The History of RMR

Back in the days when Porsche Club of America (PCA) was very young, Porsches in the West were few and far between. You could drive for days through the mountains and deserts and never see another sports car, much less a Porsche. Those who owned one of the little beauties from Stuttgart didn’t know that an organization existed which was made up only of Porsche owners, but sometime during the summer of 1957, Fred Blume of Cheyenne, Wyoming heard about PCA and wrote for information. At the same time, Jim Pickens of Denver, Colorado heard about it too and PCA put the two of them into contact.

Twenty-two Porsches made the jaunt, mostly from Denver, to the first organizational meeting at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 13, 1957. As of November 1957, there were 14 members to carry on the activities of the uncharted Colorado-Wyoming region. 35-40 people regularly attended meetings.

The Rocky Mountain Porsche Region (RMR) was officially chartered in May 1958.  The territory included all of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and the northern part of New Mexico.

Over the years, RMR has held Rally’s, Autocrosses, Tours, Concours, Tech Sessions and numerous Driver’s Education Schools.

The shape of the region has changed to include Northern Colorado, Southeastern Wyoming, and Southwestern tip of Nebraska, but the membership is strong and currently there are 2600+ members.

Porsche Club of America has held numerous Parades in the Region.

  • Aspen, Colorado – 1960
  • Colorado Springs, CO – 1966
  • Aspen, Colorado – 1978
  • Colorado Spring, Colorado – 1988 (joint Parade with Alpine Mountain Region)
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado – 1998 (joint Parade with Alpine Mountain Region)
  • Keystone, Colorado – 2009 (joint Parade with Alpine Mountain Region)

The History of RMR

Dear members,

COVID-19, the novel corona virus, has become the forefront of immediate health concerns.  The RMR Board has been following and discussing these issues on a frequent basis.  We understand that members have concerns. In all things we do, we consider first and foremost the health and safety of our members, volunteers, and sponsors.  As we begin to host events again, we ask that everyone follow the guidelines below to help keep themselves and fellow members safe.

Social distancing is key when gathering for the event.  Please maintain a distance of 6 feet from friends and staff whenever possible.
Face coverings are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult.  Face coverings are meant to protect those around you in case you are unknowingly infected.  We are requiring that masks be worn at all times unless maintaining at least six feet of distance, or when eating, drinking or driving.
Avoid handshakes, fist bumps, and other forms of physical contact.  When appropriate, use hand sanitizer or wash your hands and avoid touching your face.
Following these guidelines will help to lower the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19, and will facilitate our ability to host more events in the future.

By and for the Board of the Rocky Mountain Region, Porsche Club of America, Inc.

Jim Thorburn

President, RMR-PCA

PCA National Board of Directors

PCA National Audit Committee