Porsche Redwood City Grand Opening

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Porsche Redwood City Grand Opening

Saturday, March 30th marked the Grand Re-opening of longtime GGR Platinum Sponsor and club supporter Carlsen Porsche as Porsche Redwood City. Owner Charlie Burton and Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer were on hand to kick off the festivities along with a Bavarian band, sumptuous food featuring dim sum and Bavarian fare, and bottomless wine and beer.

The new front door

GGR members were lucky enough to have first crack at this invitation-only, RSVP-required event and were treated to a special thank-you gift of a model 911. Display cars abounded, including the newest of Stuttgart’s offerings and vintage models going all the way back to the 356 and a 904 Carrera GTS. A special mint-condition 914 celebrated 50 years since the model’s introduction.

904 Carrera GTS

Below are just a few photos from this once-in-a-lifetime event. Thanks to owner Charlie Burton and general manager Todd Parkinson for inviting us to this knockout evening!

A Bavarian Band greeted your Nugget Editor on arrival
Dumplings, noodles & roast pork!
Wine for a crowd
VP & Editor John Celona with past-president Claude Leglise and retired Carlsen general manager Rich Pasquale
Bill Pickering, past-president Andrew Forrest and John Celona
Meatballs made their way around
Porsche Cars North America CEO presents owner Charlie Burton and general manager Todd Parkinson with a certificate recognizing Porsche Redwood City as one of the leading customer relationship builders in North America
One of the many cars on display
John with past autocross chair Andrew Blyholder and social chair Mark Powell
Potatoes, bratwurst and…
John with Charlie, retired GGR liaison Michael Hobgood and Klaus
A private screening of Steve McQueen’s classic Porsche race movie “Le Mans” took us into the evening.

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