Craving a perfect '73 Porsche 911? PCA has one for you
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If you're a member of the Porsche Club of America (PCA), you know that the $42 you pay yearly is well worth the benefits you receive. PANORAMA, the club's monthly publication, is a glossy magazine of substantial size filled to the brim with articles about the cars and people who love them. There are also the benefits of owner networking, Porsche-centric events, the marketplace and PorschePlatz car corrals at American Le Mans Series races featuring giveaways, special Porsche visitors and, most importantly, a comfortable place from which to spectate. More
PCA catches up with vendors as they show off their latest products at 2010 SEMA
As the holidays are right around the corner, we catch up to a few vendors and see what they're showing off at SEMA. Meet officials from Battery Tender and Metro Vacuums. Videos here.
Hybrid Porsche 911 GT3 R wins China race
The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid wiped the floor with its similarly engined competition over the weekend, the Porsche was able to run for longer on less fuel thanks to its remarkable economy and the power surge offered by the KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) hybrid drivetrain. More
Protection for your dedicated track or competition vehicles and race property
Lockton Affinity and Porsche Club of America recently introduced the PCA-TSP Insurance Solution to PCA members. The program offers members the opportunity to secure affordable Transit, Storage, and Paddock physical damage coverage for dedicated track or competition vehicles, trailers, tools and equipment, and parts and spares. PCA-TSP Insurance Solution offers an annual policy that protects your vehicle and equipment off the track.
The program has already been very successful and popular among PCA members, with many taking advantage of this valuable benefit. Now, PCA-TSP Insurance Solution is pleased to announce that beginning in November 2010, they have lowered their deductible to less than half the previous amount. Additionally, PCA members receive a 5 percent discount off the policy premium.
For more information or to purchase a PCA-TSP Insurance Solution policy, please visit www.pca-tsp.locktonaffinity.com.
World premiere and news for enthusiastic US customers
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, presents a world premiere and two U.S. premieres at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A mid-engine sports car which will be unveiled during a press conference at 10:55 a.m. on Nov. 17 is right in the spotlight. The world premiere will be flanked by new 911 models, the 911 GTS and the 911 Speedster. With these three thoroughbred sports cars, Porsche crowns an outstanding year in the U.S. market. In several well-renowned studies of the J.D. Power market research institute, customers voted Porsche the leading brand in terms of appeal, quality and reliability. More
Race of Champions: International racing elite to compete in Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race Car
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most-produced race car in history. To date, over 2,000 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world. And now, the 450 hp GT racer from Weissach belongs to the official competition cars at the Race of Champions, where a number of the world's most talented and famous racing celebrities from the most diverse disciplines come together in Dusseldorf, Germany on Nov. 27 and 28.
Joining the ranks of the world class starter field is Porsche pilot Jeroen Bleekemolen. The 29-year-old driver from the Netherlands won the GTC class of the American Le Mans Series with Tim Pappas this season at the wheel of a 911 GT3 Cup and knows the car from many years of racing. In 2008 and 2009 he won the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, the fastest international brand trophy series. In 2008 he earned a victory in the LMP2 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a Porsche RS Spyder.
In Dusseldorf, Bleekemolen will be up against the likes of Formula 1 pilots Michael
Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel as well as World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb and World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx.
"I'm proud to be part of the Race of Champions for the first time," says Bleekemolen. "Obviously, I'm hoping to contest as many heats as possible with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - not one of the participating drivers knows the car like I do."
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, based on the road-legal 911 GT3 RS sports car, is powered by a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine delivering 450 hp. The spectacular-sounding race exhaust system features a fully controlled catalytic converter. The rear-engine concept and the wide track give the racing 911 excellent traction and razor-sharp handling. Pilots operate the sequential six-speed gearbox manually. Power from the high-revving engine (max. 8,500 rpm) is distributed to the wide rear wheels via a mechanical differential.
"I'm very pleased that the racing elite from all over the globe will be seen driving the world's most produced race car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup," says Hartmut Kristen, head of Motorsport at Porsche. "I'm sure that fans and drivers alike will have just as much pleasure in the spectacular sound and the superb handling of this vehicle."
This marks the return of the Race of Champions to Germany since its first meet here in 1989. The event will be broadcast by the German national TV, ZDF. "Aktuelle Sportstudio" provides coverage on Saturday, with "Sportreportage" broadcasting the spectacular action from Dusseldorf's Esprit Arena on Sunday. Get more information and follow the action on the event's official site www.raceofchampions.com.
How to buy a Lamborghini on a used Porsche budget
Do you have a deep desire to impress your neighbors? Do you live in a neighborhood where the latest Porsche 911 just isn't good enough? What's that you say? Your champagne taste doesn’t match your beer bankroll. No worries. Buy a Porschini. What? You've never heard of a Porschini. No problem! More
Porsche Exclusive celebrates its 25th Anniversary
Owning a Porsche 911 is every car lover's dream. But few of them know that Porsche 911 also has a customization brand. Named Porsche Exclusive, this brand take normal 911 cars as their input and produce a tailor made 911 satisfying your requirements. It changes the exterior as well as interiors of the car along with a performance boost. Porsche Exclusive presents the 911 just like you've dreamt of. More
Volkswagen takes over Porsche holding Salzburg, Europe's biggest dealership network
Volkswagen Group announced the takeover of the Porsche Holding Salzburg conglomerate, the biggest dealership network in Europe. Volkswagen continue their plans to build an European empire with a new important acquisition, officially announced by the brand's Board of Directors. The German Group will pay 3.3 billion euros in order to own the biggest independent dealership network in Europe, Porsche Holding Salzburg, so making a sure step forward towards the top of the world's biggest automakers. More
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
New PCA Merchandise
Great PCA gift ideas...Now with PCA, Drivers Education and Porsche logos! More