The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
October 2017, Volume 57, Issue 8


This has been such a beautifully WARM summer! I've enjoyed many afternoons and evenings lounging poolside. Of course, I NEVER go into the water!

I must confess, though, I can't resist going on the diving board. Just another kind of "cat walk!"

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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

Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret. Membership Director GGR Regional Summary Photo by Univision Interactive Media - Porsche West Broward (FL) was able to pack its complete inventory of 0ver 300 Porsches in its showroom to get them out of Irma's way.  I wonder who had to  unwind all[...]...More»



Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

Autocross Reports for Events #5, #6 & #7 

Autocross #5 Report Following the autocross school on Saturday, GGR-Carlsen Porsche Autocross Series event #5 kicked off on Sunday, July 30th at our usual Alameda Point runway location. 108 drivers took times, with 9 runs for all. The course was taken from the autocross school, with modifications to adapt it[...]...More»

Motoring / Social News
Michael Griffin
VP / Motoring

Bern Beecham
Social Director

A Weekend in Santa Barbara for a Cause                   

--by Brad Kellett, Webmaster 


This past weekend GGR held it's second annual Santa Barbara overnight FunRun, enjoying three days of back roads, wine tasting, and socializing in one of the most beautiful areas in the state. This year, the event was held to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and we're pleased to say[...]...More»

Board Minutes

July 26, 2017 

--by Brian Emmett, Secretary 


Board Meeting Minutes September 13, 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 6:27 pm. Call for agenda changes: None Call for calendar changes: Due to scheduling[...]...More»

Track News

--by Heath Spencer, Track Registrar 
Drivers' Education at Sonoma Raceway on October 28-29 (in conjuction with NASA) 

Hello Drivers!

Once again, GGR has been invited to participate in a Porsche only run group as guests of NASA. This will be the final time some of us are together for a Driver's Education event in 2017. This event will be at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA.

This event offers generous track time - four 20 minute run sessions each day. The special run group is open to Porsches with experienced drivers only. It will follow NASA rules for it's HPDE 3 group which is similar to GGR's Blue group. Passing zones will be limited initially but will be expanded as the days progress. This is for experienced drivers only; in car instruction will not be available.

This is an HPDE event. It is not intended for race drivers wanting extra track time in race cars. Click on the link below to register.    
Although this special invitation to join this HPDE run group is extended to Porsche cars, this event is a NASA event. It is not a PCA or PCA GGR event It is covered by NASA's rules and insurance, not PCA's or PCA GGR's

Registration link 
News Nuggets

Thanks to Nugget Staff Rich Tsai and Erik Bonney for providing a unique perspective and coverage as Just About Everybody descended on Monterey. Please click the link below to access their outstanding images. -The Editor  


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In the Zone

--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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