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Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret.
Membership Director

GGR Regional Summary

Total Members, 3451

Primary Members, 2346
Affiliate Members, 1101
Life Members, 6
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“Porsche Road Trip”: a new digital tour guide is launched 

Even more driving pleasure: Porsche Road Trip supports car enthusiasts in planning, organising and navigating extraordinary trips. This new service is now available as an app.

Porsche Road Trip, digital tour guide, 2018, Porsche AG

Porsche Road Trip offers suggestions for trips of different lengths, ranging from a half or full day, through to a two-day-long journey with overnight stay options. The curated routes feature recommendations for selected restaurants and hotels. The service also points out stops along the way, at points of interest or lookout points en route.

Pilot programme in the USA: Porsche launches sharing offers

The flexibility to drive a Porsche when you need to and when you want to, but without actually purchasing or leasing the vehicle: The Zuffenhausen-based sports car manufacturer is launching the pilot programme for its “Host” service in the USA. Porsche Digital.

911 Carrera 4 GTS, Silicon Valley, 2017, Porsche AG

The service offers short-term access to Porsche vehicles owned by private individuals. Following the introduction of the “Porsche Passport” subscription model last year, this latest offering is the next step in the process of developing new mobility concepts. Porsche Host is a peer-to-peer car sharing programme, and has been developed by Porsche Digital, Inc. working in collaboration with its partner Turo. The programme will be available to customers in Los Angeles and San Francisco via the Turo app and the website from October 8. It will open up the Porsche driving experience to short-term users in addition to those who actually own a Porsche. Vehicles can be hired for a period of between one day and one month. 

Turo was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco. It is a car sharing marketplace that allows drivers to hire vehicles owned by private individuals. The vehicles available via the “Porsche Host” programme belong to Porsche customers who have been specially trained in how to provide the premium experience that is typical of Porsche to the drivers wishing to hire their sports cars.

Ya Gotta Love it – Porsche Emojis!

From the classic 911 to the Le Mans winner cars – Porsche models are now available as emojis for Apple’s iPhone.  The new sticker app “Automoji” is the work of designer Kevin McCauley from Texas. It contains detailed illustrations of 60 Porsches, including every Le Mans winner. Required for the download is the new operating system iOS 10 from Apple. You can get a first insight here: roadandtrack.com: These Porsche Emoji for iOS 10 Are Perfection

New Members in DEC/JAN 2019

Please welcome them aboard when you see them

Aditya Balineni 2016 Cayman GTS San Mateo
Zhoujia Bao 2019 911 GT3 RS Lava Orange Emerald Hills
Joe Gottlieb 2019 911 Carrera GTS Black Los Altos
Mark Flanagan 2009 911 Turbo White San Jose
Michael Holley 2016 911 Carrera GTS Black San Francisco
Kyle Ikeda 2010 911 GT3 Black San Mateo
John Kinsella 2017 911 Turbo S Miami Blue San Francisco
Minh Le 2015 911 Carrera S San Jose
Jon Nguyen 2007 911 Carrera S Atlas Grey San Jose
Jim Pangburn 2017 Macan GTS Midnight Blue San Jose
Sean Schnoor 1987 911 Carrera Targa Black San Jose
Ehud Shamir 2015 911 Turbo Black Cupertino
Mike Strain 1987 928 S4 Blue Santa Clara
George Trinh 2010 911 GT3 San Jose
Norm Vachowiak 2003 911 Turbo Black Santa Clara
Andrew Wisneski 2018 911 Carrera Graphite Blue San Francisco
Eric Yablonka 2018 911 Turbo Cabriolet Black San Carlos
Joshua Harlow 2017 Cayman S Silver Campbell
Steve Phillips 2011 911 Carerra S Black San Jose
Lance Wilson 2014 Cayman S Rhodium Silver San Jose
Tim Schlueter 2018 718 CaymanS Silver Alameda
Stefab Hepper 2010 Panamera Turbo Morgan Hill
Carl Prather 1967 912 Gilroy
Vincent Chiaro 2012 911 CarreraS Burlingame
Maxim Sokolov 2016 Cayman GT4 Blue San Carlos
Damian Scavo 2016 911 Carrera 4S Cab Black Menlo Park
Luis Sosa 2013 BoxsterS Black San Jose
Chris Jasper 1999 911 Silver Los Gatos

Congrats to our FEB 2019 Anniversary Members!

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Discarding old, used, and tired items is too easy, there are Porsche owners! We keep our cars, refurbish 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.  Special notice that Doug Wong is now a Gold Medal 50 Year Winner!

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50 Years (1969)

Douglas Wong 1968 912

40 Years (1979)

Herbert Hoeptner 1982 911 SC
Manfred Sappler 1970 911S

35 Years (1984)

David Croom 1958 356

20 Years (1999)

Trygve Isaacson 1998 Boxster
Ross Lindell 1999 Boxster
Paul Smith 1985 911 Carrera

15 Years (2004)

Alexander Ako 1986 911 Carrera
James Cullen 1973 914 1.7
Nelson Owyang 1983 911 SC

5 Years (2014)

Ken Ajuria,2014 Boxster Silver
Roger Griffith,2006 Cayenne White
Laura Hull,2003 911 Carrera4S Gray
Juei Kao,2014 911GT3 White
Klaus Rainer,2013 911 CarreraS Black
George Wang,2004 Carrera GT Silver
Douglas Woolverton,1999 Boxster Silver
Shannon Yeo,2007 CaymanS Black

Refer a Friend

 If you have friends who might be interested in Porsche, go to the PCA website and the “Refer a Friend” feature. It’s an excellent way to invite and introduce prospective members to the Porsche Club of America.  It is an easy and quick way to follow up after making a personal contact.  See the steps below.  The great thing about this feature is that ANY member can use it.  So, give it a try.

1. Log in to your account.
2. From the Menu Bar, click Membership, Refer a Friend.
3. Under “Refer Friends” enter the email addresses of friends you would like to refer.  Separate each email address by a comma.
4. Under “Message” an automatic message will appear.  Feel free to make changes.  In fact, I would encourage you to personalize your message and direct them not only to the PCA website, but the Membership Benefits page as well (https://www.pca.org/membership-benefits).  Whatever message is in the box will be sent to each friend you listed.

GGR Placards

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I’ve restocked the cupboard with all new reprints of our placard that feature our new numbers (3400+) 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! 

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

If you failed to pick up your badge at an even, let me know…I’ll send it to you….! C0ntact 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 0ther members!

Logo Wear! Get Ready for Winter!  BRR! 

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We’ve got a great selection at the GGR- PCA online Webstore with both men and women’s hoodies, sweatshirts, etc.  The site features a whole line of wearable GGR plunder. It’s located at www.pcawebstore.com; look for us in the regional section, create an account, and get shopping.  If you have a recommendation for some other item, let us know.

Remember to check the calendar for upcoming events.  See you at the AX,  Track, Fun Run or next social function, e.g., Boxster Brunch?

Capt. Mike

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