COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There was one place in the US on Friday, August 18 where more than one thousand Porsches were gathered: Porsche Club of America's Werks Reunion Porsche show near Monterey, California, during the area's annual Monterey Car Week.
The free car show, presented by Michelin, took place from 7 AM – 4 PM. There were 627 Porsches on display and another 150 in judged classes, plus hundreds more in the spectator parking lot. Event participants came from 24 states and Canada.
Thousands of spectators made the trip to Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas. In the previous three years, Werks Reunion was held at a different location but will call Corral de Tierra home for the foreseeable future.
Nearly every type of road-legal Porsche was present, with such rare treats as a Carrera GT supercar, a 1953 356 America coupe, a 1951 Sauter-Porsche roadster, and a handful of Porsche Museum cars, which included a 1989 911 Carrera Clubsport and the millionth 911.
Some of the most eminent and influential personalities in the Porsche world were present, including legendary racers Hurley Haywood and Vic Elford; Factory Driver and Luftgekühlt co-founder Patrick Long; photographer, commercial director, and racer Jeff Zwart; Porsche Motorsports North America President and CEO Daniel Armbruster; and many more.
Werks Reunion has grown every year since the inaugural show in 2014 and now includes an East Coast event in Amelia Island, Florida in the spring. Presented by Pirelli, Werks Reunion Amelia Island offers a similar experience, with hundreds of Porsches and thousands of people in attendance. PCA decided to offer an East Coast event in 2017 due to demand from people who expressed interest in attending but couldn't make the trip to California.
The West Coast event will be back next August even bigger and better than ever. If you're pining to see one of the biggest gatherings of Porsches on the planet even sooner, consider heading to Amelia Island, FL for Werks Reunion on March 9, 2018. More details will be available soon at WerksReunion.com.
Photos of Werks Reunion Monterey are available for download here. Please credit Damon Lowney / Porsche Club of America: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kfcwut0dgb8vbgn/AACcP8gRRJvOXg4Y0y4jniEha?dl=0
About Porsche Club of America
The Porsche Club of America, headquartered in Columbia, MD, was established in 1955, and caters to the needs and interests of Porsche owners in the U.S. and Canada. Its main mission is to heighten the Porsche owning and driving experiences as well as to promote the highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads; to enjoy and share good will and fellowship engendered by owning a Porsche; to maintain the highest standards of operation and performance of the marque; to establish mutually beneficial relationships with the Porsche factory, dealers, and other service sources; to exchange ideas with other Porsche Clubs throughout the world and to establish mutually cooperative relationships with other sports car clubs. PCA is the largest single-marque club in the world with over 120,000 Porsche-owning members.
Contact: Damon Lowney
SOURCE Porsche Club of America