About Us, Who We Are, Who We Represent and Who We Honor...
We're PASS Apparel.
We've started a performance driving apparel geared to Porsche Drivers.
We think there's a dearth of great clothing for the Porsche Driver. For our launch this Spring, we'll be utilizing the highest quality performance fabrics and instilling backroad tested innovation via our over 100k miles of Porsche Driving. Necessity is the mother of invention and oh mama, do we see the need, the need for PASS.
PASS Apparel was founded in 2012 by Victor Castrol (that's me). I became a Porsche owner about half a decade ago (makes it sound longer than it actually is). My dad pounded the marque into my head and I finally threw the towel in and bought a new 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Quite an intro. I've been privileged to have since owned some of the best modern Porsches ever made. Have a look around. You'll see most of them here.
Speaking of my dad, he's my role model. At the ripe age of 60, he became a Reserve Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department (LASD). Yeah, badass. Anyway, he recently found out we have got law enforcement in our lineage (long story, buy me a beer). So, PASS isn't just about apparel. There's a giveback piece. That's an understatement. Our giveback initiative is called PASS WITH CARE and it's the reason the first thing we did as a company is license our amazing photo background image from the talented Atom Crawford, (see all his amazing work here http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/atom-crawford.html)
The first of our PASS WITH CARE initiatives will support driver safety training, concentrating specifically on teen driver safety. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in America, causing far more teen deaths each year than homicide, suicide, cancer or drugs and PASS wants to help bring that tragic statistic lower.
Our second PASS WITH CARE initiative hits closer to home. PASS is a proud supporter of law enforcement via the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and their annual Police Unity Tour. Perhaps more important than introducing me to Porsche, my father introduced me to this charity as a participant in the Tour. It is a yearly 250 mile bicycle trek down the Eastern Seaboard (told you, badass, he's 66 now). The tour serves as a remembrance and honors the sacrifices for fallen officers who have died in the line of duty while helping raise money for the NLEOMF. "We Ride for Those Who Died". This year's tour starts In Portsmouth Virginia Tuesday May 10th and ends in Washington DC two days later. If you're around that area, it's a sight to see.
More info available at http://policeunitytour.com or download a brochure with information about visiting the Memorial in Washington, DC at http://www.nleomf.org.
One of the inspiring quotes featured at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is "In valor there is hope." written by Tacitus. It's a quote that helps capture the spirit of the men and women who are honored at the Memorial and it is words we remember daily and live by. It is also the name of a poem written by Chief Tecumseh featured in the movie Act of Valor.
Thank you for coming along for the ride!