This site is to "house" a lot of photos - mostly of Porsche 550 Spyder Vintage cars and Replicas, as well as related, or just 'sort of interesting' (to the author) auto events - Enjoy!
to see more photos be sure to(..........SCROLL DOWN....... TO FIND albums of PHOTOS ("Pebble Beach Car Week" events from 2012 are the most recent) from these and various other events) - updated 8.16.2012.
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The Pacific Grove Concours/Rally is held each year the Friday before the Pebble Beach Concours - it's a 'replica friendly' event and Spyders have been represented there for the past several years - the 2013 event had 3 Spyder entries, Doug, Ralph, and Barry. I attended with my Porsche 924S, having sold my Spyder in 2012 just after the same event. Scroll down to see photos of Spyders in the Concours and Rally.....other content (200+ cars were in the event) can be found posted at www.svautoevents.shutterfly.com
8.11.2013 Pre-Rolex Reuion
selected photos from the Pre-Rolex Reunion weekend - a warmup for next week's big event - sparse crowds, almost no cost ($20 option to enter the paddock) and pretty much no traffic problem going and coming - good photo opportunity.......full selection of photos is posted at
8.21.2012 - Spyder for Sale / Sale Pending 8.29.12
Sold ... - updated 09.2012
After 7 years of ownership and a lot of fun, it's time to sell the Porsche 1955 550 Spyder Replica - this beauty has a 2165cc engine producing 160 hp - and powering only 1300 lbs - it moves quite quickly. Made by Beck in 2002, I am the second owner and have put on most all of the 14,000 miles it's accumulated - newer german square weave carpet, red zippered tonneau, indoor car cover, top, side curtains, and more......
8.17.12 Pacific Grove Concours / Rally
Annual Concours / Rally in Pacific Grove, CA - great variety of cars and a fun Rally around 17 Mile Drive, downtown Carmel, and Pebble Beach
8.12.12 "Pre" Rolex Reunion Historic Racing
the Rolex Reunion event at Laguna Seca is a highlight of the Pebble Beach "car week" event list - and many of the cars and racers arrive early to practice the weekend before the big races - I attended on Sunday 8.12.12 -
8.15.12.Little Car Show
Held for the 3rd year in Pacific Grove, CA - Cars with 1.6 liter engines or smaller are entered - this year's event included a short rally after the show...
8.14.12. Concours on the Avenue-Carmel, CA
This event provides spectators the opportunity to see many of the Pebble Beach Cars at no cost, on Ocean Avenue in Carmel Ca., a few days before the PB Concours.
6.9.12 Club Autosport
Club Autosport (San Jose, CA) held a 'Cars and Caffeine' event today with a good gathering of Lotus, Ferrari, and other cars - including 3 Spyders (with 4 Spyder Owners) - complimentary bbq lunch was served!
6.3.12 Parts Heaven Show
Parts Heaven (Hayward, CA) sponsors a PCA Concours, Swap Meet, and gathering of various Porsche models (912's, early 911's, and 914's are usually well represented along with a few of our Spyders) - this year's event featured what appeared to be the 'largest ever' swap meet, great weather, and 3 Spyders.
Friendship Car Show
this annual event, held in Redwood City, gathers a very wide ranging group of autos from early antiques, to modern sports cars and everything in between - about 400 cars participate in the early season event. Antonio and I attended but my Spyder was sidelined for the day.
rs60Mark organized this fun event - 10am meeting in Windsor, CA with a nice drive through the countryside - and a stop in Tomales Bay / Marshall's for Oysters, etc.....4 Spyders (and one Boxster) participated...Ricky/Vanessa, Mark/Anne, Rick/Mary, Ralph, and Barry...
per Mark's description online ~ ."through Russian River valley vineyards.
Hitch up to Forestville, Pocket Canyon road to Guerneville.
116 through the redwoods out to the coast and Hwy 1, Bodega Bay, Point Reyes Station and back to 101/Novato to meet and depart for home "
Held every 3 or 4 years - this was the 4th Reunion and the first to be held on the West Coast - Laguna Seca Raceway hosted the event which attracted cars and Porsche racing fans from all over.... Reportedly 78,000 tickets were sold to the event. Friday, 10-14 through Sunday, 10-16-2011....I attended on Saturday. The morning was typically gray, cool, and cloudy, with the sun finally appearing at about 1:30 - photos are mostly from the Paddock. A few 'on track' photos from the first two run groups were taken from the 'corkscrew'.
