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PCA Spring Member Only Raffle now open
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Enter today! Complete raffle rules can be found at www.pca.org.

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Registration for Werks Reunion — 'A Porsche Gathering' is now open
PCA
The Porsche Club of America is set to begin a new tradition in 2014 with the inaugural Werks Reunion. The new, premier Porsche event will take place on Friday, August 15, located on the beautiful links of the Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel, Calif.
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Car Corral Alert: Porscheplatz — May 3 - 4, 2014
PCA
It’s professional road racing time again in Monterey, Calif. Porsche Cars North America and PCA will host our annual Porscheplatz during the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda. Porscheplatz dates are May 3 - 4, 2014. As usual, our Porscheplatz will feature a Porsche only dedicated car corral and a hospitality tent where you can relax, watch the races on cable TV and hear presentations by Porsche Motors North America, team drivers and sponsors. And as usual, your ticket gives you access to the paddock where you can see the cars and drivers up close and personal.
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Car Corral Alert: F1 United States Grand Prix
PCA
Hill Country Region is pleased to announce that the special PCA F1 tickets are ready for purchase! This year's F1 USGP will be held in Austin, Texas, at the Circuit of the Americas from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. PCA pre-reserved seats are in the top rows of Grandstand 12 for $499 or in Turn 5 for $299. Reduced rate parking passes are available for PCA members for $150.

To purchase race tickets and the special PCA parking passes, click here.

The promo code is PORSCHE.

For more information, please contact Tracey Gross, Hill Country Region Vice President at vp@hcrpca.org or Tuffy von Briesen, PCA Porscheplatz Coordinator at tuffysheri@comcast.net.

See you at F1.

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2014 GT3 Suspension Overview
Elephant Racing
Good news. We took a delivery of a brand new 2014 Porsche GT3, which is based on the equally new 991 chassis. This is the first production year of the 991 GT3. Being suspension geeks that we are, we're pretty excited about this. Let's not waste any time and see what's hiding behind the wheels.
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Any color Porsche you want — seriously
By Jeff Coe
In the early 1990s, Porsche began offering a seldom-used program called "Color to Sample." For a mere $2,500, you could order your 968 in any color you want. Gone were the days of Henry Ford's "any color you want as long as it's black." Of the 4,242 North American 968s produced between 1992 and 1995, the "color to sample" option was selected 18 times. I have located six of these 18 color-to-sample 968s produced, and all six have been painted colors that were used by Porsche during previous model years.
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Driving the Porsche 911 Targa, the ultimate tanning machine
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Between 1956 and 1973, Porsches were victorious in eleven editions of the famously difficult Targa Florio race held on the scrappy roads of Sicily. “Targa” in this context means a placard or trophy, while Florio is the family name of the wealthy Sicilian sportsman who created the race in 1906.
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Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase At Long Beach
IMSA
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season continues with the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase At Long Beach.

Watch live April 12 at 6 p.m. EST on Fox Sports 1. Get more details here.

