By Tom Roy, Chairperson
The Lone Star Region Porsche Club of America held its first Concours d’Elegance of 2018 on Saturday, February 24th at the Kemah Boardwalk. The weather held out and the venue was perfect for conducting this event offering a lot of options for the families and Porsche enthusiasts!
About Our Venue
Overlooking Galveston Bay, the Kemah Boardwalk features themed restaurants, retail shops, and amusements for the whole family.
At the heart of the Kemah Boardwalk are the restaurants. Kemah boasts some of the most recognized names in the restaurant industry: Landry’s Seafood House, The Cadillac Bar, and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Aquarium Restaurant serves guests a great view of our 50,000-gallon aquarium brimming with marine life.
The Kemah Boardwalk is also home to The Flying Dutchman, Saltgrass Steakhouse, and Bayside Grill.
This 35-acre carnival-like atmosphere has a 36-foot carousel, a 65-foot Ferris wheel and rides like the Aviator and the Boardwalk Tower. Don’t miss the arcade and midway games. And for thrill seekers, there’s the Boardwalk Beast, an adrenaline rush of a boat ride that takes passengers four miles into Galveston Bay at speeds up to 40 mph.
Just 20 miles from downtown Houston, The Kemah Boardwalk is a great coastal getaway.
Einar Goerland, owner of Einar’s Garage, along with Steve Soule, owner of Ultimate Detailing, along with Eric Petree, Xpel, were the premier sponsors for this event. All had displays at the event to give everyone a better appreciation of their capabilities, provide demonstrations and answer questions. Breakfast consisting of Tacos and Starbuck’s coffee was provided by Robin Martinez, owner of Flowers of Kingwood for all to partake in and they went fast!
The competition was strong as there were 46 cars in attendance competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the 11 Concours d’Elegance Divisions as well as a People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice Award. There were 8 first time Concours participants with 5 of them taking home an award!
Judge’s Choice Award
David Kinsey’s 2007 997 Turbo Coupe Speed Yellow
Judge’s Choice Runner-up Award
Kevin Harwerth’s 2011 997 Coupe Black
People’s Choice Award
Gary Wallace’s 1973 911T Targa Aubergine
Our thanks to those who took many great photos and shared them in our Facebook Group!
Sponsors for this event were as follows:
Kemah Boardwalk (Venue Sponsor)
Mark your calendars! The next Concours d’Elegance of 2018 will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at Porsche of West Houston.