Porsche Parade 2018 at Lake of the Ozarks

  Last week marked the kick-off of Porsche Club of America's Porsche Parade 2018 at the Lake of the Ozarks. This was our 5th year attending the Parade and no doubt, it was another awesome event. As always, there was quite the selection of P-cars in attendance and on display. Inside the Tan-Tar-A resort, a rare Speedster variant sat just a few steps away from a Weissach GT2 RS. Of course, we had something special to show off down in the Hospitality hall as well. None other than a paint-to-sample Zanzibar Red Porsche Boxster Spyder, protected with XPEL ULTIMATE by MidWest Tinting.   PCA Concours at Lake of the Ozarks One of the most attended events at Porsche Parade 2018 had to be the Concours d'Elegance. Hosted on the greens behind the resort, the Parade Concours failed to disappoint. Nearly every model one could imagine was in attendance. We spotted a 904 Carrera GTS, a Carrera RS, a Carrera GT, and then some. While the 918 & 959 from last year were absent, there was plenty more to see. Up Close & Personal with the Mission E Another big highlight of Porsche Parade 2018 happened at the Pirelli Welcoming Party. After last year's unveiling of the GT3, we were sure that PCA had something special cooked up this time around. We didn't expect Porsche to bring a prototype, but that's exactly what they did. The pre-production Porsche Mission E concept car which made way for the new Taycan was a great surprise for all Parade goers. The styling of the Mission E is truly out of this world. One part Stuttgart, one part Tron, and all parts awesome. After seeing it in the flesh, we can't wait to get our hands on a new Taycan. Michelin Drive & Compare at Porsche Parade The setup: a short drag race & stop box with identical PDK Caymans. The payoff: bragging rights. In a shootout format taking the best two out of three runs, the Michelin Drive & Compare proved to be an awesome test of reaction time and stopping power. Check out the video below from PCA for a more comprehensive breakdown.   On-Location with the Gunther Werks 400R After our brief run on gRX & eyeballing the Gulf 400R at Barrett-Jackson Northeast, it was great to see Gunther Werks flagship machine at Porsche Parade 2018. Fully protected with satin STEALTH PPF by Protective Film Solutions, the Gulf livery 400R is a sight to behold. Built off the 993 chassis, Gunther Werks vision for the 400R is a motorsport inspired masterpiece. Combining plenty of carbon fiber, a 400+ HP 4 liter developed by Rothsport, and much more, Gunther Werks 400R is a bespoke beauty with the enough bite to back up its bark. IMAGE COURTESY OF GUNTHER WERKS ON INSTAGRAM   XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS & PRIME XR PLUS INSTALLS FROM MIDWEST TINTING Driving the rough backroads of Missouri in 100 degree heat, parade-goers needed all the help they could get. Fortunately, attendees were able to have vehicles protected with our latest & greatest products. With the help of Midwest Tinting, we offered on-site installs of self-healing ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection along with our heat rejecting PRIME XR PLUS window film. Looking Towards Porsche Parade Boca Raton As always, PCA revealed the location for the next Porsche Parade in 2019, and it's a bit more tropical than Missouri. The 64th annual Parade will take place in Boca Raton, Florida, and it's sure to be an extravaganza. If you've never attended Parade before & are a PCA member, 2019 might be your year. The activities are always a good time, the people are friendly, and the cars, well, you know the cars are amazing. In closing, congrats to all Porsche Parade 2018 award winners, our door prize winners, and big thanks to the PCA's diehard members and volunteers for making it another awesome event. See you in Boca Raton! ________ Missed out on previous Porsche Parades? Check out our coverage from last year in Spokane, WA featuring a Porsche 911 Turbo protected with XPEL ULTIMATE by JK2 Automotive.

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Porsche Panamera 4S gets ULTIMATE Protection from JK2 Detailing

