PCNA looks for oldest Porsches, searches for passionate fans

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Porsche 550 Spyder 60 years ago. Photo courtesy Porsche
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Porsche Boxster Spyder 60 years later. Photo courtesy Porsche

Update 9/1/2010: Revive the Passion

The Porsche Club of America announced that it will raffle off a 1973 911T — fully restored by Porsche Classic — to one lucky PCA member.

The winner will receive the restored classic at 2011’s Porsche Parade in August.

For more information, visit Porsche’s website.

My Classic Porsche Search

Own an early 356? Maybe it’s the first one sold here in the U.S. If so, Porsche Cars North America wants to know. It is celebrating its 60th anniversary in America by searching for the oldest Porsches sold in America with its My Porsche Classic Search, which began August 13. Be sure to submit your entry at www.Porsche60Years.com before October 1 if you want your car to be a part of the search.

The same goes for owners of 911s, 912s, 914s, 924s, 928s, 944s, 968s, Boxsters, Cayennes, Carrera GTs, and Caymans.

Each of these 12 owners will be specially recognized and will be eligible for other awards such as an exclusive vehicle badge from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Owners will be able to see exhibition-quality images of their cars in said museum for the new “Sixty Years of Porsche in America” exhibit, which will open October 12.

And if that wasn’t enough, Porsche may pick one of the winning cars to sit alongside their new and upcoming models at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

To make sure the selections are honest, a panel of Porsche experts and historians, including renowned historians from the Porsche Club of America, will inspect the entries.

My Porsche Passion Contest

In addition to looking for the oldest Porsches sold in America, PCNA also wants to know who is the most passionate Porsche fanatic. And the winner doesn’t even have to own a Porsche.

According to a press release: “There are equally inspiring stories of undying Porsche passion from past owners who yearn to reconnect with a long-sold car, or future loyalists who put Porsche ownership at the top of their wish list.”

So fire up the word processor and write your story of undying love for Porsches in 500 words or less and upload it to www.Porsche60Years.com by November 1.

A panel of judges will select the 20 best stories which fans will then vote for online. The top three contenders, as decided by number of votes, will win a trip with two vouchers to participate in the Porsche Sport Driving School in Birmingham, Alabama. Porsche will pay for a coach flight for two to a resort near the school, ground transportation, a two night stay, and a dinner at the resort.

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