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PCA 60th Anniversary Book — Your input requested
PCA

For our 60th Anniversary Celebration in 2015, the Porsche Club of America is contemplating a 218-page coffee table book available for sale exclusively to our membership.

Edited by famed Porsche author Randy Leffingwell and a prestigious team of writers, the book will be a tribute to the people, the cars, the events, and the times of our Club. The book will not be a boring chronology or a lightweight coffee table piece of fluff. Rather, it will contain 12 chapters, each a snapshot of the unique character and enthusiasm of PCA, and each illustrated with amazing photographs from some of the best graphic artists in the sports car community. Chapters will detail the Club’s phenomenal growth and relationship with Porsche; contain background and insights into some of PCA’s most enduring leaders, members, and their cars; cover the gamut of events to include Parades, Treffens, and Escapes; and provide a few surprises — like famous celebrities and motorsports heroes who were Club members.

The book will be commissioned by PCA and only sold through our National Office. It will not be offered through the retail book market. We anticipate the book will be priced at $59.95 and will be available in the fall of 2015 — just in time for that favorite person on your holiday shopping list.

The question is, will YOU buy one?

Bottom line: Before we turn our writing and publishing team loose, we need to measure the interest level from the membership.

YOUR INPUT PLEASE

So if you’re interested in owning a piece of PCA history, please fill out the survey and let us know. Your response to this survey does not obligate you to buy the book. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPTHFM2
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Register for Escape and be entered to win a set of tires!
PCA
It is not too late to register for Escape to Magical Orlando and be automatically registered to win a set of tires. All registrations paid by the 19th of September will make you eligible. Escape to Magical Orlando 2014, taking place at the beautiful Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World Nov. 6-9. This is a great event for the whole family. The drives this year are truly exceptional and are filling up. Some of the drives, like the Kennedy Space Center lunch with the Astronauts, are a once in a lifetime event. There will probably never be another gathering of space explorers together in one place at one time. The opportunity to visit two of the greatest race courses in the country during one event is also unmatched.

These drives are rapidly filling up so if you plan to attend please go to ClubRegistration.net and get registered. You will also get the exceptional rate for rooms at the fabulous Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World and some fantastic drives that might never be available again. There is a separate event there for the Goody Store. There will be no on-site Goody Store so order ahead and pick up your merchandise at the event. Take a look at Escape2014.pca.org for all of the current information.

Also featured at Escape will be artwork from Salvador Dali. Click here for a flyer with more information.

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Three PCA members take class wins at seventh Chasing the Dragon
Hill Climb

PCA
This past weekend several PCA club racers answered the call of the hill climb in their Porsches, taking on a difficult, twisting road course that makes the Chasing the Dragon Hill Climb. While it's uncommon to see Stuttgart's finest contesting hill climbs in any large numbers nowadays, a 914, an early 911, and a GT3 RSR made their rounds up the mountain in Robbinsville, North Carolina, and all three won their class.
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The upside of a downside: Collecting vintage Porsches
By Pablo Deferrari
Recently, I shared one of my favorite videos with some fellow Porsche owners. The video, called "The Great Putdown," is a short four-and-a-half-minute film shot in 8 mm by actor Peter Helm about he and two other guys having a laugh ripping up and down Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California in their vintage Ferraris during the late '60s. This begged a few readers to ask if I was getting into Ferraris. I'm not sure if many understood the relevance of that video, and some may have asked themselves aloud, what did this have to do with Porsches? Everything.
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Lone Star Le Mans — Porsche Motorsports Event Notes
Porsche
Dateline. Austin, Texas
Circuit. Circuit of the Americas (COTA)
Track Length/Turns. 3.4-mile, 20-turn Road Course
Round. TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Round 11 of 12
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. Round 14 and 15 of 17
FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Round 4 of 8

