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GGR Holiday Banquet & Awards aboard the USS Hornet

GGR Holiday Banquet & Awards aboard the USS Hornet

PCA - Golden Gate - Autocross

Saturday, January 25, 2020
USS Hornet, Alameda, CA

Registration closed January 18, 2020 12:00 PM on January 18, 2020 12:00 PM PST Registration ends January 18, 2020 12:00 PM on January 18, 2020 12:00 PM PST Registration opens December 4, 2019 8:00 AM on December 4, 2019 8:00 AM PST Registration runs from December 4, 2019 8:00 AM to January 18, 2020 12:00 PM

This year's GGR Holiday Banquet and Awards will be held at a local Alameda institution, the USS Hornet, which is moored on the other side of the Naval Station from where we have held our autocross events for the last 15 years. Annual club, track and autocross awards will be presented during this great event.

There’s a lot of great history around this World War 2 carrier, which was designated a National Landmark in 1991 and opened as a museum in 1998.

Another interesting tie in is that Porsche recently filmed a Taycan promotional video on her deck:

The space we’ve arranged for our Awards dinner is the Officer’s Wardroom (in-doors), which seats up to 125 guests, with an option to expand our space if demand warrants (also in-doors). The proceeds from our rental, benefits the non-profit that maintains the ship and museum and we'll be using a local Alameda Catering Company, Pacific Fine Food.

Event cost is $75 per attendee and includes ship tours as well as passed starters, dinner and desert. A no-host bar will be available as well with local Alameda Beer, Wine and Mixed Drinks. A raffle will also be held with Porsche gifts provided by our Sponsor Redwood City Porsche.

4-6 PM: Mix and Mingle

  • Docents standing by to take groups out for tours (no additional cost), including special tours of the engine room and tower
  • Passed Starters - Bourbon Glazed Bacon Skewer with Blackberry Zucchini Cake with Chipotle Aioli Dollop Veggie and Meat Stromboli w/ Marinara Dipping
  • No host bar with local Alameda Wine and Beer
  • The ship's gift shop will be open during this time as well

6-8 PM: Buffet dinner is served, followed by desert and coffee

  • Artisan Bread Basket & Caramelized Balsamic Onion Curls
  • Winter Garden Salad with Apple, Shaved Fennel, Persimmon, Candied Pecans & Cranberries with Heirloom Balsamic(Vegan)
  • White Beans with Broccoli Rabe & Lemon Garden Blend Wild Rice (Vegan)
  • Center Cut Pork Loin, brined in Herbs & Spices, Bourbon & Espresso Marinated, Seared in Brown Sugar with Tart Cherries
  • Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce
  • SWEETS TRIO: Mini Chocolate Éclair, Mini Salted Caramel Cupcakes & Mini Crème Brûlée, gf
  • Hot Coffee & Tea, Fruit Infused Water & Pellegrino Water

8-9 PM: 2019 Awards Presentation

  • Autocross
  • Track
  • Club

Parking is free and available both in the lot directly in front of the bow of the carrier as well as the large lot directly behind.

Note access to and within the ship is only via stairs so please plan appropriately. Dress is casual.

Sorry no refunds after 1/1/2020

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