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Issue 712

In this issue, Alex Palevsky leaves no stone unturned in "Carving Tools," a comparison of the Cayman GT4 and Cayman GTS. In "Over the Wall," Ted West tells the story of a member inflicted with the track day bug who bought a GT3 and drove 27 North American tracks in five years. Read about a former PCA member who sold his Speedster in 1964, and more than 50 years later was reunited with it, in Sean Cridland's "The Reunion." A 1972 911S Targa with more than 650,000 miles spurred a friendship between two men and gave it a new lease on life, in "Blubell" by Doug Neilson. A rust-free 914 is a rare occurrence, but in "The Eternal 914" by Ted West you'll learn the story of a 1974 model that has not a single spot of corrosion after spending 40-plus years in the Northeastern US.

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!

Issue 711

In this issue, Pete Stout evaluates the 718 Boxster and Boxster S and the virtues of their new flat fours in “Fast Four.” In “Duel at Daytona,” Randy Wells recounts the story of a Vasek Polak-owned, Davey Jordan-driven ’68 911S that was raced by Polak's team just once. Stout interviews PCNA President and CEO Klaus Zellmer, the man behind the look of Porsche’s dealerships and its Leipzig factory/“experience center,” in “New Arrival.” Read about the 944 Turbo Cup that visited Porsche Parade last year in “One Led to Another,” by David Mathews. “Lanu,” by David Mathews, is the title of this issue’s last feature article, but also the name of a Tablot Yellow 912E that’s remained in PCA’s Chesapeake Region since new.

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!

Issue 710

In this issue, find joy in an original-owners 1966 912 painted a special burgundy color from the factory, in Randy Wells' "Winemaker's Special." Learn how Friedrich Bezner kept the 911 Turbo going during the dark years of the 1990s in "Éminence Grise," by Kieron Fennelly. "Full Circle" by Sean Cridland details the life of a repossessed 356C whose original owner drives it for the first time in years, courtesy of the current owner, his friend. Master of metal craft Ralph Brawley has innovated in his field, and now he's teaching his skills to a new generation in "Metal Master," by Sean Cridland. In "The Keeper" by Bruce Sweetman, read about one member's ideal Porsche combination: a 914-6 with a 160+horsepower flat six.

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!

Issue 709

In this issue, dive into details of the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S in "Back to 4," by Barry Winfield. In "Chiffon," by Pablo DeFerrari, learn the story of a member's Chiffon White 928S with insanely low miles. Read a discussion with GT road car boss Andreas Preuninger and Pete Stout in "R," about the 911R and shifting priorities at Porsche's GT car department. A member's 1962 356, featured in "Jewel," by Ted West, has just over 25,000 miles and was restored to original condition. A former Hollywood director opts for European delivery of his Boxster S, and road trips from Germany to Africa in "No Reservations," by Laura Burstein. Mark Titterton, a longtime owner of a Guards Red '69 Targa, won a 2015 911 Targa in PCA's Spring Member Only Raffle and tells his story in "Tale of Two Targas."

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!

Issue 708

In this issue, Pete Stout drives the 991-1 Turbo in "Whoosh" before heading to South Africa to drive the new 991-2 Turbo in "The Hammer." In Tom M'Guinness' story "Born Lucky," read about Kelly Moss Motorsports' 993 RSR that was faster than Porsche's own — and subsequently banned from professional competition and consigned to the club racing circuit. One member bought a 1971 914-4 new, and found out his was the first from that model year sold to the public, a story chronicled in "00003," by David Mathews. Preston Lerner reports on the Cayman GT4 Clubsport's first race — and podium finish — at the Daytona 24 in "Back to the Future." Wisconsin's Road America is one of North America's most storied tracks, so follow along with John Lamm in "On the Road Again" as he visits the track during Vintage Weekend.

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!

 

Issue 707

Find out how the new turbocharged 991-2 generation Carreras stack up against their older naturally aspirated brethren in Pete Stout’s “2 is the 1.” A totally original 1973.5 911T was resuscitated after 33 years in storage — and just 36,000 miles on the odometer — in “Resurrection,” by David Mathews. Ted West tags along with Riesentöter Region during its second annual food drive, which raised tons of non-perishable donations, in “Phil-a-Frunk!” Read the heart-wrenching story of one man’s pride and joy — his 643-mile 1985 944 — in “Garnet,” by David Mathews. The 2.7-liter 911s of the mid-seventies aren’t loved by everybody, but this example, profiled in “Reality Persists,” by Ted West, has upwards of 235,000 miles and been driven to 14 Parades. Ever wonder about a worthy alternative to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart? Ronan McGrath has the answer in “Hamburg Automuseum Prototyp.”

