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ABOUT US

Our Region

Click Map to see SONPCA Region Sonnenschein Region PCA is within PCA Zone 12 and covers several counties in South East Mississippi, South West Alabama, and Northern West Florida The Sonnenschein Region PCA includes the following counties: Mississippi: •George •Green •Harrison •Jackson •Perry •Stone •Wayne Alabama: •Baldwin •Clarke •Conecuh •Escambia •Mobile •Monroe •Washington Florida: •Escambia •Santa Rosa
CONTACT US Sonnenschein Region PCA Board Members Want to contact your SONPCA Board Members? Want to be actively involved as a Board Member? Want to provide input to our newsletter (‘Zeitschrieft’)? Want to become a member of PCA and the Sonnenschein Region PCA? Well…just contact us! Click the Email icon to send us an email CLICK on the Title or Name to get Board Member background CLICK on the Title or Name to get Board Member background

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Mission Mirroring the PCA mission…SONPCA’s 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 establish mutually beneficial relationships with Porsche owners, affiliates, dealers and our sponsors To exchange ideas with other Porsche Regions and Zones To establish mutually cooperative relationships with other sports car clubs
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Start at the National Porsche Club of America (PCA) website “Join” page Click the icon to get to the PCA “Join” page: https://www.pca.org/join-porsche-club-america
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Then, contact Sonnenschein Region Porsche Club of America (SONPCA) for more information on joining the local region. Click the icon to contact SONPCA:
And, of course, visit, post, and introduce yourself on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Click the icon to get to SONPCA Facebook page: Click the icon to get to SONPCA Twitter Page:

Our Past

1978 Porsche The Year SONPCA Formed Sonnenschein Region PCA was originally incorporated as the Gulf Coast Region on 30 Nov 78. In the mid 1990s interest was at a low, and the region became essentially inactive. In 1997 it was brought back to life by Gerald Davis who volunteered to be the first Sonnenschein president. Growth was rapid in those early years of reinvigoration and Sonnenschein won a PCA membership award in 1999. We were also blessed with a superb Facebook manager and Newsletter editor. We are on our fifth Sonnenschein president, and are fortunate to have 3 of 4 past presidents still active in the club. We've also received our 40th anniversary banner from PCA.

Our Present

2020 Porsche Where SONPCA is Today Sonnenschein Region PCA generally provides a balance of both social and track events to satisfy our 100+ members. Social activities have included visits to a local vineyard, a ferry ride to Dauphin Island, tours through our countryside, car shows at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, and visits to a local car museum. For local track vents, we conducted over 150 DE and autocross events. So 2020 finds Sonnenschein with an active and enthusiastic membership enjoying many social activities, and looking forward to adding more events to our calendar. You, too, will be a welcome part of our present club and be a valued member in building our future...please join us!

Our Future

Future Porsche SONPCA’s Future You are the future of the Sonnenschein Region PCA! Old and new Porsche owners alike, if you would like to experience ownership to the fullest, please join us! We organize monthly meetings, driving events such as Driver’s Education (DE) and Autocross (AX), as well as road rallies through the MS, AL, and FL countrysides. While centralized in the Pensacola, Florida area, we frequently head west to Mobile, or east to Destin. We enjoy meeting with our neighbor PCA regions as well as other car clubs, such as the Pensacola British Car Club. As a club, we would like to welcome you to the region, and for first time Porsche owners, to Porsche ownership. There is a lot of joy to be had with these fine automobiles, and we aim to exploit each and every one!

