Tony Hatter, Porsche AG designer, to be the feature speaker at Tech Tactics East: Register today!
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Tony Hatter, Porsche AG designer extraordinaire, will be the feature speaker at Tech Tactics on Feb. 23-24 in Easton, Pa. He was not only the lead designer on the 993 but also the new Cayman, which will be on display. Other PCA speakers include John Paterek, Mike Levitas, and Jim Newton. PCNA technical trainers will discuss the Cayenne diesel and C4 technology. Michelin Tire, Bentley Publishing and ClearPlex (Windshield protectant) will round out the field of speakers to provide an exciting and informative day. Continental breakfast, box lunch and a commemorative t-shirt are included in the registration fee of $50. Registration at http://pca.MotorsportReg.com/
Car Corral Alert: Grand Am race at Circuit of the Americas
The first Grand Am race at Circuit of the Americas is just around the corner. To make your ticket purchase as simple as possible, COTA has assigned an exclusive Sales Representative to manage PCA ticket sales. A two day race ticket is $59.00 and a two day Car Corral pass is an additional $30.00. To purchase your tickets please contact Tom Greene at 512.536.1455 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already purchased tickets, please contact Tom to merge your names onto his list of PCA ticket purchasers. We want to make sure that all PCA members who purchased tickets can park in the corral and join us in the hospitality tent.
Since your ticket is all access, you can view the race from anywhere around the track. But PCA, courtesy of Porsche Cars North America, will have a great hospitality tent overlooking Turn 1 that offers a tremendous view of the pit straight and the entry and exit to that famous Turn 1.
Your ticket also gives you a dedicated seat in the T1 grandstand. So enjoy the race from the grandstand or relaxing in the hospitality tent. As usual, we'll have the Speed Channel cable feed to enhance your viewing experience. The PCA Car Corral will be located in parking lot P, just a short walk from the T1 hospitality tent and grand stand. T1 has permanent concessions and restrooms. This is a great chance for you to enjoy some of the fantastic Salt Lick BBQ that Hill Country Region made famous during the FI 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. You will also have access to driver autograph sessions. Your ticket will provide you an opportunity to participate in PCNA sponsored spirited touring laps on Friday and Saturday. PCNA has offered PCA a limited number of spaces that will allow PCA members to ride along in a new Porsche driven by a professional instructor from the Porsche Sport Driving School. This is a unique opportunity that is not offered at most Grand Am events. We'll provide more information closer to the event about how the spaces will be allocated. In addition to the PCNA sponsored touring laps, COTA is also offering car clubs a limited number of spaces for short touring laps on Saturday. You can drive your car on the same track driven by FI Champions Sebastian Vettel, Louis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. We are also working with COTA for additional touring lap opportunities in Sunday, the day after the Grand Am race.
Come join us for the races. For additional information, please contact PCA Zone 5 Representative Lynn Friedman at email@example.com.
PCA Spotlight - Centro 911 Coupe
At the 2013 PCA Club Race in Sebring, Fla., PCA gets an exclusive look at the coupe version of the center seated Centro 911/997. This single/centered seat 997 cabriolet drew lots of attention last fall, yielding close to 50,000 hits on PCA's YouTube video. Inspired by the center seated McLaren, the Centro 911 offers a unique Porsche experience.
Patrick Dempsey to race at 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche
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Grey's Anatomy star and avid racer Patrick Dempsey will be returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013 after last racing in the endurance classic in 2009 at the wheel of a Ferrari F430 GT. More
Porsche sets January sales record
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The economy must be improving: Porsche Cars just posted its best January sales ever - one month after announcing a record setting 2012. Porsche sales were up 32 percent in January when compared to January 2012. The luxury automaker sold 3,358 vehicles last month, just under half of them Cayenne SUVs. That was a 51 percent increase in Cayenne sales over January of last year. More
Porsche, hedge funds agree VW case can be heard in Germany
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Porsche SE and several hedge funds seeking damages from the Stuttgart-based financial holding agreed that New York was the wrong place to pursue compensation, and left the door open to bringing a case in German courts. Porsche said it continued to believe that claims made against it are without merit, but signaled that legal woes tied to its botched takeover of Volkswagen are not yet over. More
2013 Porsche Boxster S review notes
Wes Raynal writes, "I sure do like this car - a lot. That's not exactly a hard call with the howling six-cylinder to the top that comes down for open-air motoring. There's plenty to like here in this third-generation Boxster." More
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 gets chrome wrap
The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is the meanest naturally-aspirated Porsche you can buy at the moment. This is an evolution of the GT3 RS track animal with public road rights. If we look at its aerodynamic package, which includes a massive rear wing and a sculpted front fascia, among others, we wouldn't say it is the kind of car that needs a wrap to look spectacular. More
A 4-door Porsche will never sell, right? Wrong.
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Purists thought a Porsche with four doors and four seats would never sell. They were wrong. The Porsche Panamera four-door sedan is in strong demand. The Panamera saw record sales in 2012 in Canada - 422 models compared to 359 in 2011 - a year-over-year increase of 17.5 percent. While the numbers may seem low compared to some auto makers, it is one of Porsche's top sellers. More
Singer Porsche 911: 'Restored, Reimagined, Reborn'... and in London
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An exhibition space in East London was the venue for a rare showing of one of the world's most desirable cars: a 911 totally re-engineered by Singer Vehicle Design, one which promises to be the ultimate air-cooled 911. More
Porsche announces $845,000 price tag for rare 918 Spyder hybrid
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A 770 horsepower hybrid? What was fantasy is now reality with the Porsche 918 Spyder, the $845,000 hybrid supercar capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in under 3 seconds and with a top speed of 210 mph. Porsche estimates the car's fuel consumption at 76 mpg - even better than the Toyota Prius. More
Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
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. More
Upload your favorite Porsche picture on The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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PCA Photo of the Week
A picture of our beautiful Arctic Silver Boxster 987 with a backdrop of the wonderful Seattle skyline. This picture was shot from Alki Beach in West Seattle.
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