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!

Issue 706

In this issue, learn what it feels like to drive six contemporary 911s back to back, from the standard Carrera to the fastest RSR race car in Michael Harley’s “The Whole Enchilada.” In Preston Lerner’s “The Family RSR,” Mark Hotchkis races this 1973 911 RSR at Rennsport Reunion V nearly four decades after his father John raced it at Le Mans. Ever wonder what goes into a casual episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s show Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeePanorama finds out behind the scenes, in Sean Cridland’s “Behind the Coffee.” Porsche builds a long-wheelbase Panamera, but the distance between this particular race car's axles is four inches longer than normal for a different reason, as you’ll see in Bill Oursler’s “RS 61L: The mysterious spyder.” "Clear bra" film and other car wrap technology has advanced greatly in the past couple of decades, so read Doug Neilson’s “Film at Eleven” for the information you should know before wrapping your Porsche in the protective stuff.

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!

Issue 705

In this issue, Tom M’Guinness interviews PCA National Historian RJ Wilmoth about the history of the club in “Roots: PCA at 60.” Pete Stout introduces us to Felix, the 19-year-old son of Dr. Wolfgang Porsche who attended his first Porsche Parade this year, in “The Natural.” Five members who won the chance to purchase the 911 GTS Club Coupe took a special European delivery of their cars, as told by John D’Angelo in “On Winning.” Want to drive your Porsche how it was meant to be driven? Read Randy Wells’ guide to autocross in “PCA Autocross 101.” The first generation of water-cooled 911s lives in the shadows of those that came before it and after, but longtime Porsche enthusiast Alex Llorente tells us why he loves his 996 in “Dissenting Opinion,” by David Mathews. Professional racer Leh Keen’s personal 911 SC has been modified to go just about anywhere, as you’ll find out in “Safari 911” by Tom M’Guinness. Then when you’re done reading (or before), check out this video of Keen sliding it through gravel and fording creeks in the first ever Panorama exclusive video. In “The 924 That Never Ran,” read about Porsche’s attempt to build a car that could go 160 miles per hour for 24 hours straight.

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!

Note: There has been an update to Porsche Panorama digital that took effect December 15, 2014. To access the issue from this page, you must log into PCA.org before clicking the Interactive Edition button. Additional log-in information is no longer required. If your PCA membership is current, the issue will load right up. To find out how to access the new Panorama mobile apps, click here.

Issue 704

In this issue, Preston Lerner reports on the spectacle that was Rennsport Reunion V, a Porsche gathering at Laguna Seca raceway that attracted more than 57,000 spectators in “RRV.” Porsche stuffed a flat-8 race engine into two 914 prototypes in 1969, and one of them became “Piëch’s Plaything,” as you’ll find out in Tom Cotter’s story. To say Rick Bye has faced adversity would be an understatement, yet the Canadian Porsche racing star profiled in Lorraine Sommerfeld’s “Survivor” has never stopped trying to make the dreams of those less fortunate than him come true. The term “sleeper” when applied to a motor vehicle usually means: looks slow, goes fast. It’s a tough argument to apply the term to a 911 unless it looks fast, goes much faster — criteria met by the 1985 911 Carrera in “Seely’s Sleeper,” by Tom M’Guinness. Alex and Gale Galloway’s pristine Panamera 4S in Ada Lee Halofsky’s “Connecting Roads” has been a familiar sight at Porsche Parade autocrosses and won a Parade concours, but also a source of healing for their family.

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!

Note: There has been an update to Porsche Panorama digital that took effect December 15, 2014. To access the issue from this page, you must log into PCA.org before clicking the Interactive Edition button. Additional log-in information is no longer required. If your PCA membership is current, the issue will load right up. To find out how to access the new Panorama mobile apps, click here.

Issue 703

In this issue, learn something new about the forthcoming turbocharged 911s in Randy Leffingwell's "Turbo Carrera." In "Blue Shark," David Mathews delves into the story of a muscle-car enthusiast who has owned his 1978 928 since new. Get lost in the history of Porsche's GT3, starting with the 1967 911R in "Best Jewels," by Randy Leffingwell. Sean Cridland gives us some highlights of 2015's Werks Reunion in "In the Werks." One of the best-preserved 912s in the world is profiled by Tom M'Guinness in "One Honest 912," which won the concours preservation class at this year's Porsche Parade.

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!

Note: There has been an update to Porsche Panorama digital that took effect December 15, 2014. To access the issue from this page, you must log into PCA.org before clicking the Interactive Edition button. Additional log-in information is no longer required. If your PCA membership is current, the issue will load right up. To find out how to access the new Panorama mobile apps, click here.

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