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Snowshoeing in a Porsche
By Jason Gonzalez
It's that time of year again. The sky is gray. It's cold and crisp. It looks like snow, and it even smells like snow. It's going to snow. It’s the time of year when many of our Porsches go into hibernation. Many of you reading this may be heading into your first winter with a Porsche as a daily driver. Still others may be curious as to how their car would hold up against Mother Nature, and if it is even something that can, or perhaps should, be done.
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Announcing the 2014 finalists for MPG's 19th Annual Dean Batchelor Awards
Motor Press Guild
Honoring excellence in Automotive Journalism

Articles
  • Ada Lee Halofsky "Poor Old Marcel", Porsche Panorama
  • Randy Leffingwell “The Marathon GTS", Porsche Panorama
  • Preston Lerner "Bull’s Eye", Automobile Magazine


The Bob D’Olivo Award for Outstanding Photography
  • Lindbergh Nguyen "Rarefied Air", Porsche Panorama
  • Camden Thrasher "First Time Out", Porsche Panorama
  • Jeff Zwart "Back Story", Porsche Panorama

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The new Porsche Cayenne — Are We There Yet?
Porsche
It’s a question that has been asked a million times over and in a hundred different languages: Are We There Yet? But in a Porsche, the answer might surprise you. Some journeys are more enjoyable than the destination. Introducing the new 2015 Porsche Cayenne. Enthusiast Driven.
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2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Autoblog
There are no fewer than 19 different models in today's Porsche 911 series. While each appeals to the enthusiast, the race-bred GT3 is the pinnacle of the automaker's rear-engined lineup. Unfortunately, and despite the GT3's racing circuit prowess, its rigid track-tuned persona is too grating for many as a daily driver. To satisfy those who put sporty driving dynamics at the top of their list, but don't want to compromise comfort, Porsche has introduced the 2015 911 Carrera GTS.
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French Lick Resort Winning Accolades and Major Events
Bloom Magazine
When the Louisville Concours d’Elegance decided to have its 2013 classic car show at the West Baden Springs Hotel last October, it brought in 125 collector automobiles valued at more than $100 million and the kind of sophisticated and discerning clientele that the resort is looking to attract. But when rain threatened to put a damper on the outdoor show — which featured such classic cars as the first Shelby Mustang GT350 ever produced, a 1931 Auburn 898 Cabriolet, and a 1934 Duesenberg Walker — resort managers had a ready plan B: move the show into the 31,000-square-foot indoor Sports & Exhibit Center at West Baden’s sister property, the French Lick Springs Hotel.
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Porsche Cars North America Reports New Record Sales Month
Porsche
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of the Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster, and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, today announced November 2014 sales of 4,699 vehicles. For the year, PCNA has delivered 43,732 vehicles in the U.S., an increase of 11.9 percent over the same time period in 2013 (39,077).
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Penfolds Wine offers PCA members special discounts
PCA
Greetings,

We are proud to announce Penfolds as the official wine sponsor of the 2015 Porsche Parade and PCA 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, including our 100 point 2010 Grange.

To purchase any of our wines, please visit our retail partner, Cellar 360 at http://www.cellar360.com/penfoldsusa or call us at 1-800-255-9966. Discount of 10% off 1-11 bottles and 20% off 12 or more bottles purchased applied upon checkout. 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 through the partnership.

Warmest regards,

Peter Gago
Penfolds Chief Winemaker

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Huge crash crumples Mark Webber's Porsche 919 into a little fiery ball
Black Flag
A massive crash took Mark Webber in the number 20 Porsche out of the race in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship's 6 Hours of São Paulo. The Porsche 919 collided with Matteo Cressoni in the number 90 Ferrari 458 of 8 Star Motorsports, then hit the wall.
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See related story: Mark Webber: bruising and concussion (Porsche)


First win for the 919 Hybrid
Porsche
Porsche has achieved its maiden win with the 919 Hybrid in the final race of the 2014 FIA WEC in São Paulo. At the same time as the team achieved the biggest success of its debut season, it had its deepest shock.
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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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Looking for PCA stocking stuffers? We have them in stock and free shipping on select items!
PCA
Truck decals, license plate frames, cufflinks, grill badges and more.

Order at www.pcawebstore.com.

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Rally T-shirts in the PCA Web Store!
PCA
Check out these Rally Plate inspired T-shirts! Visit www.pcawebstore.com for more details.


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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.

Marilyn McDonald
Customer Service Representative
Started in April 2013
marilynm@pca.org

Marilyn has worked at the Porsche Club of America for over a year and a half. She is responsible for processing membership renewals, observer’s reports, and general member service. In addition to working at the PCA, she is taking classes at the University of Maryland for computer science. Having grown up near a Porsche dealership in Melbourne, Florida, she has always admired the sleek lines and excellent performance of Porsches, as well as the fascinating history of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. Marilyn’s favorite thing about working at the PCA is the ability to help members enjoy their cars even more.

Favorite Porsche: 550 Spyder

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Porsche of the Week
PCA
My 2011 Carrera GTS at Carmel's scenic Baja Cantina during Porsche Parade Week, June 2014, in Monterey.

Photo by: John Alfenito
Santa Barbara 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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Articles are selected from topics currently in the news and do not necessarily represent the views or priorities of PCA. This e-newsletter is intended solely to serve as a weekly synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of Porsche issues and/or articles published. Inclusion of any item does not constitute PCA's endorsement, and it is intended only to make PCA members aware of current Porsche news items.



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