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May 2014. Volume 54, Issue 4
In This Issue
Macan Launch Party May 21 at Carlsen Porsche
President's Message
Letter from the Editor
Membership Report
Board of Directors
Autocross News
The Famous Annual Porboys Beginners Autocross School
Track News
The Power Chef
GGR's Sponsorship Partners
GGR Tank Museum Tour
Monterey Parade Info!
DentPro Day May 17
Porsche Corral at Laguna Seca
Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
Concours on Campus
Niello Zone 7 Concours
Quick Links
Dear Porsche Enthusiast,

Welcome to The Nugget, the email newsletter of the Golden Gate Region, Porsche Club of America.
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Macan Launch Party at Carlsen Porsche on May 21 


President's Message   
Richard French --by Richard French, GGR President


Richard will be back with a column next month.--Ed. 


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Letter from the Editor  
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--by John Celona, Nugget Editor
Thanks very much to all the folks who have actually been clicking below to delete old email addresses and add new ones. It is a big help and is very much appreciated. There's only one of me and there are 3400 of you! Not to mention that darned day job...

Self-Service on Email Addresses, Please!

Every month I get a few or sometimes many emails from readers about updating their email addresses. First, thanks for wanting to stay in touch! Second, there is no staff here! There's only CoCo and I doing this each month, and there are over 3,000 folks subscribing to The Nugget.

Accordingly, to send The Nugget to any email address you like or to unsubscribe, just go to the bottom of any issue of The Nugget. There's one option at the bottom that says:

These should be able to take care of you.

My apologies at the folks who get irritated with their change requests via reply emails not getting handled. I would cuss out the staff--but I don't have any! 


Thanks for reading.   


Membership Report

--by Capt. Mike Sherman, Membership Director


GGR Regional Summary

March 2014 



Primary Members    1,620

Affiliate Members    1,025              

Life Members                 7  

Total Members         2,652

New/Transferred Members --total: 41 including Affiliate/Family


It's Survey Time! We really would like to know what your preferences are with regards to the club. In other words, what would you like to see GGR do this year?To that end, we have an online survey that we'd like you to take.  When you have the time, please take it and help us make GGR even better - Here is a link to the survey: Â 


You'll note that we've made a number of additions to the program resulting from the survey feedback we received over the past year or two. These have included more fun runs, track events, social events, and other changes. More to come with your help!


Take the survey and be sure to fill in the block at the end to give us your suggestions, ideas or comments for an improved and inclusive club. This is one way we can fashion our events to ensure we're meeting your expectations.



Badges: Member badges will be provided free to all those members/affiliates who RSVP and attend "new member" social events. 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.   To order your badges fill out the form on our website at and email back to Spotlight Impressions at











Logo-wear: The GGR Webstore is online and ready. Locate it on the PCA website at Just log in to create an account and get shopping.


Remember - Every club benefits from new ideas, new enthusiasm and new approaches. We're always looking for help in that department as well as volunteers. Send us your ideas - email, survey input, etc. - we'll look at them all.


Thanks to our membership we had 73 renewals over the past month. Here's an idea: when you park next to that Porsche, ask him/her if they belong to GGR - if not, ENLIST THEM! On my walks/bike rides I'm always looking for that unaffiliated Porsche.


Cheers and all the best, Capt. Mike


Welcome to Our 41 New/Transferred March Members!


