Seinfeld, “Sally” and Ukraine!

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Seinfeld, “Sally” and Ukraine!

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PORSCHE AUCTIONS ‘SALLY’ FOR UKRAINE

Sally was based on a 2002 911.

Porsche is creating a new 911 inspired by the character “Sally Carrera” from the film “Cars” in collaboration with Pixar and will auction it off for charity.

The car will feature several design elements from the movie car.

“Sally” was based on a 2002 911. The new model will be roadworthy and will include several signature features from the film car such as the light blue color, an updated version of the turbo twist wheels, a pinstripe tattoo, and what appears to be headlights shaded to look like eyes.

“Sally” will be completed later this year and auctioned by RM Sotheby’s with the proceeds split between the “USA for UNHCR’s” support of children and families affected by the conflict in Ukraine and Girls Inc.

PORSCHE CELEBRATES THE USA!

The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America is a tribute to the 356 America.

Porsche has created something special for its American fans, the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America. This limited-edition model celebrates the 70th anniversary of the 1953 356 America roadster. The original was specially designed for the U.S. market at the behest of famed importer Max Hoffman, with a lightweight aluminum body, Spartan interior, and the top performance parts available, which included a 70 hp four-cylinder boxer engine. It wasn’t a huge hit at the time and only 17 were ever built. Today they’re worth upwards of $4 million as collector cars.  

The new 911 is painted Azure Blue 356, which is a heritage color based on one that was offered on the original 356. It also sports a unique set of white spoke wheels trimmed with a Guards Red ring, a satin black windshield frame, red seatbelts, and red and white stitching. The word “America” is embossed on the armrest and “America” decals above the rocker panels.

The 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America starts at $186,370, but good luck finding one. Porsche is only building 100 for the U.S. and another 15 for Canada, even if it doesn’t quite match the flag there.

The convertible features a red, white and blue color scheme.

SEINFELD WINS COUNTERFEIT CASE – CAVEAT EMPTOR

Seinfeld is a well-know n collector of classic Porsche sports cars.

One of our more famous Porsche nuts, Jerry Seinfeld, has settled a pair of lawsuits stemming from the $1.54 million sale of one of his classic Porsches in 2016. The 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster was one of 17 cars the comedian auctioned at a Gooding & Company event in Florida for a total of $22.2 million.

Seinfeld's 356 was modified to resemble another model. 

Three years after the sale in 2019, the buyer of the Porsche, a company called Fica Frio, filed a lawsuit alleging that the vehicle wasn’t an authentic factory build and had been converted to resemble the model that was advertised. Seinfeld claimed he was unaware the car wasn’t genuine when he purchased it and reportedly apologized and told the buyer he’d make things right.

Seinfeld also filed his own 3rd party complaint against the dealer who originally had sold him the vehicle in 2013 for $1.2 million, European Collectibles of Costa Mesa, Calif. Both lawsuits have now been settled, according to Reuters. Better make sure what you’re buying…buyers beware as they say!

EXCLUSIVE TAYCAN OFFER IN SF AT THE MARK HOPKINS!!

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Exclusive offer for Porsche Taycan drivers

Porsche and the landmark hotel InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco are collaborating to offer an electrifying new benefit to guests: Porsche electric vehicle chargers at the hotel to keep batteries in the green while drivers relax inside. The hotel is the latest premier travel destination to join a growing network of Porsche-designed chargers at attractions nationwide. The AC chargers are meant to top off the batteries of electric vehicles while their drivers take in a meal, stay the night or spend time on a track or golf course and are free to use.

Book now to take in the timeless beauty of San Francisco with two signature Taycan Cocktails at Top of the Mark. Enjoy the wrap-around views from the iconic Top of the Mark Sky Lounge.

Book Now 

Included in this package:

  • Room
  • Valet Parking
  • Vehicle charging
  • Two signature Taycan Cocktails at Top of the Mark

Only available to guests parking a Porsche Taycan during their overnight stay. The package is offered Tuesday through Saturday nights per Top of the Mark days of operation. Click here to book under the rate labeled: Porsche Taycan Exclusive.

2023 RENNSPORT REUNION DATES/LOCATION

Rennsport Reunion, digital poster, 2022, PCNA

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will host the world’s largest fan gathering in September 2023

The next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will be held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California, from September 28 to October 1 in 2023. This will be the seventh running of the Rennsport Reunion and marks the fourth time that the iconic California race circuit is the stage for a celebration of the motorsports heart of Porsche. Further information on themes and ticket sales will be announced in due course.

During the four-day event, fans of all ages will not only get to experience exciting racing action with vintage and contemporary Porsche race cars on track, but also be able to see many rare Porsche vehicles, enjoy new vehicle reveals, Esports, fan zones, and take part in opportunities to meet and interact with drivers as they share their exciting racing experiences. Rennsport Reunion will also offer a host of other off-track activities.

Conceived by racing great Brian Redman and Porsche Cars North America’s longstanding PR General Manager Bob Carlson in 2001, Rennsport was created to celebrate the racing heritage of Porsche. They envisioned an event at which drivers and enthusiasts could gather to celebrate racing and pay tribute to the people and cars that have helped build the Porsche legacy. Since its inaugural event at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut over 20 years ago, Rennsport has continuously grown in appeal, drawing in 80,000 fans throughout the last event in 2018.

