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Old 06-08-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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Panorama magazine?

Anyone get this? Worth reading?

Do you subscribe separately from PCA membership?

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Old 06-09-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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I get it as part of PCA membership. I think it's a good read, and PCA membership is a great value.
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I rarely read it , but I'll have a flick through looking at pictures .
Pm me your address and I'll post you a couple to look through)

Pca membership is a must IMHO .
Use the discount for parts and service at the dealers amongst other places , and you're practically guaranteed a place at auto crosses and they are normally 15-20 cheaper for pca members .
2 for 1 membership means the cost of 3 years membership for me and Debbie was more than covered in the last fortnight alone for us .
(Service on carrera , suspension parts for boxster , and 2x autocross days .)
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I get it as part of my PCA membership and it is a good read, imo better than the SCCA magazine which seems to be mostly about racing.

You also get a few discounts with PCA membership, 10% off hpde track insurance, and I think a discount at dealerships for service and parts.

I like it and have renewed it.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:36 AM   #5
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I am a PCA member but haven't seen the mag yet.
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If you're a member you can log onto pca website and view online iirc
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:25 AM   #7
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I get it as part of PCA membership. I think it's a good read, and PCA membership is a great value.
I am with you Bro. The magazine is great and the club in general is awesome.
They are disorganized as hell in some chapters but still totally worth to join it.

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Old 06-09-2014, 06:40 AM   #8
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I have also heard very good things about "Excellence" magazine but haven't had a chance to check it out. My son got a few issues of Grassroots Motorsports and it was pretty good.

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Old 06-09-2014, 07:06 AM   #9
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Have read it for years and have had some write ups printed in it as well.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:12 AM   #10
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Free with PCA membership. Membersip is $45 a years. The magazine has some good articles, a decent number of items for sale, and some good race speciffic venders.
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I get the magazine with my PCA membership and its definitely worth reading.

Seems to me that PCA needs to decide if Panorama is going to be a national magazine focused on Porsche matters in general OR a membership magazine focused on the regions. Right now, its a bit of a mess trying to be all things to all people.

As a licensed racer, I also get the PCA Club Racing magazine and like its singular focus on track events.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:52 PM   #12
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Worth reading. See comments above. Join PCA and get the regional newsletter. The uality will vary, but I really like the Golden Gate Region Nugget. Subscribe to Excellence and you will have a good fix on Porsche news and events.
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I think it has gotten better since I subscribe in 2006. If in the pca (and local), you should consider:

irpca.org

They also have a FB page, too.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:54 PM   #14
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It's a very good magazine, and has improved over the last 18 months. (New editor, new format.)
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Yep I concur. Very good magazine and with the membership and PCA discount, its worth it.
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The PCA membership is worth it to me The dealer gives me %10 discount and one trip pays for my membership. I enjoy reading the magazine and the region I'm in puts out a decent monthly magazine too. I know lots of guys save thiers, I save them and send them to a tease a buddy that lives a few hours away. I put them in a brown paper mail envelope and in big red letters write "ADULT MATERIAL" and "PORSCHE PORN" on the envelope and mail it to his office. LOL He gave up hang gliding a two years ago and I think he's going to be in a Porsche very soon.
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I think it's a classy publication and I like the new format. As a member, you should be receiving it monthly. My June edition arrived in the post today.

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Terrific magazine and club, coming from a 20+ year PCA member. Pano became much better after Pete Stout took over as editor (formerly editor of "Excellence", my most favorite magazine). Worth the $45 a year membership and a portion goes back to your local region to support activities.

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