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January, 2008 - Vol 48, Number 1
In This Issue
President's Message
Letter from the Editor
Competition Corner




January, 2008 - Vol 48, Number 1
In This Issue
President's Message
Letter from the Editor
Competition Corner
Membership Report
Board of Directors
Around the Zone
Drivers' Ed #6
The Power Chef
40 Years Ago in the Nugget
Year End GGR Banquet
Zone 7 Awards Dinner
2008 DE Schedule
Crab 34
European Porsche Parade 2008
LA Lit & Toy Show
Condolences for Ron Leppke
Quick Links
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President's Message
Bill Dally--by Bill Dally, GGR President

Happy New Year!  2008 is going to be a great year for the club.  There are five driver's education and time trial events already on the calendar, and the autocross series is shaping up with a return to Alameda and eight events tentatively scheduled.   There are also numerous social events. 

Only one ingredient is needed to make these events a success: participation.  Events are only a success when you, the members, show up and make them a success.  Our driving events are fun for two reasons.  First, there are few things that will put a bigger smile on your face than driving a Porsche the way it was meant to be driven.  Whether it is a well executed lap of Thunderhill or a perfect run through an autocross course, performance driving is a mind and body exercise that gets your adrenaline pumping and leaves you with a sense of satisfaction when its done well.

Second, what is even more fun than driving your car at its limits is sharing the experience with other people who share your passion.  The people in our club are fantastic and the social aspects of a driving event are as much fun as the driving itself.  Whether its discussing the right line through a tricky autocross course, the merits of left-foot braking, or lamenting the condition of the surface at Candlestick, sharing adds to the experience.  Socializing is fun in its own right and also makes the driving itself more enjoyable.

For those of you who are already regular participants, I'll look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.  For those of you who haven't come to an event recently, what are you waiting for?  Come to an autocross.  Its fun, low cost, almost zero risk, and a great way to get started.

I often meet people driving Porsches who I don't see at our events and I encourage them to come out.  While many come, many others give excuses why they don't.  Here are some of the most common excuses - and why they don't hold water.

Excuse 1:  "It might hurt my car."
Rebuttal:  While nothing is zero risk, autocross is about as close as it gets.  In a well-run autocross, the course is set up well away from stationary obstacles and parked cars, and cars are red-flagged if they get too close together on the course.  As long as you put your foot on the brake when you spin, you can drive your car at the limits of adhesion - and occasionally beyond - with almost zero risk at an autocross.  About the worst that typically happens is that you will hit an orange traffic pylon (aka cone) which will leave a small black scuff mark that can easily be removed with a bit of polishing.

Excuse 2:  "I won't know what I'm doing."
Rebuttal:  You don't need any prior experience, ground school, or home study before coming to an autocross.  All you need is a Porsche.  All first-timers are assigned a friendly instructor to show them the ropes.   Your instructor will walk you through how the event is run - work assignments, course walks, run groups, etc... as well as point out the basics of performance driving: line, speed, and rhythm.

Excuse 3:  "I don't have enough time."
Rebuttal:  Attending an autocross requires only a modest commitment of time.  You could attend just a morning - from 8AM to Noon, just an afternoon - from 11:30AM to 4PM, or all day, from 8AM to 4PM.  You have 168 hours every week to spend on things, spending 4 hours at an autocross can surely be fit in.

Excuse 4:  "I won't know anyone there."
Rebuttal:  You will after about the first five minutes.  In fact one of the best reasons to come to an event is to meet new people.  The folks in the club are very friendly, welcoming, and all around good people to get to know.  Folks in the club are also a very diverse crowd.  Drivers at a recent event included both men and women with ages ranging from 18 to 70-something.

So, as you see, there really aren't any reasons not to come out to an autocross.  I will expect to see all of you at one this season.

One excuse that I didn't mention above is, "you aren't putting on the type of event that I want."  This also can be addressed, but to do so, we need to know what type of event you would like:  a casual drive in the hills - perhaps to a nice restaurant, a tour to a scenic location or interesting museum, a tech session on engine rebuilding, etc...  If there is sufficient interest, anything is possible.  If you have ideas for new types of events, please send them to ggrpresident@gmail.com.  Of course, being an all-volunteer organization, someone - most likely from among the people who suggested the event - will need to step forward to organize the event - and that's also fun.

The club is here to serve the members.  To do this we need to know what members like, what they don't like, and what new things we should be doing.  Please let us know.

