Tech Tactics East 2012 wows newcomers and returning attendees
Tech Tactics East 2012 concluded last weekend with close to 200 entrants being exposed to all things Porsche technical. The event was hosted again at the Porsche Cars North American Training Center in Easton, Pa. The entrants were entertained by three Porsche Cars North America technical experts, three PCA speakers; Peter Smith, our National Tech Committee Chair, John Paterek, who has spoken in all 32 past Tech Tactics events, and Mike Bavaro, from Bodymotion. They each gave captivating presentations and kept attendees on the edge of their seats. We also had a special guest Doug Brown, from Michelin Tires. Doug is a long time PCA member and friend to Tech Tactics.
6 finalists shine at young driver selection including American Dennis Trebing
The selection process to find Porsche juniors for the 2012 season is now on the home stretch. At track tests in Vallelunga, Italy, six finalists ranging in age from 18 to 21 excelled with outstanding lap times and showed impressive progress over the two days. Klaus Bachler (20, A), Tom Blomqvist (18, GB), Michael Christensen (21, DK), Mario Farnbacher (19, D), Ramon Pineiro (21, E) and Dennis Trebing (20, USA) had earlier come out on top at a rigorous selection process against other talented youngsters from around the globe. More
Volkswagen close to deal for Porsche stake
Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker, is closing in on a deal to purchase the remaining 50.1 percent stake in Porsche SE's automotive business that it does not already own, people familiar with the matter said. Approval from German tax authorities is one of the hurdles to an agreement, which VW and Porsche are still negotiating, the people said, declining to be identified discussing private talks. VW may announce the plan within the next two weeks, the people said. VW is considering setting up an umbrella company to purchase the stake, according to one of the people. More
Carrera RS World Meeting 2012 for the Jubilee
Porsche Club Carrera RS Share
In fall 1972, production started for the fastest German series production sports car. In 5.4 seconds, the Porsche Carrera RS covered the standard sprint from 0-100 kph - only at a speed of 245 kph the limit was reached. The pure-bred driving machine is fascinating all driving aficionados up to now. More
Porsche recalls 102,000 Cayennes to fix headlights
Porsche AG is recalling nearly 102,000 of its top-selling Cayenne SUVs worldwide to fix a potential problem that could result in a headlight coming loose or falling off. The vehicles were built for the model years 2011 and 2012 and made sometime between March 2010 and January 2012, Porsche spokesman Steve Janisse said. More
Porsche 911 Carrera S: Hitching a ride with Los Angeles Times car reviewer
The Los Angeles Times Share
It was one of those freeway on-ramps where two lanes merge into one, and the big black Mercedes had the pole position, already at cruising speed. Good time to see just what the new Porsche 911 Carrera S could do. A few seconds later, the Mercedes was in the rear view. Thank you, Dr. Porsche. More
Porsche GB announces Chris Craft as new managing director
Car Dealer Magazine Share
Porsche Cars Great Britain has announced Chris Craft has been appointed as their new managing director. Craft takes over from Geoff Turral, who leaves the company at the end of March. More
Porsche's Panamera S Hybrid is sporty and efficient
St. Augustine Record Share
The term hybrid usually describes a gas-sipping car with modest performance, but when Porsche builds a hybrid it is bound to deliver performance and mileage. So it is with the Panamera S Hybrid. More
Porsche GT3 Cup cars confirmed for Bavaria City Racing Dublin
On top of all the existing motorized goodness that will be on show at Bavaria City Racing in Dublin in June, you can now add two very hot new models. Bavaria City Racing announced that two GT3 Cup cars will also be tearing it up around the streets of the national capital when the action hits Dublin on June 3. More
Porsche at Race Retro 2012
GT Spirit Share
Race Retro decided to dedicate Hall 2 to Porsche this year and there were some excellent examples of various Porsches on display. The show highlighted thirty years of the Group C Porsche 956/962 which first competed in 1982. The 956 and 962 had many race successes throughout the 80s and 90s and showcased how competitive their cars were in the racing world. More
March 1965: CAR's first drive of the first-ever Porsche 911
CAR Magazine Share
To mark CAR Magazine's Porsche special in the new March 2012 issue, they've also looked back - to when they first drove the 911 at launch in 1965. This is their first review of the very first 911, taken from their archive and reprinted in full here. More
PCA 2012 Spring Clothing Collection
Spring is just around the corner and PCA has just released over twenty new clothing items at www.pcawebstore.com. We've added sporty performance and elegant business casual pieces for men and women, all with beautifully embroidered PCA and Porsche logos. Items are in stock and ready to ship. Order here.
PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
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.
The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
Show your PCA pride by carrying a PCA Visa Rewards Card!
• 0 percent Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months. After this period, a low variable APR will apply.
• Earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants.
• No annual fee and no additional cost to you.
• Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service and 100 percent Fraud Protection, Purchase security, Warranty Manager and much more.
Pick one of the standard designs or design your own card. Only available to U.S. residents. Visit rewards.umb.com for details. Sign up today!