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Toyo Tires® named title sponsor of Porsche Club of America High Performance Driver Education Program
Toyo Tires
Toyo Tires® has been named title sponsor of the Porsche Club of America High Performance Driver Education (PCA HPDE) for 2013. PCA HPDE is highly popular within the club, allowing drivers to safely enjoy their cars in a controlled environment on the track while improving their driving skills. Over 250 PCA HPDE events are held annually throughout the U.S and Canada.
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April Porsche Panorama
PCA
The newest issue of Porsche Panorama mailed on April 1 and features Trevor Andrusko's stunning red-white-and-blue photograph of Brumos driver Leh Keen at COTA on its cover. Inside, you'll find Ted West's report on our first drive of the new 2014 Cayman as well as Will Edgar's recollections of his father's trio of 550 Spyders. You'll also see what happened when the Father of 356 Outlaws turned his attention to an early 911S. You can read the story of a rare and well-driven 924S, learn more about American racing legend A.J. Foyt's time in Porsches, and follow one PCAer's afternoon revival of a forlorn 914. As always, Michael Cotton brings us up to date on the European scene, Bob Rassa puts Porsches into a greater context, Linda Goodman highlights what our regions are up to on a local level, and PCA's Technical Committee answers readers' questions about their Porsches.
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Why I love Porsche Parade
By Dan Shields
When our friends invited us to join them on a trip to Porsche Parade 15 years ago, it seemed kind of silly. A 4,000-mile round trip would take us to a ski resort in the middle of July for a weeklong celebration of everything Porsche. I remember thinking, "I hope this is worth it." Our "Parade" experience was terrific and certainly worth the trip. We have continued to attend Porsche Parades ever since then, building so many great memories. So, why do I love Porsche Parade?  
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2013 Ultimate Track Car Challenge
Grassroots Motorsports
Who has the fastest track car in the land? That's what we aim to find out. Our Ultimate Track Car Challenge returns to Virginia International Raceway on July 19, 2013.
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See you in October
The North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art tickets to Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed curated by Ken Gross are on sale now to members and to the public starting April 15. 

They'll share a series of 11 videos that tell the story of the Porsche by Design exhibition, releasing a new short-form video approximately every two weeks between now and September.  

Click here to see a promotional video

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Spoiler Alert: Porsche customer team standings
Porsche
GRAND-AM Rolex Series, Round Three in Birmingham, Ala.
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Spoiler Alert: Barber race news
Spencer Pumpelly
Following a strong performance at Circuit of the Americas, Spencer Pumpelly arrived at Barber Motorsports Park for Round Three of the Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge riding a wave of podium momentum.
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Spoiler Alert: Brumos Racing at Barber's Porsche 250
Brumos Racing
The 2013 Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park will be a race long remembered by Brumos Racing — not for their results on the track, but for the opportunity to work with the Racing for Children's group. Brumos drivers and crew were able to spend time during the week with many of the pediatric hospital's patients and their families, and Brumos raced in a special livery with handprints of children covering the Brumos #59 Porsche 911 GT3. Although the track at Barber is a challenging one for Porsches, the drivers and crew were determined to give it their all in hopes of repeating last year's podium finish.
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Video: The new Porsche Panamera: Thrilling contradictions
Porsche via YouTube
In the second generation of the Gran Turismo, Porsche is introducing the world's first plug-in hybrid to the luxury class. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a systematically advanced development of the parallel full hybrids with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and the ability to charge it externally from the electrical grid.
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LA Dismantler have the PARTS & CARS for your 2013 Porsche project. Constantly sourcing quality donor cars with hard to find, sought after parts at reasonable prices. LA Dismantler hold stock of good used engines & transmissions for most 911 models (1985 and up) As well as Boxster, Cayman and Cayenne. Call our well trained staff for more info on the parts you need.
 


RUSH — Official International Trailer (2013)
CBMTrailers via YouTube
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard ("A Beautiful Mind," "Frost/Nixon"), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan ("Frost/Nixon," "The Queen"), on "Rush," a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
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2013 United States Grand Prix tickets and parking
PCA
Hill Country Region is pleased to announce that tickets and parking passes for the 2013 United State Grand Prix are now on sale. The PCA reserved section is again located in the upper 7-8 rows of the Turn 12 grandstand at Circuit of the Americas (COTA). And the pricing remains the same as last year with tickets priced at $499.00 and parking passes at $150.00. Please follow the link below to purchase your tickets and parking passes. There is a second link that will allow you to purchase additional parking passes at a later date. The password for both sites is: CARRERA. COTA has not set any cutoff date for ticket and parking pass purchase. If they do, we'll advise as soon as we can.   
 
Please note that these tickets are intended for PCA members, their families, and guests only.  Please do not share the password or the links with those not associated with PCA.    
 
TICKET AND PARKING PASS PURCHASE
 
ADDITIONAL PARKING PASS PURCHASE AT LATER DATE

HCR appreciates your patience in working with us on the ticketing. We believe this year's FI race will be even better than last year's, and we look forward to seeing you at COTA.
 
