356 Gulf Coast Holiday

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356 Gulf Coast Holiday

Postby Steve Courtney » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:08 am

The 356 Registry held it's Gulf Coast Holiday in Boerne Tx. this past weekend. This is a bit misleading in that Boerne is in the heart of the hill county (far from the coast)
Their were several Spyder Club members in attendance: Jose Bosolo, *beep* Bartlett, Mark Reid; Chuck Eiler (Prestige Classics) and over a hundred and twenty 356's.
The Friday drive through the Hill Country spanned several miles and was escorted by the local police. It was truly inspiring to see so many 50+ year old cars in one place at one time all shined up and being driven at a pretty good pace.
I led a drive on Thursday over hwy 337 and a couple from northern Alabama remarked that this road is on par with the Dragon's Tail (Deals Gap) in Georgia. ( Mark Reid may be persuaded to post some pictures of this).
For those of you that have been given the cold shoulder by the PCA you might want to hook up with the 356 Registry club in your area. I think you will find that you are warmly recieved.
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Postby prestigeclassics » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:54 am

It was great meeting Steve, Mark, Jose and the rest of the 356 folks. I agree with Steve, the Registry crowd seemed really accepting and friendly to everyone. Good times for everyone involved.

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Postby jbossolo » Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:08 pm

Ditto! :D
Thumbs up for the 356 crowd!!! [8D]
Really cool cars, and very down to earth people!
Had a blast! It was great to see Steve, and meet Mark, Chuck, and all others!
BTW, Boxstoberfest is going to be held in Fredericksburg, TX Sept 9-11
(www.boxstoberfest.com).
Anyone interested? I'm definitely going! ;)
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Postby Steve Courtney » Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:39 am

Shamless self promotion.
This was a \"People's Choice Concours\" and indicates the level of appreciation of the 356 owners
A recently restored 59 - 4-cam Carrera took first place in my class
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Postby Mark Reid » Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:50 am

Man, that is shameless considering all the votes you \"bought\" away from me! Steve also setup a stand next to his car offering free Vodka and Grapejuice to anyone who would vote for his car over mine and the Prestige :^o

Nonetheless, a truly great time. Weather was spectacular, drives awesome and people great. Most of my pictures from the drives turned out like crap because I had to shoot through my windscreen while taking hairpin turns. I will post a few of the good ones. Steve, since your wife was shooting, I think your pictures look much better from the drives. Post em up.

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Postby richardbartlett » Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:02 pm

The 356er's were happy to have Steve, Mark and Jose at the Holiday.
We are a group of fun loving, semi-hard driving, concours showing folks that enjoy our 356's.
Several cars over 50 years old and the last year built, 1965, would be 40 years old.
Most members, as Steve's wife found out, are over 60 years old.
There were six or seven cars from Colorado who made the two/three day trip driving their cars to this event. Through rain, snow, dust, tumbleweeds, and wind, these cars traveled 900+ miles each way just to be with other 356 folks.

Steve and Mark please note, the 356er's DROVE their cars! To Steve and Marks defense, the 356's were mostly coupes!

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Postby tmpusfugit » Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:39 am

Hmmm, are we to understand that \"Trailer Queen\" and \"Steve Courtney\" are mutually exclusive? [):] :D #-o
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Postby Steve Courtney » Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:52 am

Richard (*beep*)

I understand and appreciate the commitment you made driving from Colorado to Texas, but you didn't have your wife with you and thus my need to trailer my car. I can travel with a change of tidiy white's and a toothbrush but the Mrs. requires lots of stuff (a Landcrusier and Boxster full) lol. :)

It was a pleasure to have met you, and you have a d a m n nice snow plow of a 356. :D

Thanks for your vote (in the peoples choice concours). Hope you spent the money I paid, having a good time with your fellow travelers.

Take Care
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Postby Steve Courtney » Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:01 am

Tmpusfugit and Mark Reid

I gather from the abuse I'm taking from you two (Trailer Queen and buying vote's comments) that your cars are running well and you no longer need my assistance. ;)
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Postby tmpusfugit » Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:19 am

Touchy this morning? Dang, I was thinking the Peoples Choice Award was Miss Congeniality......wrong again. :( [B)]

Ok, whats it going to cost to get back on your good side? As soon as it hits 100 degrees here I need to pull my engine again....nothing wrong, I just need to stay in practice..... [-o<

The inside joke here is Steve has helped me pull my engine at least 4 times, so maybe I should appologize for being obnoxious and offer to wax his tires, again? Nah.....he like abuse...read the first sentance in this paragraph again.....
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Postby Steve Courtney » Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:25 am

:D :D :D :D

I think Mark needs practice. Hell it may be my turn. I'm about to pull the trigger on a set of 1883 cc Nickies.
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Postby Mark Reid » Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:21 am

I've come to learn (the hard way) that Steve can dish out the abuse with the best of them. I no longer feel bad about giving him a hard time every now and again.

Plus, I've figure out a little trick. If you *beep* him off, just wait a few minutes then show up with a new copy of Texas Driver and a Vodka and Grapefruit for him....all sins will be be forgiven :-)
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