PCA Spotlight: Win a pair of LED Running Light Spars for your 987.1 Cayman or Cayman S
Fellow PCA member Mike Santowasso recently met up with Executive Director Vu Nguyen and member Joseph DeSimone to install and evaluate a pair of LED Running Light Spars and Radiator Protectors on his 2007 Cayman S. These spars add that modern eye catching LED look to a 2006-2008 Cayman, and they also add a protection screen to keep road debris from reaching the radiators. Joseph created these parts for his own Cayman, and in the process became a manufacturer for them. This is a great grassroots effort that's resulted in a nice addition for Cayman owners.
Watch this 'Product Spotlight' video to see a recap of Joe's products, and make sure you check in at the Cayman Register to see Mike's review of the products, to watch the installation video and to enter for a chance to win one of two sets that will be given away. You can learn more here. Video here.
Registration is now open for Escape weekend Nov. 8-11, 2012
This year's Escape takes place in Eureka Springs, Ark., and will be hosted by both Cimarron and Ozark PCA regions.
The event will consist of a welcome cookout and car show, banquet, driving tours, drives to local area attractions, tech sessions, special guest, parade, goodie store and we will be featuring the early 911 as our model of distinction.
There will be free time during the event to allow you to explore area restaurants and culture on your own. More
Panorama Live: Blog coverage from ALMS Road America 2012
Porsche Panorama's Live Blog picks back up at this weekend's ALMS round at Road America. Follow all the action live and in real-time.
Since the Le Mans break, the 45 Flying Lizard Porsche GT3RSR of Patrick Long and Joerg Bergmeister have provided a great deal of excitement with three great finishes. Ask questions and make comments. PCA Club Racing Pro Coach, David Murry will again provide the driver's viewpoint of Road America. Get the color and flavor of the event that only Panorama can bring.
We would be happy to send you an email reminder when the event begins. Sign up here.
Qualifying: Friday: 3:30 CDT
Warm-up: Saturday: 9:30 CDT
Race: Saturday: 2:30 CDT - 6:30
See you online at PCA.org!
Car Corral Alert: Road Race Showcase at Road America, American Le Mans Series, Aug. 17-18, 2012
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
Car Corral Alert: Coming to Texas - Update: Hill Country PCA Corral during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
There has been an outstanding response to the special ticket offer and over 700 PCA Members, families and their friends will be seated together in Turn 12 Grandstand! It is estimated that approximately 1000 people with ties to PCA will be attending the inaugural Formula 1 United States Grand PrixTM at Circuit of the Americas on Nov. 16-18, 2012 in Austin, Texas! More
Porsche fight puts two 911 GT3 Cup cars in Watkins Glen GRAND-AM top five
It was clear from the results that Porsche teams came to Watkins Glen International with a lot of fight in them. Porsches were in the heat of the battle from the first turn to the last of the two-hour Continental Tire 200 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race at the famous Upstate New York road course. All three of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars entered in the GT class of the event played major roles with Brumos Racing earning its second consecutive podium finish having just narrowly bested the Magnus Racing Porsche to the checkered flag. More
Brumos scores 2nd consecutive podium in action-packed Watkins Glen Race
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Anyone predicting that this weekend's two hour GRAND-AM Rolex Series race on Watkins Glen's short course would be uneventful was quickly proven wrong, as the opening laps saw an incident that impacted the two top GT class leaders. In a dramatic race featuring three full course cautions, Andrew Davis and Leh Keen steered clear of the troubles that befell several leading teams. More
"Automotive Brand Award 2012" for the Porsche Pavilion
The Porsche Pavilion in Autostadt in Wolfsburg Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG will receive the Automotive Brand Award 2012 design prize in the "Best of Best – Architecture" category. The German Design Council announced the news, thereby honoring the imposing Porsche exhibition building, whose innovative design has made it an attention-getter in the Wolfsburg park and lakeland setting. More
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera offers both performance and livability
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What makes the redesigned 2012 911 Carrera exceptional is how it combines unprecedented performance and reasonable day-to-day livability with some of the visceral experience many sporty cars have sacrificed. Porsche redesigned its revered 911 Carrera and Carrera S, in coupe and convertible Cabriolet versions, but unfortunately the company manufactured both the sixth and the new seventh generations as 2012 models, so be sure you know which model you're looking at if you shop for one. More
Porsche preps a Panamera wagon concept for Paris Motor Show
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Porsche will preview plans for a Panamera-based wagon concept in September at the Paris motor show. It is set to provide telling clues for the direction of a production version that could arrive in several years. This would lend an additional element for increasing Porsche's sales as part of parent company Volkswagen's ambitious growth strategy. A final production decision is expected to be made after gauging reaction to the concept car. It's unlikely to arrive before 2016. More
VIDEO: 918 Spyder caught testing on the streets of Germany
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More video of the 918 Spyder has surfaced while undergoing another round of testing. The Porsche 918 Spyder was recently caught driving around town in Germany wearing Martini livery. The video shows the Porsche 918 Spyder in what we believe to be the latest production ready iteration without any additional side air intakes as seen in the 918 video that went viral and was later made private by the contributor. This is for sure some great footage, and clearly shows the 918 from every angle. More
10 Porsches to buy now, before they are out of reach: Part 1 - Porsche 911 SC
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There are a lot of cars that may become very valuable someday. Guessing what will become a valuable automobile is a bit like picking lottery numbers; you never really know what will be worth money. More
Report: 2017 Porsche Pajun to use V6 engines
CAR magazine of the United Kingdom reports about some new details that emerged regarding Porsche's baby Panamera, the "Pajun." And while Porsche recently unveiled their compact crossover project with Volkswagen, which takes the Macan name, Porsche's Pajun is purely a Porsche model from start to finish. More
5 things I learned at the Porsche Sport Driving School
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Brandy Schaffels writes, "Porsche recently gave me the opportunity to attend the Two-Day High-Performance Driving Course at Porsche Sport Driving School. Unlike most other half-day track media experiences, my two days at the Porsche Driving School gave me hours and hours of seat time covering more than 60 high-speed laps around the highly technical 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park." 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.
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.
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
Our 1999 Porsche Carrera 2 at Washington Pass / East side of the Cascade Range, August 2011, after a fine fly fishing experience with my son Denali in Winthrop, Wash.
Photo by Michael Smith
Pacific Northwest Region PCA
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