Space Coast Region ” Porsche Club of America”
The Space Coast Region (SPC) of Porsche Club of America (PCA) includes over 750 Porsche enthusiasts as members that live along the east coast of Florida in Volusia, Brevard and Indian River Counties. SPC is one of nine regions in PCA’s Zone 12, which includes Florida, and the southern portions of Alabama and Mississippi.
Our Original Charter name of 1968 was changed to the Space Coast Region in 1986.
The Space Coast Region, initially Cape Canaveral Region, is one of PCA’s oldest chapters. The region was chartered in February 1968, one week after Porsche’s legendary 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona. In 1968 the space race was in high gear; NASA launched Apollo 8 – the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon – and “The Cape” stood as the undisputed epicenter of aerospace science and engineering. For over 40 years, the Space Coast Region has thrived at this juncture of speed and technology.
Today SPC is one of the fastest growing regions in North America, winning PCA’s 2007 Membership Factored Growth Award. The Space Coast Region was also recognized as “Region of the Year” for 2009 and presented with the Ferry Porsche Trophy at the annual Parade in 2010. We were also Runner Up for Region of the Year and received a Public Service Award in 2013.
To leave our mark on the trophy, we had two of our SPC logo pins flown aboard the last flight of Atlantis, STS-135. One of them will be affixed on the trophy and one will be a cherished part of the region memorabilia, and will be on display at Porsche of Melbourne. This means SPC has taken the trophy higher, 100 miles above earth, farther, it traveled 8 million miles, and faster, over 17, 000 miles per hour, making it a difficult task for any other region to top.