The new year started successfully for Porsche
Porsche AG delivered a total of 12,061 new vehicles of the 911, Boxster/Cayman, Cayenne and Panamera model ranges to customers the world over in January 2013. With this, the sports car manufacturer realized an increase of 25.5 percent in comparison to the same month of the previous year. More
Last chance to register for Tech Tactics East 2013 (Easton, Pa); a few seats remain
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A few slots for Sunday, Feb. 24 is still available. The Saturday event is SOLD OUT. This is the bargain event for 2013. For a $50 registration fee you get a great cast of speakers, free continental breakfast and box lunch, complimentary event t-shirt and a die-cast model contest with a surprise gift for the winner. Tony Hatter, Porsche designer extraordinaire, is our featured speaker. Among many projects, Tony was responsible for the design phase are the 993, 918 and new Cayman S. Tony's presentation is surrounded by variety of speakers including two PCNA technical instructors. These are the folks who train the Porsche dealer technicians. Mike Levitas and John Paterek from our PCA ranks will present as well as representatives from Michelin Tire, Bentley Publishing and ClearPlex. Register by Feb. 20 at http://pca.motorsportreg.com/
Attention: 996 owners, Bentley Publishing will be featuring the 996 model at Tech Tactics East
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Attentions all 996 owners, Bentley Publishing will be featuring the 996 model in their presentation entitled: 996 Ownership: maintenance and service tech tips. Charlie Burke, Senior Editor at Bentley Publishers, has been authoring service information for Porsche and other European automobiles since 1986, including the recently published Bentley Porsche 911(996) 1999-2005 Service Manual. In addition to leading the service manual team at Bentley, Charlie provides consulting and training to OEMs, focusing on European makes, and is an active participant in industry events. He is an avid fan of Porsche cars...water cooled and air cooled.
Slots for Sunday, February 24 are still available for Tech Tactics East 2013. The Saturday event is SOLD OUT. Registration at http://pca.MotorsportReg.com/
Probe into Porsche stock manipulation widens
The Local Share
German prosecutors said they have extended their probe into suspected stock price manipulation at sports car maker Porsche. The investigation had now been widened to include "everyone who sat on the supervisory board of Porsche's holding company between March and October 2008, as well as a former employee," a spokesman for prosecutors said. More
Porsche Motorsport North America purchases historic Andial name
With the last active owner Dieter Inzenhofer retiring later this month, the legendary ANDIAL name will stay in the Porsche family as Porsche Motorsports North America, Inc. (PMNA) announced it has purchased the brand for future use. More
Deconstructing the new Porsche Boxster: A rare look inside
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Watch as Premiere Porsche Technician Ron Davidson gives us a rare look inside the new Boxster. Thanks to the fantastic Service Department at Porsche of Fremont for this special video tech session for the Loma Prieta Region of the Porsche Club of America. More
Save the date for a major sports car announcement on March 14
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Presented by Tequila Patrón regarding 2014 Unified Sports Car Series
DATE: Thursday, March 14
SITE: Chateau Élan Hotel at Sebring International Raceway
TIME: 2:30 p.m. ET
Chris Harris on ice in a 911 Rally Car - Video
The Sports Car Guys Share
Chris Harris is no stranger to driving some very fast and very fun cars. But perhaps he has found the most fun by driving a rally prepped Porsche 911 on ice in Sweden. The cars being driven are 80s Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2s with some minor racing prep (mainly a roll cage, racing seats and stripped interior). More
Porsche vendor eyes Brazil for $5 billion sales
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Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd., India's biggest auto parts maker, is targeting emerging markets including Brazil and China to meet its $5 billion sales target as vehicle deliveries at home drop. The company that's 25 percent owned by Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. forecasts sales will increase 84 percent in the year starting April 1 from 147.8 billion rupees ($2.7 billion) in the 12 months ended March 31, according to Chief Operating Officer Pankaj Mital. More
Rap artist Nelly's latest single "Hey Porsche"
Nelly switches it up with his catchy new song "Hey Porsche," which deviates a lot from his past records, and surprisingly features more singing than rapping. While the longtime MC takes a chance with this seemingly far venture out into the pop genre, there's no denying it follows a similar formula to his 2010 hit "Just A Dream," which makes it all the more ready to be a radio-bred smash. Video/Lyrics here.
2014 Porsche 911 GT3 spied completely undisguised
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Porsche's latest generation of the 911, the 991, is making the rounds in both rear-drive and Carrera 4 all-wheel drive guises, and it's excellent. But what about the higher-performance versions? They're coming. This is the GT3, which is set to debut in just a couple of weeks at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. More
PCA Spring Clothing Collection; Over 25 new items added
PCA has just released it's spring clothing collection. Check out the vast offering for men and women. We've added the latest fashion styles while maintaining some of our classics. Go to www.pcawebstore.com for more details.
Here's just a sampling:
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.
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My blue turquoise 1997 Carrera 4S. The photo was taken in front of the Valley County Museum located in Roseberry, Idaho.
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