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Video: Porsche Classic and Motoroil explained at Tech Tactics

Not too long ago, Porsche Classic released a line of specially formulated engine oil for air-cooled Porsches, but there have been questions about whether it's worthwhile to switch to the new synthetic blend. Porsche Classic Product Manager Thomas Lenz and Sales Support Specialist Florian Truffner visited us at this year's Tech Tactics East to answer those questions, giving us detailed insight into how Motoroil is made and why it's better than mainstream brands for air-cooled engines — though stopping short of detailing the formula.
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Top 10 reasons to register for Porsche Parade 2015

Porsche Parade registration is open! Head over to to register, and we hope to see you in French Lick, Indiana in June. This year’s Parade holds a unique significance as Porsche Club of America is celebrating its 60th anniversary with special events and activities. There will be something for everybody at Parade, so we asked members on PCA's Facebook page to share their top reasons to attend:
  • Porsche Parade is the ultimate Porsche vacation for the family.
  • Celebrate PCA's 60th anniversary with special events and activities.
  • Parades are fabulous no matter where they are.
  • Southern Indiana. If you've never been, you are in for a pleasant surprise. There are outstanding roads through some truly beautiful scenery.
  • See all types of Porsches, including some of the rarest ever made.
  • Compete amongst the best in PCA in the concours d'elegance, autocross, time-speed-distance rally, historical and technical quiz, and more.
  • French Lick and West Baden are rich in history and have recently undergone renovations, including a nearly $100 million restoration of the West Baden Springs Hotel
  • Meet friends and make new ones.
  • See the latest Porsche models and oftentimes an unveiling of a new model.
  • Meet the who's who in PCA and Porsche; you may even find yourselves running into a Porsche family member.
Thanks to Don Lawrence, Karl Hallmark, Aaron N. Minta Miller, Micah Jones and Constance Carr for sharing their top reasons to go to Parade.

Porsche Parade 2015 website
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Panorama March 2015 issue
In the March 2015 issue, Editor Pete Stout details how the 911 GTS Club Coupe, PCA's 60th anniversary present from Porsche, came to fruition and takes it for a short test drive in "True Blue." The late auto journalist Paul Frère was a multifaceted professional, but in "the aristocrat among us," John Lamm tells us about the person. Nine months after purchasing a Macan Turbo, a PCA couple has driven it extensively and offers their views on it in "Porsche's new crossover meets the cascades" by Randy Wells. In "Hammer Time," Sean Cridland profiles a hard-hitting 911 Turbo designed to evoke the beginning of the turbo age. In an interview by Pete Stout, we catch up with Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche Motorsport's chief of GT racing and street cars, and the man who headed the 918 Spyder.

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Gene Bussian passes at 88; WWII veteran was a PCA charter member
Eugene "Gene" F. Bussian of Milwaukee Region passed away on March 3, at the age of 88. He was the second-to-last surviving Porsche Club of America charter member and assisted club founder Bill Sholar in PCA's early years. Gene is survived by his wife Marian and four children, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Gene was instrumental in forming the Chicago-Milwaukee Region (now split into Chicago and Milwaukee Regions), founded Arizona Region, and was a charter member of Las Vegas Region. He also served as National Membership Chair (officially Vice President for Organization and Membership) in the late 1950s, which led him to a short stint as an employee of Porsche in Germany, at the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory's new-car delivery department. He handled English-speaking customers who visited the factory to pick up their new Porsches, gave them tours and proofread manuals.