Bill
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Letter from the Editor
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--by John Celona, Nugget Editor

A New Year

Welcome to the first issue of The Nugget for 2008. This marks the end of our first full year of publishing The Nugget via email and PDF. As you may have noticed, 2007 was the first year in recent memory that 12 issues of The Nugget were published: one each month. The former print schedule was for 10 issues each year. Hopefully, the combination of more regular issues and more complete and current coverage of club events are welcome changes for the readers.

Also, readers may have noticed that there's a link at the very end of The Nugget each month which says "Forward Email." Using this link, you can forward a complete copy of The Nugget to anyone you like. The advantage of using this link instead of the usual forward command in your email program is it ensures the recipients receive a complete and intact copy. Email client programs (as they're called) often make changes and deletions to email contents when forwarding them. Using this link avoids these problems.

Also, there's a button at the very top of The Nugget which says "Join our List!" By clicking this button, anyone you forward a Nugget to can add their name to the distribution list and receive their own copy each month. Subscriptions to The Nugget are free (until there's some reason to change that!). Each month, I receive notices that folks have availed themselves of this option. Unless these folks have 'fessed up their names (which is optional), I don't really know who these new additions are--but I'm hopeful at least some of you are deciding to join the fun by joining PCA. Clicking on the PCA logo at the top of The Nugget will get you to the PCA web site where you can join on the spot.

Do give that at least a passing thought. Cost is only $42 per year, you'll receive PCA's award-winning Panorama magazine (in the mail!) in addition to The Nugget--and you'll discover that receiving these publications is only the start of the fun.

As always, thanks for reading.

John
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Competition Corner
Thompson--by Dan Thompson, Competition Director

Rules Changes for Seats and Harnesses

OK, race fans.  Here is the biggest bone of contention for 2008.

Due to recommendations from PCA National DE Minimum Safety Standards, we have had to modify our past rules concerning seats and harnesses.  Please read the following passage carefully.  Especially the last paragraph.  It will effect folks that plan on running the Time Trial series in 2008.  Make sure your car will be able to pass tech in regard to seats/belts/harnesses.

The rest of the rule changes will be listed online shortly.  Most of the rules changes for 2008 were points values for various modifications, like wheel widths, tire wear ratings etc.  Please stop at the GGR Points classification site and check your car's points.  Your car may have changed classes for 2008.  If you aren't sure, edit or reclass your car to make sure of your correct class for 2008

Harness Systems: If the participant chooses to install a 5 or 6 point driving harness ( four point systems are not safe and therefore not allowed) several changes to the automobile must be made to create a safe occupant restraint system. Harnessesmust include a antisubmarine strap and be mounted in an approved manner consistent the manufacturer's instructions. The Harness system must be used in conjunction with a seat which has the supplied routing holes for the shoulder and anti-submarine belts. All pieces of the restraint system must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

This means that a seat is required to have the proper routing holes for the harness as supplied by the seat manufacturer for the shoulder and anti-submarine straps. The shoulder straps should be mounted at 90 degrees to the axis of your spine or at most 40 degrees down from horizontal. Because the addition of the harness system means that the occupants are fastened upright in the vehicle, a properly padded roll bar or roll cage is strongly encouraged to complete the SYSTEM. The use of one without the other may result in an unsafe environment and is not a COMPLETE SYSTEM. Due to UV degradation and wear the harness webbing must be replaced every five years.

Cars with driver and passenger air bags will be allowed to participate in DE while using stock 3 point belts and stock seats. Cars participating in Time Trial will be required to have the aforementioned 5-6 points harnesses and the appropriate seats.  The use of a 5-6 points harness system will negate the usage of a stock style seat.  Any car that does not have a driver and passenger air bag and 3 point belts will be required to have 5-6 point harnesses and appropriate seat for DE or TT.

Dan
Membership Report
Jeff Kost

Due to the risk of spilling olive oil and contaminating the Bay, it was not possible to present a membership report at the December board meeting. Jeff will be back with a membership report next month.  --Ed.
Board of Directors
Mercier--by Laura Mercier, Secretary

Joint Board Dinner
December 7, 2007

A. Call To Order

The meeting came to order at 8:05 p.m. at Sapore Italiano Restaurant in Burlingame. The occasion was GGR's annual joint dinner for the present year's and next year's Board of Directors and significant others.

Board members present were Claude Leglise (president), Bob Murillo (VP), Dan Thompson (competition), Bill Benz (past president),  Jeff Kost (membership), Mark Powell (social), Tracey Morris (treasurer), and John Celona (Nugget editor). Laura Mercier (secretary) was absent.

