Dave Osborne

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

I'M IN A GREAT MOOD THIS MORNING. I’m writing this article in the middle of May and for the first time in months there is light at the end of the tunnel. I...

Try Not to Panic

WHEN I WAS A KID, a long time ago, my mother used to do her ironing in the dining room of our home. I guess she found the big dining table convenient for...

Cayman and 944 Make Fantastic Track Companions

For a long time, Porsche models followed a similar progression through the years, until they were replaced by a later model. For example, the 944 was released, followed by the 944 S, followed...

Optimize Your Brakes

I DON'T USUALLY write technical articles because I’m not a mechanic or an engineer. Nor do I pretend to be one on the Interwebs, though many people do. I find some of the forums...

Get to Know Your Car

DRIVER EDUCATION IS NOT RACING. It’s an education in how to manage the handling characteristics of your Porsche, so that you can enjoy its performance near its limits. This means that many of...

Welcome to 2020

IT'S A NEW YEAR OUT THERE and that means that registration for part of the 2020 season is open. If you didn’t catch the notice on the website, you may have wondered why...

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25 Years Of The 993

The 993 generation, 1995 to 1998, of the 911 was a watershed vehicle for Porsche. It was not only the last of...

Light at the End of the Tunnel

I'M IN A GREAT MOOD THIS MORNING. I’m writing this article in the middle of May and for the first time in...

PCA UCR Goes Virtual!

UNPRECEDENTED TIMES call for unprecedented measures! With coronavirus social-distancing restrictions still firmly in place and nowhere else to go,...

Wendeigheit — Last Of The Air-Cooled

“THE NEW SHAPE created arguably the best looking 911 of all, by achieving something that hardly seemed possible — making the 911’s...

Kathrin Menge’s 1997 911 Carrera Targa

MY DAD AND I bought the 993 Targa back in 1997 for my dad’s 60th birthday. At the time, I contributed a...