077. Porsche Club Team II Bergisches Land e.V. 01/01/1982
078. Porsche Club Deutschland e.V. 21/01/1982
079. Porsche Club Konstanz e.V. 25/08/1982
080. Porsche Club España 05/10/1982
081. Registro Italiano Porsche 356 11/11/1982
082. Porsche Club Baden-Baden e.V. 26/11/1982
THE COMMUNITY — PORSCHE CLUB DEUTSCHLAND
At the start of the 1960s, there were 17 Porsche Clubs in the Federal Republic of Germany. By the early 1980s, that figure had risen significantly, and Porsche owners were now involved in nearly 40 Porsche Clubs across the country. In the interest of better information sharing and better coordination of the many Club events now taking place, the Porsche Club chairmen decided in March 1981 to found an umbrella association.
This step was marked by the first Porsche Parade Deutschland from the 29th to 31st October 1982 in Stuttgart. Ferry Porsche welcomed 800 Club members and 400 Porsche cars to Stuttgart. Today, Porsche Club Deutschland e.V. has 7,600 members in regional Clubs. Its principal event of the year is known as the “Porsche Deutschland Treffen” (Porsche Germany Meeting).
Also established in 1982 are Porsche Club España in Spain and the Registro Italiano Porsche 356 in Italy. In 2012, the Porsche Clubs’ 60th anniversary year, the International Porsche 356 Meeting returned once more to Merano.
Porsche presents the 911 SC Cabriolet in 1982 in Geneva and the Porsche 956 dominates the international racing scene.
083. Porsche Club Jura 28/01/1983
084. Porsche Club Motus Hamm e.V. 01/07/1983
085. Porsche Club Inntal e.V. 03/10/1983
086. Porsche Club of Western Australia 24/10/1983
087. Porsche Club Hamburg e.V. 09/11/1983
088. Porsche Club Rhein-Ruhr e.V. 15/11/1983
On 24th of October 1983 the Porsche Club of Western Australia is founded: Almost 200 Porsches of all different colours, models and years of construction are coming together when the Porsche Club of Western Australia calls for the “Driving for Dreams” Event in order to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish-Foundation looks after children and young people with serious illnesses; its mission is to grant them joy and experiences, so that their most secret and eagerly awaited wishes can be fulfilled.
During a training session for the 1,000-km race at the Nürburgring, Stefan Bellof reaches an average speed of 200 km/h in a Porsche 956, which set a new record in the history of the Nürburgring. The lap record he set at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (6:11:13 min) stood till 2018 when Timo Bernhard mastered 5:19:55 min with a 919 Hybrid Evo.
089. Porsche 356 Register of South Africa 01/01/1984
090. Porsche Club Lahntal e.V. 13/01/1984
092. Porsche Club Saar e.V. 02/02/1984
093. Porsche Club Ostfriesland e.V. 09/03/1984
094. Porsche Club Rheinhessen e.V. 29/03/1984
095. Porsche Club Hildesheim e.V. 14/06/1984
096. Porsche Club Baden 25/09/1984
097. Porsche Club Rheinland e.V. 05/10/1984
098. Porsche Club Paderborn e.V. 13/10/1984
099. Porsche Club Heilbronn-Hohenlohe e.V. 31/10/1984
100. Porsche Club Rems-Jagst e.V. 14/11/1984
101. Porsche Club Isartal-München e.V. 23/11/1984
102. Porsche Club Solothurn 18/12/1984
ON THE FAST TRACK
The German Clubs take off! In 1984, under the aegis of the German umbrella association, 12 Clubs are founded in Germany. Porsche Club Niederrhein, Porsche Club Saar, Porsche Club Ostfriesland, Porsche Club Rheinhessen, Porsche Club Hildesheim, Porsche Club Baden, Porsche Club Rheinland, Porsche Club Paderborn, Porsche Club Heilbronn-Hohenlohe, Porsche Club Rems-Jagst, Porsche Club Isartal-München and Porsche Club Lahntal.
In Switzerland, Porsche Club Solothurn is founded and in South Africa the Porsche 356 Register of South Africa comes into being.
The 911 celebrates a sublime comeback in the Paris–Dakar Rallye. No small achievement in the world’s toughest rally: first, sixth and 26th places. The 5,000 km test in the desert pays dividends as all three Carreras, painted in the colours of sponsor Rothmans, come home.
McLaren-TAG Porsches speed from victory to victory through the 1984 season. At the end of the season, the Formula 1 World Champion is secure with driver Niki Lauda. In 1985 and 1986 it is Alain Prost who takes the World Championship in brilliant style in the McLaren-TAG Porsche, now producing up to 900 hp. Stefan Bellof wins the 1984 World Endurance Championship in a 956.
103. Porsche Club Unterfranken e.V. 01/01/1985
104. Porsche Club Ulm/Neu Ulm e.V. 17/01/1985
105. Porsche Club Zytglogge-Baern 26/04/1985
106. Porsche Club Graubünden 08/05/1985
107. Porsche Club Vierseenland e.V. 24/05/1985
108. Porsche Club Augsburg e.V. 04/09/1985
“WE DON’T LIKE TAKING THINGS TOO STEADILY.”
In 1985, a handful of enthusiastic Porsche drivers founded the Porsche Club Vierseenland e.V. The affiliation that the founding members felt with the beautiful scenery of Upper Bavaria between the four lakes of Lake Starnberg, Amersee, Pilsensee and Wörthersee led to the choice of name. But dispite the name, the Club is rather a place for all that would rather go and do some laps of Go-Karting than go on a laisure drive in the idyll of the alps.