HOW TO JOIN

Join Us QUIZ Time! Have you ever passed another Porsche on the road and instantly felt a kindred spirit with the driver? Have you seen a Porsche in the parking lot at the grocery store, and wanted to place a note on the windshield complimenting said automobile? Have you ever gone out of your way to get a better view of a 356, 912, or 718 GTS, while the passengers in your car question your sanity? Are you brand new to the Porsche world, with a Carrera, Cayman, Boxster, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne, etc…? If your answer to any of the above is “Yes”, and you would like to experience the ultimate in camaraderie, friendship, and respect in the automotive world, please join the Sonnenschein Region Porsche Club of America today! We are a group of Porsche enthusiasts who enjoy Porsche ownership to the fullest, whether it be pushing the limits of our automobiles on the track, socializing with good friends after a drive through the beautiful Gulf Coast countryside, or supporting local charities as a club. Here’s how you can join the Porsche Club of America (PCA) and our Region
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Membership Benefits: Own a Porsche? We invite you to join the Porsche Club of America. An extension of the Porsche experience, PCA reaches across the cars and the years to the people. People, like you, who feel passionately about their Porsches and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts. Don’t own a Porsche yet? Join the PCA Test Drive/PCA Quest Program, which gives you access to select member benefits, including The Mart, the club’s classified ad service, and a complementary subscription to Porsche Panorama, the club's award-winning monthly magazine. Or, if you are a Porsche enthusiast under the age of 18, consider the PCA Juniors program. When you join PCA, you become a member of the largest independent, single-marque car club in the world. It's only fitting that you get a few perks, right? Additional benefits can be seen on the following PCA Membership Benefits page: https://www.pca.org/membership-benefits
ZEITSCHRIFT = periodical; journal Here’s our library of present and past Zeitschrift Newsletters, spanning 16 years of Sonnenschein Region Porsche Club of America (SONPCA) activities. Feel free to download and read them all. There’s quite a lot of history, events, Porsches, club members, tech tips, etc… If you would like to provide photos, stories, editorials, or even advertise in the Zeitschrift, please contact our Newsletter Editor. Send or Upload content using the contact form button here: Submission Guidelines: • Articles must be in MS Word or .txt • photo(s) can be in any image format (e.g. jpg, bmp, etc…) • Articles & photo(s) must be submitted from club member and free of copy-write restrictions • Articles & photo(s) must be tasteful and relevant to SONPCA, PCA, or Porsche
Browse the calendar below for upcoming events in the SONPCA regions. If you are on a portable device and the entire calendar does not display, turn your device 90 degrees and select the Agenda view tab. Views can be arranged by Week, Month, or Agenda. If you’d like to suggest or host a new activity, please send us a note using the email or Facebook buttons here:
Zone 12 ZONE CALENDARS [click the logo]
SONPCA Events on Facebook [click the logo]
SONPCA Documents to Share We’re a publicly-available and accessible Porsche Club. Our website is not only for the benefit of our club members, but also available to those interested in our Porsche club, how we operate, and considering being part of this exclusive group of Porsche enthusiasts. Feel free to download our docs. Member Content Submission If you have documents you’d like added, please submit using the following email button
Register for SONPCA Events: Website: https://clubregistration.net Select Organization: PCA Select Club: Sonnenschein Region PCA
Register for SONPCA Events in 3 easy steps: 1) Website: https://clubregistration.net 2) Select Organization: PCA 3) Select Club: Sonnenschein Region PCA
We’ve been busy! Check out our photo gallery from past events. To download - right click on one of the “small” image and select “save target as” onto your local device To see additional photos and post your own photos to our Facebook Gallery page or Twitter Page - click on the following icons: SONPCA Facebook photo gallery SONPCA Twitter page
Member Content Submission To add to our website Gallery - submit your photos to our webmaster via the contact button here: Submission Guidelines: photo(s) can be in any image format (e.g. jpg, bmp, etc…) photo(s) must be taken by & submitted from club member and free of copy-write restrictions photo(s) must be tasteful and relevant to SONPCA, PCA, or Porsche
SONPCA-logo apparel available! Hats, shirts, ball caps, bags, and other gifts….available with the Sonnenschein Region Porsche Club of America (SONPCA) logo. You can order individual items from Wings & Things Pensacola (they have our logo on file). Prices depend on what apparel you want embroidered. To save money, bring in your own hat or shirt to Wings & Things Pensacola and they’ll embroider the logo for around $10 per item. To order SONPCA-logo apparel, contact Wings & Things of Pensacola. Toll-free number is (888) 691-3068. Click on this Link: http://www.wings-and-things.com/
SONPCA Member Name Tags with lanyards available! Name tags are $10ea. The SONPCA Webmaster makes these for SONPCA members. If you want a name badge for yourself or your family member(s), use the following contact button:
Porsche Club of America (PCA) Webstore Interested in some PCA goodies? Here’s the link….go get some! Click on this Link: http://www.pcawebstore.com/
SunCoastParts.com Merchandise There’s a great selection of Porsche merchandise, parts, and other products at SunCoastParts. Click on this Link: https://www.suncoastparts.com/
Porsche Driver’s Selection “The Porsche Shop” In the Porsche Shop, you can purchase ladies', men's and children's clothing, accessories, toys and vehicle accessories. Whether you're looking for a T-shirt, a model car or a car care kit, Porsche merchandising offers Porsche drivers and enthusiasts high-quality Porsche brand products to suit every occasion. Sporty, elegant and in the minimalist style that is typical of Porsche – this what characterizes the Porsche Driver's Selection clothing and accessories. Visit the Porsche Shop now. Click on this Link: http://shop1.porsche.com/usa/
AutoCheck iMPORTS AutoCheck iMPORTS 5523 Pensacola Blvd Pensacola, Florida Phone: 850-494-0149
Gulf Coast Auto Group Gulf Coast Automotive Group 1525 E I-65 Service Road S Mobile, Alabama 36606 Sales: 251-325-6608
Jordan Automotive Jordan Automotive 1055 Stanton Rd Daphne, Alabama 36526 Phone: (251) 626-8700
Porsche of Destin Porsche of Destin 808 Airport Road Destin, Florida 32541 Main: 850-650-0884 Sales: 850-424-7907
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Instructions: Want to buy or sell a Porsche or Porsche-related item? Here are some simple options to consider: Selling? Prepare your item (clean & functional), get good photos, and research the fair-market price. Have a means to accept funds. Buying? Check out the variety of selling websites to understand the fair-market price. Have a means to send funds. Chose a buy/sell venue….our SONPCA Facebook page, PCA’s “The Mart”, from one of our sponsor Porsche dealers….or all. If you’re unsure how/where to start…contact the SONPCA President for guidance & recommendations:
Buy/Sell/Trade on our Facebook Page Looking to locally buy, sell, or trade Porsche vehicles or parts? We have a Facebook page for that. Post your desires on our Facebook page: Buy & Sell on our Facebook Page
Buy from or Sell to a local Porsche Dealer Looking to buy a new or used Porsche from a local Porsche dealer? Contact a Porsche Dealer within our region: Gulf Coast Auto Group Gulf Coast Automotive Group 1525 E I-65 Service Road S Mobile, Alabama 36606 Sales: 251-325-6608 Porsche of Destin 808 Airport Road Destin, Florida 32541 Main: 850-650-0884 Sales: 850-424-7907 Porsche Jackson 5385 Interstate 55 North Jackson, MS 39206 Sales: 866-983-2010 Service: 833-824-5549 Parts: 833-820-5155
“The Mart” - Free classifieds on National PCA Website For National exposure to your Porsche buying and selling needs, please check out the -FREE- classified ad section on the National PCA website…called “The Mart”: Buy & Sell on PCA “The Mart” What you get: The Porsche Club of America offers a free classified ad section to members for advertising Porsche cars, parts, and items: The Mart. Non-members can't post ads, but they can view them sans seller contact information. Sellers can be assured that they're advertising to PCA members and Quest members, and buyers get the peace of mind of purchasing items owned and maintained by club members. Please note that the PCA doesn’t handle transactions — the actual commerce is up to you. The Mart advertises to a broad PCA member audience on-line, but it's also affiliated with the club's award-winning magazine, Porsche Panorama. Members may have up to four ads published in The Mart, one in each category (Cars For Sale, Parts For Sale, Wanted, Miscellaneous), and as many unpublished ads as they like loaded in their queues. Ads in queue may be switched out and published at any time. If you want your ad(s) to appear in the next month’s issue of Porsche Panorama, the publishing option must be set to “in Panorama” or “Both” and the ad(s) in question must be published before 5 PM EST on the first of the month. It can take up to 15 minutes for classified ad changes to be displayed on the site listings. Ads may remain published for a maximum of 90 days before they expire. Remember: Every 30 days the ad must be updated and/or re-saved for it to remain published. Ads that do not conform to The Mart rules may be deleted without warning. If you are having difficulty placing your ad, please contact PCA National Office.
We’re an active Porsche club, with an active Website, Facebook, and Twitter… Here you’ll see the latest changes made to the SONPCA website. Some changes are minor (i.e. fixing spelling, images, etc…); other changes may be of interest (e.g. update to calendar events, photos added to the Gallery, club announcements, etc…). Don’t forget to also check our Facebook and Twitter for additional news, events, and sharing of Porsches! Check back often to see what’s changed! Date of most recent site update: January 01, 2020 What changed: Refreshed the entire Website

