RennSport IV at Laguna Seca was HUGE. Here is a link to the rest of my pictures illustrating some idea of the event, combined with separate album of the exquisite Racing Porsche model car contest, you may get taste of what 70 thousand Porsche fans can produce. Enjoy http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/RennSport%204%20The%20Rest%20of%20Show%20by%20Mick%20Burton/
The Rennsport Reunion IV "Model Car Concours" which was exclusively " Racing Porsches" divided into ten categories, now showing in several albums of my photo site via this link: http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/RennSport%20Reunion%20IV-Model%20Concours/
My deep appreciative thanks to Mr Bill Bauer and Mr Henry Trent for making this happen. Check it out! -mickb
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!
Normally I'd post this on the specific contest news tab, but it's just a flag so best in the general Hornets news area. CONGRATULATIONS in order to Mr Woodrow Yeung, our contest director at large (literally, he's been in Seattle, Moscow ( Russia, not Tennessee) and Omaha more than he's been here this past year. He managed to have a team together in a locale he researched for us to choose from when our cost factor jumped initially 1500 % (it since has been more like 3000 percent increase in costs but that's an inside story) that saw a preliminary analysis result of CONTEST BIGGER THAN LAST by 25 percent! GO TEAM ! GO WOODY! That is something I can measure for sure, since TC-6 was mine to manage and baby, plus I keep the stats for all the last 6 events so know our end numbers/entrants well. Very pleased how things have so far turned out and you all can thank Woody for those awards design and production. You can thank President Chris as well, since he was the bank guarantor for them, along with Kent M who's also holding a large amount of debt owed him from us all to make sure event happened. He was the dude at registration with Pres Prior Brian, who made sure we had true entry gate not a mob! THANK YOU ALL -mickb smilodon49