When Spring arrives in the Bay Area, there's no better way to celebrate the fresh air but in a Porsche.
Consider this blog as a depository for awesome Porsche drives/tours in and around the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

Draw an imaginary line across the center of California. Anchor one end off the Monterey Area/Santa Cruz mountains, on the Pacific coast. Run the line east over the Coast Range, through the Central Valley, and over the Sierra Nevada mountains. Tether the other end of the line at the Nevada border, on the fringe of the Great Basin Desert.

"Backroads of Northern California" covers the incomparable natural beauty, the myths and the history of the Golden State on the northern side of that line, while "Backroads of Southern California" does the honors for the lower half, from the San Joaquin Valley to the border with Mexico.

TOURS are what they sound like - someone leads a bunch of Porschephiles hither-and-yon for the express purpose of having them follow onto great Porsche roads, go interesting places and generally have a wonderful time driving their cars.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monterey Historic Races

Monterey Historic Races Events The Porsche Club of America - Monterey Bay Region (MBR) is organizing the Porsche Corral parking and other club activities surrounding the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, August 14-16, 2009. Porsche is the featured marque at the Historic races. MBR is organizing the following events to occur during the week leading up to the Historic Races: Monday, 8/10 - MBR "Heritage Avenue Exhibit," at the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue, where Porsche & Ferrari will be featured Thursday, 8/13 - Driving tour showcasing Monterey County and post-tour reception at the Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach Friday, 8/14 - Welcome Party at the historic Carmel Mission Saturday & Sunday, 8/15 & 8/16 - Corral parking, hospitality area, catered lunches and a Parade Lap at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monday, 8/17 - Driver's Education Day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MBR's event registration will be through  and will open in the near future. Registrants will need a free user name/password on that site and elect to "join" the PCA - Monterey Bay club. Future email announcements of MBR event details will be sent through and made available on the MBR website. Some events have space limitations. Participation in the Heritage Avenue Exhibit and acceptance in the Driver's Education Day will be by MBR organizing committees. New this year, MBR's registration fees will be discounted through May 31, 2009. Registration for the Heritage Avenue Exhibit will occur separately. Concours on the Avenue information is available from Motor Club Events, LLC, through their website.Monterey Historic Automobile Races tickets must be purchased separately from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca through their ticket ordering website or by calling 1-800-327-SECA.Lodging information and assistance services can be found on the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca website.# # #Links
(MBR official website) (MBR event registration) (Concours on the Avenue website) (Historic races ticket order page)(Lodging information & services) Porsche Club of America - Monterey Bay Region Contacts:Ginger Mutoza, Historic Races Event Coordinator George Von Gehr, President831-596-4041 650-888-1848

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