The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
May 2015, Volume 55, Issue 4
Carlsen Porsche



With Memorial Day past us and the official start of summer soon approaching, it is absolutely urgent (if you haven't already!) to plan out your palette of outdoor rugs for this season. Selection is somewhat limited for your paddock area at the track (they do need to always coordinate with your car and belt stitching colors!) but, for the home, the only limit is your own imagination!

If you're confident in your selections, you can be bold in mixing bright colors like the ones shown in one of my selections for this year. For the less brave, best to stick with one strong featured color and coordinate the rest with it. As always, a color wheel is your friend!

Hope you're well into launching a glorious summer season!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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

It's been a couple of months since I last wrote my message. We've seen a lot of club activities  including three fun runs, two DE's, two Club races, two Autocrosses, two Friday night socials, one Boxster brunch and a Membership Mixer attended by our national president Caren Cooper and the[...]...More?


PCA GGR Event Calendar June 2015


May 30 @ 9:00am - 4:00pm
Jun 5 - Jun 7
Jun 6 @ 9:30am - 11:30am
Jun 13 - Jun 14
Jun 17 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jun 19 - Jun 21
Jun 20 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Autocross @ Alameda
Jun 21 - Jun 27
PCA Porsche Parade @ French Lick Resort

Membership Report


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


GGR Regional Summary - May 2015  


First things first...whatever that means.  We've been off the air for a while with vacations, holidays, work (?), etc.  So this report and the numbers involved covers a bit of March, all of April and most[...]...More?


Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

Proposed Immediate Changes to Showroom Stock PAX Indexes       


As some of you may know, we've had some comments from our autocross competitors recently pointing out that the current Showroom Stock PAX indexes are badly out of whack with the rest of the PAX system. The numbers we have now give Showroom Stock competitors an unfair advantage over those[...]...More?

GGR-Carlsen Porsche Autocross Event #2



Our second autocross of the year was also the first Zone Series autocross. We did a two day, back-to-back weekend at Marina Airport with GGR hosting Zone autocross #1 on Saturday, followed by LPR hosting Zone autocross #2 on Sunday. Conditions were near perfect on both days, with a[...]...More?



GGR-Carlsen Porsche Autocross Event #3


 Autocross #3 finally got us back to our normal site on the runways of the former Alameda Naval Air Station.  Alameda always draws better for us than Marina, with 117 drivers showing up for a beautiful sunny day.  And that included 14 new members getting their first event free.[...]...More?




Motoring / Social News

--by Michael Griffin, Social & Motoring Director 


What a MONTH!    


Our hard-working Motoring / Social Director and his Team have been putting on so many outstandingly successful events recently that the Board shipped them off to three weeks immersion training in Bali. Micheal will be thinking about next month's report once he completes his grueling regimen of twice-daily massages, tai chi, and papaya Magaritas. --Ed.

Board Minutes
March 18, 2015    


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



Call to Order President French called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. at the home of the Social Director in Palo Alto.  The Board was joined by GGR member, Bern Beecham. The entire Board was present except for the Vice President  who forwarded a report of the status of[...]...More?


May 20, 2015      


Call to Order President French called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. at the home of the Social Director in Palo Alto.  He noted that  in April  he became aware of several scheduling conflicts and, after checking with the Board members and with their concurrence, cancelled  the scheduled April[...]...More?



Track News

--Tim Smith, Track Director

June 2015 Track News

The PCA GGR Track Team just finished up a great Drivers Education / Club Race weekend down in sunny Buttonwillow in the Central Valley. We teamed up with the PCA Central Coast Region to make it a nice three day weekend.  70 DEers (22 new students) and 35 Club Racers[...]...More?




Registration for Laguna Seca DE is OPEN! 

There are still slots available to sign up and drive at the world famous Laguna Seca Racway in Monterey. Experienced DE drives can sign right up; students are unfortunately wait-listed at this time. Click this link to go directly to registration.   



News Nuggets

Click the article title or photo to read the article. Thanks for our intrepid undercover Nugget Reporter Rick Zobelein for this.

Park Your Porsche In Your Living Room

Click the article title to read all about it. Thanks to LPR Past President Ed Tefankjian for sending this along.

Elevator Sequence

Garage & Residence Tour
Garage & Residence Tour

Thanks for reading! Have your human take their Porsche out and drive it!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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