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September 2015

In this issue, David Mathews squeezes a week of Porsche Parade competition and festivities (incuding awards) into just 20 pages in "Sixty." In "Real Deal," Mathews profiles a woman and her Porsche, a 356 Speedster that proudly wears its racing-induced patina and was a hit at this year's Parade. In the midst of a stellar year for new Porsche drivers cars (think GT4 and GT3 RS), the new Boxster Spyder has received considerably less media attention. Pete von Behrens considers whether that's warranted in his review of the car in "Top Down." Years after the 914 went out of production, one fine example scared contemporary racers with its speed in IMSA's GTU series in the early '80s, a car profiled in "The Bus" by Preston Lerner. Kieron Fennelly interviews 1960s Porsche racer Udo Schütz, who has long kept his distance from the media, in "The Last Musketeer." Did you expect a weak Pikes Peak International Hillclimb this year? Well, it didn't turn out that way, as you'll find out in "New Era" by Sean Cridland.

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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Porsche Parade 2015: French Lick, Indiana
PCA celebrates its 60th anniversary at the 60th Parade.
Real Deal
An utterly honest Speedster
Member Donna Dreher revels in the preservation of her father's 356 race car.
Top Down
First Drive: 981 Boxster Spyder
Could the simplest driver's Porsche of 2015 be the most fun to drive?
The Bus
The 914-4 as giant killer
Wayne Baker's trick, school-bus yellow 914 was a force to reckoned with in IMSA's GTU series.
The Last Musketeer
Interview: Racer Udo Schütz
This famous Porsche driver took 50 wins in just nine years but avoided interviews — until now.
New Era
Pikes Peak 2015
An electric car wins overall for the first time, but Porsches are hardly out of the game.