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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
|Gary||Cook||2012||Cayman R||Carrera White|
|Zhefeng||Du||2018||911 Carrera 4S|
|Rami||Elghandour||2019||911 Carrera T||Black|
|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|
|Ojay||Malonzo||2018||911 Carrera 4S||Agate Grey Metallic|
|Erik||Miller||2019||911 Carrera 4S||GT Silver|
|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|
|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|
|Sherry||Wu||2006||911 Carrera S||Meteor Gray|
10 Years – 2009
|Michael||Mercik||1990||911 Carrera 2||Gray|
|Jasjeet||Sekhon||2008||911 Carrera S||Silver|
15 Years – 2004
|Randy||Zylker||2012||911 Carrera 4 GTS||White|
20 Years – 1999
|Michael||Kalkstein||2014||911 Carrera S Cabriolet||GT3 SILVER|
25 Years – 1999
|Jerry||Povse||2004||911 Turbo||Polar Silver|
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
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