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RM Auctions returns to Monaco on May 10
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RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, returns to Monaco, May 10, 2014, for their biennial Monaco event. Coinciding with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, this year’s event will be hosted at the beautiful Le Sporting providing a fittingly elegant setting for this year’s wonderful selection.

Porsche entries are highlighted by 1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GT Speedster equipped with its original matching-numbers Type 547/1 Carrera engine and desirable Rudge wheels as well as one of approximately 10 surviving1986 Porsche 959 Prototypes, this example being fitted with its original Denloc alloy wheels and Dunlop tires. Additional entries include, a 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster, a 911 Carrera RS 3.6, as well as a 356 A Carrerra 1500 GS Coupé.

Click here for the digital catalog.

For those unable to attend the event in person, RM offers a broad range of remote bidding options, including Internet, absentee, and telephone bidding, and the auction will stream live online at www.rmauctions.com, to provide real-time coverage of the event. For further information, and to view a frequently updated list of consignments, please visit www.rmauctions.com or call RM at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070.
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PCA Event Spotlight — 2014 New York Auto Show
PCAHQ via YouTube




Porsche hosts PCA members at the 2014 New York Auto Show Club Member Preview event.

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Be part of our "Mission 2014. Our Return." in Le Mans
Porscheplatz
The eagerly awaited race debut of the new Porsche 919 Hybrid in the FIA World Endurance Championship was a success.

The Le Mans Prototype took a podium at its first attempt in the action packed six hour race at Silverstone. A really remarkable start in to our "Mission 2014. Our Return." with its unquestionable highlight at Le Mans.

For our return to the 24h of Le Mans we need the support of our fans and customers more than ever. We want you to show your support by sending us pictures that show your dedication for Porsche.

These pictures will be selected for a giant multi-picture poster that we will put up on the drivers’ paddock during this year’s 24h race in Le Mans.

Learn more how to become part of our Mission.

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Stemming the tide: Let's save the manual transmission
By Skip Kuhn
What is a manually-shifted car? After 30 years as an engineer in the automotive industry and 36 years of driving more cars than I have fingers, toes and hair follicles, I think my definition fits with others Porsche owners of like mind. And it's not only the definition of what they are, but I also share their concerns about the uncertain future of manually-shifted cars being offered by Porsche and other manufacturers. So, I offer a somewhat different — but eminently practical — method to help stem the tide of automatic shifting into our beloved automobiles.
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Vote (by May 1) for your favorite PCA High Performance Drivers Education Logo.
This contest is presented by Toyo Tires.

Over 75 members submitted entries to the PCA HPDE Logo contest. Below you'll find the top 3 candidates. We ask PCA members to choose their favorite logo. The mission and purpose of the Porsche Club of America's High Performance Driver's Education Program is to provide a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA HPDE Program is designed so that participants can improve their driving abilities and acquire a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and driving safety. Participants will experience first-hand the capabilities of high performance automobiles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations. So which logo do you think best represents the HPDE program? Voting closes May 1st.

                 
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Out of wine county, a new lubricant arises
ROWE Mineralölwerk GmbH
The Palatinate region in West Central Germany, an ancient land, with ancient customs, with Worms, home of the Nibelungen as its capital city, irrigated by the Rhine and blessed with fertile slopes where the sun drives the vineyards to yield all manners of wine. Among vineyards and wind mills, a new fluid flows out towards the world, a fluid that makes the world work a little better, run a little smoother. That fluid is ROWE Mineralölwerk GmbH's lubricant.
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Porsche continues to create jobs and now employs over 20,000 individuals
Porsche
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has successfully started off the year and stepped up its deliveries, revenue and operating profit in the first three months of 2014. With 38,663 vehicles, the deliveries beat the score of the previous year by 4.5 percent. Revenue rose by one-fifth to 3.93 billion euro in the first quarter of the fiscal year. The operating profit grew by 22 percent to 698 million euro. The number of jobs, which stood at around 13,000 three years ago, rose once again and exceeded the threshold of 20,000 employees in February 2014.
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Spoiler Alert: Porsche racing results
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Porsche Motorsports Event Notes: Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda
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  Agreed Value Insurance Endorsed by PCA

• Unlimited Mileage? OK
• Commuting? Now Available
•$0 Deductible? Check
• Or set limits and pile on the savings.

