911 0r Corvette?
The Vette is Back!
Well, Porsche has done it again…a mid-engine with automobile dual-clutch transmission, targa top, a driver mode selection system…WAIT! It’s not a Porsche…it’s a Vette. Yes, the 2020 Corvette Stingray will soon be lurking amongst us and aiming its sights on Porsche for sure! Redesigned from the ground up, this behemoth with 6.2 liter V-8 produces 485 HP, 470 FT-LB, and zero to 60 in under 3.0. What’s it cost; you might ask? $150, $175, $200? Nope, Chevy says this package will start at about$ 70K! Yikes!
Even though the seats look like Ripone throwing in a soccer ball, Chevy assures that they’re going to be spectacularly comfortable in completion sport …we’ll see.
For more information, head on over to this site. Neat pictures…then go sit in your 91, Cayman, Boxster and gloat!!!!
Have you ever wondered the scale of the PCA? How many members do we have in the US/Canada (aka North America) and how where do they come from? Here’s a little glimpse at all that info
The following is the July mid-month membership update. Great job driving PCA membership growth. Here are the membership numbers today:
- 86,265 primary members
- 47,138 co-members
- 133,403 total members
- 824 Test Drive subscribers
- 3,942 PCA Juniors
2019 PCA National Membership Competition Award Contest
Every year PCA awards two regions for their growth and increased membership. It’s been hard for GGR to break into this in the past few years because we have such a large membership How does PCA run this awards program?
In 1990, PCA implemented a campaign to increase membership. The campaign was successful, and almost 900 new members were enrolled. Based on this success, in 1991 PCA established a National Membership Competition to continue to stimulate growth. Originally the recipient of the award was determined by a formula that equalized each region’s growth, regardless of size. In 1998, PCA added a second category to recognize the region with the highest net growth. Today the awards are known as Greatest Factored Growth and Greatest Actual Growth. The same region cannot receive both awards. The recipients receive both a trophy and a cash award from PCA.
So Actual Growth is how many more primary members you have as of today compared to the previous Dec 31. The winning region of the membership contest for Actual Growth is usually a large region because it’s easier for a region with 1000 primary members to bring in 50 new primary members than a region with 200 primary members. Factored Growth uses a formula that levels the playing the field so smaller regions can compete against larger regions. The formula is complicated so it isn’t nice easy to explain the calculation.
Here’s an update to the top five Regions in the 2019 PCA Membership Growth Award Contest for July. Half the year remains, so there is still plenty of opportunity for GGR to join the top five!
Welcome New Members in July
|Farhan||Baluch||2014||911 Carrera Cabriolet||Sapphire Blue|
|Pamala||Bobbitt||2018||718 Boxster GTS||Miami Blue|
|Bryan||Cortnik||2006||911 Carrera 4S||Silver|
|Thomas||Fil||2013||911 Carrera Cabriolet||White|
|Albert||Franco||1985||911 Carrera||Metallic red|
|Duncan||Gartin||2019||911 Carrera T||Black|
|Clive||Hallatt||2011||911 Carrera S Cabriolet||Carerra white|
|Tracy||Hess||2017||911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet||Black|
|John||Kennaday||1979||911 SC Targa||Cobalt blue|
|Cole||Kitaura||2009||911 Carrera S|
|Kevin||Lee||2018||911 GT3||Miami Blue|
|Claudine||Mangano||2018||718 Boxster GTS||Carmine Res|
|Fernando||Mendez||2018||911 Carrera GTS|
|Evan||Paolinelli||1997||911 Carrera 4S||Black|
|Jeannie||Parker||2015||911 Carrera S||Yellow|
|Leonardo||Piacentini||2019||911 GT3 RS|
|John||Roos||2005||911 Carrera||Racing yellow|
|Matt||Stanek||2014||911 Carrera||Dark blue metallic|
|Kris||Vela||2013||911 Carrera S||Aqua Blue|
|Steve||Waydo||2019||911 Carrera T||Carrera White Metallic|
Don’t Forget the Concours/BBQ Next Sunday
|Sunday, August 4, 2019 Porsche Redwood City-GGR CONCOURS & BBQ 3636 Haven Avenue, Redwood City, CA|
The Concours, presented by Golden Gate Region, Porsche Club of Americais part of the 2019 Zone 7 CompetitionSerieshttp://zone7.pca.org/events/ggr-concours-5/
All proceeds will be donated to charity
Judging Entry Fee: $40.00 per car(There will be no display cars this year) Car Placement from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Judging begins at 10:00 a.m. * Awards will be presented at 2:00 p.m.
|NOTE: A free catered buffet lunch for all participants and guests will be hosted by:|
Member Milestones for July
July 2019 Anniversary Dates
5 Years – 2014
Stephen Ayers 2014 Panamera Ruby Red
Tim Garlick 2011 911 Carrera S
DavidHelstroom 2014 911-50 White
John Jankowski 2014 911 Carrera 4S Agate Gray
Ryan Kiskis 1983 911 SC White
KeithLee 1975 911SAubergine
Matthew Robinson 2007911 GT3 White
Russell Leong 1997 911 Targa black
Maegan Spencer 2006911 Carrera S Black
Ha Ta 2014 911 Carrera S BLACK
ScottTieche 1996 911 Carrera 4S White
10 Years – 2009
VinceDeMaso 2003 Boxster Gray
Andrew Gilchrist 1999 911 Carrera Silver
Edward Ho 2010 911 GT3 RSWhite
Eric Lutkin 2008 Cayman S Ruby Red Metallic
Darryl Maney 1988 911 Carrera Blue
Andrew O’Mahoney 1970 914-6 Tangerine
Thomas Paton 1988 911 Carrera Blue
Greg Rasalan 1991 928 S4 Black
15 Years – 2004
Alan Edwards 1965 356 White
Eric Eggel 1982 911 SC Blue
ThiloKoslowski 2004 911 Carrera Silver
Braden More 1995 911 Carrera Black
20 Years – 1999
Paul Tsao 1990 911 Carrera 2
25 Years – 1994
Stover Babcock 2009 Cayenne S Black
Roger Choplin 1996 911 Carrera
DavidOeschger 1987 911 Carrera Red
Jeffrey Sykes 1993 911 Carrera RS 3.8
30 Years – 1989
James Small 1972 911E
40 Years – 1979
Gary Dorighi 1974 914 1.8