BILLINGS – Vintage and contemporary exotic cars were back in Billings as 14e The annual Euro Car Show was held at Veterans Park.
The event is organized by the Absaroka Porsche Club. Lynnsey Slanina has been a club member for six years and club president for four years. She and her husband own 11 Porsches and exhibited three for the event. She knew she wanted to join the club as soon as she bought her first Porsche.
“I love these cars. I don’t know if I’ve found a car better made than a Porsche and I wanted to be president because I love all the people in my club. We have a saying, it’s not cars are people. And when we all get together, we all have such a fun time,” Slanina said.
All of the Porsches that Slanina and her husband own were found in Montana and Wyoming. Slanina mentioned that some of “these incredible vehicles” are actually for sale and if not, everyone probably has a price, but his red 1986 Porsche 944 nicknamed “Ruby” is staying in the family for good.
“My dream car is that red 944 sitting over there. All the little girls come up to me and say, that’s the Barbie dream car over there. So I kind of hit the jackpot when I got that one,” Slanina said.
The event draws huge crowds and is always free to the public. Porsches, McLarens, Jaguars and just about every European vehicle imaginable were on display and with such a variety there is sure to be something for everyone.
The Porsche Club of America holds the event annually on the third weekend of August. They have other events throughout the year, but none are bigger than the Euro Car Show at the end of the summer and that benefits the Billings community immensely.
“It’s our charity event, so every registration that comes in, 100% of that goes to charity. So this year we’re making backpacks for the kids and we’re also doing the pantry for some of the schools. secondaries and all the money we raise will go to that,” Slanina added.