The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
July 2017, Volume 57, Issue 6


CoCo in closet

As I've suggested many times, color is so important for setting a mood and tone, whether for indoor or outdoor living. With the gorgeous California weather, why keep your fun indoors!

People are always asking where I find items. In the linen closet, of course! Thankfully, my humans keep it well stocked with suitable items. Here I am pondering the next change in soft goods.

Here's hoping you're having a very happy summer!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

Call for Proposed Rules Changes

Proposed Changes Due Monday, July 31

--by the Editor

The current rules for autocross and track events can be found here.

If you would like to propose a change to the rules, please submit your proposal by Monday, July 31 by email to one or both of the driving chairs:

AX Chair Andrew Blyholder

Track Chair Richard French

Rationale and data supporting proposed rules changes are always helpful. Proposals will be considered by the Driving Events Committee (DEC), which forwards its recommendations to the Board of Directors for a vote. Any changes will go into effect January 1, 2018.
Membership Report
--by Capt. Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.
Membership Director  
July Membership News    

July 2017 Membership Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret. Membership Director GGR Regional Summary The Werks Reunion is nearly in our backyard! From the PCA Website:  The popular Porsche show Werks Reunion will be held on August 18, 2017 at a new location, the Corral de Tierra Country Club[...]...More»

Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

Autocross #3 Report 

Autocross #3 drew a good crowd of 97 entrants for another beautiful day on the runway in Alameda. There was a bit of overcast in the morning, but that quickly burned off, leaving clear, sunny skies. Boris Teksler did the course design for us, with an interesting mix of elements.[...]...More»

Autocross #4 Report   
Marcel is back!!  As most of the GGR autocross family know, Terry Zaccone's 1968 911L Targa, affectionately known as Marcel, was the victim of a highway 101 traffic pileup on the way home from our fall Marina event last year.  When traffic came to an unexpected stop, Marcel and Terry[...]...More»
Motoring / Social News
Michael Griffin
VP / Motoring

Bern Beecham
Social Director

See you next month...                 

--There were no fun runs this month, so Michael and Bern will be back at you next month. -Ed. 


Board Minutes

June 21, 2017 

--by Brian Emmett, Secretary 


Board Meeting Minutes June 21, 2017 Present: Andrew Forrest, Andrew Blyholder, Michael Sherman, Michael Griffin, Bern Beecham, John Celona, Brad Kellett, Bryan Phan and Brian Emmett Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:37PM. Call for agenda changes: None Call for calendar changes: Future Board meeting dates[...]...More»



Track News

Richard French --by Richard French, Track Chair
One event going on now; two more coming! 
This weekend, GGR is joining SCCA at Sonoma Raceway for a PCA club race. Wish the racers luck!

Next up is a two-day Drivers' Education event at the world-famous Laguna Seca Raceway. Registration is already open and this event is sure to sell out (if it hasn't already!). Click here for information.

Also, mark your calendars for our two-day Drivers' Education on September 2-3 at Thunderhill Raceway Park. With no club race at this event, there will be abundant track time. Registration is not yet open, but click here to go to the page for all upcoming GGR events.

Most Read Last Month

Announcing the Annual Carlsen Porsche GGR Beginner Autocross School! 

--The school is full for 2017, but registration will be open for a few more days to establish a wait list. Click the link below to read all about it. -Ed.  



It will happen on Saturday July 29, 2017. It is really for beginners or people who have autocrossed only a few times. If you have ever wondered what it is like to experience driving your Porsche on the edge (but safely in control) then this is for you. This[...]...More»



News Nuggets

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

In the Zone

--by Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 rep

Summer is here and the next few months are full of events for everyone's enjoyment. Autocrosses, Concourses, Parade, Werks, Corrals and Tours. Check your local region's website and Zone 7's website for up coming events in your area. Sacramento Valley Region will hold their second Zone Autocross on Saturday, July[...]...More»



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

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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