Observations on Southern California’s all Porsche Swap and Car display, March 4, 2012…

Once a year, the “Porsche literature, toy/model and memorabilia meet for Porsche and Vintage VW’s” comes to town, and is followed up by the all Porsche Swap and Car display on Sunday, held at the Phoenix Club located in Anaheim, California.

Last weekends weather could not have been better suited for a Porsche swap meet and car display. Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny, with a cloudless blue sky and summer like temperatures. And the Porsche community showed up in droves…

By the time I arrived at the Phoenix Club (at 7:30 AM), I was greeted by one very long, single file line of Porsches, queued up nose to tail, awaiting entry into the event to be part of the car display. So I tucked in line, to wait with the rest of the assembled masses. As soon as the gate opened, we were routed through the aisles of the already active swap meet, with our final destination being the grassy field at the back, selected for the days display parking.

Red Porsche 356 Carrera_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

The welcome committee (above and below), parked along the swap meet aisles, greeted those driving into the event…

VW type 2 single cab_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Various car clubs and their members (the 356 Registry, Early S Registry, POC, and the RGruppe just to name a few), had been granted priority parking, and were already staged about the grounds. (I found out later that they had all arrived at 6 AM for positioning). Once  parked on the lawn, and after a quick scan of the surrounding cars, it was time to grab my camera and head off to check out the undiscovered Porsches.

Porsche display parking_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Car club display parking_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Centrally located on the site, was the huge green tent (“Festhalle”), which housed a large collection of vendors, all hawking Porsche related products and services. And strategically placed around the perimeter of the tent, were the different cars clubs, each displaying a variety of Porsches; from 356’s to 911’s, 912’s, one Brumos Porsche 935 (courtesy of Pelican Parts), and even a Porsche Junior tractor…

Blue Porsche 356 coupe_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Red Porsche 356 super 90 cabriolet grill & badge_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Red Porsche 356 super 90 cabriolet_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver Porsche 356 1600 roadster grill & badge_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver Porsche 356 1600 roadster_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Speedster blue Porsche 356 1600 speedster_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black Porsche Speedster_hood reflection_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ w/blue stripes_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ rear view w/blue stripes & reflection_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ rear grill club badge_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ front hood stripes and decal_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White, Pelican Parts / Brumos Porsche 935_ front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Red Porsche Junior tractor_ side view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

In addition to the Brumos Porsche 935, there were several other Porsche race cars present; the Wynn’s Porsche 962, and the red Coca-Cola Porsche 935…

Wynn's Porsche 962 and red Coca- Cola Porsche 935_ side view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Wynn's Porsche 962 _ 3/4 rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Wynn's Porsche 962 _ cockpit shot_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Wynn's Porsche 962 & red Coca-Cola Porsche 935 _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

 Red Coca-Cola Porsche 935_side view , reflections _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

 Red Coca-Cola Porsche 935_logo and vent details _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

And just around the corner from these two cars was another hidden gem; the historically significant, blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera, serial number 904-002. For those unfamiliar with this particular car, this is one of only two pre- production prototypes built, and that served as the personal car of its designer Ferdinand Alexander (Butzi) Porsche…

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera_front view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera_motor _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera_3/4 front view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera_3/4 rear view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

After shooting the 904, it was time for a closer look at some of the remaining cars staged throughout the grassy display area…

Black Porsche 356C coupe_side reflections _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black Porsche 356C coupe_motor _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black Porsche 356C coupe_side reflection _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green 1964 Porsche 356C coupe_side reflections _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White Porsche 911 GT3_3/4 front view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White Porsche 911 GT3_3/4 rear view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Porsche rear wings _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

 

Porsche rear ends_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Porsche front ends2_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green Porsche 914-6 GT_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12Green Porsche 914-6 GT_3/4 rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green Porsche 914-6 GT_interior view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Rasberry colored 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

And hidden out in the back corner of the field was this rasberry colored 1973 Carrera RS…

Rasberry colored 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_3/4 rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

1967 Porsche 911S_side view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive_3/4 front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

After making the rounds through the car display area, it was time for one last pass around the Festhalle tent, in case I missed any cars…

Gulf orange and blue Porsche 911 Carrera RS_3/4 front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Gulf orange and blue Porsche 911 Carrera RS_3/4 rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Gulf orange and blue Porsche 911 Carrera RS_ducktail_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White 1970 Porsche 911 T with Martini Stripes_front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White 1970 Porsche 911 T with Martini Stripes_and green 1973 911 Carrera RS_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green 1973 911 Carrera RS_motor_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green 1973 911 Carrera RS_rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

And with one last Carrera RS sighting, it was time to head home.

Note to self: the next time you come across a 1/43 scale GT3 RS4.0 model, don’t delay in deciding whether or not to buy it…

(all photos by the author)

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