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120,000 Porsche cars delivered to customers worldwide
Porsche
The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has delivered 120,000 new vehicles to customers worldwide from January to August 2014, thus achieving an increase of 12 percent in comparison to the same period last year. In August 2014, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG delivered around 15,000 vehicles — a jump of 30 percent in comparison to the same month last year.
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The Porsche 911 GT3 on track
Porsche
The fifth generation of the 911 GT3 takes the pole position among the thoroughbred Porsche sports cars with naturally aspirated engines. See how it performs on track in this clip.
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Spoiler alert: Pirelli World Challenge results from Miller Motorsports Park
Porsche
Porsche Motorsports results from Rounds 15 and 16 of the Pirelli World Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.
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Factory Squad Campaigns Three Porsche 911 RSR for COTA TUDOR Round
Porsche
The Porsche North America works team will field a third Porsche 911 RSR for the first time this season at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round in Austin, Texas on September 20. Along with the 911 RSR run by the United States customer squad Team Falken Tire, a total of four 470 hp GT racers based off the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car will compete at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). With just two rounds left on this season’s calendar of the new series that is contested in the USA and Canada, Porsche narrowly leads the manufacturer’s classification in the hard-fought GTLM class ahead of Chevrolet, SRT, BMW and Ferrari.
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Catch a glimpse of 5 rare Porsche prototypes
BoldRide via Yahoo Autos
Every auto show seems to bring with it not just an amazing display of production cars, but a selection of prototypes for cars that we may see in the future. Some of those prototypes eventually make it to production with slight changes. Others look completely different and others still never go beyond that initial prototype. You can now see some of Porsche’s most amazing prototypes at a new exhibit at the Porsche Museum.
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The 10 biggest automotive mulligans of all time
Jalopnik
An automotive mulligan is when an automaker realizes they have a dud on their hands, and they scramble to remedy it as quickly as they can. These are the 10 biggest.
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Porsche offers detuned Boxster and Cayman 211 in Europe
Autoblog
Looking at a new Porsche Boxster? First of all, we commend you on your choice, because in its latest iteration, the Boxster has sped out from under the shadow of the 911 and into its own. But now to choose: do you get the base model with 265 horsepower, the Boxster S with 315 hp, or the top-of-the-line Boxster GTS with 330 hp? It's a daunting question, considering the $10,000-plus price gap between each model that you could put into the gas-and-rubber jar. Same goes for the Cayman, albeit with ten more horses across the board. But as if that's not confusing enough, there appears to be another player on the field.
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4-cylinder Porsche Boxster caught driving on city streets
The Sports Car Guys
We’ve seen some video of what is believed to be a four cylinder Porsche Boxster testing at the Nurburgring. Now, a Boxster with a flat-four engine has been spotted driving around Germany.
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Looking to share your expertise?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the PCA E-Brake, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of PCA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Attention Porsche Panorama Collectors
PCA
We're clearing out our shelves and offering the original Panorama sized slip cases at $5 (original price $15) each plus shipping and handling. We have a limited supply left and when they're gone, they're gone. Click here to buy. (note: the slipcases are for Panoramas from 1955 to June 2013 ONLY)
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The end of summer savings continue!
PCA
Mens, Ladies and Kids PCA Hanes Tagless T-shirt on sale for $10 plus shipping. Shirts are 6-ounce, 100% ComfortSoft cotton (preshrunk), tagless label, double-needle cover seamed crew neck with lay-flat collar.

Quantities and sizes are limited. Order at www.pcawebstore.com

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Summer blow out on PCA hats!
PCA
We're clearing our shelves of these Ladies Pink hats and these Black hats.
www.pcawebstore.com

Both are $5 plus shipping.

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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
PCA
These elegant OEM quality rust proof 304 stainless steel laser etched PCA frames are now in stock to show your club pride. Universal fit and easy mounting application, each frame includes matching finish hardware hider caps. Available in black, polish and brush finishes.

Special Club Price $19.99-39.99 S/H. Order here.

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Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
PCA


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.

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PCA 60th Anniversary Book — Your input requested
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For our 60th Anniversary Celebration in 2015, the Porsche Club of America is contemplating a 218-page coffee table book available for sale exclusively to our membership.

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The 10 best supercars you can buy on eBay for less than $100,000
Car Buying
Recently, Car Buying asked readers what the best supercar under $100,000 was, and they replied with astonishing results. These are the best cars you can buy on eBay, under a six figure price tag. This is gonna be good.

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Action-packed Fall Racing season is now in full swing
PCA
The rain held off and comfortable temperatures and cool breezes kept things comfortable at NJMP. Good hard-fought clean racing was a model of the weekend with the tone being set when an inverted split field lead to an exciting, incident free, first lap.

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Porsche of the Week
PCA
This is my 2012 Carrera 4 GTS during a car rally in Eastern British Columbia. We won the rally and I have to give the Porsche a lot of the credit.

Photo by Ted Wenner
Canada West Region

Got a stunning shot you want to share? Submit your pictures to potw@pca.org. Be sure to include your contact information, your region name and a few sentences about your picture.

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Porsche 913 concept previews the Ferrari-fighter we've been waiting for (BoldRide via Yahoo Autos)
Porsche 911 (996) buyers guide — Current market value (The Sports Car Guys)
How to assemble a Porsche GT3 Cup car (Porsche)

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Articles are selected from topics currently in the news and do not necessarily represent the views or priorities of PCA. This e-newsletter is intended solely to serve as a weekly synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of Porsche issues and/or articles published. Inclusion of any item does not constitute PCA's endorsement, and it is intended only to make PCA members aware of current Porsche news items.



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