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Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret.
Membership Director

GGR Regional Summary

Total Members 3383

Primary Members

Affiliate Members 1083

Life Members


Members who renewed

New/Transferred Members last 30 days 120

Spring PCA Raffle is ON!


Yes, you too can win a Porsche…people really do!  Here comes the PCA Spring 2018 Member Only Raffle, and theyre giving away a Porsche 718 GTS — Boxster or Cayman — plus $25,000 cash as the grand prize. After the initial 8,500 entries, another grand prize will be added for every additional 4,000 entries sold.

The 718 GTS is the latest addition to Porsche’s mid-engined sports car lineup and a step up in performance and standard equipment compared to the 718 S. GTS models are equipped with a 2.5-liter flat four making 365 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system lowers it 10 millimeters, and styling enhancements identify it from it brethren. Click here to read more about the 718 GTS.

Only PCA members may purchase tickets. All entries received by June 1, 2018 will be accepted.

Click here to download the rules and raffle mailer (mail-in entries only for residents of Washington state)(link is external)

Porsche Parade Heads to the Ozarks!


Porsche Parade, PCA’s annual weeklong event, takes place in a new location each year. For 2018, they’re heading to the midwest — the summer resort town of Osage Beach on the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to traditional Parade activities such as concours, autocross, time-speed-distance and gimmick rallies, the location provides family friendly fun with watersports, boating, golf, an indoor waterpark, and more.

2018 Parade Competition Rules (PCR)(link is external)

Visit the Porsche Parade website and see the video…it explains it all:

It’s all about the Mission E This Year!

Things are electric around Porsche this year, now that they’ve unveiled their latest…the Mission E!  Now that Porsche has decided to move forward  next year with an electric car based on its Mission E concept as seen at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, the whole buzz is what’s next?  Car mags are even speculating that there may be an all electric 911 in the future…I’m not sure about that! With a 300 mile range and plans for almost 500 nation-wide chargers available, it looks like Porsche is well on the path to more hybrids and all electrics.  

Maroon 5 and the Mission E 

Rock star Adam Levine has owned a 1958 356A Speedster for ten years, and at the Experience Centre L.A. he had the opportunity to swap the wheel of his historic Porsche for that of the Mission E concept study. Watch the film to see how the sports car of the future measured up when the Maroon 5 frontman took a seat in the cockpit: 


Carlsen Porsche Concours Slated for October


Great news is that we’re gearing up for this year’s annual concours! As some might recall, we were unable to hold the 2017 Carlsen/GGR Concours and barbecue due to construction at the dealership…they’ve really undergone an extensive renovation. But we are back on, so pencil in Sunday, October 7, 2018…perhaps a bit of Oktoberfest in Redwood City? Look for the flyer announcing it officially, but here’s the skinny for now:

Presented by Golden Gate Region, Porsche Club of America.  This event is part of the 2018 Zone 7 Competition Series

 New Members in May

Please welcome them aboard when you see them

Name Car
Yugandhar Asmath 2001 BoxsterS Lapis Blue
Ryan Cargo 1983 944 Red
Jakub Cech 2018 Macan Black
Wallace Chane 1979 911 SC Targa    
Tony Hoang 1995 911 Carrera Adventurine Green
Paul Kane 2014 Cayman Dark Blue Metallic
Barry Kusumo 2018 911 CarreraS Carrara White
Bill Leung 2000 Boxster Blue
John Lin 2013 PanameraGTS
Songling Liu 2018 718 Cayman         
David Mattson 2017 911 Carrera4S  
Alex McGraw 2016 CayenneS E-Hybrid Midnight Blue
Yuskei Murayama 2015 Cayman GTS Black
Shawn Myers 2012 Cayman 
John Orchard 1998 911 CarreraS Black
Remi Palandri 2017 CaymanS Black
Sam Rosa 1998 911 Carrera4S Arctic Silver
Dan Rosenstein 2004 Boxster Black
Shrey Sharma 2015 MacanS Black
Darren Stratemeier 2017 718 Boxster Rhodium Silver
Edward Su 2010 911 GT3     
Willy Wang 2007 911 Turbo White
Bob Wood 2015 MacanS Blue
William Yeh 2017 Cayenne Meteor Grey Metallic
Robert Zimmerman 1987 911 Carrera Blue

Congrats to our June 2018 Anniversary Members!

ImageIn a galaxy far, far away, erudite automobile fans decided…let’s buy an incredible car…one that will run forever…one that we can flout to British automobile owners as better, by far!  We are proud to have you as members and thank you for your commitment to GGR.  Here are the members who will celebrate their anniversaries in May.

