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The October 2013 issue of PCA's Porsche Panorama is on its way to your mailbox — and will also be available in digital form on Oct. 15
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In this issue, you'll find noted Porsche expert Randy Leffingwell's story on the 991 Turbo and Turbo S — which uses pioneering technology to make it the fastest Porsche over the road yet. Ken Gross checks out the 16-cylinder 917 engine, the largest Porsche powerplant ever built and an exploration in the quest to utterly dominate Can-Am racing. Valerie Roedenbeck Maloof spends time with Grand-Am and ALMS star driver Leh Keen and the factory-built 993 race car he got his start in — with PCA Club Racing. Peter Falk, the famous Porsche engineer, pens an exclusive article on the development of the 911 for Panorama's ongoing series celebrating the iconic Porsche's 50th anniversary. And, finally, funnyman Ted West gets the last word with his look at a 986 Boxster S that has been rebodied as a Karmann Ghia Convertible — and quite well, in fact.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Art & Canvas, European Windows, Junior Driver, From the Regions, Street Talk, Tech Q&A, and zwART are all present and accounted for. We hope you'll enjoy the issue!

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Leh Keen at the 24 Hours Nürburgring
DRIVER'S EYE via YouTube
Leh Keen drives a Porsche 911 GT3 R over the course of a weekend at the 2013 24 Hours Nürburgring. This is the extended cut of 'Leh Keen's Rain Dance'.
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Saving the water coolers, 1 at a time
By Jason Gonzalez
I have been a Porsche guy for a long time. I have owned 911s, an outlaw 356 and a couple of Boxsters. For the last six years, however, I have found myself on a path far less traveled. I have completely fallen for Porsches often overlooked and curiously economical, four-cylinder cars — 924s, 931s, 944s, 951s and 968s. Like others who struggle with the same addiction, I affectionately refer to them as "the water coolers."
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Porsche forms its LMP1 works team for the WEC in 2014
Porsche
Beginning in 2014, Porsche AG will compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with two LMP1 racing cars. The season highlight of this sportscar world championship is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The WEC 2014 comprises a total of eight races and signifies the start of longer-term involvement in this competition for Porsche.
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Deep mourning for race driver Sean Edwards
Porsche
The British race driver Sean Edwards was killed in a fatal accident today during a private driving training on the Queensland Raceway in Australia. The 26-year-old Edwards, who was contesting the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup this season, was sitting in the passenger seat as an instructor when the accident happened.
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Call for contributors
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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 and experience in the industry can be of great help to your fellow members. 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, and 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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Video: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge GB 2013: Rounds 9 & 10 at Brands Hatch
Porsche via YouTube
Justin Sherwood has up to now scored a perfect season, winning 8/8 races! Can he take the championship at the penultimate rounds of the season at Brands Hatch, whilst the championship welcomes some new faces to the grid?
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The new way to show you're among the elite
CNBC
Wade Griswold was cutting it close. His Delta flight from Orlando touched down in Atlanta at 9:55 a.m. From there he was scheduled to catch another Delta flight to Dothan, Ala., at 10:35 AM. As he packed up his carry-on bags, he was thinking of the long trek between terminals A and C and whether he would catch his next flight.
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Porsche Motorsports Pre-Event Notes. 16th Annual Petit Le Mans
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Dateline. Braselton, Ga.
Circuit. Road Atlanta
Track Length/Turns. 2.54-miles/12-turns
Round. 10 of 10, American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón
Remaining ALMS Rounds. This marks the season and Series finale.

