Think you or your neighbor’s classic Porsche is really old? Then get ready to share it with the world. To celebrate 60 years of selling cars in the United States, Porsche has created a website geared toward Porschephiles to capture the best models and moments in America. The website will complement a series of Porsche-themed events taking place throughout the remainder of 2010.
In its My Porsche Classic Search contest, Porsche is looking for the oldest examples of each of the 12 vehicle lines (356, 911, 912, 914, 924, 928, 944, 968, Boxster, Cayenne, Carrera GT, Cayman) that it sold in the United States. Owners of the oldest cars will get a unique vehicle badge from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Of course, there will be a top honor for the eldest Porsche still in the States.
Images of select vehicles are slated to go on display in Stuttgart during its “Sixty Years of Porsche in America” display starting October 12. One winner will also get a chance to display his/her car at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show.
Unlike the classic contest, the My Porsche Passion Contest is open to anyone, particularly those enamored with the Stuttgart sports car maker. Fans are asked to submit a 500 words or less essay onto the 60th site explaining their brand love. A panel of judges will pick 20 winners whose work will get posted onto the celebratory site. Then users will vote for their favorite essay, with the top three vote getters earning an all-expense-paid trip to the Porsche Sport Driving School in Birmingham, Ala.
This week, the automaker is displaying some of its most pristine examples at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. As you can imagine, this is only the beginning of Porsche’s yearlong birthday events calendar, so stay tuned.
You can visit the website HERE.