The Porsche Club of America: A History of Passion, Elegance, and Community
John Labunski, host of the popular Houston-area radio show Retirement Wealth Talk Radio on KPRC 950 AM and the founder, President, and CEO of Lincoln Wealth Strategies, LLC, is an avid automobile enthusiast. Through his membership in the Porsche Club of America Inc., Labunski joins with fellow fans of the classic European car in events and activities held by local chapters around the country.
The club traces its beginnings to Bill Sholer, a Porsche owner in the Washington, D.C., area in the early 1950s. The commercial artist occasionally noticed other drivers of the then-unusual car on the road, and decided to open his home as a gathering place for other Porsche lovers. In 1955, the Porsche Club of America announced its founding in an issue of Sports Car Illustrated magazine, and a phenomenon was born.
News of the organization spread quickly. From an initial business meeting of a few individuals at Blackie’s Grille in Washington, the club has grown to include more than 100,000 members, making it the largest such group devoted to a single automobile marque. The club’s stringent rule, that all members must actually own a Porsche, is still in force today. Each of the nation’s more than 130 regional clubs sponsors driving meets, social get-togethers, and parades.
John Labunski has attended many of the Porsche Club of America driver events in his region. He invites his fans and friends to get involved by visiting PCA.org.