Niagara Region Porsche Club 50th Anniversary

A few weeks ago Gillian and I traveled to Glenora Winery near the south end of Seneca Lake, as they were hosting the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America (PCA). The celebration included live music, food and drinks, and a Concours de Elegance. The club even hired a helicopter to take a couple photographers up for aerial photos. Unfortunately, I was not one of them.

Gillian’s parents have been long time members of the Northern New Jersey Region, and since moving to the Rochester area, have transfered to the local Niagara Region of the Porsche Club. They are active members and Gillian’s father owns a 1967 Porsche 912, of which he is the original owner. It is immaculate and has been awarded many trophies. Today’s Concours would be no different…

We arrived after most of the attendees to this view of the event:

Porsche Club Gathering at Glenora Winery on Seneca Lake

A nice turnout for the Niagara Region Porsche Club 50th Anniversary

The club supplied a band and food and drinks.

The band "Night Shift" played at the event

The band “Night Shift” played at the event

And your first drink was even included with your meal ticket!

Admission included your first drink!

Admission included your first drink!

The food, wine, and music were all good, but I came to look at and photograph the cars! The one below brought back memories. I got a ride in this Porsche GT2 a few years back on Watkins Glen during a club driving school. 165 mph on the back straight!

Porsche GT2

Porsche GT2

The Cayman is one of my favorite Porsches. Mid-engine, two seater. Never even driven one, but I’m saving my pennies…

A pair of Porsche Cayman's

A pair of Porsche Cayman’s. In two fantastic colors…

The classics were represented too. That is Gillian’s Dad in the yellow hat deciding which car to cast his vote for. He couldn’t vote for his own, but he wouldn’t need to.

A row of classic Porsches

A row of classic Porsches

The helicopter flys over with one of the club photographers. Here is my one photography tip for this post: go for a slow shutter speed when photographing flying helicopters. They look weird when the rotors are frozen in flight!

The photo helo flys over the PCA 50th event

The photo helo flys over the PCA 50th event

Of course, the winner of the event ended up being Gillian’s dad. He always wins these things. Bob’s 1967 Porsche 912 was Awarded First in Class as voted by all participants, and named best in show by Porsche Racing Legend Vic Elford. Unfortunately, since I see his car on a regular basis, I didn’t even spend much time looking for a unique photo of this very special car. This is the best I came home with:

Bob's 1967 Porsche 912

Bob’s 1967 Porsche 912, Awarded First in Class as voted by all participants, and named best in show by Porsche Racing Legend Vic Elford.

And probably my favorite photo of the day is this one, of a factory race prepared Cayman.

Factory prepared Porsche Cayman race car

Factory prepared Porsche Cayman race car

 

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