As we continued our photographic quest through the paddock, we found ourselves in front of an enormous, white circus style “big top tent”, under which even more rare and exotic Porsche’s awaited discovery…
Anchored at the end of the tent was the vintage,1968 Mercedes-Benz transport, originally converted by Porsche for the hauling of its race cars of the day. The transport was restored in the early 1990’s by Porsche expert Gerry Sutterfield, and shortly after was added to the Brumos Porsche collection.
As Saturday afternoon wore on, and as temperatures warmed up, we decided to head over to the Porsche Club of America’s hospitality tent, located out on “Cayman island”, just outside of turns 2 & 3. After checking in at the membership/ registration table, and being issued wrist bands, my son and I headed over to the tent to get something cold to drink and rest in the shade for a few minutes. This was a classic example of “membership having its privileges”; this facility and services (cold drinks and a place to sit and rest) were provided to all registered members of the Porsche Club of America throughout the weekend, staffed by volunteers from the many PCA regions located across the United States. This was also the perfect opportunity for Porsche owners not yet members of the PCA, to learn more about the club and witness its benefits firsthand.
And it was here at the PCA tent that we once again encountered Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, who had been visiting with a group of club members, and had come outside to view several of the club members cars. If I recall correctly, the gray Porsche was a 1967 912, still owned by its original owner, and in excellent condition. Dr. Porsche appeared to be enjoying himself once again, and after wishing the assembled crowd well, was off to his next stop.
For more information on the Porsche Club of America, please check out their website -www.pca.org
After being rehydrated, it was time to check out some of the cars out in the Porsche Corral. Located just behind the PCA tent, were rows of gleaming 356’s on display, lined up between turns 2 & 3.
(All photos by the author)