Everglades Region PCA Members Explore the Revs Institute

Everglades Region PCA Members Explore the Revs Institute

On January 19, the Everglades Region PCA rendezvoused 64 vehicles for a road rally down to the Revs Institute in Naples. It was a great turn out with 110 people viewing the exclusive Collier Collection of vintage automobiles. Guests enjoyed a private docent led tour and learned about the history of car racing and the evolution of the automobile.

Imagine seeing the very first Porsche 550-01, Gary Cooper’s short-chassis 1935 Duesenberg SSJ and the very first Ferrari race car to be imported to the United States…..very impressive! The technical innovation required in developing these cars was fascinating. Over 100 of the rarest and most technically advanced vehicles for their time ever built were on display. The Revs library includes rare books, photographs and priceless documents, and is a great place to research the history of your own vehicle.

After the tour the group enjoyed a beautiful lunch at various restaurants in Naples including beachfront dining at LaPlaya Resort. It was such a great day. A big thank you to JP and Valerie Petracco for spearheading this event with the help of fellow members Tom Kring and Tom Pitser.