The Heart O' Dixie Region of the Porsche Club of America was originally chartered on March 28, 1961 in Birmingham and encompassed the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and western Tennessee, including Nashville and Memphis.

There was a lapse of Club activity as interest dissipated. Frederic Smith, the Club President, sold his Porsche, resigned his office, and returned the treasury balance of $43 to the PCA National Executive Secretary.

On New Year’s Day, 1967, Bill Stephens met with a group of Huntsville Porsche enthusiasts to organize an ad-hoc Porsche oriented Club called the Porsche Pushers. Their primary purpose was to enlist the fifteen members necessary to reapply for PCA membership. The Porsche Pushers developed a draft Constitution in November, 1967, using the Niagara Region Constitution provided by PCA as a template. They then worked to enlist members and formulate their own Club documents leading to the Heart O' Dixie Region's re-charter on June 19, 1968, with the same geographic membership area. The Club had 34 primary members; 17 in Huntsville, 7 in Birmingham, 4 in Dothan, 3 in Montgomery, and 3 each in Auburn, Selma, and Eufaula.

1970 - the Alabama Region chartered in Birmingham and split from the Heart O' Dixie. That region encompassed Alabama south of Cullman and the southern 65 counties in Mississippi. In 1972 all of the club officers were transferred by the Boeing Company to Seattle. An early election was held to elect a new slate of officers.

1973 - Ivester Porsche-Audi of Nashville announced plans to open a dealership in Huntsville but that plan was changed to locate in Jackson, MS.

1974 - Club President Marvin Martin scheduled events on 29 weekends, contacted the owners of 95 non-Club Porsches among 160,000 vehicle registrations. None of those contacted joined the Club and he resigned in May.

1975 - VW of America rejected the Club President’s suggestion to open a Porsche Service Center in Huntsville. Only 13 of the 24 members attended the Annual Meeting.

1982 - Club President Jim Williams resurrects the Club and created and new Heart O’ Dixie logo based on the Fuch wheel.

1987 - The Magnolia Region was chartered in Jackson and split from the Heart O' Dixie.

2016 - 335 members held the 55th Anniversary Celebration where we minted the 1967 Grill Badge and the 55th Anniversary Grill Badge.

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