Here at 924S944.com we have been members of the Porsche Club of America since 1998 – twenty-three years. We have never been too excited about attending the annual Porsche Parade – PCA’s version of an annual convention. Owning 944’s and 924S’s, we felt that we would be a bit “out of place” with our cars at such a prestigious event such as Parade. But with the resurgence of the popularity of our cars, we decided to take the plunge and register for the annual Porsche Parade in the Poconos coming in June 2022.
Some will say that Porsche Parade is the ultimate in Porsche Snobbery, and that might be true to some extent. However, we have found that by putting ourselves in the middle of the “punkin’ patch,” we get a great reception with a lot of respect. So now it’s time to test this theory.
We have four major events in the first half of the year. We will be on the judged field for the Porsche Werks Reunion at the Amelia Island Concours on Friday, March 4, and then on the concours field for Cars and Community (formerly Cars and Coffee) on Saturday, March 5.
Next we will take a trailer full of parts and pieces to the Porsche-Only Swap Meet at Carlisle, Pennsylvania on April 30. Should be fun, and maybe get rid of some extra stuff we have lying around. How many intake manifolds and passenger seats do you really need?
June 3-5 is the Helen 944 Meetup/Mountain Run that ends up at Elliott Grafton’s 944 Barn in Blairsville, Georgia.
Then Porsche Parade 2022 in the Poconos June 12-18.
Later in the year is 944Fest – date to be announced, and the Appalachian Adventure in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. This event is always quite fun with some great people from the Porsche Club, Appalachian Region.
The best part of these trips and events is the comments from those attending with their 911’s, Boxsters and Caymans…and the admiration and memories that our cars bring to the table. Many talk of their 944 or 924S, how much fun they had with them, and how they wish that they had never sold them.
Don’t fret, though…we will do our best to put our car in the middle of all the “real Porsches” and ruin their photos!
So join us at one or more of these events. You won’t be sorry.
I will probably see you at all of these events! Go 924S!
Your impression about Porsche Parades is correct. I am the original owner of an 1983 944, purchase in Ohio from Stoddard’s. I also own a 1982 911SC for the last 35 years. Going to Porsche events in Ohio, I was asked if I am going to bring a real Porsche. I was asked many times to compare both cars and then proved to my friends that the 944 is a better build car. Also drove both cars on the track for many years, and used the same style of driving. Spun out with both and did not break anything, lucky. Both cars are now here in Ormond Beach Fl. I also owned 2 Corvettes and my 69 Vette during 11 years of ownership was the biggest piece of sh@t I owned and held on to it because I liked the way it looked!
The attitudes towards our cars has been steadily improving over the past five years or so. I am glad that is happening, but still get the offhanded joking, etc. at some events.
Maybe I see you at Amelia Island. I been driving auction cars for RM for the last 10 + years.