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CORE finalizes lineups for ALMS Finale
CORE autosport
CORE autosport is seeking its third-straight Prototype Challenge Team Championship at the American Le Mans Series 2013 season finale. The team arrives at Road Atlanta tied for the lead in the team standings.
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Car rankings: Luxury sports cars
U.S. News & World Report
View the best luxury sports cars, generally priced above $35,000. Then compare luxury sports car reviews, specs and features.
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New technical DIY video for the Porsche 993
Bentley Publishers
We've just added our first technical, do-it-yourself video to our Porsche 993 Technical Library. This video, filmed in the Bentley Publishers studio, gives a detailed overview of the procedure to disconnect and remove the front power seat from a Porsche 911 (Type 993).
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Porsche to have 3 world debuts at the LA Auto Show
The Sports Car Guys
The LA Auto Show is fast approaching and it looks like it will be a good one for Porsche Enthusiasts. It has been confirmed by the LA Auto Show that the German performance car maker will have three world debuts at the show.
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PCA members profiled in Raleigh, NC, magazine
Walter Magazine
When 22 rare Porsches roll into the North Carolina Museum of Art for Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed, it will mark not only the first time the museum has mounted a design exhibit, it will also be the first time that iconic cars owned by Janis Joplin, Steve McQueen and Ralph Lauren will stand, side-by-side, in the same place at once.
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Team Falken Tire brings Nick Tandy and New Livery to Petit Le Mans
Falken Motorsports
The 2013 American Le Mans Series is drawing to a close, ending with the 16th Annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Team Falken Tire is pleased to have Porsche's newest Factory Driver, Nick Tandy, return to the 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
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9 automobiles set to dazzle at the L.A. Auto Show
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
The L.A. Auto Show launches in the third week of November, and this year's event isn’t likely to disappoint auto enthusiasts on any count. A total of 22 world debuts will happen in Los Angeles, featuring concept cars, ready-for-production dazzlers, and more. There are 56 North American debuts overall to consider. Here are nine announced automobiles sure to wow the crowd in the City of Angels.
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Video: "Will You 'Mary' Me?" surprise Ferrari proposal
Vimeo
Erik Dumas wanted to come up with a creative way to propose to his girlfriend, Mary. As the President of the Porsche Club of America - Wild Rose Region, and member of the Ferrari Club of America - Alberta Chapter, Erik wrangled up some of his Porsche and Ferrari Club friends to go on a drive to Banff, Watch how Erik proposed to Mary!
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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
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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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Escape 2013: Escape to L.A. — Oct. 24-27
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Special Guests

Thursday: Magnus Walker (aka "The Urban Outlaw") will be mingling with the crowd as an Honorary Judge at the car show and drive-in movie dinner. Who knows; maybe yours will be his favorite!

Friday: Fabulous Fifties race car driver, Ruth Levy, will do a Q & A session with Pete Stout, Panorama Editor, at our Friday happy hour event. Ruth learned to drive in Minnesota on ice and drove her way into Porsche history on many great tracks including Sebring and winning the Pomona road races in a 550 Spyder (at the site of the 2013 Escape).
 
Highlights

Fantastic driving tours: The Angeles Crest highway, Big Bear Mountain, Glendora Ridge Road to Mt. Baldy, Joshua Tree National Monument, Cayenne Adventure Tour

Amazing sights: The Huntington Library, the Gamble House, the Tournament of Roses House, LA Arboretum, Pasadena Architectural tour
 
Staycation or getaway — Escape 2013 is your SoCal event of the year!

Join us at http://escape2013.pca.org

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Porsche wants to expand into Africa
International Business Times
The Porsche AG unit of Volkswagen AG has established some lofty sales goals for the end of the decade, and the company is looking to expand into new territories, setting its sights on Africa.

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Video: Porsche 918 Spyder: Engine Technology
Porsche via YouTube
From comfortable to race-ready: the 918 Spyder is equipped with 5 driving modes for 3 motors, that are controlled via an intelligent management system. Learn more in this video.

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Video: Magnus Walker and his 1966 Porsche 911
The Sports Car Guys
Magnus Walker is a Porsche enthusiast and car designer that marches to the beat of his own drummer. He has become well known for his race inspired classic Porsche 911s.

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Full-time position available with Porsche Club of America
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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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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.

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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
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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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Porsche of the Week
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I made this shot in my studio. It is my new 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S. I wanted to show the sexy side of the car, so I used dramatic lighting.

Photo by Scott Bourne
LVS Region, PCA


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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