by Ed Leed, Permanent Numbers Coordinator

As you prepare for the upcoming autocross and drivers education season, you may decide to get a permanent number for your Porsche. Since we have banned shoe polish numbers because they are virtually unreadable by timing, scoring and corner workers, you have the choice of vinyl adhesive numbers, static cling numbers, magnetic numbers, painted numbers, or tape.

Painted numbers seem to have a rather serious commitment attached to them that many Porsche owners are fearful of making, so that leaves the others. Porsche owners who are afraid to attract attention (what?) may want to remove their numbers after an event. Magnetic, vinyl adhesive, static cling, and painter’s tape numbers may be the answer.

Static cling numbers have a habit of blowing off at the speeds that are really fun, so now we are left with magnetic, vinyl adhesive, or tape numbers. Any of these choices has their positive and negative features.

Magnetic numbers are the ultimate in flexibility, but can cause microscopic scratches and occasionally may blow off. Magnetic numbers must also be taped down for DE events so they do not move around and cause scratches.

Vinyl numbers won’t blow off and can be removed after an event. They, nevertheless, are expensive mistakes if you tear them when you take them off.

Numbers made from contact paper or simply using painter’s tape are cheap alternatives, by the way. So now you know which media are available. The list below will tell you which numbers are available.

RULES

Let me know your First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth choices for your three digit car number. The cool, easy numbers like 911, 333 or 777 are not available.

If you have an emotional attachment to a number that is available let me know. For example, your child’s birthday, or better yet, your grandmother’s dirt track number.

If your favorite number is not on the list, forget it. It’s taken.

As for two digit numbers, forget it. They’re taken. Have been for years. To earn a two digit number you must have performed superhuman feats of dedicated servitude to the Chicago Region which would have made your significant other wonder if you still loved them. Contact me if you think you qualify. Check with your significant other first, though.

Send me your five number choices in order of preference; the year and model of your Porsche; and the PCA region in which you are a member by clicking here and filling out the form.

I will review your request and assign your permanent number to you if one of your selections is available.


Available numbers as of July 20, 2021.
100-199 200-299300-399400-499500-599656-699700-749759-799800-849850-899900-999
178205320406509656719752804851905
206326408521657731753805852923
229328416523658738754806853932
248338433536663739755812854937
252341435538664740756813856938
254346436539670745758814857942
258351438543672746760819860943
260352441546677748762822863947
265354448547679763823865948
266362453548681765826870950
270364454549683769829872952
274367455552684774832873955
278368462553685775834874958
283370463561687776835875964
284372465562690778836876970
285376467565691779837878972
290378468566692781839879973
296381472567693782840883977
383473568694783841884983
384478569698784842890984
386479571785843892
387481573786844893
389483574790845894
392486576791846895
393487578792896
397489583793897
492584794897
493586798898
494587
495589
496590
497591
498592
594
595
596
597
598

Numbers 600-655 are temporary numbers

600 to 655 are Reserved for Temporary Use For Entrants Who Do Not Have A Permanent Number At Autocross & DE Events. These Numbers Are Not Assigned As Permanent Numbers.


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