Porsche Celebrates 60 Years in America with a Search for the Oldest Porsche in the Country
Porsche owners and enthusiasts are invited to participate in My Classic Porsche Search and My Porsche Passion Contest at www.Porsche60Years.com
ATLANTA — August 13, 2010 - - - The joy of driving a classic Porsche is sufficient reward for most enthusiasts, but owning the oldest Porsches in America could bring some very real awards during the company’s 60th Anniversary year in the United States. To celebrate six decades of American Porsche passion, on Aug. 13 Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is launching the My Classic Porsche Search. This national search will focus on finding the oldest Porsches in 12 distinctive model categories, as well as the very oldest Porsche of all.
As part of its 60th Anniversary celebration, Porsche is inviting owners to introduce these most senior members of the Porsche family to everyone in America. My Classic Porsche Search is open to all owners who think they have a shot at earning the "oldest" designation for their car. Entries can be submitted for 12 model ranges, including the Porsche 356, 911, 912, 914, 924, 928, 944, 968, Boxster, Cayenne, Carrera GT and Cayman. In addition, the search is on for the Grossvater of all Porsches on American soil, the oldest Porsche ever sold in the United States.
Owners who have Porsches "with papers" can enter online beginning Aug. 13. To submit an entry, visit www.Porsche60Years.com and review the participation guidelines for My Classic Porsche Search.
The oldest Porsches and their owners will receive special recognition and become eligible for additional awards, including an exclusive badge from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Exhibition-quality images of select winning models will also be featured at the new "Sixty Years of Porsche in America" exhibit, opening Oct. 12 at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. One vehicle may also be selected for display at the Porsche stand during this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, where it will join the company's newest models.
All entries will be evaluated for authenticity by a Porsche panel of experts, including noted American Porsche historians from the Porsche Club of America.
In addition to the My Classic Porsche Search, Porsche is unveiling a national My Porsche Passion Contest on Aug. 24. Porsche aficionados will have the opportunity to write and upload a 500-words-or-less story that exemplifies their unique passion for a specific Porsche car, an experience or the brand as a whole. The essay contest will be open to entries until Nov. 1, with 20 winning stories selected by a special panel of Porsche judges. Fans will then vote online for their favorites from the list of 20 finalists. The three entries with the most votes will win an all-expense-paid trip the Porsche Sport Driving School in Birmingham, Ala.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., is the exclusive importer of Porsche vehicles for the United States. It is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG. PCNA employs 213 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 199 dealers. The dealers, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service. Throughout its more than six-decade history, Porsche has developed numerous technologies that have advanced vehicle performance, improved safety and spurred environmental innovations within the automotive industry. The company continues to celebrate its heritage by adding to its long list of motorsports victories dating back to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans class win in 1951. Today, with more than 28,000 victories, Porsche is recognized as the world's most successful brand in sports car racing. PCNA, which imports the iconic 911 series, the highly acclaimed Boxster and Cayman mid-engine sports cars, high-end Cayenne sport utility vehicles and the four-door Panamera Gran Turismos, strives to maintain a standard of excellence, commitment and distinction synonymous with its brand.