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 Vero Beach Kaffeeklatsch on Sunday, July 08. 2018. Fifteen members attended, along with a visiting family from the Kentucky Region PCA. There was a very interesting mix of “old & new” Porsches on display, with each car having its own unique set of characteristics and features.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
From Robin Hoffman – Saturday, June 16th 100 eager Space Coasters gathered at Porsche of Melbourne for breakfast and to watch the beginning of the 2018 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most challenging endurance race. Even though we weren’t able to see the race on the big screen, diehard race fans watched on smaller TV’s and the rest of us enjoyed the hearty breakfast and conversation. We all got to enjoy the dealership’s Porsche’s on display and those in the parking lot. Thank you, Porsche of Melbourne for hosting us with a knock out event!
As expected, Porsche dominated the GTE Pro class. The No. 92 Porsche GT “Piggy” Team took the victory, followed by the No. 91 Porsche GT Team in second. The No. 77 Dempsey – Proton Racing team (Porsche 911 RSR) took first in the GTE Am class,
Jackson Hall Photo link: https://flic.kr/s/aHskD1rCaS
Sue and Gabby DeVito Photo link: https://flickr.com/photos/133326194@N02/sets/72157697553257074
From Robin Hoffman – Happy Anniversary Space Coast PCA!! We finished our months-long celebration with a blow-out banquet at the Daytona 500 Club at the Speedway, where we were able to watch the Enduro Race from above Victory Lane! PCA members from Citrus, SunCoast, Thoroughbred and FL Crown were in attendance! Including our Zone 12 Rep – Lisa Lewis! Vic Elford was our guest of honor and he graciously told stories, signed items and was photographed with many of us! Our future National PCA President and SPC member Tom Gorsuch interviewed Vic expertly and recognized Porsche of Melbourne for their wonderful support of our Club for the past 10+ years. Shelby Goode’s impressive painting of Vic and his winning car was auctioned off – prints of this painting are still available! Contact our webmaster, Jeff Dorman, for more info.
Sunday morning brought our members together again for “Breakfast with Vic” at the Fairfield Inn to help him celebrate his 83rd Birthday – Cake for breakfast! 🙂 Thanks to the hard work of the 50th Anniversary Committee, our celebration was a huge success! Thanks to Porsche of Melbourne for their sponsorship of this event paring it with the 70th Celebration of Porsche – Sportscar Together Day.
What a celebration we had! A celebration soooo big that 3 photo albums are included to capture the event. We hope you enjoy the pictures and the memories!
From David Kelly: Here is a link to photos of the Vero Beach Kaffeeklatsch on Sunday, June 03, 2018. Sixteen members brought a good mix of Porsche cars on a bright sunny day. There were some great Porsche stories too! I hope you enjoy the photos.
From Robin Hoffman – Our 2nd 50th Anniversary Space Coast Autocross was a great success! – We worried that the rain would wash out our fun….but thankfully we only had sprinkles and everyone got their runs in!! All the participants looked like they had a great time – I hope you can find a few photos of yourself here if you ran. Thank you owner American Muscle Museum owner, Mark Pieloch for allowing us to use your great facility!! Thanks to Ed and the staff at AMCM for all their support, and Porsche of Melbourne for their sponsorship and bringing out cars. A huge THANK YOU to our Autocross organizers: Ken Marshall, Craig Barrie, Steve (Wojo) Wojecki, Carmen DeVito and Tim Marshall!! Finally, thanks to all the drivers & volunteers who come out and pitch in! We couldn’t do it without you!
From David Kelly – Great people, great cars, and good weather, combined with excellent planning by our Space Coast Region Officers and volunteers, made the 50th Anniversary Space Coast Region Concours a resounding success. Thanks to everyone who shined up their Porsches and brought them out to display. Also, thanks to ACT Computers for sponsoring the event and bringing along the race simulator so everyone could test their track driving skills between bites of breakfast bagels and coffee. There were lots of laughs and lots of fun!
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From Robin Hoffman – What a wonderful day we had at the 50th Anniversary Concours at Riverside Park in Vero Beach today. We had 36 cars come out on a sunny morning. Thank you Jurgen Schwanitz and ACT Computers for sponsoring this great event and bringing the VR track simulator. And thank you, judges!!
50th Concours Results May 2018
People’s Choice Award – Riviera Blue 1995 993 Carrera, Henry Cabezas
1st – Black 1959 Sunroof Coupe, Dr. Daniel & Neila Bird
911 Air Cooled Class
1st – Riviera Blue 1995 993 Carrera, Henry Cabezas
2nd – Bahama Yellow 1968 911, Jim & Karen Georgeff
3rd – Grand Prix White 1996 C4S, Dr. Daniel & Neila Bird
911 Modern Class
1st – Midnight Blue 2010 C4S, Dave & Susan Meyer
2nd – Sapphire Blue 2015 GT3, Carmen DeVito
3rd – Meteor Gray Metallic C4S 2011 Dr. Daniel & Neila Bird
1st – Vulcan Gray 2017 Macan, Rachel Schwanitz
1st – Wimbledon Green 1992 American Roadster, Dr. Daniel & Neila Bird
1st – Sapphire Blue 2018 718, Sherry & Don Ling
2nd – Aqua Blue 2010 Cayman S, Ned Scupper
3rd – Silver 2016 Boxster Spyder, Rob VanName
1st – Blue-metallic 1983 928S, Jurgen Schwanitz
2nd – Guards Red 1986 944, Nick Hess
3rd – India Red 1988 928S4, David Kelly
From Robin Hoffman – The rain was diverted! Elaine Christine, our Charity Co-Chair did a wonderful job organizing and executing our 2nd Annual Charity Golf tournament. Over forty golfers braved dark skies and great gusts of wind at the Cocoa Beach Country Club to continue our 50th Anniversary celebration! Many golfers aimed to win the 2018 Porsche Boxster prize for the Hole-In-One contest, courtesy of Premier Dealer Shay Rowe and Porsche of Melbourne. Hole witness volunteers reported that a few players got very close to the elusive pin! Over $1,000 was raised for the children’s charity, SAT7Education.org!
