Pressing my foot on the gas, I’m flying…Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV, Part 2

Flying Lizards Motorsports GT3RSR_Le Mans_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11The next car that we came across after leaving  “Porsche Place” was this brightly hued Porsche GT3 RSR, still wearing its Le Mans livery, courtesy of Troy Lee Designs (www.troyleedesigns.com), as raced by Flying Lizards Motorsports this past summer in France. (Troy Lee is also the designer behind Patrick Long’s helmet graphics).

Walking into the teams display area, we caught Patrick Long and Joerg Burgmeister wrapping up a question and answer session about the team and their cars, and on the heels of the teams announcement of a new product line being made available by Flying Lizards Racing, designed specifically for the club racing enthusiast (www.lizardms.com).

Patrick Long & Joerg Bergmeister_Flying Lizards_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11

Flying Lizards  Motorsports GT3 RSR_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Our next stop was the Canepa Design transporter. Bruce Canepa has always had some of the coolest Porsche race cars in his collection, and this time was no exception (www.canepadesign.com).  Sitting under the canopy was the still warm, white 1979 Porsche 935 that had recently been parked in favor of his 1969 917K, which Canepa had taken out for qualifying.

Bruce Canepa 1979 Porsche 935_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11

Bruce Canepa 1979 Porsche 935_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Bruce Canepa 1979 Porsche 935_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Shortly after taking this last picture, a blue and orange Porsche 908/02 spyder pulled up in front of the transporter, the driver revved the motor several times and then shut it off. As the crew came over to attend to the car, the driver removed his goggles and began taking his helmet off. It then became apparent that the driver was in fact Brian Redman.

Porsche 908/3_Brian Redman_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11

Porsche 908/3 _Brian Redman_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Porsche 908/3 _Brian Redman_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/111971 Porsche 908/3_Brian Redman_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11The next car to arrive on the scene was a  Gulf-Porsche 917K, #21 driven by Chris MacAllister, and followed by a second Gulf Porsche 917K, driven by Bruce Canepa.Porsche 917K _#21_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11

Porsche 917K _#21_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/111969 Porsche 917K _Bruce Canepa_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/111969 Porsche 917K _Cockpit_Bruce Canepa_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/111969 Porsche 917K _Cockpit_Bruce Canepa_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Our next stop was the Brumos Porsche transporter…

(www.brumosracing.com)

Brumos Porsche 935_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11

Brumos Porsche 935_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Brumos Porsche 935_reflections in wing_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Brumos Porsche _Peter Gregg's 1972 911 sportomatic_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Brumos Porsche _917/10 _Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Brumos Porsche _917/10 _Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Brumos Porsche _917/10 motor _Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Brumos Porsche _917/10 cockpit _Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Brumos Porsche _transporter reflections _Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11After a short break for lunch ( bratwurst and hot links), we headed off to the area outside of the track, between turns 3 & 4, to check out the Porsche 911 chronology display staged on the lawn; the models represented ranged from the earliest 911’s ( 1965 /1966), to the latest iteration, the 2011 911 GT3RS 4.0.

Dave's 1966 911 coupe_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11

Dave's 1966 911 coupe_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Dave's 1966 911 coupe_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11 1965 911 coupe_bumper  / overrider reflection_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Scott's 1973 911 Carrera RS_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Scott's 1973 911 Carrera RS_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Scott's 1973 911 Carrera RS_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Ex-Steve McQueen Porsche 911 turbo_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Ex-Steve McQueen Porsche 911 turbo_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Porsche RS America_Rennsport Reunion_10/15/11Porsche RS America_Rennsport Reunion_10/15/11Porsche GT3RS _Rennsport Reunion_10/15/11Porsche GT3RS _Rennsport Reunion_10/15/11Porsche GT3RS _Rennsport Reunion_10/15/112011 911 GT3RS 4.0_Rennsport Reunion_10/15/112011 911 GT3RS 4.0_Rennsport Reunion_10/15/112011 911 GT3RS 4.0_Rennsport Reunion_10/15/112011 911 GT3RS 4.0_Rennsport Reunion_10/15/11(www.porsche.com/usa/)

We then wandered over to check out the Mothers car care products display. A friend had been invited to show his car at their transporter, and the crew from Mothers had worked their magic to optimize the shine on his red 993 speedster. They also provided their other invited guests with products for detailing and touching up their cars (  for the removal of spectator’s finger prints).  And tucked in at the far left end of this display, under the transporters awning, was the Mothers Porsche 911 GT3RS, resplendent in its flawless gray and red paint scheme,  serving as a rolling showcase of the company’s car care products.

Jagers 993 speedster_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11

Mothers Porsche 911 GT3RS_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Mothers Porsche 911 GT3RS_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Mothers Porsche 911 GT3RS_w/fender reflection_Rennsport Reunion 4_10/15/11Continued coverage of Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV,  Part 3 to follow…

(All photos by the author)

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