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT PCA’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

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Porsche’s YouTube Channel contains an amazing amount of information for all Porsche owners. From videos on the latest Parade to information on what your Porsche is worth, to an explanation on how to remove and replace your windshield. It’s all there. Take a look and enjoy a plethora of Porsche materials. Just go to https://www.youtube.com/porscheclubofamerica

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Every year across Porsche Club of America, members are making a difference with many amazing, heartwarming, and thoughtful acts of kindness. PCA Members Making a Difference shares these community contributions. Continually check back as we will feature more PCA Regions making a difference. If your Region has a charitable activity or event that you would like to share, please email Members Making a Difference 

NEW MEMBERS 2022!

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Here’s who joined GGR since our last blog in mid-May. Thanks to all of them for seeing that there’s no place like Porsche! Welcome them aboard when you see them in your neighborhood.

Cameron Shafer, 2022 911 Turbo S Woodside

Blair Bautista, 2021 Macan S. SF

Abel Munoz, 2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet SJ

Andrei Savastru, 2007 911 Carrera S Mt. View

Chris Attebery, 2011 Cayman Gilroy

William Chan, 2022 Taycan SJ

Christopher Dearagon, 2016 Cayman GT4 Woodside

Mona Lofti, 2020 Macan San Mateo

Evan Beal, 2004 911 GT3 Encinitas

Eric Wolfe, 1988 944 TurboS Burlingame

Noah Arliss, 2016 911 Targa 4S San Carlos

Omer Aftab, 2000 Boxster S. SF

Jrod Enriquez, 2001 911 Carrera San Bruno

James Dunford, 2022 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 Los Altos

Daniel Cheng, 2006 911 Carrera S San Carlos

Andrew Wong, 2011 911 Carrera Los Altos

Chris Chib, 2007 911 GT3 Half Moon Bay

Robert Alvin, 2022 Taycan TurboS Los Gatos

Sunil Mehta, 1996 911 Carrera Foster City

Adam Suter, 1983 944 Brisbane

Nikhil Bhave, 2019 Carrera 911 T Monte Sereno

Lincoln Bleveans, 2006 Boxster HMB

Bodie Bristrol, 2016 Cayman GT4 San Carlos

James Deslonde, 2019 911 GT3 RS SF

Robert Robertson, 2005 911 Carrera S SJ

Randall Kruep, 2008 911 4S Park City

David Garcia-Diaz, 2013 Cayenne Diesel SF

Malisha Wijesinghe, 1984 944 SJ

He Wu, 2022 911 Carrera GTS Belmont

Johnny Nguyen, 2016 Boxster Spyder SJ

JULY 2022 ANNIVERSARIES

Members celebrating 25+ year anniversaries will be sent congratulatory materials automatically by PCA. These are sent quarterly. Members celebrating 5-20 year anniversaries or who haven’t received a past anniversary packet can request one using this link www.pca.org/anniversary (members need to be logged in to use the link).

50 YEARS!

Kathleen Sablan Portland

David Sablan, 1957 356 Portland

5 Years – 2017

Avner Hassine, 2021 Sunny Isles beach

Miriam Hassine Sunny Isles beach

Brianna Howard San Jose

Matthew Howard, 2003 911 Carrera 4S San Jose

Jay Goldstein, 1971 911T Targa Hillsborough

Carsten Fichte, 2018 Macan S Redwood City

Kirsi Fichte Redwood City

Alan Schultz, 2014 Cayman S San Jose

Alex Migicovsky, 2013 911 Carrera San Francisco

Timothy Chau, 2017 911 Carrera 4S Pescadero

Thanh Chau Pescadero

10 Years – 2012

Mark Thompson, 2005 911 Carrera Carmel

Jason Balance, 2009 911 Carrera S Oakland

Luke Lederman Castro Valley

Dan Lederman, 2004 Boxster S Castro Valley

J Morrison, 1997 911 Carrera Oakland

Patricia Thompson San Carlos

Ryan Woodlee Oakland

Ken Matthew, 2003 911 Turbo Hillsborough

Jack Ken Hillsborough

15 Years – 2007

Steve Zelencik, 2008 Cayenne S Woodside

Catherine Fraser Redwood City

Brian Lynch,1984 911 Carrera Montara

Susan Lynch Montara

Spencer Gilford,1989 944 Turbo Gilroy

Tara Gilford Gilroy

Vera Randolph Walnut Creek

Ronald Randolph, 1972 911E Walnut Creek

Harry Lopez ,1996 911 Carrera 4 Los Altos

Joe Flynn, 2013 911 Carrera Oakland

Alison Drury Oakland

20 Years – 2002

Eva Weppner Redwood City

Harald Weppner, 1971 911T Redwood City

Ben McMills Woodside

Corey McMills, 1967 911S Woodside

25 Years – 1997

Michelle Puckett Redwood City

Daniel Puckett, 2006 911 Carrera S Redwood City

Gordon Thompson, 1986 944 Santa Cruz

Hayden Burvill, 1977 911 San Carlos

Tracey Morris San Carlos

Lisa Thompson Santa Cruz

35 Years – 1987

Milo Dorr, 1986 944 Turbo Livermore

Diane Dorr Livermore

45 Years – 1977

Barbara Jinkerson Los Altos Hills

Guyton Jinkerson, 1962 356 Los Alto Hills.

If you have any questions about membership, please get them to me at membership@pca-ggr.org and we will have them answered ASAP. Stay well, get vaccinated and boostered, and wear a mask for heaven’s sake!

“Capt. Mike” (aka Capt. Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.)

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