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Watch the GT3 RS on the Nürburgring!
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There’s some amazing footage on the PCA website of the newest GT3 RS kicking tail on the Nürburgring. Check out the skills and handling of the Porsche pirates as they broke the record set by the 887-horsepower 918 Spyder hypercar five years ago . The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, with just 520 horsepower, set the record with 6:56.4. The 918’s former production car lap record was set less than five years ago. It’s fun to watch the techniques that Porsche factory driver Kévin Estre exhibited on the run. Sometimes watching these videos are tremendous tutorials. Check it out here:
Watch the 917 Come to Life on Canvas!
The 917 KH Gulf, motor racing legend and star of the film “Le Mans” with Steve McQueen, has experienced a revival. The powerful 1970s icon in the Porsche vehicle warehouse has been immortalized on canvas with the help of oil paint and YouTuber Roman Miah. Check it out here.
How do you say it? POR SHUH!
Believe it or not, there are people all over the world wondering: How do I pronounce “Porsche” correctly? The pronunciation of “Porsche” isn’t too difficult. But then there’s the story of the guy who wanted his porch painted, hired a kid to do it and found his car repainted! So, a video directly from the source was created to enlighten the masses. It’s not that hard folks; there are two syllables – Por and Shuh. But people – and especially the media – still don’t know how to do it. So “Por Shuh” produced a video for them. Turn the sound on and take a look:
Porsche Begins 2018 with 1stQtr Growth
It’s been a successful start to the year for Porsche: In the first quarter of 2018, Porsche AG delivered around 63,500 vehicles worldwide, equivalent to an increase of six per cent compared with the previous year. China was once again the largest individual market for Porsche. With more than 18,600 vehicles delivered, the Chinese market exceeded last year’s result by three per cent. In Europe, more than 20,600 vehicles were handed over to customers, which corresponds to an increase of 8 per cent. There has also been growth in Germany: With more than 7,700 vehicles delivered, Porsche recorded an increase of 8 per cent in its home market.
Once again, the most successful model has been the Macan: More than 23,000 of these sporty SUVs have been delivered worldwide. The fascination with the 911 still lives on. At the beginning of the year, Porsche delivered more than 9,600 vehicles to customers, which represents an increase of 35 per cent.
Tech Sessions to Resume
The good news is that we continue to grow with support from all you members who continue to assist and advise the board on the direction and needs of the club. For instance, we’re reviewing the recent poll and take action on a number of recommendations. One such is the resumption of tech sessions. We’re discussing these with our principal sponsor, Carlsen Porsche, to create a couple sessions this year. We will let you know dates and topics soon.
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
Carlsen Porsche Dealership, 3636 Haven Avenue, Redwood City, CA
Entry Fee: Judging: $40.00 per car /No Displays this year due to lack of room
Car Placement from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Judging begins at 10:00 a.m. Awards will be presented at 2:00 p.m.
A catered buffet lunch for all participants and guests will be hosted by Carlsen Porsche
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.
New Members in April
Please welcome them aboard when you see them
2013 BoxsterS Basalt Black Metallic
2011 911 CarreraS Cabriolet Basalt Black Metallic
2014 Boxster Silver
2014 Cayenne Black
2014 911 Turbo Dark Blue Metallic
Jung Wook Cho
2016 Cayman White
1996 911 Carrera Cabriolet Guards Red
1986 944 White
1967 911S White
2013 911 Carrera Silver
2018 911 CarreraS
2015 911 CarreraS Jet Black Metallic
2003 911 Turbo
Patricio Lankenau Ahumada
2007 911 CarreraS Cabriolet Black
2013 911 CarreraS Aqua Blue Metallic
1993 968 Black
2011 Cayman Black
2004 BoxsterS Steel Grey
2007 Boxster Silver
2014 911 CarreraS White
1993 911 Carrera4
2015 911 Carrera4S
2007 Cayman Atlas Grey
2018 718 Boxster Blue
2008 BoxsterS White
2007 CaymanS Black
2004 911 Turbo Cabriolet Silver
2016 911 Carrera GTS GT Silver
2011 911 CarreraS Cabriolet Basalt Black Metallic
2015 CayenneS E-Hybrid Blue
2013 BoxsterS Racing Yellow
2008 Cayman S Silver
2011 Cayman Brown
Congrats to our May 2018 Anniversary Members!
In 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.
45 Years (1973)
1959 356 Black
35 Years (1983)
30 Years (1988)
1980 911 SC
25 Years (1993)
2001 Boxster Seal
1993 911 CarreraRS 3.8 Blue
20 Years (1998)
1997 911 Carrera
1981 911 SC
15 Years (2003)
1984 911 Carrera TargaChiffon
2015 911Carrera4SCabrioletMetallic Black
2000 911 Carrera4 Cabriolet
10 Years (2008)
2011 911 TurboS Grey
5 Years (2013)
2006 911 CarreraGT Silver Metallic
2015 911 GT3 Sapphire Blue
1988 944S Red
2012 CaymanR Green
1980 911SC Red
2011 CayenneS Silver
2008 CaymanS Midnight Blue
2008 911GT2 Black
2011 911 CarreraS Aqua Blue
1986 944 Turbo White
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 FORGOT TO PICK IT UP AT THE EVENT AND STILL WANT THEM EMAIL ME AND 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 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.
Remember to check the calendar for upcoming events. See you at the AX, Track, Fun Run or next social function, e.g., Boxster Brunch?