HCRPCA Test Drive
Don’t own a Porsche yet? PCA Test Drive might be for you!
Although membership in PCA requires ownership/lease of a Porsche or that you be in a Porsche-related business, we do offer something for those who are actively trying to become Porsche owners.
The PCA Test Drive program provides a six-month subscription to Porsche Panorama, the club’s national monthly magazine, and a temporary account to log on to our National PCA website (www.pca.org). The magazine provides you with news and feature stories covering all aspects of Porsche as well as technical articles that impart valuable information about the cars we drive. Crucially, the temporary website account provides online access to hundreds of Porsches for sale by PCA members in The Mart, which is also featured in every issue of Panorama.
Although PCA Test Drive is not a full membership in PCA and does not entitle applicants to some member benefits (such as attending member-only events, voting, or becoming a member of a Region), individual Regions may welcome applicants as guests, and the Hill Country Region has decided to do this!
We are now inviting Test Drive applicants residing in our Region to many of our events, including Lunch Bunches, Happy Hours, F1 Watch Parties, and Driving Tours.
In my capacity as the HCR Test Drive Chair, I reach out to each new applicant and offer assistance, after being notified by PCA that they have they joined via the PCA website. I find that most applicants want to chat on the phone, and have many of the typical questions that car buyers have with regards to new vs. used, warranties, model differences,pre-purchase inspections, etc. They have been quite appreciative of a non-salesperson assisting them in their endeavors.
I also email the Test Drive applicants a weekly update of events to which they are invited. Also, I am working with the local Porsche dealership to educate their salespeople of the Test Drive program, and have provided handouts to the dealership which are being made available to prospective Porsche owners.
Test Drive is $40 for a six-month subscription (renewable). The fee is non-refundable and cannot be applied toward a membership in whole or in part if one acquires a Porsche and joins PCA prior to the expiration of the six-month subscription. Enroll for Test Drive on the PCA website https://www.pca.org/user/join/test-drive-membership. Once enrolled, the Hill Country Region will be notified and I will reach out.
Gordon Robbins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Test Drive Chair