From the Blog

Musings from an old driver: Years and years ago my wife and I were in Italy and rented a cute Fiat 600 which we mused would be a great car to have in the US…good mileage, easy to park, etc. But when we got back amongst the titanic automobiles of the 60s whooshing by at 60mph+, that idea seemed ludicrous. How in the world would we survive driving a car that barely reached the hubcaps of a huge Caddy, Biscayne, or GTO? Needless to say, that idea died…only to be reborn again once Fiat decided to import the Fiat 500! With so many small to medium sized cars on the road these days, the “500” seems like a good idea. I guess what comes around goes around…or is it the other way?

Anyway, here’s what the old “600” looked like… this one is restored and still a real beauty. But small, really small. This one, as you can see has the Abarth system installed!

Watch the 2020 Porsche Taycan Lay Down a 7:42 Nurburgring Lap

Here’s a video that’s incredible of the Taycan running an amazing lap of the “Ring!” Turn on the sound…it won’t be the usual Porsche growl, but I have to admit I love the whining sound of those electrons shooting through to the Michelins! (I know that’s not how it works, but it sounds cool) He hit 258 km/h (160.31 mph) on the final straight away! Not too bad for an electric cart.

https://youtu.be/8m31EgQkswg

Need a Co-pilot?

Have you added a co-pilot to your membership? It’s pretty easy and ensures he/she get all sorts of perks. Check it out here:

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Member Badges

Member ID badges, lapel pins, and car window stickers are provided free to all members who attend our social and driving events for the first time as “new members.”  Otherwise, member badges are available through Spotlight Impressions in San Mateo.  The badges feature the GGR logo, your name and a convenient magnetic clasp. The cost is $12.00 for the badge plus shipping. To order your badges fill out the form on our website at http://www.pca-ggr.org/membership/badges and email back to Spotlight Impressions at sales@spotlightimpressions.com.

Visit our Sponsors

Our Platinum sponsor, Porsche Redwood City (formerly Carlsen Porsche),

provides superior support to the club in backing our world-class Carlsen Autocross Series and annual Autocross School, ensuring we have all the materials we need such as the AX command trailer, guest helmets, timing materials, cones, etc.  They also support numerous other programs such as our annual concours and BBQ for all members.  BTW, Carlsen provides a 10% discount to all GGR/PCA members for service and materials, so if you can, please support them by giving them your business.  You won’t be disappointed.

August 2019 New Members

Arsen Ashugyan 2018 718 Cayman Black
Gary Cook 2012 Cayman R Carrera White
Junie Dinda 1997 911 Carrera
Edward Disho 2014 Cayman Agate Grey
Zhefeng Du 2018 911 Carrera 4S
Rami Elghandour 2019 911 Carrera T Black
Will Farrelly 1997 911 Carrera
Casey Ghilarducci 1973 914 1.7 Gray
Scott Hsiang 2008 911 Carrera Silver
Jonathan Hsu 2016 911 Turbo White
Ravi Inthiran 2019 718 Cayman S Black
Jaime Jensen 1958 356 Speedster Azure Blue
Jon Kelley 2009 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Malachite Green
Dan Krasnow 1989 911 Carrera Cabriolet Red
Grant Leong 2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet Matte Red
Karl Levy 2015 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet Agate Grey
Patrick Little 2016 911 Carrera 4S Gray Metallic
Frank Lo 2016 Cayman GT4 Blue
Ojay Malonzo 2018 911 Carrera 4S Agate Grey Metallic
Erik Miller 2019 911 Carrera 4S GT Silver
Greg Nayman 2016 911 GT3 Black
David Nelson 1970 911T
Rahul Rastogi 2014 Panamera 4 GREY
Richard T. Sakai 2011 911 Carrera Black
Aditya Siddhant 2019 718 Boxster Carmine Red
Ludwig Stahl 1996 911 Carrera Iris Blue
Raymond Tong 1991 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet Amazon Green
Jenna Zhong 2018 718 Cayman S White

August 2019 Anniversary Dates

5 Years – 2014

Hubert Altendorfer 1997 911 Carrera Cabriolet Black
Donato Cabal 2013 911 Carrera
Steve Gurney 1999 911 Carrera Cabriolet Black
Robert Habibi 2005 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Arctic Silver
Andrew Johnson 2014 911 Carrera S graphite grey
Peter Koning 1997 911 Carrera Zenith blue
Timo Lehes 2009 911 Carrera Cabriolet Black
John Ludwig 2005 Cayenne S White
Matt Warwick 1968 911L Grey
Sherry Wu 2006 911 Carrera S Meteor Gray

10 Years – 2009

Michael Chiang 2009 Cayenne Blue
Bob Colin 2008 911 Carrera Black
Asha Hillman 2009 Boxster white
David Long 1995 911 Carrera White
Lars Mapstead 2009 911 Turbo Silver
Michael Mercik 1990 911 Carrera 2 Gray
Mike Petrucha 1986 944 Turbo Other
Jasjeet Sekhon 2008 911 Carrera S Silver
Jim Tierney 2008 Boxster S Gray
Bruce Todd 2010 911 GT3

15 Years – 2004

Allen Hastings
Alberto Scherb 1997 Boxster Silver
Rich Slade 1960 356 Black
Randy Zylker 2012 911 Carrera 4 GTS White

20 Years – 1999

John Dasher 1980 911 SC
Brett Frymire 1974 914 1.8
Michael Kalkstein 2014 911 Carrera S Cabriolet GT3 SILVER
Dan Tsuchiya 1970 Race Car White
Peter Watler 1999 Boxster

25 Years – 1999

Julian Bennett 1973 911S Black
Randall Cowherd 1953 356
Jerry Povse 2004 911 Turbo Polar Silver
Anthony Varni 1964 356

30 Years – 1979

Teresa Neidel-McKee 2000 Boxster

Placards to Solicit New Members

I’ve restocked the cupboard with all new reprints of our placard that feature our new numbers (3400+) and I know you’ll want to hand these out! These are available at every GGR function and we’d like you to pick some up and feel free to use them whenever you see an unaffiliated Porsche sitting idle. I stick them on windshields of Porsches or hand them to drivers if they don’t have our logo in the window.  No one is safe from the devious membership director! Porsche owners in Half Moon Bay now run when they see me coming!  If you want, I’ll even mail some to you so you can hand them out…let me know and I’ll get them to you! 


As usual, if you have any questions regarding Membership or problems with your membership, Let me know and I can help. That’s all for now. Enjoy the summer!

Cheers, Captain Mike

hmbsherm@comcast.net

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