The Potomac Region
Thank you for visiting our Potomac Founders' Region, Porsche Club of America Web site. 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 the second highest membership in the nation (over 2200 members) and still growing! We are situated around our nation's capital. Our region includes parts of Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland, and all of Washington, D.C. The backdrop 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 most 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, D.C. 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 the Baysox Stadium in Bowie, MD so much that it's practically our second home. Our Driver's Education (DE) program enjoys close proximity to motorsports parks, located in Summit Point WV, or Virginia International Raceway (VIR). 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 2200 members. Some of us have been PCA member for over 25 years! 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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Join us for one of our breakfast or brunch gatherings and meet dozens of current members.
First Saturday of the month in Manassas, Virginia
We will meet at City Grille in Manassas at 11AM. The City Grille is perfectly located just off of I-66 providing us rapid access to some of northern Virginia's best scenic roads. The City Grille has indoor and outdoor seating, a comprehensive menu of delicious breakfast and lunch meals, and ample parking. Pile everyone into the Family Truckster (or even a Porsche!) and come out for a great breakfast and make some new friends. City Grille is located at 10701 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA 20109.
Second Saturday of the month in Arlington, VA
The second Saturday breakfast is from from 10AM - noon and will be held at Thirsty Bernie Sports Bar & Grill, 2163 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207 (intersection of Glebe Road and Lee Highway/US-29). There is plenty of safe parking on the of the building. Thirsty Bernie (www. thirstybernie.com, 703-248-9300) is easy to get to, it is off of Lee Highway in Arlington, or jast take Exit 71 for VA-120/Glebe Road North off of I-66. So come out and start the day off right!
Third Saturday of the month in Glen Echo, MD
We will meet at the Irish Inn in Glen Echo, MD at 11AM on Saturday. We have a private room upstairs, so just head 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 taking 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.irishusa.com/irishinn and their phone number is (301) 229-6600
Dual Memberships Available
If you are a member of a PCA Region other than Potomac, and would like to also be a member of Potomac Region, we invite you to become a dual member for only $24 per year. Simply fill out the Dual Member application available by e-mail
and mail it in with your check made payable to PCA Potomac.
The PCA Community
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 today . The road awaits.
Not a Porsche Owner Yet?
If you're not yet a Porsche owner and are actively looking for a new or used Porsche to buy, consider our PCA Quest Program .
When you become a PCA member, you become a member of the largest independent, single marquee club in the world. It's only fitting that you get a few perks, right? For starters, you will receive a free subscription to Porsche Panorama , our award-winning monthly magazine. You will also have access to these additional benefits:
- Discounts from many local and national merchants, including 4 local Porsche Dealers, on Porsche related products, parts and services. (Worth the cost of membership alone!)
- Tech Committee available to answer your questions. Specialists for all models plus exteriors/interiors and historic race cars.
- Valuation committee to help you establish the value of your Porsche for insurance purposes.
- Access to specialized insurance for Porsches that are second autos/pleasure only/limited use. Translates to money saved on premiums. (Leland-West Insurance - must be a PCA member.)
- PCA Club Racing Program - nationwide; modeled on vintage racing rules.
- Annual national convention Porsche Parade gathers in a different location each year. Over 600 Porsches and 1500 folks gather for a week of nothing but Porsche.
- Group tours (PCA Treffen®) to Europe and the Porsche factory.
While our cars are very exclusive, our club is not. Membership is open to all Porsche owners, co-owners or lessees, who are 18 years or age or older. At the time of joining, the member of record is permitted to name either a member of his or her family to become a family member or other interested person to become an affiliate member, at no additional cost. The family or affiliate member must also be 18 years of age or older.
Membership is available in one ($42), two ($82) or three ($120) year terms. Membership dues are payable in U.S. funds by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard or American Express. The fee includes $7 per year for our monthly Porsche Panorama, the world's premier publication dedicated to Porsches. $14 of the annual dues is also returned to your designated local region for the support of its activities.
On a Porsche Order Waiting List at your Porsche dealer? Join us now while you're waiting. Contact the PCA Executive Office or the National Membership Committee Chair directly for special instructions regarding processing of your application.
If you are in a Porsche related business (Porsche dealer, sales, parts, etc.), contact the PCA Executive Office or the National Member Committee Chair directly for special instructions regarding Associate Membership status.
Learn More About Our Events
Autocross An autocross is a closed-course driving event where the objective is to complete the course in a safe manner in the shortest amount of time possible (fastest overall speed). Some autocrosses are held using a large open area with the course marked by pylons. Some autocrosses are held on a closed-circuit road course. Click the link above, for our online Autocross Tutorial!
Drivers Education Many PCA Regions offer driver education programs that allow you to learn how to drive your Porsche in a variety of circumstances. Emphasis is placed on improving your safety skills as a driver as well as high performance driving.
High Performance Driving Clinics HPDCs are instructional sessions tailored to the needs of members with no previous driving experience beyond the "normal" daily commute.
PCA Club Racing PCA Club Racing is an organized race series for Porsche owners. The rules are similar to vintage racing.
Rally A rally can be competitive or for fun. The objective of a rally is to follow a course, usually on public roads, to the precise detail specified in the rules. Competitive rallies dictate a certain schedule for the checkpoints along the way. Points are deducted by arriving at the checkpoint either early or late. Fun rallies may include a gimmick (poker rally, regional interest). Part of the challenge with a fun rally is to discover the intended route, which may require other skills such as solving a puzzle or looking for obscure reference points.
Concours A concours is a judged event where cars are prepared to "as delivered" condition. Points are deducted from a maximum possible value based on condition and cleanliness. Various concours rules are used depending on the level of competition. The annual Porsche Parade concours is the highlight of the concours schedule.
Drive and Dine Drive and Dine Event consists of a meeting place, an informal drive through the country, and lunch or dinner.