Snell 2005 Helmet Expiration Date Extended

Attention DE Drivers and Club Racers: Snell SA 2005 helmet expiration extended to January 1, 2017

If your Snell SA2005 helmet is still in good condition and you wish to do so, you may continue to use it up to January 1, 2017. While the June 1 expiration has worked well for the past several Snell cycles, for various reasons some manufacturers are slower than in the past about getting all their models in all sizes on the market. There is no overall shortage of helmets with the latest Snell rating, but helmet fit is very important and varies with individual head shapes, and preference for make and model is important to many. The Snell Foundation recommends that helmets be replaced every five years, and racers with Snell SA2005 helmets should take that into consideration when deciding if they should purchase one of the many Snell SA2015 helmets available now, or wait until the one they want becomes available.

2015 GPR Year in Review

Melinda Halvorson put together a 2015 Year in Review video, which was shown during happy hour at the annual holiday party.

If you missed the party, or if you were there and didn’t get to see the entire video, here it is:


GPR Board Visits Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands

As Steve Wilwerding mentioned in the November Der Skooner, the club was able this year to give back to the community by making donations to the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands. This past Tuesday evening, the GPR board stopped by the Westside Boys & Girls Club in Omaha for a tour and to present the donation. Afterwards, the kids got a chance to see our Porsches up close and even sit behind the wheel.

Both the staff and the kids at the Westside Boys & Girls Club were amazing, and the work they are doing is just incredible. Watch for a full write-up in the February Der Skooner. And until then, check out the photos from our fantastic evening below.

And if you’re interesting in learning more about what they do, check out their website and like them on Facebook.

Pictures from the Manarin Fun Run and Italian Potluck

For those that weren’t able to attend the Manarin Fun Run and Italian Potluck, you missed a truly great event. Special thanks to Roland Manarin for hosting the club, Denny Strauss for putting together a great drive, and to Brian Tessman for organizing everything.

And thanks to Steve Ginn, you can enjoy these photos from the event. Read more about it in the next Der Skooner.

Ashland Car Show Results

By Russ Standage

Eight Porsche’s along with two VW Beetles joined 127 other cars in the Ashland Car Show this year. Show chairman had planned on 100 cars so parking was limited.  Weather was bright and sunny with temperatures in the mid-90s. There were plenty of activities going on around us with lots of food and drink.  Thanks to our able Porsche judges, Ken Kusik of Lincoln, and the infamous Omaha sister duo Sandy Bruso and Sally Knapp.  They did their job well and results came in quickly.

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