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Registration cost for Escape 2014 slashed to $149!
The cost of registration for Escape to Magical Orlando has been reduced from $240.00 to $149.00! Disney World is hosting their internationally acclaimed Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Presented by Chase through the 10th of November. In order for Escape registrants to take part in the festival on Saturday evening we have cancelled the Saturday evening banquet.
We know that many of you will take advantage of the festival, others will have a night to enjoy the Walt Disney World theme park at the reduced rate, and some will enjoy a night of other local activities. Register at www.clubregistration.net. Book your rooms at the Disney Coronado Resort quickly at our reduced rate at http://www.disneyurl.com/PorscheClubofAmericaEscape2014.
See www.escape2014.pca.org for a description of the events activities We are looking forward to seeing you at the relaxing and fun Escape to Magical Orlando.
Porsche Reports September 2014 Sales — up 16.6% over 2013
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of the Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, recently announced September 2014 sales of 3,607 vehicles. So far in 2014, PCNA has delivered 35,366 vehicles in the U.S., an increase of 12.1 percent over the same time period last year (31,549).
2015 Porsche Parade to be held at recently awarded 'Best Historic Resort' in French Lick, IN
Save the date for the 2015 Porsche Parade, June 21-27. Not only will we be at a beautiful locale this year, we'll also be celebrating the PCA's 60th Anniversary together. You can be assured there will be some must attend events and surprises for attendees. Porsche fun for the whole family.
More Parade details will be posted on www.pca.org.
For more information on French Lick, see: http://gottagoelizabeth.blogspot.com/2013/12/indianas-french-lick-resort-named-best.html
Photo credit for curve shot: Jerry Jindrich
Winter tires: Enjoy your Porsche year-round
In cold or wet conditions, summer tires are no longer optimal equipment for your Porsche. Using the facilities of the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone, watch Chief Driving Consultant Gordon Robertson demonstrate the improved safety and stability offered by Porsche winter tires.
Porsche Design opened its largest flagship on Madison Avenue
The Porsche Design Group (Porsche Lizenz und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG), Stuttgart (Germany), opened its largest flagship store to date located at 501 Madison Avenue in New York, NY (USA) this Fall. The two-level 4,845-square-foot space features more than 100 feet of prime window frontage and an exclusive Porsche Design showroom on the upper level.
A thrilling ride through Ohio in a Porsche 987
By Steve Schaeffer
The sign for 328 South flashes past, and ahead you see the turnoff. Signaling early, you downshift and delight in the bark of the flat-six just aft of your right elbow. Taking the right off 56 East, what looks like a ribbon of fresh, black carpet unravels before you, curving off into young woods in a couple hundred yards. The 2.7-liter revels as you run it to seven grand in second gear, and the Guards Red 987 ragtop hurls itself down the road. Behind you, the mug of a turbocharged BMW sedan shows its face again. The chase is on.
We have PCCBs in stock at LA Dismantler!
Lightweight high performance rotors and calipers reduce stopping distance/increase gas mileage.
Removed from 2008 GT2, has 380mm front and 350mm rear.
You'll never see PCA racing, the world's greatest road racing, on TV
Every weekend, somewhere, there's a race to watch. You probably won't find them on television, but you can get a lot closer to the action than you can with most pro races, and they're far more fun to watch. If you've ever felt as if pro racing is a bit too sterile or predictable, this is the place for you. Welcome to the world of PCA amateur road racing.
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Spoiler alert: Porsche Motorsport results from Petit Le Mans
Porsche Motorsports results for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, Oct. 4, the final round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship for 2014. Championship results also included.
Spoiler alert: GT results from Petit Le Mans
GT Le Mans and GT Daytona class results for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, Oct. 4, the final round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship for 2014.
Spoiler alert: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge results from
Petit Le Mans
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge results for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.
The full line of WELTMEISTER™ – Porsche®Performance Parts can be found at Automotion.com. Weltmeister products have constantly been on the cars in the winner’s circle at IMSA, SCCA, PCA and POC races. Whether it’s for the suspension, chassis, or transmission find the best priced Weltmeister parts for your Porsche® at Automotion.
Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda photo gallery
View a gallery of photos from Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the final round in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Photo credit: TUDOR/Stephan Cooper
Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and LaFerrari become Lego sets
Everything is awesome! Why? Because come 2015, LEGO will offer up a handful of new hypercar sets, including a miniscale McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Ferrari LaFerrari. Did we just make your day?
Watch all the great movie chases in 1 incredible supercut
There's just something about watching a chase scene unfold on the big screen and the crazier it is, the better. No, it does not matter if a car just couldn't do what it just did because chase scenes are all about the crazy, impossible, likely to kill you stunt. And this supercut has a whole bunch of the greats all mashed together.
PDK dual clutch transmission vs. manual transmission
The Sports Car Guys
The PDK transmission is quite possibly the best dual clutch semi-automatic transmission available. But, is it really any better than a traditional manual transmission? From a speed of shifting standpoint, the PDK can change gears faster than any human is capable of. However, the manual is a lighter unit, giving it a slight advantage in cornering.
Call for contributors
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.
For those who are getting a head start on the holidays. PCA Holiday Cards — on sale now!
Two versions to choose from; PCA snowman version — PCA Snowflake logo version. 10 cards and 10 blank envelopes per box. Cards have a blank interior to write in, and the lovely gift box as shown. Be the first to show your PCA pride this Holiday season and order cards now!
Price: $14.95 www.pcawebstore.com
Get ready for the fall with a PCA/Eddie Bauer — soft-shell jacket
This weather-stopping, three-layer soft-shell comes equipped to take on the elements wherever you may roam. 3000MM fabric waterproof rating, 3000G/M2 fabric breathability rating, princess seams, component loops at back neck and cuffs for securing to other jackets, front-zippered pockets, zippered left sleeve pocket, adjustable tab cuffs with hook-and-loop closures and an open hem with drawcord and toggles. Contrast Eddie Bauer logo on hem. PCA logo on front. Porsche logo on back. Comes in mens and ladies.
Color: Black or Dark Adriatic Blue or Grey Steel
Order at www.pcawebstore.com.
Attention Porsche Panorama Collectors
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)
PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
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.
Blow out on a PCA hat!
We're clearing our shelves of this Ladies Pink hat.
It is $5 plus shipping.
The savings continue!
Ladies PCA Hanes Tagless T-shirt on sale for $10 plus shipping. Shirts are 6-ounce, 100 percent ComfortSoft cotton (preshrunk), tagless label, double-needle cover seamed neck with lay-flat collar. Shaped for a feminine look, this v-neck has an exceptionally smooth hand thanks to ComfortSoft cotton.
Quantities and sizes are limited. Order at www.pcawebstore.com
Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
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.
Meet a PCA staff member
Over the next weeks, we are pleased to introduce both new and long-term PCA staff members to you. We have a level of volunteerism that is unsurpassed, and our people are deeply devoted to the PCA community. Our staff provide the much needed support to sustain PCA for a successful future.
Digital Media Coordinator
Started December 2013
By the time he graduated cum laude from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in journalism, Damon had been a PCA member for four years (and a Porsche enthusiast for much longer). He quickly entered a summer internship with Excellence magazine in May 2010, and was hired on afterward as the magazine’s associate and web editor. In June 2013, Damon moved on to Autoblog.com, one of the leading online automotive publications, and wrote several short articles per day as one of its daily news writers.
What Damon Does:
Damon plays many roles within the club, such as web editor, website project manager, social media manager, photographer, videographer, and more. Damon’s duties have to do with nearly every aspect of PCA’s digital and online presence.
Contact Him For:
Website and social media content (including industry tips and story ideas), or if you have technical issues with PCA.org.
"Well, it boils down to the 2004-06 Carrera GT with its howling 5.7-liter V10, carbon-fiber construction, and demand for respect. However, I love all Porsches and would someday like to say I've owned one of each model. So far I can check the 944 S2 off the list."
Porsche of the Week
This is a picture of my garage. It's my personal Porsche Man cave.
Photo by Ric Hammond ,
Intermountain Region PCA
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