Porsche loyalists will flock to the Monterey Peninsula October 14-16 when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV.
Complementing the hundreds of historic Porsche race cars competing or on special display in the open paddock, are a number of fan activities that will appeal to the young and young-at-heart. One of the highlights will be a chance to visit with more than 50 legendary Porsche drivers who will be attending and signing autographs each of the three days. It will be a rare opportunity to mingle and hear stories of their competitive days.
There are thousands of race car drivers around the world. But there are far fewer who can be called Porsche Legends. At this weekend’s Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV more than 50 legendary Porsche drivers who took this fabled marque to victories at the world’s most demanding race tracks will be on hand to celebrate Porsche racing history, October 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.