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LOOKING AT 2021!
Porsche is known for numerous iterations of its cars over a portfolio run. Looking back we see a special Boxster 25th anniversary edition and a fourth version of the Taycan EV in January, the new 911 Porsche 911 GT3 in February, 20 years of Porsche in China in April, hints of the new EV Macan in May, and the 911 GT3R win at Nürburgring in June! And November saw the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS launched as the new flagship of the 718 family – an uncompromising driver’s car designed to impress with its lightweight construction, extremely agile chassis tuning, sophisticated aerodynamics and unique sound. In addition to this highlight of the motor show the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, the Taycan GTS, the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo and the Panamera Platinum Edition also made their first appearances.
New digital platform for all vehicle-related services!
In January, Porsche released revamped digital services for smartphones that combined the functions for multiple apps: the My Porsche app is customers’ central interface with the car and brand. It will take over the functions of My Porsche Essentials, Connect App and Car Connect App. If there is a connection between the smartphone and the Porsche model, the app displays important vehicle parameters and can be used as a remote control for selected functions. It also supports the driver with charging processes, contacting their dealer, booking service appointments and with questions about the vehicle.
You’ll see all sorts of innovative programs that allow connectivity between you and your Porsche – synchronized navigation, calendars, digital operating manuals, locking and unlocking, controlling AC, heating, etc. This is available in 47 countries and 25 languages in both Apple iOS and Android. The scope of functions can vary depending on the model, model year and country availability. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store and will be continually expanded and optimized.
Check it out and download it:
TECH TACTICS VIDEOS
Tech Tactics presented by PCA is a great way to see what this marque is all about. There are “how to” videos, a look at vintage Porsches, brake upgrade tips, special collections, info on building and rebuilding engines, detailing info, as well as what to look for when you buy your next Porsche. Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdBSaHWRHMQTVALwa7gs7Fg
ELECTRIC IS HERE!
Electric is here and the charging station network continues to grow at a hyper speed. Porsche has four pure EVs in the Taycan line as well as hybrids and new of a new all electric Macan on the horizon for 2023!
California Governor Gavin Newsom has presented a $286.4-billion budget proposal for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. This so-called California Blueprint includes $22.5 billion in climate-related investment, and some $6.1 billion of this consists of EV-related initiatives. Newsom defended the aggressive scale of the state’s proposed investment, and gently chided the US federal government for its far more timid climate policies. He noted that the transportation sector is responsible for over 50% of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The media reports are filled with Cannonball runs by hybrids and full EVs alike. For those in the audience who would like more info, I would recommend going to Charged Magazine at www.chargedEVs.com , one of the new mags that have arisen around this new industry. Good info there. One positive aspect is that the Electrify America network that supports Porsche is listed as the top network in the USA, with 538 stations (2300+ chargers) online across the US and another 144 coming soon.
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 2021-2022!
Here’s who joined GGR in December and January – thanks to all of them for seeing that there’s no place like Porsche!
Ian Parker, 2016 Boxster Spyder South San Francisco
Mark Haberecht, 2016 911 GT3 RS Burlingame
