by Craig Steele, Redwood Vice-President
(photos courtesy of Craig Steele)
Every fall the Redwood Region hosts the Zone 7 Concours at Ledson Winery
in the scenic Valley of the Moon. Always held on a Sunday, the Porsches
to be judged start arriving at 8 am - usually getting the best location
to park their car and break out all the latest and greatest cleaning
supplies to ready their vehicles for the 11 am judging. James Heisey,
Past President RR has been organizing this event for 15 plus years. The
event starts with registration where the owners decide in what category
they want to compete between Wash and Shine to Full Car judging.
The judging is team effort consisting of a head judge and three other
individual judges assigned to an aspect of the car's exterior and
interior. There is always one person assigned to the timer role insuring
all judging take the same amount of time. There are usually several
teams of judges doing the competition. Porsches have so many different
vehicles to judge that some teams require special knowledge to observe
and judge each Porsche fairly. At the end of the day, all winners and
runners up are announced and receive their awards. One final note is the
special rivalry in the competition class between the current and past
Redwood presidents. See who won this year below.
awards to this year's competition class winner was our current
president Mike Hinton. The winner, Vern Rogers, was our past
president. I believe the margin of victory was only a couple of
points insuring these two will be back at it at the next concours to
see who gets top honors.
Congratulations to all the competitors that entered their
Porsches in this year's event!
At the end of the day, our Redwood Region president, Mike
Hinton, announced each first place winner. They received a
plaque, the judges tally sheet and a bottle of wine for the
category in which they were being judged.
Here's one of the full car winners receiving his plaque for
the 914 pictured above in this article. This happens to be
team Bob Schoenherr and Anita Benzing.