The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
February 2016, Volume 56, Issue 1
Carlsen Porsche


Sigh. Yes, it is time for another issue of The Nugget. How dreary. You'd think that between petting me, feeding me, turning on the fire when I give "the stare," and shopping for outfits humans would have enough to do. Apparently, some still have the time and need to read The Nugget. Whatever.

Accordingly, I got up from one of my favorite indoor winter nap spots with a good window view in case rats or birds go by, sat in the Editor's Chair, and instructed my human to get on with it. If you're not pleased with the result, do let me know. I'll punish my human by walking on the convertible top of his Porsche. That does just drive him BATTY!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

President's Message
Andrew F
--by Andrew Forrest, GGR President

February 2016     

As many of you know, I've been active in GGR in many capacities over the years, including: track chair, secretary, webmaster, vice president and PCA club race registrar. I presently campaign a Spec Boxster at PCA club races. I am honored to now have the privilege as serving as club president. Thank you for your votes and the vote of confidence that came with them.

My aims are simply, as with my race car (1) to keep everything at the club running smoothly and the shiny side up (staying on the most paved portions of the track!), and (2) to have fun putting on and participating in great events with my many friends at GGR and make new friends along the way. Feel free to come up and say hi the next time you see me at an event.

Membership Report


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


GGR Regional Summary   


February 2016 Membership News Posted under: Membership Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-RET. - Membership Director GGR Regional Summary -NOV 2015/JAN 2016 Primary Members  1,978 Affiliate Members  1,025 Life Members          7 Total Members  3,010 New/Transferred Members (NOV-JAN) Total: 58 So, the first month of the New Year is almost in[...]...More»

December 2015 Membership News Posted under: Membership Michael Sherman Capt. Mike Sherman, USN-RET. - Membership Director GGR Regional Summary -September/October 2015 Primary Members  1,980 Affiliate Members  1,036 Life Members          7 Total Members  3,023 New/Transferred Members Total: 62 HO HO HO! Tis the season for parties, lunches, dinners, eggnogs and other such[...]...More»

Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

2016 Autocross Schedule and News Updates            


Nothing but good news to report for our autocross venues this spring. We're all set at both Alameda and Marina for our full schedule. The issues at Marina with the FAA seem to be calming down and the FAA has given approval for the 2016 season to proceed. None-the-less, we[...]...More»





Motoring / Social News

--by Michael Griffin, Social & Motoring Director 


February 2016        


Please see the link below for a write-up and photos by Victoria Capinpin, GGR member.»

Board Minutes
January 28, 2016     


--John Celona in Memory of Bill Benz, Secretary, Past President, Lifetime Member, and Lots of Other Stuff    




Present: Andrew Forrest, Larry Adams, Richard French, Thorben Primke, Michael Griffin, Andrew Blyholder, Michael Sherman, John Celona. Call to Order: the meeting was called to order at 7 pm. Call for agenda changes: none Call for calendar changes: none Postmortem of events 12/05/15 Boxster Brunch: well attended 01/19/16 Annual Holiday[...]...More»


Track News

Richard French
--Richard French, Track Director

February 2016 Track News


We are just three weeks away from our first Driver's Ed (DE) program at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday February 20th. This one day event is priced for a lot of fun - just $195. We'll be running the  2 mile West configuration with the bypass. Do not let this track's relative shortness compared to[...]...More»


News Nuggets

Click the title or image above to read the November 2015 issue of Porsche Panorama online. 

The William H. Benz Autocross Championship Award

I was honored to be accompanied by Ruth Benz yesterday to make the first presentation of the William H. Benz Autocross PAX Championship Award to Andrew Blyholder. The ceremony was at the Annual Awards Banquet at Canepa Design. Following is the text of my speech. -John Celona Each year, GGR[...]...More»

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

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor