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"I'm that person" — Nichole Danova, PCA 2014 Spring Raffle Winner, shares her story
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I am that person. The person who has always dreamed of owning a Porsche and when I finally achieved that dream, I was blessed with a 911 Carrera 4. In just days, and with all the effervescent enthusiasm of a newly certified driver, I was a signed, sealed, and delivered new member of Porsche Club of America, but maybe this isn’t so unusual.

I’m also that person who soon after joining PCA, realized that despite my initial enthusiasm, and the very kind, welcoming members of my local Pocono chapter, I quickly drifted away from regular attendance. I didn’t make time to attend meetings after work, always seemed too busy to attend group outings, although I did at least manage to attend and thoroughly enjoy the holiday year-end party. Once again, maybe this isn’t so unusual.

The unusual twist to my story is, knowing I was helping my local chapter, and never imagining a possibility of actually winning a new Porsche, I have regularly purchased two tickets as soon as the annual members only raffle was announced.
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The quest for a budget 911
By David Sayed
As a boy, the Porsche 911 never appealed to me. I thought it looked old-fashioned and, when the 924 came out in the late 70s, my 8-year-old self thought that Porsche had finally made something modern. How tastes change — some three decades later, I was looking admiringly at 911s with their quintessential Porsche styling. That was the beginning of my quest to own a 911. As a Porsche neophyte, the sheer number of 911 variants over the years bewildered me.
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Porsche RSK Spyder featured in Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' with Kevin Hart!


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Register for Fall 2014 Member Only Raffle
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Porsche Club of America’s Fall 2014 Member Only Raffle has begun, and there’s excellent reason to purchase at least one $50 ticket: a chance to win a Boxster or Cayman GTS plus $25,000 cash. Click here to register.

Porsche’s mid-engined sports cars are the most recent models to receive GTS badging, earned through higher levels of performance than their S counterparts. A 15-horsepower bump for both cars endows the Boxster GTS with 330 hp and the Cayman GTS with 340, while Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Sport Chrono package, which includes goodies such as dynamic transmission mounts, Sport Plus mode, and launch control, are standard. The sport exhaust system is also standard, and the GTS models maintain the option for a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed PDK automatic.

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Get ready for winter with these great looking PCA jackets
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The very latest in innovative fabrication, the Spokane features a shell of windproof/water resistant 92% polyester/8% spandex bonded to a textured open mesh lining, creating a lightweight functional jacket with great breathability. Plenty of room for storage in the zippered chest, sleeve and side pockets, and inner media pocket. Features an adjustable zip-off hood, adjustable cuffs and an open bottom with draw-cord hem for a custom fit. Micro fleece lined collar for warmth.

The very latest in innovative fabrication, the Portland features a shell of windproof/water resistant 92% polyester/8% spandex bonded to a textured open mesh lining, creating a lightweight functional jacket with great breathability. Plenty of room for storage in the zippered chest, sleeve and side pockets, and inner media pocket. Features an adjustable zip-off hood, adjustable cuffs and an open bottom with draw-cord hem for a custom fit. Micro fleece lined collar for warmth.

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PCA Club Racing Rules Changes Adopted for 2015
PCA
The PCA Club Racing Rules Changes adopted for 2015 by the PCA Club Racing Rules Committee. Text in italics in the document below gives the actual rule wording as needed for clarity.

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Porsche at the Los Angeles Auto Show with three new models
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Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is celebrating three world premieres this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014. The sports car manufacturer is presenting two new GTS models, the 911 Carrera GTS and the Cayenne GTS, at the Porsche press conference in the Petree Hall of the Convention Center at 12:05 p.m. (PST), 09:05 p.m. (CET), on November 19. Porsche is also revealing the Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series, a special edition limited to 100 units worldwide.

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PCA Tech Tactics West to be held November 22nd — Registration open!
PCA
The 2014 Tech Tactics West event to be held at the Porsche Cars North America Training facility in Ontario, CA on November 22nd.

Tech Tactics is a day dedicated to Porsche technical information. This event is for the casual information gatherer to the every day Porsche mechanic. Get the latest technical information directly from the source.

Tech Tactics is a PCA National event and will be hosted at the PCNA Training facility in Ontario, CA. This facility is perfect for a "hands on" type of event. This facility is used to train Porsche technicians on the intricacies of the new Porsches. It is equipped with the state of the art classrooms with lifts and drive train assemblies which will be available for our event. Tech Tactics West will be limited to 125 entrants per day. The day will consist of lectures by PMNA and PCNA Specialists, members of the PCA Technical Committee, as well as special guest speakers.

