Exhibit & Swap Meet
This Sunday, June 3, marks our largest
community exposure and fund raising event of the year. "Porsche
Exhibit 2001" will provide an opportunity to build
our membership and create good will and positive community
awareness. We will array twenty of our pristine Porsches
for public display from 9 .am. to 2:30 p.m. at Kapiolani
Park near the heart of Waikiki. Cars will be parked in reserved
stalls on Kalakaua Avenue in front of the Waikiki bandstand,
across from Queen's Surf Beach. $2.00 buys reserved parking
all day Sunday.
How to reserve a parking stall: For
a safe secure spot to park and display your Porsche for
all to see, please call Darryl at 395-4446 immediately.
Reserved stalls on Kalakaua Avenue are going fast and may
be all taken by the time you receive this months Sonne
Porsche. However, in case of last minute openings and/or
cancellations, your car will be accommodated. Call now to
reserve your stall!
During "Porsche Exhibit 2001"
members may swap and sell Porsche-related and miscellaneous
items, including parts, models, posters, books, memorabilia,
and other merchandise. To offset costs of tables and equipment,
there will be a donation charge of $15.00 for PCA-Hawaii
members ($25.00 for non-members). Tables will be 6' long
with ample space to display merchandise. Share a table or
take one yourself.
How to reserve a swap table: If
you intend to sell or swap, please call Chip at 261-1140
or Darryl at 395-4446 immediately. Swap tables are going
fast. You may want to bring your own table since supplies
"Porsche Exhibit 2001" will
be our biggest and most public display of cars in our club's
recent history. For this first time event to be a success
we need everyone to chip in and help. If you can supply
tables or tents, please call Ambo at 488-9958 or Darryl
at 395-4446. If you can volunteer to help with food
and beverage or set up and breakdown crews, your kokua will
be greatly appreciated.
Porsche Exhibit & Swap Meet at Kapiolani Park
Date: Sunday, June 3 Time: Set up: 7:45 - 9:00 a.m;
Display & Swap: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Place: Kapiolani Park, Picnic Area #1, in front of
the Waikiki Bandstand
Prices: members:$15.00 / swap table;
non-member: $25.00 / swap table;
$2.00 / Reserved Porsche Parking
Deadline: May 24th, 2001 to reserve parking & tables.
Contact: Darryl Lee 395-4446, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Chip Hughes 261-1140, email@example.com
by Rayburn Freitas
Most people refer to their Porsches
as their "toy". My wife calls mine my "baby."
But I've gone a couple of steps further. I have a small
collection of toy Porsches, about 450 and counting. I also
have many "specialty items" with the Porsche logo
The car sizes range from a half inch
long to some that my grandchildren would be able to ride.
My wife and I travel a little and we
make it a point to look for new "items" wherever
We found a 911 pencil sharpener in Alice
Springs and a 969 model in a little town called Hermansberg.
(Both of these towns are in the Australian Outback.) The
969 was quite unique. All four wheels collapse when it collides
with anything. Just recently, we came across a 14k gold
key blank with the Porsche logo on it. This piece was in
a jewelry store named, of all things Goldilocks in Reno.
The swap meet is also a wonderful place
to look for bargains. Of course, one has to dig through
boxes of old toys, a job I usually give to my grandchildren.
My grandchildren are always on the lookout
for new items or cars. My son watches e-bay constantly for
anything unusual. Of course, one can get really carried
away on e-bay. Like anything else. One has to establish
limits as to the amount of money being spent.
My collection is small when compared
to others that I have heard about, but my wife and I are
really proud of what we have.
But one of the largest, if not THE largest
collection in the world belongs to a Dr. Hammer of Kailua.
He has about ten thousand cars. Many of these are in storage
since his retirement.
What is my most crazy purchase? I paid
$38 dollars for a Prestige Motors (early '80's/911) kiddie
car with an all metal body & frame and leather-like
seats. The problem was that it was heavy and packaging was
a problem. As a result it cost four times to ship it than
the purchase price.
Here is a list of some of the
unusual pieces that I have.
- A battery powered massager (911 shape)
- A roller massager made out of wood (911
- Avon after-shave (in the box/never used)
('69 911 shape/glass)
- Several different pencil sharpeners
- Soap-on-rope (imbedded in the soap is a
- 944 child's pillow
- A chocolate 911
Exhibit & Swap Meet at Kapiolani Park Sunday,
June 3 395-4446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July Open / Suggestions
Cruise Ihilani? / North Shore? / Mililani? suggestions
/ volunteers welcome
/ Suggestions Welcome