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Video: Can a Porsche 911 Cabriolet beat a Nissan GT-R in a drag race
The Sports Car Guys
Is it possible that an open-aired Porsche 911 can beat the incredibly fast Nissan GT-R in a drag race? After all the GT-R usually owns the drag race against any car outside of the ultra-high performance supercar.
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Video: Mission 2014. It's good to be back
Porsche via YouTube
The conclusion after a remarkable start into our #Mission2014? It's good to be back!
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An amateur racer's perspective: Meet Luke Oxner
Motor Authority
Car obsession is an indiscriminate condition; we all have it. But among a small percentage of the afflicted, car obsession takes on the form of racing. Symptoms of racing can include elevated heart rate, perspiration, incipient poverty, and very large smiles. Most of those with racing in their blood seem to enjoy this state.
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5 classic cars you can still buy for $5,000 or even less
Hagerty via Yahoo Autos
The perception of where the entry-level to the collector car hobby seems to rise every week (or at least with every rerun of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction). But for patient bottom-feeders, there’s still a wealth of sub-$5K collectible cars out there in nice (albeit not spotless) condition. Here are five to consider.
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Magnificent road trips from Porsche Cars North America and Forbes Travel Guide
Porsche
Just in time for the travel season, Porsche Cars North America and Forbes Travel Guide are teaming up to present the ultimate travel and driving tour at five luxury hotels across the United States.
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  Pirelli P Zero™: Engineered to Excite

A milestone in the development of the Pirelli range, P Zero has been chosen as original equipment for the most performance-orientated and powerful models on the market. Its asymmetric tread pattern improves braking performance and enhances handling and control.
 


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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F1 United States Grand Prix — Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2014
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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  Einmalig

911/912 door pockets, pulls,rebuilt fuel parts, ecu,distributors,knee pads,bumper guards, popoff valves,new, used and reconditioned parts, and full restoration facility.
 


Dempsey Racing shirts
PCA
Exclusive offering from PCA. A 60 percent cotton/40 percent polyester short sleeve twill shirt. White contrast piping across front chest and back side panels. Left chest pocket and button-down collar. Beautifully decorated with the PCA logo on the sleeve, PORSCHE on the back, and the Dempsey Racing logo on the left chest. Available in mens and ladies.

Order at www.pcawebstore.com.

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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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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, Aug. 15, located on the beautiful links of the Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel, Calif.
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PCA Spring Member Only Raffle now open
PCA

Enter today! Complete raffle rules can be found at www.pca.org.

Click the picture below to view the flyer.


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  BUYING AIR COOLED PORSCHES NOW!

With 38 years buying and selling Porsche, John Witmer at AIC AUTOS will personally handle purchasing your air cooled car. Learn More
 


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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To find out how to feature your company in the PCA e-Brake and other advertising opportunities, Contact Geoffrey Forneret at 469-420-2629

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IMS Bearing Retrofit Permanent Fix

The only true Eternal fix. Unlike failure prone ball bearing kits on the market, the IMS Eternal Fix by EPS uses Cylindrical Bearings with Patent-Pending Thrust Control and an internal pressure forced lubrication feed. The only way to Correct the design flaw of failure-plagued Ball Bearings in the IMS.
BDR® Brake Dust Repellent

BDR® - Brake Dust Repellent keeps wheels clean longer and makes cleaning easier. It also protects from harmful road grime and winter road chemicals.  BDR uses an advanced polymer protective barrier that prevents accumulation of brake dust on wheels.  It’s easy to use, just spray on and allow to dry. 


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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Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
PCA


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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Magnificent road trips from Porsche Cars North America and Forbes Travel Guide
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Just in time for the travel season, Porsche Cars North America and Forbes Travel Guide are teaming up to present the ultimate travel and driving tour at five luxury hotels across the United States.

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Video: SharkWerks 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS - Jay Leno's Garage
JayLenosGarage via YouTube
This SharkWerks 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS proves how these Bay Area garagistas push their Porsches to the next level. Could it be the most outrageous GT3 in the States?

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Video: Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS celebrate debut in Beijing
Porsche via YouTube
Our latest interpretation of mid-engine driving fun celebrates its public debut in Beijing.

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Upload your favorite Porsche picture on The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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• 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.
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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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Porsche of the Week
PCA

I feel so fortunate being able to enjoy beautiful British Columbia in my 2003 Boxster, pictured here at Buntzen Lake just minutes away from home.

Photo by Douglas Atterbury
Canada West Region


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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