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Sixty years ago, New York City businessman Max Hoffman began selling a diminutive German sports car with an air-cooled four-cylinder boxer engine hanging off the rear axle. Today, Porsche is one of the most highly respected performance brands in the world.

To celebrate its diamond anniversary in America, Porsche is inviting fans to share its favorite stories about the brand on an online family tree. Even better if you still have an old Porsche stashed away in a barn or garage somewhere, Porsche wants to hear from you. If you have the oldest car in each of a dozen model categories, Porsche will have it photographed for a special exhibit at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart. One car will be selected for display at the Porsche stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December. Head over to www.Porsche60Years.com to submit your story or car.

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Porsche Celebrates 60 Years in America with a Search for the Oldest Porsche in the Country

Porsche owners and enthusiasts are invited to participate in My Classic Porsche Search and My Porsche Passion Contest at www.Porsche60Years.com

ATLANTA, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The joy of driving a classic Porsche is a sufficient reward for most enthusiasts, but owning the oldest Porsches in America could bring some very real awards during the company's 60th Anniversary year in the United States. To celebrate six decades of American Porsche passion, on Aug. 13 Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is launching the My Classic Porsche Search. This national search will focus on finding the oldest Porsches in 12 distinctive model categories, as well as the very oldest Porsche of all.

As part of its 60th Anniversary celebration, Porsche is inviting owners to introduce these most senior members of the Porsche family to everyone in America. My Classic Porsche Search is open to all owners who think they have a shot at earning the "oldest" designation for their car. Entries can be submitted for 12 model ranges, including the Porsche 356, 911, 912, 914, 924, 928, 944, 968, Boxster, Cayenne, Carrera GT and Cayman. In addition, the search is on for the Grossvater of all Porsches on American soil, the oldest Porsche ever sold in the United States.

Owners who have Porsches "with papers" can enter online beginning Aug. 13. To submit an entry, visit www.Porsche60Years.com and review the participation guidelines for My Classic Porsche Search.

The oldest Porsches and their owners will receive special recognition and become eligible for additional awards, including an exclusive badge from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Exhibition-quality images of select winning models will also be featured at the new "Sixty Years of Porsche in America" exhibit, opening Oct. 12 at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. One vehicle may also be selected for display at the Porsche stand during this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, where it will join the company's newest models.

All entries will be evaluated for authenticity by a Porsche panel of experts, including noted American Porsche historians from the Porsche Club of America.

In addition to the My Classic Porsche Search, Porsche is unveiling a national My Porsche Passion Contest on Aug. 24. Porsche aficionados will have the opportunity to write and upload a 500-words-or-less story that exemplifies their unique passion for a specific Porsche car, an experience or the brand as a whole. The essay contest will be open to entries until Nov. 1, with 20 winning stories selected by a special panel of Porsche judges. Fans will then vote online for their favorites from the list of 20 finalists. The three entries with the most votes will win an all-expense-paid trip the Porsche Sport Driving School in Birmingham, Ala.

About Porsche Cars North America, Inc

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., is the exclusive importer of Porsche vehicles for the United States. It is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG. PCNA employs 213 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 199 dealers. The dealers, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service. Throughout its more than six-decade history, Porsche has developed numerous technologies that have advanced vehicle performance, improved safety and spurred environmental innovations within the automotive industry. The company continues to celebrate its heritage by adding to its long list of motorsports victories dating back to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans class win in 1951. Today, with more than 28,000 victories, Porsche is recognized as the world's most successful brand in sports car racing. PCNA, which imports the iconic 911 series, the highly acclaimed Boxster and Cayman mid-engine sports cars, high-end Cayenne sport utility vehicles and the four-door Panamera Gran Turismos, strives to maintain a standard of excellence, commitment and distinction synonymous with its brand.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The VP of sales here at my company has an '89 Slantnose, a '72 RS, a '72 911s, a 356 convertible and a Cayenne GTS.

      I only wish I had such hard choices to make in the morning before coming to work.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I couldn't remember the year, but you're probably right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Any AB readers even own a Porsche?
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, I just drive Porsches belonging to others when I get the chance. I hope to have an early 911 or a 356 one day.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I had a 1953 1500cc Super Cabriolet in 1956, when I was single. My company, IBM, didn't like it and insisted I drive something else, like a Plymouth sedan. I changed companies. It was a great car!

        Now I drive an SUV like everyone else.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I do. A buddy of mine sold his Miata and bought a not quite as fun car (old luxo-barge) and wanted to get another sports car to complement his barge. He was looking for a RX7, and wound up buying a 944. I fell in love with it after going for a drive with him in it. Fast forward three months and I'm at a Subaru dealer waiting for them to approve paperwork for a leftover new 09 Legacy GT. Said friend is trying to sell the 944. We are going to Tail of the Dragon the next weekend. The dealer can't verify anything until after the weekend. I live 4 hours from said dealership. Friend lowers price on Porsche. Best $2k I've spent. Been to the Tail, rode the Blue Ridge Parkway for a few hundred miles, visited Atlanta. Been a great cheap find. Needs plenty of work, but so far, it has been great for weekend escapes to the mountains around here. It is the most fun car I've had. And, I can cross Porsche ownership off my bucket list pretty early on in my life.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I dont but the big boss at the company I work for has an 88 Carrera that he autocrosses. Im so jealous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where can I get a high-res version of that photo?
      • 4 Years Ago
      You may want to widen the search to Canada, because while I was at the Yorkville Exotic Car Show in the Yorkville district of Toronto, one of the Porsche's there was the oldest 356 in North America.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I do. A 1981 wine-red metallic 911 SC Targa, previously owned by Christopher Cross.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jerry Seinfeld probably has it.