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Porsche 911 Carrera awarded as the best car in its class
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The "911" concept has been a powerful argument for 50 years. In its golden anniversary year, the legendary sports car classic has been elected again as best vehicle in its class by the readers of "auto motor und sport." For the second time in a row, the latest Porsche 911 Carrera is the winner in the sports car category of the renowned readers' poll "The best Cars." More



Car Corral Alert: Sebring Porscheplatz
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Tickets for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida are on sale. Purchase your tickets under the Car Corral section at www.sebringraceway.com or call toll-free 800-626-RACE. Several ticketing options are available including one-, two- and four-day tickets for one or two people that include parking admission to the Porscheplatz; only 175 parking slots are available. The 20th Sebring Porscheplatz is sponsored by PCNA, their Florida Dealers, and is staffed by PCA volunteers from across the nation. If you have an interest in working a shift at the event, contact David O'Neal.

Porsche's Ferrari-fighting 960 to get quad-turbo boxer eight
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Porsche's upcoming 960 supercar is beginning to come into focus, with a new report shedding light on a number of intriguing details of the new addition to Stuttgart's lineup. The 960 is set to use a mid-mounted, quad-turbocharged boxer eight that should give it the muscle to match up with twelve-cylinder exotics like the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and the Lamborghini Aventador, according to an Automobile report. More

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SPEC manufactures a full line of Porsche clutches and flywheels for street and race applications. SPEC products are designed and built in-house in the US. 2009-2011 997 DFI billet steel single mass flywheels now available! MORE


Women of substance
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In the male-dominated realm of motorsports, two women are blazing their individual paths to excellence in distinctly different roles while united by a common thread. For Catherine Crawford Wallace, it is breaking new ground as the first-ever woman crew chief in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. For Melanie Snow, it is combining driving and motherhood. Each was introduced to the sport through family involvement, and both are expert managers. More

Ganassi team takes 51st Rolex 24; Pruett ties record with 5th overall victory
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates was clearly the team to beat throughout the 51st running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. A couple of teams, however, came close to doing just that over the final few hours of the twice-around-the-clock race around the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course. More

Brumos finds the going tough in this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona
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There is nothing more unpredictable than endurance racing and in a 24 hour race, it is impossible to foresee what might happen. With six decades of endurance competition under their belt, Brumos Racing has seen their share of triumphs, but they have also seen many promising efforts fall short. Such was the case in the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona, as Brumos faced one challenge after another. The team gave it their all, keeping the #59 Brumos Porsche 911 GT3 in contention, but a mechanical problem in the closing minutes dealt the final blow to what had been a top ten comeback. More

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Writer ordered to pay $174,000 after rare Porsche blows up in test drive
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The Porsche 917 Le Mans race cars weren't just stars on the track, where they led Porsche to its first wins at Le Mans; they also made Steve McQueen's film of the race a masterpiece. One of the drivers injured in that race let a journalist take his personal 917 back on the track - and then sued him when the car engine failed. The journalist's new job: Finding a way to pay $174,000 in damages and legal costs. More

The 2012 Porsche Cayman R paves the way for the all-new 2014 Cayman
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When Porsche first launched the Cayman model back in 2006, it was well received by performance purists around the world. Some critics even stated that the car was better balanced, thanks in large part to its mid-engine design, than the German brand’s iconic 911 model line, which has always carried its engine behind the rear wheels. Others went so far as to say that the car would actually be better than the 911 if Porsche would just give it enough horsepower. So for its 2012 model year, Porsche unveiled the Cayman R. More

LA Dismantler for previously enjoyed Porsche parts.

LA Dismantler have the PARTS & CARS for your 2013 Porsche project. Constantly sourcing quality donor cars with hard to find, sought after parts at reasonable prices. LA Dismantler hold stock of good used engines & transmissions for most 911 models (1985 and up) As well as Boxster, Cayman and Cayenne. Call our well trained staff for more info on the parts you need.


2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Proof that Porsche still takes sports car racing seriously
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One could be forgiven for contemplating Porsche's future in the sports car industry, what with the advent of vehicles such as the Cayenne and the Panamera, followed by the unceremonious departure of former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking under the watchful eyes of Volkswagen and Ferdinand Piëch. And to those who subscribe to the theory that the existence of the Cayenne and the Panamera are heresy, direct your attention to the 2013 911 GT3 Cup racer - proof that Porsche is as serious about sports car racing as ever. More

Porsche explains the significance of the Rolex 24 at Daytona: Video
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The secret to endurance racing is the same as the secret to all other forms of motorsport: to finish first, first you must finish. In the Grand Am series, nowhere is that task more difficult than at the Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24. More

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Tech Tactics East 2013
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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. Our very special guest this year from Porsche AG is Tony Hatter, who is the Porsche designer extraordinaire. He led the design team for the 993,918 and new Cayman. We have a Dave Becker and Rolf Kittlitz from Porsche Cars North America, Charlie Burke from Bentley Publishing and Doug Brown from Michelin Tires. We will also have three PCA members as part of the program: Jim Newton from Automobile Associates, Mike Levitas from TPC, and John Paterek from Paterek Brothers. This will be John's 33rd consecutive appearance at Tech Tactics. We have also booked Larry Neely from ClearPlex which a product to protect your Porsche windshield. Continental breakfast, box lunches and a commemorative T-shirt are included in the registration fee of $50. Registration will open on Feb. 1, 2013 on motorsportreg.com.

Porsche Cars at Autosport 2013
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Look behind the scenes and discover what's on offer within the Porsche UK Motorsports world, from this year's International Autosport show. Find out more about the important link between our race cars and road going cars, and how we continually push the boundaries of performance. More



Team Falken Tire adds Porsche driver Nick Tandy for Sebring 12 Hour
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Team Falken Tire drivers Bryan Sellers and Wolf Henzler will be joined by Porsche Factory driver Nick Tandy for select races in the 2013 American Le Mans Series schedule. Under returning Team Manager Derrick Walker, Tandy will stand as the third Falken Tire driver at the 12 Hours of Sebring season opener March 13-16. More

How to ruin your Porsche's tires very quickly
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Porsche 911s are powerful sports cars that can do some amazing things. With their engines in the rear it can make them tricky to handle at speed (especially in some of the older cars or with traction control off). However, for someone who knows how to drive the car correctly some incredible things can be done with them on the track. More

Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
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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.
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Upload your favorite Porsche picture on The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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PCA Photo of the Week
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My guards red 1997 993 Carrera-S looks very bright in full mid-day sun. Taken at St-Joseph-de-la-Rive in Québec
André Lapointe
Rennsport Region, PCA


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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