Bismark's 50th Celebration

FOG members were the guests of Tom and Marilyn Pletcher on February 4, 2009 to celebrate the 50th anniversary (to the day!) of taking delivery of Tom's 1959 356 A Coupe, Bismark.  Cars starting arriving at Fantasy of Flight before noon, coming from Melbourne, Sebring, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Orlando.  There were eight 356s and two 911s.

The Pletchers treated us all to lunch at the Compass Rose restaurant at Fantasy of Flight.  Afterwards we had a brief tour of the attraction and then Bismark led us on a scenic 65 minute tour wtihout a single traffic light.  The ending destination was the Pletcher home where we toasted Bismark's 50th and later staged the 356s on their lawn by the lake.

Photo credit noted on individual photos;  all others by John and Jan Reker