Cahill, John (CCC)                                   2007 Cayman S Gray

Bob Chen & Dale Ozawa                        1987 911 Turbo Silver

William Coughran                                    2011 911 TurboS Silver

Jason Datoc                                            2006 Carrera S White

Frerk-Malte Feller                                    2008 997S Black

Field, Thomas & Colleen Ryan (RED)     2012 Spyder Silver

Todd Gotham (CCC)                                2014 Carrera 4S White

Jeff Grimes                                               2012 Carrera GTS Gray

Tonny Guan & Hung Lin Lee                    2013 Boxster S Red

Tisha Dee Hartman (CCC)                       2014 Cayman Black

Joseph & Sarah Hebenstreit                    1984 Carrera

John Hinant                                              2006 Boxster S Silver

Jonathan Kaye                                         2005 997S Gray

Michael Lo                                               1991 964 Black

Joe Mendoza & Mark Varni                      2011 Boxster S Blue

Guy Miller            (CCC)                          2008 GT3RS Orange

Brian Mintun                                            2005 997.1 Red

David & Yvonne Moore                           1968 912

Anthony Olea                                          1971 914 Green

Stuart Rothenberg                                   1970 914/6 Yellow

Nick Rugh                                                2011 Cayman Silver

Isaac &Sara Segal                                   2013 Boxster S Silver

Andrew Shebanow & Michele Bertolone 2013 Boxster S Blue

Douglas Tse & Erica Wong                      1987 930 Black

Ashish Tuli                                                2014 Boxster Blue

Ralph Turner                                            1988 911 Blue

Greg Wardle                                             2014 911 Turbo Black

Christie & Jim Bacchus (DIA)                   2007 911 Carrera Silver

Richard Bierly (RTR)                                2011 911 Carrera Black

2014 Cayman S Gray

2011 911S Black

Jack Damato (RED)                                1978 911 Silver

1970 914 silver

George & Linda Harrison (DIA)               2003 911 Carrera Midnight Blue

2009 Carrera

2003 Carrera

Cris Lau & Nina Anton (GCT)                 2008 Boxster S Yellow




Congratulations to our April 2014 Anniversary Members!


For this month's recipients, the GGR Board would like to thank you for your commitment to PCA and to the Golden Gate Region on this anniversary of your PCA membership. You are among the 2,600+ GGR members from more than 15 countries and represent the bedrock of this organization. Committed members such as you continue to make us one of the largest and most recognized regions in the PCA world. We are proud to have you as members and thank you again for your commitment to GGR. We look forward to mingling/racing with you in the years to come.


45 Years - 1969

Paul Lang                                            1957 356

Charles Reid                                       1969 912


30 Years - 1984

Leslie   Hauser


25 Years - 1989

Richard Walton                                    911T Blue                          


20 Years - 1994

Charles Fintel                                     1972 914                                       

Gary Jones                                         1973 911T Yellow                        

Jill Matuszak                         

Margarita Slevin                                 


15 Years - 1999

Manuela Chan                        

Marjorie Fooshee                               

Andrew Forrest                                  1999 Boxster White                          

Howard Yao                                       1984 944 Gold            


10 Years - 2004

Rick Berberich                                   1968 911 Ivory                          

Nancy Fick                            

Dean Floyd                                        1988 911Carrera Black                          

Sing Gong                               

Jim Lane                                 

Charles Meier                                    2004 911 Carrera Artic Silver                  

Christopher Nushawg                        1969 912/911Light Ivory                    

Greg Sharp                                        1988 944S White                          

Brian McNeal                                     1988 911 Carrera Champagne                      


5 Years - 2009

Anne Alvarez                         

John Brook                                        2003 Boxster Blue                          

Joe Seidler                                        1963 356B S Silver                        

Vanessa Seidler                                  




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Board of Directors

GGR Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes for April 23, 2014  


--by Bill Benz, Secretary 


Call to Order
            President French called the meeting to order on April 23, 2014 at 6:15 p.m. at NOLA Restaurant in Palo Alto
            The following officers were present: President Richard French, Vice President Paul Larson, Treasurer Larry Adams, Social Chair Michael Griffin,  Membership Chair  Mike Sherman, Autocross Chair Andrew Blyholder, Webmaster Andrew Forrest, Past President and NUGGET Editor John Celona and Secretary Bill Benz
Agenda Changes - None.
Calendar Changes - None.
Postmortem of Past Events
            March 22 Hollister to Coalinga tour was great with 26 people taking part.

            March 29 Alameda autocross was wet and rainy. Diehards got tons of runs.   
            March 29-30 Thunderhill DE/club race was rainy at times on Saturday but nice on Sunday.  Club Race national officials were present and very complimentary of event administration. 

