The Travelers Network Story
The Idea Behind the Network
To create a reference tool for ESR members who are heading out on the
open road in the United States and beyond. This user friendly travel
tool is organized state by state, right coast to left, up & down,
regions, & global maps for paid ESR members. So, the next time you
are planning a road trip in your favorite Porsche be sure to check in
with our Travelers' Network where you can ask for drive
recommendations, favorite local spots, and roadside assistance if
the benefits of being a member!
Where We Are Today
To date we have 45 members who have shared their contact information
found in the Travelers' Network spreadsheet (PDF). All ESR members
receive their own copy with the car listings roster. In the future, we
would hope to develop an app for our members to use!
Network on the ESR forum
The Network is Always Growing
Please consider adding your name to the network, if you are a paid
member of the Early 911S Registry. Your participation is key, send an
email to Fred Trueman with subject title "ERS Travelers' Network
Signup" as well as your contact info you'd like to share within the
Porsche Driving Experience
The Porsche Experience Center is now
open in Carson, CA. As an exclusive offer to Early 911S Registry
members, the Porsche Experience created a two hour track session on December 10th from 3pm-5pm. Most of the
Porsche models will be available to drive, from the Boxster to the GT3.
Mention the Early 911S Registry when booking your reservation. Space is
// Call Carol LeClair 770 290 7236
your driving reservation today!
Afterwards, Early 911S Registry members, friends, and family are
encouraged to gather at Restaurant 917. They offer a full bar and the
restaurant serves dinner with a terrific view of the track. Dinner
reservations are recommended.
your seats on OpenTable
We hope to see you on Saturday,
December 10th. Please note that it is not necessary to
participate in a track session to enjoy the restaurant.
// Questions? Contact John Dilger 714 235 4981
Not a member yet? Not a problem. See you at the track!
Vintage Porsche Auctions
Vintage Pistons is a car-auctioning
website that focuses exclusively on vintage Porsche 356s and 911s, up
to 1973. Our aim is to be a focused, effective, and inexpensive auction
tool for vintage Porsche owners.
After some months of testing, we are now ready to begin working with
the Early 911S and 356 Registries. Please contact us directly with questions about how to list a car or buy a car.
Our auction platform is
full-featured, with tools to customize starting price, reserve price,
make offers, buy it now, and much more.
Last but not least, our platform is completely free to use; we plan to
derive our revenues from advertisements, so there will be no listing
fees or commissions to pay.
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// For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pelican Parts // DIY Tech
Here at Pelican Parts, we’re proud to
bring you everything you need to DIY for your Porsche. You’ve come to
know us for Wayne Dempsey’s 101 Projects series on the Porsche 911 and
Porsche Boxster, which we’ve expanded to thousands of tech articles to
help you maintain, modify and enhance your car.
Whether you’re changing your brake pads or doing a complete engine
swap, we guide you through the process, help provide the parts you need
to get the job done right, provide access to other Porsche enthusiasts
in our forums, and foster a community (like with our local Coffee &
Cars with Pelican events) where we can all just share in our passion
for Porsche and other cool cars.
Starting with the 356 to the long hood 911, we’ve helped out with
maintenance needs, performance upgrades and other ‘weekend mechanic’
projects on air-cooled Porsches in particular. And now, we have one of
the last air-cooled 911’s in house – a 1995 Porsche 993.
We are pleased to announce our tech series for this 993! We are already
in the process of generating “how to” tech DIY content with articles
and videos to help you through various projects from basic maintenance
tasks (oil filter change) to a complete clutch job.
// Tune in at pelicanparts.com
// Suggest a topic at forums.pelicanparts.com
Check out the video below for a preview of this classic!
LA Auto Show Reveals 2017 Mid-Engine RSR
Since the first 911 entered production in 1963,
Porsche has been faithful to the iconic sports car’s rear-engine
layout, Beetle jokes notwithstanding. But when it comes to performance,
it appears Porsche has finally reached the limits of having so much
mass so far out the back. How do we know this? Because the automaker
just unveiled a 911 race car with the engine positioned in front of the
rear axle, i.e. a mid-engine layout.
The car is the 2017-spec 911 RSR, which Porsche unveiled Wednesday at
the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. It replaces the current RSR introduced
for the 2013 season and is Porsche’s top race car based on a production
model, in this case the 911. Even though there's no mid-engine 911 road
car, it's still homologated due to engine optimization regulations that
allow the engine to be moved slightly.
There are more advantages of having a mid-engine layout than just
weight distribution. Porsche says moving the engine forward has allowed
engineers to install a much larger rear diffuser. Combined with a
top-mounted rear wing adopted from the flagship 919 Hybrid LMP1
endurance racer, the level of downforce and the aerodynamic efficiency
were significantly improved.
— Viknesh V, Motor Authority
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