The Porsche Classic Coast Tour

The Porsche Classic Coast Tour is probably the largest annual event in the Benelux with just classic Porsches. The event is in celebrated its 5th-anniversary last month. The event has 2 elements. The first is a tour through scenic roads, starting and finishing in De Haan at the Belgian Coast. The second parts of the event is a concours d’Elegance.

The Porsche Classic Coast Tour

Porsche-Classic-Coast-Tour-2022-6

The number of cars that can take place on the tour is limited to 80. That excludes 10 cars from sponsors and guests.The Porsche Coast Classic  Tour has an animated start which is particularly enjoyed by the participants and the many spectators. Every 30 seconds, in true race style, we give a car the green light to start the tour ride.

Porsche-Classic-Coast-Tour-2022-28

The road book navigated the participants via selected polder roads to the Abbey of Sint-Idesbald, where according to Belgian tradition a beer is brewed in different flavors that could be tasted on the spot. This was complemented by a traditional Breugel buffet for lunch. The arrangement of the participating Porsches within the abbey walls was impressive.The way back to De Haan was via polder roads, and on the way some small and lesser known polder villages were visited.

The Concours d’Elegance

The Concours d’Elegance took place for the 3rd time. After strict selection we had participants in all 4 categories ( -1965 / 1965-1973 / 1974 – 1989 / 1990 – 1992 ).

Porsche-Classic-Coast-Tour-2022-131

The cars were all of particularly high quality. A number of selected Porsches lined up in each category. Johan Dirickx from 911Motorsport and Gaby Callewaert, 2 renowned Porsche 911 RS specialists were the jury members. There were some special cars entered such as a 911 Turbo S Leichtbau from 1992 and a 911 S Soft Window Targa from 1967. After carefully weighing all pluses and minuses of each car, the Jury proceeded to honor the following Porsches.

Porsche-Classic-Coast-Tour-2022-129

Category Porsche 356

Winner :  Porsche 356 AT2 1958 Coupé ( Michaux Daniël  )
Runner up :  Porsche 356 coupé 1965 ( Diëgo Van Der Valk  )

Category Porsche 911 F-model till 1973

Winner : Porsche 911 S 2.0 SWB  Coupé 967 (Verstraete Vincent )
Runner up Porsche 2.7 RS Touring Bj 1973 ( Benaym Elie )

Category Porsche 911 G-model  from 1974 till 1989

Winner : Porsche 3.2 Carrera Speedster 1989 ( Degryse Sylvie )
Runner up Porsche 3.2 Carrera Speedster 1989 ( Venus Ronny )

Category Porsche 964 Model from 1989 till 1993

Winner Porsche 911 Turbo S Leichtbau 1992 ( Keyaert Claudy)
Runner up Porsche 964 RS N/GT 1992  (Herreman Jean-Paul)

Picture Gallery 2022 Porsche Classic Coast Tour

Pictures courtesy Wilfried Geerts