From David Kelly – Porsche people, Porsche cars, and famous Polo Players converged on Saturday, February 19, 2022 for an exciting event at the Windsor Charity Polo Cup, sponsored by Porsche Melbourne. All proceeds from the event went to support local charities. Convoys of Porsches driven by Space Coast members from the north and south met at the Windsor Club Polo grounds, field-side, to watch and enjoy the festivities and to participate in the “Peoples Choice” Concours as part of the event. Porsche Melbourne staff made all the preparations and graciously hosted SPC members by serving a champagne lunch and providing shelter from the misty conditions that prevailed early in the day. Porsche Melbourne also brought along a selection of new cars to put on display for the Charity Cup attendees to inspect. Local merchants participated in the event by providing displays of their goods and products for Windsor residents, their guests, and our members to view and sample.
The Peoples Choice Concours drew many Windsor residents and guests to the display to admire the cars and relate their own experiences with some of their favorite Porsche cars over the years. Winners of the Concours were a beautiful Blue 718 Cayman in 1st place, followed by a nice India Red 928 S4 in 2nd place, and an equally nice White 993 4S in 3rd place. You can see the three winners and their cars in the event photos. As the day progressed, the occasional sprinkles, windy and misty weather abated, and sunny skies prevailed late in the day.
The professional Polo players took the field in all conditions and the crowd was treated to some excellent polo playing highlighted by many well-known players, one of which, was Hope Arellano, a highly ranked Women’s and Mixed Polo player, known for her skill and ability to play in both tournament settings. You’ll see Hope in action, along with the other players. The Windsor staff, residents, and guests were welcoming and gracious in allowing the Space Coast Region to participate in the event supporting local charities, and a special thanks go to Porsche Melbourne for its ongoing help, support, and sponsorship. Below is a link to the photos.