Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV Attracts Famous Men and Machines

Posted on 13. Jul, 2011 by in Porsche Canada

And this is usually a representation of what’s to come

ATLANTA, Jul 12, 2011 – For a Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV holding place during Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in October, it’s both a group and machines that are approaching to pull one of a largest crowds in lane history. And, if early sign-ups are any indication, both elements will not disappoint.

Just a peek during a guest list reveals names that are good confirmed in Porsche Motorsport history.  How about (in no sold order) Vic Elford, who won a Monte Carlo Rally and scored Porsche initial altogether win during a 24 Hours of Daytona – on back-to-back weekends; James Weaver, Porsche 962 motorist for Dyson Racing – Daytona and Sebring winner; Gijs outpost Lennep, Dutch Porsche 917 and 911 motorist – won Le Mans with Helmut Marko and a final Targa Florio with Herbert Mueller; Chip Robinson – IMSA champion with Al Holbert in a Porsche 962; George Follmer – took Penske Porsche 917 to Can-Am championship; Dan Gurney – scored Porsche’s initial successes in Formula 1; and Hurley Haywood, many successful Porsche continuation motorist with wins during Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans; and that’s usually a sample.  More than 50 drivers of identical status have already pronounced “yes” to Porsche’s invitation for a Oct 14 – 16, 2011 Rennsport event, and a rest of a names will be announced as a eventuality gets closer.

And it’s not usually drivers that done their Porsche competition cars famous.  Attendees will embody Norbert Singer, recently-retired Porsche Motorsport engineer, famous as a father of a Porsche 962; Hans Mezger, who headed adult a Porsche Motorsport racing engine duty from his Dan Gurney F1 motors by a 917, 935, 962 and McLaren F1 engine; and Alwin Springer, former Vasek Polak 917 organisation member who after built engines during his association Andial and served as boss of Porsche Motorsports North America.

And afterwards there are a competition cars.  How about Carlos de Quesada – a Rolex 24 leader himself in 2004 in a Porsche – bringing his 1980 Porsche 935 K3 – a 1980 Sebring altogether leader driven by Dick Barbour and John Fitzpatrick (and, by a way, both drivers will be during Rennsport as well); early Porsche 911 competition cars like a 1967 2.0-liter 911T entered by David Alvarado – both a Daytona and Sebring category winner; a singular Porsche 906 driven by such Porsche luminaries as Monterey’s possess Don Wester, Milt Minter, and Bob Kirby (entered by Dann Boeschen; 1989 Porsche 962C driven during Le Mans by a father and son group of Derek Bell/Justin Bell (entered by Jimmy Castle, Jr. – Derek also skeleton to attend); or a one of a some-more new Porsche championship winners – a Petersen/White Lightning Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (996) that took Joerg Bergmeister to a ALMS pretension with Patrick Long.  Joerg, Patrick, and a rest of a stream Porsche bureau drivers, will all attend Rennsport.

More cars?  The 1961 Porsche RS61 driven by Herbert Mueller to a 1963 European Hillclimb Championship (entered by Stanley Gold); 1979 Porsche 935 of John Paul, Sr./John Paul, Jr. (entered by Steve Goldin); 1968 Porsche 908K works automobile driven by Vic Elford and Jochen Neerpasche (entered by Cameron Healy); 1967 Porsche 910 driven to second in category finish during Sebring by Hans Herrmann and Jo Sieffert (entered by Thors Johnson); and even a 1958 Porsche Speedster/1600 cc – went to a SCCA National championships 33 years in a quarrel – has 55,000 competition miles on it (entered by Ernest Nagamatsu).

And, with over 200 cars already entered – and a list above usually scratches a aspect – Porsche is watchful for some of a vast collectors – a Collier Collection, Brumos Racing, Gunnar Racing and even a Porsche bureau museum – to announce that cars they are bringing to a event.

In further to a already full Rennsport Reunion IV weekend during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a Porsche Race Car Classic, an disdainful arrangement of some-more than 180 of Porsche’s china competition cars from a 1950’s and early 60’s will be hold on a lawns of a circuitously Quail Lodge in Carmel on Sunday, Oct 16.

The Race Car Classic will yield a singular knowledge for a loyal connoisseur. Set in a relaxed Quail Lodge in a poetic partial of a Monterey Peninsula, any unusual automobile will tell a possess fascinating story of how it all began. Explains Steve Heinrichs, writer of a Porsche Race Car Classic, “this once-in-a-lifetime entertainment of selected Porsche competition cars only from Porsche’s break-out epoch of 1950-1965 will lift vicious appropriation to directly support lung cancer research. We’ll have Gmünds, Glöcklers, 550s, 718s, 804s, 904s, 356s, Abarths and some-more – in numbers and provenance never before seen.”

While a cars are by invitation, a eventuality itself is open to a ubiquitous public. Special guests, celebrities, and epoch pilots will be on hand, and excellent wines and epicurean specialties will be on a menu. Importantly, all net deduction from a eventuality will directly support lung cancer research.

For some-more information on a Porsche Race Car Classic or to squeeze tickets revisit www.porscheracecarclassic.com or hit Mr. Heinrichs during 775-691-2217.

The Porsche Race Car Classic will concentration on a beginnings of Porsche’s motorsports story while Rennsport Reunion IV will offer copiousness of excitement, sound and on-track racing movement by Porsche’s ever some-more absolute competition cars from a late Sixties adult to today.

 

 

Contact: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Nick Twork
Manager, Product Communications
678-323-6975
nick.twork@porsche.us

Dave Engelman
Media Relations Manager
770-290-3617
dave.engelman@porsche.us

 

About Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV

Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be a world’s biggest entertainment of Porsche competition cars and a drivers that gathering them to victory, hold during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from Oct 14 to 16, 2011. Hosted by Porsche Cars North America, it will arrange a far-reaching accumulation of Porsche’s many ancestral racing models from a nimble 550 Spyder of a mid-Fifties by a strong 917 and 956/962 of a Seventies and Eighties to a rarely successful RS Spyder of a final decade.

Special reverence will be paid to a large racing versions of a Porsche 911 and their large victories on a emergence of what will spin another miracle of this iconic sports car. Additional sum of a Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV are published on www.porsche.com/usa/rennsport-reunion-iv/, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s web site (http://www.mazdaraceway.com). Ticket information is accessible by contacting 800-327-7322 or online during www.mazdaraceway.com.

About Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), formed in Atlanta, Ga. is a disdainful U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, a Cayenne SUV and Panamera Sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned auxiliary of Porsche AG, that is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who yield parts, service, selling and training for 195 dealers. They, in turn, work to yield Porsche business with a best-in-class knowledge that is in gripping with a brand’s 63-year story and care in a enrichment of car performance, reserve and efficiency. At a core of this success is Porsche’s unapproachable racing birthright that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

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