For those of you who have yet to try one of our wildly popular FunRuns, here’s yet another opportunity. On July 11, we’ll again be off to a winery destination, after we first negotiate the curves and elevation changes in Carmel Valley Road. We’ll meet in Morgan Hill at 8.30 for registration and drivers’ briefing. Then it’s off to Laguna Seca racetrack for a pit stop before heading over to Carmel Valley and its twisties. The FunRun ends for lunch and wine tasting at a winery in the famous Santa Lucia Highlands wine appellation near Soledad. Should be good times for all.
Here are some details. The Drive is open to GGR members only; Porsche cars only. The cost of the pick nick lunch/wine tasting is yet TBD; probably around $35 or so. The GGR FunRun fee is $10 per car and is non-refundable. New drivers will receive a Golden Gate name badge. A week prior to the Drive we will send you a Google map and other logistical details.
Drivers self-select one of the 3 run groups most appropriate to their own driving style: Spirited, Sporting and Touring. This is an energetic drive and we want members to be comfortable in their chosen group and above all, safe. So, evaluate your driving style realistically.
We plan to open the event to sign-ups 6 pm on Wednesday 24th. Open an account on MotorsportsReg and look for our July 11 event on the calendar.
Our monthly board meeting
Registering on-line gets you a $10 discount over on-site registration.
To register: Information will be posted on Motorsportreg.com a few weeks prior to the event.
Are you new to PCA and this is your first autocross? As a new member and new autocrosser welcome, we’d like to treat you to your first event and waive the registration fee. Email Andrew at to arrange for a discount code to use on Motorsportreg.com.
The price, to be paid on-line through MotorsportReg, is $50, with a $10 discount extended to current PCA members. All drivers, including on-line registrations, must check in at the registration table before 8:30 am. We reserve the right to verify PCA membership at registration. Please bring your PCA membership card to ensure your discount.
On-site registration will be available from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. On-site registration is $50 for PCA members and $60 for non-members.
Our events are open to the following participants only:
- Anyone participating in a Porsche, PCA member or not!
- PCA members driving any car model
- Invited guests of PCA members with prior approval from the Autocross Chair. Please email email@example.com for prior approvals.
The location for this event is Alameda Point. We use a decommissioned runway on the former Alameda Navel Air Station. The site doesn’t have a formal address, but if you set your GPS to the intersection of Main Steet and Navy Way in Alameda, CA, you’ll get there. Just past that intersection, Main Street dead ends at a chain link fence with a gate. Access to the site is through that gate.
Gates open at 7:00.
Registration and course walk 7:30 to 8:30
Mandatory Drivers meeting at 8:45
First car on course: 9:00
Note: All times are estimated.
Cars will be tech inspected in the paddock before the drivers meeting or on grid.
If you don’t have a permanent number already assigned by GGR or Zone 7, a car number will be automatically assigned to you. If you’ve run with us before, you’ll likely be assigned the same number.
A list of driver/car# will be emailed to the registrants one day before the event.
Andrew Blyholder & Elaine Macey
GGR Autocross Chairs
Carlsen Porsche Concours
Presented by the Golden Gate Region, Porsche Club of America. This event is part of the 2015 Zone 7 Concours Series.
Entry fee $30.00 per car – Display only: free
Car placement from 8:00am – 9:00am
Judging begins at 10:00am – Awards presented at 2:00pm
A catered buffet lunch for all participants and guests will be hosted by Carlsen Porsche.
We’re going to do it again this year on Sunday, Aug. 2nd. Details will be posted on MotorsportsReg. Essentially it will be the same successful route we used last year: 17 to Bear Creek Road to 236 to 9 to 35 to 84 to Haven Road.
Our Fun Run event begains with meet-up at “Le Boulenger” 145 West Main, Los Gatos 95033. Park on Montebello Way, off West Main; arrive early if you want breakfast. At 8.30 we coffee up, use restrooms, sign insurance waivers, distribute radios, divide into Spirited and Touring groups, hear safety briefing and instructions for getting to Carlsen Porsche in Redwood City. After all this admin stuff, at 9 o’clock we move out behind our respective run group leads, followed at the end by a sweep for ea. group.
Driving west on Highway 17, we exit freeway at Bear Creek Road, head up the hill to town of Boulder Creek. Watch for bicyclists all day long on this route; they’re everywhere! We’ll stop to catch-up at Johnnies Liquors’ parking lot, 13225 Hiway 9 @ Lorenzo St. in Boulder Ck. Then it’s north to Big Basin State Park on Hiway 236, up the hill to join Hiway 9 and drive to the 4-way stop at Hiway 35/Skyline Blvd. From there we go north on Skyline to Alice’s [but don’t stop!], where we turn right onto 84 and down the hill to Woodside.
Driving [slowly] through Woodside, we go under 280 driving north on 84/Woodside Rd through Redwood City, under 101 and turn right onto East Bayshore Road, driving south to Carlsen Porsche, 3636 Haven Ave. We’ll pull into Carlsen’s driveway, parking at the back of their lot, beyond where they are hosting their annual Concours event. Before sitting down to a complimentary BBQ lunch [thanks to Carlsen Porsche], we’ll have a chance to ogle the pretty [and very clean] Concours cars in competition.
During lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know fellow GGR members, which is half the fun of these Fun Runs. Remember our motto: It’s not the cars, it’s the people…” And consider checking out the route using Google Maps; it’ll help make the run more clear to you. If you’ve any questions, email me
GGR Motoring/Social Director
The Porsche Club of America will hold it’s second annual Werks Reunion Friday, August 14, 2015. It is the premier Porsche event and will take place during the world-famous “Monterey Car Week” on California’s Monterey Peninsula. In years past, PCA co-hosted Legends of the Autobahn at the Rancho Canada Golf Club. Attendees will be treated to a stunning display of more than 500 Porsches and vendor booths, and the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts. The 2015 show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations, celebrity guests, and a surprise or two.