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Mar. 10, 2015

Cayman GT4 first drive [w/video]
Porsche Panorama editor Pete Stout was recently in Portugal driving the Cayman GT4 for the first time. While you'll no doubt see the full story in a future issue of Panorama, Pete took to Porsche Club of America's Facebook page to provide us all updates during his trip.

If you just want a summary of what's happening on our Facebook page with regards to the GT4, follow this news article for highlights of Pete's posts, pictures, and his answers to subscribers' questions.More

Video: PCA Club Racing: Driver perspectives
Porsche Club of America started PCA Club Racing back in 1991, and it has since grown into the premier North American amateur racing program for Porsche drivers. Club Racing Logistics Coordinator David Zajano and I visited Summit Point Raceway in September for a club race to find out what it’s all about and why racers keep coming back season after season. We had our cameras rolling, so head below to get a taste of PCA club racing culture and see some on-track action.

Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 full test
Chris Harris on Cars
Once again to sunny Portimao to test the new Porsche Cayman GT4. People have been waiting for this car for some time.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 review
Automobile Magazine
The hardest-core Porsches traditionally wear the GT badge. Maybe not the GTS moniker, which is usually 60 percent looks and 40 percent content, at best. But put together GT and a number, and you almost assuredly have a hair-raising sports car. Like the GT1, the most fearsome 911 ever conceived. Or the GT2, the most potent rear-wheel-drive iteration of the breed. Then of course, there’s the GT3 and GT3 RS, which are, in essence, hot and super-hot street-legal track cars. The latest addition to the wild and wonderful GT family is the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4. It’s a performer. More

Porsche announces Rennsport Reunion V hashtag, unveils official website and logo
Details about Rennsport Reunion V have been trickling out since it was first announced late last year, including a date change of the event from October to September 2015, but the tap has been opened with the launch of the official Rennsport Reunion V website, the social media hashtag — #PorscheRRV — and the official logo.

The 60th Annual Porsche Parade
The Porsche Club of America cordially invites you to attend our 60th Annual Porsche Parade Celebration in French Lick, Indiana from June 21-27, 2015. Our 60th Parade coincides with the Club's 60th Anniversary Celebration, and we're planning a series of special events at French Lick that will pay tribute to the cars and people who have made us the greatest single marque sports car club in the world. The 60th Parade will rightfully pay homage to the members and events of our past, but will also celebrate the Club's newest enthusiasts who will shape our future.

60 4 60 Porsche display at Parade
Wow! The Concours Committee and the Historics Car Display Chairman would like to thank everyone for their interest in the Historics, our 60 4 60 display as well as the Circle of Honor. We’re getting a steady flow of applications for the 60 4 60 and some very nice cars for the Historics and the Circle of Honor, which will feature all past Manhattan Trophy and Group Awards winners. Keep ‘em coming! If you are an owner of a Manhattan Trophy or Group Award (Preservation, Preparation, Restoration, and Racing) winner, we would love to have your car on display. Plan now to be at Porsche Parade at French Lick, IN! Contact Hank Weil (weilly@aol.com) for further information about the Historics and Circle of Honor, and Ron Gordon (nein44@comcast.net) and Bob Gutjahr (silber_pfeile@yahoo.com) if you have any questions about the 60 4 60 display.More

Porsche will build a Cayman GT4 race car
Black Flag
In proof that Porsche loves us and wants us to be happy, they didn't just slap "GT4" badges on the back of the latest, greatest Cayman for the lulz. According to Sportscar365, they're going to build a race car out of it. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller said that the GT-spec Cayman race car will be revealed by the end of this year at last week's Geneva Motor Show. However, Porsche Motorsport North America President Jens Walther wasn't able to confirm many other details to Sportscar365.More

Of cars and attitudes: No replacement for a Porsche
By Andres Jordan
This story is about a revelation I had recently when driving an entry-level econobox for an extended period of time. The car belonged to my niece, who was living with us and starting her career in the hotel industry. The reason for this circumstance was due to my '88 Carrera being in the shop. I found myself on a long exit ramp merging onto North 495, the dreaded beltway in Washington, D.C., region. It is 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and traffic is heavy.More

NY Auto Show preview — Porsche Club members only
PCA via MotorSportsReg.com
Registration opens tomorrow, March 11, at 12 PM EST. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. cordially invites Porsche Club members to an exclusive preview breakfast on the Porsche booth at the NY Auto Show before the exhibition opens to the public. At this year's event we will continue to exclusively view all of Porsche's newest model offerings.

Date: Friday, April 3

Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Will call opens at 7:30 a.m.)

Place: Jacob Javits Convention Center
Porsche Exhibition Area, 3rd Floor

Entrance: 11th Avenue at 36th Street into the north side of the Crystal PalaceMore

How 1970s racing rules led to the most badass Porsche 911 you can buy

Most Porsche 911s are fast. Some are faster than others, but generally fast is the entire point. But none are as hardcore, as purpose-driven, as racing-focused as the RS models, like the new 2016 911 GT3 RS that just debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. If you want to know the full history of the RS line, or if you want a video tour of the stunning new one, look no further than this video from our friends at XCAR. And while no one outside of Porsche has driven the latest GT3 RS yet, they also include a review of the last-generation GT3 RS to show what the new one is trying to top.More

New Power Wheels Porsche 911 GT3 is almost as good as the real thing
Bold Ride
The Porsche 911 GT3 is the kind of car a lot of people wish they could buy, but can’t afford. Those who have kids likely also face the challenge of not being able to make that Porsche work for ferrying the kids around town. But even if you can’t buy one to drive yourself, your kids will soon be able to drive the Power Wheels version.