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Porsche Motorsports Event Notes. Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach
Porsche
Porsche North America, the factory GT Le Mans entrant for two Porsche 911 RSRs has not only captured the first two 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victories, but each car has also won the IMSA Green Challenge. The Green Challenge measures the best performance in combination with the smallest environmental impact: going further the fastest
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Boxster and Cayman make the cut as an Automobile Magazine All-Star. Again.
Porsche
A pair of mid-engine Porsche sports cars joins the roster of this year’s Automobile Magazine All-Stars. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of this important award by America’s leading automotive lifestyle publication. And for the eleventh time the Boxster and Cayman have been honored.
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Porsche supplies over 38,500 vehicles to customers in the 1st Quarter of 2014
Porsche
In the first three months of 2014, Porsche AG sold more than 38,500 vehicles to customers, which beat the 2013 first quarter of 37,009 vehicles. Over the remainder of the year, Porsche anticipates further growth with the introduction of the new Macan, which is now available at Porsche Dealers in Europe and the Mideast.
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Video: Porsche 911 Targa 4S review with Tiff Needell
EVO via YouTube
Tiff Needell reviews the Porsche 911 4S Targa, and finds out how well it matches up against previous 911 models.
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Video: Porsche Camp4 Canada 2014
Porsche via YouTube
When the snow falls, people usually head for the trails on two skis. Why not try four wheels instead? At Camp4, you'll learn the basics of driving dynamics in difficult conditions. Learn more in this clip.
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Video: Mercedes SLS AMG Black vs Porsche 997 GT2 RS
EVO
Jethro tests one of the 2013 evo car of the year stars, the SLS Black against a tough competitor the GT2 RS. Who will win?
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The Porsche 918 Spyder 'just rips,' says pro racer Patrick Long
Forbes
Driving the Porsche 918 Spyder was not what Patrick Long expected. “It just rips,” says the Porsche factory driver, hours after having driven the million-dollar plug-in hybrid for the first time, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin.
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MOMO Racing Team driver talks about how to drive turn 17 at Sebring
The Sports Car Guys
It is one of the most difficult corners to drive in all of racing, turn 17 at Sebring International Raceway. The corner allows for multiple driving lines and can be taken at very high speed.
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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the PCA E-Brake, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of PCA, your knowledge and experience in the industry can be of great help to your fellow members. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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This could be the sound of Porsche's new four cylinder engine maybe
Jalopnik
Porsche already confirmed that they're going to be dropping a flat-four cylinder engine into the 2015 Porsche Boxster and the Cayman, but we haven't heard a peep out of the motor itself. But this really truly maybe definitely possibly could be might be the sound of Porsche's future on the Nurburgring.
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Register for the Monterey Parade!
PCA
Parade will be held Sunday, June 15, until Saturday, June 21. Registration is now open. A guide to all events is on the Parade website at parade2014.pca.org, and you should use that to help you plan your week. All registrations will be accepted but be aware some events fill quickly and then go to a “waitlist” status.

The Parade registration system pulls its information from your PCA account, so please ensure you have all your information up-to-date, and that you know your PCA website logon information (user name and password). We especially need a current email, as all Parade information is sent to that email.  

We are fortunate to have blocks at five different hotels this year — you will be in good company no matter which one you choose!  Once you have completed your Parade registration and have received the confirmation email (within a few seconds) with both your entrant number and special hotel authorization codes, you will be ready to reserve your accommodations. Remember that lodging reservations are subject to availability — you will want to book as soon as possible after registering for Parade to ensure your preference.

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PCA National volunteer position available: RegionFocus Coordinator
PCA
We are looking for a volunteer to take RegionFocus to the next level. Rather than unilateral distribution of a lengthy newsletter, we are searching for a PCA Region Officer (past or present) who will send periodic articles to regional management and then promote discussion of relevant topics via a management forum on pca.org. That is, while the RegionFocus Coordinator will compile and distribute relevant articles, the RegionFocus Coordinator will need to be comfortable leading and moderating discussion in an online forum.
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PCA National volunteer position available: Register Coordinator
PCA
The Special Interest Group Coordinator, also known as “Register Coordinator,” is responsible for the growth and development of the PCA sub-interest groups or “Registers” of specific model automobiles. The Coordinator is appointed by the Executive Council.
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No matter hot or cold beverage, we've got high performance drink tumblers that fit your needs.
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Made with FDA compliant materials and 18-8 Stainless Steel. Dual wall vacuum-sealed for optimum heat retention. Featuring our patented designed lid that has lip and finger grooves that allow you to position the drinking spout without even looking. Includes a leak proof screw on lid with a visual open/close push button locking closure that can come apart for easy cleaning. Also features a silicon non-slip band.




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Video: Mercedes SLS AMG Black vs Porsche 997 GT2 RS
EVO
Jethro tests one of the 2013 evo car of the year stars, the SLS Black against a tough competitor the GT2 RS. Who will win?

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Porsche records best first quarter in the US
Porsche
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, announced March sales of 3,808 vehicles.

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The new Porsche Targa has a magical pop-top
Wired
Porsche has built the most beautiful 911 Targa in a generation, a gorgeous throwback to the 1967 original that opens and closes in a mesmerizing mechanical ballet that took three years to engineer.

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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.


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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
PCA
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.
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Porsche of the Week
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‪The picture was taken with a Canon EOS T3 mid October on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Canada. We had every weather imaginable that day including snow, late in the season but a great 2 day get away.‬

‪Derrick Stewart‬
‪Acadia 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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