Air-Cooled Porsches at PCA Porsche Parade 2021

Updated: Jul 19

The Porsche Club of America (PCA) just held their annual Porsche Parade in French Lick, Indiana. Over 2,000 Porsche enthusiasts attended the event consisting of a Concours, Driving Tours, Autocross, Rallies and Seminars.

Porsche Parade 2021
PCA Porsche Parade 2021 | French Lick, Indiana

Air-Cooled Porsches shined in the Concours with a wide assortment of Porsche 356’s, air-cooled Porsche 991’s from early models to 993’s and a smattering of Porsche 914’s. Not many air-cooled Porsches were seen in the Rally, Autocross or Driving tours.


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Porsche 356 Being Prepped for the 2021 Porsche Parade

Air Brigade was present at the event with a primary focus on the Concours where more than 50 Air-Cooled Porsches were being shown. On Sunday, the first day of the French Lick PCA Porsche Parade, the focus was on prepping the Porsches for the Monday Concours. The undercover parking garage provided the venue for the early look at the variety of air-cooled Porsches being shown.


The highlight during Sunday prep was viewing a barn find 1958 replete with the dust and grim as the 356 was found after being in storage for 43 years.

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Barn Find 1958 Porsche 356 Left in As-Is Find Condition

The intensity to prep and win the Concours is extremely intense so cars were being prepped late into the night such as this early 911. As a result some contestants missed the fun of the Zone Gatherings at the Welcome Reception.



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Intense Concours Prep of an Early Porsche 911


Porshce Parade 2021 at French Lick
Porsche Parade Zone 3 Welcome Social

Photo Gallery of Day 1 Prep for the Concours that Occurred in the Parking Garage

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The highlight of Day 2, Monday was to be the Concours originally scheduled for a green lawn Display of Porsches, but a light drizzle kept all the cars in the garage. This was a shame after everyone worked so hard to prep their cars as the display and lighting were terrible. It was tough on the spectators to enjoy the cars and for the judges to judge the cars.


Photo Gallery of Day 2 Concours

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After a long debate and several protests, the winners were finally announced. The Air-Cooled Porsches seen in this gallery were the winners lined up to receive their trophies.


Photo Gallery of Air-Cooled Porsche Winners

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PCA Porsche Display Historic Display 2021

Where else but at PCA Parade do you have a chance to view two real Porsche 550 Spyders. Both Porsches were spectacular as shown in these photos.


Porsche 550A Spyder


1958 Porsche 550A Werks Spyder


Personal Favorite: Porsche 356 Race Car

Owned over 40 years by the same family and shown in early race condition of the Porsche’s life.



Photo Gallery of Historic Display Cars

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For a complete article on the ten reasons why you should attend a PCA Porsche Parade see this article on the Appalachian Region Web site.


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