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Active Members – 2438

Co-Members 1122

Lifetime Members 3

PCA Juniors 121

Total: 3,684


911 GT3 models, 2021, Porsche AG

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:

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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.


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.

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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 , 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.


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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

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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

Jonathan Tompson,

Zongheng Ma, 2022 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 Redwood City

Michael Johnson, 2021 911 Carrera S San Jose


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 (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 ( 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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