PCA surprises winner of the factory restored '73 911T at the 2011 Porsche Parade Victory Banquet - August 6, 2011
PCA's "Revive the Passion" restoration/raffle project came to a close at the Porsche Parade. Together with Porsche Classic, Porsche AG, and Porsche Cars North America, PCA unveiled the '73 to the world at the concour event held at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Ga., on August 1. Later in the week, Parade attendees were treated to daily presentations on the restoration process. And finally on Saturday, August 6, attendees joined in the fun to surprise Bud Kibbee with the news that he won the PCA Member Only Grand Prize. Bud purchased 8 of the 7300 entries available, not a bad return on investment eh? See Bud's reaction.
The 2011 Porsche Parade will go down in books as one of the best
Over 1600 PCAers, representing 83 regions, took over the charming city of Savannah, Ga., last week. Parade was filled with fun, exciting, and competitive events. There was little time on the agenda to rest and most took advantage of all the tours, presentations, banquets, and social events. PCA unveiled its restored '73 911T at the beginning of the week and gave it away at the end of the week. The once in a lifetime opportunity to present a concours on Forsyth Park's lawn was breathtaking. Much too much to described/share here, so have a look at Parade pictures and Parade results here.
Road Race Showcase at Road America - American Le Mans Series - August 19-20, 2011
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 and there will be even more this year with a four-hour enduro. More
Porsches take stylish swing through Savannah, Ga.
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As rain drops popped against their polished hoods, some 270 Porsches paraded through the streets of Savannah on Saturday afternoon, the crowning event of the 56th annual meeting of the Porsche Club of America. More
Last chance for PCA Escape 2011
Point your Porsche to Flagstaff, Ariz., Sept. 15-18 for the PCA Escape 2011. Hosted by the Arizona Region, Escape is a four-day, multi-event, social gathering with a national attendance list. Experience northern Arizona like you never have before…The Grand Canyon, Route 66, Indian country, Sedona, national monuments, and more. It's the cars and the people that will make Escape to Arizona an event to remember. Registration for Escape closes August 15. Set at the beautiful Little America Resort, several activities are fully reserved. But many activities, like guided and self-guided driving tours, golf, and the Escape car show are still available. More
Porsche Race Car Classic reps at Monterey Car Week
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Representatives from the Porsche Race Car Classic will be in Monterey, Calif., later this month for all the car-week madness. Look for folks wearing PRCC logo'd shirts at Laguna Seca, Quail, Bonhams, Concours on the Avenue, and the Pebble Beach Porsche Tent near Retromobile. More
Brumos Racing ready to get back on winning track at Watkins Glen
As the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season winds down for 2011, Brumos Racing has given their fans many reasons to feel proud. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based team has worked tirelessly throughout the year, developing from a startup GT effort into a respected competitor in their class. Preparations are now underway for Round 10 as Rolex Series competition returns to Watkins Glen. Brumos particularly looks forward to revisiting the Glen, the scene of their triumphant first GT win this season. Following a difficult race at New Jersey, every member of the Brumos team is well aware of just how critical it will be to have another strong showing at the Glen. Holding onto first place in the standings by the narrowest of margins - one point - Brumos is ready to race and determined to give it their all. More
917 North America, Inc. announces plans to custom build limited quantities of the legendary LMK 917 race car
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917 North America, Inc. announced that it is leasing space in JB Racing's manufacturing facility to begin the production and sales of an authentic reproduction of the LMK 917 race car made famous during the 60s and 70s Golden Age of Racing as well as by Steve McQueen in the movie "Le Mans." More
Porsche lifts the curtain on new 991
Weissach engineers recently took a small group of journalists along with the Porsche development team as they completed final chassis tuning tests in South Africa and provided plenty of photographs of the heavily camouflaged cars.
Even covered in decals to disguise its lines the car, scheduled to be introduced at Frankfurt in September, it is unmistakably all 911. We've got the photos and a video. More
Muscle Milk rolls to victory in Ohio
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Round Five of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón started with a bang and ended with a splash at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. When the red flag turned into a checkered, Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing collected its third win of the season, while Team Falken Tire recorded its very first Series GT victory. More
Porsche reports sales increase
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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, announced July 2011 sales of 2,768 units, an increase of 2 percent compared to the same period last year, when it sold 2,703 units. More
Pictures and story about the 2011 PCA Parade from a first time attendee
If Vince Granieri's name sounds familiar that's because he's a frequent commenter on PorschePurist and his son Andrew has been contributing articles for the last three years. In fact, after hearing all about Andrew's trip to Parade last year, and reading the coverage PorschePurist has provided along the way, Vince was inspired to drive his 997 C4S the 645 miles from Cincinnati to Savannah for this year's parade. More
Impressive Porsche line up for Quail Lodge sale once again
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Last year at Quail Lodge Bonhams set a world record for any Porsche sold at auction when the 1972 917 Interserie Spyder (neé 1970 Gulf-JWA Le Mans 917K Coupe) made nearly $4 million. This and other competition Porsches from the impressive Michael Amalfitano Collection exceeded all pre-sale expectations and made headlines around the world. More
The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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.
• No annual fee and no additional cost to you.
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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! More
Inventory replenished - PCA stainless steel license frames are now available!
These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now in stock and available for your fine Porsche vehicles.
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 or brushed stainless steel finishes. Price $19.99 + S/H. Order here.
New item - PCA stainless steel license photo frames!
Here is a unique gift item that allows an enthusiast to display their favorite Porsche picture around the home or office. Also makes a crowd pleasing award/recognition piece for an upcoming PCA event. Made from heavy gauge stainless steel in hand polished mirror bright or black powder coated finish with a complementing matt board and a clear non breakable Lexan lens. The frame fits most 4x6 pictures and comes with all necessary mounting hardware and easy step by step assembly instructions. Price $39.99 + S/H. Order here.