Dick’s 89th Birthday Celebration Write-Up and Photos from Ted Hunter
Several members of the Drei Staaten Gruppe, the Cincinnati Motoring Society and the Ohio Valley Region agreed upon a plan to celebrate one of their member’s 89th birthday.
The notice went out by word-of-mouth and e-mails to meet at the re-opened MetalKraft facility.
50 to 75 motoring car enthusiasts came from all over the Tristate area to surprise and sing Happy Birthday to Dick Weiss on his birthday, Saturday, February 11.
Dick has been a long-time member of both clubs, being one of the founding and original members of the Ohio Valley Region,
having joined the Porsche Club of America prior to OVR’s formation.
Dick is an encyclopedia of knowledge of all things related to Porsches, especially the Porsche 356.
He has probably rebuilt most of the area’s 356 engines!
Dick has been an active member of OVR since its inception and has held many of the club’s officer positions in the early days.
Dick’s driving history is astounding: winning his class on the Bellfontaine Hill climb in his 356 Carrera speedster in his younger days
and driving “The Hill” again in his speedster again last year, driven his 356 in the Lake Erie Put-In-Bay event in northern Ohio in the same time frame – many many years ago and again recently.
He regularly still comes to OVR events, arriving with the top down in his 356 Carrera speedster.