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Notes from the Bunker!

Well, we’re still “hunkered in the bunker”- what have we learned? I don’t know how to make banana bread or a sour dough starter, that’s for sure. But what I can do is make a mean Ligurian olive oil cake…and one just came out of the oven! Smells great in the bunker. Getting lots of Facetime with kids, grandkids and friends. I did have to order a new webcam since my old Logitech isn’t so “logictechnical” anymore…bad fuzzy pictures…but then again it might be me and I don’t recognize this wizened face! Enough musings.

Good Covid-19 Ideas.

Like all of us, if we’ve been keeping those Porsches on the tricklers, we’re going to get out and stretch those rascal’s legs. But you’ll need to gas them up. So, what’s the best protocol to do so without putting yourself in extremis? Here’s a good checklist at the pump:

Put on your mask and gloves before exiting the vehicle

Exit with your bottle of Purel (or whatever hand cleaner you have)

Put hand cleaner on your gloves and on the handle of the pump

Use the “no touch” feature for your payment card

Pump gas

Finish and discard the gloves before re-entering the car

Once more, clean your hands with Purel before getting into the car

Drive off!

Now, don’t you feel safer?

To Concours or not to Concours, that is the question?

If we read all the signs correctly, it looks like the Zone 7 concours schedule has been disrupted just like so many other programs that are annual in nature. Our 23 August 300+ free lunch is probably in jeopardy but not sure if the Zoners will come up with some alternative guidance. We’ll see. I’ll have more on that later in June I hope.

Battery Maintainers

If you didn’t read this before, plan on using a battery maintainer, since It’s better than just a charger and can sense how much of a charge the battery needs. It’ll slowly send a trickle charge to it over a period of several hours. It stops sending a charge once the battery is full. The result is that a battery maintainer won’t overcharge the battery like a charger might, which can help extend the life of the battery overall. will simply stop once the battery is full. This way, you can be sure your battery will be fully charged and ready to start the car even after spending weeks in isolation!

How’s the Membership?

I won’t kid you; this has been a difficult period for membership, a lot of people are reassessing their finances as well as their life pursuits in the long view. Do I really need a very expensive car sitting in the garage? Of course, Porsche owners are passionate, and I think will hang in there…I just took a 4-mile loop around the neighborhood…had to do it.

We’re down 73 members since the beginning of the year, although we’ve seen 93 members renewed over the last 30 days, so there’s some good news. But it’s hard folks, we know that. Having said that, let’s really get out and try to spread the word about the club. We will come back and I believe will come back stronger than ever. You’ll see from our AX and Track folks that they are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make things happen. Check them out.

Current Membership

2376 Members

1157 Co-members

4 – Lifetime Members

Total – 3537

Let’s say Hi to our new members in April and April!

GGR Gear

OK, if you’re running short of t-shirts to wear at home, you might want to buy some GGR swag from the PCA website. GGR has its own clothing line that features a great selection of GGR-logo’d men and women’s clothing in a wide range of sizes, styles, and colors. The GGR Webstore is located on the PCA website at http://pca-ggr.org/store.

Enter the Spring 2020 Member Only Raffle for a chance to win a Porsche Taycan 4S

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Also, it you’re hankering for a new Taycan 4S but having trouble scraping up the $130K or so, then I have an offer you can’t refuse. Each fall and spring, PCA opens a member only raffle, in which you, the member, may purchase entries for a chance to win a brand-new Porsche. For the Spring 2020 Member Only Raffle, the grand prize is a Porsche Taycan 4S plus $25,000. Alternatively, winners may also choose $85,000 instead of a car plus $25,000. After the initial 8,500 entries, another Grand Prize will be added for every additional 4,500 entries sold. Raffle entries are $50 (USD) each. The raffle closes June 5, 2020. Go to www.PCA.org to enter.

Support Your Neighborhood

Finally, I’ll leave you with this one request…support the small merchants and businesses in your neighborhood. Keep them viable so that when we get out of this thing, they’ll be there for you as you were for them. It’s only right.

Cheers, and stay well, keep washing your hands and use your masks.

Capt. Mike

GGR Membership Director

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