Drei Staaten (Tri-State) Gruppe Bull Session & Family Picnic
The 43nd annual Tri State Air Cooled Vintage Porsche Gruppe (the Drei Staaten Gruppe) Family Picnic and Bull Session was held on May 19th at our favorite Sharon Woods Park Lone Oak shelter area. The storms predicted held off until later in the afternoon, and we conducted our festivities without any weather impact.
A large gathering of vintage 356’s, a 912, and many versions of air cooled and water cooled Porsches assembled on the huge field for an exciting display of Porsche heritage. We were pleased to have many OVR guests attend the event with their Porsche cars and SUV’s. We are striving to invite more vintage air cooled Porsche owners to become part of our club, without overlapping any events of the local OVR PCA.
Vice President Peter Boettcher deserves a big thanks for his huge effort to keep this event on our calendar. His committee of volunteers shared many of the behind the scenes and day of chores to help make this an enjoyable event for all. Thank you Peter!
We awarded Porsche Factory acrylic etched plaques to the People’s Choice Top Five Porsches.
Taking home the plaques were Tom Oerther, Stan Yarrish, Dick Weiss, Steve Smith and Ted Hunter. Congratulations. We also conducted a little business from the recent New Richmond Car Show. Trevor Barber was on hand to present Russell Clarke his award from the 356 class at this show.
The Porsche Trivia quiz which is compiled by our club president Carl Iseman once again proved to be a worthy challenge. Sad to report that no one got all ten questions right. Then the 5 point bonus question really threw everyone off when Carl asked, “Who was Elfego Baca”. Hint he has nothing to do with the Porsche brand or history!
Thanks to our many business friends, the Goodie Store for the Trivia Quiz was stocked with t-shirts, hats, swag bags, coffee cups, all donated by various Porsche parts and services sellers.
Another great outing and we will continue the tradition next May 17, 2020.
More photos are posted under the “Past Events” tab on the DSG website, www.dreistaatengruppe.com. .
The Drei Staaten ( Tri-State) Gruppe was founded in 2003 for Porsche 356 enthusiasts in the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio region. We have recently expanded our core mission to include Porsche enthusiasts of all vintage air cooled Porsches. It is not necessary that you own a Porsche vehicle to belong to our club, or the National 356 Registry for that matter. More information about our Cincinnati based club can be found on our website.