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Saying goodbye to an old friend and hello to a Porsche Boxster
By David Hurth
This past weekend was a bittersweet one for me. I sold my trusty old Porsche 944 that I had driven for five years and replaced it with an early Boxster. My 1983 944 was a good, dependable car that served me well. Unfortunately, it was getting up in miles and was starting to need a lot of maintenance. I was sad to see my old friend go to a new home, but then I got in the Boxster and gave it a bit of gas, and all that went away.
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Vintage Corvettes, Porsches and Mustangs on auctions that sell for sane prices
The Wall Street Journal via Yahoo Autos
Pedigreed race cars and sexy roadsters aren't the only vintage vehicles breaking records at the collector-car auctions this year. Automobile aficionados are also driving up prices for less rarefied fare, from Jimmy Carter-era Japanese SUVs to fruity-colored microcars with wicker seats and fringed surrey tops.
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Car Corral Alert: Circuit of the Americas — Sept. 20-21, 2013
Porscheplatz
Time is running out to purchase tickets for the first ALMS race to be held at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), Austin, Texas. COTA is one of the most exciting racing circuits in the U.S. and host to the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix. The dates are Sept. 20 - 21, 2013. Watch the same type of cars that raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier this year. The top LMP cars are as sophisticated as F1 machines, and nowhere else in the Southwest will you have the chance to get this close to the cars. And your three day ticket purchase includes the World Endurance Championship race on Sunday, Sept. 22.
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Car Corral Alert: Petit Le Mans — Oct. 18-19, 2013
Porscheplatz
It's time for Petit Le Mans. The Petit Le Mans (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. It uses the rules established for the 24 hours of Le Mans by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which are slightly modified if necessary, mainly to allow additional cars to compete.
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Car Corral Alert: The 2nd Annual Hill Country PCA Corral
PCA
In conjunction with the USGP at Circuit of the Americas, Hill Country Region will again be hosting the Hill Country PCA Corral at the world famous Salt Lick BBQ Pecan Grove Pavilion on Saturday, Nov. 16. Times TBA once the track schedule is released.

This year's ticket price is $80 if purchased before Oct. 15. On Oct. 15, the price will increase to $90. Seating is limited to 500 people, so please register early!

Included are: a sumptuous BBQ dinner; a racer's perspective by world-famous, five-time LeMans winner and former F1 driver Derek Bell; new and vintage Porsche models on display; a Merchandise Raffle; and social time to share your passion with other Porsche enthusiasts!

A cash bar for alcoholic beverage purchases will be available to ages 21 and over. Each PCA Member can purchase up to 8 tickets for his/her family and friends.  And there is plenty of free parking available at the Salt Lick.

Register online.

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Mission 2014. Our Return.
Porsche Motorsport Marketing Team
We are on a mission. Our mission to return to the top class of world motorsports in 2014. To return to the LMP1 class of the World Endurance Championship and its highlight, the 24h of Le Mans.

We have revived our greatest moments in motorsports over the past couple of months, but now it’s time to reset the clocks to zero again. To start from ground up, question every detail again and fully concentrate on our “Mission 2014. Our Return.”.

Now you can follow our preparation for 2014 in our Web special under www.porsche.com/mission2014.

We invite you to experience a behind-the-scenes look and get the latest information on our development of the LMP1 prototype.

Until the start of the racing season 2014, new chapters will be added step by step and give you more and more insights into our project.

Come with us on our "Mission 2014. Our Return."

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Video: How Patrick Dempsey prepared for Le Mans
The Sports Car Guys
Aug. 29 was part one of a four part documentary about Patrick Dempsey racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The celebrity best known for his role on Grey's Anatomy has said that while he is glad he has his day job, that his real passion is racing. This showed at this year's race with the Dempsey Racing Team just missing a podium finish (partly due to an incident during the race).
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The Porsche 911 GT3 — Feast for the Senses
Porsche via YouTube
The man responsible for the team that developed the new GT3, Andreas Preuninger, describes what makes the new model so special for the driver.
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What's your track story?
Lockton Affinity Motorsports
Do you have a great track experience to share? A story where you made an amazing save on the track or narrowly avoided an incident? How about a frightening near-miss? Tell us about it

Share your stories, photos and videos with us. We'll feature the best stories on our site!

And don't forget to check out what the Lockton Motorsports Team has been up to lately. The Team blog has great information and tips from experts like Ross Bentley, James Clay, David Ray and more. Check it out!

