- Last Updated: Sunday, 15 January 2023 12:50
- Written by Ken Harwood
The Potomac Region
Thank you for visiting our Potomac Founders' Region, Porsche Club of America website. The Potomac Region of the Porsche Club of America began unofficially as “the gripe group” in 1954, and was the first officially chartered PCA club in 1955. Currently we have one of the largest PCA memberships in the nation (over 2,800 members) and are still growing! We are situated around our nation's capital. Our region includes northern parts of Virginia and West Virginia, Southern Maryland, and all of Washington, DC.
The backdrops of our activities are some of the most historic picturesque vistas the nation has to offer; whether it's from rallying the eastern shores of Maryland, to driving the majestic views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Shenandoah Valley in fall, or gathering at one of Virginia's vineyards or Civil War-era battlefields. The greater Washington, DC metro area includes a number of Porsche vendors and supporting services, which offers us countless opportunities to stage Tech Sessions with trained Porsche professionals. Area restaurants offer some of the best dining and social venues for Saturday morning breakfast meetings, rallies, lunches or dinners. Our adventuresome drivers enjoy autocross at Summit Point, WV, so much that it's practically our second home. Our Driver Education (DE) program enjoys close proximity to motorsports parks, located in Summit Point, WV, or Virginia International Raceway (VIR), in Alton, VA. We have it all right here in Potomac!
No matter what fuels your love of Porsches, we share it here in Potomac, and chances are you'll find likeminded Porsche lovers here too. So come out and join us! We're a very active club with over 2,800 members. Some of us have been PCA members for 25 years or more! If you have questions or need a helping hand, someone has done that before and is always willing to be part of your engine drop (refreshments are customarily offered to the free help, of course).
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First Saturday of the month in Gainesville, VA
We will meet at Firebird's Wood-Fired Grille located at 14020 Promenade Commons St, Gainesville, VA 20155 (located just off Exit 43A off I-66, just 5 minutes west of our former venue in Manassas). There is substantial parking coming off Linton Hall Road so we can park together. We will stake out a parking area that is a short walk to the restaurant. The restaurant opens at 11 am, so plan on arriving before so we can park together. Visit their website at https://gainesville.firebirdsrestaurants.com/.
Third Saturday of the month in Glen Echo, MD
We will meet at the Irish Inn in Glen Echo at 11:00 AM. We meet in a private area outside, or have a private room upstairs. The Irish Inn is at 6119 Tulane Ave in Glen Echo, just off of MacArthur Boulevard, and can be easily accessed from the Clara Barton Parkway by taking the Washington/Glen Echo exit - the Irish Inn will be at the top of the ramp. Take the Clara Barton Pkwy exit from the Beltway and take this South to the Glen Echo exit. From the Glen Echo exit, make a left at the stop sign onto MacArthur Blvd. northbound, and the Irish Inn is immediately on your left. There is parking in front and behind of the Inn, and there is additional parking up the road in front of Glen Echo Park. The Irish Inn website is http://www.irishinnglenecho.com and their phone number is (301) 229-6600.