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PCA Club Racing announces Triple Crown Championship with Pirelli and JX2, and expansion of additional contingency programs

PCA Club Racing is pleased to announce the Triple Crown Championship with JX2 and Pirelli for GTB1 class, the JX2/Pirelli tire contingency program for GTB1 and GTB2 classes, and the Toyo Tire contingency program for SPB class. More information is provided in the PDFs linked below:

JX2/Pirelli Triple Crown Championship for GTB1
JX2/Pirelli tire contingency for GTB1 and GTB2
Toyo Tire contingency for SPB

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Premier Financial Services invites you to review our latest newsletter featuring a model perspective on the 911 Turbo S from Porsche Panorama, and Elvis' car collection
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991 Turbo S: Driving Impression: The 2014 Turbo S is the most advanced production 911 to date. With 560 hp, this all-wheel-drive, all-weather 2+2 makes the way-way–ahead-of-its-time 959 look like a 911E. It’s two seconds faster to 60 mph and vanquishes the 959 in every measure of performance, efficiency and comfort. If its $183,695 base price seems cheeky, consider 1987′s $225,000, 444-hp 959 in today’s dollars, which works to our $475,000. Porsche lost at least that on every 959 it sold, but turns a tidy profit on each 991 Turbo S. Now that’s progress. Read more here.
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2015 12 Hours of Sebring Porscheplatz and car corral

It's professional road racing time again in Sebring, FL. Porsche Cars North America and PCA will again host our annual Porscheplatz during the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Porscheplatz dates are March 20 – 21. As usual, our Porscheplatz will feature a Porsche-only dedicated car corral and a hospitality tent where you can relax, have a cold beverage and watch the races on two 60-inch cable TVs. You can watch presentations by Porsche Motorsports North America, Porsche North America team drivers, and sponsors such as Mobil 1 and Michelin. You can sign up for Parade Laps on Friday. The first 100 cars will be able to enjoy a driver's eye view of the famous Sebring race course. And as usual, your ticket gives you access to the paddock where you can see the cars and drivers up close and personal.

Please purchase your tickets soon as the corral is almost sold out. You don't miss this chance to see some exciting racing on one of the premier road courses in the U.S. To purchase your tickets and car corral pass, please go to

There are several options for tickets based on the number of persons attending and the number of days. Sebring has both one and two day options as well as one person or two person options.

If you have questions, please contact PCA Zone 12 Representative Dave Herndon at or PCA Porscheplatz Coordinator Tuffy von Briesen at

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Porsche Motorsport event notes — Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring might be half the distance of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but the race is universally considered the toughest trial of man and machine on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship calendar. In fact, the 3.74-mile track is considered the perfect way to test for the granddaddy of them all, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. By virtue of its approach to design, construction, testing and the belief that to "finish first you must first finish," Porsche has more victories at Sebring than any other brand.
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Porsche to introduce new Boxster Spyder, Macan GTS this year
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Dig the new Porsche Cayman GT4 but really wish it came in open-top form? Love the Boxster GTS but wish it had more punch? Well we've got good news for you, friend, as that seems to be precisely what Porsche has in store. Among the new models the Volkswagen Group has lined up for this year will be a new Porsche Boxster Spyder. Although no details were announced along with the name, there are a few elements we can look forward to.
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PCA Club Racing sends TWS out in style
A massive SPB field of top level drivers traveled to College Station, Texas to give historic Texas World Speedway a proper send up before it's closing later this year. More than 35 different Boxsters took the green flag over the weekend with class powers Thomas Jones, Luke Oxner and John Gladwill battling it out at the front of the pack. In addition to the major championship points haul, top SPB finishers will now be eligible for expanded contingency offerings from Toyo Tire. Over $2,300 worth of ToyoBucks was earned by SPB competitors this past weekend.
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PCA members enjoy exclusive Porsche employee prices at this March
Porsche Design
In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Porsche Club of America, Porsche Design offers PCA members the opportunity to shop the brand new Spring collection at exclusive "Porsche Employee Prices" at From March 1 through March 31, PCA members enjoy 25 percent savings* when shopping at the official Porsche Design online store.

Shop purist men's/women's ready-to-wear, fine handbags (handmade in Italy), sleek small leather goods, iconic timepieces, state-of-the-art electronics, engineered luggage collections and much more — all bearing the Iconic Style Porsche Design has become known for. Simply enter promo code "PCA60" upon checkout to redeem this exclusive PCA offer.