Also present were Larry & Linda Adams (concours chair), Larry & KC Sharp (Zone 7 rep), Andrew Forest (TT chair), Gary Willard (sponsorship director), Susan Angebranndt (webmaster), and significant others Harold Williams, Sharon Dally, Cindy Salisbury, Joanne Thompson, Hayden Morris, Bubba Gong, and Ruth Benz
   
Agenda Changes
None

B. Approval Of Minutes

Minutes from the Board of Directors Meeting November 14, 2007 was previously approved via an email vote.

C. Welcome, Award, and Thanks

President Claude Leglise welcomed new board member Bill Dally. He thanked the 2007 board members for their service to the club and presented them with an inexpensive but tasteful token consisting of a small model 356 Porsche attached to an oak base.

The president also presented Susan Angebranndt with a special commemorative award to thank her for her seven years of service to the club as webmaster.

D. Financial Report

The president reported that, after the payment of year-end bills, the club will be in approximately the same financial position as of two years ago. The club has now replenished the reserves which were drawn down in 2006.

E. Autocross Venues

With the loss of Alameda as an autocross site, followed by Candlestick Park repaving with pavement unsuitable for autocross, the need for an autocross site has become acute. Although Marina is an excellent site in terms of cost and surface, its distance from the Bay Area makes it inconvenient for many members.

Accordingly, at the direction of the Board, Board members have been in discussions with SCCA, which is seeking a long-term autocross venue in the Bay Area. Members may recall that GGR participated with SCCA in the construction of Thunderhill Raceway Park, as result of which was GGR's 30-year contract for access to track dates at Thunderhill.

The President recommended that the new board take up at the January meeting the matter of whether the club should commit to setting aside funds to obtain long-term access to the prospective SCCA autocross site.
 
Items For Next Board Meeting in January, 2008.
  1. Participation with SCCA in acquiring long-term access to an autocross site.
Adjournment

There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion to adjourn approved at 8:30 PM. The next Board of Directors meeting is set for January, 2008, at a time and place to be determined.   Please email the President Bill Dally to add items to the agenda.

Respectfully submitted,
Laura Mercier
GGR Secretary 2007
Around the Zone

Larry Sharp--by Larry Sharp, Zone 7 Rep

I am starting my fourth year as Zone 7 Rep in January. It seems that the last three years have passed faster than ever for me. I guess keeping busy makes time fly. The next big event is the annual Zone 7 Party on Jan 19th. The ads have been out for awhile so please see your local Region's newsletter or website for the details. We have a special guest attending; Kurt Gibson PCA National Vice President has agreed to attend our dinner and Presidents meeting.

Now if snoozing with our National Leader isn't enough to get you to attend then please come help celebrate two special people. First we have Paul Christensen Sierra Nevada Region being put on the Zone 7 Wall of Fame. We also have Terry Zaccone receiving the Zone 7 Lifetime achievement award. If you know or have met these two fine members of Zone 7 you know how well deserved it is. Please come out and help them maybe shed a tear or two. The very next day on January 20th, Diablo Region is putting on a DE Instructor school run by the National DE Chairman Pete Tremper. The event ad is on their Regions Website.

Being Zone rep takes a lot of time, and especially a lot of help. I want to let you know that Larry Adams, Rik Larson, and Susan Angebrandt have all agreed to continue helping me as Zone 7 Autocross, Rally, and webmaster respectively. The New Person to step forward is Mark Gersh who will be our next Zone 7 Concours chairman. Thanks for helping out guys and girl... I can't do it with out you.

I hope everyone who has participated in our Zone events come out to receive their due rewards and trophies at the Zone dinner. It is the best feeling to receive such honors in front of your peers.

See you on the road
Larry
DE#6: Laguna Seca
--by the Editor

For the first time in years, the ever-booked folks at Laguna Seca coughed up a date for GGR: Sunday, December 9. Time Trial and Drivers' Ed chair Andrew Forrest limited entrants to folks who'd previously driven with GGR in the hopes no one would contact any of Laguna's many hard objects.

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Chris DePuy

As it turned out, the participants were in fact treated to a beautiful, sunny, dry, and incident-free day on the famous track. Winged and track-dedicated machines shared the road with a number of newer, absolutely dealer-stock vehicles--all being driven as Porsches are meant to be driven.
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Robert Harley

With only one day available, driving was limited to the Drivers' Ed format (no timed runs). Many drivers made the run down to Monterey early Sunday morning, arriving for the 7:30 a.m. tech inspection, then heading back afterwards. As Andrew commented afterwards, "If we tried anything like this in Canada, the caribou would get in the way."

