PCA's YouTube Channel gets "thumbs up" from viewers
Last quarter PCA's YouTube channel surpassed 100 videos. With that, we asked members to provide us input on what they thought of the videos and what we should focus on for the future.
We are proud to report that viewers are quite satisfied with the current content and quality of the videos. That said, we see a demand for more car coverage and technical/how to videos. If you have an idea for a video, shoot us a note at email@example.com.
PCA Spotlight - Paintless dent repair
Greg Smith of Dents Be Gone shows us how he repairs a significant dent on a PCA members 2006 Cayman S. We also get advice on how to find the right PDR expert to work on your car or truck.
Follow the 24 Hours of Daytona live
This year at the 24 Hours of Daytona, Porsche will launch the Daytona Live Web app as an exciting online destination for following race updates, capturing behind the scenes stories and showcasing your response.
The best tweets, pictures and videos from drivers, fans and the Porsche team will be compiled into one stream so that viewers at the track and at home can watch the race unfold.
Brumos balancing the traditional with the new for 2013 Rolex 24
Brumos Racing Share
Brumos Racing is all about history and tradition, and through the years, the team has built its reputation by staying true to the principles that first brought them success. While Brumos remains dedicated to those traditions, their longevity in motorsports would not be possible without adapting and evolving. The Brumos of today may still look similar to their predecessors, but their current day success can be attributed to the state-of-the-art as well as the traditional. More
SPEED, SPEED.com, Motor Racing Network to provide flag-to-flag coverage of GRAND-AM Rolex Series season opening 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona
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Race fans won't miss a minute of the action when SPEED, SPEED.com and the Motor Racing Network combine to provide 25 hours of flag-to-flag coverage of the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona, kicking off the networks' coverage of the complete 12-race 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season. There will be a new but familiar face anchoring SPEED's 2013 coverage, with Formula One broadcast veteran Bob Varsha set to join Brian Till for play-by-play. Eli Gold and Preston Root will return to the booth to lead the Motor Racing Network's radio broadcast of the Rolex 24. More
Corral Alert: Tickets on sale for COTA GRAND-AM Race
The preparations for the GRAND-AM Race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, are in full swing. PCA has made arrangements through COTA for tickets to the race priced at $59.00 and admission to the Car Corral for $30.00. Your ticket is all access, meaning you can view the race from anywhere around the track. However we'll have a hospitality tent located at the top of Turn 1 that offers a tremendous view of the pit straight and the entry and exit to that famous Turn 1. COTA also will make available dedicated PCA seating in the Turn 1 Grand Stand. We'll also have a PCA Car Corral located in Parking Lot P, directly behind Turn 1. There are permanent restrooms and concessions located immediately adjacent to our tent and seating. Great place to get some of those famous ribs from The Salt Lick.
In addition to access to the race your ticket also allows you access to the paddock and garages where you can get an up front and close view of the race teams, the drivers and their cars. We are also working with GRAND-AM to have presentations in our hospitality tent from team owners, drivers and other groups that will make this an even better race experience. Also included will be access to driver autograph sessions.
To make your ticket purchase as simple as possible, COTA has assigned an exclusive Sales Representative to manage PCA ticket sales. To purchase your tickets please contact Tom Greene at 512.536.1455. Tom prefers you to contact him by telephone to purchase tickets. If you have already purchased tickets, please contact Tom to merge your names onto his list of PCA ticket purchasers. You can do this by telephone or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have purchased tickets, please be sure to contact Tom to merge your name onto his list. We want to make sure that we everyone's name on the list how want to park in the corral.
For additional information, please contact PCA Zone 5 Representative Lynn Friedman at email@example.com. More
My Porsche life - 27 years later
Bob Shuster, PCA 2012 Spring Raffle Winner Share
My Porsche life actually began in the very late 70s while living in Connecticut.
