Porsche Club Malaysia recently hosted the first members’ night at Penang’s QE2 in conjunction with the Raja Muda 2008 Regatta. For the first time a Penang Initiative dedicated to Porsche Owners’ drew a great response exceeding 25 cars, albeit on a weekday, packing and overflowing the entire entrance of Penang Harbours’ infamous QE2 pub and restaurant.
Pre-dinner cocktails on board PCM committee member Dato Alex Nah’s sailing yacht was a treat as the other sailboats swarmed the harbour in a frenzy brought on by the competitive nature of the Regatta; 33 sailboats
in total competed in the 10-day race originating from Port Klang and ending in Langkawi with a stopover in Penang. Following the cocktails, dinner was served in the QE2 - with an expansive view of the yacht club and sailboats gathered for the regatta - and attended by enthusiastic Porsche owners from Penang and the Northern States along with the other members who drove up from KL.
Porsche-philes with all makes and models discovered a common ideology, that is, a lifestyle that comes with owning a Porsche. Many experiences were shared amongst the members and soon-to-be members with stories of road trips, social opportunities and further events dominating the conversations. As a result of the enthusiastic turnout from the Penang and Northern States Porsche owners, it was announced that PCM is setting up a Northern Chapter of PCM to be based at Porsche Center Penang to better cater to the 40 plus current members who have roots in Penang and the Northern states, let alone, the estimated 60 plus others who bought Porsches in the last 2 years and have a hard time connecting with the other Porsche owners in KL. - Contributed by Key Soon Yee and Dr. Rodwin Bahadur
All Porsche owners who wish to know more about the club, including memberships can visit the website, Porsche Club Malaysia or drop a line to: The Deputy President: Key Sun Yee at email: j1q355@ yahoo.com or call Winnie Chin 012 4028 578 Porsche Centre Penang