Porsche Parade Autocross

GGR’s autocrossers did just great at the Porsche Parade 2023 Autocross in Palm Springs last month. Congrats for taking home 17 trophies, including BOTH Top-time-of-event trophies (Mens and Womens) and taking 1st in 10 of the 13 classes that GGR contested at this national event. Thanks to everyone that attended and congrats again to all.

Raw RankRegionTimeNameClass TrophyClassCar Type
1GGR45.84Steve L1st Place+TTOD-MM03O987 Cayman
2GGR46.53Tara S1st Place+TTOD-WM03W987 Cayman
3GGR47.83Monte P1st PlaceI03O991.2 GT3
7GGR49.07Ed H1st PlaceP06O991.1 GT3
10GGR49.53RJ H1st PlaceP05O991.1 Cab
GGR49.72Andrew M1st PlaceP02O986 Boxster
GGR50.19Greg A1st PlaceS08O991.2 GT3
GGR51.07Teresa N2nd PlaceS08O986 Boxster
GGR51.11Praneil P1st PlaceS05O981 Boxster
GGR51.45Himanshu P2nd PlaceS05O981 Cayman
GGR51.49Connie L1st PlaceS05W981 Boxster
GGR51.50Jeff R3rd PlaceP02O986 Boxster
GGR52.94Andrew B1st PlaceP01O914-4
GGR54.27Caevon H1st PlaceP03O911 Carrera
GGR61.37Priyanka P2nd PlaceS05W981 Cayman

Official Results: https://www.porscheparade.org//autocross-results

Parade TTOD runs and interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJNm-U7wtQw

Also a lot of fun was our last “New Member Mixer” held at Autovino, with 150 attendees. 

A big thanks to Wen, our membership director, for organizing that great event. In addition to viewing the display cars, tasting some wine and door-prizes, we also had a guest speaker, Chris Lennon (pictured above with his car), who provided an exceptionally engaging talk about the Pikes Peak’s Hillclimb and his experience at the event as well as some great stories. Last year, he also converted his classic 911 to electric power for the hillclimb and we were able to inspect his hillclimb steed as well as to ask some questions. He has also authored a book “ The Peak of Racing” which covers the course turn-by-turn, along with some interesting stories.

Looking forward, GGR has some great events coming up for July and August:

Next Drive Event: July 29 Monte Carlo TSD Rally Event (watch for link)

Next Social Event: July 30 Cars and Coffee (FREE, no signup required, watch calendar for details)

Next Track Day: August 5-6 at Sonoma Raceway (Drivers Education and Club Race)


Next Concours: August 6 at Porsche Redwood City, FREE event (and lunch) for spectators

Car Week in Monterey: August 11-20 (Monterey):


Next PCA National Event (during Car Week): August 18: Werks Reunion in Monterey:


Next Autocross: August 26 at Salinas Airport (usually 68 degrees when the valley is 80-100) – watch for link

Next Porsche AG Event: Rennsport Reunion 7 at Laguna Seca:


Rumour has it that Laguna Seca was required to repave the raceway in order to get this (once every 4 years) event back to our local track and I can confirm that this has been done and the raceway is back “on-line”, note the new new blacktop:

Bye for now and see you at a GGR/PCA/Porsche event soon !

Ed Hunter

PCA-GGR President