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.