The Air Brigade invaded Hendersonville, NC and the Friday night Classic Car show. It was a takeover as 17 air-cooled Porsches parked together along Main. I’m a driver but I can see there is a good faction of the group that like to show as this was our biggest event so far.
Several first time members showed their unique air-cooled Porsches including:
· John and Gail with their beautiful Aetna Blue 356
· Jerry with his Midnight Blue Porsche 964 3.6 Turbo
· Jeremy and Cindy with their rich red Porsche 914
· Dennis and Michele in their red Porsche 912 SW Targa (not first time, but been a while)
· Rob and Roberta in their white Type1 Porsche 356 fresh off getting new carbs (Rob has driven Porsche 964 but this was the first chance to see his 356 and meet Roberta)
· Greg and Sally in their Prussian Blue Wide Body Porsche Carrera Targa
· Todd and his boys in their “new” Signal Orange Porsche 911T
· In addition we had the regular drive members which gave Air Brigade a total Porsche air cool display of two early 911’s, two 912’s, three 914’s, one SC, four 356’s, four G-series Carreras and one 964.
The city was reporting over 4,200 visitors to the show that night. I would like to think it was because they knew the Air Brigade was in attendance, but I think it was the nice weather, music and cars.
Dinner was at Mezzaluna and based on the buzz in the restaurant every one enjoyed the meal and fellow Porsche air-cooled members.
After dinner everyone’s favorite Porsche air-cooled mechanic Pete Martin showed up and gave plenty of advice on what everyone should do to their cars. Pete was particularly taken with Jerry’s 964 Turbo as Pete thought that he did the original delivery of the car at Harper’s Porsche in Knoxville.
The night ended with the raffle by the show organizers and we had two big winners with both Allen and Beverly winning. Hmmm… they both won?
Based on the participation and the fun everyone had, this will be a return engagement on the 2020 calendar.
The next drive is combining with PCA to do the Mountain Climb in Georgia during the Appalachian Adventure.