The Porsche Club of America celebrates the finer things in life. We desire the comfort of good friends and good conversation, and we praise to a fault the world's finest automobile. With those attributes, our club has grown to 139 regions throughout the United States and Canada.
We race each other, show our prized possessions, conduct rallies, autocrosses and tours. The Club sponsors driver education, restoration and technical sessions. We know our Porsche, or Porsches if we're lucky, inside and out. We even have an award-winning magazine, Porsche Panorama, which tells our stories and provides an insider view to everything Porsche.
The Porsche experience reaches across the cars and the years to people, binding together the family whose name the cars bear, the men and women who design and build them, and those across the world who drive and cherish them.
We know the unbridled joy that a Porsche can provide, and we've built a community around that very feeling. The Porsche Club of America offers driving experience, technical assistance and camaraderie second to none. If you're as obsessed as we are, join our club today. The road awaits.
Wilderness Trail Region P.C.A.
The wilderness Trail Region Porsche Club of America became an official branch in August 1978. It all started with a petition that was circulated to determine the interest in forming a new P.C.A. region in the Kingsport area.
At a meeting in April, the proposed region was named the Wilderness Trail region and eight persons were selected to serve as the first Board of Directors.
President: Don Womack
Vice-President: Dr. Warren Y. Smith
Secretary: JoAnne Carter
Treasurer: Dr. Don Halliburton
Awards and Trophies: Dr. George Booze
Newsletter Chairman: Roger Williams
Autocross Chairman: Dr. Alan Bacon
Rally Chairman: Ton Browney
On June 8, 1978, a proposal was read to the Board of Directors of Smokey Mountains region petitioning them to indorse the establishment of the Wilderness Trail Region which included the Tennessee counties of Sullivan, Washington, Hawkins, Greene, Johnson, Hancock, Unicoi, and Carter. The Board could not have been more cooperative and receptive and passed the proposal by unanimous vote.
A letter to the President of First Settlers Region requesting the relinquishment of the Virginia counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, Washington, Dickinson, Buchanan, and Russell brought the same hoped for cooperation and endorsement of our region.
Len Turner had offered to present the petition to the Executive Council meeting at the parade in Aspen, Colorado. A packet of information including several letters, proposals, respo0nses, petitions and maps was mailed to him and to Mick Williams, P.C.A. President.
The petitioners' efforts were rewarded a few weeks later by a phone call advising that the petition was accepted and the charter has been granted. It was official: the wilderness Trail Region is for real!
The Porsche has no equal, and since 1955, the Porsche Club of America has catered to the particular needs and interests of the Porsche owner. Our main mission is to heighten the Porsche owning and driving experience, which we accomplish by meeting a number of objectives:
- To promote the highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads.
- To enjoy and share good will and fellowship engendered by owning a Porsche.
- To maintain the highest standards of operation and performance of the marque.
- To establish mutually beneficial relationships with the Porsche factory, dealers and other service sources.
- To exchange ideas with other Porsche Clubs throughout the world.
- To establish mutually cooperative relationships with other sports car clubs.