March 2020 Membership Report
Big Numbers, Big Videos!
Captain Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.
2440 Primary Members
6 Life-time Members
Starting a New Year with Big Numbers!
Since it’s a new year, I thought I’d begin by ensuring all our January and February new members be identified. Welcome aboard to a really large group with 59 new Members! Note that we have now exceeded the 3600 threshold. To put this into perspective, in January 2012, we numbered only 2434 members!
Anniversary Certificates – Get ‘em!
Did you know that PCA automatically sends out member anniversary certificates for 25 years+ for all our members? That’s right, they send them out quarterly. In 2020, the anniversary dates are from Jan-April, and the materials will be sent in February.
Here’s what you get:
- 25 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Pin
- 30 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate
- 35 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate
- 40 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Name Badge
- 45 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Name Badge
- 50 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Pin and Name Badge
- 55 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Pin and Name Badge
- 60 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Pin and Name Badge
But what about the rest of us you might ask? We mere humans who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, and 20? Well, we too get something and may request certificates and a nice logo cling decal! Five- to 20-year anniversary materials are available upon request!
Members who request anniversary materials at www.pca.org/anniversary , will receive a letter, certificate and decal commemorating their anniversary.
This anniversary link calculates the member’s anniversary so they can send them the correct materials based upon their account information. PCA recognizes membership anniversaries in five-year increments.
If you have not received your membership anniversary materials for a previous anniversary, please send an email to email@example.com with your membership number and full name.
New 4-Door Videos
Hey four-door-ers, here’s some news and videos from PCA.
Going Banzai in a Taycan!
In an article by Damon Lowney, The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah finally released his review of the Taycan Turbo S (link is external), and it provides some real excitement behind the wheel of the EV.
In Farah’s words, the Turbo S is blisteringly fast — or “banzai” fast, as he exclaimed several times throughout the video. After starting the segment with a 750-horsepower launch-control start, he proceeds to slither almost silently through a winding mountain road in Los Angeles County. One interesting bit he mentions is how the lack of an engine note makes it tougher to gauge corner entry speed, which requires more focus from him. Watch the video above to get his full opinion (after a one-minute coffee-maker ad and a few in between – but it’s worth It to watch this baby g).
How not to get stuck in the snow — Drive a Porsche Cayenne
The first-generation Porsche Cayenne is known for being a capable machine on the road, yet few owners take them off road in spite of being well-equipped to do just that. Todd Deeken of the EveryDay Driver on YouTube channel recently showed how he didn’t get stuck in a snowbank on a dicey, snow-covered road in Park City, Utah, during a snow storm in his wife’s base 2010 Cayenne.
Watch Deeken’s full review above for his full thoughts as well as to find out about the few things that have gone wrong. There’s also other great news on 4-dooring!
A Big Salute and Congrats to the January/February
2020 Anniversary Members!
Discarding old, used, and tired items today is too easy. Luckily there are Porsche owners and we keep our cars pristine, refurbish them when necessary, and value our relationships. 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 January and February 2020.
35 Years – 1985
Tom Amon 1979 911 SC
30 Years – 1990
|Mitchell||Anthony||1978||911 SC||Grand Prix|
20 Years – 2000
|Thomas||Jacob||2004||911 Targa||Slate Gray|
15 Years- 2005
|John||Foster||1982||911 SC||Metallic Blue|
|Ken||Schroeder||2005||911 Carrera||Seal Grey|
|Ernest||Selander||1987||911 Carrera||Slate Blue|
|Michael||Sherman||2017||Macan S||Volcano Grey Metallic|
10 Years – 2010
|Karra||Canum||2010||911 Targa 4S||White|
|Roger||Wise||2002||911 Carrera 4||Blue|
Five Years – 2014
|Alan||Amerian||2006||911 Carrera S||grey|
|Vernon||Eachus||2014||Cayman S||Dark Blue Metallic|
|Darrell||Hulford||2012||911 Carrera GTS||Platinum Silver|
|Nicolas||Maquaire||2015||911 Carrera S Cabriolet||Dark Blue|
|Alex||Moreno||2009||911 Carrera S Cabriolet||Atlas Grey|
|Marco||Murgia||1990||911 Carrera 2 Targa||Black|
|Alan||Resnik||1987||911 Carrera Cabriolet|
|Ramon||Santos||2015||911 Carrera GTS||Black|
|John||Schirm||2015||911 Carrera GTS||Carmine Red|
|Stephen||Stein||2004||911 Turbo Cabriolet|
|Bill||York||2012||911 Carrera S||Gray/Black|
Happy New Year Welcome Aboard to our New Members in January and February 2020!
