Porsche versus Ferrari. It’s a rivalry that has existed for over 50 years. Italy versus Germany.
The roots of the competition between the two storied brands started on the race track. In the 1960’s Ferrari was already a household name as the maker of some of the greatest racing machines in the world. Famously Enzo Ferrari is quoted as saying they they build road cars to finance their racing efforts. Even today the prancing horse is huge in the racing world, both in GT endurance racing and Formula One.
Porsche on the other hand started with a much simpler machine. Cars like the 356 at first shared many parts with the Volkswagen Type 1 (a.k.a. Bug). Ferdinand Porsche was the designer of the Type 1, so the fact that the car company bearing his last name would share much in common with the VW is not surprising. Porsche has always done more with less and while they have often had less power in their cars, compared to the competition, they have managed to take home many racing wins.
If you own a classic Porsche then chances are you do all that you can to keep it looking its best. These vintage automobiles are some of the best ever made and keeping them clean and polished helps an owner take more pride in their vehicle.
Because materials such as paint in these earlier German performance machines is much different than what is used on current cars, special cleaning products are a very good idea. Porsche Classic has developed a kit of 17 products specially formulated for these classic cars.
Rennsport Reunion V will take place September 25th-27th. It is the place to be for any Porsche enthusiast as you will see many of the cars made by the German marquee take to Laguna Seca. This is one of the few chances to see some of these historic machines in action.
Even if you aren’t a huge fan of Porsche, the chance to see a Le Mans winning 917 get driven as it was meant to be will make this event worth it. It is like going to the Porsche museum and watching the cars drive instead of just sitting there on exhibit.
If you are a Porsche Enthusiast in the United States, then a trip to the new Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia is a must. The new facility houses a classic car gallery and a 1.6 mile test track, among other immenaties.
There is also a fine dining restaurant that has just officially opened. The name of the place is Restaurant 356, which obviously gets its name from the Porsche 356 sports car. The eating establishment will let guests of the Experience Center enjoy a very good meal while they have a view of the track.
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Rennsport Reunion V is fast approaching. The gathering of Porsche racing machines at Laguna Seca is one of the few times that one can see these historic cars in action.
The event features a lot of competition cars that saw action at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is fitting then that the official poster for the event would feature past cars that had success at Le Mans and the hope for future success.
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