2012 PCA member only raffle announced - Win a 911 Cabriolet and $25,000
PCA's 2012 member only raffle is officially open!
In response to members' request, PCA will now be accepting ALL paid entries that are submitted by the June 15 deadline. In addition, the more entries, the more prizes will be awarded. See official entry form here or visit www.pca.org.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Visit PCA's YouTube channel to see past winners.
American Le Mans Monterey by Patrón - American Le Mans Porscheplatz - May 11-12, 2012
It's another six hours into the darkness at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Monterey Peninsula has played host to world-class sports car racing for more than 50 years. The downhill Corkscrew Turn provides one of the most challenging single corners on the season. In addition, this year's Porscheplatz is located in Turn #2 as in past years! More
Brumos' promising run gets cut short at rain-soaked Homestead
Brumos Racing Share
All of the ingredients were in place for another strong finish for Brumos Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Round 3 of GRAND-AM Rolex Series competition. A test day at the track showed a solid car and the forecast of rain was actually considered a plus, given the expertise of the Brumos drivers and strength of the Porsche 911 GT3 on a wet track. Andrew Davis was confident of his chances for a pole position, but when the session was rained out, he settled for starting from 3rd based on points for 2012. More
60 years of Porsche Clubs
For six decades, the history of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has been inseparably associated with the worldwide enthusiasm of the Porsche Club scene. 60 years ago, on May 26, 1952, seven passionate Porsche drivers founded the Porsche Club Hohensyburg in Westphalia. According to its articles of association, the common goal of this first club was to "unite all Porsche drivers in friendship and comradeship." The creation of this first club was the foundation stone for a long and unique success story that has become a global phenomenon. More
Porsche cars to be sold in India by Volkswagen
ZigWheels Magazine Share
Anticipating a positive response from customers in the Porsche India range, German sports car maker appointed its parent company, Volkswagen Group, as the official importer of its vehicles in the country. Since 2004, the Zuffenhausen-based manufacturer has delivered a total of 1,052 units to its customers in India, 85 percent of which are Cayenne SUV models. More
Porsche captures 4 spots in top 10 at Homestead-Miami; Rain forces early end to Grand-Am GT Race putting damper on Porsche potential
Porsche Motorsport Share
The rain-soaked weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway seemed custom-made for the quintet of GT class Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entries in the third round of the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. However, when the heavy rain forced officials to call the April 29 Grand Prix of Miami with 50-minutes remaining in the scheduled two-hour, 45-minute event on the 2.3-mile, 11-turn road course in Homestead, Fla., the Porsche teams were left out in the rain. More
Porsche braced for smaller sales gain in China
German sportscar maker Porsche is bracing for slower sales growth in China this year as the country's premium auto segment loses momentum amid a slowdown in economic growth. China's economy grew at its slowest pace in the first quarter - 8.1 percent against 8.9 percent in the previous three months - in three years. Chinese auto sales climbed 4.5 percent in March to 1.4 million, but slid 1.3 percent over the quarter. More
Michelin Tire School
Carolinas Region Porsche Club of America Share
John Budinich writes, "On March 13-15, Shane Tisdale, Carolinas Region Chief Driving Instructor, and I attended Michelin's Influencer Tire School. This class brought together 18 enthusiasts from PCA, BMWCCA, Corvette Clubs and other enthusiast organizations to learn more about high performance tires versus all season tires and how to help our constituents decide what is best suited for their driving styles." More
Melanie/Madison Snow first mother/son combo ever to sweep class victories in a professional sports car race as duo wins IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama
Porsche Motorsport Share
The clear, sunny skies over Miller Motorsports Park couldn't hold back the rush of a sudden "Snow-storm" during the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama at the Utah Grand Prix. Pleasant Grove, Utah, natives Madison Snow and his mother Melanie took their local track by storm and swept the Platinum and Gold Class wins in round one of two 45-minute features taking place at Miller Motorsports Park. More
Milestone: Porsche founded 81 years ago
Motor Trend Share
What a difference 81 years makes. When Ferdinand Porsche established his company on April 25, 1931, it's unlikely he envisioned world-renowned cars such as the 911 GT3 RS and Cayman R would wear a badge with his name on it. More
Video: Porsche 997.2 Turbo S in the snow
GT Spirit Share
Vivid Racing didn't just hibernate their project cars over the winter. They recently released a video of a Porsche 997.2 Turbo S drifting around in the snow. This particular car is being used to develop a range of products you'll hopefully be able to purchase in the future, once their done drifting around in the snow of course! More
Porsche developing more solutions for greater efficiency and performance
9 Magazine Share
Porsche will continue to set the benchmark with efficient drive systems in the future. Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board – Research and Development, places great emphasis on this goal at this year's Vienna Motor Symposium. "Porsche is focusing on the deployment of plug-in hybrid technology in production," Hatz announces. The sports car manufacturer has already taken on a pioneering role with the Porsche 918 Spyder: It redefines driving pleasure, efficiency and performance, uniting the best of two worlds: a combustion engine and an electric drive. More
All Porsche Show at Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In
The Seattle Times Share
Gary Dixon's 1957 Speedster was a popular stop at the All Porsche Show at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In in Issaquah Sunday, April 29, 2012. It is all original, down to the color, called 'auratiam', a color that was only used on 14 speedsters. The only thing Dixon added was heated seats, to aid the substandard heating system. Dixon just sold it, and the car will be soon headed to Carmel, Calif. More
Collector Car Appreciation Day
SEMA Action Network Share
The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced July 13, 2012 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The SAN is again working to secure a congressional resolution to recognize the day's significance. More
Trying to carjack this Porsche could ruin your day
Porsche Purist Share
With all the various "conflicts" and hot-spots raging around the globe, armored Porsches and other vehicles aren't really all that rare these days. Politicians, government contractors, celebrities, drug runners, everyone seems to have one. However, theirs are defensive weapons designed to keep them safe in the event of an attack. More
Combating gasoline containing ethanol
The Porsche Guys Share
David Hurth writes, "Recently, I wrote a post about the EPA raising the allowed level of ethanol in gasoline to 15 percent for regular cars and what we can do about it. After getting a lot of feedback from many people about the post, many have suggested starting a petition to try and make ethanol free gasoline available in all areas." More
Gear up for the Porsche Parade with official Parade clothing
We've added a few Parade clothing items to the PCA webstore You'll find a casual hat and shirts for men and women. All items (except t-shirt) are embroidered with the 2012 Parade logo. More
PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
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.
PCA Club Racing Decals now available at www.pcawebstore.com
Official PCA Club Racing decals in various colors. They measure approx 12 inches wide and 4 inches high. These decals DO NOT have the unsightly clear bumper sticker look. The decals apply with a transfer tape and leaves just the colored vinyl on the surface it is applied to. Price: $14.99 More
The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
Show your PCA pride by carrying a PCA Visa Rewards Card!
• 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.
• Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service and 100 percent Fraud Protection, Purchase security, Warranty Manager and much more.
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! More