August 2017 Membership
Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret.
GGR Regional Summary
Carlsen AX School Jams!
Long-time autocross series sponsor, Carlsen Porsche picked up sponsorship of the annual autocross school this year. Yesterday, the 50 beginning drivers enrolled were recipients of some amazing driving experiences, with the opportunity to see exactly what a Porsche can do under the “controlled chaos” of autocrossing. The display of Porsche autos was amazing and ranged from early air-cooled to turbo to Macan, to Cayenne, to a lone Panamera – which performed flawlessly. GGR’s recent 1-2-3 podium win at the Men’s AX at the Spokane Porsche Parade is testament to the pride and commitment being made to teach new Bay Area Porsche owners the basics of great fun!
The Werks Reunion is just around the corner!
I know you all are super volunteers, so here’s another chance to excel. Looks like more folks are needed to help out wrangling the Porsches and their owners. If you are attending Werks Reunion, they can use a few more volunteers throughout Friday, 18 August. Early in the day, they will need help to direct Porsches and handing out goodie bags to more than 500 cars. They could also use help at the end of the day with tear down and clean up. PCA Corral Tent, at Turn 5 Laguna Seca, will be open Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm. They can use help directing cars and checking Porsche owners in at the Hospitality tent. You must have race tickets to enter the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion.
If you have some time to help, please let them know by contacting:
Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 Rep – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelli Stewart, Werks Volunteer Chair – email@example.com
From the PCA Website: The popular Porsche show Werks Reunion will be held on August 18, 2017 at a new location, the Corral de Tierra Country Club near Laguna Seca Raceway, during Monterey Car Week. Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to join us at the fourth Werks Reunion in Monterey. Membership in PCA is not required to participate in this celebration of Porsche automotive engineering. Expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories.
August 18, 2017 — Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas, CA
|7:00 AM||Registration opens|
|7:00 – 9:00 AM||Cars placed on field and in parking corral|
|7:00 – 10:00 AM||Breakfast and coffee carts available|
|9:30 – 12:00 PM||Judging|
|10:00 – 4:00 PM||Cash bar stocked with a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits.|
|11:00 – 1:00 PM||Lunch available from onsite vendors|
|2:00 – 3:00 PM||Awards Ceremony|
|ALL DAY||View cars, socialize, have fun!|
Registration is now open!
Spectators are welcome to attend Werks Reunion Monterey free of charge. No registration is needed.
Porsche owners interested in displaying their vehicles must register. in one of two categories:
- Porsche Corral Display your cherished Porsche proudly alongside others in its model type. Corral participants are not considered in judged competition; however, those who meet the requirements are eligible to win grand prizes provided by Michelin.
- Porsche Judged Field Compete against other owners to take home one of more than 20 available titles.
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 of our “leave behind” card for all members to reprint and distribute (see below). If you don’t like leaving them in windshields, then feel free to hand them to Porsche drivers whenever you can.
And if you have friends who might be interested, the PCA website now has a “Refer a Friend” feature that is 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 (https://www.pca.org/membership-benefits). Whatever message is in the box will be sent to each friend you listed.
5. Click Submit.
New PCA Program- “QUEST”
New Members in July
Please welcome them aboard when you see them
1986 911 Carrera Black
1967 911 White
2017 911 Carrera4S Black
2009 911 Carrera
2014 911 Carrera Cabriolet White
2017 911 CarreraS Cabriolet Ice Blue Metallic
1971 911T Targa Signal Orange
2010 911 CarreraS Cabriolet White
2016 911GT3 RS Lava Orange
2003 911 Carrera4S Seal Gray
1989 911 Turbo Hunter Green Metallic
2017 911 Turbo Cabriolet
1981 911SC Red
2013 911 Carrera White
2011 PanameraS Black
2014 911 CarreraS
2013 911 CarreraS Blue
2006 CaymanS Carmon Red Metallic
2016 911 Carrera GTS Silver
2014 CaymanS GT Silver Metallic
2017 CaymanS Black
2000 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Choon Hong Yap
Congratulations to our August 2017 Anniversary Members!
Good news is that 107 members renewed their GGR/PCA affiliations in the past 30 days. Way to go! We love that kind of commitment. We now have +3,200 GGR member/volunteers who have made us one of the largest and most recognized regions in the PCA world. 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 July.
50 Years (1967) Way to go Gary Evans and J. Greene !!!
1989 911 Carrera
35 Years (1982)
15 Years (2002)
2001 Boxster S
1991 928 GT
2015 911 Carrera4S Rhodium Silver
2002 911 Carrera Black
1995 911 Carrera Cabriolet Iris Blue
10 Years (2007)
2006 CaymanS Arctic Silver
1984 911 Carrera Black
2007 911 GT3 Arctic Silver
2016 CaymanGTS Agate Grey
5 Years (2012)
1986 911 Carrera Red
2010 Boxster Red
2012 911 CarreraS Gray
1982 911SC Brown
2004 911 Carrera Silver
2012 911 CarreraS Gray
2009 911 Carrera Gray
1996 911 Carrera Black
2012 911 Carrera
1964 356 Red
1998 Boxster White
Our placard (right) has been sent by email to all of you so you can reprint and get them out there.. They are also 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!
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 0ther members!
Logo-wear – New Stuff!
I’ve added new stuff to the GGR- PCA online Webstore including a couple of men and women’s hoodies, sweatshirts. The site features a whole line of wearable GGR plunder. It’s located at www.pcawebstore.com; look for us in the regional section, create an account, and get shopping.
Remember to check the calendar for upcoming events. See you at the AX, Track, Fun Run or next social function, e.g., Boxster Brunch?