A round of applause and appreciation went to hole sponsors Ray Baldino of Baldino Studios, Jason Breitfeller at Breitwerks, Scott & Sue Kee, Roger Aumuller, and Ken Marshall with Glover Oil, Inc. Brian Birkholz at Allegra Printing donated a sponsor sign. Thank you’s also go to PCA National for the event subsidy which helped to pay for the luncheon, and Porsche Cars North America who donated the Porsche ball caps and cool power banks to recharge our cell phones.
Gift certificates to the Pro Shop were awarded to contest winners. Closest to the pin went to Charlie Tisdell and Kendall Hedgecock. Longest drive went to D. Hillman and Randi Ann Sullivan. Third place team “It’s In The Hole” won logo coasters for members Scott & Sue Kee, Roger Aumuller, and Gary Gibson. Second place team “Classy Shack” received logo mugs for members Jean Carney, Dee Turner, Randi Ann Sullivan, and Kendall Hedgecock. First place team, “The 718 Cayman’s” were each awarded a 50th Anniversary Challenge Trophy and a Pro Shop gift certificate for members Don Ling, Sherry Ling, Calvin Sierota, and Merritt Cogswell. The new champions will have their name engraved on the perpetual trophy—congratulations to all and THANK YOU!!
A huge Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out and made this event special – We appreciate your efforts!!
Photos – Porsches and Putters, Charity Golf Tournament at Cocoa Beach Country Club, April 21 (Photos by Charles Cameron and Robin Hoffman)
From Robin Hoffman – The Evil Rally Master duo of Brian Reinert and David O’Neal concocted an excellent rally “Orbit Around the Space Coast”. In their typical evil style, they made this rally a “Jeopardy Style” rally with different points per question and category. We learned where to find a well-fed fish (The Fat Snook Restaurant) and “Railway Tracks” is a bad place to park a Porsche. When all the scores had been tallied, the Cayenne’s and Macan’s carried their drivers to Victory – 4 of the top 5 places drove SUV’s!
- Sally Jecman took the Spirit Award for her playful photo texted to Brian of her manicured #1 finger 🙂
- 5th Place: Robert Morgan and Dan Cleary
- 4th Place: Scott and Sue Kee
- 3rd Place Jeff and Vicky Dorman
- 2nd Place: Steve and Robin Hoffman
- 1st Place: The DeVries Family (In the group photo shot the Gorsuch family, in the foreground, is accepting the award on their behalf)
From Robin Hoffman – Thanks to Shay Rowe and Porsche of Melbourne, 125 or so Space Coast PCA members were treated to a lovely evening of food, spirits and laughter. We enjoyed one another’s company and reveled in the fact that our local chapter of the PCA has been around for 50 Years. Past Presidents were honored with Ceremonial Gavels as tokens of our Appreciation over the past 50 years. Thirteen presidents were in attendance.
From David Kelly – Here is a link to photos of the 8th Annual Antique & Exotic Car & Boat Show at the Moorings Yacht & Country Club in Vero Beach, FL. on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This was not a PCA sponsored event, but there were a number of Porsche models among the cars on display. There were classic vintage antique automobiles mixed with German, British, and Italian imports, along with several exotic sports cars, and modified American muscle cars. The event also included vintage watercraft of various makes and an “in-water” boat show.
Whether you fancy Jaguars, McLarens, or Porsches, there were several of each on display. Brian Redman was the honored guest and on hand to present awards during the closing ceremonies. The Space Coast Region achieved success with a win for the “1988-2006” Best-in-Class award.
It was a great show and a great mix of vehicles of all ages. I hope you enjoy the photos.
From David Kelly – Here is a link to photos of the Vero Beach Kaffeeklatsch on April 08, 2018. Some classic Porsches, a brand-new 4.0 liter Carmine Red GT3, and a Targa “drop-the-top” demonstration.
Great people, great cars, and great weather! I hope you enjoy the photos.
Photos by Jackson Hall and text from Robin Hoffman – Porsches and Planes 2018 was a HUGE success! We had 55 cars come out and enjoy the incredible planes of the WarBird Museum! Thanks to Terry Miller for organizing the day, Tom Etter and the Warbird Museum volunteers for making the visit special and our Sponsor Glover Oil for the Pizza lunch and all of the SPC volunteers who made the day so enjoyable. Here is a sampling of the beautiful Porsches and Planes from today!
From Robin Hoffman – Here is a link for my March AX photo album at the American Muscle Car Museum… not as many photos of the cars running as I would like, but they frown on corner workers taking photos. Stellar event!!!
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
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