The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
February 2017, Volume 57, Issue 1


Happy New Year! The Year of the Fire Rooster 4715 is here! People born in a Fire Rooster year are trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work.

In honor of the Year of the Fire Rooster, I contacted my most trustworthy and responsible dressmaker in Shanghai to order a modest, hand-embroidered silk cheongsam. I also plan to eat more chicken this year.

Here's hoping you have a very happy and prosperous New Year!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

President's Message

Andrew F Happy New Year!

--by Andrew Forrest, GGR President

Welcome to a new year of fun with your Porsche and the people of GGR! We're off to a great start with a fantastic holiday, volunteer and awards luncheon a few weeks ago which had nearly 200 people in attendance.  Amidst the slide shows of fun runs and autocrosses, the[...]...More»





Membership Report
--by Capt. Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.
Membership Director  
January Membership News    

The January 2017 GGR Membership News Posted under: Membership Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret. - Membership Director GGR Regional Summary Primary Members  2,112 Affiliate Members  1,032 Life Members          7 Total Members  3,151 New/Transferred Members - Total:  34           Happy New Year! So, we start with[...]...More»




Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

February Autocross Report       


The 2017 Autocross season is fast approaching. You'd better be well under way on your winter projects if you're going to be ready for the first event on March 19th! Time to get those super-sticky tires on order too! Myself, I just pulled the motor out of the 914 race[...]...More»



Motoring / Social News
Michael Griffin

--by Michael Griffin, VP / Motoring Director with Bern
Bern Beecham
Beecham, Social Director 
Happy New Year!           



--Michael and Bern will be back with social / motoring news next month. Ed.  



Board Minutes

January 19, 2017 

--by Brian Emmet, Secretary 


Board Meeting Minutes January 19, 2017 Present: Andrew Forrest, John Celona, Andrew Blyholder, Michael Sherman, Michael Griffin, Bern Beecham, Brad Kellett, Bryan Phan and Brian Emmett Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 18:38 pm. Call for agenda changes: None Call for calendar changes: None Postmortem of[...]...More»




Track News

Richard French
--Richard French, Track Director

 Thunderhill Track Day on Friday, February 10 


The Golden Gate Region is hosting a one day DE and Instructor training day February 10, 2017. This event is for certified drivers (non students) and instructors along with those wanting to become an Instructor. We will have four run groups to accommodate nearly everyone. There will, however be no[...]...More»




In the Zone

--by Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 rep

Looking forward, the 2017 calendar is filling up in Zone 7. During the President's meeting we laid out the start of the calendar. There are a few dates we are still waiting to confirm and contracts need to be signed. At this time we have 8 Zone 7 Concours spanning[...]...More»



News Nuggets

Nugget Special Report

With New Years close upon us, I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving. As you know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time, often on the way home after a "social session" with[...]...More»


Report from the Pirelli World Challenge

Nugget photographer Rich Tsai was on assignment at the Pirelli World Challenge. His images are here: 

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

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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