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Spoiler Alert: JDX Racing results at Grand Prix of Baltimore
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Spoiler Alert: Spencer Pumpelly racing results at Grand Prix of Baltimore
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Spoiler Alert: Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs racing results at Grand Prix of Baltimore
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Spoiler Alert: CORE autosport racing results at Grand Prix of Baltimore
CORE autosport
The Porsche Museum is noticeably expanding its range of appearances as part of the "rolling museum" this year, which marks the anniversary of the 911.
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PCA Annual Open House Event
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ADDRESS: 
9689 Gerwig Lane
Unit 4c/d
(410) 381-0911

Columbia, MD 21046
 (behind Springhill Suites Marriott)

TIME AND DATE: 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, Sept. 21st (rain or shine)

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Full-time position available with Porsche Club of America
PCA
Do you know Web media? PCA is looking for you!

PCA's National Office is looking to hire a Digital Media Coordinator! Our newest team member will develop and deploy PCA's digital media. She or he will actively engage members, potential members, and guests via Web and social media — not only to increase awareness about PCA but also to build a passionate online community to support the traditional PCA grassroots programs.

PCA's Digital Media Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day content management on pca.org as well as its social media outlets and other electronic initiatives. Tasks include brand management, daily content updates (website copy, videos, social media, etc.), content development, and site maintenance. This person will interact with PCA staff, volunteers, and others throughout PCA and Porsche community to locate content that will enhance the online experience of members and guests.


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Job Title Digital Media Coordinator
Location  Columbia, Maryland
Education Required  Four-year degree, Journalism or English a plus
Experience Required  At least two years in online media

For more information, contact admin@pca.org.

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Porsche LMP1 sports prototype begins testing in earnest
World Car Fans
Development work continues on Porsche's LMP1 sports prototype as the car has begun testing on international circuits. Set to compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the LMP1 sports prototype promises to "boast optimum efficiency while delivering maximum performance."

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Video: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S — Aerodynamics
TheeCarNews via YouTube
The Porsche model offensive in the anniversary year of the 911 is reaching new heights. 50 years ago, the 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt International Auto Show. And just ten years later, the first 911 Turbo prototype was at the IAA.

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The 944 that defeated fascism
By Pablo Deferrari
I've been quietly observing an interesting phenomenon. It seems that a handful of Porsche owners are so devoted to one model that an ugly truth tends to rear its head — snobbery.

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Escape 2013: Escape to L.A.
PCA
In high school, one of favorite things to do was cruise to the drive-in with your best girl. You would meet your friends and their best girls. Looking at and talking about cars while movies like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or the Creature from the Black Lagoon playing on the big screen. Come to Escape 2013: Escape to L.A. on Oct. 24-27 2013. You can relive those glory days with your Porsche. On Thursday night, there will be a welcome car show with a drive-in movie, adult beverages, and food.  So dig out your letterman jacket and bring your best girl. Be there or be square.
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PCA Fall Fashion
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Quality made light weight jackets for men and women that are perfect for the upcoming fall weather. Unique jacket designs with embroidered PCA and Porsche logos. Select from a large offering of colors and fabric types. Prices start at $49.99. Order at www.pcawebstore.com

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Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
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Made from OEM quality durable exterior grade plastic, this simple and effective design covers and protects the hitch receiver. They fit all standard 2" receivers, and feature detailed PCA emblem encapsulated beneath a clear U.V. protective dome. The encapsulation welcomes exterior use without the worries of the logo fading or discoloring. $19.99 each including shipping.


License Plate Frame Security Caps
Quality made in Germany from solid stainless steel for a substantial one-piece appearance. Unique cap design conceals your license plate and/or frame hardware and prevents any potential tampering or frame/plate theft. Provides years of exterior use and comes complete with instructions and a special hand tool for easy on and off application. Available in Black Pearl or Brushed metal finishes. One set includes two caps. $19.99 including shipping.

Quality made light weight jackets for men and women that are perfect for the upcoming fall weather. Unique jacket designs with embroidered PCA and Porsche logos. Select from a large offering of colors and fabric types. Prices start at $49.99. Order at www.pcawebstore.com

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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
PCA
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.
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Upload your favorite Porsche picture on The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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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!

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Porsche of the Week
PCA

Monaco Harbor 1974: my first love on a trip Rome to Paris! We were still wearing CT plates! Ciao bella!

Photo by Jean Francois Bulycz
Connecticut Valley Region PCA

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