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    Rennsport Reunion V - Thursday photos

    Rennsport Reunion V - Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 - Preparation Day

    Laguna Seca was humming with preparation for Rennsport which opens tomorrow Friday at 8AM. Most of the car exhibitions were being set up and the paddock was full of cars in anticipation of the track action.

    A large tent with historic cars is set near track entrance with fabulous classics, many brought directly from the Porsche Museum.

    Porsche has a large display area with a store stocked with Porsche Design goodies. The display area showcases the Le Mans winner 919, several 991.2 (covered today), a Rennsport edition 991 GTS and several other models.

    Early in the afternoon Porsche assembled a number of select cars (all motorsport winners) in front of the Michelin tire bridge for a Group Photo.

    Below are a selection of my photos. Full album link HERE.



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    Stunning cars and photos . Thanks !!!!


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    Laguna Seca panorama:



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    "Dream as impractical, irrational and unnecessary as that may be... Here's to the Dreamers!" -- Porsche AG.


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    Fantastic event and fantastic cars ! Thank you for sharing.


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    stunning album!!


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    Nice video of the 917 being "prepared" for the Rennsport-Reunion. The sound is just amazing.

    http://www.petrolicious.com/watch-this-porsche-917-get-prepped-for-rennsport-reunion-v

     

     


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    superb pictures. must be  pleasure to attend 


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    Few more:

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    Greatevent, thanks for sharing!


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    Thanks oft posting - just great!

    Blueflame


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    I attended Rennsport on Saturday. Great event, great opportunities to meet famous drivers, factory people and engage in conversation. Here is a selection of the day's photos (see link on 1st post for full album):






















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    "Dream as impractical, irrational and unnecessary as that may be... Here's to the Dreamers!" -- Porsche AG.


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    Really fantastic photos , cars and colors ! angel


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    angelSplendid


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    12 of these on Laguna Seca. That's pretty epic. 


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    Found all 3 of the 962's that carried my logos.  Owned two of them.  Here's me and 962-113 (the one I had in my garage for years  - later sold):

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    Here's me with 962-102, now owned by Lee Giannone (it was crashed into by John Paul at Charlotte requiring the switch to a new tub -- ex-Fitzpatrick 113):

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    Here's me with the 3rd 962 (a Chapman honey-comb tub) campaigned by Akin under our partial sponsorship, but not owned by me:

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    It was fabulous to run into all three cars in the flesh, all in the same place at the same time.  It'll probably never happen again and I feel so blessed to be able to record the experience.


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    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    When making plans to attend to Rennsport Reunion, I decided to donate a memento that had been rattling around my office since ancient of days.  It is a pair of center-lock wheel nuts zip-tied to the spare ignition key for 962-113 that had been given to me by Bob Akin in the 1980s.  As I was talking to the restorer of 113, Hans Stuck happened by the paddock location with a Porsche Motorsports PR guy, recognized me, and wanted to see what I was holding.  After I explained the background of the trinket, Hans graciously agreed to a photo holding it.  He had said the previous day in an info session with Alwin Springer and Norbert Singer that 962-113 was his favorite car in all of his storied racing career.  I was on cloud #9  (of course he and Akin and Gartner won Sebring in '86 with that car)

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    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    Fantastic! angel


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    Re: Rennsport Reunion V - Saturday photos

    This thread is rapidly escalating into one of the more epic ones on RT... what a fantastic event!!!
    Is it something you can attend as a regular visitor, like an airshow, or is it strictly invitation only or so?

    Thanks so much for sharing these pictures and stories guys really, REALLY appreciated!!!!


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    Joost:

    This thread is rapidly escalating into one of the more epic ones on RT... what a fantastic event!!!
    Is it something you can attend as a regular visitor, like an airshow, or is it strictly invitation only or so?

    Thanks so much for sharing these pictures and stories guys really, REALLY appreciated!!!!

    http://porscherennsportreunion.com/about/about.php 

    Just like an airshow, all you need is a ticket.  See link above.

    The deluxe experience required some "PORSCHE" wrist bands allocated by PCNA through their channels.  I'm a reasonably good customer for PCNA over the years, so my dealer was able to comp me the credentials.  I mixed and matched those with tickets I had already purchased for a really good effect.

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    I had the extremely good fortune to chat up AP for a bit, and he showed how much of a good PR guy he is by posing with me:

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    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    As mentioned before, the famous Porsche guys with last names all starting with "S" put on a very interesting info session that compared the "good old days" to current events in car design, racing rules, etc.  What a blast!

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    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    The ubiquitous Magnus Walker being interviewed trackside:

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    Mike

     

    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    Patrick Long out for a parade lap in RS Spyder:

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    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    962-102 along side Bruce Levin's Bayside Disposal #86 in the pits, just like it was 1985 all over again:

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    Mike

     

    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    George Follmer at the wheel of his old CanAm 917:

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    Hurley Haywood in his old CanAm 917:

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    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    Jerry Seinfeld driving his #20 917K from Steve McQueen's movie, Le Mans:

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    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    Should be a whole bunch of video available after the editors churn through it:

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    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T


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    W8MM:

    Found all 3 of the 962's that carried my logos.  Owned two of them.  Here's me and 962-113 (the one I had in my garage for years  - later sold):

    thumb_DSC_1681_1024.jpg

     

     

    Here's me with 962-102, now owned by Lee Giannone (it was crashed into by John Paul at Charlotte requiring the switch to a new tub -- ex-Fitzpatrick 113):

    thumb_DSC_1672_1024.jpg

     

     

    Here's me with the 3rd 962 (a Chapman honey-comb tub) campaigned by Akin under our partial sponsorship, but not owned by me:

    thumb_DSC_1649_1024.jpg

    It was fabulous to run into all three cars in the flesh, all in the same place at the same time.  It'll probably never happen again and I feel so blessed to be able to record the experience.


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    Mike

    918 Spyder + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage

    W8MM are you Mike Valentine from the radar companySmileySmiley Smiley  


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    J.Seven:
    W8MM are you Mike Valentine from the radar companySmileySmiley Smiley  

    Yes, ... the very same Smiley


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