PCA Member Only Raffle has sold out!
We are pleased to announce that the winter raffle has been a complete success, selling out 7,300 entries. We are feverishly processing entry confirmations for our members. Look for confirmations to be sent out later this week. For those that did not make it into the raffle, PCA will be sending back your entry and monies. Thanks to all who participated. And of course we look forward to surprising the winner and sharing the experience with all PCA members on YouTube.
PCA Spotlight - License Plate Frames: How are they made?
This week we take you for an inside tour of the factory where PCA license plate frames are made. It'll amaze you how complex and involved the process is and how many steps the manufacturer takes to ensure a top quality product. Video here.
Porsche Panamera GTS: The purest Panamera yet
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Porsche unveiled the Porsche Panamera GTS at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Panamera GTS is the purest expression of a sports sedan in the Porsche family with a clear focus on performance. The new Panamera GTS is based on the Panamera 4S and includes more power, upgraded brakes and a body lowered by ten millimeters with new, sportier chassis tuning coupled to air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). More
NAV-TV to giveaway a Bluetooth, Ipod and Sirius Satellite Integration kits to 2 lucky PCA members
Ever wished your Porsche factory installed radio (PCM2.1) had Bluetooth, Ipod or satellite radio capability? NAV-TV offers a solution for you, www.NAV-TV.com. NAV-TV will be installing two systems into two lucky member's Porsches for FREE. To Enter, please email email@example.com with Subject Line titled "I want NAV-TV" along with your contact information, year/model of your Porsche by Dec 1, 2011 to be included in the drawing. Your '06-08 vehicle must be equipped with PCM2.1 radio that looks like this:
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Winners must be able to bring their vehicle to PCA Headquarters in Columbia, Md., in December for the installation. PCA will produce a video of the installation and share the process with members via YouTube.
Porsche at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
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Porsche again offered proof of the company's strong commitment to the U.S. market with the announcement of a new Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, to be built in nearby Carson, Calif. In addition to unveiling the plans for the 51-acre vehicle and human performance training complex, Porsche also introduced two new sports cars destined to become favorites for drivers at the Experience Center – the race-bred 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS and the seventh-generation 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera. More
SPEED TV broadcast times set for Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV: Latest video posted
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SPEED TV has set the broadcast schedule for its one-hour telecast from the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV, held recently at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., (all times are Eastern Standard Time - check local listings as schedules could vary by regions and could be affected by live event coverage). More
Worst car flops of 2011
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John McElroy, the loquacious host of the Autoline Detroit TV and radio shows, is optimistic about the auto industry. More than one million new cars sell each month in the United States, he points out. Ford and GM have become more profitable than many analysts had expected; record sales numbers at luxury brands like Audi and BMW don't hurt, either. And there are some exciting new models in the pipeline for 2012 and beyond. More
Game over for the US Grand Prix and the Circuit of the Americas
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, will go down as the day when the racing died in Austin, Texas. The 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix and the track that would host it, the Circuit of the Americas, were dealt a one-two punch that seems unsurvivable - though neither the race nor the track has formally been pronounced dead. Of course, neither has Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign, but we all know how that's going. More
Porsche Design Rennsport Limited Edition
Porsche Design dedicated a unique timepiece to Rennsport Reunion IV which is limited to 25 pieces and only available in the United States.
The automatic chronograph in a 42 mm polished titanium case is inspired by the dashboard of a Porsche.
Movement is an ETA 2894-2 with energy optimized rotor, resembling a wheel rim of a sports car.
Remaining serial numbers available are 10, 13, 15, 20 & 23 More
Porsche announces customer delivery center and track in Los Angeles
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Somehow, Porsche has managed to carve 53 acres out of the crowded Los Angeles basin to build a test track and customer delivery center; the facility is slated to open in 2013. Echoing a similar facility that will be built near Atlanta - which will also have Porsche's new North American headquarters on site - the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, Calif., will include a test track that is twice the size of Atlanta's, plus a customer delivery center, a gymnasium, a gift shop, a cafe, and whatever else Porsche can think of between now and the groundbreaking next summer. Construction also begins next year in Atlanta. More
Recreated $97,000 Porsche 911 brings speed to screaming legend
Good news: The Porsche 911 hasn't lost its soul. To those of us who love cars, that's neither an academic nor a hippy-dippy consideration. Around for almost a half century, the 911 Carrera is the uber sports car, a distillation of all a Germanic screamer should be. More
Volkswagen seen buying Porsche automaker to salvage merger
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Volkswagen AG's two-year effort to merge with Porsche SE is on the brink of being scrapped as legal tangles and taxes confound ambitions to unite Ferdinand Porsche's legacy. The supervisory board of Europe's largest carmaker will consider alternatives to the 2009 merger agreement at a meeting on Nov. 18, the final scheduled gathering this year, two people with direct knowledge of the situation said. More
Porsche Tower in Miami to allow occupants to take their cars along with them to their apartments
A brand new condominium has been planned at Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., whereby the elevator will take both, residents and their vehicles directly to their front door. Porsche Design Tower is built at a cost of $560 million, and will probably be the first ever complex to have elevators to accommodate owner's cars. More
1970 Rolex 24 overall champion No. 2 Gulf Porsche 917 joins the Daytona 50th anniversary display
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The No. 2 light blue and orange Gulf Porsche 917 fielded by John Wyer, which captured the overall victory in the 1970 Rolex 24 At Daytona, will join the display of overall Rolex 24 At Daytona championship cars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the twice-around-the-clock challenge on Jan. 28-29. More
2012 Porsche 911 is all-new, but still a 911
Despite changed proportions, the new 911 retains its iconic look. By now the 2012 Porsche 911 has been unveiled more times than we can keep track of, but the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show marked the seventh-generation 911's large-stage debut in North America (it had been shown at October's Rennsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but to a much smaller crowd). It was displayed alongside the latest variant of the Panamera, the GTS, which will be available as a 2013 model. 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
PCA adds 4 new items to online Web store
Once again we bring you four new items this week. You'll find a mens racing jacket, ladies shirts, PCA glassware and wine tote. These make great gift/recognition items for the holidays. They are ready to ship. Order here.
PCA stainless steel license frames in stock - Now available in 3 finishes
These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now in stock and available for your fine Porsche vehicles.
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 $19.99-24.99 + S/H. Order here.