WELCOME

Welcome to the Sonnenschein Region Porsche Club of America We are an active Porsche Club of America (PCA) region within the PCA Zone 12, focusing our time and effort on the original reason of Porsche ownership - driving… Our club and mission… The Sonnenschein Region Porsche Club of America (SONPCA) celebrates the finer things in life. We desire the comfort of good friends and good conversation, and we praise to a fault the world's finest automobile. Since our region’s founding in 1978 our close-knit community of Porsche owners has grown to just below 200 members from Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. If you own a Porsche, join now! We socialize, show our prized possessions, and conduct rallies, autocrosses and tours. The club sponsors driver education and technical sessions. Each of us know our Porsche - or Porsches if we're lucky - inside and out. We even have multiple past event photos and a catalog of past and present newsletters (Zeitschrift) available on this website! The Porsche experience reaches across the cars and the years to people 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 (PCA) offers driving experience, technical assistance and camaraderie second to none. If you're as obsessed as we are about Porsche, join our club today. The road awaits. If you're not yet a Porsche owner and are actively looking for a used Porsche to buy, consider the PCA Test Drive/PCA Quest program. Or, if you are a Porsche enthusiast under the age of 18, look at the PCA Juniors program.
Porsche Parade 2020 [click the logo]

NEWS AND ACTIVITIES

News Do you want to attend the #2020PorscheParade? We would love to have you! All you need to do is be a PCA member! Join today and join us in Palm Springs, California for the 2020 Porsche Parade! https://www.pca.org/membership #PCA #PCAParade #Porsche Parade Dates: June 21-27, 2020 Phase 1 Registration opens January 28 at 12 noon EST. Phase 1 Registration is when you sign up to attend Parade and reserve your accommodations. Parade Location: La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort #PorscheParade #PCAParade2020 #PCANational #FindYourOasis Activities Here’s some of our latest activities. Please check our Calendar to see which upcoming activities you’d like to participate in. If you’d like to suggest or host a new activity, please send us a note using the email or Facebook buttons here:
Children’s Hospital Toys Parade Sacred Heart - Pensacola FL
Gulf Coast Region SCCA Autocross 5 Flags Speedway - Pensacola FL
SONPCA Autocross Pace FL