PCA Golden Gate Region
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Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Sat
2014
Driver’s Education (in conjunction with NASA) @ Sonoma Raceway
Oct 25 @ 7:00 am – Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm
Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma Raceway

Registration is now open!

Once again, as guests of NASA, GGR has been invited by NASA to participate in a Porsche only run group. This will be the final time some of us are together for a Driver’s Education event in 2014. At Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA.

This event offers generous track time – four 20 minute run sessions each day. The special run group is open to Porsches with experienced drivers only. It will follow NASA rules for it’s HPDE 3 group which is similar to GGR’s Blue group. Passing zones will be limited initially but will be expanded as the days progress. This is for experienced drivers only; in car instruction will not be available.

This is an HPDE event. It is not intended for race drivers wanting extra track time in race cars.

Although this special invitation to join this HPDE run group is extended to Porsche cars, this event is a NASA event. It is not a PCA or PCA GGR event. It is covered by NASA’s rules and insurance, not PCA’s or PCA GGR’s.

Cost: $395 for the weekend, $225 per day.

Register for the event at motorsportreg.

Oct
29
Wed
2014
GGR Board of Directors’ Meeting
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The monthly meeting of the GGR Board of Directors. Location TBD.

Nov
8
Sat
2014
Fun Run & Tour @ Canepa Motorsports Museum
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Did you go to Parade this past June in Monterey? No? Then you missed an opportunity to visit Bruce Canepa’s famous Race Car Museum and Speed Shop in Scotts Valley. But thanks to GGR we have a “fix” for you: a morning Fun Run from Cupertino to Canepa’s via Hiway 9, on the 2nd Saturday in November.

An accomplished racer, Bruce Canepa has collected some of his own racecars including the ‘81 Pikes Peak hill climb car, and the last Porsche 935, which he raced in the IMSA championship in the early ’80s. On display are racecars and motorcycles from the golden age of motorsport to modern times. The museum showcases examples from multiple disciplines with everything from Can-Am to NASCAR, Sprint Cars to Le Mans.

By noon, we’ll be ready for lunch, so we’ll retire for eats somewhere nearby to discuss the marvelous machines we’ve just seen. While lunch will be optional, we expect to see you all there! Stay tuned for more details to be announced separately.

Canepa will be able to accommodate 50 people [drivers + passengers] for our tour of their facility, which will take about 90 mins to see it all. This means do not delay in registering, because these tours sell-out in a day or two. By now, you know that, right? Yes, there will be a wait list.

The drive from Cupertino on back roads and up Hiway 9 through Boulder Creek, Felton to Scotts Valley will be more of a touring style of drive rather than sporty. This is due to bicycles and auto traffic on this highly popular route. In the meantime you’ll see some fun, twisty roads you’ve never seen before, and it will be a far better ride over the hill than simply using the freeway! Save the freeway for after the event concludes, or retrace back up 9, which is well worth considering.

To make all this fun happen, the driver needs to be a paid-up GGR member and have an account with MotorsportsReg.com. You’ll need to have your PCA membership #, the name of your passenger [if any] and your credit card available. To register or wait list please use the MotorsportsReg page. After registering if you have questions you may email me.

Cheers,
Michael Griffin
GGR Motoring/Social Director

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Autocross @ Alameda
Nov 15 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov
19
Wed
2014
GGR Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our monthly board meeting

Nov
21
Fri
2014
Friday Night Social @ Harry's Hofbrau
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Harry's HofbrauHarry’s Hofbrau 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City.
Sit in the bar area.

Dec
6
Sat
2014
Boxster Brunch @ Alice's Restaurant
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Boxster (any Porsche) Brunch 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Alice’s Restaurant, Hwy 35 & 84, Woodside
George Grialou 650-464-1478