Saturday, October 15 2011 was historic in more than 1/1 fashion for aficionados of Porsche automotion. Part of the first two days of the three day BIG event held for the first time on the West Coast, called "Rennsport Reunion IV" was a "Racing Porsche Model Car Contest". Hosted by Mr Bill Bauer of San Jose, CA with Mr Henry Trent of Smyrna, Georgia assisting mightily, the ten category show/contest was held under a huge tent titled "Model Car Concours". Two Hornets of three entered in the event took home one each of the mighty fancy acrylic "3-D" awards sponsored by the Porsche NA, Rennsport Reunion IV folks, congratulations to them it was fierce competition in both areas. Jim Priete (who had literally completed it that morning) with his 1/25 Mille Miglia 1957 Racer won in "Pre 1964" and Kent McClure won in "Small Scale" with his 1/43 racer which I don't know the make of. I sadly did not take home one in the heavily attended "Post 1982" category, but I did have the only "History Channel/Paul Newman" EVO 911 GT-1 on display, which apparently some appreciated a lot. GO Hornets and thanks Bill and Henry for this event!. Link to photos of Hornet winners here: http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Hornets%20Winning%20At%20Rennsport%20IV%20Porsche%20Contest/
Okay, so that's a slightly confounding headline, got your attention I hope! 2009 TriCity 6 was themed "From Russia With Love" while TriCity 7 was of course, "Black Rain". As fun and grand a show at our old locale TC-6 proved to be, the 2011 TC-7 results are now analyzed and confirmed, revealing Japanese theme at new locale was much bigger turnout. TriCity 6 had 57 entrants with 217 subjects versus TriCity 7 at 75 entrants with 315 subjects. Although TriCity 6 will still hold the distinction of having nearly everyone who entered winning at least one award apiece, a very pleasing and rare bit of contest results trivia. Hornets, we have secured our new beachhead. More detailed information to come, but had to get that headline posted today!
Our early efforts this July to survey for the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation, interest in having the club organize a tour of their facility has proven fruitful. WE ARE BOOKED for a TOUR the last Saturday in October 2011. Meaning NOW YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SIGN UP FOR with LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. Right now, there are 27 spaces left open, but several of these will be committed for within the next 10 days. So, we encourage you to go to this link, read or download the flyer and SIGN UP NOW http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Armor%20Museum%20Tour%20Data%20Flyer/
Finally have had time to prepare a proper data flyer for any and all who are interested. If you have ever had an interest in or previously had a chance to be on a tour of the "Littlefield Collection" of Armored Vehicles, then we'd like to hear from you. Several club members have been asked to assist in the effort to organize large groups for tours of the MVTF buildings, and this is one such means. Please click on the link and read or better yet, download, print out a copy to pass on to those who may want to know of this! http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Armor%20Museum%20Tour%20Data%20Flyer/