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"dB, or not dB. That is the question."

Reports of cheering spectators exceeding Laguna's strictly-enforced sound limits are utterly unfounded.

More photos are available by David Leong.
The Power Chef
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The Fiesta Taco

--by John Celona, The Power Chef

I hope that your holidays social calendar has been as packed with events as mine has, and that your fridge is likewise as well-stocked with the remains--some of it still excellent a day or two afterwards (the stuffed olives), and others a little less spunky (the proscuitto-wrapped melon).

So, whether you're in the mood for what's in the fridge or not, what you're probably not in the mood for is a major cooking undertaking. I feel the same way. So I've been surveying what's lodged in the various chilled drawers and compartments for fresh things I can fashion from what's already around.

That was the genesis of the Fiesta Taco: it tastes so good you'd think you've thrown yourself a party, but it comes together fresh and delicious with just a few things on hand. Some guacamole, salsa fresca, boneless chicken breasts, corn tacos, onions, and a few spices is all it took. Those were all sitting in my fridge looking for something to do, but you could just as well purchase them at the store. Most grocery stores have a pretty well-stocked assortment of those foods these days. I'll save my own recipes for guacamole and salsa fresca for another day to keep this a genuine 15-minutes start-to-eat recipe--even if you don't rehearse it as I still suspect Rachel Ray must do.

This makes a meal for two, but could easily be increased to feed more.

The Fiesta Taco

Fiesta Taco

The Gist

Saute together marinated, chopped chicken breast and onions. Spoon on corn tortillas warmed in the microwave and top with salsa fresca and guacamole.

Ingredients

2 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. chilpotle chili powder
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 Tb. extra virgin olive oil
12 corn tortillas
salsa fresca
guacamole

Method

Chop the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, then toss together with the salt, pepper, garlic, chili and chilpotle chile powders. Set aside to marinate for a few minutes.

Place the tortillas on a plate, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap, then microwave for about a minute and a half to warm.

Heat a skillet with the olive oil over high heat. Add the onions and saute over high heat until the onions are browned (the pan will be getting very hot as you do this). Add the marinated chicken pieces and toss. Pour a few tablespoons of water in the pan (step back from the steam as you do this), and continue to toss for another minute. The water will pick up any spices or chicken that was sticking and quickly cook the chicken (for culinary types, this is called "deglazing" the pan). Shut the heat off. The heat remaining in the pan will finish cooking the chicken while still leaving it juicy, and keep it warm.

Warm the tortillas for another 30 seconds in the microwave if they've cooled.

Serve this right from the pan. Place a little chicken on a tortilla, then top with salsa and guacamole and enjoy. Delish!

Variations

If you like, sprinkle a little grated extra sharp cheddar on top of the chicken and tortilla, then top with salsa and guacamole.

Bon appetit,
The Power Chef
40 Years Ago in The Nugget: January 1968
--by Jim Bauman, Notorious ex-editor of The Nugget (presently at large)


Jan 40

January 1968!  Dwight Mitchell is GGR's president, and an "Instructional Practice Autocross" is scheduled for the Pleasanton Fairgrounds on January 14th. Cost to enter: $2.50!

The January Dinner meeting is scheduled to be held at the San Jose Hyatt, 101 and North First St.  Your $5 check gets you a French Pot Roast dinner!

Edward Bowman Jr. has the following advert in the classifieds:

Race ready ELVA PORSCHE. Excel. Cond. Carrera engines, 1500cc, 1700cc, 1800cc. New, rebuilt condition.

No price, but I bet even in 1968 it wasn't cheap. There were 19 Elva-Porsches made originally for the United States Road Racing Championship in the mid 1960s. The cars were built in England with special engines supplied by Porsche.  One sold in 2007 for $350K.

Also in the classifieds, Clifford Heselton is selling his 1959 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT with alloy doors and hoods, yada yada yada..  Ho hum.  No price here either. If you have to ask....

And finally, here is a great anecdote from a story about the "9th Porsche Weekend" held Nov. 24-26th, 1967.  "Wolfgang" is the roving reporter, and he included this in his article. It's great!

