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December 2015

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!

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Roots: PCA at 60
Looking back on six decades
Setting the record straight on the history of PCA with National Historian RJ Wilmoth.
The Natural
Felix Porsche: Ferry's grandson talks cars, Porsches, and PCA
Wolfgang Porsche's 19-year-old-son steps up to his first interview — ever.
On Winning
One member's foray into 911 heaven
A chance to buy the 911 built to commemorate PCA's 60th anniversary was really a ticket to far, far more.
Guide to Autocross
Look ahead. Be smooth. Be clean.
New to PCA, or thinking it's time to get involved in the fun? Try autocross.
Dissenting Opinion
Alex Llorente has loved his 1999 911 since...1999
The 996 might just be the least widely loved 911, but one original owner has his own take.
Safari 911
Keen Machine: A 911 that's not afraid to get its skirts dirty
Young PCA member — and American racing champion — Leh Keen builds a very different 911 SC.
The 924 That Never Ran
Norbert Singer's forgotten gem
Porsche intended to break a world record with this 924, but it never turned a single mile. Here's why.