About PCA’s Grand Prix Region

Welcome to the Porsche Club of America Grand Prix Region website!

If you are passionate about Porsche…and want to fully enjoy the experience of owning this fantastic German precision driving machine, we want to get to know you better. So, let’s start by telling you a little about us.

The Grand Prix Region (GPX) is one of the 143 regions that make up the Porsche Club of America(PCA) and is one of fourteen regions in Zone 8. We are a region with about 600 members and received our club charter in 1981. Our geographical area covers the Los Angeles area bound by the I-710 on the west, I-5 on the east, and the Orange County line on the South.

The attraction to join GPX are the various activities and its friendly members. Our Region was formed to promote more driving events so that its members can learn to enjoy their Porsche cars the way it was intended to be enjoyed. In fact each year the Grand Prix Region hosts several Driving Events, Autocrosses, Driving Tours, and a Concours d’ Elegance. It’s not always about competition…we also take time to get together to socialize, with events such as the New Member BBQ and our annual Holiday Party.

Because we are part of a national club with over 100,000 members, our region members join with other regions in events such as Driver’s Education, Club Racing, and Autocross. We also participate in national PCA events such as Treffen North America and the annual PCA National Porsche Parade.

The Grand Prix Region promotes and provides a friendly atmosphere where members can share ideas to make the Porsche ownership an enjoyable experience for all. We welcome all Porsche enthusiasts and encourage all activities that work to achieve our goals. We have several local members who are excellent resources readily available to answer any question you may have about your Porsche. In addition, several local businesses are club sponsors available to provide support for care of member vehicles.

At times GPX will host a “Tech Session”. The Tech Sessions usually provide an increased knowledge of Porsche repair and maintenance. On occasion we will host a tech sessions that is not related to Porsches, but the session provides technical knowledge of machinery we often see and wonder about “How does that really work?”. Our Tech Session to L A Helicopter is just one example.

Well that’s a bit about us. How about contacting us through this website so we can get to know you better? You can also contact any of our Board Members.

GPX truly believes that “It’s not Just the Cars, it’s the People.” So come join us at an event or two…and enjoy the fun!

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Grand Prix Region New Member Summer BBQ at Huntington Harbor!

The Bar-B-Q was scrumptious, the weather was beautiful, friendships blossomed and Porsches took over the neighborhood! A huge thank you goes out to our hostess, ❤️ Patty Reilly, who graciously made her lovely home available for this no-miss annual event!
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PCA/GPX (Grand Prix Region) Breakfast Meeting at Glory Days Sports Grill - August 2019 featured the famed "996" models, (1999 - 2005, the first water cooled series) in the "CONE ZONE" ... ✋Thanking those who participated! 😎 Next Month we'll feature all 356's then beyond that ...
* We're now accepting suggestions for what Porsche car models or themes might be future features of the "Cone Zone!"

* If you've got a Cone Zone suggestion, enter it on the comment line! 📌

** If you see yourself or someone you know, feel free to "TAG" any image! 🎯

Great morning gathering with semi-overcast skies keeping things cool(er). We sipped ☕️coffee, visited old friends and made some new ones along the way. Couple members brought their newly acquired cars to share 🤪 stares! The buffet🥓breakfast 🍳 rolled out at 9am bringing the party inside.

A couple new members were introduced and given new PORSCHE COFFEE 👍 MUGS. We talked about the latest happenings and tours coming up, (watch this space) then door prizes and the 50/50 CASH were won by lucky members! The other half of the 50/50 raffle always benefits Children's Dental Health Clinic!

Enjoy the images, courtesy of Jimmie Mitchell ... who, along with Bill Simon were awarded 2nd Place in the Porsche Club of America Website Award (Class IV) at the 2019 Porsche Parade in Boca Raton, FL. PCA "Class IV" are regions that have between 400-799 members. Check it out here: gpx.pca.org

*Happy Summer! 🏁
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Tour from La Canada to Kernville - July 27, 2019

The GPX Tour to Kernville started at a cool 73 degrees in La Canada for the drive up Angeles Crest Hwy. Descending into Palmdale the temps began to climb. Passing the many Antelope Valley solar farms, it is easy to see why it is called the High Desert. Climbing into the foothills, the first stop was at the Wind Farms of the Tehachapi Pass. It was also where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses the highway. With only 2500 miles to the Canadian border, the temp in the high 90's, there were no hikers in sight.

After lunch many of the group went next door to the Tehachapi Depot Museum to view the history of railroads in the area. There was also a model of the Tehachapi Loop which would be our next stop. Looking at the iconic Depot Clock, it was so hot that even the Clock face had melted.

Climbing up into the hills to the overlook of the Tehachapi Loop, A Civil Engineering modern marvel. Eastbound trains enter a tunnel and climb 77 feet to complete a 540 degree, 3/4 mile long loop to gain the elevation needed to top the pass. Luckily a long train with 6 big locomotives came into view; the engines were out of sight before the last car exited the tunnel.

Down to the Central Valley then up the Kernville Hwy, the road narrows and twists upon entering the Gorge. There were the sheer cliffs only feet from each side of the road. On our lane one could look up hundreds of feet straight up while on the downhill lane it was hundreds of feet straight down to the rushing river. And after last year’s wet winter the river was running in foamy cataracts; our group was smiling in anticipation even though the temp was 104.

A 70 degree Sunday morning welcomed the group for an 8 mile rafting trip on the Kern River. With the river flowing at over 2000cfs the rapids came quickly, but there was one calm spot where paddlers could jump out of the boats and float lazily along. At the first stop the guides prepared a great buffet lunch with an upside-down raft acting as the serving table. More rapids down river kept everyone cool to the end.

Alan Johnson, Tour Coordinator
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Grand Prix Region’s Objectives

The Members of Grand Prix Region are joined together and are mutually pledged to the furtherance and promotion of the following:

  1. The highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads.
  2. The enjoyment and sharing of good will and fellowship engendered by owning a Porsche and engaging in such social and other events as may be agreeable to the Membership.
  3. The maintenance of the highest standards of operation and performance of the marque by sharing and exchanging technical and mechanical information.
  4. The establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships with the Porsche Works, Porsche dealers and service sources to the end that the marque shall prosper and continue to enjoy its unique leadership and position in sports car history.
  5. The interchange of ideas and suggestions with other Porsche Clubs throughout the world and in such cooperation as may be desirable.
  6. The establishment of such mutually cooperative relationships as may be desirable with other Sports Car Clubs.
  7. Mutual cooperation with Porsche Club of America, Inc., and with other regions of PCA.