PCA Dual Membership

As many of you have realized, we here at 924S944.com encourage our front engine/transaxle friends to join the Porsche Club of America.  We have been members since 1998, making this our 25th year of PCA membership.  But this month we decided to do something different – join up with PCA again.

What?

Our friend and long time Porsche aficionado and racer Nort Northam lives in Central Florida, but also maintains a residence in the sprawling megalopolis of Hot Springs, North Carolina – population 528.  Hot Springs is situated in the middle of some of the most wonderful mountain driving roads in the southeastern United States.  That part of the country has more than a few transplants from all over the nation, including Florida and the northeast, and they brought their Porsches with them.  Nort helped form the Florida Citrus Region in 1974, then helped form the Appalachian Region in 2014.  So at Nort’s prompting, we explored a “dual membership” to also join the Appalachian Region PCA.

Why?  We have participated in quite a few Appalachian Region events in the past and have made some great friends there.  Most notably we have attended the “Appalachian Adventure” each year for the past several years, held at the beginning of September.  We have plans for the “Luft Wasser” event also this spring where Porsches take over the Main Street in Brevard, NC.  These events are open to members first, and they are so popular that they do fill up quickly.  Being a member helps to get us closer to the front of the line.  And, of course, we have a home base in Hot Springs for our travels.

So if you want to be a member in two different regions, the process is pretty simple.  The best and easiest way is to call membership at PCA at 410.381.0911 and explain what you want to do.  They will look up your current membership and add a second membership.  You pay an additional membership fee and you’re done!  Also know that your second membership will also qualify you for a second Panorama copy sent to you, but you can “opt out” and continue only receiving just one.  However you can receive the second one and give it to a non-PCA friend as encouragement to join!

The Porsche Club of America is a great organization, but that is because of the great people involved.  The Appalachian Region and the Florida Citrus Region folks have made the Porsche ownership experience better for us, and we look forward to continuing to enjoy the events, the cars and the people for years to come.

We are looking forward to Luft Wasser in the spring and the Appalachian Adventure at the end of the summer, as well as other mountain events along the way while we play with our Florida friends here in the flatlands!  (The highest natural point in the State of Florida is Britton Hill in the panhandle northeast of Pensacola at a towering 345 feet above sea level.  Near us in Central Florida is Sugarloaf Mountain which is 312 feet above sea level.  This is a frequent stop on our Porsche Club drives around the middle of the state.)

As a side note, we have also joined the DeLand Area Cruisers, our local hot rod and classic car club.  “Sparky,” our 1987 Porsche 924S, now enjoys hanging out with the tri-five Chevy’s, Corvettes, deuce coupes and other American Dream cars at shows and events.  We were a bit apprehensive at first, bringing our German sports car to their events, but Sparky is now part of the scene.  (We’re lucky that he makes friends easily!)  But as is true with PCA, the Cruisers is more about the people, not the cars.

So get involved!

Downtown DeLand car show every month, with Sparky in amongst the hot rods and classics. (“Painter” treatment by Prism with an iPhone!)

 

 

 

Author: Kevin Duffy, 924S944.com LLC, DeLand, FL

After retiring from a career in Law Enforcement, Kevin Duffy turned his attention to one of his passions, Porsche 944's and 924S's. He owns 924S944.com LLC in DeLand, FL, rescuing and restoring forgotten Porsches, bringing them back to a useful life. He is especially interested in the rare-but-beautiful 924S Special Edition. He can be found at Porsche Club events, including track days, tours and shows, as well as other car-focused events around the southeastern United States.

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