Porsche Club of America
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The Porsche Club of America (PCA) is an organization of Porsche enthusiasts in the United States and Canada. It is organized into 141 regions, which are grouped into 13 zones. The PCA conducts Porsche-related events including club racing, rallying, driver's education, autocrosses, and similar activities.
- 1 Regional chapters
- 1.1 Potomac Founders Region - 1955
- 1.2 Riesentöter Region - 1957
- 1.3 Northern New Jersey Region - 1957
- 1.4 St. Louis Region - 1959
- 1.5 Hudson Champlain Region - 1959
- 1.6 Golden Gate Region - 1960
- 1.7 Suncoast Region - 1961
- 1.8 Sacramento Valley Region - 1962
- 1.9 Santa Barbara Region - 1964
- 1.10 Space Coast Region - 1968
- 1.11 Palmetto Region - 1969
- 1.12 Grand Prix Region - 1981
- 2 Notes
- 3 See also
- 4 Further reading
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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 and began holding the Porsche Parade in Washington, D.C. during 1956. In 2013 and 2014 it was ranked the largest chapter with over 2300 paid memberships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sacramento Valley Region - 1962
The Sacramento Valley Region, Porsche Club of America is a group that organized officially in 1962.
Santa Barbara Region - 1964
The Santa Barbara Region, Porsche Club of America is a group that organized officially in 1964.
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.
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.
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.
- Porsche Club Of America Official History
- Potomac Region Official History
- Sacramento Valley Region Official History
- Palmetto Region Official History
- 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)