Thirty eight Everglades Region members gathered at Porsche Naples on Sunday, December 13th for our final driving event of the year, “The Holiday Road Rally”. Following check-in, participants had plenty of time to socialize, renewing friendships, welcoming newcomers and checking out the Porsche Taycan’s.
Rally Master – W. Tom Sawyer provided the pre-rally brief with instructions for the 50 mile loop. Drivers and navigators were challenged to stay on course, while completing road side clues and answering holiday bonus questions. There was plenty to see at the start, where Porsches, team members and faces were decked out in holiday themes.
The first car crossed the finish line at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center a quick 90 minutes from the start. As the remaining cars arrived, rally organizers went to work scoring the results. Although the Learning Center is closed to the public due to the pandemic, participants enjoyed the shaded setting and the wood fired cooking prepared by Mark of Vesuvius Catering. Athan Barkoukis, Executive Director for “Friends of Rookery Bay” provided an overview of the Reserve and the variety of outdoor events on offer.
Last but not least was presentation of the Porsche prizes:
1st Place Rally – Steve and Faith Wassersug
2nd Place Rally – Jeff & Margaret Thornton
3rd Place Rally – Dave & Sharon Baines
1st Place Holiday Porsche – Bill & Kathy Ginnow
1st Place Holiday Outfit – Richard Crenian & Viktoria Warren
1st Place Holiday Face Mask – Gregory Young & Lisa Hale
A good time was had by all …… join us for the next Everglades Region rally in 2021 !!