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An old 911 and the long road back
By Dave Hogan
Do you remember the feeling you had when you bought your first Porsche? Most Porsche people sure do. Now imagine having that same feeling for 40 years. That is what happened to PCA Blue Ridge Region member Keith Martin. It was 1973 when Martin first saw his dream car: a forlorn and neglected 911 sitting in the weeds. At the time, Martin was only 19 years old and did not know how rare a 1964 Porsche 911 would become, it was just his car. The car sat for many years, disassembled but properly stored and preserved. As the 50th anniversary of the 911 approached, Martin found he had the necessary resources to begin restoration.
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Facelifted Porsche 911 Turbo spotted after Nurburgring crash
GTSpirit.com
Porsche is currently working on the mid-life facelift for the 911. While the facelifted car won’t debut this year, previous Porsche experience tells us that when it does launch, all 911 variants will receive the tweaked styling and any other changes set to feature in the facelifted model.
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Supercars for the 21st century: The very best from Ferrari, BMW, Porsche, Acura and McLaren
New York Daily News
Imagine a hybrid that can hit 200 mph! An incredible new breed of high-end sports cars and supercars are getting a serious jolt, courtesy of highly complex and cutting-edge electric motors. Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, BMW and Acura are all battling to build leaner, greener and, of course, much faster sports cars that balance fuel mileage with brute force.
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Video: Tribute to 1970 Porsche 914-6
Top Speed
In all the years that Porsche has been around, it has created a handful of iconic models that, to this day, enthusiasts still revere suiting their legendary status. On the flip side, there are also some Porsche models that don’t get the same amount of love and admiration that they deserve. One model that belongs in the latter category is the 1970 Porsche 914-6 , a mid-engine, two-seat roadster that Volkswagen and Porsche collaboratively designed and built from 1969 to 1976 .
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Porsche unlocks secrets of its mid-engine 911
Autoblog
Porsche is beginning to realize that it's sitting on a goldmine of automotive history with its secret vault full of rare cars. Autoblog toured it a few months ago, and we were amazed at all of the curiosities hidden inside.
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Video: The new Porsche Macan - Interior Design
Porsche via YouTube
As a creator of sports cars, we know that driver and car must form a single entity. As such, you do not simply sit in the Macan — the ergonomic architecture integrates you into the vehicle. Learn more about the interior design in this clip.
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Porsche's new Macan compact SUV promises big sales, fat profits
Forbes
Porsche's new Macan compact SUV should become another license to print money for this Volkswagen luxury sports car subsidiary, and builds on the formula from its first foray into this market with the large and hugely profitable Cayenne.
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Video: 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS
Autoblog Canada
You know the sound: the startling pop-brraaap-pop-pop shotgun fire of unspent flammables coursing through exhaust pipes that usually signals a raw, naughty powerplant beneath the hood. But when you're nestled in the Porsche Boxster GTS' snug seats, it's not a crackling small block V8 or a high-strung Italian flat crank making the devilish racket, but rather the new king of the Boxster/Cayman lineup, a 3.4-liter flat-six that produces 330 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
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Video: Porsche 919 Hybrid and former Formula 1 Driver Mark Webber interview
The Sports Car Guys
Mark Webber is getting ready to drive the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The former Formula 1 driver is hoping to be part of the team that knocks off Audi as the king of endurance racing.
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Werks Reunion website now live
PCA
The Porsche Club of America is set to begin a new tradition in 2014 with the inaugural Werks Reunion. The website includes the details of the new, premier Porsche event which will take place on Friday, Aug. 15, located on the beautiful links of the Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel, California. Attendee are encouraged to forward pictures of their cars so we can post in the photo gallery.
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Car Corral Alert: Belle Isle Grand Prix — May 30 - June 1
Porscheplatz
The 2014 TUDOR Unites SportsCar Championship (TUSC) is coming to Detroit when the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returns to the Motor City May 30 - June 1, 2014. The event will feature the cars of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series, Verizon Indy Car Series, the Pirelli World Challenge Series and the trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
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Car Corral Alert: Porscheplatz — June 28 - 29, 2014
PCA
It’s professional road racing time again at one of the most historic tracks in the U.S., Watkins Glen. Porsche Cars North America and PCA will host our first Watkins Glen Porscheplatz during the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen June 28 – June 29, 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 Porsche only Parade Laps on Saturday. 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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Porsche Parade Europe — June 26-29, 2014
Porsche
To find more information as well as the registration form, visit the homepage.

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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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Full-Time Position: Club Racing Logistics Coordinator
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The Club Racing (CR) Logistics Coordinator will provide support services for the Club Racing program of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Job duties will be multifaceted, although the position’s primary objective will be to support the National Club Racing Chair.
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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
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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
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Video: Tribute to 1970 Porsche 914-6
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In all the years that Porsche has been around, it has created a handful of iconic models that, to this day, enthusiasts still revere suiting their legendary status.

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Up for auction: Porsche 935 racecar for the Street
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Porsche Exclusive (Porsche’s prestigious in-house custom shop) has been delivering bespoke dream cars to clients since the 1980s, originating with modded versions of the 930 Turbo.

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Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 caught driving In Germany
The Sports Car Guys
It was just a few days ago that we reported that Porsche was planning to build a Cayman GT4. Apparently, the car is more than rumor as it has already been caught testing.

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Porsche of the Week
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This is my Orient Red Metallic 2001 Boxster S. It’s my first Porsche and I bought two weeks ago. Took it for a drive through the National Forest along highway 67 in Colorado. Just detailed it before the drive. It’s a High Dynamic Range photo.

Photo by Robert Baumgartner
Alpine Mountain Region PCA

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