Terry Davis attended the 2019 Porsche Parade along with Jeff and Debbie Jackson. Like Jeff, Terry competed in the autocross event. Like Debbie, Terry took lots of pictures, but his were mostly of the cars on display for Parade-goers to enjoy. After the Parade, he visited two superb Florida collections. Here are Terry's photographs and captions.
First: cars and tractors on display at the 2019 Porsche Parade.
914/6, interior of race car w/cool suit reservoir
Early VW transporter for Porsche race cars, 911 GT3-R IMSA Racer
Porsche 914 Pick Up, 911 Targa
1979 IMSA GT Championship-winning Porsche 935, Brumos Racing transporter
Porsche 917 Can Am Race Car
Moet Chandon Champagne vending machine , Porsche 956 or 962 LeMans Race Car
Porsche 904 Race Car w/leather straps holding down rear deck
2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
Second, exotic machinery from the Larry Wilson Private Collection.
The Wilson Collection facility spans 18,000 square feet, is equipped with air conditioning and crystal chandeliers, and features a boardroom, library mezzanine overlooking the race room, and full fabrication shop. The three main rooms are the Race room, American room, and European room. The front door deposits you into the European room, which contains some of the tastiest Porsche 911s and 356s imaginable, as well as choice models from Maserati, Mercedes, Alfa, Volkswagen, and others. And the cars aren't just pretty to look at. Larry Wilson drives or races every automobile in his collection, and the man is not afraid-he races the RSRs, new and vintage, as well as the 910.
Mike Colucci spent many years repairing crashed race cars, and he appreciates custom fabrication more than most. When Polny showed him the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB NART Spyder and explained that most of the fab work was done in house by McPherson College graduates Evan Clary and Oscar Vorhees - well, quite frankly, I cannot print what he said. The NART Spyder will be a star at SEMA Oct. 31–Nov. 3 in Las Vegas. The quality of craftsmanship is second to none, and only the best-trained Ferrari eye will spot the differences. Not that this car was built to fool anyone; it was built to show off the McPherson College program and the skills of Clary and Vorhees. (As an aside, while I was visiting, Bill Warner called and asked if he could pay the NART a visit. Yes, that Bill Warner, founder of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.)
We saw more work from Clary and Vorhees in the fabrication shop, where the two are now creating a 1960 Ferrari California Spyder, based on a 1962 330 GT. Creating body panels will prove to be a slightly simpler task since the collection sourced and purchased a wooden body buck used to create the original 250 California Spyder.
Also part of the collection is a Porsche Formula 1 car. It is not a factory car, but a car build by the collection fabricators imagining what the car would be if they continued with the program for 2 more years. An unbelievable level of fabrication. They even build a wire frame to fabricate the body in fiberglass.
The red one is a Maserati, the yellow one is a Lister Jaguar
Wood buck for Ferrari 250 California Spyder
Ferrari LeMans racer
Ferrari 250 California Spyder?
1972 Bobsy sports racer?
Finally: The Revs Institute / Miles Collier Collections & Museum (www.revsinstitute.org)
Early Ford, sort of deluxe edition; 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
1930 Duesenberg Model J
1902 Mors Type Z, don't remember the other 2
1924 Miller & 1930 Bugati Type 35B/T
1927 Delage 1.5 Litre Grand Prix Car
1925 MG Type PA/PB,1948 Ferrari166 Spyder Corsa, 1937 DelahayeType 135 Special Roadster
Mercedes Gran Prix Car cutaway
Ferrari wood buck for forming aluminum and steel body panels
1953 Cunningham Type C5-R, 1955 Cunningham Type C6-R, Jaguar D-Type
1961 Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage", notice all the small tubing that made up the frame.
1950 Cisitalia Type 202 Pinin Farina
1950 Cadillac Series 61
1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmund Coupe
1953 Porsche 550 Coupe
1956 Porsche 550A Spyder
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport,1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe
1970 914/6 GT
1955 Lancia Type D50 Formula 1, 1957 Cooper Type 43 Gran Prix Car,1958 Porsche – Behra Formula II
1967 All American Racers, Gurney Eagle Formula I Race Car Dan Gurney became only the second American driver to win a Gran Prix in an American car
1964 Porsche 904, 1963 Elva-Porsche
1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder, 1961 Porsche RS-61L Spyder
1971 Porsche 908/3 Prototype
1969 Porsche 908 LH
1969 Porsche 908/02 "Flounder", 1971 Porsche 917 LeMans Racer
Photos and captions © 2019 Terry Davis
See Jeff and Debbie Jacksons photos from the 2019 Parade and scenes from the Florida Keys.
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