The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
February 2015, Volume 55, Issue 1
Carlsen Porsche

CoCo valentine

Spring time is coming and I am really looking forward to supplementing my indoor nap time with some warm, quality outdoor napping. Plus I love the way the birds get all frisky!

Hope your Valentine's Day is blessed with your humans recognizing that pampering their pet is the most important, worthwhile, and fulfilling part of their lives!

Happy Valentine's Day!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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

It's February and we've already had a few events to kick off the New Year! A record number (164) of you showed up at our holiday gala lunch and award ceremony at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum on January 11, the Friday night social at Harry's Hofbrau concluded their inaugural for[...]...More�


Membership Report


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


GGR Regional Summary - January 2014 


A New Year...a New Beginning: The new year, 2015, is upon us as are lower gas prices, the introduction of alternate types of power for our vehicles, increased HP with decreased mileage figures, and new challenges to our marque.[...]...More�



Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

February Autocross Report & Schedule     



While both our Alameda and Marina venues are under threat, it looks like our 2015 season will run without problems - Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The problem at Marina is that some issues with other organizations who also use the site (not motorsport related!) prompted the FAA's to[...]...More�


Social & Tour News
Motoring / Social Report

--by Michael Griffin, Social & Motoring Director 


Blackhawk Blowout 


--Photos by Alice Yeh

Blackhawk Auto Museum + gourmet luncheon + award ceremony + a bargain price caused 164 members to knock down the doors to our annual Holiday Party in early January. These early arrivers admire the angular architecture of the building. Which contrasts with the smooth, round-bodied cars within. Just saying... "No[...]...More�


Board Minutes
January 14, 2015    


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


Minutes  for January 14, 2015 Board Meeting  Call to Order President French called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. at the home of the Social Director in Palo Alto. The entire Board was present except for  the Autocross Chair who forwarded  a brief report. Agenda Changes - None. Calendar[...]...More�





Track News

--Tim Smith, Track Director
--report by Heath Spencer, Registrar

Registration Open for Thunderhill March 28-29; Schedule for West Coast Club Racing Series

Hello Driving enthusiast!! It is that time of year where you should be thinking about dusting off your car and getting ready for your first outing! I know of some people who recently got a jump on us as California is having a non winter once again. Which allows for[...]...More�



News Nuggets

Porsche 911 Engine Plant is a Mechanical Meditation Zone: Video 

Click here to view the video.




Watch a Porsche 918 Spyder being built by hand 

Too late to buy one, but click here to view the video.




Ruf Turbo R and Porsche 911 Crash


Yet another reason to save your spirited driving for the autocross or track. Click here to take a look.  

Porsche Pets Rule!

Frances & Bella 

Bella loves to be with her human, even if it means hanging out all day at the track! Here she is at our January Thunderhill event.


Note: the door to her cage is behind Frances, but it is open and remains open--even while Frances is driving! Such a good dog... 



Time to get your Porsche ready for driving! My entire fleet is in for a freshening up of the Pounce treats I carry in case of a sudden need to snack.

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor