03.03.2006 : A Call for Parade Concours Judges
If you are interested in becoming a Porsche concours judge for the Portland Parade, please send your qualifications (a detailed list of your previous judging experiences and the concours that you have entered) to: John Takehara; Head Concours Judge at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have previously judged at a Porsche Parade and your e-mail address has changed, please send your current e-mail address to me.
02.23.2006 : PCA National Office Move and Availability
During the move of the PCA National Office over the weekend of 2/24 - 2/26, phone and email service will be disrupted. Service is expected to be restored on Monday, 2/27. We apologize for the inconvenience.
02.13.2006 : Porsche® 911® Club Coupe Sweepstakes Winner
NANUET, N.Y., FEB. 2, 2006 --- Clif Rosenberry, a Porsche Club of America (PCA) member from White Plains, N.Y., and winner of the Porsche 911 Club Coupe Sweepstakes grand prize, took delivery of his new 911 Carrera today at Prestige Porsche in Nanuet, New York. The car is just one of 50 special-edition 911 Club Coupes created by Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Porsche AG to commemorate the PCA's 50th Anniversary.
Surrounded by family, friends and fellow PCA members, Rosenberry accepted the keys for 911 Club Coupe #50 from Jack Bair, Porsche Clubs Consultant.
“This is an unbelievable prize – and a truly unbelievable car! On behalf of all the Porsche Club of America members in the United States and Canada, I say thank you,” Rosenberry said to the smiling group of onlookers. “Porsche Cars North America has always been there for the clubs, and this was a wonderful birthday present to the club,” Rosenberry added, “and, of course, it is a great present for me too!”
“I hope the weather is warm enough tonight,” his wife remarked. “I know he is going to wind up sleeping out in the garage with it tonight!”
The 911 Club Coupe, painted Azurro California metallic blue -- a modern interpretation of azure blue, a color made popular on Porsche 356 sports cars when the PCA was founded 50 years ago – has stainless steel doorsills with the 911 Club Coupe logo, a badge on the driver’s side door trim indicating its individual number in the series of 50 cars, and an X51 Powerkit that increases the 3.8-liter, flat-Six cylinder Carrera S engine's output from 355 to 381 horsepower, and peak torque from 295 to 306 ft-lb.
Distinguished by its carbon fiber air cleaner housing, the X51 Powerkit boosts performance through a series of engine enhancements including a larger throttle body, optimized intake airflow, cylinder heads and exhaust manifold modifications, changes in the engine control unit, and the inclusion of a sport exhaust system. The result produces a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top track speed of 186 mph. The suggested retail pricing for the 911 Club Coupe begins at $99,911 USD and $145,911 CAD.
Of the 50 911 Club Coupes created, 48 were offered up for sale to PCA members. PCNA created a special website where several thousand U.S. and Canadian PCA members registered to purchase one of the cars, which have all been sold. Of the two remaining cars, one went to the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany, while the other was used as the 911 Club Coupe Sweepstakes grand prize. More than 10,000 PCA members entered the 911 Club Coupe Sweepstakes.
02.11.2006 : Upgraded PCA.ORG web site coming very soon
A major upgrade to pca.org is coming on Saturday February 18 2005.
The upgrade will entail an outage for several hours, and the site may be unstable during that period. Please plan accordingly.
The upgraded site enables you to view and change your PCA membership record online, and provides a dynamic front page with the latest Tech Q&A answers, news, and calendar. Membership Chairs and region officers will have access to all their region's membership records.
02.01.2006 : 2006 Newsletter Contest Posted
Updated 2006 Newsletter Contest documents have been posted on pca.org.
Visit the Admin Documents area
to view them.
Deadline for submissions is April 21, 2006.
01.20.2006 : New Autocross and Off Road guidelines posted
New Autocross and Off Road guidelines have been posted on pca.org. These and other guidelines are available at http://www.pca.org/members/extranet/
You'll need to login to pca.org to view these documents.
01.13.2006 : 2006 Website Competition Rules Posted
The 2006 Website Competition Rules have been posted. This award is given annually at Parade to regions and zones with the highest level of member communications value and quality.
View or download the rules from the admin library at http://www.pca.org/members/extranet/
01.11.2006 : 2006 PCRs posted
The final version of the 2006 Parade Competition Rules (PCRs) and appendices are posted on pca.org. View or download them from http://www.pca.org/news/pcr.html
12.19.2005 : PCA Code of Ethics posted on PCA.ORG
The first version of PCA's Code of Ethics, published November 2005, is available on PCA.ORG to members with web site accounts. Find it here
as a Microsoft Word document.
12.09.2005 : New Regionfocus issues available online
See 3 new issues of Regionfocus, the periodic newsletter to region officers and others, available online at http://www.pca.org/members/region_focus.html