Dont miss this deadline!
Mail in your concours entry form today. Only $25 if postmarked
by Thursday, October 25.
And heres what you get:
1) Free club logo t-shirt or hat simply for
2) Prizes (ribbons, trophies, Porsche goodies,
and other surprises) awarded to first, second, and third
place winners in every complete class.
3) The thrill of strolling beneath majestic
Aloha Tower among the islands most beautiful examples
of Germanys finest mark, including YOUR OWN!
4) A fantastic time enjoying the awesome cars
and festivities with fellow Porsche owners.
Our Annual Concours d Elegance
at magnificent Aloha Tower Marketplace is just a few weeks
away -- Sunday, October 28. We will start parking the cars
about 8:30 AM, with everyone in place by 9:30. Final prep
will continue until the judging begins at 10:00. Following
the judging will be an awards presentation. An optional
lunch (last year at Brew Moon, Ward Centre) will cap off
In Hawaii a Concours d Elegance
is a participation event. Everybody comes out and has a
good time. Not that we arent serious about Porsches
-- just that our concours is relaxed and low-key, with the
emphasis on getting together for a good time around our
P Cars. For
that reason, there is a Wash n Wax Award for the daily
driver to just
do minimal prep and come on down. This category is for judging
only, with interior, trunk, and hood remaining shut and
Couldnt be simpler. There is also a Modified/Competition
members whose cars have been customized for street or track.
As in the
past, a People's Choice Award will go to the entrant whose
regardless of class -- knocks everybodys socks off.
Each member gets
one vote. Judging for the other categories will be like
with a separate judge for exterior, interior, engine compartment,
storage compartment. Class divisions will depend on number
Heres the pitch: This is an event
that takes a little planning, so please make your commitment
now so that we can order awards and do what we have to do.
Just showing up on Sunday is easy on you, but hard on the
volunteers. Fill out and mail in the entry form today. The
fee is $25 and includes all the free goodies mentioned above.
Remember, entries must be postmarked by Thursday, October
25. Late entry/day of event: $35.
entry form - click here
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clean and protect
your Porsche, Part 2
More Tips for that Winning Concours Look
by Pierre Bonnet, EURO SHINE
Last month Pierre explained how to protect
your Porsche from the harmful effects of sun and contaminants;
below he outlines how to treat your interior vinyl and leather
and to polish and wax your paint.
Interior CLEANING: Remove and
soak dirty or stained floor mats in water with a cleaning
solution (all purpose cleaners are fine ? but stay away
from bleach!), then scrub mats with a sturdy brush. Rinse
mats well and hang them to dry. Treat stains or spills on
your carpet the same way. Make sure your vacuum is strong
and can handle water. If not, try a gas station vacuum.
Use compressed air to blow dust out of vents, or a new paint
brush and Q-Tips for cleaning these little nooks and crannies.
With a damp, lightly soapy 100% cotton cloth, wipe down
all interior surfaces, including dash board, panels, window
bars, instrument panel, steering wheel, door bars, ceiling,
ceiling bars, roll bars, etc. Clean your windows with a
100% terry cloth, spraying window cleaner onto the cloth
and wiping down the windows. This also works on the plastic
windows in the cabriolets.
INTERIOR CONDITIONING: Next, protect
all your interior plastic and vinyl -- dashboard, instrument
panels, etc. -- with a dressing. If your leather seats (and
other interior leather) are dirty, clean these surfaces
with leather cleaner and a damp 100% cotton terry cloth.
Then protect and refurbish your leather with leather lotion
(follow instructions of the product). Polish leather with
a dry cloth to bring back the shine.
Paint Cleaning & polishing:
Even if your paint is new, it can benefit from a gentle,
non-abrasive cleaner that can gently remove swirl marks,
light scratches and other surface blemishes, like acid rain
deposits, water spots, tree sap, etc. Do not confuse polishing
with waxing. Polishing is a part of cleaning your paint,
as mentioned above. Polish will create a brilliant, high-gloss
finish and nourish your paint, and is a great foundation
before applying a protective wax.
Waxing & Buffing: Apply your
wax using a back-and-forth motion with a damp foam pad,
foam applicator, or 100% cotton terry cloth. Apply two thin
coats of wax, rather than one thick coat. When waxing around
areas such as chrome trim, fender emblems, and antenna,
you should be cautious not to build up too much wax in the
joints of mating surfaces. It may attract dirt and rust
later, and also can be hard to remove from detailed areas
of trim without tedious work. Note: liquid spray wax and
car wash shampoos are easy to apply, but can only give short-term
protection (up to 1 week). After your wax has dried to a
haze, buff with clean 100% cotton terry cloth, cloth baby
diapers, or professional polishing cloths. Use a detailing
brush to remove wax residue in chrome trims, emblems, and
antennas. I dont recommend using a buffer machine
on your sensitive clearcoat.
TIRE Dressings: Apply tire dressing
using a foam applicator on your tires only, since you are
going to collect a lot of dead rubber compound. Do not spray
the dressing, since overspray attracts dirt on your rims
and may leave your brake discs slippery. Always wipe off
excess dressing. Plastic or vinyl trims, as well bumper
and door gaskets, should be treated with "Bumper Renewer"
or other protectant and nutrient products (like Armor All
or Meguiars) to maintain and prevent from fading,
drying and breaking.
Finally, youre done. What a gorgeous, pristine
Porsche! That winning Concours look.