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In this issue, Basem Wasef drives the face lifted and turbocharged 911 Carrera GTS in “Striking a Balance.” Read about Rob Ida’s customized 911 Turbo in “Less is More” by Tom Cotter, then click here to watch the video on PCA.org. Bill Griffin couldn’t drive a car, but that didn’t stop him from riding his own Porsche, as you’ll find out in the heartwarming story by Bob Chapman, “A Porsche for Bill.” One member took quite some time to restore his 1973 911T on his own, but it was worth it, as you’ll learn in “Eleven Years On,” by Randy Wells. Join Sean Cridland in “Pikes Peak Legacy” as he chronicles the Donner family’s involvement since 1946 at the famous hill climb. In “Treasure Trove” by Doug Lloyd, get a mini-tour of the 34th L.A. Lit and Toy Show, where you’re sure to find obscure items of all types relating to Porsche.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Tech Q&A, European Windows, From the Regions, Street Talk, Art & Canvas, Junior Driver, and zwART are all present and accounted for. Enjoy the issue!

Striking a Balance
First Drive: 2017 911 Carrera GTS
A driver's car that strikes just the right balance of athleticism and usability.
Less is More
This 930 gets the Ida's touch
Rob Ida's Porsche hot rod hits the sweet spot between engineering and design.
A Porsche for Bill
Built with a brother's love
Bill Griffin's home-built Porsche bike was his pride and joy.
Eleven Years On
The 911T that became a GT winner
Steve Baker's story resonates with the journey many early 911 enthusiasts have taken.
Pikes Peak Legacy
Where success runs in the family
David Donner's Pikes Peak is a world apart from the one the spectators see.
Treasure Trove
Swapping stories and parts
The L.A. Lit and Toy Show is the largest event of its kind for Porsche enthusiasts.