This notice was sent to us by Rich Sanders, Zone 9 rep.
1977. The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index closed the year at 831. New York City was hit with a massive blackout lasting 25 hours, resulting in a baby boom nine months later! Apple released the Apple II personal computer. Jimmy Carter was elected President. Star Wars Episode IV dropped (wait, what happened to episodes I – III?) The King of Rock and Roll died from a heart attack, maybe too many peanut butter and banana sandwiches? And you could check out of the Hotel California any time you liked but you could never leave!
And in Phoenix a small club of Porsche car owners held a concours event called The Phoenix Flight!
Fast forward 40 years and a large club of Porsche car owners is preparing for a concours weekend called Phoenix Flight. Some things just never change!
Join the celebration of 40 years of Phoenix Flight on October 27 – 29, 2017!
On Friday, October 27th, there will be a reception poolside at the McCormick Scottsdale Resort at 7401 N. Scottsdale Road. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. Come visit with old friends and meet new friends during this 4 hour evening event. That evening we will hold a silent auction for this year’s charity “Guide Dogs for the Blind” (https://www.guidedogs.com/) so please bring an open wallet for a great cause! Book at room at the resort at a club’s special rate and party all night!
Saturday morning, October 28th, come show your nicely cleaned and prepared Porsche in the Concours that will be held on the Streets of Scottsdale! The venue is N. Marshall Way near the Fashion Square mall at Camelback Road and N. Marshall Way. The map is on the Arizona Region’s Web site. Parking will begin at 6:30 a.m. and judging will begin at 9:30 a.m. After judging wander around and enjoy the shops and galleries. But don’t eat too much because the trophies will be awarded at 1:00 p.m. while everyone is enjoying tapas at the awards ceremony. The street has to be turned back to the City by 4 p.m. If you aren’t entering your car, come down and join in the fun anyway, there will be a special area set aside in the adjacent parking garage for club members!
The Concours is part of the PCA Zone Concours series. So here’s your chance to pick up some points towards the year-end Concours results! Especially if you are coming from another Region, you get “travel points”.
After all that, get some rest because on Sunday October 29th you will want to join in on a tour that will visit two fabulous private collections of automobiles! The proceeds from these tours will go to charity, the RPM Foundation (www.rpmfoundation.org). All PCA members can register for these tours.
You don’t have to enter the concours to attend either the Friday reception or the Sunday tour. So even if you aren’t into Q-tips and such you still can register for all the other events. So there is no excuse to not come out to celebrate Phoenix Flight 40!
Special hotel room rates are available at the McCormick Scottsdale Resort. To make a reservation call 800-243-1332 or (480) 948-5050. Be sure to ask for the Porsche Club rate!
See the Arizona Region Web site http://az.pca.org/event/phoenix-flight-40/ for more information and to register for your choice of events!
Any questions? Contact Bob Frith at firstname.lastname@example.org