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Issue 699

In the June 2015 issue, Ted West tells the story of a couple's 2002 911 Turbo — which they owned from new and for more than 557,000 miles — in "The First 557,764 Miles." Kerry Morse interviews Patrick Dempsey and Porsche factory driver Patrick Long about their Dempsey-Proton team's World Endurance Championship efforts leading up to Le Mans in "In Stages." If you like 944s, you'll love the story about this meticulously preserved, tastefully modified 1988 944 Turbo S in "Sterling Silber" by Tom M'Guinness. Porsche guru Bruce Canepa built a 356 "transition car" as seen in "Outlaw" by Doug Neilson, a radical vision of what a 356-911 stopgap model could have been. Kieron Fennelly interviews Bernd Kauhna, a project manager for four generations of 911 — 993, 996, 997, and 991 — in "The 911 Maker."

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 698

In the May 2015 issue, Rick Becker shares the story of a 912 prototype, #13415, that received a thorough restoration in "Prototyp 13415. What's it like to drive a 570-horsepower Cayenne on ice? Find out in "Heavy Mettle" by Pete von Behrens. There's the much-loved Carrera GT, then there's the 924 Carrera GT — not as loved except by left-of-center enthusiasts such as Phillip Toledano, who shares his story in "Down the Rabbit Hole." A race photographer drove this 356 366,000 miles to race tracks around North America then gave it to a friend to restore and enjoy in Laura Burstein's "Been Around." In "The Once in a While Racer" by Bill Oursler, learn about a flat-six-powered 907 that saw just three races in its factory career yet was a crucial step to the legendary race Porsches of yore — including the 917. We've watched them race at tracks around the world, now read about what it's like to race with legends Hurley Haywood, Patrick Long, and Gijs van Lennep in "Driving with Legends" by Prescott Kelly.

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 697

In the April 2015 issue, Editor Pete Stout gives us his impressions on the Cayman GT4 in "Bad Boy" after driving it on road and track in Portugal. Kieron Fenelly profiles the late Rolf Stommelen, one of Germany's best — and underrated — racing drivers in "Fahrer für alle Fälle." In "Air on Ice," Pete von Behrens takes a trip to Below Zero Ice Driving in Sweden and learns a thing or two about car control driving an air-cooled 911 in slippery conditions. Porsche's 356 Speedster was made famous thanks to its on-track prowess, but it wasn't the first lightweight racing Porsche based on a 356; read about the progenitor to Porsche's lightweight specials in Sean Cridland's "Prototyp: Sauter Porsche Roadster." John Lamm recently moved on from his 1950s Alfa Romeo to a 991-generation 911 Carrera, taking delivery in Alabama and driving it home to California, a trip detailed in "Porsche 911 Carrera: Mobile to San Clemente."

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 696

In the March 2015 issue, Editor Pete Stout details how the 911 GTS Club Coupe, PCA's 60th anniversary present from Porsche, came to fruition and takes it for a short test drive in "True Blue." The late auto journalist Paul Frère was a multi-faceted professional, but in "The aristocrat among us," John Lamm tells us about the person. Nine months after purchasing a Macan Turbo, a PCA couple has driven it extensively and offers their views on it in "Porsche's new crossover meets the cascades" by Randy Wells. In "Hammer Time," Sean Cridland profiles a hard-hitting 911 Turbo designed to evoke the beginning of the turbo age. In an interview by Pete Stout, we catch up with Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche Motorsport's chief of GT racing and street cars, and the man who headed the 918 Spyder.

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 695

In the February 2015 issue, National Policy Chair Bob Gutjahr gives us the Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Not Go To French Lick for Parade 2015 in “Indiana Delight.” Ever wonder about that rusty old 356 that appeared at Werks Reunion 2014 in Monterey? Randy Wells profiles the 1952 pre-A and its owner in “Patina Queen.” The 1968 911L featured in William Edgar’s “Poster Child” was one of a handful of lightweight 911s that were raced in the Trans-Am series, and now it’s driven on the streets of Los Angeles by famed screenwriter and television host Spike Feresten. Former Head of Porsche Motorsport Hartmut Kristen sits down with Kerry Morse to talk about his time there and as its chief in “A Decisive Decade.” In “Forbidden Fruit,” Prescott Kelly explores why many Euro-only Porsche classics from the 1990s are becoming more common in North America, in the process highlighting the 993 Carrera RS and the 993 GT2.

