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Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Marin Sonoma Concours - update

Porsche Club of America
Golden Gate Region

from the "The Nugget"

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The Marin Sonoma Concours
--by Kurt Fischer, PCA Redwood Region past president
I am only fixated on one thing now until after May 16, 2010 and that is the Marin-Sonoma Concours d' Elegance and the Redwood Region's participation in the biggest Porsche event in all of Zone 7 for 2010.

We have three categories of events that you can partake in...
1. We are still looking for the best of the best in Porsches for the Concours itself. We will be using the PCA Zone 7 Concours rules for "street" class, which covers everything except the chassis and underpinnings in these classes; 356, 911's to 1973 and newly added 912's and 914's to 1976 along with Porsche race cars of any year! If you have that fine car or know of someone who has one...please go to this link!
2. On Saturday, May 15, 2010, we have "The Drive" which starts in Mill Valley with a continental breakfast and after a 2 + hour spirited drive on the back roads of Marin and Sonoma Counties ends up with a gourmet lunch at the Rockin H Ranch situated on the Petaluma River. The cost for this event is $40.00 per person. We are allotted 75 cars or 150 people on the first come basis! We already have over 60 people on this tour, so do not get left behind. Get your application in ASAP. This is for any Porsche, regardless of year! Here is the link for "The Drive".
3. On Sunday, May 16, 2010 for the Concours, we have about 108 spaces in a special Car Corral Area adjacent to the Concours field and not stuck out with the rest of the "other" cars! Corrals are great places for socializing and general tire kicking of our favorite marque. The cost for the corral is $40.00 per car and that includes 2 admissions to the Concours! Here is the link.
Last year, the Marin-Sonoma Concours d' Elegance had 180 cars on the field and thousands of visitors for its first year and this year, the field has been expanded to 200 cars. You will not find a better Concours on this side of the Golden Gate Bridge; you name the car and it will be there!
Remember PORSCHE is the featured marque and we will have the iconic Janis Joplin wildly painted 356 there on display along with many other surprises! This Concours is in our own backyard...the Redwood Region and benefits Hospice By the Bay. All events are tax deductible! Please reserve your space now, as these events will fill up fast!
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