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PCA Corral at Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
from PCA
The green flag will drop on the 48th annual Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona on Jan. 30, 2010 and once again Porsche Club of America members are expected to be there in force.

The PCA Parking Corral in the Daytona infield will again welcome PCA members driving Porsches to exclusive parking near one of the most exciting areas on the track.

We also hope to welcome Vic Elford, this year's Grand Marshall, to the PCA corral to share some racing stories. If you have a race ticket which allows infield access, there is no additional charge for parking in the corral. However, parking in the corral is for Porsches only and on a first come basis. Get there early as the corral often fills hours before the race begins. As weather can be unpredictable in late January, a large tent with light refreshments, seating and a closed-circuit TV is available where members can escape from heat, cold, rain or sun and watch a live feed from the track.

This year we hope to offer a Saturday morning opportunity to meet the drivers and tour the track facilities of one of the Porsche teams looking to start the season with a win. In addition, we will have a guided tour of the tech area in the paddock where the track officials inspect each car. Please note that you will need a Paddock upgrade to your standard race ticket or another ticket which offers paddock access to participate in these activities.

Ticket information is available on the Daytona website or at 1-800-Pit-Shop. The corral opens at 8am on Saturday and continues through the end of the race on Sunday afternoon. Camping and fires are strictly prohibited in the PCA Parking corral. Overnight parking is at owner's risk.

This is the 10th year of operation for this PCA member benefit. Thanks to the regions in Zone 12 and Peachstate for their contributions!

Porsche 911 GT3 R World Debut at Autosport International Racing
from Nitrobahn
Porsche 911 GT3 R will make its world debut at the Autosport International Racing show in Birmingham, UK. A successor to the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S, the new 911 GT3 R will be delivered race-ready with focus on "improved handling and drivablity." It will be wider and packs more power than its predecessor, with a 473 horsepower 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine (upgraded from the previous 3.8-liter) that is couple to a six-speed sequential gearbox. It comes with additional features like Anti-Lock Braking System, traction control and an electionic "throttle-blip" on gear-down to help amateur drivers. More

Porsche Win 24 Hour Race in Dubai
from The Sports Campus
A successful start to the 2010 motorsport year for Porsche: With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, works driver Patrick Pilet (France) and Porsche Junior Marco Holzer (Germany), supported by Raymond Narac (France), won the Dubai 24 hour race by a clear margin. For Porsche, this marks the third straight win at the long distance race on the Gulf. More

Porsche Says No to Hybrid Versions of 911, Boxster, and Cayman
from All Cars Electric
Porsche, the name that is legend in racing and performance vehicles has been questioned about recent decisions. Enthusiasts feel that the company should not have considered an SUV or a 4 door vehicle as they simply do not symbolize the brand. Porsche responded by stating the economics and profits of such vehicles allow the company to produce exclusive, rare products such at the GT3. Without mass production products, many of the marques most exclusive offerings would never enter production. Enthusiasts responded by supporting the decision and forgive the company for its digression outside of the super car market. More

PCA's 55th Anniversary Calendar - Limited Quantities Available
from PCA
Happy New Year...2010 is here! Kick off the new year by hanging up this gorgeous calendar in your office or surprise a Porsche enthusiast you know. Only available directly from the PCA Headquarters, this commemorative calendar is sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Order yours today. By request, check out a video of the calendar. More



Porsche Sport Driving School and Porsche Travel Club Offer a Wide Range of Activities for 2010
from 9 Magazine
Porsche is challenging its most passionate drivers in 2010 to hone their performance skills on an array of new and established locations that include the renowned Porsche Driving School at the scenic but challenging Barber Motorsport Park in Birmingham, Ala., as well as other special locations around the globe. More

Winter Tires for Your Classic Porsche
from PorschePurist
Back in November of last year, Porsche announced they had extended their approval process for winter tires to include tires for both "young and old classics." Per the press release, "Offering customers this unusual service, the German manufacturer of sports cars enables drivers of older models to use the best available products on their car. Porsche is therefore providing valuable help and orientation in the process of choosing new winter tires with safe driving characteristics on snow and ice." More

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from PCA
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