Rennsport Reunion IV will feature Porsche Park
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With the rolling landscape and park benches on a perfectly-groomed lawn, you might think you were in Bavaria, which is exactly what Porsche Cars North America intends with its Porsche Park-in-the-Paddock - located amongst the vintage race cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV, October 14-16. This area, located behind the media center (where the tire companies usually set up for a race weekend), will feature an authentic German biergarten as well as German food and and a park atmosphere so Rennsport attendees can take a break from the on-track activity and absorb the experience. But Rennsport fans will still know that they are at a Porsche event, as the Park-in-the-Paddock will have plenty of sports car activity as well, according to Bernd Harling, Porsche's Principal Communications Counsel and coordinator for Rennsport. More
Despite a 5.8 earthquake and hurricane Irene, PCA Headquarters continued on
Thankfully PCA Headquarters, located in Columbia, Md., was spared of any damage and electrical outages from the past week's extreme conditions. HQ did not suffer any downtime and was able to keep operations running as usual to serve its members and regions. Special thanks to the members who checked on us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to members along the NE corridor that are still recovering.
This week, our light shines on two Porsches we came across while attending the 2011 Legends of the Autobahn, held during Monterey Auto Week. These two Porsches many would consider are on the opposite ends of the Porsche spectrum. Each are captivating in their own unique way and play an essential role in Porsche history. Andy Tzelepis's original and low mileage 924 and Porsche's racing laboratory the 918 RSR. Videos here.
A 1961 factory tour picture: Do you know who this owner is?
A PCA member shares a picture taken during a 1961 factory tour. Apparently, this may be the only picture taken of the owner and his new 356.
If you have any information that may lead to finding the gentleman in the picture, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Porsche 911 is previewed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show
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Porsche previewed its 911 Carrera and Carrera S in advance of their formal reveal, scheduled for the Frankfurt auto show in September. Designated internally as the 991, the new 911 is the seventh generation of the German automaker's 911 sports car. The 911, which had its premiere in 1963, is the foundation on which the company was built - a direct descendant of Ferdinand Porsche's original Porsche 356. But in recent years, volume-oriented Porsche models like the Cayenne S.U.V. and Panamera sedan have sold in larger numbers. More
Porsche-focused Rennsport salute in new issue of Vintage Motorsport
Vintage Motorsport, "The Journal of Motor Racing History" just released a Porsche-themed issue as a salute to the upcoming Rennsport Reunion IV at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October. The record-breaking 180-page Sept/Oct issue features Porsche's 1970 Daytona 24-Hour winner on the cover – the Gulf Oil 917K – along with a stunning 7-page photo Salon feature on the historic race car.
There's also an in-depth profile of Joe Buzzetta, one of Porsche's factory team drivers, an American who had much success racing for Porsche in Europe and the U.S. The famous Porsche "Pooper" road-racing special is also featured, a car that combined a Cooper formula car chassis with Porsche power for dominance in the under-1500cc class in the mid-'50s.
Plus, after a stunning restoration Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche 550-03, a famous Spyder with great history is scheduled to make its debut at the Porsche Race Car Classic in Carmel that same weekend. Vintage Motorsport covers the car in great detail, a story Porschephiles won't want to miss.
Be sure to stop by the Vintage Motorsport booth along Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Vendor's Row at the Oct. 14-16 Rennsport Reunion, where this fantastic Porsche-themed issue will be on sale! There will also be back issues available featuring the German racing marque. New subscribers will receive the current issue for free, plus a free T-shirt with every subscription.
If you can't make it to Rennsport IV, order your copy or subscription at www.vintagemotorsport.com or call 800-626-9937.
Porsche to target Ferrari buyers with new model: Report
German group Porsche is planning to develop a sportscar that would compete directly with the more exclusive Ferrari brand, its chief executive said. "It always irritated me that the (most expensive) 911 tops out at 250,000 euros ($360,000) and then the 918 continues starting at 750,000 euros," Matthias Mueller told German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview recently published. More
Techart unveils new Aero Kit I for the 958 Cayenne
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The new package includes the familiar Techart chin spoiler with lighting packages with LED technology or halogen headlights, roof spoiler and the Techart rear apron with integrated diffuser and two subtle reflectors on the sides of the tailgate, taillight trims and dual tail pipes with embossed lettering connected to Techart's sport exhaust system. More
Will the new Porsche 911 convertible combine canvas and metal roofs?
Convertibles have historically been shuffled into two categories: folding soft tops and retractable hard tops. Now it looks Porsche is looking to blur the line between the two with the roof of the next-generation 911. The crew from GermanCarForum.com managed to lay its hands on a patent drawing that clearly shows a roof design that uses metal panels at the front and rear with two sections of canvas between the two. More
More affluent women splurging on high-end performance cars
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Forget designer shoes and handbags. More affluent women in the Asia Pacific region are splurging instead on high-end performance cars. The world of hot wheels is no longer just for the men. More
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
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.
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.