Monday, October 24, 2011

Porsche Race Car Classic

Rennsport Reunion was held in conjunction with the Porsche race Car Classic, a charitable event (the Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the UCSF Thoracic Oncology Program).

Never before have so many spectacular Porsches been seen at one event. Rows upon rows of 550's, 904's, 718's and numerous four-cam 356's. Miked in were some very special 911s such as 911 R's and RSR's. It was amazing.

 My favorite car of the event was the '69 911 that won the 1968 Marathon de la Route, an 84 hour race held at the original Nurburgring. The car retains most of its original paint and components and is a remarkable time capsule. As I was standing there looking at it, one of the drivers  in that event walked up an reacquainted himself with the car. Willi Kauhsen was a factory test driver in 1968 and was part of the team to win with this exact car!

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