The Porsche Werks Reunion 2021

This year’s edition of the Porsche Werks Reunion at the Amelia Island Concours will be on Friday, May 21 – less than two weeks from now.  The big news is the number and variety of our front-engine water-cooled 9XX cars that will be represented on the judged field.  Last year there were a total of SEVEN 924, 944, 924S, 968 and 928 cars to be judged, and our totaled 924S “Sparky” got a trophy in the class.  This year, look for over thirty cars in the class, representing this wonderful field of sometimes forgotten Porsches.

While car registration has been closed for some time, you can still attend and wander among some of the best Porsches ever built.  From 356 to 992, every iteration of Porsche will be represented and displayed.  Specials, race cars and customs will also be there with an occasional outlaw will also be there.  Arrive by 10 am to be sure you have enough time to take everything in!

Granddaughter Beth participated in the Youth Judging. She marked the “engine category” on the judging sheet for the Taycan as a “0” since “it doesn’t have an engine.”

Judging takes place from 9:30 to noon, with “Youth Judging” by the PCA Juniors from 10:30 until noon.  Breakfast, lunch, coffee and stocked bars are available from 10:00 until 4:00.  The awards ceremony will begin at 2:00.  The long-range weather forecast calls for 84 degrees on the day of the show.  (More Information Here). We have three 924S’s on the judged field this year.

On Saturday morning is the Amelia Island Cars and Coffee where all different makes – current and long-past – are displayed.  From Alfa’s to Zagato’s, they are all here.  (We have our Special Edition 924S in that show for the second year in a row.) See more here.

Saturday afternoon will take us to the Amelia Island Concours d’Lemons. Stemming from the low-buck racing series the 24 Hours of Lemons and first held in 2009, each Concours d’Lemons delights in being the exact opposite of a perfectly polished concours. The promotional materials call for “the best examples of the worst cars,” and every Concours d’Lemons is free, both for participants and attendees. The laid-back nature of these events, which are typically held the same weekend as a major concours (like Monterey or Amelia Island) allows folks to laugh at themselves a bit and just have fun. Which is exactly what the car world needs sometimes.  We will be there, but we don’t have anything to enter – even our 924S cars aren’t weird enough for this group.

See you there!

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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