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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!

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Escape 2014
May magical Orlando be your guide
Why Florida makes an ideal destination for this year's PCA Escape.
Bildungsroman 2014
Le Mans 2014
The road back to the top class at the world's ultimate sports-car race is paved with possibility.
Double Down
The feel-good story of Le Mans 2014
An unexpected switch to GTE Pro proves fruitful for Cooper MacNeil and Jeroen Bleekemolen.
Patrick
The family 911S
This 1971 Porsche has had several owners, but has always been a member of one family: ours.
Cut to the Chase
The world's only Panamera Turbo camera car
Porsche's fast sedan turns out to be the ideal platform for high-speed video work.
Affair of the Heart
One 356, one PCA member, 54 years
Rick Bradley bought his 356 cabriolet new in 1960. It's still in his garage today.