Ode to the Drivers
The PCA caters to all types of Porsche enthusiast – the collector, concours obsessive, back road lover, and autocross / track competitor. More than most car clubs, the PCA skews toward the drivers though, those that get out there and use their cars. Even a large portion of the concours display vehicles are driven in and driven out.
I have a huge respect for all types of enthusiast, but I fall squarely into the driver category. I have never, and likely will never, own a car that I can’t or won’t take out and drive hard. I’ve been lucky to have owned five Porsches (so far) among other fun cars, and I have gifted each one with bugs, stone chips, and buckets of miles on the odometer, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Why? Because I can’t help myself. When I see a stunning car like the Porsches we own as members of this club, I can’t help but to want to start it up, hear the engine, feel the acceleration, and carve some corners. I wouldn’t buy a car that it wasn’t practical to put miles on because I couldn’t possibly resist doing exactly that.
And so while I’m not going to dabble in poetry, I would like to give an ode to the drivers out there. Those with the same disease as me. Those that just can’t resist.
Like I said at the start, this is a club that welcomes all types of enthusiast though, and so you’re just as likely to see me at the upcoming Zone 7 Concours on May 6 or GGR’s own Carlsen Concours on October 7, as you are our fun run to The Racer’s Group on May 12 or our HPDE / Club Race at Buttonwillow on May 19. Whatever type of enthusiast you are, you’ll find many more just like you in the PCA, and we’re excited to have you as a part of the club.