Now, you know that I'm supposed to be a nosy reporter, and let you know who was sleeping with whom - who got gorked, etc., but if I report all that, I wouldn't have room for this juicy bit of news.  It all started back in September at Squaw Valley. One of our noted members decided to drive back from the Labor Day weekend with his stinger muffler on his car. He got stopped by the CHP and ticketed for a noisy system. Time went by and he hadn't gotten the ticket signed - more time and a notice from the department said he had ten days to get if fixed.  More time and then it was Cotati and on the way back from the Saturday event to the motel what does he see but two cops! Can't get the first ticket signed off because he had the stinger back on the car, so real quick he pulls over and looks at a road map until they pass-Whew! Close! Now on the way to the Monterey Weekend coming thru the mountains he has a little dice with another sport in a T.R. all the while noticing the big headlights of some stupid guy in a Detroit Iron trying to catch them. Anyhow, they lost the D.I  and blipped into Carmel.  Sunday on the way to the autocross our hero was touring with his brother who was driving a VW. He noticed that said brother wasn't following so he turned around to find a CHP giving a ticket for a LOUD exhaust system on the VW. While we are here and stopped, now let's get the ticket signed off on the loud Porsche. We do so and while the CHP is checking, he looks at the license RJZ 586. Just a minute... that rings a bell... so CHP checks and sure enough that license was on the "Lookout for" list, having been reported by the "stupid guy in the D.I.."  "Let's see your license, hero!"

No, it doesn't stop here. But can you guess who our Hero is? --- Yep. Joe Reitmeir! To top it all off when Joe presented his license to friend cop, it had been expired for two months.  Net: signed off on loud muffler citation, a ticket for expired license and brother Ham's license was expired also-TWO YEARS (been in Viet Nam). Maybe this explains why Joe went off course on both his practice lap and 1st timed lap. Well he wound up ok for not only did he take first in the concours, but first in autocross, and first overall for the weekend. I still think he should get the permanent dumkopf award-like maybe a framed copy of the traffic tickets.

Does stuff like this happen any more in GGR?
2007 Year End GGR Banquet

Sunday January 13th, 2008, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM, at the Blackhawk Museum

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The Blackhawk Automotive Galleries. Like no place you've ever experienced!


Located an hour southeast of San Francisco in Danville, California, the facility encompasses nearly 70,000 square feet with four exhibition galleries, an Automotive Reference Library & Museum Store, Special Events Area, Board Room and state-of-the-art catering kitchen.



Join your fellow GGR members to celebrate Porsches, our club and 2007 at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. A fabulous buffet brunch will be served and there will be a no-host bar.

Cost is $40/person
In addition to a display of Member's Porsches on the Plaza, and docents to provide guided tours of the museum, we'll be giving out the Autocross and Time Trial Season Awards, as well as our yearly awards to outstanding club members. Plus, did we mention the Door Prizes?

Make check payable to PCA/GGR and mail to:

Mark Powell, PCA-GGR Social Director
P.O. Box 23038
San Jose, CA 95153-3038

Payment must be postmarked by December 31, 2007. Directions to the museum are available here. For further information, contact Mark Powell.

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Zone 7 Awards Dinner

Please come celebrate PCA's finest at our yearly Zone 7 Dinner: Saturday January 19, 2008 at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa.

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Awards for all series as well as special awards will be presented.

Our Special Guest will Be Kurt Gibson, PCA National Vice-President.

No Host Cocktails at 6:00 P.M.
Dinner at 7:00 P.M.

Larry Sharp, Zone 7 Rep

Where
The Flamingo Hotel is located at 2777 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. The phone number is (707) 545-8530. There is a reduced room rate at the hotel before December 30 if you mention the Porsche Club.

Menu Choices
  1. Grilled Portabella Filled with Polenta, Steamed Green Beans & Carrots, Basque Tomato Sauce
  2. Stuffed Marinate Pork Loin with Dried Apricots and Cranberries, Slow Roasted, Jus Lier, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Make a reservation
Cost: $55.00 per person before December 15, $60.00 per person after December 15

Please RSVP and send your check, payable to Larry Sharp PCA Zone 7, and your menu selection(s), to:
Larry Sharp
1119 Megan Road
Livermore, CA 94550
2008 Drivers' Ed & Time Trial Schedule
Following a very quiet and successful foray into the headquarters of the Drivers' Ed National Committee at the Watering Hole Taco Bar, we are very pleased to be able to bring you the ground school and Drivers' Ed schedule for 2008. Time to start marking your calendar, checking over your chariot, and shopping for sticky tires.

