Porsche Club of America (PCA) - Potomac Region

der Vorgänger Magazine

der Vorgänger is the official magazine of the Founders' Region Potomac, Porsche Club of America, Inc.

Around 2500 copies are mailed to our members each month, packed with news on the life of the club and announcements of upcoming events. This is made possible by two very committed groups of people, our der Vorgänger team and our advertisers. See Recent Issues.


Glenn Cowan, Publisher dvpublisher@pcapotomac.org

Tony was the driving force that made the new der Vorgänger a reality. As president in 2008, he assembled a terrific team and inspired them to create what is now the club's strongest line of communication with our members. Despite having thought that his work was done when the magazine was launched, the club Executive asked Tony to return as publisher, with oversight across the editorial, advertising and financial aspects of the magazine.

The Editing Team dveditor@pcapotomac.org

Our editorial team is the engine room of the magazine. These three enthusiasts report, gather, and compile the best of the club's activities, members, DIY know-how, and more to produce the magazine each month.

Michael Sherman

My fascination with Porsche started at about age 8 when like most young boys I started leafing through Road&Track, getting car posters on my bedroom walls, and builing model cars as a hobby. My attention was always on the Porsche 911 for some reason. After college I found myself the owner of an older 3.2 911 Carrera. I joined the PCA right away but wasn't very active. For some reason the events seemed to be for other people; not me. Fast forward 15 years and I started down the path of getting a new 911, and with that my interest in the club was renewed. I vowed to attend events, and I did! Autocross, car shows, social events. It was at one of these social events that the past editor Richard Curtis and I discussed my involvement. I expressed interest in helping out however I could, and next thing I knew I was part of a co-editing team on dV! Involved, indeed. I'm looking forward to doing my best to continue the level of dV we've all come to enjoy under Richard's tenure. From my perspective as a long-time member who wasn't really engaged at first, I want to do my best to bring content that will help demystify the events and help more people get more involved; whether it be Autocross, DE,Drive n' Dine, or just a breakfast. In my humble opinion, one of the best things about our club is the huge variety of activities available. I'll do my best to showcase these as the dV issues come together.

Glenn Cowan

I have driven 9 Porsches since 1980. Before joining PCA 11 years ago I enjoyed driving and occasionally street racing both a 924 and 944Turbo, two 993s and two Boxsters. Even after becoming a member it was 3 years before I attended my first HPDC and Autocross events, and a couple of track days. It took me so long to start enjoying the events out of fear of participation. I finally just showed up and although I stopped short of DE, I continue to Autocross and participate in Rallies and Drive and Dine and tech events. I know my car better and I even drive it pretty well based on Autocross times! When Richard Curtis decided to retire as dV Editor, I asked around about helping out in some fashion. So now I find myself as one of the Co-Editors! I would like to use dV as an active mechanism for recruiting passive Potomac members to try us out and do something new with their cars. As a former "passive" I have some ideas about such articles.For now, we want to just get this right and continue producing amagazine that works as well as the publication that Richard has made so compelling.

Ed Hahn, Membership Director

Ed does the hard work of producing a monthly membership mailing list and maintaining the list of advertisers, other bulk deliveries, and complementary mailings that we send to advertisers and other important folks who need multiple copies. He also works closely with our printer to ensure that all addresses are verified before the mailing goes out each month, and to research and correct bad mailing addresses. In addition, Ed also compiles the lists of membership anniversaries and new members that are published in each edition.

Michael Madrid, Photo Editor

Michael is a professional photographer with USA Today, and an avid Porsche fan. His pictures have appeared in der Vorgänger for a number for years, and on several Porsche-related web sites. As our de facto staff photographer, Micheal is shooting striking images that capture the beauty and the character of the club and our members doing what they love most. Michael also applies his creative magic to producing the multimedia bonus packages that now accompany our cover stories. Michael refined this technique for covering the Olympics, and is using it to great advantage to show our cover story subjects to best advantage.

Ken Marks, Contributing Photographer

Ken has been shooting since the mid-1970s, with a focus on portraits and landscapes, sporting events and glamour. He is a member of Nikon Professional Services (NPS), and his landscape photographs taken in the Washington, DC area have won awards. Ken's sports photography focuses on automobiles and sports car racing. I have travelled the world to photograph automobiles and races. In July 2010, Ken's photos of the Allure of the Automobile Exhibit held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA were featured in a 3-page layout in der Vörganger. Since then, he has been a Contributing Photographer for the magazine, and has been published in Porsche Panorama magazine (August 2011).

Glenn Cowan, Advertising Chair advertising@pcapotomac.org

There is a great position available for an enthusiast with the skills to manage der Vorgänger advertising. This position includes manging the existing advertisers and ensuring they are getting everything they need, developing new advertisers for the magazine, and working closely with the Publisher and Treasurer to ensure that the advertising revenue is well managed. This is a key position in the club, with lots of Exec visibility. if you are interested, please email Tony Kelly at tonyk@pcapotomac.org. 

Mia Walsh, Frequent Contributor

Mia Walsh is one of our frequent article writers and photographers. Special interest articles are her specialty, ranging from Porsche’s activities in Sicily and the historic Targa Florio to all of the social, driving and meeting events held by PCA Potomac region. In Europe, she also coordinates the articles for races like Le Mans and other F1 events. In addition, after winning a college scholarship for photography in the 80’s, she sometimes uses her talent to provide action photographs for our magazine.


It would be impossible to produce a high quality magazine like der Vorgänger without the financial support of our advertisers. We are fortunate to have a great group of businesses that support the club and our members by advertising in derVorganger. Without their advertising revenue, the magazine could not be the high quality color production that our members read so avidly each month. We truly appreciate their support.

For information on advertising in der Vorgänger, email advertising@pcapotomac.org and download our current Advertising Rate Card.

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