You know our club's saying "it's not just the cars, it's the people" - well we got to do both this past weekend at Amelia Island!!!!
A group of Hurricane Region members headed down to Amelia Island on Thursday and arrived in time to attend the Guardians of Porsche dinner at the Ritz Carlton... what a way to start a long weekend at the car show (Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance). The dinner was a who's who of the Porsche world and what a great venue to dine and sip wine with fellow car people. And these car people were all Porsche people!
Friday started with Gooding Auction in the morning. Jerry Seinfeld had 18 incredible Porsches in the auction this year - and Jerry kept getting in the way of photos I was taking of Kevin by cars we wished we could afford:-) Friday afternoon was spent speeding around the islands and backwaters in small two person speedboats, beaching on an island to see the wild horses...
Saturday and the largest Cars & Coffee I've ever attended! It was like a bonus car show at no charge! The cars were gorgeous and what a huge variety of makes and models. One of my favorites was a Mercedes 190SL that had been sectioned, widened and lengthened, to hold a BMW V-12! Then there was the infamous Disney Character contest Saturday evening...
SHOW DAY - Sunday. We opted for the early admittance tickets so our day started early. The weather had been absolutely beautiful up till this morning when we awoke to clouds and a forecast of rain for later in the day - would the show go on? There was one small rain sprinkle as we rode the bus to the show that had us very nervous, we walked the walk to the show field and were relieved to see all the cars were indeed on the field. Then the sun came out, whew!! the rest of the day was sun & clouds, but no rain until after the event was over and all the cars safely tucked back into their trailers.
There were many spectacular cars on the field on Sunday, but for me and for many others, it was really a big kick to see two Gmunds parked there on the lawn... later in the day the Gmunds were moved next to each other - Let photo ops begin! The Gmunds were owned by Jeff Zwart and our our club member Bob Ingram. You'll see that we wasted no time taking advantage of this opportunity, there will be a photo in our upcoming newsletter of a group shot of the cars, their owners and members of your Hurricane Region!
Next week we'll get back to the FrankenBoxster with a new frame being welded in.
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