In a stunning break-through today Porsche announced a new fuel source for future Porsche sports cars. While many had suspected it would involve some new battery or hybrid propulsion model the secret power source has been revealed to be none other than coal. So fond of coal is Porsche that it will providing one lump FREE to all of its current owners this year during the holiday season in the hope that existing owners will upgrade to future Porsche models powered by the miracle substance. At the very least owners can get together at their next club meeting and combine their lumps of coal from Porsche to create a large BBQ pit.
In related news many club members expressed dismay that they would not be receiving their favorite annual club member calendar with pictures of their own cars because Porsche was sending them lumps of coal instead. "It's hard to hang coal on the wall" said one member. Another member reported that they had broken their Porsche Coal Lump (or PCL using the Porsche fondness for acronyms) into 12 smaller lumps and was going to use them as a desk calendar instead.
What are you doing with your PCL this season? Please reply to this topic and let us know!
(For those who may not have been following the site closely, please take a look at last month's news item: 2014 Planet 9 Calendars NOW AVAILABLE! wherein we discuss how Porsche has decided to use US trademark law in an offensive fashion to claim that our member calendar might somehow be confused with an official Porsche calendar and thus cannot be sold. While we believe that we are in the right and are not violating Porsche's trademarks and that a court would ultimately hold in our favor, we do not have 10's of thousands of dollars to get a federal court judge to issue a ruling on the matter so that we can continue to sell calendars as a fund raiser for our annual photo contest. What we can do, however, is poke fun at Porsche, hence the new PCL story above, and we can also voice our displeasure to Porsche over coming down on our member's and their photos/calendar in such a hard fashion by refusing to buy future Porsches. Let your voice be heard and respond to this topic thread and perhaps we can send your responses off to some of the automotive journalists to cover this story more broadly.)
Happy Holidays and Enjoy your PCL from Porsche!
PS. Yes TODAY is my Birthday, but please don't get me any Porsche related items, I've already got my PCL. Instead, please get me one of these instead!
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