By Nicole Goldman
On Saturday, November 17th, Edwin and I attended an LSRPCA membership special event, Porsche: A Night at the Museum. We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS). This event was organized by our 2018 LSRPCA Membership Chairperson, Hector Martinez. Hector has hosted many excellent membership events for our Club during his tenure. The HMNS visit proved to also be a very popular event! There was a registration limit of 150 members and the tickets were gone soon after it was announced.
The HMNS was the perfect venue. It was an intimate private party with tables surrounded by the brilliance of the Cullen Hall of Gems and Mineral Collection. This exhibit space houses over 750 of the world’s finest gem and mineral specimens, from a crystallized gold cluster to an emerald crystal weighing almost 2000 carats, the largest ever found in North America.
They also showed a special exhibition Fabergé: Royal Gifts. The Collection is the largest private collection of Fabergé in the world – a treasure trove of objects reflecting the artistry of the Fabergé firm. The sparkling décor of this exhibit space created a stunning ambiance that made this event very special.
Food and Drink Provided
Enchanting displays with creative touches to the culinary presentation of a delicious cuisine exceeded our expectations.
Special Guest Nick Boulle
Professional Driver Nick Boulle was our guest speaker the evening. He was invited by Hector to share his story about his racing career progression.
Nick began racing karts at the age of 12 and began a career in racing as a VW junior driver at 14. In 2016 he placed 2nd at the 24 Hour Rolex at Daytona in the PC class with PR1 Motorsports. Later that year Nick placed 3rd in DPI Prototype at the Lone Star LeMans COTA in Austin, Texas. In 2017 he became the first Rolex Dealer to win the 24 Hours of Daytona in a prototype DPI along with team drivers Kyle Masson, Patricio O’Ward, and James French. In 2018 Nick placed 2nd in the Weather Tech Sports Car Challenge. He returned to the Daytona Rolex 24 this time and finished 12th in class. Then he drove for Jackie Chan Racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team placed in 8th in LMP2 Class.
It was a great story and a quite impressive resume. Nick fielded questions from the attending members and everybody loved it!
This wonderful party came to an end with terrific door prizes. One of the awesome prizes was wine purchased in Germany at the Porsche factory sent back by Hector and his wife as gifts for the Club.
Thank you Hector and all who helped make this event such a spectacle.
Great night, great people! It’s not about the cars, it’s the people!