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The Marin Sonoma Concours – update

Porsche Club of America
Golden Gate Region

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The Marin Sonoma Concours
–by Kurt Fischer, PCA Redwood Region past president…org/index.html

I am only fixated on one thing now until after May 16, 2010 and that is the Marin-Sonoma Concours d’ Elegance and the Redwood Region’s participation in the biggest Porsche event in all of Zone 7 for 2010.

We have three categories of events that you can partake in…
1. We are still looking for the best of the best in Porsches for the Concours itself. We will be using the PCA Zone 7 Concours rules for “street” class, which covers everything except the chassis and underpinnings in these classes; 356, 911’s to 1973 and newly added 912’s and 914’s to 1976 along with Porsche race cars of any year! If you have that fine car or know of someone who has one…please go to this link!
2. On Saturday, May 15, 2010, we have “The Drive” which starts in Mill Valley with a continental breakfast and after a 2 + hour spirited drive on the back roads of Marin and Sonoma Counties ends up with a gourmet lunch at the Rockin H Ranch situated on the Petaluma River. The cost for this event is $40.00 per person. We are allotted 75 cars or 150 people on the first come basis! We already have over 60 people on this tour, so do not get left behind. Get your application in ASAP. This is for any Porsche, regardless of year! Here is the link for “The Drive”.
3. On Sunday, May 16, 2010 for the Concours, we have about 108 spaces in a special Car Corral Area adjacent to the Concours field and not stuck out with the rest of the “other” cars! Corrals are great places for socializing and general tire kicking of our favorite marque. The cost for the corral is $40.00 per car and that includes 2 admissions to the Concours! Here is the link.
Last year, the Marin-Sonoma Concours d’ Elegance had 180 cars on the field and thousands of visitors for its first year and this year, the field has been expanded to 200 cars. You will not find a better Concours on this side of the Golden Gate Bridge; you name the car and it will be there!
Remember PORSCHE is the featured marque and we will have the iconic Janis Joplin wildly painted 356 there on display along with many other surprises! This Concours is in our own backyard…the Redwood Region and benefits Hospice By the Bay. All events are tax deductible! Please reserve your space now, as these events will fill up fast!
If you have any questions, please click here to email me.

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Wicked Porsche 997 GT3 RS Gen 2 Drift – 5 seconds …Chris Harris

Turn up the volume…..Sit back and enjoy ….!!

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Yes, That Is The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid In An NYC Parking Garage – Porsche 911 GT3 R – Jalopnik

Yes, That Is The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid In An NYC Parking Garage

Yes, That Is The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid In An NYC Parking Garage

We’re not going to tell you how it got there. We’re not even going to tell you why it wasn’t on the New York Auto Show floor. But we will tell you about the awesome techno-marvel that is its flywheel.


What’s the awesome? This is the awesome:

Yes, That Is The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid In An NYC Parking Garage


That, cats and kittens, is the car’s cockpit-mounted flywheel. Porsche calls it an “electrical flywheel power generator.” It is a 40,000-rpm electric motor and generator that serves as the core of the GT3 R H’s “push to pass” system. One electric motor lives at each front wheel; these motors act as generators under braking, charging the flywheel unit whenever the driver applies the brakes. (Yes, we said that a flywheel gets charged with something. Ignore the fuzzy terminology and go with it.) The driver can then direct the power generated — up to 120 kilowatts, or 60 kilowatts per front motor — to the front wheels at will.

As we noted earlier, Porsche claims that the project’s focus is

“…not on the 911 GT3 R Hybrid winning the race, but rather spearheading technology as a ‘racing lab.’ The intent is to provide hands-on know-how for the subsequent use of hybrid technology in road-going sports cars.”

We were initially skeptical, but frankly, it’s hard to not get geeky over something like this. Seeing it in person just sets off internal alarms: Big technogoofy cockpit thing! Lots of heavy-gauge wire! Kind of looks like a flux capacitor! IT’S THE LIBYANS! STUTTGARTERS! WOO!

Ahem. But yeah, we found it in a New York parking garage. And yes, that is a Corvette Grand Sport sitting next to it. Cool, eh?

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After seeing this article, I saw the ad above, which led to another few shots of the Porsche ([])… 


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