If you have any questions, contact Scott Smith at hcrpcatreasurer@gmail.com.

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Legends of the Autobahn
PCA
Registration for 2013's Legends of the Autobahn is now open for Porsche Club of America members. 

Our featured Porsche model for 2013 will be the 911. We'll be celebrating the 50 years of the 911. See classic 911 lineage, historic 356s and all other Porsche models.

PLEASE NOTE: Legends of the Autobahn is moving to the Pasadera Country Club in Monterey this year. Located very near the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, this outstanding private country club will be a stunning backdrop to view stunning German cars. There will be food, displays, club and vendor booths, and a Spaten Biergarten.

For 2013, we will be using Zone 7's Wash & Shine rules. These include the exterior including wheels and tires, the interior and the storage compartments. Also we are dropping the Zone 7 Concours requirement of having a "Fire Extinguisher".

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Sept. 5-15, 2013
Experience the Autobahn, mountain passes of Switzerland, Lake Como, Italy, and the Black Forest.

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Car Corral Alert:The Laguna Seca ALMS race
PCA
The Laguna Seca ALMS race is just around the corner, scheduled for May 9-11, 2013 in Monterrey, Calif. Once again, Mazda Raceway is offering exclusive race tickets and Porscheplatz Corral parking for PCA members and Porsche owners. The ticket price of 100.00 entitles you to a three day general admission ticket that includes paddock access and an exclusive PCA/Porsche only corral pass with dedicated premium parking. Your ticket also gives you access to the Porscheplatz hospitality tent sponsored by Porsche Cars North America. Come enjoy presentations by team officials and ALMS Drivers, special offers and a great place to watch the races, either up close and personal or on our closed circuit TV feed. Take a tour through the paddock and see all the great ALMS racing equipment. Who knows? You may see some new cars and teams there.

Click here to purchase tickets. What could be better than spending a nice weekend in beautiful Monterrey enjoying great racing with fellow PCA members and Porsche owners? See you at the races.

If you have questions, please contact PCA Zone 5 Representative Paul Czopek at axnut@att.net or PCA Porscheplatz/Car Corral Coordinator Tuffy von Briesen at tuffysheri@comcast.net

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50 years of 911
Porsche
Welcome to the 50 Years of 911 Photo Stream Competition. Vote for your favorite and the top three will win an exclusive professional photo shoot with Porsche. To enter your photos simply add the hashtag #50Y911 to your picture posts on Twitter, Flickr and Instagram. You can also send your photos directly to 911@porsche.com. See how many PCA members you can find to vote for.
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Video: Porsche relives 24 Hours of Le Mans history
Autoweek
Porsche is returning to the prototype class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014. Since the announcement in December, it has been teasing its reintroduction on its YouTube and Facebook pages. Its latest relives the 1971 competition, which Porsche calls the race of records.

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Car Corral Alert: GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
PCA
Road Atlanta will be hosting their first ever GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20. Road Atlanta, in conjunction with GRAND-AM Racing, is offering PCA members and Porsche owners a unique corral experience.

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Porsche Boxster and Cayman named 2013 World Performance Car
Porsche
At a ceremony hosted by Bridgestone Corporation at the New York Auto Show this morning, the Porsche Boxster and Cayman were named the 2013 World Performance Car. The Cayman celebrated its world premiere only last November at the International Motor Show in Los Angeles, while the Boxster has been on the market now for a year.

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Video: Jay Leno checks out a custom 1959 Porsche 356A
The Sports Car Guys
The Porsche 356A is a lightweight fun to drive car in its stock form. However, there are those that look at the classic lines of the 356 and think, "I bet we can take that great body shape and add some more modern parts to make quite a hot rod." If you put about 200 horsepower into a car that only weighs about 1,900 pounds, you have a pretty fast car.
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Porsche Club of America to visit Traverse City, Mich., for 2013 Porsche Parade — Registration is OPEN!
PCA
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...

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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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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New selection of PCA t-shirts NOW AVAILABLE
PCA


We've added new PCA t-shirts to www.pcawebstore.com. Take a look at the new logo designs and choose from mens, ladies, long sleeve, short sleeve, and children's styles. Shirts are 100 percent ComfortSoft cotton (pre-shrunk) and are from the Hanes tagless line. Perfect for track days, attending casual PCA events, and/or just to show off your PCA pride. Prices start $14.99.

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NEW PCA stainless steel SLIM LINE license frames - 50 state legal
PCA
These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now available a Slim line frame style . This frame style is 50 State compliant to meet all DMV State requirements. 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 and brushed stainless steel. Price $19.99+ S/H. Order here.
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Upload your favorite Porsche picture on The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
PCA
Show your PCA pride by carrying a PCA Visa 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
PCA

My newborn son, Kamron, and our Porsche Turbo

Dr. Ali Asgari
San Diego 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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