Autocross with Friends

Autocross was on my mind pretty frequently this past month.  For one, I did my first ever autocross with the Porsche Club of America (PCA) (or any other club than the GGCBMWCCA, for that matter).  Beyond that, when I went to the BMW autocross a week after the PCA one, I had 5-cars'-worth of company.  Huzzah!

The PCA autocross I attended was with the Loma Prieta region, held down at Marina.  It was neat seeing all varieties and ages of Porsches — sometimes a few Boxsters or a 911 (996/997) would show up at the BMW events, but at the PCA there were old 911s, 912s, 914s, 944s, plus a couple different Caymans and Boxsters (987) and some new 911s (996/997).  It was also fun to see how fast/slow I was compared to people driving similar cars.

Unfortunately since there were only two run groups (as opposed to 3/4 for BMWCCA), I didn't get an opportunity to take photos of anyone driving.

People!  After a couple months of prodding, I finally got my friend Shannon (center, white/orange) to come along, and she organized a group of folks.  These are 4 of the 5 cars'-worth of people (one had to leave early).

I was surprised at how different an experience it was to show up with a group — suddenly it mattered which run groups people were in and who was working when.  We drove down to Marina in a caravan as well, which was a big change from my usual routine of rolling out of bed let and hoping I got there on time.

More photos!  Click here for PCA photos.  Click here for BMWCCA photos.



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