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Boxster road trip: The spirited escape
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When former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones downshifted the brand new type 981 Boxster and pulled into the pit compound at Barber Motorsports Park on June 12, he and the car were met by a dazzling collection of historic mid-engined Porsches assembled to welcome the newest mid-engined roadster into the fold. More



American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, Lime Rock Park, July 6-7, 2012 (Race Day July 7)
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Year nine of the American Le Mans Series at Lime Rock will deliver all the thrills you've come to expect. The Le Mans prototypes and GT cars are extremely fast, famous for both their leading-edge technological sophistication and use of the latest in "green" initiatives. The ALMS Northeast Grand Prix will see great racing by all classes as they go at it hammer and tongs on one the fastest tracks on their schedule for two hours and 45 minutes. More

Coming to Texas: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Nov. 16-18, 2012
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Hill Country Region will be hosting a special program for PCA Members at the inaugural Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ at Circuit of the Americas on Nov. 16-18, 2012 in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of the Americas™ ("COTA") is a world class, 3.4 mile racetrack consisting of 20 turns and is rated as a Grade 1 road course. More

Brumos Porsche to unveil new Boxster on June 27 including live webcast
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At long last, the completely redesigned Porsche Boxster will make its way to showroom floors, and Brumos Porsche will celebrate by unveiling the latest edition of this mid-engine classic on Wednesday, June 27. The event begins at 6 PM and will also feature a panel discussion on the history of the mid-engine Porsche, hosted by celebrated automotive historian Bill Warner, and featuring Brumos racing legend Hurley Haywood and Porsche Factory Driver Patrick Long. More

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The OPTIMA faceoff at Road America
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Exclusive benefits for PCA members from DreamSeat
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PCA and DreamSeat have recently partnered to offer PCA members exclusive benefits on DreamSeat's customized XZipit furnishings line. These stylish pieces are being enjoyed by all as a showcase at PCA Headquarters using various embroidered logos. We're also proud to display them as anchor set design pieces for PCA's video studio. More

Porsche is main sponsor of the Hesse House in Tübingen
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Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is the main sponsor of the new Hesse House in Tübingen. The sports car manufacturer took the "60 years of Baden-Württemberg" anniversary as an opportunity to support the setting up of a literature museum in honor of Hermann Hesse with a total of 100,000 euro. In so doing, Porsche would like to help showcase the poet's formative early years in the virtually unchanged original rooms, where he worked. More

Porsches, helicopters and the Monticello Motor Club
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Tamera Warren writes, "Last week I traveled by helicopter from Manhattan to attend the Porsche Road World Show at the Monticello Motor Club. The first Porsche sports car came to the United States 62 years ago and in that time a passionate Porsche community has grown here as the flagship 911 continues to woo." More

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Winery pals head to Le Mans to go racing
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Noted California winery owners Kevin Buckler and Fred Schrader have much in common. One is a passion for great wines and producing award-winning vintages.  Still another, and perhaps less known in vintner circles, is their penchant and enthusiasm for fast cars. The latter takes them to Southern France the middle of June, not to visit the iconic vineyards of the Old World, but to race at the world's most famous road racing facility - Le Mans, France. More

For first time since win, Falken Tire Porsche returns to Mid Ohio
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Nearly four weeks have passed since the last American Le Mans Series race event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Team Falken Tire has been pushing forward with little time for rest. Last month, the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR completed a two day test at Road Atlanta, dedicating the time to overall balance and tire development. The blue and teal race car brought the team to Mid-Ohio, where last August, drivers Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers hard charged through torrential downpour to earn the team its first win. More

Ruf 911 Yellowbird and Ruf CTR 3 - Video
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There are a few cars that leave such an impression that they in essence establish a company. For the Ruf company that car is the Ruf 911 Yellowbird. When the car came out it could blow anything else that was available out of the water, with its top speed of 211 MPH (faster than a Ferrari F40 and a Porsche 959). More

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Porsche inaugurates Autostadt Pavilion in Wolfsburg, Germany
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Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG inaugurated its new pavilion in Wolfsburg's Autostadt. The sports car manufacturer's new exhibition building sports a curved and gleaming matt roof design, inspired by the silhouette of a Porsche 911. In addition to 200 invited guests, the inaugural ceremony was attended by Matthias Müller, President and CEO of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, and Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG respectively, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche, Volkswagen Supervisory Board members Ursula and Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, and Otto F. Wachs, Autostadt's Chief Executive Officer.
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Porsche claims podium spot at 2012 LeMans 24Hr
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Less than four minutes were missing for Porsche to clinch its 99th class win at the Le Mans 24 Hours. With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by the IMSA Performance Matmut team, Frenchman Nicolas Armindo, Raymond Narac and Anthony Pons had led the field just a few laps before the flag dropped on the 80th running of the long distance classic in the Sarthe. But in the final minutes, tire damage robbed the 2011-spec 911 of all hopes for victory. Nevertheless, the joy over second place was huge for the French Porsche customer team. More

Reinventing the Porsche wheel
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The key sports cars of Porsche have recently been reinvented and critics are hard to find. The mid-engined roadster, the 2013 Boxster ($56,500 base), is the most basic of Porsches, though it's hardly a bare-bones two-seater. Meanwhile, the 2012 911 Carrera ($93,700 base) is bigger, more powerful and more fuel efficient than its predecessor and the updates have paid off, with global sales up nearly 40 percent. More



What's in a name
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As one would expect from a course made up of public roads, the corners of Le Mans are not known by numbers but rather by romantic names. Some names are French, some English, but they all conjure images of danger, heroism and speed. Diehard race fans can name each corner of the 8.469-mile Circuit de La Sarthe by heart, but do you know where those famous names came from? A chat with Hervé Guyomard, circuit director at Le Mans for from 1971 to 2006, revealed the history behind the Circuit's most famous corners. More

Porsche special in small numbers only
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Porsche has created a special edition of its recent 911 model to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Porsche club, established in Germany on May 26, 1952. That first club was established just four years after Porsche produced its first car, and during that first 12 months, the club gained seven members. A second club was soon established and another six members were invested. More

Porsche global car deliveries jump 14 percent on year in May
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German sports car maker Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG said deliveries rose 14 percent on the year in May to a record high on strong demand from Europe and China. More



New selection of PCA t-shirts NOW AVAILABLE
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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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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.

The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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PCA Photo of the Week
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Turbo in the twisties on the Tail of the Dragon.
Submitted by Glenn Turner, Chicago Region


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