One day, I was working around my house when my brother, Sandy, drove up unannounced. Of course, I was delighted to see him since he lived in New Jersey. What a nice surprise, I thought. I asked him, "What are you doing in Connceticut?" Sandy said he was on his way to Lime Rock: a racetrack in Conncecticut. More
Where Patrick Long will be in 2013-CORE launches Porsche GT campaign
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Back-to-back American Le Mans Series PC class champions CORE autosport will take on an additional challenge in 2013 with a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GTE class assault headlined by Porsche factory star, Patrick Long and three-time Le Mans class winner, Tom Kimber-Smith. More
Porsche Museum Treasure - the 917 Pink Pig
Porsche fired the starting shot for Project 917 in June 1968, after the international motor sports authority or FIA had announced a class of "homologated sports cars" with up to five liters cubic capacity and a minimum weight of 800 kilograms. Under the supervision of Ferdinand Piëch, the stipulated 25 units of the new racing car model were completed by April 1969 so that the 917 could begin its racing career in the same year. After it initially dropped out of its first three races due to technical problems, the 917 success story began in August 1969 at a 1,000-kilometer race at the Österreichring with a victory by Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens.
The Porsche 917/20 was a mix between the short-tail and the long-tail models and was notable for its broad proportions. Although the pink colored racecar, nicknamed "the Pig", dropped out halfway through the race, its unusual paint color made it one of the most famous Porsche models ever. Video here.
The Singer 911: All You Ever Wanted to Know
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To some people, mainly Porsche people, this is the most desirable car you could own. Its creators are a bunch of zany, brilliant Porsche-files who have invested their lives in re-imagining the classic Porsche 911 shape for the year 2013. DRIVE tours the factory, speak to the team and drive it on road and track. Video here.
Porsche 2013 US sales may top record 35,000 last year
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German group Porsche's U.S. sales this year, benefiting from growing demand for two-seaters, may top the record 35,000 sports cars and SUVs delivered in 2012. U.S. sales of the Volkswagen-owned Porsche division rose 21 percent last year, Porsche U.S. chief Detlev von Platen told Reuters. More
JMG has a new look
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Jackson Motorsports Group (JMG), based in Greenville, S.C., was founded in 1997 to provide event support for a well-known tire manufacturer. Since that time, JMG has continued to expand its reach in the motorsports arena, working with almost every North American sanctioning body and many automotive-focused clients on everything from product sales to event marketing to product launches and motorsports marketing programs. Video here.
PCA's 58th annual Porsche Parade
It's time to start planning your summer trip to Parade! PCA's 58th annual Parade returns to Traverse City, Mich., after 24 years, and will run from June 23-29, 2013. Our host hotel is the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, the site of the 1989 Parade and one of the most requested sites to repeat for a Parade. The Porsche Parade is the PCA's annual convention, a week-long extravaganza of car events, tech sessions, social events and FUN. Whether you like to autocross, rally, tour or Concours, there is plenty to do and see. The Parade is a great family vacation, and the Traverse City area has a wide variety of kid-friendly activities. Check out all the activities on our website: parade2013.pca.org. Check back often for updates, registration for Parade begins March 12, 2013.
Tech Tactics East 2013
Pete Tremper, Tech Tactics Chairman Share
The date has been set for the third annual Tech Tactics East at the Porsche Cars North America site outside of Easton, Pa. Please mark your calendars for Feb. 23-24, 2013. The format will be the same as in years past. We have already booked speakers from Mobil Oil, Bentley Publishing and Michelin Tires. We will also have two members of our PCA Tech Committee present including John Paterek. This will be John's 33rd consecutive appearance at Tech Tactics. He was a presenter at the inaugural event at the Harley Hotel in 1981. We will also have two speakers from PCNA and working on a Porsche "factory" speaker. Continental breakfast and "box" lunches are included in the registration fee of $50. Registration will open on Feb. 1, 2013 on motorsportreg.com.
Porsche Panamera Turbo receives carbon body kit and power increase
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Regula Exclusive has developed a body kit made from carbon fiber for the Porsche Panamera Turbo. Located near Dortmund, the German tuner is also offering this kit in a flexible polyester-polyurethane mixture but for €7,498 it is available in a carbon fiber variant which can be optionally painted. More
New selection of PCA t-shirts NOW AVAILABLE
We've added new PCA t-shirts to www.pcawebstore.com. Take a look at the new logo designs and choose from mens, ladies, long sleeve, short sleeve, and children's styles. Shirts are 100 percent ComfortSoft cotton (pre-shrunk) and are from the Hanes tagless line. Perfect for track days, attending casual PCA events, and/or just to show off your PCA pride. Prices start $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
PCA Photo of the Week
My 1970 914-6 on Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura, Calif., during a Sunday morning cruise.
Photo by Jason Shepherd
Santa Barbara Region PCA
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