November 28, 2018
Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) today announced plans to support American Red Cross disaster relief in the wake of California wildfires that have drastically impacted the lives of thousands across the state.
PCNA will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross for California wildfire disaster relief efforts.
“California and Porsche sports cars have a close relationship going back more than 60 years. We have enthusiasts, friends, customers, PCNA colleagues, and dealership employees across the state,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA. “We want to do our part by helping the American Red Cross provide relief and recovery. We often say that a Porsche is a luxury. Nobody needs a Porsche. But everyone needs refuge from a disaster.”
Porsche has been part of California car culture since the 1950s. Today, PCNA has 26 dealer-partners in the state and a Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles, which also serves as headquarters for Porsche Motorsport North America. California’s legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has been the site of the world’s largest Porsche festival, Rennsport Reunion, three times since 2011, most recently this September.
Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Panamera; and Cayenne and Macan. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, and fine dining restaurant, 356.
The company operates a second Porsche Experience Center near Los Angeles. That 53-acre complex features a driver development track with eight educational modules totaling 4.1 miles, a business center, and Restaurant 917. PCNA employs over 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 190 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the Porsche brand's 70-year history of leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency. PCNA is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.
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