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Daumen drücken: Exploring the history of the 928's birth
By Pablo Deferrari
I thrust myself from bed in a cold sweat. It was just before 4 a.m., Saturday morning no less. I was backed up against a wall in the car delivery hall of the Zuffenhausen plant with Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann jabbing his finger in my chest, while Herr Helmuth Bott and Herr Heinz Branitzki flanked him, asking me to make a decision — fast. I would have been quick with a confident response while containing myself from laughing uncontrollably at his preposterous and completely out of character reaction, but I wasn't. Instead, a cold spike of fear thrust up my spine — I couldn't decide.
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PCA Executive Committee Election closes November 30th. Get your votes in!
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The Nominating Committee for 2014 would like to announce the following slate of officers for the Executive Council for the 2014-2015 term. Ballots were included in your October Porsche Panorama.

  • For PRESIDENT: Caren Cooper, Hill County Region
  • For VICE PRESIDENT: Tom Gorsuch, Space Coast Region
  • For SECRETARY: Cindy Jacisin, Chicago Region
  • For TREASURER: Aaron Ambrosino, Hudson Champlain Region

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    Additional Rules Changes & Clarifications for 2015
    PCA
    Here are some additional 2015 rules changes, clarifications, and a modification of the Dry Break safety rule previously announced. Exact rule wording is in italics.
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    Reminder: Raffle entry deadline Dec. 1
    PCA
    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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    Penfolds: The official wine sponsor of the Porsche Club of America's 2015 Parade and Escape.
    Penfolds
    Greetings,

    We are proud to announce Penfolds as the official wine sponsor of the Porsche Club of America 2015 Parade and Escape.

    It is important that as a valued partner of Penfolds you are given the opportunity to purchase our highly awarded and sought-after wines at special pricing.

    Regarded by many as one of the finest wines in the world, the 2010 Grange received 100 points from James Suckling, and is considered the vintage of the decade by Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago.

    To purchase any of our wines, please visit our retail partner, Cellar360 at www.cellar360.com/penfoldsusa, or call us at 1-800-255-9966.

    Note that there are limitations on shipping imported wine dependent on your state.

    For more information on Penfolds, visit our website www.penfolds.com.

    We look forward to speaking with you at meets and events though the partnership.

    Warmest regards,
    Peter Gago
    Penfolds Chief Winemaker.

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    The 911 Carrera GTS made its debut at the LA Auto Show, and we're especially excited about 1 retro element
    PCA


    Sure there are a host of technical and design improvements, but how about that grill?

    LA Auto Show and the new 911 Carrera GTS Video:

    Two hours before the Los Angeles Auto Show opened to the public, Porsche Cars North America hosted a preview event in the Porsche booth. Open to Porsche Club of America members (and members of other Porsche clubs), the event was a chance to get up close to Porsche's newest vehicles, such as the new 911 Carrera GTS, which debuted yesterday at the show, and variants of the 918 Spyder (Weissach Edition is on display at the show), Macan, Cayenne, and Panamera. PCNA product specialists presented on key models from Porsche's lineup, and PCNA Product Planning Analyst Pedro Garcia spoke with PCA National Treasurer Tom Gorsuch about the new Carrera GTS in front of our camera, for those who couldn't make the event. Enjoy! And we hope to see you at the next auto show preview event.

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    The 60 stainless and 6 rose gold PCA/Chopard watch has sold out
    PCA
    Congratulations to those that have ordered this very special time piece.

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    Porsche Classic is celebrating 40 years of 911 Turbo at the Oldtimer Grand Prix 2014
    Porsche
    In 1974, Porsche showed the Porsche 911 with turbo engine at the Paris Motor Show for the first time. In 2014 we celebrated the anniversary of this legendary vehicle and Porsche Classic events were held under the motto ‘40 years of the Porsche 911 Turbo’. The clip shows one of the highlight events, the 41st AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix. There were three guests of honour exclusively available for autographs: Derek Bell, five-times Le Mans overall winner, Walter Röhrl, two-times World Rally Champion, and Magnus Walker, Porsche enthusiast and collector.
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    The Successful Partnership with Race Driver and Actor Continues in 2015; Patrick Dempsey Contests World Endurance Championship with Porsche
    Porsche
    Patrick Dempsey will tackle the 2015 motorsport season at the wheel of a Porsche 911 RSR in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC, including the world famous Le Mans 24-hour race. The American actor and race driver, who thrills fans all over the world in his role as "McDreamy" in the medical drama "Grey’s Anatomy," has been following his passion for racing since 2013 as a member of the Porsche motorsport family. With the expanded race program, the successful alliance between Porsche and Patrick Dempsey will continue.
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    Strong Start In Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring Critical For Success In '15 Patrón Endurance Cup
    IMSA
    Teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will look to get the 2015 season off to a strong start in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, to maximize points in the season-long Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Last year, two of the four class winners in the unique four-race competition built up solid leads following the two Florida events. The No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA FLM09 (Prototype Challenge) and No. 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia (GT Daytona) teams each left Sebring with healthy leads, while eventual Prototype champion Action Express Racing held a one-point advantage.
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    Andial Division of Porsche Motorsport North America Opens its Doors to Race Car Revivals
    Porsche
    The first ANDIAL-prepared Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, owned by Porsche Club of America (PCA) member Klaus Viljanmaa (Wichita, Kansas), has been completed and is now running in PCA events, signaling the start of completion of five specially prepared ANDIAL Edition race cars.

