Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala taps the ceremonial keg to open Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Invited guests included Detlev von Platen (president) and Bernd Harling of Porsche Cars North America, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Dean Fewtrell and Gill Campbell and Rennsport Committee Chair Bruce Canepa.
Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV continues through Sunday, October 16.
Some of the world’s best drivers, riders and teams will descend on the Monterey Peninsula, to test their skills, earn championship points or just enjoy the historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit in 2012. The 55th race season of the world-renowned facility will feature the American Le Mans Series, Ferrari Racing Days, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, Red Bull United States Grand Prix and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s official artist Bill Patterson gets to work on creating the award for Best in Show during the Concours on Pit Lane. The Concours attracted a large number of fans who were able to view many of the race cars in one location, while judges evaluated the cars.
It was an ideal ending to a very busy day, that concluded with an evening of live music and a special screening of the film classic, Le Mans in the Porsche Park in the Paddock.
For more information on Bill Patterson, check out www.billpatterson.com.
The Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV entry list for Groups 1 – 6 is now available. Check out the full entry list and see nearly every era of Porsche motorsports history. And not to be outdone, Groups 7 and 8 will also provide plenty of entertainment and Porsche pageantry from the Porsche Club of America.
The Cayman Interseries charged through a full schedule of on-track action and off-track promotions Friday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where the Porsche tribute series is making its inaugural Rennsport Reunion appearance this weekend.
Ticketholders for next weekend’s big Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV (October 14-16) receive an added bonus to the price of admission. The entire top deck of the Red Bull Energy Center high atop the race track will be open to view the on-track racing.
The panorama viewing deck, located across the Start/Finish line, atop the Red Bull Energy Center is normally reserved entirely for private hospitality. But this weekend, fans can gain access to the birds-eye perch on top of the hospitality suite as part of their general admission ticket.
The man who inspired many of the Porsche race cars that will be on display at the upcoming Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be joined by the man who has one of the most significant collections of those cars as Jerry Seinfeld has been named co-Grand-Marshal with retired Porsche Engineer Norbert Singer.
Seinfeld, who will bring a number of his most-prized cars to Rennsport, was honored to be named to share the Grand Marshal duties with Singer.
Some of the most significant Porsche race cars that are on hand for this weekend’s Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV gathered for a group photo at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
This is just a small sample of what’s in store for fans attending the event. Be sure to visit the spectacular Porsche Park in the Paddock that features Porsche apparel, driving simulators, authentic German biergarten and special display cars from the Porsche Museum. On Saturday night, live music and a screening of Steve McQueen’s classic film, Le Mans.
More than 350 Porsche race cars have been accepted to participate in the on-track racing during Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV, October 14-16. They will tackle the historic 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where many of these same cars once turned a wheel in anger during their professional racing day.