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Captain Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.

Membership Director

2421 Primary Members

1153 Co-Members

6 Life-time Members

Total: 3580

Birthday Wishes to Janis!

Perhaps you didn’t know (or really care), but we old farts remember a time when love was free, and we basked in the age of Aquarius. And who better to represent that time than a lady who recognized great music and beautiful autos. So, let’s raise a glass to Janis Joplin on her 77th birthday (JAN 19, 1943). She really didn’t want her friends to buy her a MBZ, she already had a great car!

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You have to love Porsche, now they’ve set up a separate news and information e-news email specifically for those of us who also have the four door, four wheel versions of these great autos. So, if you haven’t seen it, take a quick look and sign up for the info that’s available on these great autos. Go to pca.org to sign up for this new addition to Porsche info.

Speaking of great cars! The Macan GTS is here!

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We all know what the Porsche options list looks like and what it can add to a seemingly “inexpensive” Porsche…mine was over $7k for my Macan. But there’s another alternative that many buyers don’t look into and that’s the GTS option which is really available on all Porsche models these days. So, if you want extra lighting, tires, exhausts, special logos, wheels, and cosmetic touches…look at the GTS. And the new Macan GTS offers all that in one box…

  • 15 more horsepower from the GTS’ 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6 – peak output to 375 ponies.
  • Revised PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Enhanced V-6 helps the GTS sprint to 60 mph – 4.5 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package/4.7 seconds,without the Sport Chrono.
  • Tops out at 162 mph.
  • Porsche’s adaptive air suspension
  • Brakes – 14.1 inches in diameter up front and 12.9 inches in the rear
  • More aggressive front fascia
  • $72,650 for the newest Macan GTS

Congrats to our January 2020 Anniversary Members!

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Discarding old, used, and tired items today is too easy. Luckily there are Porsche owners and we keep our cars pristine, refurbish them when necessary, and value our relationships.  We are proud to have you as members and thank you for your commitment to GGR.  Here are the members who will celebrate their anniversaries in January.

40 Years – 1979

Lester Slusser 1970 911E

20 Years – 1999

Kristi Chiocco 1986 944

Michael Lee 1983 928S

Scott Mylius 1985 944

Christopher Toomey 1996 911 Carrera Black

15 Years – 2004

Eric Fajardo 1978 911 SC Yellow

Ted Floyd 1989 911 Carrera

Joseph Pacheco 1985 911 Carrera

10 Years- 2009

Michael Bonner 1968 911L Ivory

Paul Zak 2007 Cayman S Arctic Silver

Jon Rich 1979 911 SC Black Metallic

Five Years – 2014

Colin Au 2010 911 Carrera 4S Black

Steve Johnson 2016 Cayman S

David Colbert 2004 911 Carrera Blue

Magnus Gille 2014 Cayman S White

Abraham Rahey 2011 911 GT2 RS Carrera White Metallic

Brant Ballantyne 2001 Boxster Silver

Henry Bandet 2016 Cayman GT4 Silver

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Happy New Year and Welcome Aboard to our New Members in 2020!

Phillip Chin 1969 911S Ossi Blue

Graham Wood 2017 911 Carrera Yellow

Renhan Zhang 2016 Cayman Agate Gray

Amy Kee 2013 Boxster Black

John Mattson 2020 911 Carrera 4S Metallic Black

Kevin Epsworth 2017 911 Carrera S Agate Gray

Jake de Gelder 2011 Cayenne Turbo Black

Jason Lindley 1969 912 Targa Blue

Artiom Anisimov 2018 Cayenne Platinum Edition Black

Pierre Gaglione 2006 Cayman S Red

Oscar Walden 2017 911 Carrera S

Jeff Mulvihill 2013 Boxster White

Nader Salameh 1999 Boxster Black

Tianhan Chu 2015 Macan S

Steven Wong 2016 911 Turbo S Racing Yellow

Cory Fenity 1985 928 S Black

Anthony Lum 2019 Cayenne S White

Edouard Munck 1995 911 Carrera Cabriolet Silver

Michael Penner 1996 911 Carrera 4S Polar Silver

PCA JUNIORS!

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OK, you’re into PCA and GGR and that means you’re off on a fun run or AX or at the track…gone from the family for a day, weekend or more, and they’re starting to grumble. Well there’s a way to include them as well. Have you heard about the PCA Juniors? It’s FREE! Participants must be registered by an active PCA member, and there is no cost to join!

The PCA Juniors program is for Porsche enthusiasts under the age of 18 and has been created so kids can enjoy PCA events, learn about Porsches and build the enthusiasm that runs through all of the Porsche Club of America. It’s easy to get on board. Once registered by an active PCA member they’ll receive a welcome package that includes an age-appropriate gift and PCA Juniors ID badge. PCA will be developing the program and adding features over time.

Register for the PCA Juniors Program here!

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Volunteer Placards

I’ve restocked the cupboard with all new reprints of our placard that feature our new numbers (3500+) 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! 

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Badges – I still got em! C’mon…I’ll SEND THEM!

If you failed to pick up your badge at an event, let me know…If I have it, I’ll send it to you! Contact me at:

hmbsherm@comcast.net

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Help! I still have a HUUUGE back-log of badges created from event “no shows.”  Please make sure to ask for yours at the next event you attend, we’ll have them set out. Member badges are provided free to all those new members/affiliates who RSVP and attend social and/or driving events for the first time. Otherwise, member badges are available for a small fee 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. So, it behooves you to get them from us during an event. Otherwise, to order your badges fill out the form on our website at www.pca-ggr.org/membership/badges and email back to Spotlight Impressions at sales@spotlightimpressions.com.  Make sure to wear your badge to all functions to help interact with other members!

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 New Year!

Cheers, Capt. Mike

hmbsherm@comcast.net

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