*The offer is available online only on regular priced items and cannot be combined with any other promotion. The offer is not available at any Porsche Design retail stores.

About Porsche Design. Porsche Design is a luxury brand and was founded in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The products represent functional, timeless and purist design, and boast an impressive innovative standard. All of the brand's products are designed by the Porsche Design Studio and are sold around the world in more than 160 Porsche Design stores, high-end department stores, exclusive specialist stores and the official online shop.

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Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 review
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Evo's Richard Meaden puts the brand new Porsche Cayman GT4 through its paces. From the creators of the 911 GT3, watch the latest Porsche motorsport car on track and on road.
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Porsche really is planning electric and fuel-cell-powered sedans
The VW Group has been tepidly testing the waters of alt-powertrains for a few years, with each of its three core brands — Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen — playing with hybrids and EVs. Now it's starting to get serious, and that includes electric and hydrogen-powered Porsches. Ahead of the VW Group's annual conference, Ulrich Hackenberg, VAG's R&D boss, dropped in a slide during his presentation showing the automaker's past and future plans for "stages of electrification".
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60 4 60 Porsche display at Parade
Wow! The Concours Committee and the Historics Car Display Chairman would like to thank everyone for their interest in the Historics, our 60 4 60 display as well as the Circle of Honor. We’re getting a steady flow of applications for the 60 4 60 and some very nice cars for the Historics and the Circle of Honor, which will feature all past Manhattan Trophy and Group Awards winners. Keep ‘em coming! If you are an owner of a Manhattan Trophy or Group Award (Preservation, Preparation, Restoration, and Racing) winner, we would love to have your car on display. Plan now to be at Porsche Parade at French Lick, IN! Contact Hank Weil ( for further information about the Historics and Circle of Honor, and Ron Gordon ( and Bob Gutjahr ( if you have any questions about the 60 4 60 display.
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Lotus Elise vs. Porsche Boxster: Which would you buy?
BoldRide via Yahoo Autos
A sports car does not fit everyone's lifestyle — you may have kids, large dogs or 200 pounds worth of tools you need to lug around. But for many, there comes a moment in life where the savings add up, the kids move out and a dazzling sports car makes perfect sense. Thankfully, when that time comes, you'll have plenty of options to pick from. But which to choose? For the buyer looking for razor-sharp handling and drop-top motoring, the Lotus Elise and Porsche Boxster aren't bad places to start.
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Pedal to the floor: From street car to race car
By Michael Gerowitz
In January 2014, John Mauro walked into a dealership and bought a 2013 Porsche (991) Carrera S Coupe. John, a businessman, is 47 years old with a wife and family of two daughters. He is an athlete and lifelong learner with an enthusiasm for sport cars. This Porsche was his first introduction into an elite sport car adventure. Fast forward to May 2014. Like many new Porsche owners, John joined his local Porsche Club of America chapter, and he decided to embark on his first track day at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
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Porsche achieves new records in revenue and profit
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has set new records in terms of deliveries, revenue and profit in the 2014 fiscal year. With 189,849 vehicles, deliveries were 17 percent above the figure of the previous year. Revenue rose by one-fifth to 17.2 billion euros. The operating profit grew by just over 5 percent to 2.7 billion euros. With 22,401 employees, the number of people working for Porsche reached a new peak at the end of the year. In the previous year, the figure was 19,456 employees, showing an annual increase of 15 percent.
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German brand confirms seventh model line with full electric sedan
Bloomberg via Drive
Porsche may expand its growing lineup with a battery-powered vehicle to cater to demand for cleaner luxury vehicles and counter the rise of Tesla Motors. "Tesla has built an exceptional car," Porsche chief Matthias Mueller said recently at the brand's annual press conference in Stuttgart, Germany. "They have a very pragmatic approach and set the standard, where we have to follow up now." The Volkswagen unit plans to roll out its seventh model line by 2020 but has yet to make a final decision on the car's form.
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Porsche of the Week
1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2-liter coupe. A pause in the shade during a midwestern summer day.

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