Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
September 2014, Volume 54, Issue 7
Carlsen Porsche
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Welcome to The New Nugget! I decided it was time to update The Nugget to an "eNews" format. This should make it easier to scan through all the articles in each issue and to see all the sponsors offering great products and services for the club. Their money helps pay for my designer collars and cat treats. To see the full text on an article, just click on the "Read More," which will take you to the blog entry on the GGR web site. If you'd like to see a particular back article (like a past Membership Report), you can likewise find it in the blog section of the new GGR web site.

You'll also note that this new format allowed us to downsize and get rid of the The Editor. No unnecessary layers of "middle management" at GGR! Once we've gotten the ex-editor through his separation grief counseling, he will be back with a Power Chef column.

Hope you like the new format!
CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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

We've had a packed summer at GGR. Since Parade, we've had two Autocrosses, a two day driver's ed and time trial at the 5 mile course at Thunderhill, a 3 day tour of the mammoth lakes region, two fun runs through the mountains, a concours at Carlsen Porsche, two Friday[...]


Membership Report: July & August 2014


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


Primary Members    1,712 Affiliate Members    1,016   Life Members                  7   Total Members         2,735 New/Transferred Members --total: 78 including Affiliate/Family. Thanks to our membership we had a record 266 renewals over the past 2 months!


Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Chair & Mike Koozmin, AX Reporter

GGR AX5 2014 Autocross Report, Post-Parade 


GGR's autocross number 5 has come and gone, marking the halfway point of the season with a wonderful event on Alameda Island, also known as Harbor Bay Isle. Flanked by the international commerce Port of Oakland and what was once the Pan American Airways seaplane port, the original home base[...] Read More...� 

Photos from GGR's annual Porboys Autocross School  


David Leong has captured some amazing photos of the GGR annual Porboys autocross school held in June 2014.  You can find a few in the gallery and ...Read More...�


GGR Tests Mobile AX Site 


--by The Nugget Investigative Staff 


Nugget investigative reporters have learned that GGR has been working on a top secret project with DOD and DARPA to develop a mobile autocross site. Using the camera drone of GGR web designer Regis Vincent (fitted with a special range-extending battery from Tesla), GGR was able snap a photo of[...] Read More...�

Social & Tour News
Fun Run to Wine Country

--by Michael Griffin, Social & Motoring Director 


When: October 4, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm It's harvest season in wine country and the Golden Gate Region will be there with our Porsches! Join us for a fun run and picnic on Saturday, October 4, 2014. We will depart from Mill Valley at 8.30am, heading past Muir Woods and then up the coast on Highway 1.[...] Read More...�



Mammoth fun at Mammoth Lakes

Spectacular sunset over the Eastern Sierra shows a jagged look to the mountains, totally different from the Western view. Talk about a mountain of fun, this was it! Thanks to our buds at the Sequoia Region...Read More...�   


Track News
Fun weekend at Thunderhill  


--by Tim Smith, Track Chair 


Last weekend, July 12-13, about 90 cars showed up at Thunderhill Raceway for our Driver's Education event and learned the 27 turns of the five-mile course all in 100-degree weather. Many already knew the 15 turns of the original 3-mile course. Most of our instructors had spent a day with[...] Read More...�

Board Minutes
August 9, 2014   


--by Bill Benz, Secretary, Past President, Lifetime Member, and Lots of Other Stuff  


Call to Order President French called the meeting to order on August 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at his home in San Jose. The entire Board was present: President Richard French, Vice President Paul Larson, Treasurer Larry Adams, Social Chair Michael Griffin, Autocross Chair Andrew Blyholder, Webmaster Andrew Forrest,  Membership Chair  Mike[...] Read More...� 



Proposal to Amend GGR Bylaws


If you have dug through the GGR Website you may have run into the GGR corporate Bylaws.  (They are lurking right under the heading "The Club".) These Bylaws are the rules that govern how GGR operates as a corporation. GGR's Bylaws describe the mechanism for amending the Bylaws by presenting the[...] Read More...� 



Hope you like The New Nugget! Some stuff in it probably not quite right. Oh, well. We'll fix it next month!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor