The First Settlers Region Will Celebrate its 65th Anniversary in 2024

For a region to be successful for 20, 30, 40, 50 or more years means that several generations of enthusiasts have selflessly given their time and talents to sustain and nurture the organization while creating sustainable Porsche fellowship. Indeed, the Porsche marque may be the tie that binds us all, but it is the membership’s commitment to the club and to one another that has enabled the growth and success of our region.

The First Sellers Region recognizes these longstanding commitments and friendships. We thank you for contributing to our success – both for its past and for its future.

We welcome new members and look forward to your involvement. Come join us.

The Porsche Club of America, First Settlers Region desires the comfort of good friends and good comradery. We praise, perhaps to a fault, the world’s finest automobiles. With those attributes, our club has grown to over 1,300 members including 40 PCA Juniors, as of July 2023. We are a diverse group and our members come from all walks of life and range from students to retirees.

No matter where you call home, there is a PCA Region near you. Arranged into 14 Zones, there are 145 local Regions across the United States and Canada. The First Settlers Region is part of Zone 2. Zone 2 is made up of 10 Porsche Club of America Regions covering the Mid-Atlantic Area including: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia.
For over 60 years, the Porsche Club of America has been dedicated to enhancing the Porsche ownership experience. No matter what your interest – social, technical, or competitive – PCA has something to offer every Porsche owner.
We know the unbridled joy that owning a Porsche can provide, and we’ve built a community around that very feeling.

More About the Porsche Club of America

Who we are

Great things start small, and the Porsche Club of America is no different. It began with one man, Bill Sholar, who was a commercial artist in the Washington, D.C. area in the early 1950s.

He bought a new 1953 356 Coupe, and, as time passed, he met other Porsches on the road and flashed his lights at them in silent greeting.

By late 1954, Sholar was convinced that a more personal meeting would be appropriate with other Porsche owners to discuss the positive and the not-so-positive aspects of driving the infrequently encountered marque. Hence the Porsche Club of America was born.

As more and more members joined outside the Washington, D.C. area, Regions were formed in other communities. The original Washington, D.C. group eventually became Potomac Region, which remained the hub of activities. First appearing in December 1955, the Club’s monthly magazine, Porsche Panorama, kept all members updated on the latest technical information, factory news, and events.

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What we do

We share comradery, participate in organized drives called fun runs, conduct rallies, enjoy weekend long events and enjoy social gatherings.

The club sponsors high performance driver education, tech sessions and numerous events each year. Our members discuss, Porsche life, restoration, maintenance all heling each other to know our Porsche, or Porsches if we’re lucky – inside and out.

  • High Performance Driver Education
  • Driving Tours & Rally
  • Informal Car Shows and Concours
  • Technical Sessions
  • Charitable Activities
  • Social Gatherings
  • Porsche Parade
  • Treffen North America
  • Werks Reunion
  • Tech Tactics
  • PCA Corral and Porscheplatz at Select IMSA Events
  • PCA Club Racing


Porsche has no equal, and since 1955, the Porsche Club of America has catered to the particular needs and interests of the Porsche owner. Our main mission is to heighten the Porsche owning and driving experiences, which we accomplish by meeting a number of objectives:

  • To promote the highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads
  • To enjoy and share good will and fellowship engendered by owning a Porsche
  • To maintain the highest standards of operation and performance of the marque
  • To establish mutually beneficial relationships with the Porsche factory, dealers and other service sources
  • To exchange ideas with other Porsche Clubs throughout the world
  • To establish mutually cooperative relationships with other sports car clubs
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