• May 19, 2009
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.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, look at all those VWs!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow...look at all those pre-VW's!
        • 5 Years Ago
        lol , you're stupid
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yesss, I love the Porsches! The creator of the "outlaw" 356 with the 3.3 Turbo engine is one disturbed individual. Would like a ride please.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Should have been called widowmaker...classic case of overpowered car.
        Lift on this sucker in a straight line and it'll probably swap ends.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've seen two 993s that were bodykitted into 959s and had someone not told me, I would have never known they weren't real 959s.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You guys are so lucky to be so close to so many great cars - AND it's sunny and warm all the time! I bet you guys don't even own a pair of long pants...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh so that's what was going on next to the Queen Mary. I was there Sunday and I saw all those cars from the boat and wondered to myself what was going on. That's pretty cool I wish I would've had time to go over there and seen it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      pic 19 is actually a 993, labeled as 964
      • 5 Years Ago
      959 is pure sex
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, what a great photo gallery. Some beautiful cars out there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those cars are great, However, if they asked me for a name I would call it widowmaker. I think cars like that shouldn't be sold to everyone that has enough money to buy it.


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