    Ever since ANDIAL founders, the late Arnold Wagner, Dieter Inzenhofer and Alwin Springer (the company got its name by combining two letters from each of their names) left Vasek Polak Porsche in 1975 to form their own high performance Porsche tuning shop, the name has been synonymous with success in North American sports car racing.

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    Buffalo's epic snowstorm couldn't stop this man and his 560-hp '81 911 Turbo — until it did
    Car and Driver
    Having spent more than 35 years traveling the globe to work on some of the most exotic Porsches of all time, Jay Lloyds probably never figured he’d come close to meeting his demise in a blizzard outside of Buffalo, New York. Just five days earlier, Lloyds was in his suburban Toronto Porsche performance shop finishing up a custom wastegate for his highly modified 1981 Porsche 911 Turbo before embarking on a marathon 19-hour solo run to Daytona, Florida, for the inaugural "Classic 24 at Daytona" historic sports-car racing event.
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    Porsche scraps Ferrari 458 rival, for now
    Bold Ride via Yahoo Autos
    A Porsche competitor to the vaunted Ferrari 458 has been on the docket for years. However, according to new reports, the planning stage might be as far as this sports car ever gets…at least for now. In a recent interview at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche R&D head Wolfgang Hatz told Australia’s Drive that the eight-cylinder sportscar project — internally known as the 988 and intended to slot below the 918 — hadn’t been scrapped altogether, but rather temporarily postponed.
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    Call for contributors
    MultiBriefs
    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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    Start your holiday shopping at the PCA Web Store!
    PCA
    Start your holiday shopping here today! Show your PCA pride with these $35 holiday gift packages. Details at www.pcawebstore.com.

      
      

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    For those who are getting a head start on the holidays. PCA Holiday Cards — on sale now!
    PCA
    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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    New items in the PCA Web Store!
    PCA
    New items in the PCA Web Store. Visit www.pcawebstore.com for more details.


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    Enjoy the fall with a PCA/Eddie Bauer — soft-shell jacket
    PCA
    This weather-stopping, three-layer soft-shell comes equipped to take on the elements wherever you may roam. 3000MM fabric waterproof rating, 3000G/M2 fabric breathability rating, princess seams, component loops at back neck and cuffs for securing to other jackets, front-zippered pockets, zippered left sleeve pocket, adjustable tab cuffs with hook-and-loop closures and an open hem with drawcord and toggles. Contrast Eddie Bauer logo on hem. PCA logo on front. Porsche logo on back. Comes in mens and ladies.

    Color: Black or Dark Adriatic Blue or Grey Steel

    Order at www.pcawebstore.com.

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    Meet a PCA staff member
    PCA
    We are pleased to continue with introductions of PCA staff members. Our staff provide the much needed support to sustain PCA for a successful future.

    Charlotte Chirinos
    Customer Service Manager
    Started in 2001
    charlottec@national.pca.org

    Charlotte has worked at PCA for 13 years. She is responsible for Customer Service and the PCA store. Her favorite thing about working at PCA is helping people.

    What Charlotte does:
    - Manages customer service staff
    - Manages the customer service process
    - Manages the webstore
    - Issues insurance certificates for events
    - Raffle logistics

    Charlotte plays a part in many things at national headquarters and is our longest-term staff member. She is valued not only for her outstanding work but also for her understanding of the history and heart of PCA!

    Favorite Porsche:
    "My favorite Porsche is a 944."

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    Porsche of the Week
    PCA
    I bought this 2004 911tt a few months ago with 7,900 mi. More miles soon to come cruising the Florida Keys.

    Photo by: Tom Ziegler
    Gold Coast 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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