Zone Reps (originally titled "Zone Coordinators") act as intermediaries between PCA national and the regions of their Zone. They monitor their regions to see that each region is running smoothly and serving its membership, assisting and advising the region presidents as necessary. They also carry issues from the regions to PCA national, representing the opinions and concerns of their districts to ensure that the national organization's actions are reflecting the needs and wishes of the membership.
Past and Current Zone 8 Reps:
David and his wife Janice joined PCA in 1987. He was hooked by the Porsche bug after riding in a friend’s 911. Shortly after, he bought a yellow 1976 911S Targa with 57,000 miles. His Targa now has 220,000 fun miles and has been joined in the garage by his wife’s 2003 Boxster S.
David has been active in three regions in three zones. He started with the Sacramento Valley Region (Zone 7), were he and Janice were given the Rookie of the Year award. From 1988 to 1993, he was active with Intermountain Region (Zone 9), where he was appointed Tour Meister. In 2003, he transferred to the California Inland Region (Zone 8). In addition to filling each of the Board of Directors positions, he has been the Newsletter Editor and Webmaster. In 2011 he was appointed Zone 8 Autocross Chairman and managed the series for five years. David also was a judge for the National Website Contest three times, volunteered his time with the Tire Rack Street Survival School, Performance Driving Clinics in neighboring regions, judged at various Zone 8 Concours, and was on the Z8 Festival of Speed Staff. His favorite activities are teaching performance driving skills and meeting other members. He believes that being active in multiple regions enhances the PCA experience.
Tom Brown has been a member of PCA and the San Diego Region since 1991. In that time he’s held numerous region committee chair positions, including: Autocross, Time Trial, Rally, Social, and Webmaster. He’s served on the region board of directors three times, including as Treasurer and as President in 2003. Because of the great year that was for the region, and his leadership role in producing it, Tom won the 2004 PCA National Enthusiast of the Year Award!
Most recently, Tom served on the national staff for four years as the national Parade Committee Chair. During these four years, Tom oversaw the transition form the regional Parade model to the national model; building and managing a team from across the country that is capable of successfully hosting a parade despite the majority of the planning occurring long distance. This was a challenging yet very rewarding role that Tom thoroughly enjoyed.
Not one to forget his roots, he’s still very active in both region and zone management (he was awarded the Zone 8 Rep’s Award in 2008 and the San Diego Region Enthusiast of the Year in 2009). Seemingly in preparation for his new role, he’s served on the Zone 8 staff for many years now; assisting the Zone 8 Representative first as the Zone Webmaster an then as the Zone Competition Rules Chair.
Michael originally joined PCA in 1982 after owning his first half a Porsche for almost eight years. If he had know PCA earlier, his first experience with a 914 would have been a great deal better. But the bug bit and he is now garaging a 1968 912, a 1977 Carrera 3.0 (all Euro) and a 1999 996 that just turned 99,996 miles. He has enjoyed these many years in the club and as a Grand Prix Region member since 1986. He has served on the board for most of those years in various positions of Membership Chair, Driving Event Chair, Vice-President and President. He has also been a Concours competitor and zone and Parade judge as well as an autocross and Time Trial driver (and zone champion). For the last five years, he has served on Zone Staff as Autocross Chair and Competition Rules Committee member.
But most importantly, his experience with PCA has been blessed by the experiences with friends and colleagues who share this passion. He has enjoyed his membership primarily because it really is "the people."
Michael's first career was as a professional musician for many years and a later epiphany drew him to public service. He currently manages economic and workforce development programs for the State of California and is fully responsible for the eight largest economies in the USA - the counties of Los Angeles and Venture. He looks forward to experience of Zone 8 Representative. His personal goal is to highlight and promote the "Porsche Experience" to PCA's current and future members.
Beverly started her tenure with PCA in 1978. She had purchased her first Porsche a few months before and learned of PCA through another member. For 25 years she was a member of the Orange Coast Region and recently changed to San Diego Region as she had moved.
