The Porsche Werks Reunion Amelia Island 2017 was held Friday, March 10th on the fairways of the Amelia Island Plantation Golf Course in Florida during the Amelia Island Concours weekend.
Hosted by the Porsche Club of America, the inaugural East Coast edition of this single-marque event was met with an overwhelming amount of show goers and all told, over 650 Porsches in attendance from every generation. Participants in the Porsche Judged Field at the 2017 Werks Reunion competed to win in more than 20 prize categories. Notable entries at Werks included the Porsche 962, chassis number 962-108, that won the 1989 Daytona 24 Hours with Derek Bell at the controls for his final 24-hour victory and the 50th win for the 962 in international competition. The Ingram Collection impressed with a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0, 1984 Porsche 911 SCRS Rothmans and matching 1967 Porsche 911R and 2016 Porsche 911R.
Comparable to the Werks Reunion events during Monterey Car Week, the overflow parking area proved to be a show in itself with hundreds in attendance with their own Porsches helping represent the Stuttgart brand. From bone-stock 356 models to a raging 993 Supercup, the variety in the corral no doubt appealed to every type of Porsche enthusiast.
“Porsche registrations officially sold out over two weeks prior to the event,” said Vu Nguyen, Executive Director of the Porsche Club of America. “Even though spaces in the judged classes and the corral were sold out, Porsche fans still wanted to come and support the event. The general event parking was filled with Porsches as well. Our goal was to take what we’ve learned in Monterey and bring this great event to the East Coast to allow club members and Porsche fans on the other side of the country to participate.”
Porsche Werks Reunion Amelia Island 2017 – Photo Gallery (photos: Sports Car Digest)
Porsche Werks Reunion Amelia Island 2017 – Award Winners
Steve Hoffman – 1964 356C Coupe, FL
Christian Carlson – 1965 356C Cabriolet, NC
Harry Covington – 1966 911, OH
Bob Miller – 1973 911E, MD
Alan Boe – 1979 930 Turbo, GA
Michael Mulligan – 1994 964 Turbo 3.6, NJ
Harold Corbin – 2006 Club Coupe, GA
James Gibson – 2016 911 Carrera Cabriolet, NC
Kevin Meany – 1970 914-6, SC
Daniel Tauriello – 1990 944S2, GA
Joe Topinka – 2016 Boxster Spyder, FL
Bob Lawrence – 2016 Cayman GT4, NC
LTD Prod/Factory Race
Don Ahearn – 1968 911 Group 3, NY
David Cleary – 2011 GT3RS (RSR conversion), FL
Marc Woonter – 1962 356B, FL
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