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 694

In the first issue of 2015, editor Pete Stout drives the new 911 Carrera GTS in "Fire on Sale" and wonders if it’s as “perfect” as the last one. Ever wonder what catalyzed the use of 911s in competition? Bill Oursler gives the lowdown on the first 911 to win a major road race in "The One." In "Four of a Kind," David Mathews shows us what makes four PCA member concours participants tick. Doug Neilson shares the long story of a pre-A 356 that was privileged with a comprehensive restoration in "11111." The first US-spec 912 has been in the same family for the past 49 years, and Ted West gets to drive it in "First Born." The last remaining PCA founding member, Gene Bussian of Milwaukee Region, shares some photos from his archive in "Sixty Years Later" by Louis Galanos.

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 693

In this issue, motorsports photographer Dale Kistemaker recounts the story of his first trip to Le Mans in 24+30 and shares with us some stunning images of the 24-hour race circa 1984. In The Free Man, Laura Burstein reveals the connection between Ford's Director of Stragic Design, Freeman Thomas, and Porsche. Think you're too young to own a nice Porsche? Think again: In Cool Car, Michael Harley profiles a home-built, 911-powered 914 owned by a college student. While the most powerful street-legal Porsche makes a staggering 887 horsepower, Doug Neilson discovers in Force Fed that decades-old 928s are closing ground on that number — with help from twin turbocharging. Ever wonder how Porsche's best-selling model, the Cayenne, came to fruition? Randy Leffingwell gives us the inside story in Real Genius.

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 692

In this issue, Randy Leffingwell takes a look at the updated "E22" Cayenne in Dichotomy Perfected. Think you've put your Porsche through its paces? Read She Drives it Her Way, in which Ada Lee Halofsky experiences a 430,000-mile 1984 Carrera that's frequently used for farm work. Kieron Fennelly interviews Ulrich Bez, who was in large part responsible for the 993-generation 911, about his time at Porsche in The Outsider. A discerning Porsche enthusiast shows off his Minerva Blue 924 Turbo "Carrera GT" dealer special to James Tate in Cool Blue Blast. Follow the interesting life of a 1967 912 and three of its owners in To Hollywood and Back Again by William Edgar. Thinking about opting for PCCB in your next Porsche? First read Life with (and after) PCCB by Joe Kou.

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 account 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 691

In this issue, Michael Harley brings you a first look at the new Andial limited-run 911 GT3 Cups and a detailed account of how they feel on the track. In 917-028, Bill Oursler tells the story of one of the first two 917 Spyders, a race car that despite its disappointing first season went on to enjoy one of the longest racing careers of any 917. Prescott Kelly takes us through the history of the Type 930, and discusses their growing popularity among collectors in On the Market. In Wheeling & Dealing—with your Life, Doug Neilson digs into the engineering science of aluminum alloy wheels, and the potential dangers of infrequent inspections. Finally, Ted West introduces us to one of two Troutman & Barns 914 pickups in Hell Camino. 

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 690

This month we bring you comprehensive Parade coverage from this year’s event in Monterey, California. Parade 2014 was a resounding success, with an incredible 2,400 attendees in 1,200 Porsches. Be sure to check out our results section, expanded by popular request from last year’s coverage! In Changing of the Guard, Pete Von Behrens meets a determined Cayman S owner who goes to extraordinary lengths to snatch Top Time of Day at the Parade Autocross. Mel Shapiro describes a lifetime of passion for Porsches and the immaculate restoration of his own Speeder in One More Speedster for the Show. In Ludwig the Loud, Dan Proudfoot examines who really won 1977's Trans-Am series, as the legendary Ludwig Heimrath took his battle with Peter Gregg off the race track and into the FIA courtroom. And finally in Heart, 996 Turbo PCA stalwart Fred Veitch masters Pikes Peak in his third and final effort in the renowned Race to the Clouds.

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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