Updated: Feb 12, 2020
The Miami Porsche community came together in South Miami at DRT2020 (formerly Das Renn Treffen) with 500+ air-and water- cooled Porsches lining the streets.
Air Brigade Commander Jim manages a similar, but smaller Porsche gathering for PCA Appalachian Region that is capped at 200 Porsches on the streets of Brevard, North Carolina – Luft-Wasser.com I was eager to see the set up and flow of cars for display. Air Brigade also worked with Al Rodriguez, the organizer to be sure 600 goodie bags contained an Air Brigade card and window cling. I had estimated that 30% of the Porsches would be air-cooled. The final count was just under that at 130 air-cooled Porsches representing 26% of the approximately 500 Porsches on display.
The day was a gathering of old friends and community of air-cooled Porsche enthusiasts. The day started with running into my old race prep shop owner Phil Bagley of Klub Sports Racing and Tom Sutherland. They were busy unloading a 1973 RS 2.7 and a 356 for WaltGrace Cars and Guitars. As usual with Klub Sport these were high quality collector quality air-cooled Porsches.
Air Brigade subscribers and members were spotted including Will Brooks of Bavarian Enthusiast TV, Mark Pribanic and his well traveled 356 and Charles Stanley setting up a Porsche art display featuring his wife’s Porsche art works.
Arrival at 7:00 am allowed me to view the cars on the move and hear and smell them running. The line-up going into the display area consisted of every imaginable Porsche sports car. What a sight and sound. One company had to electric powered 911’s so the sound was lacking with them and provided an odd perspective to see an old 911 but not being able to hear the familiar hum of the Porsche air-cooled flat six.
I enjoyed the method of display because the cars were grouped by similar cars: water-cooled 911s, air-cooled 911;s, 356s and 914s. One special display consisted of all yellow performance cars from the air-cooled era. These were some of the few cars roped off as they were all worth $1.5 million plus each. It was a stunning display.
Once I have had time to recoup, a full gallery of photos will be posted. The gallery will be up by Wednesday, February 12, so come back to AirBrigade.com to check out all the photos.