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Porsche Club of America

The Porsche Club of America (PCA) is an racing, rallying, driver's education, autocrosses, and similar activities.

Regional chapters

Potomac Founders Region - 1955

The Potomac Founders Region, Porsche Club of America is located in the northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland area. It is the first regional group of the Porsche Club of America, which organized in 1955[2] and began holding the Porsche Parade in Washington, D.C. during 1956.[3] In 2013 and 2014 it was ranked the largest chapter with over 2300 paid memberships.[4]

Potomac Founders Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Riesentöter Region - 1957

The Riesentöter (RTR) Region is the ninth largest. Originally founded in 1957 as the Eastern Pennsylvania Region of Porsche Club of America, it is the second region of PCA to be founded. Changing the name on April 12, 1974 to Riesentöter which loosely translated from the German means Giant Killer — a reference to the race track success of the little Porsches against the Corvettes, Ferraris and Jaguars of the day.

Riesentöter Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Northern New Jersey Region - 1957

Northern New Jersey Region, Porsche Club of America, which is known as the NNJR, was chartered on August 24, 1957 by thirty founders during the second Porsche Parade, held in Washington, D.C.. Nine of the charter members of NNJR also were founding members of the Porsche Club of America, which began in 1955. The club is located in zone one of the continental PCA. The NNJR charter members are, Eugene Broberg, J. Howard Bryan, Francis Chambers, G. Harry Cusak, John Entwistle, Charles Fowler, Theodore Garrick, Robert Hammett, Edwin Hewitt, Joseph Hilton, Elroy Hull, Robert Jamison, Edward Jekkal, Arnold Ladd, Fred Linda, Don McDonnell, Edgar McHutchinson, Wesley Mock, Jr., William Olthoff, Alfred Parsons, Charles Pearce, David Preis, Norman Rose, Bengt Soderstrom, Clifford Sweetra, C. L. Thompson, John Tieman, Lake Underwood, Gerald White, and Wilfred Wing.

The first event for NNJR was a picnic that was held the same month, in August 1957, and included a rally and Concours d'Elegance. Its first newsletter was published in September 1957.

Being given special recognition, Bob Holbert, Sr., Bengt Soderstrom, Dennis Thovson, Lake Underwood, and Hans Ziereis have been designated as Life Honorary Members. The club celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2007.

Northern New Jersey Region, Porsche Club of America - NNJR web site

St. Louis Region - 1959

St. Louis Region, Porsche Club of America, St. Louis Region officially chartered as a Region of the Porsche Club of America on January 17, 1959 by National President, Earl Kirschbaum, Bill Kiburz and Manny Glazer served as first Officers of St. Louis Region. Serving the St. Louis Metro area and surrounding areas in Missouri and Illinois, the STLPCA is the largest region in zone 10.

St. Louis Region, Porsche Club of America- STLPCA website

Hudson Champlain Region - 1959

The Hudson Champlain Region is part of the PCA Zone 1 and includes the New York counties of Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington and Berkshire county in Massachusetts. Hudson Champlain PCA runs several events including Tech Sessions, Driver Education Track Days, Autocross Events, Drive & Dines, Weekend Get-a-Ways, Annual Dinner and Holiday Party, Concours, and monthly meetings. As of 2014 we have over 600 total members including primary and associate members. Our Region Charter was granted on July 27, 1959.

Hudson Champlain Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Golden Gate Region - 1960

The Golden Gate Region, Porsche Club of America, founded in 1960, serves San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties in Northern California, as part of PCA Zone 7.

Golden Gate Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Suncoast Region - 1961

The Suncoast region of the Porsche Club of America covers the Tampa Bay Area. Most known for co-hosting the 48 Hours at Sebring Porsche Club Race at Sebring International Raceway. The Suncoast Region also hosts several Driver's Educations at Sebring International Raceway throughout the year, as well as several Autocross events at Zephryhills Airport.

Suncoast Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Sacramento Valley Region - 1962

The Sacramento Valley Region, Porsche Club of America is a group that organized officially in 1962.

Sacramento Valley Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Santa Barbara Region - 1964

The Santa Barbara Region, Porsche Club of America is a group that organized officially in 1964.

Santa Barbara Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

With membership exceeding 700, the Santa Barbara Region includes the geographic areas of Santa Barbara and Ventura California counties.

Space Coast Region - 1968

The Space Coast region was established in 1968. It is in Zone 12 of the Porsche Club of America, which covers Brevard, Volusia and Indian River Counties on the Eastern Coast of Florida.

Space Coast Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Palmetto Region - 1969

The Palmetto region established in 1969 is in Zone 3 of the Porsche Club of America, which covers Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Willamsburg county.

Palmetto Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Grand Prix Region - 1981

The Grand Prix Region or GPX was established in 1981 in Zone 8 of the Porsche Club of America, which covers western parts of Los Angeles and Orange Counties on the West Coast of California.

Grand Prix Region, Porsche Club of America - web site

Notes

  • Porsche Club Of America Official History
  • Potomac Region Official History
  • Sacramento Valley Region Official History
  • Palmetto Region Official History

See also

Further reading

  • 1982 – Porsche Panorama: The First 25 Years (http://books.google.com/books?id=1mhRYgEACAAJ&dq=%22Porsche+Club+of+America%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qVrWU8WGM6HesASm2ID4Bw&ved=0CGIQ6AEwBw)
  • 2014 – Nanaimo Daily News: Vancouver Island Region Porsche Club of America raised more than $14,000 for charity (http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/opinion/families-get-habitat-for-humanity-homes-1.1418398)

References

  1. ^ 60 Years of Porsche Clubs
  2. ^ PCA and Potomac Region founded in 1955
  3. ^ Potomac Region History
  4. ^ Potomac Region Ranked largest in membership

External links

  • The Porsche Club of America - web site
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