Style Porsche is awarded the honorary title of "red dot: design team of the year 2012"
In appreciation of its uninterrupted great design performance, the Style Porsche design team has been awarded as the "red dot: design team of the year 2012." Chief designer Michael Mauer and his team of 80 have been dedicated to the task of sustaining and advancing the Porsche identity across all model ranges since 2004. With the new Porsche 911 Carrera, the design team has triumphed in carrying forward the success story of the 911, which has spanned a period of nearly 50 years up to now. For this, the design icon was already awarded the "red dot: best of the best 2012" this year. More
Nord Stern celebrates 20th Club Race
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The Nord Stern Region will be celebrating its 20th Club Race on July 28 and 29 at Brainerd International Raceway. The event is know as "The Loonacy" celebrating its northern Minnesota roots. It's a Club Race for everyone's bucket list as the 3.0 mile BIR features an almost mile long front straight with a nicely banked first turn making it the track where most cars will achieve the highest speeds they will ever see in a Club Race. Friday evening features a bicycle race around the track which is fun for riders and spectators alike. Don't Club Race? Join the fun in one of the two sessions of DE that is also offered. Sign up today at register.pca.org or visit NordStern.org for more information.
New selection of PCA hats now available with FREE SHIPPING
We've added a new selection of high quality PCA hats to www.pcawebstore.com. Take a look at the three new hat designs/styles. We've added lots of PCA customization to these hats. Perfect for track days, attending casual PCA events, and/or just to show off your PCA pride. Introductory offer: $19.99 including shipping for US/CDN orders. One size fits most. More
American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, Lime Rock Park, July 6-7, 2012 (Race Day July 7)
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
Mobil 1 Presents: "Grand Prix of Mosport" - Porscheplatz - July 21-22, 2012
Canada's biggest sports car race of the year moves to a new July date, as the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron makes its only north-of-the-border stop. A world-class field of drivers pilot top marques like Acura, Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Mazda, Panoz and Porsche and battle it out on one of the world's classic road courses. More
Grand-Am at Indianapolis - Friday, July 27, 2012
For the first time ever at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, GRAND-AM Road Racing will conduct separate races for its Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge on the 13-turn IMS road course on Friday, July 27, 2012. More
Coming to Texas: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Nov. 16-18, 2012
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
Barbosa and Liddell win at Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen
As billed, the first endurance race since the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona last January, the 2012 edition of Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen, delivered highly-anticipated tight competition as 11 Daytona Prototypes (DP) and 21 Grand Touring (GT) cars took on the 3.4 mile road course at Watkins Glen International. At 1100 feet elevation, the historic track offered fans panoramic views of the valley and Lake Seneca, and, on this day, a cooling breeze to offset the temperature that climbed into the high 80s as the afternoon of racing progressed. On the track, both the temperatures and the action made it challenging for teams to keep the cars running and the drivers cool. More
Porsche mulls energy trading to prepare for life after 911
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Porsche SE, the holding company controlling a majority stake in Volkswagen AG after a botched takeover attempt four years ago, will probably soon be investing more in energy than in sports cars like the iconic 911. Porsche SE shareholders voted today in favor of changes in the Stuttgart, Germany-based company's charter as it closes in on finalizing the sale of the Porsche car-making unit to VW. The vote allows the holding company to invest in materials for the auto industry, real estate and energy trading. More
Leipzig plant builds 500,000th vehicle
The 500,000th vehicle rolled off the production line in Porsche's plant in Saxony. The anniversary sports car is a white Cayenne with a V8 engine and was converted into a command vehicle for the Leipzig fire brigade with the assistance of Porsche's apprentices. In a ceremony today, Matthias Müller, the President and CEO of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, handed over the car keys to the Lord Mayor of the City as a token of the affiliation with Porsche's Leipzig home. Because everything started with a Cayenne in 2002. More
Brumos Racing to market special edition Porsche 911 GT3 Cup model to celebrate championship
Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc., in conjunction with Brumos Racing, the motorsports division of Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Fla., will offer a special edition of five 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars to commemorate its 2011 Rolex GRAND-AM GT championship. More
The Porsche 914: A hidden gem
Hannah Elliott writes, "Last week in Montauk I met Alejandro Alcocer, the restaurateur and designer behind New York's Brown Cafe and Green Catering. Alcocer is somewhat of a nomadic bon vivant - he'll sleep in his sailboat when he's not in the city - with a generous spirit. After showing us the cars he took our entire Forbes crew for a sunset sail, then served us swordfish and wine at a beautiful property in East Hampton, N.Y." More
Porsche expects significant positive profit before special items in FY12
Porsche Automobil Holding SE said that it expects a "significant positive profit" for the group before special items in 2012. The company also said it wants to complete the sale of its remaining stake in sports car maker Porsche AG to Volkswagen AG as "quickly as possible". More
Dr. Ferdinand Porsche commercial - Video
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This video is from a vintage Porsche commercial featuring the late Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. The commercial is a classic featuring vintage footage of many Porsche through the years up until the late 80s. The video is definitely worth a watch for any Porsche enthusiast. More
Mountain Wheels: Porsche's wild Panamera GTS takes you to the edge
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Andy Stonehouse writes, "After a long dry spell, an embarrassment of riches descended from above: two fantastic German autos each sporting nearly 430 horsepower, jaw-dropping looks and prices like those of modest Front Range homes. In the interest of equal time, I will fix today's love-fest on the sublimely peerless 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS, and promise more about the all-new Mercedes Benz SL 550." More
No. 48 Dunlop/Chopard/TOTAL Porsche Team prepared to resume ALMS season
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It's been quite a while since Round 3 of the 10-race 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 12, but there's light at the end of the tunnel with Round 4 slated for the end of next week at Lime Rock Park. More
Porsche previews Lime Rock American Le Mans race
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New England race fans are looking forward to the return of the American Le Mans Series after a break for the Le Mans 24 Hours. The series takes off again on July 7, at Lime Rock, Conn. One of the teams that will be lining up on the grid are the triple Lime Rock winners Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by Flying Lizard Motorsports. More
New selection of PCA t-shirts NOW AVAILABLE
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. 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.
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
PCA Photo of the Week
This was taken last fall, just before our car, a 2008 Boxster RS60 Special Edition, was put away for the winter. Currently, driving season has begun up north for the Wild Rose Region members with a group tour out to Turner Valley for lunch and conversation.
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