We made the trip up to the Porsche Werks Reunion in advance of the Amelia Island Concours last Friday. It was quite the thing with the “Outlaw 356” showcased and lots of really nice cars. There were a few 935 race cars, and one was for sale for $999,999.99 – for real! The owner said that they are typically going for $1.2 – 1.5 million, so it was a real bargain. I don’t think that my wife would agree.
For those who have not been, the event is split into two sections – the “judged” area where cars in attendance are judged and awards presented, and the “rest of the crowd” where Porsches are parked together in similar models. We brought a highly-modified 1988 944 Turbo, but is was not in the “judged” area. Going along with Nort Northam, he brought his 1989 911 Speedster to put it in the “judged” field.
There were very few front engine water cooled cars on the judged field, though. One 968, a 931 and a couple of 944’s was about it. All were beautiful examples, but there were also lots of these cars in the non-judged area that could have easily made it to the “judged” field.
So – here is the challenge…let’s get our cars onto the judged field for next March. Watch here for more information as the event approaches, and let’s see if we can get some 924, 924S, 944, 931, 951 and 968’s on the field. Let’s show ’em what we are made of, and let’s show ’em that we are proud of our beautiful cars!
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Kevin Duffy is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Daytona State College in Florida and a dedicated car guy. He divides his time between teaching criminal justice topics in the online environment and working on/driving cars, particularly Porsches. Kevin is one of the principals in InspiringLifeOver50.com.