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Porsche Club of America to visit Traverse City, Mich., for 2013 Porsche Parade - Registration is OPEN!
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PCA's showcase event, our annual Parade, will return to Traverse City, Mich., for the first time since 1989. A hidden gem for many, TC - as it's known to locals - is one of America's best-kept secret resorts. Known for its laconic beauty, its high-duned coast along Lake Michigan, and as the tart cherry-capital of America, TC offers a great variety of touring destinations, scenic, well-surfaced roads, beautiful vistas and a sophisticated small-town atmosphere as a home to a vibrant art, literature, and film community. Parade's host, The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, offers an amazing array of amenities, activities and facilities that will make this year's Parade one to remember. The Concours will be on-site, steps away from the hotel and Concours prep area. The two day autocross will be held at nearby Antrim County Airport. The Parade TSD and Gimmick Rallies will cruise through some incredibly beautiful scenery and visit several historically significant sites. And of course the Tech Quiz will have you wishing you'd read just one more book and checked your collections of manuals for the umpteenth time...

Registration opens March 12, 2013
Let's not forget all the other great Parade activities for kids and adults that Parade has become known for over the years: the Art Show, the Hospitality Center, the driving and bus tours, the 5K Run/Walk, the RC car autocross and more, more, more! This year's Parade in Traverse City, Mich., is already gearing up to be another one to be talked-about for the ages. For more information, go to parade2013.pca.org Registration for the 2013 Porsche Parade opens on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. All registrations entered by midnight Thursday, March 14 will receive equal and highest priority. There will be no paper registration.
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PCA member takes a trip most of us only dream of...and does it in his RS America
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Don Traver, San Diego Region PCA member, toured Europe in his RS America.

His trip included: 134 Laps on the Nürburgring, visited 23 countries, +200 cities, +200 castles, +100 cathedrals, +400 museums. He logged 45,000 miles, went through 3 sets of tires, 2 sets of brakes, and 4 routine services. He only encountered 2 minor problems during the stint, an alarm wire shorting out in Wales and had to replace the idle speed valve in Paris.

Check out his inspiring video.

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Collector Car Appreciation Day is on July 12, 2013
SEMA Action Network
Collector Car Appreciation Day will be here sooner than you think! The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is maintaining and publicizing a list of scheduled events to commemorate America's time-tested love affair with the automobile. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events can submit the details here. If you are unable to celebrate on Friday, July 12, SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July.

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Save the date: PCA Escape 2013 Escape to L.A.
PCA
Save the Date! For 2013, PCA's annual Escape will be held in Los Angeles on Oct. 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.
For the 2013 Escape Facebook page, click here.

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March 14 major sports car announcement
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

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Porsche loves customer feedback on GT3, chief designer says
National Post
After stints with Mercedes-Benz, Smart and Saab - where he respectively penned the first-generation SLK, Smart Roadster and several Saab concepts - Michael Mauer was named chief designer,  at the Porsche Design Studio in 2004. Responsible for the design and styling of Porsche's automotive and industrial products, he's overseen such groundbreaking models as the Panamera GT and the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar.
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Porsche 911 turns 50 at Amelia
By Stefanos Stamos
As far as anniversaries go, 50 is a big deal. Our beloved Porsche 911 just touched the proverbial half-century mark in its seventh incarnation. The celebration and festivities began March 7 in Florida with the 18th Amelia Island Concourse d'Elegance. The event kicked off in true style with a winemakers' dinner honoring the Guardians of Porsche.
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2013 Tech Tactics East offered a future PCA member an experience he won't soon forget
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Jake Dury, age 11, writes, "As the day was ending, I realized that this was probably one of the best and most rare opportunities I've had in my whole life! I was the only kid there and felt like a star."
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Falken Motorsports reveals 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R for Nürburgring 24 Hours
GTSpirit
The team at Falken Motorsports has just revealed its updated 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R the crew is set to field at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Falken Motorsports is aiming for a top ten finish in their class at the 24 hour event, and in order to achieve this, the team will field an unchanged driver line-up consisting of Sebastian Asch, Peter Dumbreck, Wolf Henzler and Martin Ragginger.
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Porsche Panamera facelift spied without camo
World Car Fans
One of the most popular cars among our spies is the Porsche Panamera facelift which has been caught on camera once again. Reports are indicating the revised model will make its official appearance next month but we already have a clear idea of how it will look since these spy photos show a completely undisguised prototype testing in Scandinavia.
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2013 Boxster a worthy rival to Porsche 911
Leader-Post
Every new car owner enjoys a honeymoon - that all-too-brief span when affection for the new wheels includes such irrational behavior as staring at it from the kitchen window, slowly hand washing it after every rain or talking about it as though it were a favorite son.
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Automotive lightweighting with alternative materials
By Don Rosato
Consumer preferences have limited the downsizing options available to automakers, and safety and performance standards have resulted in a very limited ability to reduce weight further with conventional materials. Every potential vehicle lightweighting component is under investigation. Material substitution replacing heavier iron and steel with weight-saving advanced composites and other plastics, aluminum, magnesium and advanced high-strength steel is essential for boosting vehicle fuel economy.
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PCA Spring Clothing Collection: We've got COLORS!
PCA
PCA has just released its spring clothing collection. Check out the colorful 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:


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Driving a new Porsche on ice - Video
The Sports Car Guys
Porsche owners often put their cars in storage for the winter in places with harsh weather. Part of the reason for this is that most sports cars don't do well in icy conditions, and if you own an older Porsche, you don't want any rust. However, newer Porsches don't rust very easily when taken car of properly and they can be quite good on icy roads.

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Brumos ends Circuit of the Americas debut with podium celebration
Brumos Racing
For Brumos Racing, a trip to Austin's new Circuit of the Americas presented both opportunities and challenges. The second round of 2013 Rolex Series competition marked their Austin debut and was one of the most highly anticipated races of the season.

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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 first look
Motor Trend
We all want a GT3, but very few of us have the means to acquire one. Luckily, Porsche has given you the perfect fuel for your "I hate it because I love it but can't have it" engine.

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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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Upload your favorite Porsche picture on The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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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!

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PCA Photo of the Week
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Honest, officer ... I was parked. Optical illusions make this parked Porsche look like it is burning donuts.
Bev White
Vancouver Island 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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