            April 19 Alameda autocross was huge event with 119 people and over 900 runs.
Directors' Reports
            President -     Our website is dated.  We have received an attractive proposal from RETY Design to redesign and transition a  new site for us.  The Board  reviewed the proposal , approved this project and appointed a committee (President, Webmaster and NUGGET Editor) to interface with RETY.

            Vice President - Insurance  certificates are in place for:
            the April 26, tour to the Littlefield Tank Museum and all remaining Alameda autocrosses (May 24, June 28-9, July 19, October 18 and November 15).
            May 10/11 DE/CR at Buttonwillow

            Treasurer - The Treasurer's report  was delivered and accepted.  The Treasurer noted that DE/club race revenues are somewhat below budget.  This will be watched.

            Secretary -  Minutes of the March meeting were presented and approved.

            Social - The Social Director reported on the upcoming Tank Tour.  He also  presented a map showing the distribution of GGR members throughout the Bay Area to help in selecting sites for social events.  He also mentioned that help  and Board member participation would be appreciated.

            Membership -  .  A list of new members was presented and approved. National reports that GGR had one of the highest growth rates during the first quarter of 2014.

            Autocross Cochairs. - Issues relating to participation of nonPorsche cars and non GGR member drivers at GGR autocrosses were discussed.  The Board appreciates and fully supports the AX chairs' intelligent discretion and care in working through these issues.
Webmaster -  supports the updating of the GGR website as noted above.
Topic for Discussion.
The next board meetings are scheduled for 5/21 and 6/25.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.   

Autocross News


--by Andrew Blyholder, Autocross Co-chair  




Autocross Where?


We've enjoyed a couple of the best autocross sites in the country for many years now, but clouds gather on the horizon.


Like at most former military bases, our military left a complex clean-up challenge when they moved out of the Alameda Naval Air Station. So far, that has worked in our favor, as it has prevented the city from quickly developing the site. Do not doubt, however, that eventually development will come. That much real estate in the central heart of the Bay Area is simply too valuable to not be put to use. Eventually the city will get their act together. How long will that take? Hard to tell, but there are rumors it might not be too much longer.


The situation at Marina is even more critical. The official word from the FAA is that 2014 is the last year for any motorsports events at the Marina airport. Regardless of over a decade of peaceful co-existence, they've somehow gotten the idea that we're a hazard to the airplanes. But despite the FAA's "final" pronouncements, there is some hope for optimism. The Marina city government does recognize that we, and the other clubs that keep the Marina autocross site busy almost every weekend of the year, do represent a substantial flow of visitors and therefore income into the community. So we have political allies in that fight. Hopefully, they will be able to convince the FAA their fears are exaggerated and unfounded.


If both Alameda and Marina were gone, where would we go? Well, pickings are slim. The Oakland coliseum is about the only decent site currently available in the central Bay Area, but it is heavily used by SCCA and several other clubs. Do they have room for us?


Which brings me to the point of this article. It's time to start more aggressively searching out new site locations. Several possibilities have been suggested. Moffett airfield has acres of pavement. Half Moon Bay Airport hosts the Dream Machines event once a year. Perhaps they'd be open to more. Tesla Motors has a huge, open parking lot. Lockheed-Martin also has a big parking lot at their facility adjacent to Moffett. So let's start crowd-sourcing this problem! I know someone out there has the key to this problem. If you know of a possible site, please let me know. Also, do you have any contacts with the sites mentioned above? It's very hard to come in cold on these things. Having a contact on the inside is invaluable when approaching a new site location. I'm waiting for your call!


Andrew Blyholder 


Autocross #2 Report - Finally got to stretch those Porsche legs

Mother nature smiled upon an unusually large group of dedicated autocrossers for the GGR AX#2 this month. Drivers came out in droves, knowing the foul weather we experienced at AX#1 was nowhere in sight. 112 drivers in all with the top 4  turning blisteringly fast times on a challenging course that took the faster folks between 45 and 47 seconds to complete.
Preliminary results indicate the top seats were held by multiple national autocross champion Alex Muresan in his race tire clad 2011 GT3 (men) and Sayuri Grieshaber in a turbocharged 2007 Cayman S (women).

