Sixteen years ago, Flying Lizard Motorsports made their professional sports car racing debut at the 2004 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. This month, the No. 74 Flying Lizard Porsche GT3 Cup, driven by Seth Neiman, Lonnie Pechnik, Johannes van Overbeek, Peter Cunningham, and Mike Rockenfeller will be on display in Burlingame, California July 21st at the 2019 Hillsborough Concours D’Elegance. Van Overbeek will be on site during the event for autographs.
The car started from pole position after a successful qualifying effort from van Overbeek, and went on to finish the gruelling endurance event in second place. Van Overbeek went on to have a highly successful run with the Lizards, earning 11 wins, 39 podiums, and 58 top-five finishes. The car will sport the same red and silver Lizard livery that has since become iconic in racing, known to sports car fans worldwide.
Flying Lizard Motorsports went on to win six driver and team championships in the American Le Mans Series, and later become a Porsche Motorsport North America factory supported effort. In 2014, the team became a customer racing program, expanding from racing in IMSA to also eventually include the Pirelli World Challenge, since renamed the Blancpain GT World Challenge America and GT4 America, Porsche Trophy West USA, 25 Hours of Thunderhill, and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The team has also evolved from a single-make team to create race winning programs with Porsche, Audi, McLaren, and Bentley, as well as become a testing partner with Lamborghini.
The longest continually running Concours in the world, the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance showcases valued vehicles for car enthusiasts, honouring and celebrating excellence. The July 21 event is open to the public.
Source. Flying Lizard Motorsports