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Zone 12 Events Celebrating Porsche’s 70th Anniversary (6/9/18)

Category : News

From the Press Room of Porsche, we’re all invited to participate in the truly global celebrations commemorating a very special day!

“The first vehicle to bear the Porsche name was registered on June 8, 1948: It was the 356 “No.1” Roadster. This is the day on which the Porsche brand was born. 70 years ago, Ferry Porsche brought us the world’s most beloved sports car. Since then, his dream of the perfect car has driven sports car passion around the world. Driving a sports car creates moments so valuable and exciting, you can’t help but want to share them with others.

In light of those moments, we are pleased to announce Sportscar Together Day: a worldwide celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Porsche sports car. This first ever global Sportscar Together Day will be held June 8-10, 2018. To celebrate in true Porsche fashion, we’re encouraging you to start sharing your experiences now. Whether you’re running an errand with family or on a road trip sharing Porsche passion with friends, don’t forget to share your moments with us on social media using #SportscarTogether.”

All around Zone 12, there will be several #SportscarTogether events on Saturday, June 9. So, plan to get out and enjoy the big day with your Porsche family at any events that are convenient for you:

Join Florida Crown at Porsche Jacksonville for the Annual Concours and Swap Meet. Kevin Jeannette, owner of Gunnar Porsche Racing, will be the special guest. Expect to see a few historic Porsches from the world-renowned Brumos Collection on hand as well.

Porsche Jacksonville will open up the front lot at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, and concours entrants should be in place by 9 a.m. The concours is $20 per car and will be open to all Porsches. Judging will be on the general areas: engine, interior, paint, trunk & wheels, and should be completed by 11 a.m., with awards following at approximately 1 p.m.

Swap Meet
If you have extra Porsche parts, memorabilia, or anything Porsche, the swap meet is the place to sell it or trade for it. There is no fee to set up a table, but swappers need to contact Jamie at Porsche Jacksonville at 904-725-9155 or toll-free at 866-764-8061 to reserve a table. As in years past, the dealership will also have special sale items, so bring your parts and your wallet because you never know what will show up. The swap meet will run until about 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Hans-Dieter Mandt, Event Chair, at 904-910-5923 or hdmandt@gmail.com. Concours questions can be directed to Chris Hoyt, Concours Chair, at 904-910-7874.

Porsche Jacksonville
10100 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida

Space Coast
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Space Coast/70th Anniversary of Porsche – with a Gala at Daytona International Speedway, with Vic Elford

Register now for this big event, on clubregistration.net – it’s only $75 per person. The 500 Club lounge will open at 5 p.m. with a cash bar and some passed appetizers. Dinner starts at 6:30, and you’ll have your choice of plated dinner. There will also be a cash bar, and you can buy drink tickets in advance for $6/ticket (good for 1 beer, house wine or cocktail of your choice).

And if you’d like to make a weekend out of it and enjoy festivities on Sunday morning as well, there’s a block of rooms at a discount rate of $109:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport
1820 Checkered Flag Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 254-4700

Porsche of Orlando will be welcoming all Porsche enthusiasts for a day-long celebration. Florida Citrus members will be displaying classic Porsches as part of the celebration. Food and drinks will be provided by Porsche of Orlando – PLEASE RSVP to Laureen Ellis at EllisL3@autonation.com.

Porsche of Orlando
9590 US Highway 17-92
Maitland, FL

Porsche of Ocala is putting on a really good show! There will be live music, food vendors, a beer garden, and games for the kids. They’ll also have 6 or 7 simulated racing spots, to compete with your buddies (awards for fastest times). FTR will award trophies for the best overall Porsche and for best “classic” (air cooled) Porsche. The event is open to non-Porsche car clubs as well.

Porsche of Ocala
5155 S. W. College Road
Ocala, Florida

North Florida 
Capital Porsche in Tallahassee will be celebrating the big day with a display of modern and vintage Porsches, and NFL Region will be joining in the fun.

Capital Porsche
3963 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, Florida

If you’re in the Panhandle, Alabama or Mississippi, come celebrate Porsche’s 70th birthday at Dean McCrary Porsche in Mobile, Alabama. View all the details on the Sonnenschein calendar – http://son.pca.org/calendars.htm.

Dean McCrary Porsche
1525 E I-65 Service Road S
Mobile, Alabama

Even if you’re not near any of these events, make sure to get out and enjoy the day with your favorite Porsche – and let the world know with your #SportscarTogether posts.