Porsche Parade 2018 at Lake of the Ozarks

  Last week marked the kick-off of Porsche Club of America's Porsche Parade 2018 at the Lake of the Ozarks. This was our 5th year attending the Parade and no doubt, it was another awesome event. As always, there was quite the selection of P-cars in attendance and on display. Inside the Tan-Tar-A resort, a rare Speedster variant sat just a few steps away from a Weissach GT2 RS. Of course, we had something special to show off down in the Hospitality hall as well. None other than a paint-to-sample Zanzibar Red Porsche Boxster Spyder, protected with XPEL ULTIMATE by MidWest Tinting.   PCA Concours at Lake of the Ozarks One of the most attended events at Porsche Parade 2018 had to be the Concours d'Elegance. Hosted on the greens behind the resort, the Parade Concours failed to disappoint. Nearly every model one could imagine was in attendance. We spotted a 904 Carrera GTS, a Carrera RS, a Carrera GT, and then some. While the 918 & 959 from last year were absent, there was plenty more to see. Up Close & Personal with the Mission E Another big highlight of Porsche Parade 2018 happened at the Pirelli Welcoming Party. After last year's unveiling of the GT3, we were sure that PCA had something special cooked up this time around. We didn't expect Porsche to bring a prototype, but that's exactly what they did. The pre-production Porsche Mission E concept car which made way for the new Taycan was a great surprise for all Parade goers. The styling of the Mission E is truly out of this world. One part Stuttgart, one part Tron, and all parts awesome. After seeing it in the flesh, we can't wait to get our hands on a new Taycan. Michelin Drive & Compare at Porsche Parade The setup: a short drag race & stop box with identical PDK Caymans. The payoff: bragging rights. In a shootout format taking the best two out of three runs, the Michelin Drive & Compare proved to be an awesome test of reaction time and stopping power. Check out the video below from PCA for a more comprehensive breakdown.   On-Location with the Gunther Werks 400R After our brief run on gRX & eyeballing the Gulf 400R at Barrett-Jackson Northeast, it was great to see Gunther Werks flagship machine at Porsche Parade 2018. Fully protected with satin STEALTH PPF by Protective Film Solutions, the Gulf livery 400R is a sight to behold. Built off the 993 chassis, Gunther Werks vision for the 400R is a motorsport inspired masterpiece. Combining plenty of carbon fiber, a 400+ HP 4 liter developed by Rothsport, and much more, Gunther Werks 400R is a bespoke beauty with the enough bite to back up its bark. IMAGE COURTESY OF GUNTHER WERKS ON INSTAGRAM   XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS & PRIME XR PLUS INSTALLS FROM MIDWEST TINTING Driving the rough backroads of Missouri in 100 degree heat, parade-goers needed all the help they could get. Fortunately, attendees were able to have vehicles protected with our latest & greatest products. With the help of Midwest Tinting, we offered on-site installs of self-healing ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection along with our heat rejecting PRIME XR PLUS window film. Looking Towards Porsche Parade Boca Raton As always, PCA revealed the location for the next Porsche Parade in 2019, and it's a bit more tropical than Missouri. The 64th annual Parade will take place in Boca Raton, Florida, and it's sure to be an extravaganza. If you've never attended Parade before & are a PCA member, 2019 might be your year. The activities are always a good time, the people are friendly, and the cars, well, you know the cars are amazing. In closing, congrats to all Porsche Parade 2018 award winners, our door prize winners, and big thanks to the PCA's diehard members and volunteers for making it another awesome event. See you in Boca Raton! ________ Missed out on previous Porsche Parades? Check out our coverage from last year in Spokane, WA featuring a Porsche 911 Turbo protected with XPEL ULTIMATE by JK2 Automotive.

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