Below are local events hosted by the Golden Gate Region. You can find other national events hosted by PCA on the PCA calendar.
Our monthly board meeting
Announcing the Annual
Carlsen Porsche GGR Beginner Autocross School!!!!!!!!!
It will happen on Saturday June 22, 2019. 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. 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 of orange traffic cones with their 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 the other half of the students learn to work the course. Then switch groups.
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 can get a ride in their instructor’s car.
The school is sponsored by Carlsen Porsche Redwood City. They are a Premier Porsche Dealer located at 3636 Haven Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063. Their phone is 650-701-9200. They can help you get the best Porsche to fit your needs. In addition to new, they have Certified Pre-owned vehicles. Their service department is top rated.
You can practice your new skills at the next regular GGR Autocross. Check PCA-GGR.ORG for the schedule. There will be a regular GGR Autocross on Sunday June 23 at Alameda.
If you sign up and pay the $125 fee, you get:
- Instruction from the best and most experienced instructors in the west!! (Really)
- A lunch including sandwiches, chips, cookies, sodas and water.
- A Carlsen Porsche Autocross School T-shirt.
- The knowledge of how an Autocross is run, and how to work different jobs.
- A basic knowledge of car control and you will learn great tips on how to handle your car.
- You will drive home with a big smile on your face!!!!
If this sounds really good, then sign up soon on www.Motorsportreg.com You will first need to create an account, then go to the Saturday, June 22 date and select the Carlsen Porsche GGR Autocross School. Registration will open May 1st. If you have questions, email Howard Yao at email@example.com or John Seidell at firstname.lastname@example.org We do limit the number of students to 50, so there is plenty of driving time. Advance signup and payment is required. See you there!!
On-line registration will automatically close when the maximum attendee limit of 105 is reached (you may add your name on the waitlist)
Pre-event, on-line registration prices, to be paid through MotorsportReg:
PCA members driving a Porsche: $65
Non-members driving a Porsche $75
PCA members driving a non-Porsche: $90
Non-members driving a non-Porsche: $100
We reserve the right to verify PCA membership at registration. Please bring your PCA membership card to ensure your discount.
On-site registration will be available the morning of the event from 7:30 am to 8:30 am if the maximum limit of 105 for the event is not reached. Afternoon-only registration is no longer available. If you do not attend the morning safety meeting you will not be allowed to run. On-site registration prices:
PCA members driving a Porsche: $75
Non-members driving a Porsche: $85
PCA members driving a non-Porsche: $100
Non-members driving a non-Porsche: $110
Our events are open to the following participants only:
- Anyone participating in a Porsche, PCA member or not
- PCA members driving any car model (subject to approval/waitlisting by the autocross chair if you have not brought your Porsche to an event for 1 year/12 months)
- Invited guests of PCA members with prior approval from the Autocross Chair. Please email email@example.com for prior approvals. DO NOT REGISTER WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL.
The location for this event is Alameda Point. We use a decommissioned runway on the former Alameda Naval Air Station. The site doesn’t have a formal address, but if you set your GPS to the intersection of Panoramic Drive and West Red Line Avenue in Alameda, CA, you’ll get there. Access to the site is through that gate at the end of Panoramic Drive.
Gates open at 7:00.
Registration and course walk 7:30 to 8:30
Mandatory Drivers meeting at 8:45
First car on course: 9:00
Note: All times are estimated.