The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
June 2017, Volume 57, Issue 5


With the beautiful summer weather upon us, keeping active with playtime is SO important!

I like a combination of outdoor and indoor activity for variety. Here is on of my favorite Scratchy Post Parcourse stations. I particularly love the Shamu playtoy. Helps keep my humans suitably occupied!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

GGR Award Winners & Club Officers

Past Award Winners & Officers Posted
Wanted: Who Were the 2013 & 2014 Winners?

--by the Editor

The breathtakingly hard-working Webmaster Brad Kellett and I have been at a little project: updating the listing of past GGR award winners and club officers and getting it online. This information was formerly contained in a document known as "The Redbook," but was not generally available. Now it is!

Here are the past GGR Award Winners.

And here are the past GGR Club Officers.

The reader will note in looking through these that we don't have information for the 2013 or 2014 award winners. The 2013 winners were honored at Club Auto Sport in January, 2014, while the 2014 winners were honored at Blackhawk in January, 2015.


Were you one of these winners? If so, please email me with your name and award and we'll update the information. Thanks! 


Award Assistant Trey Miller  (center) presented Kim Garcia and Tim Smith with the 2012 Don Lang Award .
Membership Report
--by Capt. Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.
Membership Director  
June Membership News    

JUNE 2017 Membership Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret. Membership Director GGR Regional Summary GGR Keeps Growing! REFER A FRIEND You may note that  we've now hit 3200 members. That's a tribute to us all as membership is a job for everyone. That's why I recently emailed copies[...]...More»


Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

Double Autocross Report Next Time  

Our May 27th autocross at Alameda missed the Nugget submission date, so we will be back with a double-event report next time. No other autocross news to report right new. See you in the cones!   
Announcing the Annual Carlsen Porsche GGR
John Seidel
Co-Chair John Seidel
Beginners' Autocross School !!!!!!!!!!    
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»
Co-Chair Howard Yao & Family

Motoring / Social News
Michael Griffin
VP / Motoring

Bern Beecham
Social Director

Two Fun Runs for the Month of May

We're on a Roll!                

--report this month by Brad Kellett, Webmaster 


by Brad Kellett for D.Michael Griffin, VP/Motoring Director and Bern Beecham, Social Director This month the FunRun team put together a pair of events for GGR members - an overnight trip to beautiful Mendocino, and a new reverse running of our Mines Road route ending at the perfect setting of[...]...More»

Board Minutes

May 24, 2017 

--by Brian Emmett, Secretary 


Board Meeting Minutes May 24, 2017 Present: Andrew Forrest, 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 6:40 pm. Call for agenda changes: Discuss charitable donation. Call for calendar changes: None. Postmortem of[...]...More»



Track News

Richard French --by Richard French, Track Chair
Drivers' Education and Club Race Event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on June 24-25

There will be two full days of track time and club racing. First-time track drivers are welcome. Click here for more information or to register.



Join us at Thunderhill Raceway Park on June 24-25 2017 for a Driver Education weekend.  We welcome any safe driver, with any safe car.  At Thunderhill we'll have everyone from first-timers to more experienced track-day fanatics. This is the first time we've held the event in June so the weather should be[...]...More»



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--by Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 rep

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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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