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

Photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio / Weblogs, Inc.

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