Patrick Brockett, 2021 Cayenne Turbo Saratoga
Ronald Joe, 2013 911 Carrera 4S San Jose
Kim Lee, 2015 911 Carrera 4 GTS San Jose
Andrew Nowicki, 2015 Cayman S San Francisco
John Chen, 2007 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Oakland
Stephen Luk, 2018 911 Targa 4S Foster City
Tyler Houts, 2022 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 Los Gatos
Jeffrey Blensdorf, 2009 911 Carrera S South San Francisco
Marc Cooper Beige,2022 Panamera Palo Alto
Julien Baude, 2005 Boxster S San Francisco
Paul Derks, 2010 911 Carrera San Jose
Anthony Cassanego, 2018 718 Cayman S Redwood City
Priyank Chodisetti, 2022 911 Carrera Milpitas
Jeremy Buchanan, 2013 911 Carrera San Jose
John Devine, 1973 911T Los Altos Hills
Nick Atkins, Silver 1997 911 Carrera 4S Palo Alto
James Belliveau, 2015 911 GT3 Gilroy
Brian Niemi,2013 911 Carrera S San Jose
Eric Crutchlow,1972 911E Santa Clara
John Zhang, 2016 Cayman GT4 San Jose
Paul Blanton, 1967 911 Half Moon Bay
Achyutram Bhamidipaty, 2021 718 Cay S San Jose
Howard Yellen, 1993 911 Carrera 2 Cab San Francisco
Jens Elfwing, 2005 911 Carrera San Jose
Anthony Anyanwu, 2022 Cayenne S Coupe San Francisco
Elena Ramirez, 1988 911 Carrera Targa Palo Alto
Yiyang Yin, 2007 Cayman Sunnyvale
Gerard Zell, 2015 911 Carrera 4S Menlo Park
Vincent Castro, 2021 Taycan San Francisco
Lucas Hecker, 1974 911 Carrera (US) Redwood City
Eric Stang, 2021 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Atherton
Dzevad Trumic, 2014 911 Turbo S Cab Campbell
Eric Elem, 2017 718 Cayman S Milpitas
Michael Roesch, 2018 Panamera 4S Redwood City
Hani Jamah, 2014 911 Carrera S Santa Clara
Zachary Blum, 2021 718 Spyder San Francisco
Michael Garrison, 2018 Cayenne Turbo Redwood City
David Haugen, 1970 914-6 San Francisco
Enrique Caballero, 2000 911 Carrera Mountain View
George Mallinckrodt, 1983 911 SC Woodside
Taylor Griffith, 2000 911 Carrera Burlingame
Steven Shee, 2016 911 GT3 RS San Jose
Nick Busscher, 2013 Boxster S San Francisco
Patty Harrell, 2006 Cayman S Gilroy
Moshtaha Elshami, 2018 Macan Mountain View
Andrew Holzschuh, 2018 718 Cayman San Jose
Zongheng Ma, 2022 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 Redwood City
Michael Johnson, 2021 911 Carrera S San Jose
January 2022 ANNIVERSARIES:
Members celebrating 25+ year anniversaries will be sent congratulatory materials automatically by PCA. These are sent quarterly. For 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).
5 Years – 2017
Scott Ayers, San Francisco
Ilonka Edwards Marsovszki, 2016 Macan S San Francisco
Dan Zitter, 2015 Cayman S Redwood City
Dan Grillo, 2000 Boxster Emerald Hills
Joe Viso, 1981 Race Car San Jose
Gordon Straughn, 2014 911 Carrera 4S San Mateo
David Neale, 1999 911 Carrera Cabriolet Saratoga
Jeffrey Stibling, 2015 Cayman San Jose
Stanley Morrical San Mateo
Marie O’Rourke, 1955 356 San Mateo
Peter Tam, 1996 911 Carrera 4S Millbrae
Adam Willis, 1995 911 Carrera Oakland
10 Years – 2012
Tracy Lasecke, 1981 911 SC Campbell
Roberta Lasecke Campbell
Patrick McCanta, 1976 912E San Francisco
Casey McCanta San Francisco
Dirk Brunner, 2011 911 Carrera 4S San Francisco
James Loucks, 2002 Boxster Santa Clara
Shannon Loucks Santa Clara
Thomas Reyburn, 2012 911 Carrera 4 GTS San Francisco
15 Years – 2007
John Schniedwind , 2006 911 Carrera Palo Alto
Erin Brosnan San Francisco
Gary Silveira , 2004 Cayenne Oakland
20 Years – 2002
Robert Boynton, 2002 911 Carrera San Carlos
John Hua, 2005 911 Carrera Redwood City
Lilis Wu Castro Valley
25 Years – 1997
Paulette Johnson Castro Valley
Ross Johnson, 2003 911 Carrera Castro Valley
30 Years – 1992
Gary David S, 1979 911 Turbo Sunnyvale
Heather David Sunnyvale
35 Years – 1987
Charlie Davis, 2003 Boxster Vallejo
Essy Fariab, 1973 911E Mill Valley
Ariana Fariab Mill Valley
Clarissa Schmidt Vallejo
40 Years – 1982
Gail Hatch Walnut Creek
Steven Hatch, 1976 912E Walnut Creek
Jeanette Ramies Portola Valley
Thomas Ramies Portola Valley
If you have any questions about membership, please get them to me (firstname.lastname@example.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.)