A message from Manny Alban, PCA National President
As you know, we have been working diligently to choose the next Editor of Porsche Panorama. As a matter of fact, it has taken the better part of this year to identify the right person as we move into the next phase of communications with our members and advertisers.
With this in mind, it is with great pride that I announce the appointment of Pete Stout as the new Editor of Porsche Panorama and Director, Integrated Communications.
A little background on Pete: He comes to PCA from Excellence Magazine, where he has served as Editor-in-Chief since 1998. He is a graduate of Westmont College where he earned dual BAs in English and Communication Studies. He is also a graduate of Bob Bondurant Advanced Road Racing Course and the Porsche Sport Driving School. The club is very excited and proud to have a candidate of Pete's experience and caliber taking us forward.
You will notice the dual title that Pete assumes. The EC, along with the Integrated Communications Committee, felt strongly that moving forward, the role of the Editor needed to be expanded to reflect the communication needs of our membership and sponsor/advertisers. We feel that we have addressed these in the new role for which we interviewed.
Pete succeeds current Panorama Editor-in-Chief, Betty Jo Turner, who will retire at the end of the December after serving more than 42 years. Betty Jo has garnered an immense amount of respect from those in the industry and beyond. We will forever be indebted to her for her incredible work ethic and loyalty to PCA.
Pete officially takes over on Jan. 1, 2013, but is working with Betty Jo between now and the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition. Please join me in welcoming Pete to the PCA family.
A sports car in SUV clothing: Cayenne Turbo S with 550 hp
The new Cayenne Turbo S assumes top position in the Porsche SUV model range with its engine power of 550 hp (405 kW). With its complex active chassis, the top athlete in SUV clothing surpasses the driving performance of many sports cars. All of the basic Cayenne properties such as versatile offroad capabilities, high ride comfort and superior towing power have been preserved without exception. More
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
Tickets are still available, but over 400 have purchased tickets to date, and the event is filling up! So please sign up before we are sold out! More
Porsche Factory Driver Lietz joins Paul Miller Racing for Petit Le Mans
Paul Miller Racing Share
With victories in two of the world's most prestigious endurance races already on his resume, Porsche works driver Richard Lietz joins Paul Miller Racing for his first attempt at a Petit Le Mans victory and will co-drive the No. 48 Dunlop/Chopard/TOTAL Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with Bryce Miller and Sascha Maassen in the Oct. 20 event at Road Atlanta. More
Achim Schneider to become new Head of Corporate Communications
Achim Schneider is set to become the new Head of Corporate Communications at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG as of Jan. 1, 2013. In his new role, Schneider will be reporting to the Director Communications Hans-Gerd Bode as deputy. More
Supplemental, in association with MOS media, Industry Films and MagnusWalker911.com is proud to announce the release of Urban Outlaw. Urban Outlaw is a portrait of Magnus Walker, the rebel Porsche customizer who turned a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a successful business. From a workshop in downtown Los Angeles, Magnus obsessively harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage frames to create one-off automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche but an ethos entirely his own. More
Porsche 911 (991) Based RUF Rt35 Test Drive
The Sports Car Guys Share
This video contains a test drive of the Porsche 911 (991) based RUF Rt35. The video shows RUF Rt35, the first Porsche 911 (991) based turbocharged car, has 630hp and the video shows the car running up to over 180 MPH and includes footage of the interior and the use of launch control. More
Porsche 918 Spyder first ride
Motor Trend Share
Michael Febbo writes, "Porsche doesn't have to build this car. That's my first thought sitting shotgun in a Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid prototype hurtling down a road a mere stone's throw from the fabled Green Hell of the Nurburgring." More
Victory for Porsche and Corvette in Japan
While it was Japanese glory all the way in the LMP1 and LMP2 classes, German and American manufacturers reigned in the GTE categories, with Porsche and Chevrolet powered drivers and teams lifting the impressive 6 Hours of Fuji trophies. More
How Mercedes and Porsche teamed up to make one of the baddest sedans ever
Zac Estrada writes, "Last week, I pitted two Q-cars against each other and determined Mercedes was the first of the Germans to nail the recipe for a sedan that looks boring but packs a punch. The 300SEL 6.3 was the beginning, but the W124-based 500E was a high-water mark." 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
On our way to Escape 2011 the iconic scenery outside of Moab, Utah, paired nicely with our 2002 Arctic Silver 911.
Photo by Peter Lindsay
Vancouver Island Region PCA
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