02.05.2007 : Membership 2006 Contest Winners Announced - December 2006
Sierra Nevada won the Factored Growth Contest with a Factored Growth of 162.28 and Lone Star came in winner of the Actual Growth Contest with a 69 member growth.
January starts a new contest year with all regions eligible. Use your good ideas and thoughts to see what you can do in your own region in retention and recruitment.
The top 5 Regions in the Factored Growth (Index) and Actual Growth categories are:
Factored Growth (Index)
Sierra Nevada 162.28
West Texas 139.00
Lone Star 69
Sierra Nevada 63
The club had a growth for the year 1119 members. All new applications are currently being processed within 48 hours of receipt in the National Office.
It is expected this year that the Porsche Club of America will again award each Region who wins the contest a cash payment for winning the contest.
You can help your Region win one of the contests by recruiting members for the club and encouraging current members to renew their membership.
The two categories in the contest are known as the Index Category started in 1990 and the Actual Growth Category added in 1998. The Index Category winner is determined by a formula which equalizes the opportunity for any Region to win for the Index Category. The Region with the largest actual growth is the winner of the Actual Growth Category. A region can only win one category in any given year. Should the same Region actually have both the largest actual growth and highest index they will be declared ineligible for one and only awarded the trophy/prize for the other. In you need additional information on how the two contests work see the Region Procedures Manual or contact the National Membership Committee.
01.31.2007 : 968 Register web site has moved!
The 968 Register web site has moved. Check out the all-new, upgraded site at www.968register.org
01.30.2007 : PCA Event Calendar Software Update
The PCA event calendar has been replaced by an updated version. You'll notice faster response and immediate operation upon changing your search criteria.
This calendar uses updated technology and replaces the 6 year old calendar software. Please send your questions and any problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check it out here!
12.29.2006 : New National 2007 reimbursement forms posted
Updated expense reimbursement forms have been posted. These should replace any 2006 forms you may have. Forms are available in the library
12.28.2006 : RegionFocus 20.5 now available - Zone 10 Best Practices
RegionFocus issue 20.5 is now available here
. This issue is about Zone 10 Best Practices.
When Regionfocus was started
back in 1987, one of the goals
for the newsletter was sharing best
practices and success stories from around
the Club so that other regions might
benefit. Zone 10 Rep John Phillips
regularly includes such information from
around his Zone in his monthly column
to his regions, and I was truly impressed
with how many great ideas and activities
are occurring in an area of the country
where harsh and early winters usually
constrain the driving season.What follows
are some true successes to be shared
and perhaps duplicated and/or modified
to fit your own region’s line up of activities
and events. Enjoy- and please feel free to
copy- there’s no law against using proven
formulas of success.
12.21.2006 : Dyson, Porsche Reunite for Two-car RS Spyder Effort
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES MEDIA RELEASE:
DYSON, PORSCHE REUNITE FOR TWO-CAR RS SPYDER EFFORT
Dyson Racing will field two Porsche RS Spyders for the 2007 American Le Mans Series season.
Dyson Racing is returning to its roots. One of the top independent teams in the American Le Mans Series, the Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based organization will field two Porsche RS Spyders in the Series' growing LMP2 class for the 2007 season. Dyson Racing joins Penske Motorsports as teams fielding the revolutionary prototype from Porsche.
An active participant in the American Le Mans Series since its formation in 1999, Dyson Racing has posted eight class victories and won the Series' LMP675 championship in 2003 as Chris Dyson won the drivers crown. For 2007, Dyson will again team with Guy Smith in the No. 20 entry with Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace in the No. 16.
"We will be competing next year with a proven package that has race data and advancement behind it," Chris Dyson said. "Porsche won the American Le Mans Series championship last year and that is a strong selling point. Our team will be racing at the most competitive level in the Series where new teams, drivers and manufactures are going to be focusing their considerable resources. We will be able to showcase who we are as a team and concentrate on winning races and championships."
Dyson Racing will have one of its two Porsche RS Spyders for the third annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test. The team expects to take delivery of one car in time for the annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring in late January, with the second car due to arrive in February. Both cars will be on the grid for the season-opening 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in Series history with 65 class wins including eight with the RS Spyder under the factory-supported Penske Motorsports banner. Dyson Racing represents Porsche's first customer program in LMP2, which will see entries from Acura, Mazda, Lola, Radical and Courage next year.
"When we announced our American Le Mans Series participation in Atlanta in April 2005, it was our target to have the RS Spyder raced by customer teams in 2007," said Hartmut Kristen, head of Porsche Motorsport worldwide. "So having the Dyson team as a customer is exactly what we were going for. We will continue our development work together with the Penske Motorsports team and we are going to do all the testing with them.
