Fresno Greater Valley Concours 2002

The Greater Valley Concours d'Elegance on the California State University grounds in Fresno has a Concours within a Concours. The Sequoia Region of Zone 7 of the Porsche Club of America hosts the 2nd Zone Councours of the 2002 season. There are 48,000 members of the PCA, making it the largest single marque car club in the world. Zone 7 covers Northern California and Nevada. The Sequoia Regian again provided a hospitality tent and sandwich lunches.

There were two 912s at the show each of which we've seen before. They get better and better each year.
l48-01 Ken Testa brought his 68 Targa.
l48-02 He has redone the deco strips and added crests to the wheel covers since the last time we saw the car.
l48-08 We arrived in time to see his car judged. Here is Ken and judge Phil Lawrence looking at engine details.
l48-09 While others are inspecting the interior...
l48-10 and trunk area.
l48-05 Most of Ken Brown's 1967 912 was in the shadows, so I did not take many pictures of it. Here is a detail of the rear bumper and tail light. In spite of recieveing poor publicity from me, his car took 1st place in the competition.
l48-17 Here is the Ken Browns '66 912 in the forground with the line of the Zone 7 contestants stretching off in the distance.
l49-16 Ken, after getting 1st Place in his class.
l48-15 Here is Arnold Zeiderman from Sutter Creek, 1973 911T Targa.
l48-16 This car was in the same class as Ken Browns and took 2nd prize. It is a very nicely prepaired car.

I din't find out the story on the extra brake light.
l48-07 A 1964 356C Coupe shown by Rocky Taylor of Abwahnee.
l48-06 One row of Porsches were the Zone 7 Concours. Here are those being judged by the Greater Valley judges for that competition.
l48-12 This is the rubber on the rear quarter window of Phil Lawrence's '72 911. I was inerested in this detail because I've learned that my installation of this rubber was incorrect. We'll find out more about that during the comming restoration work.

Other Concours Entries that caught the camera's eye

Ron Spindler's 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster.
l49-09 "The American", a 1902 pumper served Reno, NV, for 20 years. It is a horse drawn, coal fired, steam fire engine that weighs 9,300 lbs and can still pump over 1000 gallons of water per minute.
l49-10 Detail of the pump. It sold new for $5300 and is valued at over $500,000 today.
l49-02 1950 Citroen, this model was featured in many films, often driven by French gendarms.
l49-03 Interior of the Citroen
l49-06 A popular car is Jacque Harguindeguy's 1937 Delahay 135M Figoni Et Falaci Cabriolet, the 'Best of Show' at the Pebble Beach Concours. We saw this car at the Palo Alto Concour's last year.
l49-13 1913 Ford Station Wagon
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