Category: Pacific Porsche

LAcarGUY Partners with Grades of Green in Trash Free Lunch Challenge

January 15, 2013 lacarguy Community Involvement, Grades of Green, LAcarGUY News & Events, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Subaru Pacific Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY’s group of South Bay dealerships have partnered with Grades of Green to kick off the 2013 Trash Free Lunch Challenge. Grades of Green is challenging schools to reduced lunchtime waste by encouraging students to pack trash-free lunches and to sort waste into recycle, compost and landfill bins. The 4R System that Grades of Green introduced helped divert over 10,000 bags of trash and saved participating schools thousands of dollars in 2011-2012.


The project teaches students the 4Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (compost)

  • By bringing TRASH FREE each day, the students will make a difference at school by REDUCING lunch time landfill waste. They will know the number of landfill bags produced at lunch before the Challenge and by being TRASH FREE during the Challenge, they will see that number decrease.
  • By bringing REUSABLE lunch boxes, water bottles, sandwich and snack containers each day they will reduce lunch time waste.
  • The school will implement a sorting system during lunch which will include bins for: RECYCLING, ROT (compost), liquids and stacked trays. Educational games will teach students about WHAT items go into each bin and WHY.
  • Each bin in the sorting system will be clearly labeled to support students in the proper sorting process. These signs will educate and reinforce the concepts of REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and ROT.

The Grades of Green team has been visiting participating schools and holding assemblies to educate students and get them excited about the project. Applications to participate in the project are due March 15th and finalist chosen among those schools with the least amount of trash will be announced March 22nd. Judges will visit the finalists on April 16th and the winning school will be announced on April 22nd at the awards ceremony.

Participating schools include:

  • Vista Mar High School
  • Washington Elementary
  • Riviera Elementary
  • Lunada Bay Elementary

And supporting LAcarGUY dealerships are Pacific VW, Audi Pacific, Subaru Pacific and Pacific Porsche.

2013 Porsche Boxster Launch Event at Pacific Porsche

July 27, 2012 lacarguy Pacific Porsche, Porsche Tags: , , , 0 Comments

On June 23rd and 30th, 2012, Pacific Porsche held launch parties to introduce the all-new 2013 Porsche Boxster. Despite the familiarity, the third-generation Boxster is all new: a new engine, new platform, new dimensions, new technology, and new electric power steering. Guests had the opportunity to find out more about the new features of the 2013 Boxster.

Guests were treated to refreshments and a number of popular LA food trucks were also on-site. Watch the following video for a taste of the events of each day:

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Pacific Porsche Hosts 911 Launch Party

March 2, 2012 lacarguy Pacific Porsche Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

Pacific Porsche held a launch event for the highly anticipated, all-new 2012 Porsche 911.

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Approximately 100 people were in attendance at the launch event for the all-new 2012 Porsche 911, and everyone enjoyed appetizers, champagne and went home with a special gift bag.

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Guests shared their enthusiasm and excitement for the new 911. Many were long-time Porsche enthusiasts who freely shared their passion and praise for the historical vehicle. Check out our Facebook page, and enjoy some of the photos we took.

2012 Porsche 911 Launch Photos

Pacific Porsche Receives Premier Dealer Status

February 23, 2012 lacarguy Pacific Porsche Tags: , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

What does it mean to be recognized by Porsche North America as a Premier Porsche Dealer? It signifies that Pacific Porsche is one the top 25 dealerships in North America, encompassing performance among peers, product representation, and the development of key Porsche business drivers.

This is no trivial achievement as 175+ Porsche dealers did not make the list including most of the largest dealers in the country, and one of only 2 in California to be so recognized.  This came as a result of some very hard work on the part of all of the Porsche employees and management and the commitment of Mike Sullivan to provide Pacific Porsche with all of the tools (and a “small” remodel) necessary to reach the top.  

The entire LAcarGUY family of dealers would like to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication it took from everyone at Pacific Porsche to achieve this elite status.

Pacific Porsche’s Carl Tofflemire Chosen As Porsche Owners Club Marketing Director

January 26, 2012 lacarguy Pacific Porsche Tags: , , , 0 Comments

The first PDS Event of the 2012 Season at Streets of Willow is just a few short days away! This is a New Member Promotion Event with Recession Buster pricing! If you bring a New Member to the track that drives the event you get $50 POC Bucks. The New Member will get a $95 Certificate to use at his second event.

Lunch will be sponsored both days by Pacific Porsche with “give-a-ways”.

The weather is expected to be tailor made with track records to fall! No rain in the forecast! Please register ASAP so we can plan for the event. Call today for hotel reservations – space is limited due to soccer tournaments in town so rooms are at a premium. There are only a few rooms left at the Marriott Springhill Suites at the POC Rate. Instructors we need your help – contact Dave Gardner asap. Contact Laurie Taylor with your questions and don’t miss this opportunity to shake off the rust and get your Driving Season started!

The “Early Bird” Membership renewal rate of $75 is only good thru 1/31/12. Payment must be received by this date.

Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series Sponsored by LAcarGUY in association w/Saint Rocke & Time Warner

July 18, 2011 lacarguy Hermosa Concert Series, LAcarGUY News & Events, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

On every Sunday, starting on July 31st to August 21st, the Hermosa Beach Pier Association will present a series of free concerts that begin at 5:30 pm and continues to sunset. Popular, top-selling artists will fill the bill. This year there will be great artists such as:

July 31: English Beat
August 7: Mother Hips/ Brian Wright
August 14: Hermosa Local Favorites
August 21: HelloGoodbye

Teams from various LAcarGUY dealerships will be present on the following dates so visit us for your chance to win an iPad 2.

July 31 & August 21: Pacific Volkswagen
Come by and test drive the 2012 Volkswagen Passat.

August 7: Pacific Posche
You’ll have to come by to see which vehicle we bring!

August 14: Pacific Audi
We will have one of our best selling Audi’s present.

So drop by our booth to fill out a ballot for your chance to win and check out the vehicles we will have on display.

The Porsche Museum Sees its One Millionth Visitor

June 16, 2011 lacarguy Pacific Porsche Tags: , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

In just two and a half years after opening, the museum of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has passed the million visitor mark. The special visitors to reach this mark were not just one, but 13 school children fro India. “We are very pleased to have been able to surprise these Indian boys and girls from Mumbai,” explained Achim Stejskal. “Almost 35 percent of our visitors are guests from other countries. Fascination for the Porsche brand and its history continues undiminished, all around the world.”

The class from Mumbai was invited to take a behind-the-scenes look in the museum workshop, which is not normally accessible to visitors. The school children were able to take a seat in a 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder. At the end of their visit, the young guests received a very special surprise–the Porsche Museum offered to support their school project. The boys and girls are constructing a well in a village close to their school.

Since its opening on the 31st of January in 2009, the Porsche Museum has provided more than 5,100 tours through the 5,600 m2 (60,000 square feet) exhibition and hosted ten special exhibitions. Many celebrities from all over the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, Jamiroquai, Robby Naish, Udo Lindenberg, and Peter Maffray have also taken an interest in this historic vehicle collection on Porscheplatz. Tickets sold to date would stretch a total of 150 km (93 miles) from Stuttgart to Lake Constance. Furthermore, more than 300 classics from the museum’s collection have been travelling around the world as rolling brand ambassadors, attending historic racing and classic car events.

To find out more about the museum and its latest special exhibits, visit www.porsche.com/museum.

Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV to be Held in the West for the First Time

March 21, 2011 lacarguy Pacific Porsche, Porsche Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have announced that Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be held at the famed California racetrack the weekend of October 14-16, 2011.

After successfully staging the event, which is held every three years, at three venues in the east, with the first held in Lime Rock in 2001, Rennsport Reunion IV will now be moving to the west. This announcement is great news for the vast array of car aficionados and Porsche enthusiasts that live closer to the Pacific coast.

Rennsport Reunion IV brings together an unprecedented gathering of notable Porsche vintage and current race cars, as well as those who have driven them to victory at the world’s most famous sports car races. The three-day event of on-track competition is complemented by a concours d’elegance, which is open to invited race participants, as well as special activities celebrating the decades-long history of the legendary 911 race cars.

“While the Rennsport name has become a staple fixture for international collectors and racers over the past ten years, choosing the Monterey Peninsula will open up this one-of-a-kind gathering to many Porsche fans in California and beyond who were previously unable to attend,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “Now they’ll have the opportunity to see, feel and hear, from up close, hundreds of famous Porsche race cars and dozens of their drivers from past and present during a truly memorable weekend dedicated to Porsche’s motorsport heritage.”

Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will bring together a variety of Porsche’s most historic racing models from the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-50s through the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the 70s and 80s to the highly successful GT3 RSR of the last decade. A special tribute will be paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911 and the countless victories won over the decades.

“This will truly be a rare gathering of significant Porsche race cars on the West Coast,” commented Gill Campbell, CEO and general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “Porsche has a long racing tradition in Monterey and we look forward to celebrating its heritage in a befitting manner for everyone to enjoy.”

Porsche and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are working in association with the Porsche Race Car Classic to combine efforts to raise awareness for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the UCSF Thoracic Oncology Program.

Therefore, complementing the Rennsport Reunion IV event is the Porsche Race Car Classic which is exclusive concours held at nearby Quail Lodge in Carmel on Sunday, October 16. Steve Heinrichs, producer of the Porsche Race Car Classic, explains, “This once-in-a-lifetime gathering of vintage Porsche race cars solely from Porsche’s break-out era of 1950-1965 will raise critical funding to directly support lung cancer research. We’ll have 550s, 718s, 804s, 904s, 356s, Abarths, and more, in numbers and provenance never before seen.”

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Viewing Party At Pacific Porsche

January 27, 2011 lacarguy Pacific Porsche Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

With Porsche’s strongest lineup ever for the Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona, Pacific Porsche will be having a viewing party at the store on Saturday starting at 11AM and running into the afternoon. We will have Frysmith providing free gourmet fries, drinks to kick things off on Saturday, then on Sunday for the run to the checkered flag, Lido will be providing champagne, croissants,and more beginning at 10AM.

