Rennsport Reunion 3

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  1. #1 smokeydonut, Jan 8, 2007
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    World’s Largest Gathering of Porsche Race Cars and Drivers to Highlight Porsche 917 and Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Porsche 956/962

    ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 2006 — Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Daytona International Speedway today announced Porsche Rennsport Reunion III will take place at the famed Florida racetrack the weekend of November 2-4, 2007.

    Sponsored by PCNA and organized by Brian Redman’s Intercontinental Events, Inc., Porsche Rennsport Reunion III is open to the public and brings together an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current racecars and those who have driven them to victory in the world’s most famous sports car races. It features a three-day program of on-track competition plus a concours d’elegance, which is open to the event’s participants by invitation. In addition, special activities are planned honoring the series of awesome Porsche 917 racecars and commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the racing debut of the all-conquering Porsche 956/962 prototype racers.

    Held at three-year intervals, the third edition of Porsche Rennsport Reunion returns to Daytona International Speedway following that track’s highly successful staging of Porsche Rennsport Reunion II in 2004. On that occasion, more than 600 Porsche racecars and dozens of legendary Porsche race drivers participated in a truly memorable weekend dedicated to Porsche’s motorsport heritage.

    “Given the tremendous response to our last event there,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, president and chief executive officer of Porsche Cars North America, “Daytona International Speedway is the logical choice as the site for Porsche Rennsport Reunion III. It is filled with Porsche racing history and is one of the few tracks in America capable of conducting an event of this magnitude.”

    Porsche Rennsport Reunion III will honor two of Porsche’s most historic racing models – the Porsche 917 and Porsche 956/962. In coupe form, the 12-cylinder 917/K was the first Porsche to score an overall win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scoring back-to-back victories in the 1970 and 1971 editions of the French racing classic. Fitted with twin-turbochargers producing more than 1000 horsepower, the mighty open-cockpit 917/10 and 917/30 rocketed to Sports Car Club of America Can-Am championships in 1972 and 1973. These achievements by the 917 moved Porsche to the forefront of the sports car racing world.

    Since making its Le Mans debut in 1982 with a stunning one-two-three overall finish, the Porsche 956 and its 962 stable mate have established themselves as the most successful models in the history of international sports car racing. Among their record number of overall victories spanning 14 seasons are seven in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, six in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and four in the 12 Hours of Sebring.

    Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion will be published on Porsche’s press web site

    Brian Redman’s Intercontinental Events web site

    the official Rennsport III website

    and Daytona International Speedway’s web site

    as they become available. Ticket information is available by contacting Daytona International Speedway at 1-800-PITSHOP.

    Contact James Redman for entry details.
    [email protected]
    Skype GoRace66 772-905-3100
  2. Damned why can't they have it at Spa Francorchamps <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>

    I really need to go there <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  3. a must for all Porsche fans!
  4. With any luck I'll see you there Smokey.
  5. I sure hope I can get down there too. Ottokar von Jakob said he's bringing his 917/10 (917-010-016) this time... he had brought his 956 in 2004.
  6. I really have to fly over, I haven't seen any kind of 917 so far <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  7. Hell yeah, the more-the merrier! <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  8. well this is one Porker event i would love to do <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
  9. no way????

    what about the Piper 917 that was at Brussels Retro in 2005??
    or the 917's that raced at Spa in 2004, 2005 & 2006?
  10. I wasn't at any of those events <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  11. you didn't even went to Brussels Retro when there was a 917??
    and thats like 20 min. from you
  12. I didn't even know about the event or the fact they had a 917 <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>

    What bothers me the most is that the Porsche days at Francorchamps haven't got any special classics.
  13. why do you think that i haven't bothered going to that one in, well, YEARS
  14. It really sucks, at the Ferrari days there's more rare stuff. I guess the best event at Francorchamps is RMU classics
  15. well, NOT this year, no Ferrari Historic CHallenge at Spa this year because of the works
    well, RMU & Spa 6 Hours then
  16. I'm definitley going!

    I missed the 2004 event by a week (thats when I heard about it)

    Daytona is only 1:10 min away <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  17. I think they do these in the US because the cars are already here. I went to the first one which was at Limerock. I was surprised that they held it there because it's not a major track and most of the cars had never been there before. Then I started reading the program which listed the cars, their owners, and where they're from. A large portion of the owners were Connecticut residents. Limerock is in Connecticut. That must be the reason.
  18. Also, Daytona is a kickass track
  19. The irony being that there were some prominent Connecticut cars that didn't even make that first event at LR in 2001... at least one 910 I can think of offhand anyways.

    It's too bad but I doubt we'll ever see it LR again. It's just too small a track for the 3-ring circus Rennsport Reunion's become.
  20. #20 Porsche addict, Jan 9, 2007
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    Do you have any info on the 910 and 550 spyder in this gallery? (I took the pics myself)

    are they legit?
  21. #21 smokeydonut, Jan 9, 2007
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    550 Spyders I'm not too good at (dunno) but I got bad news for you on the 910... 5 lug nuts is a no-no. 910 was the first Porsche to have a central wheelnut & they all have them, sorry. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  22. goddamned <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  23. #24 smokeydonut, Jan 9, 2007
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    A vid that features this car... also some great clips from McQueen's 'Le Mans' thrown in for good measure...

  24. what #was it? I believe it was at amelia island last year, for the concours. I saw a brumos 917/10

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