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August 2015

In the August 2015 issue, Kerry Morse brings us in-depth coverage of Porsche at Le Mans 2015 in "Seventeen" and "The Long Way Home," as well as the marque's history of overall victories at the race in "The First Sixteen." In Ada Lee Halofsky's "Her Targa Becomes Her," read the story of Bev Gould, who bought her 1970 Porsche 911E Targa, nicknamed "Bevees," when she was 23, and nearly 40 years and 340,000 miles later is winning concours with it. Read about the history of Fuchs and the company behind the famous Porsche wheels in "Wheels Are Turning" by Helmut Werb — there's much more to it than just Porsches and wheels. The OEM-plus movement may be waning, but one PCAer took it upon himself to make his 911 Carrera GTS his own through tasteful, factory-like modifications in "à la Carte" by James Tate. Home-based vehicle restorations can give headaches just as easily as enjoyment, but a man and his son see their 944's home restoration as therapy in Ted West's "Orphan in the Storm."

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!

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The First Sixteen
Porsche at Le Mans
The road to preeminence at the French classic
The 919 Hybrid wins Le Mans!
Porsche's new four-cylinder hybrid prototype takes the win that matters most.
Long Way Home
The Dempsey-Proton 911 RSR steps up
Serious commitment and good fortune put Long, Dempsey, and Seefried on the podium.
Her Targa Becomes Her
1970 911E concours winner
Meet "Bevees," a 340,000-mile Targa that still knows how to bring home the gold.
Wheels Are Turning
Otto Fuchs KG: A family business
The story behind the revolutionary forged alloy wheel that played an integral role in the 911's success.
à la Carte
OEM Plus: 2012 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet
A 997 that's a shining example of another route to a perfectly personalized Porsche.
Orphan in the Storm
1988 944: Restoration therapy
944 restoration and upfixin' therapy — the latest trend in family bonding.