The first Porsche sportscar arrived in the USA in October, 1950, and Porsche is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in America with a contest to find the oldest Porsche in America.
If you own and can officially verify the age of your Porsche 356, 911, 912, 924, 928, 944, 968, Boxter, Cayenne, Carrera GT or Cayman, let Porsche know. They are looking for the oldest of each model, and there’s a grand prize for the oldest of them all.
Porsche already has received hundreds of photos from proud owners, which are showcased on the special Porsche 60 Years website. Porsche also invites owners of more recent models to upload short stories about their love affair with the iconic sportscar.
Just so you know — in 1950, just 15 Porsches were shipped to the USA.
Even if you don’t own a historic or vintage Porsche, you can see dozens of them in one place at The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, which adjoins company headquarters and the main factory.
Through January 9, 2011, the Porsche Museum has a special exhibit its most important models for the American market, including the prototype of the Porsche 356 Speedster, the rare 356 America Roadster, and the legendary 550 Spyder.
Porsche is offering half-price admission for Americans during the exhibit — just show your US passport or driver’s license.
It’s a wonderful museum — I visited last year. Half the museum shows off the impressive Porsche racing heritage, including trophies, and the other half is historic cars and future concept cars.
My favorite spot, though, is what I call ‘sound cones’. Step into the circle, and you are surrounded by the wonderful roar of a Porsche engine. There are several cones, each featuring a different model. I stood there, eyes closed, and raced around the track without moving. Loved it.