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Nice morning meet with 'EuroSunday' group at new site / Ladera Shopping Ctr - Portola / followed by nice drive lead by Doug through Pescadero, and a variety of twisty roads to Alice's...4 Spyders....Doug, Ralph, Antonio, with Mary and me....
Pacific Grove Concours Rally 8.19.11
This event is a fun show in the afternoon on the streets of Pacific Grove, CA (Monterey Peninsula) - with 200+ cars followed by a rally around 17 Mile Drive, through Pebble Beach, and downtown Carmel - Our 4th year in this event - 7 Spyders participated.
8.14.11 Pre-Historic Races
Sunday was a perfect day for the few spectators that attened the "Pre-Rolex Reunion" weekend at Laguna Seca - the 'warm up' for the busy, crowded Historic Races of next weekend allows for some relaxed viewing and photography of the cars - no entry fee except $20 to get in the Paddock......the fog that blanketed the track on Saturday was pretty much missing - great for spectating but not as good for photography - Hi in the low 70's.....
6 Spyders met at EuroSunday/Los Altos, then did a run lead by Doug to Alice's with 5 Spyders, a Miata, S2000, and Ferrari...beautiful day - great group
Blackhawk / EuroSunday - 6.19.11 car show etc...
EuroSunday is an informal monthly car event.....this one was held in Danville - near Blackhawk Auto Museum which had it's own show and inside exhibits with free Father's admission for Dad's Day.....3 Spyders attended (see lead photo of one Spyder and Spyder People)...other photos are mostly from inside Blackhawk Museum - and a few from the outside show......
Concours d'LeMons - 8.14.10
perhaps the 'opposite' of the Pebble Beach Concours, this event celebrates the awful, the ugly, the underloved automobiles - Toro Park, Salinas, CA 8.14.10
Carmel Steets 8.14.10
"Car Week" brings an interesting assortment of automobiles to the Monterey Peninsula, and downtown Carmel, always picturesque is even moreso with the addition of a lot of interesting cars...photos from the morning of Saturday 8.14.10
Pacific Grove Concours/Rallye 8.13.10
this event is held in conjunction with the Monterey Peninsula 'Car Week' which includes the Pebble Beach Concours, Concorso Italiano, and Historic Races - This event, however allows virtually anyone to participate with any car. the street concours is open to the public and is followed by a rallye around 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, and Downtown Carmel. This years event featured comfortably cool temperatures and the usual assortment of interesting cars and owners.
Pre-Rolex Reunion Historic Races 8.8.10
This formerly free event used to be the 'warmup weekend' for the racers in the Monterey Historic Races - 'under new management' this year, it was supposed to now cost $50 for entry - $15 if you were holding a ticket for next week's races. In fact, the event was free, except for paddock entry.
Parts Heaven Swap/Concours 6.6.10
Annual meet at Parts Heaven, Hayward, CA
PCA Zone Concours
Porsche Swap Meet
gathering of interesting Porsche cars and
Spyderclub (Replica) 550's
Friendship Car Show.5.16.10
Redwood City, CA - multiple Car Clubs with Antiques, Sports, and various special interest cars -
The Annual Speedster-Spyder meeting was held in Morro Bay - over 40 cars and their owners - including 6 Spyders attended....a great time was had by all with lots of driving, eating, socializing, wine tasting, etc - and 3 days of lovely sunny California Sunshine!
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Monthly event held in the San Francisco Bay area on the 3rd Sunday....usually in Danville....this week and next month in Mountain View, CA...attracts various exotic, sports and other interesting cars.....see RIGHT SIDE albums for this one...
Concous d'LeMons 8/15/09
Saturday 8/15/09 - Toro Park, Salinas, CA - the first annual celebration of quirky, awful, oddball and mundane autos during the big Pebble Beach / Monterey Historic Races weekend - 10am-4pm, I think
Pacific Grove Concours/Rally 8/14/09
Friday, August 14th the town of Pacific Grove hosts a low key Concours on the downtown streets - later the cars rally around 17 mile drive, Carmel, and Pebble Beach - through throngs of spectators, and end with a bbq/awards dinner.
