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Porsche announces changes to Executive Sales and Operations Team
Porsche
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan, announced the appointment of Joe Lawrence as executive vice president and chief operating officer of PCNA and the promotion of current PCNA chief operating officer Michael Bartsch to CEO of Porsche Cars Australia.
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A tour of the Porsche Museum in Germany
By Joe Lapin
In February, attaining 66 years of age, I had an epiphany and realized how very little time remains. I am now more motivated to avoid procrastination, which I consider to be the scourge of most men's existence. In this context, I embarked on a unique adventure that ultimately satisfied several long-held desires, one of which was visiting the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. To see the evolution of the iconic cars that evolved from the fertile mind of Ferdinand Porsche, and to witness the skill of the craftsmen who built them, was really inspiring.
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The 2013 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returns to the Motor City May 31-June 2, 2013
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The event will feature the GRAND AM Rolex Racing Series as well as the IZOD Indy Car Race.

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race will take place on Saturday, June 1. Saturday will also include one Indy Car race. Sunday, June 2, will be the IZOD Indy Car doubleheader race finale. These races will include an exclusive PCA Car Corral which allows Porsches to park on Belle Isle. Porsche Club of America members and Porsche owners have been selected by the Detroit Grand Prix to take part in this parking opportunity but there are limited spaces so purchase your tickets early. You must have a PCA Car Corral ticket and be driving a Porsche vehicle to park on Belle Isle (club membership is not required). Tickets may be purchased on the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix's website.

Single or multi-day ticket packages are available for purchase and Friday is FREE Prix Day where admission to the venue and paddock area is free of charge. The corral package includes, Grandstand Seating, Paddock Pass, Premium Parking on Belle Isle, Driver Meet and Greet, Prize drawings and raffles. This is a great opportunity to see some great professional road racing. Some come out and enjoy the races.

For additional information contact PCA Zone 4 Representative Ron Carr at Zone4rep@embarqmail.com or PCA Car Corral Coordinator Tuffy von Briesen at tuffysheri@comcast.net.

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Porsche, PFC Bremse partnership makes the car quicker
PFC Brakes
Performance Friction and Porsche are entering their debut year of a very exciting and long-awaited partnership. Their relationship developed over a simple and common mission: make the car quicker.
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Best Used Coupe 2013: The Car Connection's Picks
High Gear Media via Yahoo Autos
When a coupe is new, there's little left to mystery. No other drivers have been behind the wheel; no other posteriors have graced the seats, except maybe at the showroom. With a used coupe, it's a completely different story. Although new cars are a blank slate, used cars can have quite a colorful history, especially if they had a chain of owners in the past. For the next buyer, it could be a horror story of high mileage, low reliability, and expensive repairs.
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50 years of the Porsche 911 at Amelia Island: Video
The Sports Car Guys
This year Porsche is celebrating 50 years of the 911. The German sports car maker has several events planned throughout the year to celebrate the anniversary. One of these celebrations was at this year's Amelia Island Concours.
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Ralph Lauren's new $700,000 Supercar
CNBC.com via Yahoo Autos
What do you buy for the car collector who has everything? Apparently, an RUF CTR3. Ralph Lauren, the fashion mogul and vintage-car collector, recently took delivery of a new RUF CTR3, according to people familiar with the deal. Lauren was snapped by the car-parazzi taking it for a spin recently in the Hamptons.
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2013 United States Grand Prix tickets and parking
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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. 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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Spoiler Alert: CORE Autosport results at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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Spoiler Alert: Falken Motorsports results at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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Spoiler Alert: Paul Miller Racing results at American Le Mans Monterey
Paul Miller Racing

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Spoiler Alert: Spencer Pumpelly results at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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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 There will be no paper registration.

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The Racing Future Of Porsche: Young Driver Academy
The Sports Car Guys
Who will be the next great Porsche race car driver? The Porsche Young Driver Academy is a place where select promising young drivers are put through their paces to see if they are the future of racing for the German performance car maker.

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Porsche reveals it's new 911 Turbo
Motor Trader Malaysia via Yahoo News
Stuttgart has finally revealed its latest flagship 911, boasting new all-wheel drive running gear with active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and a slew of other enhancements to make the car one of the most advanced models to come through its doors.

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Ford Crown Victoria, Porsche 911, Dodge Viper probed by NHTSA
Reuters
Older model Ford Crown Victoria police cars, Porsche 911 and Dodge Viper sports cars are the focus of three separate defect investigations by U.S. safety regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

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PCA umbrellas: You never know when you'll need one
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New to the PCA web store are two umbrellas: 1) a navy blue 42 inch folding umbrella that features automatic opening and closing. Interior plaid canopy. Polyester canopy with matching case. Leatherette curved handle. Three-section sturdy hexagonal folding metal shaft. Snap closure. Folds up to only 13" long. PCA logo and Porsche logo in putty 2) a navy blue 48 inch folding umbrella that features automatic opening. Interior plaid canopy. Polyester canopy with matching case. Leatherette curved handle. Full fiberglass lightning resistant construction. Flexible and durable fiberglass frame. Snap closure. PCA logo and Porsche logo in putty. $39.99-49.99 each. Order at www.pca.org

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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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PCA's Spring Raffle is now open — win a 2014 Cayman S and $25,000
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Click the image above for official raffle entry form or go to www.pca.org to purchase raffle entries online (You'll need your username and password).

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Upload your favorite Porsche picture on The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum 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
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Here's my 2008 911. In this photo, I had hoped to capture the clean lines and subtle curves of the iconic profile. The black and white helps define the silhouette.

Mike Carron
Central Indiana 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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