First Porsche highlights anniversary celebrations of Porsche 356, 550 Spyder and Porsche 911 at Porsche Rennsport Reunion II. ATLANTA, GA -- Jan. 26, 2004 -- The first car bearing the Porsche name will be the centerpiece of vehicles...
First Porsche highlights anniversary celebrations of Porsche 356, 550 Spyder and Porsche 911 at Porsche Rennsport Reunion II.
ATLANTA, GA -- Jan. 26, 2004 -- The first car bearing the Porsche name will be the centerpiece of vehicles commemorating significant anniversaries of the Porsche 356 Speedster, 550 Spyder and 911 during Porsche Rennsport Reunion II at Daytona International Speedway this coming April 23-25.
Called simply Porsche 356 No. 1, the first Porsche will be on display at Porsche Rennsport Reunion II to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 356 Speedster. Sent by the Porsche Museum in Germany, it will join other significant Porsche 356s including the Porsche Museum's America Roadster, the third Speedster built, and the second Carrera Speedster created (and the first raced) in a special Anniversary exhibit.
The Porsche Museum also is sending over the famed Fletcher Aviation Porsche 550 Spyder to acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of the first Porsche model developed specially for racing. Entered by the Porsche factory, the Fletcher Aviation-sponsored 550 Spyder stunned the racing world by finishing third overall in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana -- the legendary Mexican road race. Numerous 550 Spiders including those from the Collier and Brumous collections will accompany it at Porsche Rennsport Reunion II.
Paying tribute to the 40th Anniversary of the Porsche 911, Porsche Rennsport Reunion II will showcase famous 911 racecar, feature a chronological display of 911s, and conduct a pair of races exclusively for the evergreen Porsche model. Headlining the many 911 and 911-based racecar entered are the Porsche Museum's 911 RSR that scored an overall victory in the 1973 Carga Floria and the Brumous Collection's 911 RSR that was an overall winner in the 1977 24 Hours of Daytona. A special "40 Years of the Porsche 911" production car exhibit organized by the Porsche Club of America is expected to contain an example from every 911 model year -- from an early 1963 prototype to the latest 2004 40th Anniversary Special Edition. And two exclusive 911 races, one for vintage cars and the other for recent Cup cars, will exhibit the 911's competitive prowess.
Porsche Rennsport Reunion II will be open to the public and will bring together an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage racecar owned by private collectors, Porsche Club racers, former Porsche factory drivers and a selection of historic cars from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. It will feature a three-day program of on-track competition plus a concourse d'elegance, which will be open to the event's participants by invitation.
Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion II will be published as they become available. Ticket information is available by contacting Daytona International Speedway at (386) 253-RACE.