The event ran as smooth as can be with our newest Autocross chairperson Andrew Blyholder and returning chairperson Alaine Macey at the helm. They couldn't do it alone as a host of volunteers lent a hand to, once again, make GGR AX#2 a wonderful time for all. If you are interested in joining us for some competition or just to test out the legs of your Porsche, we have experienced instructors who are dedicated to providing the best autocross experience and instruction in the Bay Area so don't be shy, come out and play... you won't regret it. See you out on the course.   




Mike Koozmin

#10 1973 Porsche 914-6GT 


Here's the schedule for the rest of the year: 

  • May 24th, Saturday, Alameda
  • June 28th, Saturday, Alameda (Autocross School on Sunday, Jun. 29th)
  • July 19th, Saturday, Alameda
  • August 16th, Saturday, Marina, Zone Event (LPR hosts on Sunday, Aug. 17th)
  • September 21st, Sunday, Marina, Zone Event (LPR hosts on Saturday, Sept. 20th)
  • October 18th, Saturday, Alameda
  • November 15th, Saturday, Alameda




The Famous Annual GGR Porboys Beginner Autocross School!!!!!!!!!!!
Event Chair John Seidell


Announcing the Famous

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

Event Chair Howard Yao & Family on the Red Carpet  at the 2013 GGR Awards Gala

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!!




Track News


--by Tim Smith, Track Chair 



Here's the 2014 season, for your scheduling convenience:

GGR 2014 Track Season

May 10-11  Buttonwillow - DE / TT / CR. Click here to register.
Jun 21-22   Laguna Seca - DE  (following Porsche Parade)
Jul 12-13    Thunderhill - DE / TT (5 mile track!)
Sep 6-7      Thunderhill - DE / TT / CR (5 mile track!)
Oct 25-26   Sonoma - DE (w/ NASA)

For all you DEers and Club Racers, note that we will breaking in the new 5 mile track at Thunderhill at our July DE/TT and September DE/TT/ Club Race events!

We're also very excited to be hosting a DE at Laguna Seca in June following Porsche Parade in Monterey.

See you at the track!

- Tim

Tim Smith
PCA GGR Track Chair



The Power Chef

NE Bike --by John Celona



I was recently in the mood for something--kind of like a pasta primavera, but done as a salad. So I created one! Perfect light dinner as we get into the summer months. Very hearty on its own, and perfect with a grilled anything. For the photo, I paired it with my super easy and fast oven roasted chicken (page 161 in the cookbook). As an alternative, feel free to add some shredded chicken breast (which they now sell in packages at Costco) to amp up the protein and make it a one-dish dinner.  




Pasta Primavera Salad 


The Gist
Pasta, green beans, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cannellini beans and black olives are tossed in a fresh parsley and oregano vinaigrette. Delish!

1 lb. whole wheat pasta
1 lb. green beans, cut in 2" pieces
1 orange and 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 6 oz. can black olives, sliced
1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained
1 dozen cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese

Ingredients for dressing:
6 Tb extra virgin olive oil
2 Tb white balsamic vinegar
1 Tb lemon juice
1 tsp salt
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, minced
1/3 cup fresh oregano, minced

Start a large pot of salted water heating to boil.

Whilst the water is heating, make the dressing first so the ingredients have time to get acquainted. Mix thoroughly.

Chop the rest of the vegetables and place in a large bowl to hold the salad. Do the sliced red onion last so it's on top.

When the water is boiling, add the green beans to blanch for 1-2 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and add to the bowl on top of the red onions. The heat of the beans will slightly wilt the red onions so they're sweeter.

Bring the water back to a boil, then add the whole wheat pasta (penne in the photo but your choice). When completely done, drain in a colander and add on top of the salad bowl. Pour the dressing over and toss thoroughly. Enjoy warm right away or chilled later.



All My Stuff
Authors for Literacy Presentation (Part II)
Authors for Literacy Presentation
(Part II)

Here is the second part of my presentation at the Authors for Literacy fundraiser for the Martin Luther King Foundation. In addition to the intro and presentation, there's some fun footage at the end. Check it out for yucks.




