Porsche Owners Can Now Rent Their Cherished Rides to Other Porsche Owners

A sportscar line made famous by Tom Cruise in the movie “Risky Business” — “Porsche: there is no substitute” — is now available to rent among Porsche owners based on a new service from Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle firm in Traverse City.
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Porsche Club of America members can now rent each other’s vehicles through a program by the club and Hagerty. // Photo courtesy of Porsche Club of America

A sportscar line made famous by Tom Cruise in the movie “Risky Business” — “Porsche: there is no substitute” — is now available to rent among Porsche owners based on a new service from Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle firm in Traverse City.

Hagerty DriveShare and Porsche Club of America (PCA) today announced a partnership that will allow PCA members to rent their cars exclusively to fellow club members if they so choose.

“Porsche owners have told us they want two things — to have the ability to rent to other Porsche owners, knowing their cars will be appreciated and taken care of, and to be able to rent Porsches they’ve never had a chance to drive before,” says McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty, founded by his parents, Frank and Louise Hagerty, in 1984.

Launched in 2017, Hagerty DriveShare is a peer-to-peer car-sharing service that gives car fans the chance to drive, display, or be chauffeured in cars and trucks from any era for nearly any occasion.

For car owners, every Hagerty DriveShare rental includes up to $1 million in insurance protection and access to a comprehensive full-service roadside assistance program designed specifically for classic vehicles. The platform currently includes access to more than 4,400 vehicles nationwide.

With more than 135,000 members, the Porsche Club of America is the world’s largest single marque car club that focuses on heightening the Porsche ownership and driving experiences. The organization was founded in 1955.

“Our members love to drive Porsches and Hagerty DriveShare offers them a unique opportunity to access Porsches when they might not have access to their own cars,” says Vu Nguyen, executive director of PCA. “Having this platform to share our Porsches within our community is a benefit we’ve never had before.”

As part of the partnership, PCA members can list cars or browse those listed by fellow club members. Drivers can plan their trip online at driveshare.com or by using Hagerty’s free Android or iOS apps.

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