The 944 Turbo is exhibited. Porsche showcases the 959 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Porsche 962 bring back the manufacturers’ world championships. Hans-Joachim Stuck and Derek Bell clinch the long-distance drivers’ world championship title.
109. Australian Porsche 356 Register Inc. 01/01/1986
110. Porsche Club Hohenzollern e.V. 10/01/1986
111. Porsche Club Brandenburger Tor e.V. 10/03/1986
112. Porsche Club Grenzland e.V. 11/04/1986
113. Porsche Club Pfalz Kaiserslautern e. V. 17/04/1986
114. Porsche Club Regensburg e.V. 26/04/1986
The Australian Porsche 356 Register is established on 1st of January 1986. In the same year, Porsche Club Hohenzollern, Porsche Club Brandenburger Tor, Porsche Club Grenzland, Porsche Club Pfalz Kaiserslautern and Porsche Club Regensburg are established.
The Porsche 944 S and the 928 4S are added to the range of vehicles. The 24 Hours of Le Mans concludes with an 11th overall victory for Porsche. In the Paris–Dakar Rallye, the Type 959 Porsche claims first, second and sixth places.
1986 — As a contribution to motorsports market, the Porsche brand launches its first trophy, the 944 Turbo Cup. The first overall winner of the newly instated race series is Joachim Winkelhock. Taking the honours for most successful driver is the Swabian Roland Asch, who raises the Porsche 944 Turbo Cup in 1987, 1988 and 1989.
115. Porsche 914 Club Holland 30/01/1987
116. Porsche 911 Club Norddeutschland e.V. 01/02/1987
117. Porsche Club Japan 01/04/1987
118. Porsche 356 Club Danmark 03/11/1987
ICONS AND EXOTICS
Following the founding of the Porsche 914-6 Club, the VW Porsche 914 Club Deutschland e.V. and the 914 Club Schweiz, the fourth Club for the 914 model is founded in 1987 in the Netherlands: the Porsche 914 Club Holland.
In northern Germany, seven enthusiastic and committed fans of the Porsche 911 form the Porsche 911 Club in Schleswig-Holstein, the first Club related to the 911-model.
Following the Porsche 356 Club of Japan, the first Porsche Club that is not related to a specific model is founded, the Porsche Club Japan. From this point on, the Porsche Club Japan will organise the traditional Porsche Parade Japan on the Suzuka race course.
The 911 family is extended by the Carrera Speedster, the 911 Turbo Cabriolet, the 911 Turbo Targa, as well as a 911 Carrera Clubsport. The Porsche 944 Turbo S is released in late summer. Porsche announces that it is stepping down from the long-distance championship.
119. Porsche Club Sicilia 02/03/1988
120. Porsche Club Singapore 24/06/1988
121. Club Porsche Mexico A.C. 24/11/1988
In 1988, a group of Porsche-owning enthusiasts in Singapore create the Porsche Club Singapore. Initially they meet for the pure pleasure of driving and enjoying Sunday outings together around the peninsula. A little pleasure becomes a big one, and today Porsche Club Singapore has about 200 members and organises regular driving events as well as public Club events. In 2011 it staged the first Porsche Parade Southeast Asia in Singapore and Malaysia.
Club Porsche Mexico is set up in Mexico City. It organises a traditional annual Porsche Parade & Festival for Club members in November.
At the start of the 1988 season, Porsche enters the American CART Series.
122. Porsche Club Zollernalb e.V. 12/02/1989
123. Club VW-Porsche 914 de France 19/02/1989
124. Registro Italiano 914 14/04/1989
125. Glarner Porsche Club 02/09/1989
A VIEW TO THE FUTURE: ON FERRY PORSCHE’S 80TH BIRTHDAY, THE PANAMERICANA CONCEPT CAR IS RELEASED
In 1989, a further two 914 Clubs are founded. The 914 is now officially a classic. In Italy and France, the Club VW-Porsche 914 de France and the Registro Italiano 914 are founded. — In addition, the Porsche Club Zollernalb e.V. and the Glarner Porsche Club, today organizer of the Porsche Treffen Mollis, add to the Club scene.
Discontinuation of production of the G-series marks the end of an era. Its successor is the Carrera 2, Type 964. In addition to this, Tiptronic transmission is first made available this year. The 928 GT is now available with 330 hp.
127. Porsche Club Hong Kong 18/03./1990
128. Club für den klassischen Porsche 911 12/05/1990
129. Porsche Club Veneto e Friuli-Venezia Giulia 07/11/1990
130. Porsche Club Osthessen e.V. 14/11/1990
Hong Kong is one of the classic markets for Porsche in the Asia region. The fact that it nevertheless took until the 1990s to establish a Porsche Club in Hong Kong may be due in part to the limited urban driving space in Hong Kong.
For this reason among others, Porsche Club Hong Kong organises many enticing overseas trips for its members. The first was to Brighton, England, in 1990. Since then, the Club has ventured to new destinations including Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, and to important Formula 1 racetracks like Sepang.
The Porsche Carrera Cup makes its world debut on 1st of April in Zolder, replacing the successful Porsche 944 Turbo Cup. When the 911 Carrera 2 appears in autumn 1989, a Cup Version for the 911 is created.
131. Porsche 356 Club Schweiz 01/01/1991
132. Porsche Club Rhein-Main-Taunus e.V. 13/12/1991
The Porsche 356 Club Schweiz is founded in the traditional Swiss market in 1991. A large community of enthusiasts for the first Porsche Model is still found here today. In 2019 the Club organized the INT 356 Meeting in Switzerland.
From late summer 1991, the Porsche 968 is launched as a successor to the Porsche 944, which is no longer in production.
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