December 2007

December 8, 2007

Funride: Small but fun.
The funride was small in number but large in spirit.  Mines and Del Puerto Canyon are incredible roads, and the traffic was very light.  Brunch at the Diablo Canyon Country Club capped off a fine morning.



December 2, 2007

Funride: Mines Road to Del Puerto Canyon - Livermore area - DECEMBER 8
Join us for funride on December 8.  Meet at 8:30 am at:

Las Positas & Vasco -
223 South Vasco Road
Livermore, California 94550


October 2007

October 14, 2007

A Day at the Races - Saturday, October 27 - Mazda Raceway, SCAA Championship
A chance to see six 928s on the track. 
Mark Anderson and Joe Fan from Socal will be bringing their stroked 928s to run with Norcal locals Mark Kibort and Scott Graham. Chuck Briggs and Ken Osage will be joining in, coming down from the Pacific Northwest.

The races are FREE to spectators, although there might be a nominal per car parking charge.

If you are interested in watching our racing buddies terrorizing the other competitors, we will be gathering at 8:00am (departing at 8:30am - first race is at 10am) at:

Starbucks Coffee
125 Bernal Rd., #20
San Jose, CA 95119

Bernal is west off 101 just south of the 85 junction. From there we will wind through backcountry to the Laguna Seca track.

If you think you will be there, email me back at anytime before the event.



September 2007

September 18, 2007

Upcoming Events for October

Sharktoberfest - October 19-21 - 928 International, Anaheim, CA
The biggest 928 event on the West Coast.   Norcal928 members will make the pilgrimage to Anaheim and join in the fun.  For more information go here.


A Day at the Races - Saturday, October 27 - Mazda Raceway, SCAA Championship
A chance to see six 928s on the track.  More information here.  A group ride to the event will be arranged.  More information to follow.


September 12, 2007

You had to be there (Santa Cruz Funride report)
Twisty roads through heavy forest, perfect weather, 11 928s and 2 911 cousins, good lunch and a car nut's dream tour.  You had to be there to appreciate what a good day it was.


September 7, 2007

Update on Santa Cruz Funride - September 8
Our lunch stop will be at Maya (Mexican) at 3115 Scotts Valley Dr, very near Canepa Designs.  Here is a Google map of the ride:

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August 2007

August 30, 2007

Update on Santa Cruz Funride - September 8
Our meeting location has changed to Cupertino, the Starbucks at 22390 Homestead Road.  Also, we are planning a post-lunch tour of Canepa Designs.  A preliminary ride map is here.


August 21, 2007

Upcoming Events:

Coffee and Car Talk - August 22 - 7:30 - 9:30PM
Let's get together for an evening chat at the Starbucks in Danville. For more information check here.

Altamont Autocross - September 2 - Altamont Raceway
Get your tire pressures set and have fun driving around the Altamont Raceway autocross course.  For more information, read here.  Sign-up page is here.  Even if you don't plan to drive the course, come watch and socialize.  $20 at the gate includes lunch for non-drivers. $80 for driving and lunch. A group of Norcal928 members ran a recent autocross there and had a great time.  Here is a report of that event.

Santa Cruz Funride - September 8 - Los Gatos to Santa Cruz via Big Basin
Get ready for a scenic ride through the Santa Cruz mountains.  Route details are almost set.  Lunch in Santa Cruz.  Possible special event being arranged for after lunch.  Check back for details.

August 14, 2007

Santa Cruz Funride - September 1 - POSTPONED to September 8
Get ready for superior funride. The route is being established for a real twisty, fun time.  Meeting place and route to be announced Soon.  Stay tuned!

July 2007

July 5, 2007

Napa Funride - Report
A good time was had by all!  Special thanks to Starr for the new and improved route and picking our great lunch stop!  The next ride will be late August.  Stay tuned!


June 2007

June 30, 2007

Napa Funride - Sunday July 1
Meet at Bakerís Square, 303 Soscol Ave, Napa at 10:00 am.See route map here: Napa Funride Map, although route is being altered.  Maps at the event.

May 2007

May 16, 2007

Photo courtesy of Erik Anderson

Sharks in the Park VII - Tilden Park, Berkeley - May 12, 2007 Photo Summary
See this link for a photo summary of SITP VII put together by George Suennen.  Thanks to all the attendees for another wonderful SITP event!  We had 26+ 928s and some other Porsche relatives join in the fun.  Special thanks to DEVEK Performance, 928 International, Nicole Mossinger's Hooked on Cars, Stockton Shark Society and Konstantin Bartenev for donating so many nice items for our raffle.  Also, special thanks to our greeter, Steve Bondi, and our grill chefs, John Fagerlund and Matt Edson for manning the fire pit.

Website updates
The event calendar has been updatedNote the Stockton Concours  on Sunday May 20.  I will be there, as well as at subsequent events listed in the schedule.  The calendar is accessed via the link "Event Schedule" in the left side panel menu.

Open Road Racing Information has been added as a menu item to the left side panel menu.  As noted in that information, the 928 is an ideal car for open road racing.  There are speed classes to suit any level of experience and thrill-seeking.  A number of Norcal928 members are already involved.  If we had a few more members take part, we could form our own team and be a major contender for awards.

928-related videos have been embedded in the left side panel as well, and there is a link to another page of embedded videos at the bottom of the panel.  Lots of interesting stuff for your viewing pleasure.

March 2007

March 19, 2007
Get Ready for Sharks in the Park VII - Tilden Park, Berkeley - May 12, 2007
The fun continues for NorCal 928 owners, families and friends with another glorious day for cars, food and fun in Tilden Park in May.  For details, please look here.

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