PCA sets record membership level in August
PCA solidifies its title as "Largest single Marque Car Club" in the world by posting over 60,000 primary members, representing a total over 105,000 members including family/affiliate members, in August. The current membership level illustrates a sharp growth over the past five years. In 2000, primary memberships were approx. 50,000 and in 2005 it was approx. 52,275. The growth in membership can be attributed to the dedication and coordinated efforts of individual members, PCA regions, and PCA National Staff to offer the general membership distinctive value of benefits only PCA can provide. Of course, PCA is on to its next milestone - 75,000 primary members by 2014! We look forward to maintaining our best practices and implementing new and exciting programs to reach the next milestone. Together, we'll get there!
2012 Porsche Parade - July 8-14, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mark your calendars! Parade is THE Porsche Club event of the year: our annual national convention. Parade has a potpourri of activities and club members from all across North America come together for this once a year extravaganza to participate in a week of competitive events, to socialize and enjoy their cars, with seminars and tours adding to the event's variety.
For many club members, Parade is their big vacation for the year. It provides them with an opportunity to see new parts of the country as well as to visit with PCA friends that they only see once a year, at Parade! In addition to entrants, representatives from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart, and from Porsche Cars North America also attend, along with numerous automotive-related spokespeople. 2012 Parade video here. Check out the 2011 event recap here.
Porsche launches campaign accompanying world premiere of the new 911
Right on cue for the world premiere of the new 911 Carrera at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is launching a multimedia firework extravaganza. TV spots, adverts, film clips and web specials featuring spectacular images and sophisticated 3D animations will showcase the Porsche identity. Because the 911 icon personifies what the Porsche brand stands for like no other model: tradition and innovation, performance and practicality, design and functionality, exclusivity and social acceptance.More
Jackson Motorsports Group will be the primary sponsor of PCA Club Racing at the RR IV
Jackson Motorsports Group will be the primary sponsor of Porsche Club of America Club Racing at the Rennsport Reunion IV to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif., Oct. 14-16, 2011. Jackson Motorsports Group, as the official supplier, will also deliver and support the Michelin tires that each competitor in the Rennsport Reunion Cup race must use for on track activities during this historic event. The Rennsport Reunion Cup race will feature Porsche 996, and 997 GT3 Cup cars running in Porsche Club of America Club Racing classes GTC-3, GTC-4 and GTC-5. Each of these classes is comprised of specific years of Porsche's famous factory built race cars known as Cup Cars in basically stock form. The inclusion of a specific tire to be used by all competitors in the field insures even competition between these almost identical race cars in each class. Jackson Motorsports Group can also provide tires for use by competitors in the Porsche Club of America Cup race featuring many other Porsche race cars. They can also provide tires for many of the Rennsport Reunion IV historic race cars running in other groups throughout the weekend.
ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey - American Le Mans Porscheplatz - September 16-17, 2011
It's another six hours into the darkness at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Monterey Peninsula has played host to world-class sports car racing for more than 50 years. The downhill Corkscrew Turn provides one of the most challenging single corners on the season. More
PCA Parade Spotlight
This week, our light shines on Leeds Gulick and his modified 1972 914. If you've ever wondered what it takes to earn the title "Fastest Time of the Day" at a Parade autocross, then here's your opportunity to ride shotgun and see what it's like. This is not the first Parade Leeds has taken home the FTD title. So if you think you have what it takes to dethrone him, be sure to attend the 2012 Parade in Salt Lake City. Video here.
Porsche 356 turned into the ultimate car-BQ
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Take one 1962 Porsche 356, add a 32 inch flat screen, blue ray, eight speakers, retractable table, seating for four, propane cooking grill and a whole bunch of time, imagination and other accessories and you end up with the ultimate gift for the Porsche owner who has everything. More
Porsche reports August 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 Gran Turismo line-up in the United States, announced August 2011 sales of 2,184 vehicles, an increase of seven percent compared to the same period last year, when it sold 2,032 vehicles. To date in 2011, the company has sold 20,494 cars. In the same eight-month period last year, Porsche sales were 15,719; thus, with August results Porsche U.S. sales increased 30 percent year-to-date. More
Porsche developing a new 4-cylinder engine
High-ranking officials at Porsche's Weissach research and development center in Germany have confirmed that engineering work is progressing on a four-cylinder horizontally opposed gasoline engine, details of which were first revealed by Autoweek earlier this year. More
Edinburgh, Scotland, racer bags Porsche win at Knockhill
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Edinburgh's George Brewster powered his Celtic Speed racer to victory in the two Porsche Carrera Cup Pro-Am2 races in front of 30,000 spectators at Knockhill at the weekend. The Edinburgh businessman, who was pitched into a 360-degree spin in the opening race when his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car was rammed up the rear by a rival as they entered Duffus Dip, was delighted with his recovery. More
First Porsche to win Rolex 24 at Daytona to be at anniversary
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Daytona International Speedway has announced that the first Porsche ever to win the famed 24 hour race will be on display during the 50th anniversary of the event January 28-29, 2012. The No. 54 Porsche 907 was driven by Vic Elford of England, Hans Hermann, Jochen Neerpasch and Rolf Stommelen of Germany and Jo Siffert of Switzerland during the 1968 Rolex 24 and became the first Porsche to win the event. Since that first win, Porsche have recorded 22 overall wins in the twice around the clock sports car race. 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 mat 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.