06.29.2009 : Monterey Historics 2009 - Event Information
The Porsche Club of America - Monterey Bay Region (MBR) is organizing the Porsche
Corral parking and other club activities surrounding the Monterey Historic Automobile
Races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, August 14-16, 2009. Porsche is the featured
marque at the Historic Races and MBR is planning events to occur during the week
leading up to the Historic Races. Event details at: Monterey Bay Region website.
UPDATE: The Concours on the Avenue in Carmel that was originally scheduled
for Monday and Tuesday August 10-11, with Porsches and Ferraris only on Monday,
has been consolidated on Tuesday August 11th. (See June 2009 Panorama, pages 84-85.)
There now will be Porsches, Ferraris, and US makes all on display on Tuesday only.
06.18.2009 : 2009 PCA Members Only Raffle Sold Out
The 2009 PCA Members Only Raffle has sold out! Thank you and good luck to everyone who entered. The winner of the 2009 911 Carrera Coupe and Porsche Experience Vacation Package will be announced by July 1st on pca.org.
06.17.2009 : New Member Benefit - HPDE Insurance Program
PCA is pleased to announce a new member benefit program for its members. We have entered into an association with Lockton Affinity who has created a Driver Education insurance program specifically tailored for our members. In addition to providing this coverage, Lockton has agreed to offer exclusively to PCA members a 10 percent discount on HPDE insurance premiums! For most of us using this service, the savings will more than pay for our yearly PCA membership dues!
Read the details of this exciting initiative.
We also encourage you to visit: http://pcahpdeins.locktonaffinity.com/
I’d like to thank my colleagues on the Executive Council, Executive Director Vu Nguyen and PCA Legal Advisor David Novack who provided invaluable assistance as we developed this new program.
All the best,
06.14.2009 : LeMans updates from Patrick Long
Patrick Long, Porsche's factory driver, is sending live updates from the famous Rolex 24 at LeMans, France. Read Patrick's updates on pca.org!
05.14.2009 : 2009 PCRs now available
The final 2009 Parade Competition Rules have been posted. The entire document is available for download (PDF format); appendices will be coming in the near future.
The PCRs are available here.
05.14.2009 : Rolex 24 Live Updates from Patrick Long
Porsche factory race driver (and PCA member) Patrick Long will be updating his PCA
blog regularly throughout the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Patrick is driving a TRG
911 GT3 RSR with Jorg Bergmeister, Andy Lally, Justin Marks and RJ Valentine. The
team qualified on the outside of the front row in the GT division and Patrick will
send updates to us from his BlackBerry throughout the weekend.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona field will take the green flag on Saturday, January 24,
at 3:30 pm EST, with live coverage on Fox TV starting at 3:00 PM. The live TV coverage
will then switch to SPEED TV at 4:30 pm, with continuous broadcast to 10:00 pm.
SPEED TV picks up the coverage again at 7:00 am on Sunday morning, and stays on
the air through the end of the race and victory circle (4:00 pm EST).
Check PCA.ORG regularly to get the inside story from Patrick.
02.05.2009 : PCA Membership Station in Porscheplatz during Sebring ALMS Race
There will be a PCA Membership station within the Porscheplatz for the American Le Mans Series race at Sebring Florida on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. The Porscheplatz is hosted by Porsche Cars North America and Porsche Motorsport North America with the cooperation of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the American Le Mans Series.
There will be scheduled appearances by Porsche race drivers for informal talks and autographs. In addition, IMSA will offer supervised Parade laps of the track with a two lap maximum open to the first 100 registered Porsches on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration for the Parade Laps will be at the hospitality tent for credentialed Porscheplatz participants only. Special features for the weekend will include a "Long Distance Award," and raffle drawings for a "Hot Pit" escorted tour with a Porsche race team and special Porsche related prizes.
For information please contact Zone 12 Rep, Jennifer Barrows
, 407-876-8440 and also visit the IMSA website, www.imsaracing.net
for the latest event schedule.
Parking in the Porscheplatz will be for Porsches only and requires the purchase of a Porscheplatz parking ticket (For Sebring an IMSA Car Corral Package) from the venue ticket office. "For Sale" signs on cars will not be permitted. For drawings and awards, participants must be present to win.
For ticket information visit the venue website – www.sebringraceway.com/tickets_sebring.lasso
01.13.2009 : Congratulations to 50th Anniversary Regions
Congratulations to the following regions that celebrated their 50th Anniversaries in 2008:
Southeast Michigan Region
Rocky Mountain Region
Metro New York Region
Congratulations to the following regions that will celebrate their 50th Anniversaries in 2009:
St. Louis Region
Nord Stern Region
First Settler’s Region
Connecticut Valley Region
Hudson Champlain Region
Pacific Northwest Region
12.16.2008 : Membership Contest Standings - November 2008
Wild Rose Region remains in the lead in the Factored Growth Membership Contest with Upper Canada Region continuting in the lead in the Actual Growth Contest.
There is still one month remaining in this year's contests, so help your region by recruiting members and keeping the ones that you already have.
The top 5 Regions in the Factored Growth (Index) and Actual Growth categories are:
Factored Growth (Index)
Wild Rose 116.74
Upper Canada 116.42
Red River 114.42
Lone Star 110.33
Grand Prix 91.72
Upper Canada 140
Lone Star 100
It is expected this year that the Porsche Club of America will again award each Region who wins the contest a cash prize 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 Factored Growth (Index) Category started in 1990 and the Actual Growth Category added in 1998. The Factored Growth (Index) Category winner is determined by a formula which equalizes the opportunity of any Region to win for the Factored Growth (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 the highest factored growth (index) they will be declared ineligible for one and only awarded the trophy/prize for the other. If you need additional information on how the two contests work see the Region Procedures Manual or contact the National Membership Committee.
10.23.2008 : PCR 2009 Rule Change Proposals Posted
Proposed rule changes to the 2009 PCRs (Parade Competition Rules) have been posted. Please review and provide feedback to Mike Lommatzsch by December 1, 2008.
You may review the proposals by downloading this PDF document.
You can see current PCRs here