This year’s event will include will feature presentations covering the 918 Spyder (which will be present for attendees to get an upclose and personal view) and the new Andial Motorsports Program. Jens Walther, President and CEO of Porsche Motorsports will describe the new Andial program along with driver Klaus Viljanmaa. We are also featuring several PCA speakers including Tony Callas, Allan Caldwell, Chris Powell and Mike Mulligan. Steve Calder from Michelin will update us on the new technologies emerging in the tire industry. Darrick Dong of Performance Friction Brakes will be present to provide you the latest on brake technology.

Rusnak Pasadena Porsche will have a parts store available for your convenience.

The event is limited to 125 entrants. The registration fee of $60 includes continental breakfast, lunch and complimentary event t-shirt.

Register here: http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/pca-national-tech-tactics-saturday-november-22-porsche-training-facility-ontario-307617#.VGF1FBY2HzY

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Enthusiast Driven: The new Porsche Cayenne GTS
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The best way to experience something is up close. That’s why the new Cayenne GTS gets you even closer to the road. For a more direct driving experience. And for a level of performance that’s usually only to be found on track.

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Porsche to sell out of priciest-ever model by December
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Germany's Porsche expects to sell out of its most expensive model ever by early December, bolstering earnings as the sports car-maker grapples with rising capacity and technology costs. Profits from Porsche are a key part of owner Volkswagen's drive to fund its global expansion plans and overtake sales at Japanese rival Toyota.
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Cathedral of color: A Porsche tour through the Smoky Mountains
By Dan Engel
Did you ever ask yourself what made that last road trip you took in your Porsche so special? Was it the weather, the roads, the venues, a special dinner or maybe the chance to have some uninterrupted time with your co-driver and navigator? For nearly 30 Porsches filled with almost 60 members from the PCA Suncoast Florida Region, Carl and Diane Bohall's Smoky Mountain Tour checked every box. This road trip extraordinaire was complemented by six straight days of clear blue skies, upwards of a thousand miles on roads that were construction-free, and perfect fall mountain temperatures.
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This is how Singer makes the best 911s in the world
Jalopnik
You've heard quite a lot about California's Singer Vehicle Design already, but the story of the world's best classic 911s is a bit more complex than we thought. And it's full of rock n' roll, as the latest XCAR video shows us.
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Last two Gemballa Mirage GTs bumped up to 670 hp
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The German tuning company Gemballa announced the availability of two more Mirage GTs, the last in a limited edition of 25 cars introduced in 2006. These final models offer 670 hp and additional aerodynamic carbon fiber body modifications. Based on a Porsche Carrera G, the Gemballa Mirage GT was initially produced from 2006 to 2007. For the last two models in the series, Gemballa has taken the 5.7-liter, 10-cylinder engine from 612 hp to 670 hp, allowing the car to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 335 km/h.
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Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. BMW M3
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Recently a member of 6speedonline.com shared his experience with his brand-new 2015 BMW M3 sedan and his 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S. You’ll find some fascinating observations and details from guest author Matt Moreland of The Villages, Florida. The write-up was deservedly well received and considered spot-on.
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For those who are getting a head start on the holidays. PCA Holiday Cards — on sale now!
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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

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PCA Extendable Magnetic Flashlight
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Magnetic Pick-Up Light. Reach under and around tight areas, couches and other items to see what is there with the extendable and bendable 3 LED light with a strong magnet on the lighted end. Open size: 21 3/4W x 7/8"D."

$14.99 plus shipping. Order at www.pcawebstore.com.

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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 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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Meet a PCA staff member
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We are pleased to continue with introductions of PCA staff members. 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.

Amanda Kreklau
Panorama Project Assistant
Started July 2014

Amanda joined PCA in July as an editorial assistant for Panorama. Prior to working here she received degrees in History, Cultural Studies, and Museum Studies from Brandeis and Johns Hopkins Universities and hopes to continue working in the field of nonprofit publishing. She says, "Aside from the PCA team being amazing, I've always been a closet Porsche-phile, so it's fun to learn more about these great cars on the job."

At PCA, Amanda performs administrative work at the Panorama office to help things run smoothly and participates by helping out in the proofreading process. Her role is internal, mainly communicating with freelancers and staff. While most of our members will not have an occasion to contact Amanda, we wanted to introduce her to you and welcome her just the same!

Favorite Porsche:
1955 356A or 1964 356C

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Porsche of the Week
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My 1989 944S2 waiting in line on pit road at Sebring for my first DE event. I purchased the car in March, had it shipped from Maryland to Florida and attended my first DE event in April.

Photo by: William Schultz
PCA Suncoast 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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