Morgan’s Jewelers, the South Bay’s exclusive Rolex distributor, will be on hand with a selection of Rolex’s finest new models in addition to other exquisite brands with special pricing available only at this event. Adding to the excitement, Pacific Porsche will have special pricing on select Porsches available during this two day viewing party. If you forget we have created a special web page for the event on the Pacific Porsche site, to get there, just click the link here.

The opening event for the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season currently has 49 entries, and 15 of them are Daytona Prototype and Rolex GT class Porsches, including 14 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers.

“This is the largest gathering of Porsche driving champions in the world, and we are proud that our customers have chosen to field top-of-the-line Porsche race cars to compete in the Rolex 24. Our entries include seven factory drivers, 15 drivers who have won here in the past, four Porsche Mobil1 Supercup season champions, five Le Mans 24winners, plus seven drivers who have won either Grand-Am or ALMS season championships. Add to that the expert preparation from our customer teams and the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the most produced race car by a street car manufacturer, and it gives Porsche entries a good chance for success,” said Jens Walther, president of Porsche Motorsports North America.

Leading the way in the Daytona Prototype class is the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche Riley entry with Porsche factory drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long(USA), with team owner Seth Neiman and Johannes van Overbeek (both USA) sharing the driving chores. Bergmeister has won the GT class three times, one of those an overall win in 2003 in a TRG Porsche 911 GT3 RS, while Long won with Joerg in 2009 in a TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Their Porsche-Riley, powered by the 500 hp Porsche 911 GT3 RSR-based six-cylinder engine, is the winning Daytona Prototype from the 2009 event.

The other five Porsche works drivers (in bold) have their sights set on victory in the traditionally fiercely-contested GT class with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Marco Holzer(Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria) compete for Magnus Racing along with team owner John Potter and former Grand-Am Cup champion Craig Stanton; Patrick Pilet(France) races for the TRG/Black Swan Racing/GMC Racing squad with Jeroen Bleekemolen, Bret Curtis, team owner Tim Pappas, and James Sofronas; Wolf Henzler(Germany) will drive a TRG Racing team Porsche with Andy Lally, Spencer Pumpelly, Brenda Gaughan and Steve Bertheau; Marc Lieb (Germany) will share driving time with a legendary teammate for the mutiple Daytona-winning Brumos Racing team, which swaps from prototypes to the GT class this year as Hurley Haywood (USA). the most successful pilot at the Rolex 24 with five overall and six class wins, is on board with Leh Keen and Andrew Davis.

Other Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entries in the Rolex GT class include the TRG car for Ryan Eversley/Daniel Graeff/Ron Yarab,Jr./Richard Zahn and NASCAR star Kenny Wallace; the Burtin Racing entry of Claudio Burtin/Jack Baldwin/Nick Tandy/Martin Ragginger/Nicolas Armindo; Belgian-based Muehlner Motorsport car driven by Peter Ludwig/Mark Thomas/Dion von Moltke/Corey Friedman; Canadian-based Bullet Racingwith Kevin Roush/Darryl O’Young/Brian Wong/James Walker; Rick Ware Racing with Jeffrey Earnhardt/Doug Harrington/Maurice Hull/Scott Monroe; Paul Miller Racing with Rob Bell/Bryce Miller/Bryan Sellers/Tim Sugden; TRG/Nadeau Motorsports with Jim Michaelian/Bob Doyle/Coulter Mulligan; TRG with Dominik Farnbacher/Tim George, Jr., Ben Keating and Lucas Luhr; Chris Smith Racing with Bill Sweedler, Shane Lewis, Mitch Pagery and Thomas Sheehan, and Mitchum Motorsports with Randy Pobst/Derek Whitis/Joey Atterbury/Cooper MacNeil.

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Qualifying Results, Porsche Dominates!

Top 5 DP Qualifying Times (Speeds):

* Jorg Bergmeister, No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche/Riley – 1:40.099 (128.033 mph)
* Max Angelelli, No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara – 1:40.133 (127.989 mph)
* Scott Pruett, No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley – 1:40.245 (127.846 mph)
* Ryan Dalziel, No. 8 Corsa Car Care Ford/Riley – 1:40.250 (127.840 mph)
* Scott Dixon, No. 02 Target/TELMEX BMW/Riley – 1:40.302 (127.774 mph)

Top 5 GT Qualifying Times (Speeds):

* Andy Lally, No. 67 South Point Hotel & Casino Porsche GT3 – 1:48.487 (118.133 mph)
* Dominik Farnbacher, No. 66 TRG Porsche GT3 – 1:48.781 (117.814 mph)
* Jordan Taylor, No. 88 Autohaus Motorsports Porsche GT3 – 1:48.821 (117.771 mph)
* Craig Stanton, No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 – 1:49.011 (117.566 mph)
* Nick Tandy, No. 17 Burtin Racing Porsche GT3 – 1:49.134 (117.433 mph)