Click above for massive high-res gallery of some of Stuttgart's finest

The Grand Prix region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA-GPX) is centered in the Long Beach area of Southern California. It takes its name from the Grand Prix held every year since 1975 on the streets of the coastal city south of Los Angeles. Besides getting together for the race every year, the PCA-GPX also hosts a number of driving and dining events throughout the year, including a spectacular concours d'elegance in the shadow of the Queen Mary.

We tagged along with the 356 Club this year to see what the show was like. Besides seeing some of the greatest Porsche models from the past 50 years, we also met some great people, had some terrific food, and learned a thing or two about the 356, 911, 912, 964, 993, 996, 997, and the rest of the offerings from Stuttgart and Weissach. We rekindled our love affair with the iconic Gruppe B-inspired 959, we made a new friend in the form of the 1977 SCCA Trans-Am Championship-winning 934.5 and we spotted an "Outlaw" 356 with a 3.3-liter 930 turbo motor that's probably as fast as either of those two.

Primarily we discovered that despite the state of the automotive industry, one thing remains true: people are still celebrating their cars. Join the celebration by checking out the massive gallery below.

912 alley
  • 912 alley
964 hardtop convertible, 914, 928S
  • 964 hardtop convertible, 914, 928S
356 Club
  • 356 Club
959
  • 959
959 gets a polish
  • 959 gets a polish
626, err, 959
  • 626, err, 959
Outlaw
  • Outlaw
356 Corral
  • 356 Corral
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
993
  • 993
That Porsche had the cleanest gas filler door on the planet.
  • That Porsche had the cleanest gas filler door on the planet.
996
  • 996
934.5 heading past the Queen Mary
  • 934.5 heading past the Queen Mary
934.5
  • 934.5
934.5
  • 934.5
934.5
  • 934.5
934.5
  • 934.5
934.5
  • 934.5
934.5 engine
  • 934.5 engine
Carrera
  • Carrera
Boxster
  • Boxster
912
  • 912
944 racer
  • 944 racer
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
964 RS
  • 964 RS
356
  • 356
964
  • 964
912 twinspark
  • 912 twinspark
356
  • 356
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
  • Check out that interior!
997 in Cream White
  • 997 in Cream White
Targa
  • Targa
912
  • 912
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
912
  • 912
912
  • 912
912S with Porsche bike
  • 912S with Porsche bike
912
  • 912
911
  • 911
930 Turbo
  • 930 Turbo
911
  • 911
930 Turbo with two Porsche bikes
  • 930 Turbo with two Porsche bikes
993 on 'roids
  • 993 on 'roids
Boxster
  • Boxster
356
  • 356
911
  • 911
550 Spyder replica
  • 550 Spyder replica
Outlaw 356
  • Outlaw 356
356 T6
  • 356 T6
911
  • 911
997
  • 997
996 GT2
  • 996 GT2
Boxster
  • Boxster
997
  • 997
Boxster
  • Boxster
Custom Cayman with the show's best wheels
  • Custom Cayman with the show's best wheels
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
356 Cab
  • 356 Cab
The Goodyear blimp even stopped by
  • The Goodyear blimp even stopped by
356 Roadster and Coupe from the 356 Club
  • 356 Roadster and Coupe from the 356 Club
911
  • 911
Boxster
  • Boxster
Boxster and Cayman
  • Boxster and Cayman
928
  • 928
912
  • 912
911
  • 911
911
  • 911
944 Turbo S Special Edition
  • 944 Turbo S Special Edition
996
  • 996
Cayenne
  • Cayenne
Not a Porsche
  • Not a Porsche

Photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio / Weblogs, Inc.

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