During her tenure with the Porsche Club of America she has served in many capacities. The first involvement was through Orange Coast Region, serving on the Board of Directors in the following positions: Social Director, Activities Director, Region Webmaster, Vice President, and President. In addition to regional involvement she has also held Zone 8 and National positions. She has been the Zone 8 Autocross Chair, 1985 Parade Scoring Chair, Zone 8 Webmaster and Zone 8 Reporter. Nationally she has been the National Webmaster and served on the National Membership Committee.
She has had the opportunity to participate in many types of events since joining PCA. Autocrossing is probably her favorite event, but Beverly has done well in Time Trials, rallies, and Concours. In addition to the competitive events she enjoys going to social and charitable events put on by the regions and the zone. Her first Parade was in 1982 in Reno and she has participated in nine Parades since then.
Porsche Club of America is where you meet great people, make good friends and have terrific fun. Zone 8 has a dynamic group of enthusiastic PCAers and Beverly looks forward to working with them as their Zone Representative.
Mike Mansolino has been a fan of sports cars, and particularly Porsches, since his teens when he read magazine articles about this little giant killer. Attending races at Riverside and other locations around Southern California, he knew this was the car he wanted. Although he enjoyed his TR3, he knew he had to have a Porsche after his first ride in a 1965 356SC. He purchased his first Porsche in 1967.
Unfortunately, he did not join PCA (Orange Coast Region) until 1992 when he bought an 1989 Carrera to accompany his 912. His interests were captured by Concours and he quickly learned what âcleanâ really means. Mike entered zone events and quickly found his niche. He became region Concours Chairman and two years later was appointed Zone 8 Concours Chairman. He regularly judges zone events and judged at the 1998 Parade. As a member of the Zone 8 staff, Mike initiated a Concours Judging School designed to instruct prospective judges and hone the skills of current judges. The event will be repeated this year by popular demand. Mike was awarded Zone 8 Enthusiast of the Year for his contributions to the zone.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and is employed as a high school counselor. He and his wife Linda enjoy the camaraderie of friends around the zone and are regular participants in Concours Events. The 912 is still fun to drive and holds a special place in his heart.
Newly appointed as Zone 8 Representative, Ernie Paschoal has been a member of PCA since 1961 He has served in a number of San Diego Region positions including President, Treasurer, board member, Concours Chairman and Newsletter Editor. His main Porsche interest is in Concours competition with his 1977 silver 924 (door prize at the 1977 Parade) and his 356 SC picked up on a PCA Treffen to Stuttgart in 1964. He has served many times as Zone 8 Concours Chairman. Ernie has attended 13 Porsche Parades, has served as Goodie Store Chairman, Concours Judge, and was Concours Chairman of the 1992 Parade in San Diego. In 1992 he became the initial PCA Special Interest Group Coordinator, charged with liaison with the many specific model associations in the US. Ernie has just retired from the retail grocery industry. His wife Carol and daughter Gretal can be found most weekends either cleaning Porsches or judging someone else's. Ernie and Carol also have a married daughter - Porcia.
Joe joined PCA in 1975 and has been a member of Las Vegas Region since 1978. He served two years as Vice President and three years as Tech/Safety chairman. With wife Carolyn, he was Las Vegas Member of the Year in 1983. Joe is also active in zone activities, taking top trophies in both Time Trial and slalom series. In 1984 he was Zone 8 Enthusiast of the Year. Joe still owns his original 1962 cabriolet which has been joined by 11 more Porsches. He is a member of the PCR Committee, served on the 30th Parade Protest Committee and with Carolyn was in charge of worker deployment at the 30th Parade. A retired TWA captain, Joe spends his time restoring Porsches and helping folks with Porsche problems.
Mike Springer joined Orange Coast region in 1974 and has since served as Activities Director, Newsletter Editor for 2½ years and as President in 1978. In addition, Mike has served as the Zone 8 Concours Chairman for the past six years. Mike and his wife, Georgia, presently own seven cars, three of which are Porsches: a 1970 914/6, 1974 914 and a 1978 924. Mike and Georgia are avid Concours fans and with their 914 and 924 have won their class in 42 consecutive Concours events, including class and division wins at two Parades. Mike and Georgia live in Huntington Beach, California, and Mike is Vice President of Keeney Truck Lines, Inc., and President of Food Express, Inc., in Los Angeles.
