Annual GGR Porboys Beginner Autocross School

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Annual GGR Porboys Beginner Autocross School

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Annual GGR Porboys Beginner Autocross School


It is that time of year to start thinking about all of the great Porsche driving opportunities in 2014. On Sunday June 29, Howard Yao, and John Seidell will again run this school. It is really for beginners or people who have autocrossed only a few times. If you have ever wondered what it is like to experience driving your Porsche on the edge (but safely in control) then this is for you. This is a good safe place for drivers to learn about the handling of their Porsche.

The school will be on the large North runway area of the old Alameda NAS (just past the Alameda Ferry Terminal). The day begins at 7:30 AM with registration, teching of cars, and then a driver’s meeting at 8:15. Students will then walk the course with their morning instructors. After that, students will be driving on skidpads in order to learn the feel of an oversteering and an understeering car. It is a lot of fun!! The day will proceed with students

running the Autocross course with their instructors, while half of the students learn to work the course.

After the lunch break we continue to run cars in hour sessions until 5 PM. It is truly a fun day with lots of learning. One of the best parts is that students get a few rides in their instructor’s car. We try as best we can, to have instructors that have had experience with cars similar to the students. You will also have different instructors in the morning and afternoon.

The school is sponsored by Joe and Annie Zeiph, the owners of Porboys German Automotive Service. They are located at 3640 East 9th ST. in Oakland. Joe and his technicians are experts in the repair of all German makes, but they specialize in the maintenance, repair, and complete rebuilds of 911, 944, 914, 928, 996, 997, and Boxster cars. If you have questions or need repairs, call Porboys at 510-437-9400. They do Smog Checks, excellent work on all German makes, and are highly recommended.

If you sign up and pay the $99 fee, you get:

  1.  Instruction from the best and most experienced instructors in the west!! (Really)
  2.  A lunch including Porboys sandwiches, chips, cookies, sodas and water.
  3.  A Porboys Autocross School T-shirt or hat.
  4.  A knowledge of how an Autocross is run, and how to work different jobs.
  5.  A basic knowledge of car control and you will learn great tips on how to handle your car.
  6. You will drive home with a big smile on your face!!!

If this sounds really good then click here to register.

If you don’t already have one, you will need to create an account on the registration service ( There may be a slight wait while your new account is approved.) If you have questions email Howard Yao at or John Seidell at  We do limit the number of students to 55 so that there is plenty of driving time. Advance signup and payment is required. See you there!!

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