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PCA sets another membership record in 2014!
PCA
As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, our little car club has now grown to well over 68,000+ Porsche households and over 110,000+ members.

We wanted to take a moment and thank each and every one of you for your dedication and loyalty to the Club. Additionally, a special thanks to our thousands of volunteers who work tirelessly to make it all work. Without them, there would be no PCA.

Tell a family member, tell a friend, tell a stranger…if you know someone who owns a Porsche, be sure to have them join us in 2015!

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Life in the fast lane: Driving a Porsche
By Steve Peterson
Owning a Porsche has given me a number of reasons to share experiences with people on the road that, I am certain, we all have experienced. I thought one way to share these would be to discuss what we have to endure as owners of an iconic sports car at the hands of those less fortunate. I don't mean to imply any type of arrogance, only to point out that those who choose to own a Porsche face unexpected hurdles that must be dealt with on a daily basis. I would like to share one of mine in hopes of spurring on all owners to share their stories.
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Porsche unveils 911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S at NAIAS [w/video]
PCA
Porsche unveiled two new vehicles today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new 911 Targa 4 GTS and Cayenne Turbo S, top-spec iterations of the 911 Targa and Cayenne model lines.

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Mardis Gras Region member wins 2014 PCA Winter/Holiday Photo Contest
PCA
PCA is happy to announce the grand-prize winner of our inaugural PCA Winter/Holiday Photo Contest on Facebook, sponsored by Michelin: Renee Boudreaux Ishcomer, of Mardis Gras Region, whose photo of a Cayman S on the streets of Franklin, Louisiana edged out the others in the eyes of the PCA HQ judges. It was a close contest, especially between first and fifth places.

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2015 Club Racing season begins
PCA
The 2015 racing season marks the 24th year of PCA Club Racing. The program has grown more than a little from four races in its first year to over 30 races likely for 2015. There have been many changes to the program over the years. However, the first guiding principle of PCA Club Racing, that the program was to provide Fun, safe racing, open to all PCA members and their Porsches, holds as true today as it did in 1992 when Alan Friedman initially chaired the program. Congratulations to everyone connected with PCA Club Racing, including, most importantly, our racers.
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Three 911 RSRs to start Rolex 24, Team Falken gets second factory driver
PCA
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSC) season opener on January 24, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway, will have three Porsche 911 RSRs starting in the hotly contested GT Le Mans (GTLM) class: two run by the Porsche North America (PNA) factory effort, and one by privateer Team Falken Tire. Porsche factory driver Patrick Long for the first time will co-drive with Team Falken in the #17 911 RSR — which is coming off a class-win at 2014’s season-ending race — along with fellow factory pilot Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers at Daytona.
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Club Racing: An announcement from Bryan Henderson
PCA
I am pleased to announce that Vicki Earnshaw will take over as the Chairman of PCA Club Racing in 2015. I will move back to the Chief National Steward position. Vicki is extremely qualified for the Job and has already earned your respect and support. I am certain the Chairmanship will be in good hands and that the PCA racing community will support her 100%. We are very lucky to have her and her wealth of experience.
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Porsche 911 hybrid 'possible'
Autocar
The chances of the long-mooted Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid becoming a reality are strengthening. While still unconfirmed, Porsche boss Matthias Müller is understood to be warming to the idea. However, Mueller also made it clear that a 911 hybrid wouldn’t be seen for some years, at least until the next-generation 911 launches (as opposed to a hybrid version of the facelifted 911 due later this year). "Maybe in the next generation. Why not?" he said.
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In 2014, Porsche delivered worldwide 189,850 vehicles to customers
Porsche
In 2014, Porsche AG delivered nearly 189,850 new vehicles to customers all over the world — an increase of 17 percent over the previous year. In December 2014, Porsche also broke the 20,000 unit barrier (up 39 percent compared to the same month the previous year) by delivering 20,644 vehicles for the first time in one month.
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Take a video tour of the Porsche Museum's secret prototypes and concepts
Jalopnik
Right now in Stuttgart, the Porsche Museum is running an exhibit that comes straight out of our wildest gearhead dreams. It's called Project: Top Secret! and it hauls a bunch of their old concept cars, prototypes and development mules out of the vault for the public to see.

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Video: Chris Harris drives a Porsche 911 rally car that puts Baja bugs to shame
Jalopnik
The latest Chris Harris on Cars tackles a subject very near and dear to my heart: 997-gen Porsche 911 Cup cars, built for the World Rally Championship's RGT class by the universe-saving heroes at Tuthill Porsche. It's a filthy, sideways good time.

