Parade is the “big” Porsche Club event of the year: our annual national convention. Parade has a potpourri of activities and club members from all across North America come together for this once a year extravaganza to participate in a week of competitive events, to socialize and enjoy their cars, with seminars and tours adding to the event’s variety. For many club members, Parade is their big vacation for the year. It provides them with an opportunity to see new parts of the country as well as to visit with PCA friends that they only see once a year, at Parade!
The term “Parade” evolved in August 1956, when 64 enthusiastic entrants gathered at a suburban Washington, D.C. motel for four days of Porsche enjoyment and friendship. A “parade” of Porsches through the countryside caused everyone to refer to the event as the Parade and the name has stuck. The current size of our convention makes a true parade of cars logistically difficult but we still do it when we can, and it is always a sight to see. Additionally, there are many other events to keep you occupied, please see the other pages in this section to get an idea of all the fun waiting for you.
Besides entrants, representatives from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart, and from Porsche Cars North America also attend, along with numerous automotive-related spokespeople. Porsche Panorama, the official magazine of PCA (and occasionally other national publications) publicize the event and the results.
Any member in good standing is welcome to attend the Parade and enter the four major competitive events. Along with them, CAFP and JPP members may also attend and compete in the four competitive events. CAFP (College Age Family Program) are children of members 18-24 years old. JPP (Junior Participate Program) are children of members who are 16-17 years old. Other immediate family members are also welcome and encouraged to attend, however they may not enter the four major events. Complete details on entrant eligibility may be found in the Parade Competition Rules.
Parades are typically held in the summer, and each year the Parade moves to a different part of the country. Locations range from downtown locales to remote resort areas. Each year is unique. If you would like to see a Parade in your local area, please contact the National Parade Committee Chair
The Parade is a full week of fun that contains everything great about PCA. Come out and enjoy the party!