Tech Tactics East 2013
Pete Tremper, Tech Tactics Chairman Share
The date has been set for the third annual Tech Tactics East at the Porsche Cars North America site outside of Easton, Pa. Please mark your calendars for Feb. 23 - 24, 2013. The format will be the same as in years past. We have already booked speakers from Mobil Oil, Bentley Publishing and Michelin Tires. We will also have two members of our PCA Tech Committee present including John Paterek. This will be John's 33rd consecutive appearance at Tech Tactics. He was a presenter at the inaugural event at the Harley Hotel in 1981. We will also have two speakers from PCNA and working on a Porsche "factory" speaker. Continental breakfast and "box" lunches are included in the registration fee of $50. Registration will open on Feb. 1, 2013 on motorsportreg.com.
57 years of Panorama
RJ Wilmoth, National Historian PCA Share
Dec 1955 saw the first issue of Pano published. Click here to see a scanned copy of Vol 1 #1. As one (of many) that put out a region newsletter back when "cut and paste" meant scissors and glue, this first Pano is a pretty nice twelve-page effort. Editor Hank Mann already had three contributions from outside of the core group in the Washington DC area. One was Gene Bussian who is still an active PCA member.
With a change of editor, I thought it would be nice to take a look back to the beginning.
Here are the past editors.
Editors of PORSCHE PANORAMA
1955-1956 R. Gamble Mann
01/57-11/57 John R. Snyder
12/57 William J. Sholar
01/58-12/60 Charles D. Beidler, Jr.
01/61-12/61 T. Kendall Twigg
01/62-09/69 Paul R. Heinmiller (deceased Sept. 26, 1969)
10/69 Emily Ross
11/69 Betty Jo Turner
Turner was also Associate Editor - South starting in 1967. View the very first issue of Porsche Panorama. More
Nick Tandy signed as the tenth Porsche works driver
Nick Tandy, the 2012 Porsche Cup winner, has earned a contract as a Porsche factory driver. The 28-year-old from Great Britain is now the tenth Porsche works driver joining Joerg Bergmeister, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Wolf Henzler, Marco Holzer, Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz, Patrick Long and Patrick Pilet. With his inclusion in the factory team, this marks the pinnacle of Tandy’s racing career so far. More
Children's Tumor Foundation Racing4Research joins Park Place Motorsports for 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona
The Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical organization, and its Racing4Research program, has partnered with Park Place Motorsports for the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan. 26-27. A five-driver lineup consisting of Patrick Long, Spencer Pumpelly, Patrick Lindsey, Jason Hart and Daniel Graeff will wheel the No. 73 CTF Racing4Research Porsche GT3 in the season-opening GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race at Daytona International Speedway. More
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board
At its inaugural meeting the Supervisory Board of Porsche Holding Stuttgart unanimously elected Dr. Wolfgang Porsche as its Chairman. The grandson of the company's founder, Prof. Ferdinand Porsche, and son of Ferry Porsche is also Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and Porsche Automobil Holding SE and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG. More
Pint-sized Porsche replicas are perfect for budding enthusiasts
Gearheads around the world know that car culture is facing something of an existential crisis: Kids don't seem to care all that much about cars these days. Buying your child a scaled-down vehicle is one way to combat automotive apathy, but not every parent is willing to settle for the plastic-bodied electric 'Sclades commonly seen on suburban blocks from coast to coast. More
918 Spyder with Weissach package cracks million dollar mark
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Champion Porsche in Pompano, Fla., has announced it's got an extra 918 Spyder to sell and has published the price and build specifications. The new 918 Spyder with the Weissach package lists for a whopping $1,002,500. This includes options of $73,500 for a grand total that cracks the one million dollar mark. More
Porsche works driver Marco Holzer joins Paul Miller Racing for 2013 ALMS Campaign
Paul Miller Racing Share
Paul Miller Racing's efforts to battle for the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón have been further strengthened with the announcement that Porsche works driver Marco Holzer will share the MICHELIN®-shod No. 48 Chopard/TOTAL Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with Bryce Miller for the full season. More
Porsche Boxster, Tesla Model S are best drives in 2012
Jason H. Harper writes, "Automobiles occupy an outsized chunk of my time. When you drive as many as three new cars a week, every week, slamming doors, pinching leather, evaluating gas mileage and figuring out how the radio works, the small stuff matters. I love the smart, outrageous and practical; and am exasperated by the wrongheaded, timid and abstruse." More
Vintage Top Gear review of the Porsche 911 (964) Turbo
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The Porsche 911 (964) Turbo was quite a car in its day. In fact it is a car that is still very fast even by today's high standards. This video of Old Top Gear shows Tiff Needell reviewing the 1993 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo. More
Porsche India appoints Kapila Perrera as its new After Sales Head
The Indian arm of Porsche, a globally renowned German luxury sports car making marque, has appointed Kapila Perrera as its new Head of After Sales service division. The announcement regarding Perrera's assignment came on Dec. 19, 2012 and he is reported to take the office with immediate effect. More
LAST WEEK TO ORDER: PCA Golden Era of Motorsport Oxford Shirt featuring Vic Elford
PCA is proud to offer for a limited time (production ends Dec. 31) a podium quality shirt honoring Porsche racing legend Vic Elford. Quick Vic provided design input (his favorite number and signature) and took prototype shirts for a "test run" and gave them his personal approval. Four gorgeously embroidered areas on the shirt. With 100 percent two-ply cotton, the shirts look polished all day long, without touching an iron. This button-down shirt is woven with 80-doubles yarn and specially treated to stay exceptionally soft. Single-needle tailoring; open collar, patch pocket, Red House brand engraved. Additional details and purchase at www.pcawebstore.com
The Porsche Club of America Visa Platinum Rewards Card
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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 Photo of the Week
Four good friends and two great cars on a spectacular September day on the Banff-Jasper Highway.
Photo by Ralf Schmidtke
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