Wow, what a great year!
2018 was full of activities with a great deal of participation. All of our events grew in popularity. Finally, we have a great place for our cars and coffee at Fort Washington and Friant Road, which seems convenient for most of our members. I am sure having the free coffee helps, but I believe the major reason that our group has expanded so much is the great cars and conversations.
Our dinners continue to be popular. Cindy Suarez has done a great job in
setting up good places to eat and keeping the variety fresh. For 2019, we
will be looking for some new places. Our head count for dinners has gone
from 25 to 30, to now reaching over 50 people. It’s getting harder to find large enough locations, so if any members have ideas of possible venues, please contact Cindy.
Dave Ogden continues to put on great tours. We have our first of the year,
which is our Hollister tour, coming up on February 16th. This is always a fun, well attended tour. Please look at our website to keep up with events during the year. We also had several wine tours during the year, and I would like to thank Obie Silverwood for all his efforts over the past several years in leading the wine tours. We are passing the mantle to another member this year. More details to follow.
Our autocross events started out strong last year, but got a little light
towards the end of the season. We start up again in March at the Madera
airport, secondary runway. This is a great event for those who want to learn
how to handle their cars in a safe environment. We have all levels of
experience going to the autocross, so if you want to learn how to better handle your car and get free instruction on the do’s and don’ts, then come on out to our autocross events! They are held 3 months in the spring and again in the Fall for 3 months.
We will continue to have joint events with Porsche Fresno, throughout the
coming year. They have been a great partner in nurturing the love of
Porsches. The dealership is expanding their offers into this coming year.
Please check them out for their deals for detailing, clear bras, etc. More
details to come. Along with their refocusing on customer service for new
car purchases, they are also going to be focusing on being a stronger
competitor in after-sale car services. Itis worth checking out their service
pricing, and seeing how they can help you with your normal servicing needs.
We will have many other events during the year, so watch for our email blasts, and Facebook postings. Everything we do is also kept on our website, and Antonio has done a great job in keeping the website fresh with our new
events and calendar listings.
There have been many new membership sign-ups this past year, so please come meet them and their cars President’s Letter By Ed Suarez and welcome them into our club. We have a special club with so many
wonderful people that are a joy to meet and converse with. Looking
forward to seeing you all at our group events this coming year!
Sequoia Region President