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:
The club supplied a band and food and drinks.
And your first drink was even included with your meal ticket!
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!
The Cayman is one of my favorite Porsches. Mid-engine, two seater. Never even driven one, but I’m saving my pennies…
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.
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!
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:
And probably my favorite photo of the day is this one, of a factory race prepared Cayman.