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PCA Escape registration opens August 1
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Escape is one of the "big" Porsche Club events of the year. It's often the case that the Parade is on one coast or the other, and not everyone has the time or budget for a trip like that, perhaps all the way across the country. Escape provides you with another option.

Escape, like the Parade, moves around each year and is typically held on the opposite side of the country from the Parade. It is a multi-event weekend, with a national attendance list. While the Parade has a competitive focus, Escape is purely non-competitive. It is a socially oriented weekend focusing on camaraderie and friendship.

On Nov. 8-11, Eureka Springs, Ark., will host the 2012 Escape weekend billed as "Escape to the Ozarks", and we are hard at work finalizing plans for a weekend we're sure you'll enjoy. The event will consist of banquets, driving tours, drives to local area attractions and a "People's Choice" car show. There will be free time during the event to allow you to explore area restaurants and culture on your own.

PCA spotlight video
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First 2012 Porsche Parade video: Concours- More videos to come!

Grand-Am at Indianapolis - Friday, July 27, 2012
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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. PCA Corral is sponsored by Jackson Motorsports Group and Michelin. More

Road Race Showcase at Road America, American Le Mans Series, Aug. 17-18, 2012
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The "holy grail" of North American road courses, Road America stirs the senses of every fan and participant as soon as they roll in the gates. High speeds are the norm with runs through Wisconsin's scenic Kettle Moraine. More

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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 ready to do battle at Indy's famed Brickyard
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When it comes to legendary race teams, Brumos Racing is unique in its history and its contributions to motorsports through the decades. When it comes to legendary race tracks, Indianapolis Motor Speedway's history is equally impressive.

Indy, nicknamed the Brickyard back in 1909, is preparing to host its first round of GRAND-AM Rolex Series competition, and Brumos is eagerly anticipating their inaugural run on the famous track.

PCA offers a stylish Brumos embroidered shirt only available to members
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Following the success of the limited edition Brumos shirt offered in December, PCA now offers its members a crew style shirt that one can wear in the paddock or to your next PCA event. For a larger image of the shirt, click here. Orders yours today!

911 T: First "publicly" restored, then raffled off
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A spectacular action for all lovers of classic Porsche vehicles: Porsche Classic was restoring a 1973 US version 911 T Coupe on behalf of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) under the motto "Revive the Passion". The finished gem have been raffled off among PCA members and was to be publicly presented to the winner at the Porsche Parade in the USA in August 2011. More

Nürburgring forced into bankruptcy
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Germany's legendary Nürburgring racetrack and entertainment complex is effectively bankrupt. The circuit, which hosted Formula One's German Grand Prix last year, is to launch insolvency proceedings amid fears that it could run out of cash while the European Commission considers planned government aid. More

ALMS GTC championship points tighten up with TRG Porsche Victory in Canada
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Spencer Pumpelly (Suwanee, Ga.) took over first place with only seven minutes to go and then withstood a last-minute challenge from the GTC points leaders to score the team's second win of the season Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Toronto and keep the team in the season championship chase. More

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Porsche Environmental Statement 2011 wins the gold medal at the Vision Awards
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The Porsche Environmental Statement 2011 by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has been awarded a gold medal within the framework of this year's Vision Awards in the U.S. The Stuttgart-based sports car maker received the gold medal at the award ceremony in San Diego for its "Aktiv für die Umwelt (Active for the Environment)" magazine. More

Team Falken Tire defeats the odds for best finish of season at Mosport
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At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Team Falken Tire battled the odds to take home the first top five finish of the season at Round 5 of the American Le Mans Series. The GT team struggled all weekend to dial in on the ideal car and tire balance. Unbeknownst to many, there were bigger problems for the GT team behind the scenes than just balance. More

Miller and Maassen score 5th place result in Grand Prix of Mosport
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Bryce Miller and Sascha Maassen picked up their best result since the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón season opener in Sunday's Grand Prix of Mosport at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the Paul Miller Racing No. 48 Dunlop/Chopard/TOTAL Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. More

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More special Porsches will come to the auction block
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A group of 12 historic racers and road cars will be auctioned off by RM at its Monterey sale in August during Pebble Beach Concours week. Coinciding with the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, RM Auctions will be offering for auction a group of historic Porsche race and road cars. More

Flying Lizard wins the GT Class, or not at Motorsport Park and steals the show
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At the American Le Mans Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the Flying Lizard Porsche took their second straight victory in the ALMS season. They were aided by a late caution with about 20 minutes left in the race causing the cars to get bunched together. More

Porsche recalls pricy Panamera Turbo sedan over fire risk
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Porsche owners are discovering that paying a lot of money for a car won't protect you from recalls. The German sports car manufacturer is recalling 270 Panamera Turbo and Turbo S sedans and Cayenne Turbo sport utility vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years because the turbocharger in those vehicles may fracture due to a casting defect. The Panamera Turbo S has a $173,200 sticker price. More

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New selection of PCA hats now available with FREE SHIPPING
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We've added a new selection of high quality PCA hats to 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.

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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Show your PCA pride by carrying a PCA Visa Rewards Card!

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• Earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants.
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Pick one of the standard designs or design your own card. Only available to U.S. residents. Visit for details. Sign up today!

PCA Photo of the Week
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My 1984 911 Carrera enjoying a magnificent day in Big Sur just south of Monterey, Calif. It is a rare FactoryTurbo-Look optioned (M-491) car that was recently used by Porsche for a photo and video shoot that would later be used in both print (Automobile/Car & Driver/Motor Trend) and video ads (Porsche 911: The Salute) for the new 911 (991). And just a great car!

Photo by David Rossiter
Sacramento Valley Region

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