Save the date: PCA Escape 2013 Escape to L.A.
Save the Date! For 2013, PCA's annual Escape will be held in Los Angeles on October 24-27. Explore scenic and sunny southern California with exciting tours such as a cruise down historic Mulholland Drive to the famous Mullin Automotive Museum. Hosted at the Pomona Fairgrounds (home to the annual LA County Fair), we will kick off with a warm weather favorite; our opening banquet will feature a Drive In Movie held in conjunction with the traditional Car Show. Not to be outdone, the final banquet will include a reception at the Wally Parks NHRA Museum. For more info on Escape to LA, click here.
New Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes test drives
The development of the new Porsche 911 RSR based on the current generation 991 model is nearly complete. On the Sebring International Raceway in Florida, the GTE race car from Weissach completed another successful test. The successor to the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will be run exclusively by the Porsche AG Team Manthey works squad at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The vehicle celebrates its race debut on April 14 at the WEC season-opener in Silverstone.
Austin's Circuit of the Americas marks new territory for Brumos Racing
In six decades of racing, there isn't much that Brumos Racing hasn't seen, and there aren't many U.S. road courses that the Jacksonville, Fla.-based team hasn't visited. However, the second round of Rolex Series competition for 2013 will offer Brumos the rare opportunity to break new ground as they make their racing debut at Austin's Circuit of the Americas. The state-of-theart Texas facility opened in 2012 as the first purpose-built Grand Prix venue in the U.S., but it also accommodates many other types of racing. At 3.4 miles with 20 turns and significant elevation changes, the new course will definitely prove challenging, but it is a challenge eagerly anticipated by the Brumos team.
Porsche congratulates Hans Herrmann
Hans Herrmann, one of the most successful and best known works racing drivers at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, will celebrate his 85th birthday on 23 February 2013. Born in Stuttgart in 1928, this long-distance specialist was considered one of the most successful and dependable racing drivers of his era. His motorsports career lasted from 1952 to 1970, during which Hans Herrmann won over 80 overall and class victories.
Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed
North Carolina Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art presents its first-ever design show, featuring Porsche, a premier international make known for style, innovation, and artistry. The exhibition of more than 20 automobiles emphasizes the innate beauty of aerodynamic design inseparably linked with engineering genius.
The hallmarks of the NCMA experience - innovation, creativity, and transformative moments - come to the fore with Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed.
Lower non-federalized vehicle importation requirements with NHTSA & EPA to 10 years from the current 25 years
The White House
Cars newer than 25 years must meet all federal safety and emissions standards for their year of manufacture or they endo into a bureaucratic brick wall. If you wish to import them privately - click here for a thorough run-down of the Federal Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988 and its subsequent amendments. It's enough to make your head spin.
Save the date for a major sports car announcement on March 14
GRAND-AM Road Racing and The American Le Mans Series
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
In 1980, Apple made a Porsche into an actual 'iCar'
Cult of Mac
For the last two decades of his life, Steve Jobs was a Mercedes man, through and through. But in the 80s, Steve Jobs was a Porsche man. He gave one as an award to the salesman who sold the most Macs in the United States. And in 1980, Apple even sponsored a Porsche to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car endurance race.
The rise of the Rent-a-Porsche
The Wall Street Journal
Forget first class, early boarding and hotel suites. If you really want to upgrade your next trip, get a Ferrari or a Bentley, try out a teched-out Audi or turn heads when you pull up to your destination in a Porsche.
Chery hires Porsche designer to oversee car design from Shanghai
Chery Automobile Co., the state-owned Chinese maker of the low-cost QQ mini car, hired Hakan Saracoglu from Porsche AG to head its design center in Shanghai in a bid to improve its styling. Saracoglu, 47, joined Chery as design director in October, according to the Wuhu, Anhui province-based automaker. The Turkish-born German national worked for 15 years at Porsche, where he helped design the exteriors for models including the 918 Spyder, Boxster and Cayman.
Jay Leno drives the Porsche 911 GT2 - Video
The Sports Car Guys
Jay Leno has a lot of great cars, including Lamborghinis, Jaguars and Duesenbergs. But one of the best cars Jay owns is with out a doubt his Porsche Carrera GT. The Porsche Carrera GT has already become a collectors car and promises performance that will still beat most any car on the road.
Emerald green TechArt Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Porsche tuner TechArt has recently presented its Porsche 911 Carrera 4 tuning package. In a supplemental release, they have revealed a new set of photos of the emerald green Porsche Carrera 4S. The photos reveal every detail of the package. The Techart Porsche 911 Carrera 4S will debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2013.
Porsche will provide the center piece for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013
The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 will take place as from July 11 this year. The four day event's central feature this year will honor the Porsche 911 which also celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. The Festival of Speed will likewise celebrate its 20th anniversary year.
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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PCA Photo of the Week
This is my 1961 356B Roadster 88971 at the New Kent Winery Classics On The Green European Car Show, located east of Richmond, Va. It won 1st in Class for Early Porsches for the 2nd year in a row!
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