Of course, both the cookbook and the science fiction novel are on Amazon, with all proceeds donated to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. I feel very grateful to have been successful enough in my career that I can indulge my "hobby" of writing and donate the proceeds to a very worthy cause.


Click me to Look Inside!

Note that the cookbook is available in both paperback and Kindle versions, while the novel is Kindle only
Click Me to Look Inside!

 Both books are also available in the iTunes Bookstore. Sorry, no hard copy yet for the novel. Email me if you're interested in one and I'll set that up.  


In addition, I have an author page on Amazon with more stuff there. Click the link below to take a look:   


 You can also follow me on The Power Chef Cookbook Facebook page by clicking the link below.  


New recipes posted on the Facebook page! 



GGR's Sponsorship Partners

Why Sponsors?

--by Capt. USN Ret. Mike Sherman, Membership Director 


Brand and Marketing sponsorship has become an important business tactic for large and small companies today whether at a local level or globally. This is especially true in an era of dwindling marketing funds. Sponsors reap the benefits of brand awareness and visibility, community involvement, media exposure, increased revenue, and association with a noble cause. For example, McDonald's, Coca Cola, GE, Visa, Dow, Chobani, AT&T, and Panasonic, are just a few of the 35+ national and worldwide sponsors of the US Olympic Committee, which receives no federal financial support.


Here in the Bay Area we see an abundance of such sponsors whether it's at AT&T Park, Levi Stadium, or the SAP Center (formerly HP Pavilion). There's even the Livermore Wine Country Festival, a case in point of a town working hard to boost its visibility, merchants, and products! And of course where I live in Half Moon Bay our very own Pumpkin Festival chases similar motives.


So what's that mean to GGR? How is this all relevant? While some sponsorships offer businesses entrée to a wide range of audiences, some are more targeted in their efforts. That's the case with our sponsors - businesses eager to provide services to our very select group of consumers - Porschephiles - in exchange for our patronage!


To us, GGR sponsors are much more than a "click" on the left side of the website. GGR values all of our sponsors, not only for the good work they do on our significant machines, but what they offer in the form of support in the shop and on the track!


At present, we have 12 sponsors: two Platinum sponsors, nine Silver sponsors and one Bronze sponsor. In addition to the sponsorship fees they pay (which help support many of our social programs), these sponsors supply added assistance for a number of our driving programs.




If you've driven with us in the GGR Autocross Series, you'll recognize the value of Carlsen's sponsorship as one of our Platinum sponsors. From the "command post" trailer they provide and maintain, to the loaner helmets, to the cones they've supplied, Carlsen's support has been integral to our efforts to provide a first-rate AX program. Carlsen has also been very supportive of our social programs providing gifts and prizes. As an example, they refer new owners to GGR as well as sponsoring and funding our annual Concours d'Elegance and "all member lunch' at their dealership. This allows us to forward the entire proceeds to a charity. For GGR, Carlsen Porsche in Redwood City is our one-stop shop for all things Porsche (some of us have purchased 5+ cars there). BTW, they offer a10% discount on all service...just for us.

Classic Porsches at the Carlsen Concours

Similar sponsorship support is received from the BR Racing group, our second Platinum sponsor and officially the "PCA GGR Time Trial Series Sponsor." Located in beautiful Los Gatos, they provide wide-ranging support for all your service, maintenance and performance needs. Take a look on their website at the Porsche 997.2 Cup Car they built from scratch (piece by piece all laid out on the shop floor). Pretty cool!


If you're looking for performance cars, products or services, there's no better place than our Platinum and Silver sponsors. Take a look at Apex and European Auto Tech, Flintworks, Full Throttle Auto, or all the other sponsors listed on our site. With locations all over the Bay Area they provide an excellent support net for our GGR members. And remember, many of our sponsors offer special savings and discounts for GGR and PCA members as well as preferential treatment!

