The name "Porsche" is known throughout the world with prestige, and is synonymous with luxury sports cars. Owning a Boxster Roadster or 911 is the subject of many a car enthusiasts sweetest dreams.
The history of Porsche sports cars began back in 1948 with the legendary Type 356 "No. 1" created by founder Ferdinand Porsche and has continued, with both highs and lows for the last 6 decades. Porsche has been in Australia since two cars were first imported in 1951 and approximately 25 000 cars have been delivered from the factory to Australia since.
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On Sunday October 30th at Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park, The Porsche Club NSW Concours 2011 will take place. A concours is a competition amongst car owners on the appearance of their cars.
There will be a huge display of Porsche cars of all models from many years, including Porsche Factory Museum cars, members cars and Porsche racing cars. Car enthusiasts can walk amongst the stunning array of cars and sponsor displays, talk with the owners and meet with other enthusiasts. There will be a reserved section for members Porsche Cars for sale.
Gates open at 7.30am, and judging commences at 9.30am. There will be a People's Choice Award, where you get to be the judge. All place winners and place getters will be announced on the day with trophies presented.
Newington Armory is located between the southern bank of the Parramatta River and the former Olympic Village. It features over 100 heritage buildings of various ages, sizes and types, on a 52 hectare parkland.
If driving, Newington Armory is accessed via Jamieson Street, off Holker Street, with free parking available at Blaxland Riverside Park.
If on foot or bike, it can be accessed from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf or Silverwater via a pleasant and easy walk along the River Walk.
Blaxland Riverside Park is a perfect place for Mum to take the kids for a couple of hours so that Dad can check out the cars in peace. Afterwards, everyone can meet up for a picnic lunch on the banks of the Parramatta River.