File this event under Public Service. Covid-19 fears and restrictions hurt attendance at area cultural institutions such as the Evansville Museum of Art, History & Science. D-Patrick sponsored a "Super Saturday" event to encourage people to join the museum or at least to visit more often. D-Patrick provided free museum admission for the day, music by Monte Skelton and his band, food trucks, prizes, and a stunning display of Porsches shown by members of the Southern Indiana Region of Porsche Club of America. People were invited to vote for their favorite Porsche and parents were encouraged to allow their children to pick a Porsche they to sit in and have their picture taken by Jerry Jindrich. Dee Dee Ramirez produced a color print a few minutes later for each child to keep.
June 26, 2021
We met at the D-Patrick Porsche showroom and drove as a group to the Museum. Scott Klueh and Cheryl Roethemeier helped drivers align thier cars for display.
Twenty-five Porsches parked in a graceful arc made a dramatic sight.
Randy Brown and his family brought chairs and set up to answer any questions onlookers might have.
And the crowds did come to visit the museum and to admire the Porsches
Awesome machines always spark animated conversations.
Monte Skelton and his band entertained visitors inside the air conditioned museum.
A reporter from Channel 7 News interviewed Curt Hamilton, Manuel Ramirez and Mark Roethemeier about the event.
Jeff Jackson's GT3 was voted the crowd's favorite, winning Jeff a welcome gift card. The seriously huge wing on the rear of his car and the racing helmet leaning against the windshield may have influenced the voters.
This lucky woman won a gift card and a membership to the Museum. She was congratulated by Scott Klueh and Rachel Ketzner, the Evansville Museum Director of Development.
Eleven children posed for pictures in their favorite Porsches. Two infants in a Boxster were too young to realize how much fun they could have if only they could reach the steering wheel and the "GO" pedal at the same time, but the other children smiled broadly and their eyes revealed strong feelings. Some seemed to appreciate the coolness of their chosen ride. One young lady stared in the driver's side mirror with an amused intensity as if she was leaving someone in her dust. One boy wanted to know how fast the Carrera 4S he sat in could go. I told him my car could go 172 miles per hour according to the factory and the car he was in was 20 years newer. It might go 180! Dee Dee Ramirez made 4x6 glossy prints for all of them which made them very happy. - Images have been blurred for the children's privacy.
This event was fun and helped the museum enjoy a busy day full of visitors. We proudly displayed our cars in an attractive setting. Perhaps we will do it again sometime.
The 356 Speedster in this picture belongs to new members Jerry and Lea Ann Smith. A previous owner made the new nose for it after the original was damaged.
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