Amelia Island Werks Reunion

It’s coming in May…the Porsche Werks Reunion in concert with the Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance.  924S944.com will be there.  You should be there too.  The Werks Reunion will be held on Friday, May 21.

For the past three years, Porsche has had their Werks Reunion on Friday of the Amelia Island weekend.  Last year the event was the first weekend of March, and within days everything started shutting down for COVID.  This year’s event was moved from March to May 21-23, with the Werks Reunion on Friday, May 21.

924S944.com brought two cars to the show in 2020 – Sparky, our 1987 924S Rescue Puppy and Moe, our 1988 924S Special Edition.  Sparky went home with a trophy.  Many who came by the 924/944/928/968 group had heard of the Special Edition cars, but never seen one.  Moe was a star.

So this year we have big plans to represent the front engine/water cooled Porsches at the Werks Reunion.  We are bringing both Moe and Sparky, but will also bring our granddaughter and her 1987 automatic 924S that she brought back from the dead.  In addition we will be bringing our customer’s 1987 924S that has been converted to commemorate the 924 Carrera GT, all done in white with the suspension modifications to boot.  We may have a second 924S Special Edition, and very possibly a third – three Special Editions parked side-by-side.

So the gauntlet has been thrown down to overpopulate the show field with our 924’s, 924S’s, 944’s, 928’s and 968’s.  Here at 924S944.com, we intend match last year’s entire class showing with our cars; we need YOU to bring your car and put it on the judged show field.

Registration opens on March 24 at noon.  Registration will fill up, so don’t wait.  And make sure that you register for the judged field, not the Porsche Corral – you want to join us on the judged field!  (There is a fee to register, and the Corral is cheaper – but don’t go cheap!). Your car does not have to be a “concours show car” to get on the field.  Sparky is our daily driver, and he won an award!  

Get you accommodations soon as this is the biggest car event on the east coast!   Also check AirBNB for rentals, and before you make reservations be sure that the parking lot looks safe for your car.  (For the second year in a row we have rented a two-bedroom condo a block off the beach with ample parking for our cars and trailers.)  Check the aerial view on Google Maps before you commit!

We have also registered our Special Edition (Moe) for the Amelia Island Cars and Coffee on Saturday morning.  That event, though, was filled up in January, so no luck there getting in.  There is plenty to do over the weekend, though.  You can go to specialty car auctions, walk around downtown Fernandina Beach and take in the dozens of ancillary and informal car events that make up this epic weekend.  So put it on your calendar to register on the judged field!

This will be our fourth Werks Reunion in a row.  It is a laid-back event with lots of great cars and lots of great people.  In 2019, Tom Brennan brought his Herman Miller #54 Porsche 933 D-Production race car to display, and he was a great one to talk with about the heydays of SCCA D-Production in 1980-82.  We also got to talk with Ray Schaffer from the Porsche Classics facility in Atlanta, and see some of the best restorations you will find anywhere.  If you can make it, you need to be there!  It’s all Porsche all day!

Author: Kevin Duffy, Author and Chief Geek

Kevin Duffy is a retired Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Daytona State College in Florida and a dedicated car guy. He now spends his time with Porsche 924S, 944's and 968's in his backyard shop. He is active in the Porsche Club of America, and he concentrates on 924S and the 924S Special Editions, doing rescues and restorations.

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