Everglades Region PCA Turns Out for the B.I.G. Car Show
Members of the Everglades Region Porsche Club once again enjoyed participating in the well-planned B.I.G. (British-Italian-German) car show. Mother nature was kind to all the cars and their owners, bringing balmy weather and clear skies.
This year, eleven Porsches were entered in the various Porsche classes under the German car category. Entrants included 911s, Caymans, Boxsters and Front Engine models. In addition to the highlight of viewing all of the beautiful cars displayed around the park, the Boy Scouts did a commendable job keeping participants fed, hydrated and happy by selling burgers, hotdogs and drinks. Another highlight – at least for the members of the Everglades Region PCA – was the debut of the region’s new canopy, which proudly displays our logo, letting fellow Porsche owners easily locate club members.
It was certainly a tough job for the judges… as all of the cars, regardless of make or class, were worthy of an award.
This year the People’s Choice Awards went to the following winning Porsches and their owners:
G7 Class (Porsche 914, 924, 944, 968, 928)
1st Place: 1976 Porsche 914 owned by Michael and Pat Grishman
G8 Class (Porsche water-cooled)
1st Place: 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo owned by Michael Andrade
2nd Place: 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS owned by Gladwyn Lopez
G10 Class (other)
1st Place: 1967 Volkswagon Bus Type 2 owned by Ralph Pignataro
Unfortunately, entrants in the G6 class (air-cooled) were unable to attend this year’s event as originally planned… hopefully they will make it next year.
Everglades PCA has many more events scheduled over the next few months including: theater/dinner events, kayaking in Ding Darling Wildlife Sanctuary, autocross, road rallies, and the wonderful weekend of the year (WOTY) in the Florida Keys. Come join us! As always, we welcome your feedback about our events, activities you’d like to see us schedule, and ways to improve outreach and communication throughout the region.