Oxford hosts popular Porsche show


OXFORD — The annual Red Brick Reunion Porsche Show brought car enthusiasts from all over the country to Oxford. Sponsored by Porsche of the Village, Russell Total Wealth Management, The Taj Ma Garaj, and Griot’s Garage, the show goes on all day and features numerous categories for the cars and their owners to compete in.

The show was held this year on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The show always shuts down Uptown Oxford so the cars can be parked and admired by all.

The voting categories included:

•Concours Preparation Class, which featured PCA certified judging in the street and touring categories. There were a max of 15 spots in this category.

•Popular Vote, including both Top Three Overall and Best Model in Class. For Best Model in Class, there was one award for every pre-registered cars for each model of Porsche.

•Sponsor’s Choice, where the sponsors pick their favorite car to award.

Bryan Tschanz brought his 1987 911 Carrera Cabriolet to the show.

“This is what they call the last of the original 911s with the torsion bar suspension set up. It has 52,000 original miles. It’s fully documented and brand new, every service record, window sticker, everything about it is original,” he said.

“In 1987 I was in high school and the neighbor down the street had a 911 like it and I always saw it going back and forth and fell in love with it. I had to have one. After law school, mortgages, and 401ks, getting all that going, I looked at my wife and said that I had to have one. She agreed.”

As for the Red Brick Reunion show itself, he added, “It’s a beautiful day. We came last year and it was a good time, so we wanted to exercise the car and have a bit of fun. Last year was my first year at the Red Brick Reunion and it was a good time. I enjoyed the camaraderie of all the cars, and Oxford is a beautiful little town.”

Tom York brought his 2003 Porsche C4S. “Which means that it’s an S body car, see how wide it is in the back? With the same body as a Turbo, but it is not a Turbo motor. The four means it is all-wheel drive,” he said. “The unique thing about my car is the wheels on it were custom made for the car, they didn’t have those until they made them for my car.

“I come to this show every year,” York said. “It is fun to see all the cars and see people. Having a Porsche is one thing, but the people are really neat. There’s a lot of people I’ve known over the years. When this show started, it was done by another group early on and I started with that one in 2010 or so. I’ve been coming every year since.”

Unlike many of the participants in the Red Brick Reunion show, York drives his car every day.

“Most of the people here drive them to the shows and park them and they don’t touch them,” he said. “I drive mine all the time. I don’t know what other car I would want to drive other than this one.”

Daniel Wallace brought his 1972 911T, which he has owned for 23 years. “We’ve taken this car to a lot of shows and have had a lot of fun with it,” Wallace said. “My wife’s full-blooded German and she always wanted a Porsche, so we bought a Porsche,” he said.

Wallace has been coming to this show since it started at a different location.

“Originally this show started in Michigan. We lived in Michigan so we went to the show. When they moved it to Oxford, we just followed them down. We’ve pretty much have been a part of this show since it started. We just like this town,” he said. “This is our favorite trip we take each year with the car.”

Mark Crowthers is from Hamilton, so it was a short drive for him to the Red Brick Reunion show. He brought with him his 1972 Porsche 914, with a 1.7 liter engine.

“It’s a fun car to have. I come out to the show today, because I love Porsche cars. I’ve been coming ever since they brought the show back,” he said. “This is my second Porsche. It’s a nice, beautiful running car. It’s easy to drive, small engine, nothing fancy, just fun to drive.”

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The annual Red Brick Union Porsche Show brings cars enthusiasts from all over the county to Oxford. The cars lined up on Saturday, Aug. 12, shutting down Uptown Oxford so car enthusiasts could walk the streets freely and observe all of the Porsche’s entered.
http://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2017/08/web1_1Porsche8.jpgThe annual Red Brick Union Porsche Show brings cars enthusiasts from all over the county to Oxford. The cars lined up on Saturday, Aug. 12, shutting down Uptown Oxford so car enthusiasts could walk the streets freely and observe all of the Porsche’s entered.

By Kelsey Kimbler

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