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Only Porsche has more Porsches — Manfred Hering's passion for early 911s
Classic Driver
Manfred Hering, owner of German specialist Early 911s, is something of a lord of the classic Porsche 911 — despite his tender age (he’s only in his forties). Classic Driver talked to the 911 expert in his newly opened Porsche dream factory in Wuppertal.
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Check out the expanded clearance items in the PCA Web Store!
PCA
Check out our expanded clearance section in the PCA webstore. Quantities are limited so get it while you can. Priced to sell from $10-$19.99!


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New billboard transforms for Porsche drivers [w/video]
TechRadar
Just in case Porsche drivers have forgotten how fortunate they are, a new billboard at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport now reminds them of their specialness via a customized message whenever they drive past. You'd think cruising around in one of Germany's finest automobiles would be reward enough in itself, but in a world first, oncoming Porsches now trigger a change in the digital billboard advertising the Porsche 911 Turbo.
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Porsche rules out F1 project
Motorsport.com
2016 F1 entrant Gene Haas recently indicated he hopes rumors the German giant Volkswagen — Porsche's parent — is contemplating entering F1 are true. "I think having big manufacturers coming in and supplying engines makes a lot of sense," he told Autoweek and F1 business journalist Christian Sylt. But the marque's head of research and development Wolfgang Hatz has told Auto Motor und Sport: "Formula one has never been an issue for us and won't be."
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Video: Retro Review: '83 928S vs. Z28
MotorWeek
Watch a 1983 Porsche 928S take on a Chevrolet Camaro Z28 of the era at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia in a throwback clip.
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TUDOR Championship kicks off new year with 'Roar' test
IMSA
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship paddock roared to life for the first time in 2015 this past weekend with the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 test at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 9-11. The three-day test was the lone official IMSA test of the offseason and the final dress rehearsal for teams competing in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25. Among the 53 teams entered across the TUDOR Championship's four classes are 10 different automotive manufacturers and current and former stars from various disciplines of racing, including NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula 1 and international sports car competition.
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2015 Porsche Macan road test
U-T San Diego
The Porsche Macan compact crossover is a sports car and an off-road climber. And Mark Maynard wouldn’t have believed his words, either, had he not scorched the Streets of Willow Springs road course and then followed the leader on the off-road course. Porsche engineers are obsessed with creating a dual-purpose crossover, which, of course, is nearly impossible given budget and size restraints. But that doesn’t stop them from trying to make perfect this so-American creation.
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Video: Porsche 911 991 factory
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Porsche will have completed the structural work and erection of steel girders for the new engine plant at its Zuffenhausen site by the end of the year. By the beginning of 2016, the new development in the northern part of Stuttgart, on a site occupying only 10,000 square meters, will include a state-of-the-art assembly line with logistics areas and engine-testing technology, plus appealing offices and staff recreation rooms. The two-story plant will accommodate a total workforce of around 400 people. The master plan for the conversion of the entire "Porsche Werk 4" industrial site has received the highest commendation from the German Association for Sustainable Construction.
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Next-gen Porsche 911 hybrid to take on BMW i8
Carscoops
Following extensive development efforts to produce the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar, Porsche is now weighing options regarding a hybrid variant across the sports car range, including the flagship 911. "We have a lot of ideas, but we have not approved them for production yet," explained Porsche global sales and marketing head Bernhard Maier. "The 918 Spyder shows that Porsche has the capability to produce very convincing hybrid sports cars."
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Porsche Motorsport North America celebrates Alex Job Racing's "first"
25 years

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Alex Job Racing, headquartered in Tavaras, Florida (near Orlando), has been at the head of the sports car racing class for 25 years, and Porsche Motorsport North America is celebrating one of its longest running customers as the team heads into year 26. The story of the team's success actually began more than 30 years ago. Team owner Alex Job spent 20 years in the retail automobile business, primarily with Porsche, before pursuing racing as a full time business. For Job, racing has always been a motivating factor; in the 1970s, he raced part time while keeping his day job. Job retired from racing in the late '70s, but the separation didn't stick and he was drawn back into motorsports competition.
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The Lego Speed Champions kits look amazing
Road & Track
The new Lego Speed Champions kits arrive in March, and the latest images show just how fantastic they're going to be.

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Porsche of the Week
PCA
Christmas in Santa Fe, New Mexico — This photo of my 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was shot at our house after a drive on the back roads of Santa Fe. It was the only RS we saw all day!

Photo by Will Sanchez
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Got a stunning shot you want to share? Submit your pictures to potw@pca.org. Be sure to include your contact information, your region name and a few sentences about your picture.

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