Burt joined Germany Region in 1967, transferring to Santa Barbara Region in 1969 where he has served as President and Vice President. Currently driving a 1970 914/6, he has previously owned a 1967 911 and a 1958 Speedster. His wife, Marge, is also active in PCA activities. Burt is a sales engineer for the Aerospace Division of Abex Corporation, which manufactures hydraulic valves and pumps for aircraft systems.
Don joined PCA in 1968 as a charter member of Riverside Region, at the time driving a 1961 1600 Super Coupe. In the years since, he has served on that Board of Directors all six years and as President in 1971 & 1973. He is affectionately known in Zone 8 as BIG DON â this by personalized license plates and stature. The 1961 coupe is in the process of being restored and now Don campaigns a 1967 911S in Time Trials, slaloms and autocrosses. He and his wife, Peggy, share their enthusiasm for Porsche and Porsche people. He is the president and owner of Kravig Marine, Inc., dealing in sales, service and repair to boat owners and specializing in propeller repair.
Ed Yates joined PCA in February, 1965, as soon as he had bought his first Porsche, a red 1964 356C Coupe. Since then he has attended 6 Parades, 2 West Coast Weekends and was the General Chairman of the 1971 West Coast Weekend. Presently on the Board of Directors of Santa Barbara Region, he has also been Activities Chairman, Editor, and 2 term Santa Barbara Member of the Year, sharing the honor with wife Meredith who was PCA Woman of the Year. By special appointment, Ed served the National Executive Council as Recording Secretary during 1971. He lists his occupation as Director, Economics Department, General Research Corporation, but he's been known to do a little drumming in bands from Santa Barbara to Huntsville, Ala. In addition to 2 Porsches, he owns 4 motorcycles and enjoys street, motocross racing and desert motorcycling.
Wally Cole bought his first Porsche, a 1600N Coupe, in 1957 and joined PCA in 1959. He has served San Diego Region as Secretary, Editor, Membership Chairman and, in 1962, as President. Always active in PCA, he and wife Bea have attended 9 Parades and their chief interests are rallying, Concours, and Porsche talk. Both recently retired from teaching and plan to devote more time to traveling and PCA activities. There have been 4 more Porsches since the '57 coupe.
Louis is a member of Golden Gate Region. He accepted early retirement after 28 years of service as a Captain for American Airlines. Included were 7 years on Boeing 707's. He now devotes his time to his duties for PCA. He is Zone 7 & 8 Coordinator and membership representative for Zones 6, 7 & 8. As West Coast Representative he was instrumental in forming 3 new regions in 1967 & 1968. He was a member of the Golden Gate Region Board of Directors in 1967. Lou and his wife, Bette, have been Porsche owners since 1956. They joined PCA in 1962.
Zone 8 has had five members become officers on the PCA Executive Council. They are:
National President, 1991-1994
National Vice President, 1989-1990
National Treasurer, 1985-1988
From the October, 1990 Panorama:
Burt Misevic, nominated for President, has a 23 year record of participation and service to PCA.
Currently National Vice President, Burt has made a continuous strong contribution to the management of PCA national since 1978. In his various capacities he has focused effort to provide services which will support the regions and enhance the value of belonging to PCA. These initiatives include most recently the start of RegionFocus, establishing the Planning Meeting and the expansion of the Parade and Technical Committees.
Burt and his wife joined PCA in 1967 while working in Germany. Upon returning to the US in 1969, they transferred to the Santa Barbara Region. Burt has competed in many types of events, including rallies, Concours and various driving events. Participating in Zone 8 events led to being selected as the Zone 8 Representative.
In civilian life Burt is sales director for Abex Aerospace, a major manufacturer of hydraulic equipment for the aircraft industry. He has a BS in marine engineering and an MBA. Burt is a member of SAE and serves on SAE committees for writing domestic and international standards for aerospace hydraulics. On the civic side, Burt directs a yearly high school student speech contest for six local high schools.
Based on 23 years of active membership, 13 years of commitment at the national staff level and six years of occupying a central position in the management and fiscal policy of PCA, Burt is prepared to lead the PCA management team. He feels the coming term will be important relative to membership, services offered to the entry level individuals of the day and support to the regions.
