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Panorama's Bob Chapman wins prestigious Dean Batchelor Award; 3 of 12 finalists from PCA's national magazine.
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If there's an Emmy in the world of automotive media, it's the Dean Batchelor Award. Motorsports photographer and Porsche Club of America member Bob Chapman just won the prestigious Motor Press Guild award for his overhead speed shot of a 997 GT3 RSR. His winning photo appeared in "Time's Up," an RSR retrospective he penned for the January 2013 issue of PCA's Porsche Panorama.
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Toyo Tires® recognizes 12 PCA High Performance Drivers Education Instructors
Toyo Tires
Earlier this year Toyo Tires® was named title sponsor of the Porsche Club of America High Performance Driver Education (PCA HPDE) for 2013. PCA HPDE is highly popular within the club, allowing drivers to safely enjoy their cars in a controlled environment on the track while improving their driving skills. Over 250 PCA HPDE events are held annually throughout the U.S and Canada.
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Porsche B32: The Porsche camper van that almost happened
By Conner Golden
Ah, the Volkswagen Vanagon. For me, the name conjures up images of a strung-out family camper, struggling to reach the crest of the hill on some Colorado back road. Sure, it was not hill-climber, but it was a fun runabout for a family vehicle. You could get all the kids, cargo, luggage and the dog in the back, and still have room to spare. It offered something for everyone. Why, you could even buy one with a Porsche engine. Wait, what?
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Sebring Hall of Fame Class of 2014 announced
Sebring International Raceway
The Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame has announced its 2014 inductees.
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PCA Exclusive Preview and Road Trip 2014 Detroit Auto Show — Jan. 17-19, 2014
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Please plan to join your fellow PCA Zone 4 members in a trip to the North American International Auto Show being held in Detroit, Michigan at the Cobo Hall Conference & Exhibition Center Jan. 14-27, 2014. The show opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Porsche AG has announced that it will be providing a private presentation of their 2014 models for PCA Members and guests from 7:00 AM until 9:00 AM before the show opens to the public, which will make it a very special event to attend for all of the Porschephiles in our Club.
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LMP1 test program concludes for 2013. Debut for Mark Webber
Porsche
Porsche has concluded its 2013 test program with the new LMP1 race car. The Porsche LMP1 completed its final test laps of the year on the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve near Portimão, Portugal. Testing will resume in early 2014. Porsche AG will field two LMP1 race cars in the sports car World Endurance Championship (WEC) which starts in April 2014, with the Le Mans 24 Hours as the highlight of the season.
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5 things I learned while driving the $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder
Road & Track
Executive Editor Sam Smith travelled to Spain to discover if the Porsche 918 Spyder lives up to its considerable hype. Here's what he learned.
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Works engagement with 919 hybrid and 911 RSR
Porsche
Porsche heads into the 2014 season with the most extensive motorsport program ever. In addition to its new LMP1 project, Porsche Motorsport sends two GT works teams to compete on race tracks around the world. Porsche AG Team Manthey again fields two Porsche 911 RSR in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (WEC), as well as at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Porsche North America contests the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with CORE autosport as the race team, with the new season kicking off at the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25.
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Macan S Diesel will be America's most affordable Porsche: Report
Motor Authority
Next year will see Porsche's Macan crossover receive two new variants: a four-cylinder base Macan and a fuel-efficient Macan S Diesel. Unfortunately, only the diesel model will be reaching the U.S. market.
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Video: First drive in a production Porsche 918 Spyder
The Sports Car Guys
You've probably seen all the videos about the Porsche 918 Spyder. Who can forget the ones with the early prototype that looked like a Frankenstein’s monster of a car or when it set the lap record for a production car at the Nurburgring? There have also been plenty of reviews of the hybrid supercar, but up until now all of these reviews have been in a prototype.
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2015 Porsche 911 Turbo facelift spied for the first time
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Porsche just introduced the 911 Turbo at the Frankfurt Motor Show but our spies have already snapped pictures of is believed to be a facelifted model. Looking instantly recognizable, the car has been equipped with a new front bumper that has revised air intakes. The LED daytime running lights have also been covered with camouflage so it's possible they have been updated as well. Last but not least, the model appears to have a new rear bumper with larger taillights.
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Porsche intensified — entering a new digital age with the Macan
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Porsche is breaking into a new market segment with the Macan compact SUV. The sports car manufacturer is taking an unusual approach with the market launch campaign for the vehicle, too. The campaign revolves around an innovative yet comprehensive online platform that allows various social media channels in particular to be used to interact with interested users.
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The automotive manufacturer has released the data files for the Cayman S model, enabling people to customize their own mini sports car
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Porsche is offering fans 3D printing data for its Cayman S model, giving those with a 3D printer the opportunity to print out and customize their very own mini sports car at home. Now, if only the automaker would do this for a regular-sized car!
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Singer 911: The greatest 911 Porsche never built
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We’ve made no secret of our utter love and desire for the Singer 911. Although its official name is the Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer, its ever growing fan base simply refers to it as the Singer 911. That may not sit very well with Singer or Porsche because of naming rights, but that doesn’t change the fact that this car is without question the greatest 911 Porsche never built in the early 70s.
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PCA holiday cards now available
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Now you can buy these PCA style holiday greeting cards to send to all your friends and family, showing your PCA pride.

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Last-minute gift ideas: Six great new books, from $29.95 to $299.95
By Pete Stout
Pete Stout reviews Porsche 911: 50 Years, Porsche 911 Carrera (Type 993) Service Manual 1995-98, Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed, Racing Demons: Porsche at the Targa Florio, Sport Erfolge, and Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic.
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Macan S Diesel will be America's most affordable Porsche: Report
Motor Authority
Next year will see Porsche's Macan crossover receive two new variants: a four-cylinder base Macan and a fuel-efficient Macan S Diesel. Unfortunately, only the diesel model will be reaching the U.S. market.

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Michelin Partners with IMSA, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship; Manufacturer to provide tires for several GT Le Mans teams
IMSA
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) welcomes another world-class brand to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with the announcement that Michelin is now an approved tire supplier for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class and proud partner of IMSA and the TUDOR Championship for the next two years.



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Autobahn thrills to cost foreigners under German plan
Bloomberg
For the privilege of driving on Germany’s speedy autobahn, Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to charge everyone, except Germans.

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PCA gifts in stock ready for holiday delivery
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For those last minute shoppers, the items below are in stock and ready to be sent out. Order today at PCAwebstore.com.


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Attention Cayenne and tow vehicle owners: PCA and Club Racing tow hitch covers available
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Made from OEM quality durable exterior grade plastic, this simple and effective design covers and protects the hitch receiver. They fit all standard 2" receivers, and feature detailed PCA emblem encapsulated beneath a clear U.V. protective dome. The encapsulation welcomes exterior use without the worries of the logo fading or discoloring. $19.99 each including shipping.


License Plate Frame Security Caps
Quality made in Germany from solid stainless steel for a substantial one-piece appearance. Unique cap design conceals your license plate and/or frame hardware and prevents any potential tampering or frame/plate theft. Provides years of exterior use and comes complete with instructions and a special hand tool for easy on and off application. Available in Black Pearl or Brushed metal finishes. One set includes two caps. $19.99 including shipping.

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PCA stainless steel license frames in stock
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These elegant OEM quality stainless steel frames are now in stock in four finishes, including a high tech carbon fiber look. 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 $19.99-39.99 S/H. Order here.
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Porsche of the Week
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At the "no tell motel " along the Columbia River Gorge, Ore.

Wolf Knogler
Vancouver Island 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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