GGR Tank Museum Tour

--by Michael Griffin, Social Director

Panzers, not Porches, is what our GGR members beheld, and beheld is the right word, at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation on Apr. 26. Otherwise known as the Tank Museum, our gang of 26 was amazed at the mechanical behemoths collected by the late Jock Littlefield at his mountainside estate in Portola Valley. Some toy box! In mid summer the tanks are to be sold-off and moved to East Coast, making this the last chance to ogle these huge machines. And after a two hour tour of these fascinating, almost bizarre cannon carriers, most of us would have happily stayed for more. Finally, it was time to decompress. We did that with an enthusiastic Motoring excursion up Page Mill Rd and Skyline Blvd to Alice's for lunch, where we enjoyed each others company, eating burgers elbow to elbow with motorcyclists and others packed into the popular restaurant. Yet another GGR Motoring success story. Join us May 17th for our next adventure.


Click on the photo below for more pictures!

This is a "point-by" one might not want to take!

Monterey Parade Info!

Registration is opens April 1! Click below to register! (You will need to log in to the PCA web site:  



Monterey is the site of our 59th Porsche Parade, to be held this June 15 through 21, 2014. This is PCA's annual extravaganza of competitive and social events. Only minutes away from the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we'll be treated to drives on the famous Pacific Coastal Highway, to some of California's legendary vineyards, and through the hills and valleys of northern California. Of course, Parade has a long history of friendly competition and that will continue this year with the always challenging Concours d'Elegance, TSD rally, autocross, and the tech-quiz.




Registration will open on April 1st (new date!), and there will be a link to register on and This Parade will be very popular, but we will accept ALL entries. We can accommodate all entrants for each of the banquets and all competitive events, as well as most activities. Tours on some days will sell out, however.


Upon checking out of Parade registration, you will receive an email with the link to our host hotels and discount codes. We have blocked rooms at five area hotels, and we do expect hotel rooms to fill up quickly.




If you have questions regarding Parade, please consult the Parade website at If you are unable to find your answer there, email Kathleen Behrens, Parade Registrar at or call  503.579.3423  (please leave a message).




DentPro Day, Saturday May 17
Due to some health issues, missed our usual DentPro Day in November last year.  I'll make it up with one in May, then get back on schedule in October.

The annual DentPro Day will be held on Saturday, May 17th.  It will be held at the DentPro facility at1436 White Oaks Rd, Unit 5, Campbell, CA.

Here's your chance to get that ding out, small or large!  Or get some minor paint done!  Or have the plastic covers on your headlights polished out!  Or just hang out with other car-guys/gals.

This will be the 20th year that I've coordinated this event using this same DentPro business.  To say the least, these guys are pros.  I've seen them massage out dings/dents that I would swear were beyond repair.  

For those unfamiliar with DentPro, they provide an excellent alternative to body repair shops.  Taken to a regular body shop, a door ding can be an expensive proposition requiring not only the body repair, but also a likely repaint of the damaged panel.  We're talking hundreds of dollars here.  With DentPro, through the artistry of getting behind the dent/ding, they massage it out.

Pricing for the DentPro service will be as last year's.  It will be $49 for 1" dents; $89 for 2 dents, and estimates for more.  In most cases, no repaint is needed.  In each case, DentPro will examine your car, point out any blemishes that you may have missed (and I guarantee there will be some), and provide you an estimate before beginning work.  You may opt out at that point.

To start the day, DentPro will provide bagels and smears, donuts, and coffee.  They will also have drinks for us to soothe our throats as we bench-race and tell lies about our cars.  At noon, a tasty lunch will be provided.   

Beginning at 9 AM, we will schedule in 3-4 cars per hour, ending at 2 PM.  If you need a later time, DentPro may be able to accommodate you depending on how many sign up, that is, they may be working on cars beyond 2 PM.  If you need an earlier time, that may also be possible, but for now, 9 AMis the start time.  You are welcome to come early and leave late, just hang out to see all the cars passing through.

Please RSVP to me at, giving an idea of how much work needs to be done on your car (number/size of dents and location), and a requested time.  If the time requested is filled,  I'll provide alternative times.  BTW, any and all cars are welcome.

Hope to see you there!



Porsche Corral at Laguna Seca May 2-4

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Concours on Campus

Niello Zone 7 Concours


Hope there was enough to read this month! See you next month...

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