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Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret.
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Mission E Becomes “Taycan“
Huh? What now? What in the dickens is a Taycan? Well, we’re all aware that Porsche has been moving ahead with its plans towards an all-electric performance car to inhabit one side of its stable.
But you have to have a cool name (like Volt or Tesla or EPace) and let’s face it, “Mission E” sounds like something from California’s Spanish history. So Porsche has been given their first electricar an official name: The “Mission E”, which was a concept study, will now be known as the Taycan.
According to Porsche, “the name can be roughly translated in Eurasian dialect as “lively young horse”, referencing the imagery on the Porsche crest, which has featured a leaping horse since 1952. The oriental name also signifies the launch of the “first electric sports car with the soul of a Porsche.” Porsche announced the name for its first purely electric series as part of the “70 years of sports cars” ceremony.
The series production of the first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year.
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Here’s the scoop:
Porsche plans to invest more than six billion euro in electromobility by 2022
A pair of permanent magnet synchronous motors, front and rear, totalling ‘more than’ 600bhp
0-62mph in ‘less than 3.5 seconds
Computer ‘blended’ braking
Charging in 15 minutes from flat to 80 per cent
310 mile range
Porsche taking the lead on developing a “super fast charger” for the whole VW line
500 nation-wide super chargers
Here it comes in 2019!
A New Porsche 911 Speedster ?
Porsche is celebrating 70 years of open air driving with a new 911 Speedster Concept: a road-ready study of an open-top and particularly exciting sports car. They tell us a decision to go to production will be made in the next few months. Want to bet this one won’t get made?
The anniversary model fit a link between the very first Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, which received its operating permit on June 8, 1948, and the Porsche cars of today. The 911 Speedster concept is derived from the current GT models. It was developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre, which is the birth place of the 911 GT2 RS and, most recently, the GT3 RS. The 911 Speedster Concept celebrated its world premiere as part of the official ‘70 years Porsche.
The characteristics of the 911 Speedster Concept include the shorter window frame with a more inclined windscreen and correspondingly shortened side windows. These features give the sports car study an even stockier profile with a very low fly line, which is reminiscent of its predecessors such as the Porsche 356 1500 Speedster. A special rear cover made of carbon fibre connects behind the front seats, covering a roll-over protection structure and featuring a ‘double bubble’, a traditional element of this sports car design since the 911 Speedster from 1988. Two contrasting black slats between the ‘humps’ add an aerodynamic touch, and a transparent Plexiglas wind deflector features an engraved ‘70 years of Porsche’ logo.
Carlsen Porsche Concours On Track for October
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.
Presented by Golden Gate Region, Porsche Club of America. This event is part of the 2018 Zone 7 Competition Series
New Members in June 2018
Please welcome them aboard when you see them
2001 Boxster S Lapis Blue
2015 911 Carrera GTS White
2007 911 CarreraS Black
1979 911SC Targa
Juan De Leon
1999Boxster Metallic Black
2006 CayenneS Dark Blue
2018 718 Cayman GTS Blue
2018 718 Boxster GTS Graphite Metallic Blue
2014 Cayman Dark Blue Metallic
2015 911 Turbo S
Matthew Knoll 2007 911 Targa4 White
2018 911 Carrera S Carrera White
2012 911 Carrera S
Songling Liu 2018 718 Cayman
2018 911 GT3 Carmine Red
2017 911 Carrera 4S
2017 Cayman S Black
2016 911 Targa 4S White
2018 911 Carrera S Night Blue Metallic
1987 911 Carrera Targa Guards Red
1998 911 Carrera 4S Arctic Silver
2016 Cayman GT4 White
2014 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
2004 911 Carrera 4S Arctic Silver
2017 718 Boxster Rhodium Silver
2007 Cayman S
2016 Macan Turbo
1987 911 Carrera Blue
Congrats to our July 2018 Anniversary Members!
In a world where discarding old, used, and tired items is too easy, there are Porsche owners! We keep our cars, refurbish 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 July.
35 Years (1983)
2006 911 Carrera SArtic Silver
30 Years (1988)
2007 911 GT3
2013 911 Carrera White
2003 911 Carrera Blue
25 Years (1993)
2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Chalk
20 Years (1998)
2007 911 GT3
2013 911 Carrera White
2003 911 Carrera Blue
15 Years (2003)
1993 911 Carrera 2 Black
2008 911 Carrera S White
10 Years (2008)
2002 911 Carrera 4S Arctic Silver
5 Years (2013)
1988 911 Carrera Silver
1992 911 Carrera 2 Black
2008 911 Carrera Silver
2014 CaymanS Blue
1999 911 Carrera Silver
2014 Cayman S Brown
1982 911SC Red
2008 Cayman S Black
1974 914 1.8 Silver
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 (https://www.pca.org/membership-benefits). Whatever message is in the box will be sent to each friend you listed.
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
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 0ther members!
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 www.pcawebstore.com; 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 the Summer!