All Porsches were meant to be driven and enjoyed on the open road or the track. The German performance cars have great classic styling and can be considered art, but for one to never be driven is a shame. We understand why many that own extremely valuable cars don’t drive them very often, but to really enjoy one of these great cars you have to get it on the road.
This video shows highlights from the Targa High Country Porsche Tour. The event featured a number of cars, both new and old from the German performance maker as they toured Australia. The Targa featured eight stages over three days and occurred on closed roads. The Porsche enthusiasts at the tour all appear to have had a great time just enjoying their cars.
Checkout the video and then let us know what you think of the event in the comments below.
This weekend was the running of the Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta at the legendary Road Atlanta racing circuit in the Rolex Sports Car Series. The race had a lot of great action in all three classes and kept spectators entertained.
In the DP class the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW/Riley took the win followed by the Starworks with Alex Popow Ford/Riley and then the GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP.
In the GT class Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R took the win followed by the Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 and then the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458. Ferrari was in good position to win for much of the race, but didn’t have enough steam to get it done in the end.
Porsche did well in the class with three cars finishing in the top 5. Sadly, this was the last race for the legendary Brumos Racing Porsche in the foreseeable future. They managed a 4th place finish and Leh Keen and Andrew Davis will be racing next year, but not with Brumos. The Magnus Racing Porsche came into the race in the points lead and they finished in fifth place which caused them to fall to send place, but just one point behind the new leader.
In the GX class Mazda got their first win of the season with the Visit Florida Racing/Speedsource Mazda6 GX was able to beat out the BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman for the win.
This is the last season of the Rolex Sports Car Series as we know it and it is shaping up to be a very entertaining season.
This past weekend was the inaugural running of the Grand-Am of the Americas at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The race saw a lot of great action with a lot of contact happening during the race. Much of the contact was in the DP class where a lot of cars swapped paint causing a few crashes.
In the DP class the #99 GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing Corvette managed to get the win followed by the #2 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley and rounding off the top three was the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW/Riley. The final lap in the DP class was a good one with the number #01 BMW/Riley starting the lap in second place, but a good pass by the #2 Ford/Riley car was able to get second place. For Corvette is was a great day in the DP class with Corvettes finishing 1st, 4th and 5th.
In the very competitive GT class the #94 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 was able to get the win away from a trio of Porsches. Coming in second place was the #44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 followed by the #59 Brumos Racing Porsche 911 GT3. Porsche had a very good day in the GT class with the top three Porsches finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th. In the class 5 Porsches finished in the top 10. The #69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Ferrari 458 that led for a good portion of the race finished in 5th place.
In the GX Class it was a great day for Porsche with the #38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman won the class over a pair of Mazda6 GX cars.The small GX class proved that Porsche is still faster than Mazda, at least for the time being. Having said this the Mazdas are getting much more competitive in the class.
The above video features highlights from this weekend’s race. The video shows a lot of the action that happened in the race and gives you a good sense at just how hard the drivers fought for first place. The next race in the Rolex Sports Car Series is the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7th.