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The other day I received an invitation to my local dealer's "Porsche Special Event". I arrived right on 5.30 pm and the closest parking space was a couple of blocks away.

Along with a wide variety of other people I circulated the showroom, the service bay and the used car/spare parts section across the street.

There was some excellent wine, beer, and spirits (the blush brut 'champagne' was excellent and as a sparkling aficionado I stuck with that). The 'nibbles' were very classy. I sampled, nay, enjoyed, the peking duck pancakes, the smoked salmon with wasabi mayonnaise, the cured beef, the honey prawns in prosciutto, the arancini with mozzarella and roasted pine nuts, and the giant strawberries dipped in dark chocolate with brandy. There were more but I decided to be abstemious.;)

The displays included a 718 Cayman S up on the hoist with commentary from the service manager, the first 911 gt3 RS in Australia, a 356, early 911 Targa, and more (some pics to come).

As a 'thank you for coming' present I received a Porsche double pen set (ball and roller ball) in carbon fibre.

There are more Special Events to come. :D
 

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Wow, that's great! The goodies sound super, but I also really like the idea of a car up on a hoist and the chance to talk to a service tech about it.

I will have to alert my dealer to this :)
 

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Is that a 991 GT3 RS? In Aussie land you guys never had an RS model or specifically the GT3 RS? I recently sold a 2016 GT3 RS here to a client. That's the 991 model. I believe we're still on hold for the 991.2 GT3 RS.
 

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The gt3 RS is all well and good, but the nibbles and choice of hydration interested me a bit more. :D Is this a monthly event hosted by your dealership?
I hope.:D

I was very impressed with the catering too, and the eye candy and information was a pleasant way to spend an evening. It was a fascinating crowd--jeans, suits, and evening wear! I guess it was sort of a "cocktail" event.

This dealer has always been very inviting, and supports the local Porsche club so the invitation wasn't a total surprise. The Dealership itself has recently been bought by a conglomerate and they want to *up* the visibility and customer service--they said there were more events to come. I'm look forward to them.

I don't know what happens in the US post-order/sale but here the Porsche media and gifts arrive regularly.

South Australia by far leads the nation in the purchase of sporting Porsche cars.
 
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