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Building a dream: The 944 Carrera GTS
By Jason Gonzalez
Previously, I wrote an article entitled "The best Porsche that was never built." I chronicled a special car that I was determined to build. A car that — like the title implies — Porsche never made. After the release of the article, I had dozens of correspondences from readers. Among the messages, however, two caught me off guard. They also made a tremendous impact personally. They were notes from owners of original 924 Carrera GT cars, and their help has made my planning process more precise and my specifications more concrete. Of course, a new problem arose.
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Porsche starts 2014 WEC and Le Mans with 4 factory cars
Porsche
Porsche enters the 2014 World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans with four factory cars. The Le Mans organizer, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest in Paris, has announced the list of competitors selected to participate in the 82nd edition of the classic long-distance race on June 14-15, 2014.
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Porsche strongly considering making 991-Generation GT3 RS available with a stick
Car and Driver Blog
Porsche's 911 Turbo and Turbo S models are monsters, in a good way, but we've typically preferred the purist approach of the naturally aspirated GT3 models. And the current GT3 is no exception; it's the most desirable 911 on the market. That's likely to change soon, however.
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Dempsey Racing Porsche accepted for 91st 24 Hours of Le Mans
Motorsport.com
Team partners with Proton Competition in No. 77 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for second consecutive year with Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster.
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Video: Porsche wins Daytona 2014
Porsche via YouTube
A very special motorsport year has begun. And we can proudly say: Our works team Porsche North America came through its baptism of fire. Watch the video from the Rolex 24 At Daytona and our first win in 2014.
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Video: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East - Round 4 Race 2
Porsche via YouTube
Packed grandstands filled with Porsche fans at Doha's Losail International Circuit witnessed the best racers in the region fight out Race 2 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. In action for the night races and fighting for the podium were reigning champion Clemens Schmid, Kuwait's young star Zaid Ashkanani and Saudi drivers Abdulaziz AlFaisal. While young stars of the future Fahad Algosaibi and Charlie Frijns made a name for themselves qualifying 1st and 2nd on the grid for the first time in their careers.
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DE season: The best time of year
Lockton Affinity Motorsports
Despite this frigid winter weather, we have a lot to be excited about. DE season is quickly approaching, which means we will soon get to enjoy warmer days and tons of great events. We can't wait! We're proud of our years of experience, excellent claims handling and great reputation, and we're looking forward to helping our wonderful customers get the insurance they need to fully enjoy this upcoming DE season. To help you get ready, check out our blog for tips from James Clay about prepping your car, and purchase your track day insurance today!

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Video proof that the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S is unbreakable
Road & Track
Larry Webster writes, "'There is no limit.' That's what Porsche chief propeller-head Wolfgang Hatz said when someone asked him how many violent, Bugatti-quick launches the 911 Turbo S can perform before grenading itself. Frankly, I was surprised at his answer."
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Special report: Porsche 356 Carrera Panamericana Racecar
GTSpirit.com
Back in the fifties, one of the greatest and most complex races in the world was born. Promoted by the Mexican government as a publicity strategy for their new highway, and running across several states, the Carrera Panamericana was a challenge that demanded the very best drivers of the world to run for over 3,000 kilometers during 72 exhausting hours across said highway.
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Tech Tactics East 2014 — 30 Spots left for attendees on Sunday. Saturday has SOLD OUT!
PCA
The date has been set for the 34th annual Tech Tactics East at the Porsche Cars North America site outside of Easton, Pa. Please mark your calendars for March 1-2, 2014. 

The format will be the same as in years past. Our very special guests this year includes Daniel Vasiliades, from Porsche AG who is responsible for the marketing of the Macan as well as Owen Hayes, Director of Operations Porsche Motorsports North America, who will focus on the 991 GT America and the new United Sports Car Racing series. We have already booked speakers from Porsche Cars North America, Mobil Oil, Michelin Tires and Performance Friction Brakes. Three PCA members are also part of the program: Jim Newton from Automobile Associates, Lou Verdiales, PCA Tech Committee member responsible for 911 turbos, and John Paterek. This will be John's 34th consecutive appearance at Tech Tactics. He was a presenter at the inaugural event at the Harley Hotel in 1981. Returning by popular demand the second annual "model car show" will be held in the Registration area. Dust off your favorite die-cast Porsche for a People's Choice event.

Continental breakfast, "box" lunches and a complimentary event tee shirt are included in the registration fee of $60. Registration opened on Feb. 4, 2014 on pca.motorsportreg.com.

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Save the Date — 59th annual Porsche Parade
PCA
The 59th annual Porsche Parade, PCA's annual convention, will be held in Monterey, Calif., June 15-21, 2014. It is a week-long extravaganza of competative events, tech sessions, social events and FUN.

Registration begins April 1, and links for registering will be on pca.org and parade2014.pca.org at that time. Keep checking parade2014.pca.org for information on events.

The conference center at the Hyatt in Monterey will host many of Parade's staples (Goodie Store, Tech Sessions, the Art Show, etc.) and two of our five banquets. Three of the banquets will be held at various offsite locations. We have blocks of rooms available at five local hotels, and anticipate that many people will stay throughout the area.

Discount rates for the hotels will be sent to entrants upon registration. 

We look forward to a spectacular event, and hope you will join us!

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Opening ceremony for new Porsche Macan plant in Leipzig
Porsche
Five hundred high-ranking guests from politics, industry and culture attended the official opening of the Porsche plant in Leipzig. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG constructed the plant at a total cost of about 500 million euro.

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Video: Highlights of the Porsche Parade Singapore
Porsche via YouTube
109 Porsche cars assembling at a car park is certainly not a daily sight. Watch how this convoy took a drive through the city and outskirts of Singapore.

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Porsche set to muscle in on Range Rover
By Joseph Archibald
The new Porsche Macan is set to hit the U.S. market this spring, and the German automaker is hoping that the smaller category of the luxury SUV market will slot in nicely just below the larger and more costly Porsche Cayenne.

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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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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
PCA
These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now in stock in four finishes, including a high tech carbon fiber look. All frames are made from heavy rust proof 304 stainless steel with highly detailed laser etch graphics. Universal fit and easy mounting application. Includes matching frame finish hardware hider caps to complement your frames. Available in black powder-coated, brushed stainless steel, and gold titanium finishes. Price $19.99-39.99 S/H. Order here.
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Porsche of the Week
PCA

This is my stunning GT2 in my driveway in front of my house in Cambria, Calif. I am the first registered owner. It was first owned by a dealer/collector and sold to me with 135 total miles on the odometer. The car now has a little over 4,500 miles on it!

Joe Korpiel
California Central Coast 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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