California and Northern Nevada, and includes the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and Lake Tahoe basin, Reno/Sparks, State Capitol Carson City, Incline Village, Minden/Gardnerville, historic Virginia City, Fallon, Yerington, Lovelock, Winnemucca and Elko. Most of its members are in the Reno-Carson City-Minden and Lake Tahoe area on the border of California and Nevada. Activities include monthly breakfasts, many drive and dines around very scenic mountains, Lake Tahoe and high desert region. Monthly Summer Wine Socials, Auto Cross shared with SCCA, A summer Concours de Elegance weekend, Oktoberfest drive and a fall Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Christmas Dinner in December. More information is available at their web site. http://snr-pca.org
Yosemite Region is based in the north San Joaquin Valley, with most members in the San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County areas (i.e. Stockton and Modesto). Regional activities include dinner meetings and tours, plus teaming with adjacent regions for an annual zone autocross event. Yosemite also hosts a zone concours event and rally each year. More information is available at their web site. http://yos.pca.org/
So you want to join PCA?
Great, we'd love to have you join us. Membership applications are at https://www.pca.org/join-porsche-club-america. You can choose to join any of the above regions, or if you do not designate your preference, one will be assigned to you based on the county in which you reside. We hope to see you soon!