Just two years after the company was founded in Germany, a New York City businessman, Max Hoffman, decided to bring the Porsche 356 to America. Now, 60 years later, Porsche has become a legendary icon in the world of motorsport and has found its place in the hearts of countless Americans.
To celebrate its 60th year in the United States, Porsche is turning to its fans, enthusiasts, and Porsche owners in a nationwide search as they collect stories for the “Porsche Family Tree.” The project seeks to build a visual representation of Porsche’s history in America, as it is made up of the stories and photographs provided by Porsche enthusiasts. To date, 2,965 stories have been contributed to the collection of written history, with more being added every day.
But Porsche’s search isn’t just limited to stories and photographs. The sports car manufacturer is also looking for the oldest Porsche’s sold in America. If you think that your car might qualify in any of a dozen different categories, and you can officially verify its retail age, enter your Porsche in the “My Porsche Classic Search” competition here. Qualified entries will be featured on the Porsche website and will receive a special badge from the Porsche museum. The oldest vehicle in each category will also be photographed and included in an American exhibit at Stuttgart’s Porsche Museum and one vehicle may be featured as part of the Porsche exhibit at this year’s LA Auto Show.