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January 2015
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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!

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Fire on Sale
First Drive: 2015 911 Carrera GTS
Is the 991 we've been waiting for the driver's car we hoped it would be?
The One
The first 911 to score big on track
Three PCA members raced this virtually stock 911 to victory at Daytona — against the factory's wishes.
Four of a Kind
A quartet of concours Porsches
Some say concours is an addiction, but for these PCA members, there's something more to it.
11111
Meet 11111, a stunning 1951 356 coupe
PCA member Pete Archibald set a high target for his pre-A restoration: "complete perfection."
First Born
A very early 912
What started as an order for one of the last 356s ended up staying in one PCA family for 49 years.
Sixty years later
A founding PCA member looks back
Gene Bussian, the only founding member of PCA still with us, shares some photos from his archive.