@Scott S posted:
I was pulled in to a bit of a pickle at a car show a few years back. We trailered in 3 cars. Usually I follow in my truck with all of the other car show crap (cooler, chairs, etc). However, the day was so perfect - low to mid 70's, not a cloud in the sky. So I took the speedster. My car is pretty obnoxious looking (I did the Carrera Panamericana thing). When I pulled up just to park in the lot, they motioned me on to the grass with the other cars. Who am I to complain? This also put me close to the cars I brought in to actually display. Parked, unloaded, and walked 50 yards away. Went back to the speedster about 4 hours later to grab a rag out of the frunk. I could see marks on fender where some had felt the car up to see if it was glass. Rude at a car show, but no big deal. Then I get called out. That's a replica. Yep. it was built in 2006 by Vintage. Couldn't leave it home on day like this. It was a very easy/pleasant conversation. Then the guy says (in the middle of the Porsche section/owners), "your car is beautiful, you would have to be a really stupid pretentious asshole to buy this car (pointing at the real 356 sitting next to mine) - and yours is probably faster. People can be so stupid... more money than brains". The guy in the 911 behind me fires off "Some of us prefer a true Porsche instead of trying to pass off a fake piece of crap".
I had no where to hide. It was horribly uncomfortable.
I simply said that i never misrepresented the car and it appeared this was an issue that the two of them needed to resolve. Then I walked back over to my other cars.
I did see the 911 owner later in the day when he walked by the other cars I had in the show. I said hi. I did not get a response. I don't think it would have mattered if the speedster would have had Chevy Citation badges on it. Just a bad situation all the way around.
It was awful. No more shows for me. I just drive and enjoy.
I’ve won an award at every show I’ve entered the Spyder in. VW shows. I don’t GAF if kids crawl all over it, sit in it, (I always offer) take selfies, either.
That’s the beauty of having a toy that’s not worth a king’s random.
I probably get more compliments from “real Porsche” guys than anyone else.