The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America

February 2019, Volume 59, Issue 2


Hope you were at the Awards Gala at the San Francisco Legion of Honor! It was not to be missed! I'm still catching up on sleep and wondering just where they got those delicious crab appetizers!
Here's a little recap if you missed it.

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

Vibrant and Inspired Awards Gala Packs a Porsche Punch

To the grand orchestral score of Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," the 58thAnnual Golden Gate Region Awards Gala kicked off the New Year with a curated collection of luxury and sports Porsches on parade (including a '73 911 Carrera RS) in a "Circle of Light" spectacular with sound and[...]...More»

More photos by GGR Photographer Rich Tsai are here
President's Message
--by Brad Kellett, President    
Electric Dreams and Other Miscellany     

I wanted to kick things off this month with a few quick updates as the year gets into full swing for GGR, as well as a few thoughts on electricity. First: events. Despite it not even being the end of January, we're already four events deep into our 2019 calendar.[...]...More»

Membership Report
--by Capt. Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.
Membership Director  
Digital Porsche Apps            

Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret.Membership Director GGR Regional Summary Total Members, 3451 Primary Members, 2346Affiliate Members, 1101 Life Members, 6 [/table] "Porsche Road Trip": a new digital tour guide is launched  Even more driving pleasure: Porsche Road Trip supports car enthusiasts in planning, organising and navigating extraordinary trips.[...]...More»


Autocross News

--by Ed Hunter, AX Director

Sign Up Now for Carlsen Porsche AX#1 Season Opener

Only 6 weeks remain until the 2019 Carlsen Autocross 2019 Series opener at Alameda Point on 3/17. I just created the MSR event for Autocross #1 and you can sign-up now, today if you like.  If you've never tried Autocross, now is the perfect time to give it a go.[...]...More»



Track News

--by Jim McClelland, Track Chair

Learning Curves

Learning Curves In last May's write up, we reviewed the opportunities to learn and/or increase our proficiency at more courses than we had typically done in the past several years, simply by driving oft-visited tracks in the opposite direction from which we usually have run.  There is always a "learning curve"[...]...More»



Registration is OPEN for DE#1 at Thunderhill February 16-17...


...and we're running a configuration you've likely never driven--making it a brand new track! Click here for more information or to register.  

Motoring News

--by Robert Habibi, Motoring Directort  


Motoring Event 


On a cool and crisp Sunday morning in January, nothing warms the heart like the roaring sound of 40+ Porsches of all models venturing on a 3-hour energetic run through Santa Cruz Mountains, PCH and everything in between. This event was capped off by having a catered artisanal boxed lunch[...]...More»

Board Minutes

January 17, 2019 

--by Brian Emmett, Secretary 


Board Meeting Minutes January 17, 2019 Present: John Celona,  Brian Emmett, Brad Kellett, Robert Habibi, Ed Hunter, Jim McClelland, Marianne Merritt, Michael Sherman Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:36 pm. Call for agenda changes: Rule change approval for D Call for calendar changes: The first[...]...More»



Social News

--by Serena Cheng, Social Director 


Socials and Mixers!  


Thanks to all who joined for our inaugural New Year's Social last Thursday!! It was an amazing turnout and everyone enjoyed food, drinks, and mingling on Paul Martin's private patio. We had lots of new members mixing with long-time members of the club as well as spouses and friends who[...]...More»

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In the Zone

--by Colin Fat, Zone 7 rep

February, 2019

By: Collin Fat, Zone 7 Representative Sacramento Valley Region 916.955.7966 The year has started off with the completion of new elections at all of the 10 regions which comprise Zone 7 with new presidents being elected at Redwood, Monterey Bay, Loma Prieta, Sierra Nevada, and Diablo regions. Leading Redwood[...]...More»



After all the hoopla of the Awards Gala, I really need a nap! And one of the most comfy places to nap is on a hand-embroidered silk pillow. Here is one of my favorites with, naturally, a crushed velvet pillow to lean against!

Have your human feed and love you, then take their Porsche out for a drive!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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