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Werks Reunion Amelia Island: First time's a charm [w/video]

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Article by Rob Sass
Photos and video by Damon Lowney

After just three years in Monterey, Porsche Club of America’s Werks Reunion has become a must-attend event for club members and Porsche enthusiasts during Monterey Car Week. In response to demand to replicate the show on the East Coast, PCA has taken its winning formula to Amelia Island, Florida.

"Whale tail" spoilers adorn Turbos and Carreras alike.

On Friday March 10, 2017, Werks Reunion featured over 670 Porsche vehicles, 160 of which appeared in judged classes. Porsches came from 32 states plus Puerto Rico to celebrate the Porsche marque as well as the 20th anniversary of the popular Boxster two-seater sports car. Porsche Cars of North America and the Ingram Collection brought over 20 display cars, while Pirelli Tires made free espresso for attendees at their tent.

Mid-engined 911 RSR in front of Porsche Cars North America's booth.

“Registrations officially sold out over two weeks prior to the event,” said Vu Nguyen, PCA’s  Executive Director. “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,” said Nguyen. Attendance was free for spectators.
Werks Reunion Amelia Island concours and corporate award trophies.

Awards were given to winners in 15 different classes, plus eight corporate awards. Attendance was free. Presenting sponsors were Pirelli, Porsche Cars of North America, and Hollywood Wheels Auctions, which held a sale in conjunction with Werks Reunion.

Members of the PCA Boxster Register pose for a photograph in front of the "20 Years of the Boxster" vehicle display.

Watch the video above for a glimpse of Werks Reunion Amelia Island, and also the full lineup of class winners, corporate award winners, and their Porsches. For an unfiltered view of the awards ceremony (about an hour long), check out the video below, which we streamed live on Facebook.


The top five Porsche sales from the Hollywood Wheels auction were as follows: 

  1. 1953 356 1500 Coupe — $302,400
  2. 1989 911 Carrera Speedster — $164,700
  3. 1961 356B Cabriolet — $143,100
  4. 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet — $94,500
  5. 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa — $94,500

Werks Reunion returns to Monterey, California on August 18, 2017 at a new location to be announced in the spring.

Class Winners

Class Name Model State
356 Closed Steve Hoffman 1964 356C Coupe FL
356 Open Christian Carlson 1965 356C Cabriolet NC
911/912 '65–'68 Harry Covington 1966 911 OH
911/912 '69–'73 Bob Miller 1973 911E MD
911/912 '74–'89 Alan Boe 1979 911 Turbo GA
964/993 Michael Mulligan 1994 911 Turbo 3.6 from "Bad Boys" NJ
996/997 Harold Corbin 2006 911 Club Coupe GA
991 James Gibson 2016 911 Carrera Cabriolet NC
914/914-6 Kevin Meany 1970 914-6 SC
924/944/968/928 Daniel Tauriello 1990 944 S2 GA
Boxster Joe Topinka 2016 Boxster Spyder FL
Cayman Bob Lawrence 2016 Cayman GT4 NC
LTD Prod/Factory Race Don Ahearn 1968 911 Groupe 3 NY
Special Interest/Modified David Cleary 2011 911 GT3 RS converted to RSR FL
Outlaws/R-Gruppe/Tribute Marc Woonter 1962 356B FL


Corporate Awards

Sponsor Name Model State
Leland-West Insurance Phil Bagley 1967 911S FL
DC Automotive Road Scholars 2008 Cayman "GTR" NC
Reliable Carriers Steve Palmer 2007 911 Turbo FL
MCK Engineering Al Thomas 2008 911 GT2 FL
Hollywood Wheels Auctions George Biskup 1993 911 RS America AZ
Porsch Cars North America Bob Kuchenbecker 1998 911 Carrera 2S GA
Pirelli Tires Rusty Russ 1970 911S GA
LN Engineering Bryan Barker 2016 Cayman GT4 FL


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