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Two Porsche events swarm California

Two Porsche events swarm California

July 18th, 2018 by David Wilson in Local News

<p>Democrat photo / David A. Wilson</p><p>A pair of Porches go through the checkpoint in the Time, Speed and Distance Rally, at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds. The 2002 red Porsche belongs to Bill and Laura Stover, Idaho. The second car, a 2003 silver Porsche, is owned by Tom and Cindy Briest, Tarpon Springs, Florida.</p>

For those surprised at seeing a large number of Porsches in the city last week, the reason was the 63rd Annual Porsche Parade. This year, the event was from July 8-14 and was centered at Lake of the Ozarks at Tan-Tar-A Resort. Each year, the Porsche Parade centers in a different location. Last year it was in the Seattle area.

There were two different events and the cars, ranging from 1951 to 2018, provided good representation of the Porsche world.

One event was the Time, Speed and Distance Rally on July 10, which took the Porsches on the scenic roads surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks area. One of the six 110-mile checkpoints, and pitstops, was at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds. There were 99 cars involved in this rally.

There were also tours of different places in the state, by a completely different group of participants in the Porsche Parade, which brought even more Porsches to California.

The club tours included Hermann, the old Missouri State Penitentiary and Warm Springs Ranch, home of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

The Clydesdale tour brought even more Porsches through California, where they came in groups of 10-13 and stopped at Proctor Park. They then went on to the Boonville area to check out the Clydesdales.