Special recognition to:

Frank Nocera (60 year anniversary)

 Terry Zaccone (50 year anniversary)

60 Years (1958)

Frank Nocera 1973 911E

50 Years (1968)

Terry Zaccone 1968 911L Polo Red

40 Years (1978)

Steve McCrory 1967 911      

35 Years (1983)

Danielle Maddox 1978 911SC

30 Years (1988)

Dan Lofgren 1987 911 Carrera

20 Years (1998)

Douglas Ambrisko 1987 911 Carrera      
Andrew Fulgham 1996911 Carrera        
SteveNakajima 1998 Boxster       
Don Oates 2006 CaymanS Silver

15 Years (2003)

William Harries 1987 944    
Ashish Shah 1991 911 Turbo        
Tom Sutton 1998 Boxster Black

10 Years (2008)

Bob Baron 2009 911 Carrera Black
Grady Carter 2002 BoxsterS Black
Chris Cox 2004 911GT3 Black
Pilar Miranda 2004 911GT3 Black
Mark Pitchford 2006 911 CarreraS Silver
Lamar Potts 2008 CaymanS Arctic Silver
Marilee Rhodes 2002 911 Carrera4S Silver
Gary Silveira 2004 Cayenne Gray
Andy Tzelepis 1980 924 Alpine White
Tosh Yumae 1997 911 Carrera Black

5 Years (2013)

Craig Boyle 1987 944 Turbo
Michael Cianci 2002 911 Carrera4 Blue
Todd Curtiss 2011 911 Turbo Cabriolet Basalt Black Metallic
John Eaton 2012 911 Carrera Blue
Brian Emmett 1987 911 Carrera Silver
Kristopher Foster 2009 Cayman Gray
Robert Fraley 2002 911 Carrera Black
James Glidden 1997 911 Carrera White
Kevin Grundmann 1973 911T Targa Silver
William Meffert 2006 911 Carrera Silver
Kevin Moore 2010 911 Carrera4S Black
Llewellyn Powers 2011 911 CarreraS Aqua Blue
Rosangela Simpson 2010 Boxster Blue

Refer a Friend

 If you have friends who might be interested in Porsche, go to the PCA website and the “Refer a Friend” feature. It’s an excellent way to invite and introduce prospective members to the Porsche Club of America.  It is an easy and quick way to follow up after making a personal contact.  See the steps below.  The great thing about this feature is that ANY member can use it.  So, give it a try.

1. Log in to your account.
2. From the Menu Bar, click Membership, Refer a Friend.
3. Under “Refer Friends” enter the email addresses of friends you would like to refer.  Separate each email address by a comma.
4. Under “Message” an automatic message will appear.  Feel free to make changes.  In fact, I would encourage you to personalize your message and direct them not only to the PCA website, but the Membership Benefits page as well (  Whatever message is in the box will be sent to each friend you listed.

GGR Placards


I’ve restocked the cupboard with all new reprints of our placard that feature our new numbers (3200+) and I know you’ll want to hand these out! These are available at every GGR function and we’d like you to pick some up and feel free to use them whenever you see an unaffiliated Porsche sitting idle. I stick them on windshields of Porsches or hand them to drivers if they don’t have our logo in the window.  No one is safe from the devious membership director! Porsche owners in Half Moon Bay now run when they see me coming!  If you want, I’ll even mail some to you so you can hand them out…let me know and I’ll get them to you! 





 Badges – I still got em! C’mon…I’ll SEND THEM!


If you failed to pick up your badge at some even, let me know…I’ll send it to you….! C0ntact me at: HMBSHERM@COMCAST.NET

I still have a HUUUGE back-log of badges created from event “no shows.”  Please make sure to ask for yours at the next event you attend, we’ll have them set out. Member badges are provided free to all those new members/affiliates who RSVP and attend social and/or driving events for the first time. Otherwise, member badges are available for a small fee through Spotlight Impressions in San Mateo. The badges feature the GGR logo, your name and a convenient magnetic clasp. The cost is $12.00 for the badge plus shipping. So, it behooves you to get them from us during an event. Otherwise, to order your badges fill out the form on our website at and email back to Spotlight Impressions at  Make sure to wear your badge to all functions to help interact with 0ther members!

Logo Wear!

We’ve got a great selection at the GGR- PCA online Webstore with both men and women’s hoodies, sweatshirts, etc.  The site features a whole line of wearable GGR plunder. It’s located at; look for us in the regional section, create an account, and get shopping.  If you have a recommendation for some other item, let us know.

At the reggiano parmigiana cheese factory in Parma, Italy! 

Remember to check the calendar for upcoming events.  See you at the AX,  Track, Fun Run or next social function, e.g., Boxster Brunch?

Enjoy June – from your friendly cheese nut – Capt. Mike


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