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The Cars: Mechanical Heroes of Rennsport Reunion

The legends of Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI are the men and women that brought the automotive world 70 years of Porsche motorsport success. It is the legacy of their efforts, which will be on display at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (WRLS), September 27 – 30. Many of these legends will relive stories on the Main Stage, sign autographs in the Porsche Paddock Park and wheel over 350 different Porsche race cars on the famous Monterey, California race track. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), founder of the event, along with Brian Redman’s Intercontinental Events in 2001, is playing host to what has become the single largest gathering of Porsche race cars in history. Celebrated cars from seven decades of motorsport will be on display. Rare and one-of-a-kind cars from the Porsche Museum in Germany as well as from private collections from around the world will be on exhibition during the four-day event.

While highlights will be found everywhere around the WRLS facility, a special Champions Garage will be located behind pit lane to display 12 victorious Porsche race cars. Included in the display, among other “must see” Porsche entries, will be the 919 Hybrid Evo, which Timo Bernhard (Germany) recently piloted to a five-minute, 19.55-second record lap on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Earl Bamber (New Zealand) will be lapping the 2.238-mile California race course in the hybrid racer during the weekend.

The current 911 RSR, utilized by Porsche GT Team “works” efforts in both North America’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), is also part of the Champions Garage. The most advanced race version of the iconic 911 will turn exhibition laps on the circuit. Carrying the corporate team livery, Bamber and teammate Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) raced to a second-place finish in GTLM class two weeks ago.

2015 IMSA GTLM Champion – and current owner of the car – Patrick Pilet (France), will turn laps in the 2015 911 RSR he helped make famous by winning that title as well as an unprecedented overall victory at the 2015 Petit Le Mans. The Champions Garage is also the location to visit to see the famous Porsche 911 GT1-98 which won the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans overall and the pole position in the premiere Petit Le Mans that same year.

Source. Porsche

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