Dyson Racing posted 12 victories in Porsche 962s from 1985-1991."The results of this work and the new developments will be made available to our customer teams as well. This is a very clear arrangement. The RS Spyders for Penske and Dyson are exactly the same 2007 models, and the engines we are providing to the teams are identical as well," added Kristen, who indicated that Porsche will provide a factory race engine engineer and a Porsche RS Spyder race engineer to the Dyson team.
Dyson Racing has a rich history with Porsche by fielding 962s in IMSA GTP. From 1985-1991, Dyson Racing Porsches posted 12 victories and 14 podiums as it established itself as one of America's premier sports car team. Team owner Rob Dyson believes this latest opportunity will further that tradition and ensure continued success for both Dyson Racing and Porsche.
"The 962 was an exquisite looking race car," noted Rob Dyson. "And like the old air plane adage, if it looks right, it will fly right. It was a great car to drive and that is what Porsche does best, building ultimate customer race cars with their renowned engineering and support behind them. To combine that Porsche perfection with our successful tradition brings a whole new level of enthusiasm to our team for the upcoming season. This is a reuniting of old family members, building on our partnership of mutual respect and a shared winning history."
12.21.2006 : Daytona International Speedway to Host Porsche Rennsport Reunion III in November of 2007
Bob Carlson, Porsche Cars North America 770-290-3676
Andy Schupack, Kermish-Geylin Public Relations 401-739-5677
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY TO HOST PORSCHE RENNSPORT REUNION III IN NOVEMBER OF 2007
World’s Largest Gathering of Porsche Race Cars and Drivers to Highlight Porsche 917 and Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Porsche 956/962
ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 20, 2006 — Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Daytona International Speedway today announced Porsche Rennsport Reunion III will take place at the famed Florida racetrack the weekend of November 2-4, 2007.
Sponsored by PCNA and organized by Brian Redman’s Intercontinental Events, Inc., Porsche Rennsport Reunion III is open to the public and brings together an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current racecars and those who have driven them to victory in the world’s most famous sports car races. It features a three-day program of on-track competition plus a concours d’elegance, which is open to the event’s participants by invitation. In addition, special activities are planned honoring the series of awesome Porsche 917 racecars and commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the racing debut of the all-conquering Porsche 956/962 prototype racers.
Held at three-year intervals, the third edition of Porsche Rennsport Reunion returns to Daytona International Speedway following that track’s highly successful staging of Porsche Rennsport Reunion II in 2004. On that occasion, more than 600 Porsche racecars and dozens of legendary Porsche race drivers participated in a truly memorable weekend dedicated to Porsche’s motorsport heritage.
“Given the tremendous response to our last event there,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, president and chief executive officer of Porsche Cars North America, “Daytona International Speedway is the logical choice as the site for Porsche Rennsport Reunion III. It is filled with Porsche racing history and is one of the few tracks in America capable of conducting an event of this magnitude.”
Porsche Rennsport Reunion III will honor two of Porsche’s most historic racing models – the Porsche 917 and Porsche 956/962. In coupe form, the 12-cylinder 917/K was the first Porsche to score an overall win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scoring back-to-back victories in the 1970 and 1971 editions of the French racing classic. Fitted with twin-turbochargers producing more than 1000 horsepower, the mighty open-cockpit 917/10 and 917/30 rocketed to Sports Car Club of America Can-Am championships in 1972 and 1973. These achievements by the 917 moved Porsche to the forefront of the sports car racing world.
Since making its Le Mans debut in 1982 with a stunning one-two-three overall finish, the Porsche 956 and its 962 stable mate have established themselves as the most successful models in the history of international sports car racing. Among their record number of overall victories spanning 14 seasons are seven in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, six in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and four in the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion will be published on Porsche’s press web site (www.press.porsche.com), Brian Redman’s Intercontinental Events web site (www.rennsport2007.com), and Daytona International Speedway’s web site (http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/), as they become available. Ticket information is available by contacting Daytona International Speedway at 1-800-PITSHOP.
12.15.2006 : Porsche Cars North America's Camp4 Colorado Program
Porsche Cars North America's Camp4 Colorado
program has a few remaining spots available. The event schedule seems very exciting.
Registration info is here
12.09.2006 : Watch the Cayman S raffle winner presentation video
Watch the Cayman S raffle winner presentation video here
12.06.2006 : And the PCA Cayman S Raffle Winner Is....
Greg Adams of the Golden Gate Region.
Vu Nguyen, PCA's Executive Director and Larry Sharp, PCA's Zone 7 Representative, surprised Greg at Carlsen Porsche in Redwood City, CA.
He and his family are active PCA'ers and are ecstatic about being the "1" of 4000 tickets.