By whatever means available, Porsche loyalists will find their way to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca October 14-16 for the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV.
The event makes its first West Coast appearance and brings together some of Porsche’s most historic racing models as well as featuring the North American debut of the 2012 Porsche 911.
Helicopter flights are available to and from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca starting at $99 each way or $150 round trip from Monterey Regional Airport. Rates are per person.
Charter service is also available with advance reservations from most Bay Area airports including San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.
Specialized Helicopters features a team of dedicated pilots and a fleet of state-of-the-art Robinson helicopters. Please contact Specialized Helicopters at 831-763-2244 or log on to www.specializedheli.com for more information.
Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) provides rides from Carmel, Seaside, Monterey and Salinas on lines 36, 37, 38 and 39 respectively, dropping off to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Please visit the MST website www.mst.org or call 1-888-MST-BUS1 for more information.
Area companies such as Main Event Transportation (www.maineventlimosines.com), American International Transportation Services (www.aitslimo.com) and CCM&E Destination Services (www.ccm-e.com) can be contacted for hire by those race fans who want to travel to the track in complete comfort.
Also available to race fans is taxi service that can bring them from their hotel to the race track. Contact Central Coast Taxi (831-626-3333) or Yellow Cab (831-375-3155).
Several entryways will be open allowing for swift arrival and departure.
The South Boundary entrance provides an entry/exit point for spectators coming in from Highway 1 from the North. For race fans coming to the track from Salinas and Southern California the Barloy Canyon entrance will be open on Saturday.
By whatever means they choose, one thing is for sure – it’s going to be a great day at the races. Free parking is available.
“While the Rennsport name has become a staple fixture for international collectors and racers over the past ten years, choosing the Monterey Peninsula will open up this one-of-a-kind gathering to the many Porsche fans in California and beyond who were previously unable to attend,” said Detlev von Platen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Cars North America.
“Now they’ll have the opportunity to see, feel and hear from up close hundreds of famous Porsche race cars and dozens of their drivers from past and present during a truly memorable weekend dedicated to Porsche’s motorsport heritage.”
Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will assemble the wide variety of Porsche’s most historic racing models from the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-Fifties through the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the Seventies and Eighties to the highly successful GT3 RSR.
Special tribute will be paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911 and their countless victories on the dawn of what will become another milestone of this iconic sports car.
“This will truly be a rare gathering of significant Porsche race cars on the West Coast,” commented Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
“Porsche has a long racing tradition in Monterey and we look forward to celebrating its heritage in a befitting manner for everyone to enjoy.”
Complementing the Rennsport Reunion IV venue is the Porsche Race Car Classic, an exclusive concours held at nearby Quail Lodge in Carmel on Sunday, October 16.
Steve Heinrichs, producer of the Porsche Race Car Classic, explained, “this once-in-a-lifetime gathering of vintage Porsche race cars solely from Porsche’s break-out era of 1950-1965 will raise critical funding to directly support lung cancer research. We’ll have Gmünds, Glöcklers, 550s, 718s, 804s, 904s, 356s, Abarths and more – in numbers and provenance never before seen.”
Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV ticket information is available by contacting 800-327-7322 or online at http://www.mazdaraceway.com.
For more information on the Porsche Race Car Classic or to purchase tickets visit http://www.porscheracecarclassic.com.
Porsche and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are working in association with the Porsche Race Car Classic to combine efforts to raise awareness for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the UCSF Thoracic Oncology Program.
SOURCE: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca