If you're planning to attend the Hilton Head Concours in a few weeks, you might want to try to get in on this...
I received the following from David Grandt of the Coastal Empire Region/PCA.
We have had the great fortune of being able to add Hurley Haywood, Boris Said, and Larry Koch, in addition to Ramsey Potts as speakers for our dinner as listed below.
Ramsey Potts will be conducting a 'panel' discussion with Hurley and Boris by posing questions and probing their mutual experiences over their outstanding careers.
The Concours dinner meeting will be at the Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head Plantation on November 4th, 2017.
Now we can accommodate over 100 people and do not anticipate a limitation. The Dinner event will also serve as our Annual CERPCA Officer Nomination Meeting for 2017.
Additionally, for this Concours Weekend Club Dinner, we will have a panel discussion as mentioned above with Hurley Haywood and Boris Said, facilitated by Ramsey Potts.
It is difficult to summarize briefly the careers of Hurley and Boris, but here are some highlights from Wikipedia:
Hurley Haywood is an American race-car driver. He is said to be America's most decorated endurance driver in history. Hurley has won multiple events, including five overall victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring. He is credited with the 1988 Trans-Am title, two IMSA GT Championship titles and 23 wins, three Norelco Cup championships, a SuperCar title and 18 IndyCar starts.
He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977 (Porsche 936), 1983 (Porsche 956) and 1994 (Dauer 962 Le Mans) and is tied as the most successful driver at the 24 Hours of Daytona with 5 wins (1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1991). He won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1973 and 1981. He also drove in the 1980 Indianapolis 500 finishing 18th. He represented IMSA four times in the International Race of Champions (1986, 1989, 1992, 1995). In 1970, he was drafted into the Vietnam War where he served as Specialist 4. After completing his tour of duty, he won his first IMSA GT title in 1971.
He is the chief driving instructor at the Porsche Sport Driving School, held at the Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama.
Boris Said III is a retired American professional race car driver. His father, Bob Said, was a Formula One race driver and US Olympic bobsled driver in 1968 and 1972. His NASCAR career began in 1995 as a "road course ringer" primarily due to his extensive road-racing experience. He last competed part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 33 Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group.
Said's early interest was in motorcycle racing. In 1985 while attending the Detroit Grand Prix as a spectator he met SCCA Champion, Bob Sharp..
He began racing with the SCCA in 1987. Said was named SCCA rookie of the year in 1988. In 1991 he began driving for Baer Racing, later to become Baer Brake Systems. Upon Baer's withdrawal from the series to focus on the manufacture of brakes in 1992, Said got another big ride driving in the IMSA series in 1993 driving a BMW M3. He won the 1997 and 1998 24 Hours of Daytona and 1998 12 Hours of Sebring in IMSA. He also became the first American to win the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 2005 driving a BMW Motorsport-entered BMW M3 GTR with co-drivers Pedro Lamy, Duncan Huisman and Andy Priaulx.
Hurley and Boris will be accompanied by Larry Koch, who is the retired head of BMW Motorsports.
Ramsey Potts is a Coastal Empire Region PCA member and joined RM/Sotheby’s & Auctions America in early 2017. He professes a lifelong love of all things automotive, going back to when he watched his father collect and race classic British sports cars. Ramsey has had a 25 year career in the financial services industry, but has always maintained his connection to the collector car hobby as a consultant to friends and colleagues purchasing, maintaining, and selling collector cars, via auction and private sale.
Ramsey specializes in European marques and has been a member of several car clubs and has raced Porsches, BMW’s, and Mazdas wiht SCCA and Grand-Am circuits.
He also remains active in kart racing throughout the Southeast.
As part of this venue move to a Country Club, we will need to guarantee payment to the C C of HH for the reservation count we expect to have present. Accordingly, we need to have everyone confirm by signing up quickly.
Due to guarantees to CC of HH, we will not be able to refund any cancellation money after Oct 27th. The price for the dinner is $44.00 per person including tax and gratuity.
Registration for this event can be done on www.clubregistration.net, where you can pay by credit card or by check.
For those that do not wish to register on clubregistration.net, you can mail a check payable to:
Coastal Empire Region PCA and mail it to:
Coastal Empire Region
24 Cotesworth Place
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Cocktail time with an open cash bar is 6:00 with a Buffet Dinner served at 7:00, November 4, 2017
Further Dinner information is listed below.
Coastal Empire Region Porsche Club of America
Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours Dinner
Country Club of Hilton Head
70 Skull Creek Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Country Club Garden Greens
Warm rolls and whipped butter
Pork Tenderloin with herbed pan juices
Garlic Leek Mashed Potatoes
Wild Rice Pilaf
Dessert Station to include assorted petite portions of bars, brownies, cakes, pies
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Dave Grandt: firstname.lastname@example.org
PCA Zone 3 Representative