EVENT: PORSCHE CLUB OF NSW CONCOURS 2013

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Last Sunday saw the annual Porsche Club of NSW Concours D’Elegance held at The Armory in Silverwater. Take our hand and we’ll show you around the show from the Sehr Gute point of view! I’ll keep words to a minimum so you can enjoy the sights.

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I rolled Projekt 944 into the field behind Kurt’s 996 GT3 after meeting him locally for an early morning coffee and cruise out to Silverwater. What an ass to follow (the car not Kurt)!

NSW Porsche Club Concourse 2013

However I was parking up in the ‘Race Car’ concours section, a category in it’s first year, and one I wanted to support – the club has some awesome track cars that usually stay at home for this sort of event – a real shame if you ask me!

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Immediately next to me was a very cool RSR in this striking blue (and the first of many awesome number plate configurations on the day!).

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The gates close at 9am for entries, but even by then things had started to heat up. No sunscreen meant I could end up in a nice shade of Guards Red…

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Speaking of which, doesn’t ‘Guards’ look great on both new and old?!

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Moving along, a very cool (and rare) 924 Carrera GT, sporting some neat retro-styled livery…

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…and an appropriately styled lid!

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One of my personal favourites on the day was this unbelieveably clean 911, demonstrating a very well executed slamming to the crowds! Never thought I’d see this at a Porsche Club Concours.

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And what’s not to love about a perfectly sized set of the seminal European sports wheel – the BBS RS.

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This was one of the few moments when it wasn’t surrounded by admiring onlookers.

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Another car that caught my eye was this four-eyed 911.

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Martini graphics, Group 4 wheels, ducktail, cage… you’re on to a winner.

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Patina.

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Fully Specced Boxster S.IMG_8316

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Heaps of genuine specials on display, like this 993 Turbo S…

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…sitting next to a ’73 RS…IMG_8350

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…sitting next to a 964 RS! What a line-up!

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Oh wait, don’t forget the 993 RS.

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No awards for most original number plates, but for sheer desirability… hard to beat.

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Imagine cruising through Sydney circa 1980-something in this cocaine-white Speedster.

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My good friend and rival Michael brought his track-prepped 944 along despite suffering from a serious knee injury. That’s dedication!

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Another great cruiser, this time from Porsche’s very early days.

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The following for these cars only continues to grow, not only in size but also diversity!

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If you enjoy a relaxed drive but hitting the track is what gets your blood pumping, how about this clubsprint-ready 356?

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Wearing Aussie Simmons wheels I believe – and looking great.

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Or you can go all out, and build something like Ron Goodman’s hot rod racers.

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These cars have so much character…

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…and attention to detail. The little things make the difference.

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Another favourite – this one requires no explanation.

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One of four Aussie recreations of the very special factory 968 turbo RS.

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Some owners brought a few props along to help with the immersion.

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Rob Scheeren playing with his newest toy (and getting some really unique shots)! I think we need to invest in one of these!

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Lots of families out on the day, which was great to see (and look – no touching! Good kid.)IMG_8475

Picnic rug tucked away for those weekend retreats…

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And look! Matching bucket seats on the inside. Too cool.

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Well, I hope you enjoyed that quick stroll through the field of Concours Porsche. As for who won, I have no idea (I snuck off early…). But I think we can really say the true winner of the day was Porsche!

If you want more of the Porsches and less of my cheesy wrap-ups, be sure to check out the NSW Porsche Club Facebook Page! And if you’re in Sydney, make sure to pop the date in your Calendar for next year – no requirement to be a Porsche owner to come and enjoy the sights.

Photos & Words: Blake Jones

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6 Comments

  1. Great pictures,

    Were there no 928′s present?

    :-)

  2. Nice coverage Blake!

  3. Mick Fielding says:

    some beautiful examples of our Australian based legend performance cars in Porsche heaven!

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