All systems go for new Porsche Boxster
Porsche has begun partially producing its Boxster model at Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH. This step is necessary, as Porsche's main factory in Stuttgart does not have enough capacity to cope with demand. In Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen the new Porsche 911 and the new Boxster are being made in a mixed model operation on one production line. More
Parade Tech Quiz: Do you have what it takes to score well?
Let's find out! One of the four competitive elements at the PCA Porsche Parade is the Historical and Technical Quiz. The test includes general PCA trivia as well as model specific questions. Model specific tests include: 356, 914/914-6, 924/944/968, 928, early 911, mid-year 911, 964/993, 996/997, Boxster/Cayman, and Cayenne/Panamera. We thought we'd share this year's mid-year 911 test for e-Brake news readers to "enjoy." Good luck! Test and answer sheet.
Mark your calendars for next year's Parade in Traverse City, Mich., on June 23-29.
Car Corral Alert: Petit LeMans (Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga.): American Le Mans Porscheplatz - Oct. 19-20, 2012
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. More
Car Corral Alert: Countdown to the F1 USGP & Update: Hill Country PCA Corral during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Nov. 17, 2012
We have a small quantity remaining of our Parking Lot H PCA parking pass allocation that has not been purchased. The parking spaces are immediately in back of T12 grandstand and are $150 for 3 days. Any vehicle type can park in Lot H, so you can bring a loaded SUV to COTA. More
Bridgestone Tires Giveaway added to PCA Headquarters Open House event Saturday, Sept. 29. Pre-register today!
Over 120 folks have pre-registered. Join us for the annual PCA Headquarters Open House event. Meet the PCA HQ staff, get a tour, and hang out with fellow PCAers. Last year we had over 200 folks and 100 Porsches. New for this year is the PCA "stage," where recent PCA tech videos were filmed. Avery Dennison will be onsite showing off a vinyl wrap color change of 924S belonging to Chesapeake member Mark Hubley . Attendees will have a chance to win great door prizes such as a set of Bridgestone tires, Cocomats floor mats, Bose radio, Bose headphones, items from Michelin and more! No fee to attend, but you must register. Event details here. Register here.
Brumos ready to go all out for the win in Lime Rock Finale
Brumos Racing Share
Lime Rock Park in scenic Lakeville, Conn., has been the site of many historically significant sports car races through the years, and it is a very special place for Brumos Racing. In the past, Lime Rock has proven to be a turning point, setting Brumos on the path to some notable championship runs. More
Porsche to reduce spending and production output in 2013
Motor Authority Share
Is the global luxury auto market cooling? Despite bold predictions for worldwide sales growth from most luxury automakers throughout much of 2012, Porsche may be among the first to admit that 2013 sales probably won't exceed 2012 numbers. More
918 Spyder prototype turns in lap time of seven minutes and 14 seconds
On Sept. 18, in test drives on the "Nürburgring-Nordschleife," a Porsche 918 Spyder prototype turned in a remarkable best time of just 07:14 minutes for the 20.6 km long circuit. One year before its production launch, the plug-in hybrid super sports car from Porsche AG is already proving its superlative dynamic performance potential - far surpassing all expectations placed in it. More
10 used car clunkers to avoid
Forbes via Yahoo Autos Share
With the average new car selling for around $30,000, and even a moderately equipped compact model going for close to $20,000 these days, cash-strapped motorists have little choice but to purchase a used vehicle. Unfortunately, a relatively short supply of pre-owned models - precipitated by the 2007-2009 economic recession, when fewer new vehicles were purchased or leased - continues to keep used-car values at or near record-high levels according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide. More
More 991 GT3 spy footage - this time without camouflage
9 Magazine Share
In this day and age, everyone is equipped with a video camera and the ability to capture anything at just a moments notice. This is evident by the amount of spy footage that has been surfacing on the internet. Porsche has been testing all new variants of the new 991 Series 911, including the new 991 Series Turbo and the 991 Series GT3 on the streets of Germany and enthusiasts are capturing them for the world to see. More
Will the 2014 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo have 4-wheel steering?
The Sports Car Guys Share
Multiple news sources are reporting that the new 2014 Porsche 911 will come with four-wheel steering. The first news source of this is AutoBild. If you want to read about it there, you will either need to use some translation software or be able to read German. More
Porsche wins test cases over VW takeover
Financial Times Share
Porsche SE's shares surged after a German court dismissed two cases that claimed Porsche manipulated the market during its failed attempt to take over the much larger Volkswagen in 2008. The court in Braunschweig threw out two lawsuits that sought a total of €4.7 million in compensation. Two much larger lawsuits worth a combined €4.1 billion brought by disgruntled U.S. and German investors are still pending at the court. More
Porsche preferred shares merit a faster track
Porsche's shares will have a clear road to big gains if it can negotiate a few more legal potholes. Liabilities from outstanding litigation will fall far short of the 10 billion euros some analysts estimate, acting as a catalyst for the preferred shares of Porsche Automobil Holding to shift into higher gear. Investors also should reconsider the steep holding-company discount applied to Porsche. A more generous assessment of its assets could add 20 percent or more to its shares, which have gained about 15 percent in the past three months. More
Fall collection addition: PCA adds new color offerings for its most popular shirt
Our best-selling REDHOUSE - Nailhead Non-Iron Button-Down Shirt is now offered in Deep Red, Mediterranean Blue and Classic White. Distinctive and understated with a nailhead pattern and dobby texture that stays smooth without any ironing. Travel-ready, 100% cotton fabric is woven with 40-singles compacted yarn, enhancing the drape and softness of this striking style. It's specially treated to stay exceptionally good-looking all day and into the evening. Beautifully embroidered with the PCA and Porsche logo. Perfect for business casual events, socials, or upcoming Porsche holiday events. An elegant way to show off your PCA and Porsche pride. More
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. More
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
A crisp spring morning in the Sawtooth Valley. We always enjoy a morning ride in the mountains.
Photo by Robert Morton
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