Picks for the very best from the 2015 Geneva Auto Show
Car and Driver
The Geneva Auto Show isn't easy to cover — after all, it's two straight days of sticking out your pinkie when drinking champagne, nursing a stomach stuffed with German currywurst, and suffering major jealousy of rich dudes cruising the city's streets in absurd cars. Similarly, picking the best of the best from this show seemingly gets harder each year. To manufacturers, Geneva is a big deal, and thus everybody has some major debut or concept car. Now that the press preview is complete, we've sifted the great from the merely good to compile the 10 best cars at Geneva — enjoy the show!More

11 gorgeous classic rides found at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show
Car and Driver
It makes sense, really, that we would find some sweet classics sprinkled amongst the new metal at Geneva auto show. After all, brands like to show off their heritage, and nicely kept classic rides tend to be expensive. With all the high-dollar (new) machines debuting at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, these 11 old-timers fit right into the moneyed, exotic atmosphere.More

Rally racing Porsche 911 GT3 [w/video]
The Sports Car Guys
When most think of the 911′s racing heritage they likely think of Le Mans victories. However, the rear-engined sports car has a long successful history in rally racing. Read to learn more about 911 rally racing and to watch a video of a GT3 in action.More

Tumbler and hat combo packages SPECIAL $30
**Limited time only**
This package includes a PCA white or black hat with a PCA stainless steel mug or the PCA plastic 3D tumbler mug.
One hat and one mug per order for $30!


Escape to Rushmore 2015: Oct. 1-3
Experience the exhilaration of driving your Porsche through history. Roam the hills with free-ranging buffalo, mine for gold at an old miner’s camp, explore some of the world’s largest caves, dine where Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok once called home, tour monuments like Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Escape to Rushmore 2015 is an event that you will not want to miss.

EVOMS' Mayhem 2.0 997 Turbo build
Mayhem has been our quintessential build for the 997 Turbo platform. We have given our hearts and souls in order to produce the world’s fastest Porsche and elevate the aftermarket Porsche performance to the highest level. Countless hours of research and development, road tests, rebuilds, tuning, and competition have pushed us to reach pinnacle performance out of this machine. Our final product is a powerful, reliable, light, and poised car that is truly like no other Porsche. Making over 1500 horsepower from our 4.0 liter flat six and getting all the power to the ground so that we can run fast times, not just produce dyno numbers, is what wakes us up in the morning. Mayhem has set the foundation for our entire Special Ops group and is the reason for all of our triumphs here at EVOMS.More

2015 12 Hours of Sebring Porscheplatz and car corral

It’s professional road racing time again in Sebring, FL. Porsche Cars North America and PCA will again host our annual Porscheplatz during the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Porscheplatz dates are March 20 – 21, 2015. As usual, our Porscheplatz will feature a Porsche-only dedicated car corral and a hospitality tent where you can relax, have a cold beverage, and watch the races on two 60-inch cable TVs. You can watch presentations by Porsche Motorsports North America, Porsche North America team drivers, and sponsors such as Mobil 1 and Michelin. You can sign up for Parade Laps on Friday. The first 100 cars will be able to enjoy a driver’s eye view of the famous Sebring race course. And as usual, your ticket gives you access to the paddock where you can see the cars and drivers up close and personal.

This year’s race is the second year of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, America’s all-new premier sports car racing Series. The Series was created by the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car and American Le Mans organizations, both of which had a long history of competing at Sebring. The TUDOR Championship features two styles of cars, Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style of car has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am, meaning there are four classes of racing on track together, each with their own battle for the lead. In addition to the TUDOR races you can watch racing from the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama.

This could be a great opportunity to watch racing reminiscent of the 1965 Twelve Hours of Sebring that is considered by many to be the greatest race ever at Sebring. The Ford GT 40 and Ferrari were considered the favorites but the Chaparrals of Jim Hall were the dark horse. And the Chaparrals eventually won the race despite a torrential rain storm. And the winning Chaparral is returning to Sebring this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that great race,

Please purchase your tickets soon as the corral is almost sold out. You don’t miss this chance to see some exciting racing on one of the premier road courses in the U.S. To purchase your tickets and car corral pass, please go to


There are several options for tickets based on the number of persons attending and the number of days. Sebring has both one and two day options as well as one person or two person options.

If you have questions, please contact PCA Zone 12 Representative Dave Herndon at zone12rep@pca.org or PCA Porscheplatz Coordinator Tuffy von Briesen at porscheplatz@pca.org More

Porsche of the Week
Family gathering — Here is a photo of my wife’s 987 Boxster S and my 997 Carrera S. The truck is colorful but not part of the family!

Photo by Johan van Heerde
Polar Region

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