From David Kelly – Please see the link below for photos of the 2017 “Wheels & Keels” Antique and Exotic Car and Boat Show at the Moorings Yacht & Country Club in Vero Beach, FL. It is an annual event appealing to both car and boat enthusiasts and designed to support and raise money for local youth programs.
Exhibiters’ cars are displayed near the Club House on the Moorings golf course adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon and the classic yachts are displayed in-water at the Moorings Yacht Club Marina. All the yachts were open and available for visitors to board and observe the workmanship and furnishings.
The cars on display were a mix of classic antique and modern exotic European and American automobiles arranged in predetermined classes for a judged concours event. You will see some of our SPC Region members’ Porsches on display in addition to a full complement of Porsche vehicles from Porsche of Melbourne, which was a major sponsor of the event.
Two of our members, George, owner of the beautifully restored Conda Green 911T, and Jurgen, owner of the immaculate slate blue 928S, took first and second-in-class respectively for the “German Sports Pre – ‘92” Class. It is especially noteworthy that they were in competition with a beautiful classic Mercedes 300SL roadster. You can see photos of George and Jurgen accepting their awards on the red carpet.
You will likely find several other cars that may peak your interest as well. The red Maserati was especially unique, along with the eight-liter Bentley, the red 1931 classic Packard, and the immaculate light green Austin-Healey 3000. There were many to choose from to find a personal favorite.
I hope you enjoy the photos.