  Sat Jan 26, '08   Ground School Round Table Pizza, Concord

  Feb 16-17, '08   Driver's Ed & Time Trial #1 Infineon Raceway

  Sat Mar 29, '08   Ground School Round Table Pizza, Concord

  Apr 18-20, '08   Driver's Ed & Time Trial #2 Thunderhill

  Sat May 3, '08   Ground School Round Table Pizza, Concord

  May 24-25, '08   Driver's Ed & Time Trial #3 Buttonwillow

  Sat Jul 26, '08   Ground School Round Table Pizza, Concord

  Aug 16-17, '08   Driver's Ed & Time Trial #4 Thunderhill

  Sat Aug 30, '08   Ground School Round Table Pizza, Concord

  Sep 20-21, '08   Driver's Ed & Time Trial #5 Thunderhill

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European Porsche Parade 2008
--by Kathrin Brandstaetter, Porsche club coordinator

The European Parade of 2008 will take place in Sardinia from the 8th to 11th of May. This meeting for all Porsche Clubs worldwide, will take you to the extraordinarily beautiful Costa Smeralda. Highlights of the Porsche Parade 2008 include the Photo Rally "Mare e Terra" and the Concours d'Elégance in the "Marina Vecchia" at Porta Cervo. On the final evening there will be a farewell gala dinner in a magical environment along with the presentation of prizes.

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Real cobblestones. Not pavers from Home Depot.

More information about the Porsche Parade 2008 can be found in German, English and Italian under the following link.

We would like to announce that from today until the 31st of December 2008 you can register yourself for the European Porsche Parade 2008 online or via fax. Please be aware that there is a limitation of 250 cars.

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There are plenty of places to park your tush, too.

If you have further questions please contact the Federation of Italian Porsche Clubs. A special hotline has been prepared, which is accessible from Monday till Friday 4 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Tel. +39 040 7469500

We are looking forward to seeing you next year in Sardinia.

Best regards,
Your Team of worldwide Porsche Club Coordination

Dr. Ing. h.c. F.  Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Stuttgart
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Stuttgart HRB-Nr. 5211
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: Dr. Wolfgang Porsche
Vorstand: Dr.-Ing. Wendelin Wiedeking, Vorsitzender
Klaus Berning, Wolfgang Dürheimer, Thomas Edig, Holger P. Härter, Michael Macht

Die vorgenannten Angaben werden jeder E-Mail automatisch hinzugefügt. Dies ist kein Anerkenntnis,dass es sich beim Inhalt dieser E-Mail um eine rechtsverbindliche Erklärung der Porsche AG handelt.Erklärungen, die die Porsche AG verpflichten, bedürfen jeweils der Unterschrift durch zwei zeichnungs-berechtigte Personen der AG.
LA Lit & Toy Show
LA Lit and Toy Show
Toy Show

Now in its 25th year, over 1,200 people attend the annual Porsche and Vintage V-W Literature, Toy/Model, & Memorabilia Swap Meet at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel.  The meet has over 225 tables with tens of thousands of collectibles - posters, sales literature, toys, models, factory gift items, press kits,  technical literature, small trim items, and accessories for Porsches and vintage VW's.  The meet is held in two huge ballrooms on the main floor of the Airport Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles - very close by Los Angeles International Airport.  The public is admitted at 9:00 a.m. for $5 each at the door.  "Earlybird" shoppers are admitted with the vendors at 7:30 a.m. for $25 at the door.  Special discounted room rates are available from the LA Airport Hilton directly at 310-410-4000.  Please ask for the special room rates under the promotional code "PCH."

For more information, go to the web site.

Contact by email: (Prescott Kelly, Jim Perrin or Wayne Callaway)
Contact by Phone: Wayne Callaway at 909-930-1999 (Work - weekdays 9am to 5pm Pacific time)
Condolences for Ron Leppke
--by the Editor

We would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Ron Leppke, who passed recently. Ron was a member of PCA for over 40 years and was a Charter member of the Diablo region. As any regular reader of The Nugget knows, Ron devoted a great deal of time to photographing GGR and Zone 7 events, and his photos were regularly featured. Ron is shown below doing what he loved best, on this occasion photographing the winners at GGR's annual Carlsen Concours charity fund raiser.

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Ron's company, spirit, and contributions to the club will be greatly missed.
That will do it for January. Hope to see you at the annual GGR banquet, which this year will be at the Blackhawk car museum on Sunday, January 13. If you haven't already, do send your check in and join us (see more info above). Checks need to be postmarked by December 31 (tomorrow!).

As always, thanks for reading.
John Celona
Porsche Club of America-Golden Gate Region
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