Photo Galleries of Current and past Events attended by Space Coast
We have many awesome events planned for our members and with that come PHOTOS. We appreciate all the members that have supplied us with albums full of memories. Please view all the events with the years listed below. If you have an album from an event and would like it listed here please send a link to the album for public viewing.
Remember… It’s not just the cars, it’s the people.
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From David Kelly – Here is a link to photos of the 66th annual running of the “12 Hours of Sebring” on Saturday, March 17, 2018. It was the resurgent Porsche factory team of Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, and Frederic Makowiecki in the Porsche #911, who took the win in the GTLM Class, with the Porsche #912, driven by Laurens Vanthoor, Earl Bamber, Gimmi Bruni, taking third to gain a place on the podium as well. A great showing for the Porsche Team in the face of very stiff competition from BMW, Ferrari, and Corvette.
This year’s Porscheplatz for Porsche Club members and Porsche owners was outstanding! It was set up and maintained by volunteers who did an excellent job of accommodating everyone who enjoyed the track-side amenities. It was surrounded by a completely full Porsche Corral where almost every model of Porsche could be found.
There were pre-dawn preparations by the race teams in the garages, warm-up laps for the race cars as the sun rose, some Parade laps, the “Fan Walk” with the race cars on display along Pit Road, opening ceremonies with a parachute jump and the national anthem, some WW II flyovers, and fireworks at the start of the race. Some of that is captured in the photos, but not all of it.
If you browse through the photos you will probably find a few which are interesting. The images taken before and during sunrise were the most challenging as you will see. I’ve included even those which are less sharp than normal since they give a truer sense of what conditions were like in the Paddock as the race cars drove to the Grid for their warm-up laps as the sun began to rise in the east. It’s worth mentioning that race cars don’t necessarily drive slowly on the way to the Grid.
It was a great race, with some great PCA hospitality, and a spectacular result for Porsche and Porsche owners. I hope you enjoy the photos.
From David Kelly – Here is a link to photos of the Vero Beach Kaffeeklatsch on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Although the weather was slightly overcast, it didn’t affect the mood of the attendees. There is always something to see at these gatherings, and this one was no exception. A newly purchased beautiful red 993, a new 2018 Panamera courtesy of Porsche of Melbourne and the clean spider intake on the 928S were just some of the things drawing interest today.
There was also a discussion about the direction of future engine technology, the move to larger (and more expensive) new car batteries in support of increased electronics, and some amusing light-hearted banter about the coming of autonomous vehicles. As always, it was a great time to catch up with Porsche friends! I hope you enjoy the photos.
From David Kelly – Please see the link below for photos of the SPC “Drive & Dine” group arriving at Capt. Hiram’s on Saturday, March 03, 2018. It was a great turn-out of Space Coast members and a wide assortment of Porsche models making the trip for a fun drive and a great lunch. You might be able to find an example of your favorite Porsche model among all the Porsches as they arrived. You’ll notice the two meticulously restored 911’s, and the two beautiful Italian cars which also joined in the fun. I hope you enjoy the photos.
From David Kelly – Here is a link to photos of “Porsches & Polo” held in conjunction with the Windsor Charity Polo Cup, sponsored by Porsche of Melbourne. This is a significant effort by Porsche of Melbourne and Space Coast Region PCA in support of the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County. As you can see in the photos, we had a maximum turn-out of SPC Region members and a very large commitment of staff and resources from Porsche of Melbourne to make the event a complete success. The people at Windsor were very gracious hosts in support of everyone who attended.
A “People’s Choice” Concours was conducted for SPC participants, with many outstanding Porsches in the running for honors. Photos of the owners of the winning cars are included, along with photos of every Porsche car at the event. There were so many great cars it was difficult to choose a favorite. It seemed that the Windsor members and guests felt the same way as they thoroughly enjoyed themselves inspecting all the Porsches on display.
The Polo action was second-to-none, with many well-known Polo players on the field, and the horsemanship was amazing. You will be able to see a few examples of that in the photos. It was a great experience for anyone watching the event, especially anyone there for the first time.
Great refreshments and snacks were provided by Porsche of Melbourne, and great hospitality from Windsor, with lots of Polo action on the field, and the great weather made it a very enjoyable day for everyone. All of it in support of a very good cause.
