PORSCHE MOTORSPORT NORTH AMERICA TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE AT THE 35TH MONTEREY HISTORIC AUTOMOBILE RACES THIS WEEKEND
MONTEREY, Calif. - As part of Porsche's celebration of its 60th Anniversary, Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) will have a display in the Laguna Seca paddock at this weekend's 35th Monterey Historic Automobile Races event.
Of interest to many race fans will be a visit to the Porsche Motorsport transporter that will be displayed in the paddock of Laguna Seca Raceway. This particular trailer was used for many years in Europe and then later the USA, to provide trackside support with spare parts and assistance. Fans and enthusiasts will be able to get a look inside at an array of photographs, parts and memorabilia from the long history of Porsche.
Representatives and engineers from Porsche Motorsport North America will be in attendance at the transporter throughout the Monterey Historics.
PMNA President Paul Ritchie, noting that 60 years of Porsche is also 60 years of racing, pointed out that the Santa Ana, Calif.- based company supports every form of Porsche racing represented at Monterey.
"Besides the current Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs and 911 GT3 Cup cars, Porsche Motorsport North America services club and vintage racers with their Porsche 917s, 962s, 935s, and older 911s, so it is natural to be where so much of Porsche's true heritage is on display," said Ritchie.
Porsche has been the featured marque twice at the fabled Monterey Historics - first in 1982 and then in 1998 at a celebration for their 50th Anniversary that saw perhaps the largest collection of various Porsche models ever presented in one place.
For the last thirty five years, the race cars built by Porsche have been among the favorite for competitors that enter year after year. Cars are placed in classes that reflect their era of competition; Porsche is represented from the earliest Gmund-built 356 to the
936's that triumphed at Le Mans. The 35th running of the Monterey Historics is no exception with a full field including a number of 935 turbos that will mix it up in a class devoted to the race cars of IMSA in the late 70's.