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 Rally for Fun
Rich Mooers
On Sunday July 15th, thirty-two teams started off for the annual Vintage Rally. Even the previous day’s check of the weather report stated sunny, warm weather with no rain, we were surprised by the raindrops at the drive to the gath- ering site. By the time I had finished setting up the registration table, the rain had stopped. This was a good sign for
Zone 1 Weekend, just 2 weeks later July 27, 28 & 29th what a great time. The Fri- day evening reception hosted by Zone
1 with hors d’oeuvres started the week- end. It was great to see friends from other Regions.
a beautiful day. By the time the cars finished the rally at Osprey’s Dominion Vineyard it was dry and clearing. Cars arrived and were directed into a parking formation of two rows in front of the rows of vines. It was an awesome sight that drew many onlookers throughout the picnic, scoring, and awards ceremony.
We met in our reserved area under a vine arbor for lunch. Friendships were renewed and established in this scenic respite from a morning of driving. While the scoring team worked diligently to tally correct answers the team of expert judges perused the cars. They chose the best cars in special areas not usu- ally considered in other shows. Before the trophies were presented there was
a presentation of the correct answer to each question. After the cheers, moans, and groans subsided, award medallions were presented to the top 15 teams with the highest scores. Special awards were given to car show participants. What a great day. Each team had a fun drive,
a bottle of wine, and two stemless wine glasses for the driver and navigator to commemorate this beautiful day. Results will also be posted on the Metro PCA
On Saturday thirty participants explored some of the most beautiful roads of Hun- tington, Long Island Township. Teams were asked questions about many His- toric Markers they saw along the route.
I don’t know if George Washington slept here but one sign reported he ate at Platt’s Tavern in 1790. We were given perfect weather on Sunday for the Con- cours at the Vanderbilt Museum. Cars were placed on what was originally Wil- liam K. Vanderbilt’s personal golf course. The view across the harbor all the way to Connecticut was incredible. What could top that off? We were surrounded by dozens of Porsches new and old. You should try to include it as a “must par- ticipate event” next year. Thanks to the dedicated organizers and workers who made it a fantastic weekend for all!
Rich Mooers - Rally Master

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