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It was a clear day at Virginia International Raceway, and Tuffy von Briesen was feeling good about his last run of the weekend. It was his first DE of the season and he'd had a great time driving Friday and Saturday. An Evaluation Instructor with 220 track days under his belt, von Briesen is an experienced driver, participating in DE events for nearly 12 years. And though he'd planned to return home that Sunday, he decided he'd like to run just one more. More
American Le Mans Monterey by Patrón - American Le Mans Porscheplatz - May 11-12, 2012
It's another six hours into the darkness at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The
Monterey Peninsula has played host to world-class sports car racing for more than 50
years. The downhill Corkscrew Turn provides one of the most challenging single corners on the season. In addition, this year's Porscheplatz is located in Turn #2 as in past years! More
Live blog from the ALMS Grand Prix of Monterey
Follow all the action of the third round of the 2012 ALMS season from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Porsche Panorama's Live Blog. On Friday, May 11, we'll be covering the World Challenge race at 12:05 p.m. PST (3:05 p.m. EST) followed by ALMS Qualifying at 4:45 p.m. PST (7:45 p.m. EST). On Saturday, warm-up is at 10:05 a.m. PST (1:05 p.m. EST) with the six hour ALMS Grand Prix of Monterey beginning at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST).
Follow all your favorite Porsche teams with insight only Porsche Panorama can provide. It's interactive, so send your comments and questions during the race. Sign up today for an email reminder here and come back for the blog starting Friday. Can't follow the event live? The blog will be in Replay mode after the race.
Belle Isle Grand Prix - June 1-3, 2012
The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix has announced the return of world-class auto racing to the historic, 2.1 mile Belle Isle track in the Motor City. This year's event will include the Chevrolet Indy Grand Prix featuring the cars of the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 at Belle Isle with the sports cars of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series, the Cadillac V-Series Challenge featuring the cars of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series and the Firestone Indy Lights Series. There will be a PCA Corral at this event. More
Porsche - Origin of the Species by Karl Ludvigsen
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Bentley Publishers is proud to announce that the new publication date for Porsche - Origin of the Species will be Sept. 1, 2012. More
Porsche 911 Carrera wins "red dot award: product design 2012"
The Porsche 911 Carrera has been awarded the prestigious "red dot award: product design 2012" for its unique functional and emotional design. The design icon wowed the 30-strong international jury of experts with its unique design language combining innovation and tradition, power and elegance. In the course of the competition, the 911 prevailed against more than 4,500 product designs from 58 countries. More
Porsche Holding posts profit as earnings outweigh book loss
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Porsche Automobil Holding SE posted a first-quarter profit after tax of €327 million, as earnings worth €1.17 billion from its holdings in Volkswagen AG and the Porsche sports car unit more than offset a €810 million non-cash charge triggered by a revaluation of options. Porsche's holding company reiterated it expects to remain in the black in 2012 despite possible charges through the option revaluation, and confirmed it still aims to forge an integrated company with Volkswagen. More
The Porsche 550 revival lives
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One year ago, Porsche chief Mattias Mueller let it be known that a compact, open-top, two-seater would make a useful addition to the brand. Only nine months later, however, Herr Mueller stated that the time may not yet be right for such a new entry-level model. Misunderstanding, change of strategy, red herring? A bit of everything, it seems. Having spoken to the vehicle line chiefs from Weissach and to representatives of the supplier community, we are confident that proposed mid-engined project 551 has not been canceled. More
Porsche reaffirms commitment to hybrids
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If a few years ago you said Porsche would be the first major automaker to fit electric drive technology in each of its models, you would have probably been labeled somewhat delusional. Today, however, such a statement is close to being true as every model in Porsche's lineup is either already available with some form of electric drive technology or is being tested in the field with it. More
Former Porsche chief designer dies aged 81
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is mourning it's chief designer of many years, Anatole Carl Lapine, who died on 29 April 2012 in Baden-Baden. Lapine headed up the Style Porsche design studio from 1969 to 1988. Michael Mauer, Porsche's chief designer since 2004, paid homage to the deceased: "Anatole Lapine shaped Porsche sports car design over more than two decades. As a designer he didn't follow fashion but was forever setting new trends with his concepts." More
Porsche reports April sales
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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, announced April 2012 sales of 3,437 vehicles. This compares to 3,172 vehicles last April, for an increase of four percent. For the year, Porsche sold 10,596 cars in the U.S., which is a four percent increase over last year's sales of 10,179. More
David Murry opens Atlanta Motorsports Park with Peachstate Region PCA instructors
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Long time PCA member and professional driver/coach David Murry assisted Atlanta Motorsports Park with its grand opening to its members on May 3-5. AMP has selected Murry as its partner for on track instruction and coaching of its members. Murry was assisted by Peachstate Region and Chin Motorsports instructors who provided in car instruction to the AMP club members coming to turn their first laps on this brand new facility.
Take a lap around AMP with Murry at the wheel through this link to his Track Days website. AMP is modeled on other successful motorsports clubs like Spring Mountain in Nevada. Murry, with assistance from Spencer Pumpelly, conducted twice a day orientation sessions for three days putting 90 AMP members through initial training. The sessions included a classroom session followed by on track laps. Peachstate members provided in car instruction, lead cars and lead instructors for the three days.
It was a great opportunity for PCA members to use their skills to assist Murry in the launch of what is sure to be one of the premier tracks in the U.S. Join Peachstate PCA for their own DE at AMP scheduled for September.
TRG takes on New Jersey and Laguna Seca
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Between the two biggest sports car racing series in North America, occasionally there are weekends where TRG needs to be in two places at the same time. Next weekend has the team on both coasts with GRAND-AM at New Jersey Motorsports Park for the Global Barter 250 and the ALMS at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the American Le Mans Monterey, Presented by Patrón. More
Introducing PCA e-Brake news' Photo of the Week
With an abundance of photographers out there in the PCA community, we'd love to see some of your favorite pictures. The only requirement for submission is that it must be of PCA members, events, and/or their Porsches.
John Novotnak, currently www.PCA.org Photo of the Month coordinator, has volunteered collect and manage the Photo of the Week submissions. Submit your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your contact information and a few sentences about your picture. We hope you enjoy this new feature!
Photo by Dr. Andy Boesky, Western Michigan Region
Gear up for the Porsche Parade with official Parade clothing
We've added a few Parade clothing items to the PCA webstore You'll find a casual hat and shirts for men and women. All items (except t-shirt) are embroidered with the 2012 Parade logo. More
PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now in stock in four finishes, including a high tech carbon fiber look. All frames are made from heavy rust proof 304 stainless steel with highly detailed laser etch graphics. Universal fit and easy mounting application. Includes matching frame finish hardware hider caps to complement your frames. Available in black powder-coated, brushed stainless steel, and gold titanium finishes. Price $19.99-39.99 S/H. Order here.
PCA Club Racing Decals now available at www.pcawebstore.com
Official PCA Club Racing decals in various colors. They measure approx 12 inches wide and 4 inches high. These decals DO NOT have the unsightly clear bumper sticker look. The decals apply with a transfer tape and leaves just the colored vinyl on the surface it is applied to. Price: $14.99 More
The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
Show your PCA pride by carrying a PCA Visa Rewards Card!
• 0 percent Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months. After this period, a low variable APR will apply.
• Earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants.
• No annual fee and no additional cost to you.
• Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service and 100 percent Fraud Protection, Purchase security, Warranty Manager and much more.
Pick one of the standard designs or design your own card. Only available to U.S. residents. Visit rewards.umb.com for details. Sign up today! More