Three regional finalists in the 2022 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge went through the ultimate evaluation during the three-day Sports Car Together Fest hosted by Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), September 2 to 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), to determine an overall winner of the second annual Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge. After months of diligent work, documentation and check-ins, the 1989 911 Turbo Type 930 restored by Champion Porsche won top honors over the 1996 911 Carrera 4S Type 993 from Porsche Exchange and 1982 911 SC G-Model from Porsche Palm Springs.
The U.S. is home to more classic Porsche sports cars than any other market in the world. After decades on the road, some will inevitably be in need of a little extra care. Enter the 2022 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge which saw more than 60 dealerships from around the country take part. Teams of certified Porsche Technicians and the official catalog of 60,000 unique Porsche Classic Genuine Parts were enlisted to return the cars to their former glory.
Judging panels throughout the competition have included Porsche Classic and PCNA area managers and experts. Scoring was based on criteria that include not only restoration – such as engine, suspension and interior – but also creativity, authenticity and craftsmanship are all taken into account. In the end, the Dark Blue Turbo from Champion marked every box and impressed the PCNA reps and fans.
Overall Winner - Champion Porsche (Area South/Central)
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Type 930
Finalist - Porsche Exchange (Area East)
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Type 993
Finalist - Porsche Palm Springs (Area West)
1982 Porsche 911 SC G-Model
In addition to the three finalists, Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge entires on display at Sports Car Together Fest included projects from Porsche Warrington (1996 911 Safari Type 993), Porsche Silver Spring (1994 968), Porsche Ontario (1993 911 RS America Type 964), Porsche Louisville (1982 911 SC G-Model), Porsche Hickory (1989 911 Turbo "Slant Nose" Targa Type 930) and Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas (1974 914 LE). Porsche Louisville won the popular choice award by fan vote at Sports Car Together Fest.
People's Choice - Porsche Louisville - 1982 Porsche 911 SC G-Model
Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas - 1974 914 LE
Porsche Hickory - 1989 911 Turbo "Slant Nose" Targa Type 930
Porsche Ontario - 1993 911 RS America Type 964
Porsche Silver Spring - 1994 968
Porsche Warrington - 1996 911 Carrera "Safari" Type 993
Represented in the competition were Porsche 356 and 914 models, five generations of the 911, transaxle models like the 968 and 928, as well as modern classics such as the first-generation Boxster and Cayenne, and Carrera GT.