    As some of our readers may recall, back in August we took a trip to Spokane, Washington for PCA's Porsche Parade. During our brief stay in the Pacific NorthWest, we payed a visit to JK2 Detailing to see if we could swing an install video. Lucky for us, as the provider of XPEL products for Porsche of Spokane, the guys at JK2 have protected quite a few of Stuttgart's finest. The subject we set our sights on was none other than a gorgeous Sapphire Blue Metallic Porsche Panamera 4s.   With such a stunning exterior finish, XPEL ULTIMATE is a must. Check out the montage above for some highlights of our time with the Panamera & a few other beauties from Porsche of Spokane. ULTIMATE Protection for Porsche's Super Saloon Once the car arrived from the dealership, the guys set to work prepping the Porsche Panamera 4S for ULTIMATE installation. JK2 equipped the Panamera with full frontal coverage including the entire hood, fenders, and bumper, as well as lower rockers & mirrors. This level of install offers optimal protection for the Porsche's front facing high impact areas. With the clear bra application all buttoned up, the 4S received a final quality check before hitting the road back to the dealership. Of course, as you may have seen in the video, we made a slight detour for a quick photoshoot. Panamera & Friends on Patrol If you're not familiar with the Porsche Panamera 4S, here's a brief rundown. Even for a big body P-car, it's still quick on its feet. Pushing up 440hp, the jump from 0-60 can be had in a measly 4.2 seconds. It'll top out just shy of 180mph, and grips aplenty thanks to its AWD drivetrain. Styling is subtle and distictly Porsche in appearance. The front fascia is indicative of current 911 aesthetics. The Panamera 4S also sports similar forked side mirrors, and an active rear spoiler for added downforce at speed. As luck would have it, the team at JK2 Detailing had a couple other specimens from Porsche of Spokane on hand. We had to take the opportunity to snap some family photos. Spending a little time with this ULTIMATE protected trio was the perfect ending to our Eastern Washington adventure. Of course, it couldn't have been possible without our friends from JK2. If you're local & in need of protection for your Porsche, don't hesitate to look them up! XDC18 On the Horizon Incase you have't heard, XPEL Dealer Conference is nearly upon us. Space is filling up quick, and it's shaping up to be one of our biggest events yet. Start 2018 off with a bang & get registered for Dealer Conference today. Click here to visit the sign up page, or reach out to your rep directly for more information. See you at XDC18!

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The roads are waiting and so is your Porsche

  Porsche Boxstoberfest 2016 Fredericksburg Porsche Meet Up When you're walking down the streets in downtown Fredericksburg, you don't see brand-name stores. It almost feels as if you had walked back in time and there is a sense of a laid-back atmosphere you instantly fall in love with. It's all about uniqueness. When you wanted to protect your pride and joy, you wrapped it with XPEL. There is a certain uniqueness about XPEL ULTIMATE, which is why you chose the best film on the market. Maybe it's the 10-year warranty or the clarity of the film that makes it look as if nothing is there. Regardless of why you chose it, you have the best protection for your vehicle for the road ahead. We were lucky enough to stay at the host hotel, which is conveniently located at the Gillespie County Airport. When you weren't socializing with the other Porsche Owners, we and the other attendees were tearing it up on the fun and winding roads that the Texas Hill Country offers. One of the highlights of the show, besides meeting our friends and fellow enthusiasts, is the drive on The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters) that is held on Saturday morning. Which is without a doubt, one of the best driving roads in Texas that we've seen yet. More information can be found here: The Twisted Sisters Drive  "This 100-mile loop is, without a doubt, among the best, most challenging motorcycle roads in the state. The route follows canyons and climbs jagged, steep hills; the roads offer many tight, twisty curves with sheer drop offs alongside and not much in the way of guardrails. In one 15-mile section, there are approximately 65 curves! Experienced riders bliss out on this ride. Beginners are cautioned to focus on the road—even when a panoramic vista pops up along the way. Don’t forget to top off the gas tank before heading out." Every year we look forward to meeting with the Porsche Club in Fredericksburg, Texas, and it seems like every year the attendance grows and there are more XPEL wrapped Porsche's that attend. What is Boxstoberfest? The people that best describe it are the organizers of the event: "Boxstoberfest is a low-key weekend filled with fun Porsche events in a great location. The 17th annual Boxstoberfest is scheduled for the weekend of September 9 - 11, 2016. While geared towards the Boxster, Boxstoberfest welcomes Cayman owners and owners of other Porsche models. As in past gatherings, Fredericksburg, Texas - about 1 hour north of San Antonio - will host Boxstoberfest 2016. Fredericksburg sits at the eastern edge of the great roads of the Texas Hill Country and is known for its deep-rooted German heritage." Boxstoberfest.com  Event Photos What is XPEL ULTIMATE? XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with its clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. See our self-healing demonstration below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6oEgfdwUU0 To find an Installer nearest you please click:       To see our event video from the 15th Annual Boxstoberfest 2013 click below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNLxKJj3xLI    

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2013 Porsche Panamera 4 gets XPEL Ultimate Protection Film Clear Bra – Houston, Texas

The Porsche Panamera always turns heads. Whether you're wondering what it is, or you're a true wagon/hatchback fan, the Panamera is an interesting car. This four door Porsche is quite capable. If you opt in for the "Turbo S", this 4,300 pound machine can launch you to 60 in 3.6 seconds. Is this the most practical Porsche? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below. The owner of this Panamera opted in for the all wheel drive feature for improved safety and handling. XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas  

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