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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.

Issue 689

In this issue, Michael Cotton, Andrew Cotton, and Kerry Morse provide an inside look at Porsche’s return to the top class at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans—and what it means going forward. While the 919 didn’t win, Morse tells the turbulent tale of Alex Job Racing’s GTE PRO-class WeatherTech 911, the feel-good Porsche story of the race. 

Author David Conklin and photographer Marc Urbano introduce us to Patrick, a remarkably original but well-driven 1971 911S that has had several owners—all of them PCA members. Senior Editor Joe Rusz turns the lens on the worlds’s best camera car, a highly modified Panamera Turbo. Author/photographer Randy Wells meets a PCA stalwart who bought his beautiful Slate Gray drop-top 356 cabriolet new in 1960 and used it as a daily car for years. He still drives the car, and it’s as stunning as it ever was. Finally, this issue provides everything you need to know about this year’s PCA Escape to Magical Orlando—and how to sign up. 

And of course, regular Panorama features 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 688

In this issue, Randy Leffingwell reveals the true story behind Porsche’s V10-powered Carrera GT supercar, the product of an ill-fated Formula 1 program and an aborted Le Mans prototype. In The Complete Porsche, Tom Wilson brings us the tale of the 137,000-mile Cayenne Turbo of PCA members Vince and Cecelia Knauf, who relish the challenge of extreme off-roading as well as the open highway. In Three Scoops, Pleeeze, Ted West savors a trio of distinctive 911s—a highly modified 911 SC, a mildly modified 964 RS America, and a stock 997 GT3 RS 3.8—on the great roads in the Poconos and is hard-pressed to pick a favorite. Joe Rusz profiles engine builder extraordinaire Ed Pink, a builder whose legendary skills ran from flat-head Ford V8s to flat-six Porsches. Finally, in Me vs. Patrick Long, author Michael Hartley straps into a high-end racing simulator and prepares to challenge the only American Porsche factory driver. 

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 687

In this issue, veteran Porsche shoe Ted West brings us first driving impressions of the most sporting 981s to date, the 2015 Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS. Panorama Editor Pete Stout interviews Owen Hayes, Director of Operations for Porsche Motorsport North America—who provides the reason we still haven’t seen the 9A1 flat six in the GT3 Cup or GT3 RSR. 

In Old Car, New Eyes, 911 nut Pete von Behrens offers a modern perspective on a classic 356C—one with two innovative tricks up its sleeve. Author and photographer Randy Wells focuses on a real showstopper: a 1972 911S restoration that’s truly over the top. 

In Birth of the Targa, Porsche historian Randy Leffingwell chronicles the birth and evolution of the 911 Targa before diving into his second feature for this issue—which gives us the inside scoop on Porsche’s retro 2015 Targa alongside driving impressions from PCA member, club racer, and Autoblog regular Michael Harley. 

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 686

In this issue, National President Manny Alban tells us why PCA is issuing a $500,000 rebate to its regions this year on a per-member basis—and it’s very good news. In the May issue’s first feature, racing guru Marshall Pruett analyzes the debacle that was the 2014 Twelve Hours of Sebring, and considers its meaning for North American sports-car racing. 

Then there are the cars. Clint Davis gives us the inside scoop on one PCA member’s replica of the 1994 968 Turbo S, a model Porsche produced in an edition of just ten cars. Ted West introduces us to a beautifully restored pre-A 356 cabriolet—and the member who loved it so much he bought it twice. Zachary Mayne checks out a rare 964 Speedster owned by a PCA member who ditched the car’s original and rarely ordered Tiptronic automatic transmission for a 993 six-speed manual.

Canadian author Lorraine Sommerfeld profiles Florida’s Andy Chapman, a mechanic who worked for Brumos for more than 45 years. Finally, Bob Chapman brings us the story of Jeff Hanson, an extraordinary young painter who lost much of his eyesight as a boy but was chosen to design one of 2014’s wildest 911 race-car liveries.

Of course, regular Porsche Panorama departments Art & Canvas, European Windows, From the Regions, Street Talk, Tech Q&A, 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 685

For this issue, engineer Pete von Behrens analyzes the 919 Hybrid, a four-wheeled racing lab with a singular goal: victory at Le Mans. Kieron Fennelly introduces us to Valentin Schäffer, the quiet force behind Porsche’s turbocharged dominance on road and track. If you’ve been wondering about Porsche’s new Macan SUV, Randy Leffingwell answers the critical questions: Does it deliver, and is it any fun to drive?

Or perhaps you’ve been feeling the need to hit the road? Pete von Behrens takes us on an adventure along the challenging coastal roads of Northern California in a trio of 997 GT3s—an RS 3.8, a RS 4.0, and a 4.1-liter RS claiming a remarkable 540 hp. German author Helmut Werb tells the fascinating tale of Robert Bosch, a slacker-turned-industrialist who founded one of the world’s great companies. Finally, Doug Demuro considers silly German cars in Porsche’s Last Laugh.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Art & Canvas, European Windows, Junior Driver, From the Regions, Street Talk, Tech Q&A, 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 684

Our cover features a photo by Bob Chapman taken at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Author Marshal Pruett gives us the story on Porsche’s win there, and details Porsche’s chances in the new United Sports Car Racing series. Meanwhile, David Mathews tells us about a 356A coupe that was Porsche’s 1957 Geneva show car. It has traveled just over 10,000 miles since then, and remains a paragon of originality. Ted West introduces us to a slick, no-holds-barred monster of a 997 GT3 RS with all the best bits from the GT3R and GT3 RSR. Sean Cridland travels to New Mexico to meet Gary Smith, a PCA member living out the tradition of Upfixin’ de Porsche. John Celona plays detective and delves deeper into the background of his 986 Boxster, only to find it left Porsche AG with a prototype engine! Which one? Read on… 

Of course, regular Panorama departments Art & Canvas, European Windows, Junior Driver, From the Regions, Street Talk, Tech Q&A, 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 683

In this issue, writer Michael Harley travels to Weissach to learn more about Porsche’s next release, the Macan SUV, based on an already-familiar Audi platform but described as a “five-passenger sports car.” Our question: Is it worthy of the Porsche crest? In "Shades of 1978," hard-driving engineer and PCA member Pete von Behrens explores how PDK and other performance-enhancing technologies fit into sports cars meant to excite and inspire drivers. William Edgar introduces us to Ruth Levy, a driver of indomitable spirit, and shares the story of her successful career in the male-dominated world of racing Spyders and Speedsters in the 1950s. In "Life Changer," Zachary Mayne meets a PCA member and musician who traded a Gibson Les Paul Jr. guitar for a vintage 914 at the age of 20, and has transformed his passion for car restoration into a thriving business. Finally, prices have been rising steadily in the Four-Cam 356 market for years, but values have rocketed recently.  Find out why, with an expert, in-depth analysis from Prescott Kelly.

Of course, regular Panorama departments Art & Canvas, European Windows, Junior Driver, From the Regions, Street Talk, Tech Q&A, and zwART are all present and accounted for. We hope you’ll 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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