I hope you enjoy the photos
From David Kelly – Here is a link to photos of the Vero Beach Kaffeeklatsch on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Great weather and a large turn-out of Space Coast Region members made it another great event for everyone. Coffee, Porsche cars, and great people make a winning combination! I hope you enjoy the photos.
From David Kelly – The links below will take you to photos of the “48 Hours at Sebring” PCA Race on Friday 02/02/18 and Saturday 02/03/18. The “48 Hours at Sebring” event is PCA’s largest Club Race so there is more of everything. More GT3 Cup Cars, more Cayman GT4’s, more classic 911 race cars, and more 944 Cup and Spec. Boxster race cars too. With five full Run Groups, including the DE Advanced Solo, the track is filled with non-stop action, and the Grid is packed with race cars ready and waiting for their turn on the track. As always, there are many things to see in the Paddock as well.
As you browse through the photos, check out the huge number of GT3 Cup Cars on the Grid, or look for those classic eighties 911 race cars from Accumoto Motorsport with the spectacular period liveries. Or, take a stroll through the busy Paddock and the team garages to find your favorite Porsche race car. Surely you will see something that interests you. I hope you enjoy the photos.
From David Dowling – Here is David’s unique take on the Rolex weekend. Including some shots from the Ferrari Challenge race and a ‘grid walk to victory circle’ look at the Rolex 24 Hour race. Thanks, David!
From David Kelly – The links below will take you to photos of the action at the Rolex “24 Hours at Daytona Race” on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There were essentially four races occurring during the Rolex Daytona weekend; the Ferrari Challenge Race 1, the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona/Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Race, the Ferrari Challenge Race 2, and the main event, the 56th Rolex “24 Hours at Daytona” WeatherTech Championship Race.
Thursday was filled with practice and qualifying sessions for each of those races, so you will see lots of Ferraris, Mercedes GT’s, Audi’s, Lamborghini’s, BMW’s, Ford GT’s, Corvette’s, Lexus’s, and some cars from the Touring and Street Tuner classes among the Porsches on the track and in the garages. The four-hour BMW Endurance Race on Friday was won by drivers Spencer Pumpelly and Dillon Machavern in the #28 RS1 Porsche Cayman GT4 which battled with one of the Mustang GT’s for most of the race. It was a significant achievement against a large contingent of Mercedes GT’s, Mustang GT’s, BMW M4’s, McLaren’s, Audi R8’s, and Aston Martin’s. You’ll find photos of all the cars on the track and in the garages.
There was a display of historic race cars in the Fan Zone near the team garages with some interesting Porsches among them, all of which are included in the photos. There was plenty to see and do wherever you looked, with driver autograph sessions, Hot Lap experiences, and specialized tours if you were interested. Additionally, several major automotive brands had cars on display along the infield road with their latest technology and simulator experiences. There truly was something for everyone.
For Porsche owners, the Porsche Corral was a home away from home, with a chance to relax and see old friends with some interesting Porsche cars, while enjoying the race proceedings from a place of comfort, thanks to the PCA Regions who worked so hard to support the Corral and to PCA National for making it available.
The pre-race action on Saturday was marked by large crowds in the garage area and later adjacent to Pit Road as the fans had access to the grass infield to view the race cars and to see the driver introductions just prior to the start of the race. You can see some of that in the photos along with a few interesting race preparation details.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
From Robin Hoffman – The 2018 Space Coast Autocross Season at the American Muscle Car Museum (AMCM) has begun! AMCM owner, Mark Pieloch has graciously provided his amazing campus for our Space Coast PCA Autocross events again this year. This was a fun and challenging course with approximate 60 second run times. Photos taken by John Martinez. Thanks John!
From David Kelly – Here is a link to photos of the January 14, 2018 Vero Beach Kaffeeklatsch. Another great turn-out of PCA members, including several of our Space Coast Region officers who drove down to join the fun. A sunny day, hot coffee, and a great mix of cars made it a good time for everyone! I hope you enjoy the photos.
Past Years Event Photos
To view past events, pick a year and scroll through the photo galleries submitted by our members.
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