National Vice President, 1987-1988
From the October, 1986 Panorama:
Mike Springer has been an active member of PCA since 1974, serving in a number of positions regionally, within Zone 8 and nationally. On the regional level, Mike has served Orange Coast Region as Activities Director, Newsletter Editor (2 ½ years) and President. Mike was instrumental in establishing the Zone 8 Concours Series and has served as the chairman of that series for seven years (1976-1981 & 1986). On the national level, Mike served as Zone 8 Representative for two terms (19882-1985) and is presently on the Parade Advisory Committee. In addition, Mike was General Chairman of the 30th Porsche Parade held in Costa Mesa in 1985.
Mike and his wife Georgia met at an Orange Coast Region event in 1974 and live in Huntington Beach, California. Georgia was the first Zone 8 Enthusiast of the Year and in 1985 Mike was named Zone 8 Enthusiast of the Decade. The Springers own three Porsches: a 1970 914/6, 1974 914 and a 1978 924. They recently lost a completely restored (two-year project) 1958 Speedster in a shop fire, before they even had a chance to drive it!
Mike and his long time friend and business partner, Ron Hughes, recently competed and won their class in the 1986 running of "La Carrera", the recreation of the Carrera Panamericana road races of the 1950s. They also competed in the vintage class of the 1986 Pikes Peak Hill climb with Ronâs 1958 Carrera Speedster.
Mike Spent three years in the U.S. Army, served a one year tour in Vietnam and attained the rank of Captain. He received an A.A. degree from Golden West College in Huntington Beach, and a B.A. in Business Administration and Geography from California State University, Long Beach. Mike is co-owner (with Ron Hughes ) and president of Custom Carriers/USA, a truck company that operates in ten western states. Mike And Ron also own and manage TMG, Inc., a manpower and transportation management company.
National Vice President, 1973-1974
National Secretary, 1971-1972
From the January, 1972 Panoroma:
Wally Cole bought his first Porsche, a 1600N Coupe, in 1957 and joined PCA in 1959. He has served San Diego Region as Secretary, Editor, Membership Chairman and, in 1962, as President. For more than 2 years he has been Zone Representative for Zone 8. Always active in PCA, he and wife Bea have attended 9 Parades and their chief interests are rallying, Concours and Porsche talk. Both recently retired from teaching and plan to devote more time to traveling and PCA activities. There have been 4 more Porsches since the 1957 coupe, the latest a 1972 911T Targa. This past September and October, they traveled in Europe and Wally realized a longâstanding wish when, as he says, he "made the pilgrimage to Mecca" (Stuttgart) and saw (he thinks) his latest "baby" being produced.
National Executive Vice President, 1973-1974
From the January, 1973 Panorama:
In accepting the appointment as Executive Vice President, Tom relinquishes his position on the National Policy Committee. He previously served on the national level as head of the 1971-72 Nominating Committee. A member of PCA since 1961, he has held multiple offices in his home region, San Diego, including its presidency in 1965. He and Natalie have attended seven Parades and have owned 50 various Porsches since 1958. Retired from cattle and ranching interests, Tom keeps a hand in business as president of two corporations. PCA is a true family affair for the Hauseur's with three sons all Porsche Pushers.
National Executive Vice President, 1958
From the July, 1959 Panorama:
John started on the road to Porsches and PCA back in 1922 at Beverly, New Jersey. After four years of Army service, John graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1948, this year also saw marriage to the former Virginia Jones. Two MGs have been followed by three Porsches and the forth Porsche is on order for delivery at the Porsche Treffen this fall.
Jack and Ginny are Charter members of PCA and were the stalwarts that started the Eastern Pennsylvania Region. Just as this region was beginning to develop, it suffered a real loss when the Cases moved to Southern California where Jack is employed by the Aerojet General Corporation.
Hobbies include Porsches, they do all their own maintenance; modern arts and crafts; and the best in jazz.
The Case Porsche Parade record is tops. They have made all four Parades and were the overall winners of all those trophies at the first Parade. A former Executive Vice President of PCA and now West Coast Coordinator as well as an associate editor of Panorama, Jack Case and his wife, Ginny, represent the true spirit of the Porsche Club of America. We salute you, the John Cases of Lynwood, California.