|Mark||Benton||2010||911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet||Meteor Metallic Gray|
|Sam||Chandler||1974||911 Carrera (US)||Guards Red|
|Hau Man||Chow||2016||Cayman GT4|
|Dave||Dash||2017||911 Carrera||Graphite Blue Metallic|
|Jake||de Gelder||2011||Cayenne Turbo||Black|
|Rick||DuPont||2017||911 Targa 4S||Etna blue|
|Kevin||Epsworth||2017||911 Carrera S||Agate Gray|
|frederick||felman||2007||911 Targa 4S||Guards Red|
|Maria||Fong-Pedro||2009||911 Carrera 4S||Grey|
|Maycon||Goncalves||2006||911 Carrera S||ATLAS GREY|
|Fengmin||Gong||2019||911 Turbo S Exclusive Series||Gold|
|Charles||Gordon||2020||911 Carrera S||White|
|John Paul||Jose||2012||911 Carrera GTS||Meteor Grey|
|Mahesh||Kerudi||2010||911 Carrera S|
|Siddharth||Kumaran||2013||911 Carrera 4S||Platinum Silver Metallic|
|Yaguang||Li||2006||911 Carrera S Cabriolet||Silver|
|John||Mattson||2020||911 Carrera 4S||Metallic Black|
|Edouard||Munck||1995||911 Carrera Cabriolet||Silver|
|andrew||nelson||2019||911 Carrera GTS||Black|
|Aaron||Nichols||2007||911 Carrera 4S||Black|
|Michael||Penner||1996||911 Carrera 4S||Polar Silver|
|Oscar||Perez Albet||1974||914 2.0||Bahia Red|
|Sid||Ramesh||2015||911 Carrera GTS|
|Sam||Rehman||1989||911 Carrera||metallic black|
|Robert||Rudden II||2013||911 Carrera S||White|
|Rod||Simonds||2020||911 Carrera S|
|Phillip||Stewart||2006||911 Carrera S||Atlas Grey|
|Raza||Uddin||2016||911 Carrera GTS||Carrara White Metallic|
|Oscar||Walden||2017||911 Carrera S|
|Markus||Weissland||2009||911 Turbo Cabriolet||White|
|Michael||Wilkins||2016||911 Carrera 4S|
|Miles||Yamamoto||2014||911 Carrera 4S||Agate Grey Metallic|
OK, you’re into PCA and GGR and that means you’re off on a fun run or AX or at the track…gone from the family for a day, weekend or more, and they’re starting to grumble. Well there’s a way to include them as well. Have you heard about the PCA Juniors? It’s FREE! Participants must be registered by an active PCA member, and there is no cost to join!
The PCA Juniors program is for Porsche enthusiasts under the age of 18 and has been created so kids can enjoy PCA events, learn about Porsches and build the enthusiasm that runs through all of the Porsche Club of America. It’s easy to get on board. Once registered by an active PCA member they’ll receive a welcome package that includes an age-appropriate gift and PCA Juniors ID badge. PCA will be developing the program and adding features over time.
I’ve restocked the cupboard with all new reprints of our placard that feature our new numbers (3500+) 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 an event, let me know…If I have it, I’ll send it to you! Contact me at:
Help! 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 www.pca-ggr.org/membership/badges and email back to Spotlight Impressions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to wear your badge to all functions to help interact with other members!
As usual, if you have any questions regarding Membership or problems with your membership, let me know and I can help. That’s all for now. Enjoy the New Year!
Cheers, Capt. Mike