Bruce Anderson, PCA and Porsche icon, passes
Manny Alban, PCA National President Share
He and his wife, Stephanie, were fixtures at Porsche Parades and PCA events for many decades. Those who spent time with Bruce knew they were lucky to have known such a great man. With his trademark suspenders and that big smile, he made you feel as though you were the only person in the room.
We at the Porsche Club of America offer our most sincere condolences to Stephanie and the Anderson family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
50 years of the Porsche 911
For five decades, the 911 has been the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. More
Tech Tactics East - a few Sunday, Feb. 24, slots still available
Pete Tremper, Tech Tactics Chairman Share
Slots for Sunday, Feb. 24 are still available for Tech Tactics East 2013. The Saturday event is SOLD OUT. The event is featuring a wide variety of topics and speakers. Tony Hatter, Porsche designer extraordinaire, is our feature speaker. Among of the many projects Tony was responsible for the design phase are the 993, 918 and new Cayman S. Tony's presentation is surrounded by variety of speakers including two PCNA technical instructors. These are the folks who train the Porsche dealer technicians. Mike Levitas and John Paterek from our PCA ranks will present as well as representatives from Michelin Tire, Bentley Publishing and ClearPlex.
Continental breakfast, box lunch and a commemorative t-shirt are included in the registration fee of $50. Registration at http://pca.MotorsportReg.com/
Attention: 996 owners, Bentley Publishing will be featuring the 996 model at Tech Tactics East
Pete Tremper, Tech Tactics Chairman Share
Attentions all 996 owners, Bentley Publishing will be featuring the 996 model in their presentation entitled: 996 Ownership: maintenance and service tech tips. Charlie Burke, Senior Editor at Bentley Publishers, has been authoring service information for Porsche and other European automobiles since 1986, including the recently published Bentley Porsche 911(996) 1999-2005 Service Manual. In addition to leading the service manual team at Bentley, Charlie provides consulting and training to OEMs, focusing on European makes, and is an active participant in industry events. He is an avid fan of Porsche cars...water cooled and air cooled.
Slots for Sunday, Feb. 24, are still available for Tech Tactics East 2013. The Saturday event is SOLD OUT.
Registration at http://pca.MotorsportReg.com/
Porsche customer teams wrap first official test of 2013 at Sebring
Porsche customer teams have wrapped-up the first official test days of 2013 at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. Competitors from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS), the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama and GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin descended upon the site of the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to prepare for the March 16, 61st-running of the classic American endurance race. More
Save the date for a major sports car announcement on March 14
GRAND-AM Road Racing and The American Le Mans Series Share
Presented by Tequila Patrón regarding 2014 Unified Sports Car Series
DATE: Thursday, March 14
SITE: Chateau Élan Hotel at Sebring International Raceway
TIME: 2:30 p.m. ET More
Has Volkswagen discovered the Holy Grail of carmakers?
Reuters via MSN Money Share
Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan and Taiichi Ohno in the canon of auto industry pioneers. More
Survival of the Quickest
Ben Coombs Share
Have you ever found yourself laying in bed at night, wondering what would happen if you tried to drive across the Middle East and Africa in a rickety old sports car? Of course you have! Well, wonder no more.
Survival of the Quickest, the book describing the African Porsche Expedition in all its gritty glory, is now available to buy in paperback and Ebook format.
Coombs contributed an article from his experience to the January issue of Porsche Panorama. Photos here.
Porsche Cayman S goes snow drifting and tops out at 180 mph
With the right set of tires and an experienced pair of hands behind the wheel, a mid-engined sports car like the new Porsche Cayman S (981) can be quite a joyful toy on a snow-covered track, as Sport Auto's Christian Gebhardt proves in this video that was shot at the Hockenheim racetrack in Germany. More
China roars ahead as Porsche's fastest-growing region
In 2013, Porsche China expects to continue building upon its spectacular successes from the past year and further establish its position as the leading luxury sports car maker in the market. The marque set another sales record in 2012, delivering a total of 31,205 cars across mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, realizing a growth rate of 28.2 percent year-on-year, driven primarily by the outstanding sales performance of the Panamera and Cayenne models. More
2014 Porsche Cayman: Fully redesigned and inching closer to the 911's power
Latinos Post Share
The new 2014 Porsche Cayman may finally quell the pleas from car enthusiasts imploring the European automaker to outfit the coupe with enough power to challenge the 911 - Porsche's star model. But it doesn't seem like this model of the Cayman is going to oust the 911 from its top spot on the line yet, but it is getting closer, some say - pumping out 274 horsepower, 20 more than its predecessor. More
PCA Spring Clothing Collection; Over 25 new items added
PCA has just released its spring clothing collection. Check out the vast offering for men and women. We've added the latest fashion styles while maintaining some of our classics. Go to www.pcawebstore.com for more details.
Here's just a sampling:
Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
Made from OEM quality durable exterior grade plastic, this simple and effective design covers and protects the hitch receiver. They fit all standard 2" receivers, and feature detailed PCA emblem encapsulated beneath a clear U.V. protective dome. The encapsulation welcomes exterior use without the worries of the logo fading or discoloring. $19.99 each including shipping.
License Plate Frame Security Caps
Quality made in Germany from solid stainless steel for a substantial one-piece appearance. Unique cap design conceals your license plate and/or frame hardware and prevents any potential tampering or frame/plate theft. Provides years of exterior use and comes complete with instructions and a special hand tool for easy on and off application. Available in Black Pearl or Brushed metal finishes. One set includes two caps. $19.99 including shipping.
Looking to share your expertise?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of E-Brake, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of PCA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment.
Porsche 911 GT3 rally racing
The Sports Car Guys Share
At one time the Porsche 911 was used very successfully as a rally car. The rear weight bias of the 911 made for a car that in the hands of the right driver, could do things that other rally cars just couldn't do. Unfortunately, the Porsche 911 isn't used much for rallying these days, but that doesn't mean it can't still be a potent rally car. More
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Recently shot in Atlanta before heading to the Petit Lemans at Road Atlanta.
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