PreHistoric Races 8.8 - 8.9.09
The week before the popular Monterey Historic Auto Races, many of the cars, racers, and teams appear for a weekend of practice. The weekend is unpublicized. There's no admission fee to the track, and details are hard to come by. But you can enter Laguna Seca park through the South entrance, pay your $6 to enter, and enjoy Saturday and/or Sunday watching the Historic Racing cars on the track. Arrangements vary from year to year, and this year the paddock was closed to visitors, but not 'too tightly' closed - so you'll find some nice photos included here. Photography is better this weekend than the next since the crowds are much thinner and the photo cut outs normally accessible only to the media/photographers are open to us amateurs. I 'communted' in Saturday and Sunday, but some of the Speedsterowners and a couple from Spyder Club camped on the premises and enjoyed a longer stay. This is on my calendar for 2010 for sure.
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Spyder Meet 6.09
RalphC, Atticusman, and RickJ meet for Breakfast and a drive - the near 100degree heat shortens the drive a short twisty down LaHonda Road - and for me, over to the Palo Alto Concours.
Villages Car Show 6.09
Neighborhood Car Show, Evergreen Area - San Jose, CA
Palo Alto Concours 6.09
This one-day show is held annually at the Stanford Campus. This year's featured marque was Porsche.
This is Spyder #0090 - the very last or one of the very last Spyders produced - this example, from the SF Bay Area "Mallya Collection" is essentially unrestored/original including the original top.
Parts Heaven Concours, Swap Meet
This annual Hayward, CA event hosta s PCA Concours, a Swap Meet, and displays of earlier 914, 356, 911 Porsches and Replica 550 Spyders
rainy/drizzly day in Northern California - great for photos! - see entry on right side....no Spyders this year : (
Morro Bay Speedster/Spyder Event 4.24-4.26.09
4th Speedster/Spyder Spring Event held in Morro Bay, CA
38 cars attended with owners and 'right seaters' - mostly Speedsters, with 5 Spyders....another great event put together by fantastic hosts Dusty and Sharon with event help from Jim and Ginny I, Warren W........a wonderful weekend of sunshine and fresh air for all -
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SCCA Vintage Racing 4.4.09
Laguna Seca Raceway
PCA / LPR Tour, Wine Taste, Luncheon BBQ....3/28/09
Porsche Club - Loma Prieta Region hosted a delightful 3/28/09 Tour, Wine Tasting at Clos La Chance Winery / San Martin, CA, and Trail Dust Bar B Que Luncheon, Morgan Hill, CA.
gun-toting Tony Vanacore led a delightful event with near-perfect weather and great scenery.
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HMSA - Thunderhill - 3.8.09
Historic Motor Racing at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA.
First Bay Area Historic Racing of the 2009 season. A beautiful day...
Santana Row is a shopping center in San Jose, CA. On Saturdays (every Saturday) from 20 to 60 or more sports, exotic, and other mostly interesing cars and their drivers, as well as interested visitors, show up for coffee, conversation, etc in one of the parking lots in the back of the center (not far from the Movie Theater). This morning two of us appeared with Spyders - and the sunny day eventually brought out about 50 cars
PCA Ledson Winery Concours
Zone 7 PCA held a Concours in Sonoma area at the beautiful Ledson Winery - the wonderful setting hosted some fine cars and shots of some 356's, a Spyder Replica, and some other cars are shown here.
I've added some 'archive' photos - going back to 2002 - including some pictures from that years (SF Bay Area) Spyder gatherings at Donsco, and Parts Heaven, and a few 'real' Spyder photos from the Historics and Hillsborough Concours (Seinfeld Spyder)
Old Cars in San Jose 9.14.08
The Model T folks sponsored a large car show at "History Park" in San Jose, CA on Sunday, 9.14.08 - looked like over 200 cars ranging from 1918 or so to early 40's......neat show in a pleasant environment that looked sort of 'period corrrect.' (Photos are lower RIGHT)
356 Fall Festival - Monterey - 9.13.08
356CAR.org had a beautiful array of 1949-65 Porsches displayed at Laguna Seca Raceway Saturday, September 13th -
Northern California Kit Car Show
Really nice day and a pretty array of varied 'handcrafted' cars at the San Leandro Marina - and as a bonus, it was about 10 degrees cooler than much of the warm San Francisco Bay area Saturday.
PCA's Zone 7 held a Concours at Ledson Winery in Sonoma County, CA this weekend - several nice 356's and a Spyder Replica were shown there. The Spyder Replica and a 911S were shown by Spyderclub member Barry.