The first West Coast appearance of the popular Porsche Rennsport Reunions, set for Oct. 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, is attracting a space-busting field. Complementing more than 350 of the rarest Porsche racecars competing on the track will be an unprecedented field of 800-plus Porsches staged in the traditional car corral area. The demand for space as been so heavy that an additional parking area with limited space is being designated as another Porsche car corral.
“This is the first-time a single marque has completely occupied the entire car corral area,” explained Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “The Monterey Peninsula will be a Porsche lover's paradise, and one that will be long remembered by participants, fans, the community and local businesses.”
An impressive lineup of Porsche race and sports cars, and what quite possibly will be the largest reunion of former and current Porsche drivers will be attending. More than 50 legendary drivers will be available for autograph sessions, mingling and plenty of story-telling of their days driving the now-legendary Porsche racecars.
An additional surprise for Porsche fans is that the new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera, will be on display for the first time in North America for Porsche enthusiasts to see up close at Rennsport Reunion IV.
“As the 911 racecar and street car histories are completely intertwined, it is fitting to show our latest 911 at a motor racing extravaganza,” said Bernd Harling, who is heading up Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV for event host Porsche Cars North America.
In addition to the action at Laguna Seca, the Porsche Race Car Classic, an exclusive display of more than 180 of Porsche's silver race cars from the 1950s and early ‘60s will be held on the lawns of the nearby Quail Lodge in Carmel on Sunday, Oct. 16.
For more information on the Porsche Race Car Classic or to purchase tickets, visit www.porscheracecarclassic.com.