PCA Golden Gate Region
It's not just the cars, It's the people.

Upcoming Events

August – September 2014

Boxster Brunch @ Alice's Restaurant
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Boxster Brunch @ Alice's Restaurant | Woodside | California | United States

Boxster (any Porsche) Brunch

Join us at Alice’s Restaurant at the corner of highway 35 and highway 84 for brunch. We are in the back room and overflow to the back deck.

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Carlsen Porsche Concours @ Carlsen Porsche
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Carlsen Porsche Concours @ Carlsen Porsche | Redwood City | California | United States

Carlsen Porsche Concours

Presented by the Golden Gate Region, Porsche Club of America. This event is part of the 2014 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.

Fun Run via Los Gatos, Boulder Creek, Big Basin, Skyline and 84 to Carlsen Concours d’Elegance and Buffet Lunch
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fun Run via Los Gatos, Boulder Creek, Big Basin, Skyline and 84 to Carlsen Concours d'Elegance and Buffet Lunch

We’re going to do it again this year on Sunday, Aug. 3rd. Details are 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

Michael Griffin
GGR Motoring/Social Director

Member mixer & wine tasting @ Testarossa Winery
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Member mixer & wine tasting @ Testarossa Winery | Los Gatos | California | United States

Registration required at motorsportreg. This event is limited to 100 total members and guests.

Come join fellow PCA Golden Gate Region members and guests for an evening of great wine, appetizers and company at the historic Testarossa Winery. This is the perfect opportunity to meet other members, share stories and enjoy some renowned California wines.

If you’ve never attended a club event, there’s no better time to learn first hand about the many perks of membership from board members and club veterans.

Plan to arrive at 6:30pm for an hour of wine tasting and appetizers in the Cask Room. Linger longer with a no-host bar. Plan to depart at 8:30pm.

Have fun and enjoy the evening, we look forward to raising a glass with you!

Parking: Parking is on a level paved lot at the winery.

Attire: Please dress summer casual. We will be in an air conditioned room.

Shoes: Please wear comfortable shoes, there are plenty of stairs between the parking lot and the Cask Room.

Requirements: GGR Members and guests only. All attendees must be 21 years or older. Proof of age may be required.

GGR Board of Directors’ Meeting
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The mostly-monthly meeting of the GGR Board of Directors. Time and Location TBD.

Autocross (Zone 7 Event) @ Marina
Aug 16 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

PCA LPR hosts on Sunday August 17.

Driver’s Education/Time Trial/Club Race @ Thunderhill Raceway
Sep 6 @ 7:00 am – Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm
Driver's Education/Time Trial/Club Race @ Thunderhill Raceway | Willows | California | United States

If you were able to join us in July 2014, you know how much fun the 5-mile course is. If you missed it ask someone who went. Due to logistics of operating the full 5-mile course do not miss your chance this time as we are unsure when we will run the entire 5-miles again.

To register for DE/TT visit: Motorsportreg
To register to race please contact Andrew Forrest and visit the PCA Club Racing registration

One Day Driving options available!

Sell outs: Priority will be determined by registration and payment date! Registration is not complete until payment is received.



Two Days (Sat/Sun) – $445 (Students $495)
One Day (Saturday) – $285 (Students $335)


Two Days (Sat/Sun) – $245
One Day (Saturday) – $155

Procrastination Fee

Registrations after 8/26/2013 will include a $50 Procrastination Fee

PCA – HPDE Insurance Program

In June 2009, Porsche Club of America and Lockton Affinity announced the PCA – HPDE Insurance Program. This innovative program provides single-event physical damage coverage to PCA members who attend High-Performance Driver’s Education events. Over the past ten years many auto insurers have changed their policies to exclude coverage for claims “occurring on a surface used for racing”, “at a high-performance driving event”, or “use of an auto at a racetrack”. Your existing auto insurance policy may not cover damage to your car at the track.

Information on the PCA – HPDE Insurance Program can be found here: http://pcahpdeins.locktonaffinity.com/Default.aspx (This information is provided as a convenience to our members and should not be construed as an endorsement).

Coverage from other companies may be available as well.

Need help or have questions?

Registration questions: GGRRegistrar@gmail.com
Student or Instructor questions: GGRDEcdi@gmail.com
Club Race questions: GGRRacereg@gmail.com
GGR DE/TT Chair: GGRTTChair@gmail.com
Or, visit the GGR Online Community for some on-line bench racing:

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