The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
August 2017, Volume 57, Issue 7


This time of year is full swing for formal evening garden parties. Weddings, galas, Roaring Twenties parties--we love them all!

Of course, this presents somewhat of a challenge to wear haute couture in an outdoor setting where temperatures vary. Here I am in one of the many outfits I have been ordering from Paris, this one in silk organza. Perfectly comfortable and boasting an elegant drape on warm days. For cooler evenings, I am of course utterly fine but humans can supplement with an ersatz fur wrap. A few sumptuous diamond pieces (not too dangly to catch on things) and you are set to go!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

Membership Report
--by Capt. Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.
Membership Director  
August Membership Scuttlebutt   

August 2017 Membership Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret. Membership Director GGR Regional Summary Carlsen AX School Jams! Long-time autocross series sponsor, Carlsen Porsche picked up sponsorship of the annual autocross school this year.  Yesterday, the 50 beginning drivers enrolled were recipients of some amazing driving experiences, with the[...]...More»



Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

Autocross Car Classifications 

As our autocross schedule continues to not sync well with the Nugget deadlines, a full report on Saturday's just completed Carlsen Porsche Autocross School, followed by Sunday's Carlsen Porsche Autocross Series Event #5, will have to wait until next month.   No time for the results to be complied before[...]...More»

Motoring / Social News
Michael Griffin
VP / Motoring

Bern Beecham
Social Director

GGR Goes to Parade: Gallery & Report                  

--by Brad Kellett, Webmaster 


For 2017, Porsche Parade was held in the beautiful town of Spokane, Washington July 9 through 15, and the relatively close proximity to the Bay Area brought in a large contingent of members from Zone 7 and the Golden Gate Region specifically. But what is Porsche Parade? Parade is the[...]...More»

Board Minutes

July 26, 2017 

--by Brian Emmett, Secretary 


Board Meeting Minutes July 26, 2017 Present: Andrew Forrest, Andrew Blyholder, Michael Sherman, Michael Griffin, Bern Beecham, John Celona, Brad Kellett, Bryan Phan, Marianne Merritt and Brian Emmett Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:40 pm. Call for agenda changes: Discussion of nominating committee report Call[...]...More»


Track News

Richard French --by Richard French, Track Chair
DE and Club Race at Thunderhill on September 2-3, 2017. Still plenty of room for all drivers.  

We are hosting a DE and Club Race at Thunderhill Raceway on September 2-3 (Labor Day Weekend). Sign up now for our Driver's Education event at Motorsportreg. We've got many Nationally certified instructors ready to help first timers have an amazing time. Thunderhill is an amazing track - You've got connected[...]...More»
Proposal to Change Competition Rules for DE  

Over the past few years PCA GGR has eliminated the Time Trial Series and instead concentrated on HPDE (High Performance Driver's Education). As newer cars are acquired by our members, and as timing equipment like Harry's lap timer becomes more prevalent, there is less demand for the Time trial series.  As a[...]...More»

News Nuggets

GGR 50th Anniversary Celebration Gallery Online

In 2010, GGR celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding--making it one of the oldest regional clubs in PCA. It was a three-day celebration: kicking off with an autocross and gourmet barbecue at Alameda, then a formal evening Presidents' Dinner gala with live entertainment at the historic City Club of San Francisco, then concluding with an Island Getaway at historic Nimitz Mansion on Yerba Buena Island.

The first gallery of images for the City Club event is on the GGR web site. Click the title above or image below to view. More to come!

Past Presidents at the GGR 50th Presidents' Dinner

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

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In the Zone

--by Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 rep

Representative I just returned from a week at the Porsche Parade in Spokane, Washington. Over 100 cars of the 1000+ came from Zone 7. Congratulation to all the Zone 7 winners in Concours, Rally, Autocross, Art Show, Gimmick Rally, Tech Quiz, Region[...]...More»


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

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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