Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region


Region concours competition to be held during 2018 Show & Glow Paddock on Aug. 5

Concours competition is returning to the Milwaukee region’s annual schedule of events under the leadership of region member Gene Guszkowski, Concours chair. The region’s previous concours competition was held in 2010 to celebrate the region’s 50th anniversary.

Concours is a judged event in which vehicles are assessed for their overall cleanliness. Sparkling glass, gleaming paint, lint- and dust-free interior and more are what attract the judges’ attention. Judges for the region’s concours will only inspect the exterior and interior (including the boot). The engine compartment and undercarriage will not be judged.

If you pride yourself on maintaining the good looks of your Porsche, we encourage you to enter it in our 2018 event which will be held in connection with the Show & Glow Paddock on Aug. 5 in Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

The Paddock is part of the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance. In past years the Paddock or Club Day was held on the Saturday preceding the invitation-only Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance. In 2018, the two events will be on the same day, thus creating a spectacular display of hundreds of vehicles in a beautiful setting – Veterans Park along Milwaukee’s lakefront.

Awards will be presented to the winners of the region’s concours.

Be part of this exciting car show with your Porsche parked in a special Porsche group display.

Here’s how to enter the Milwaukee region concours:

First, you must register to show your car in the Show & Glow Paddock. The fee is $15 if you register before July 23. It goes up to $25 if you register the day of the event. Space is limited however so it is best to register in advance. All proceeds from the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance go to charity.

What’s included
By registering to show your Porsche in the Show & Glow Paddock, you will receive:

  • Admission for two to the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance
  • Preferred parking in the Porsche group display in the Show & Glow Paddock section of the show field
  • Eligibility for a Show & Glow Paddock class award (in addition to the region concours award)
  • Eligibility to participate in the Saturday morning, Aug. 4, Motor Tour to Wingspread (limited availability)
  • 2018 program which features biographies of the 2018 Milwaukee Concours exhibitors

Register online at: https://www.milwaukeeconcours.com/show-glow/

Then, after you register, send an email to Gene Guszkowski [gus1035@aol.com] and Tim White [tswhite15@gmail.com]. Tim is assisting with the region concours. Let them know you plan to enter the region’s concours. Include your name, Porsche year and model, and a mobile phone number.

Gene and Tim will confirm receipt of your email and provide further instructions.

Any questions? Contact Gene at gus1035@aol.com.

Learn more about the events that are part of the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance weekend. Visit http://www.milwaukeeconcours.com

Photos from the region's 50th anniversary concours, held at International Porsche, Waukesha.

Glen Hanke touches up the hood of his 912 before the judges started their work.

Judge Jay Heppe inspects the interior of a Porsche.

Lynn Zimmer makes sure the bumper is clean before the judges get to their 911.

Judge Mike O'Krongly checks the wheels and tires of a 911.

Patti O'Krongly tallies the judging sheets.

Renee Messing carries a supply of name badges for use by members at the concours event.

Ron Pace, right, presents a trophy to Gene Guszkowski.

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:00 AM, updated on Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:15 AM
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