Concours on Pit Lane Highlights Saturday at Porsche Rennsport Reunion V
One of the high points of a weekend packed full of highlights during Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was Saturday afternoon’s Concours on Pit Lane where thousands of Porsche race fans and enthusiasts gathered on the pit lane after the day’s on-track activities concluded to take in the sights of the more than 100 Porsche race cars which lined up Le Mans style on the pit wall.
Porsche Rennsport Reunion V, held about every three years and last held in 2011 at Mazda Raceway, is the largest gathering of Porsche race cars and drivers in the world. Iconic Porsche models like the 356, 911, 917, 937 and 919 and iconic drivers like Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Vic Elford, Hans Stuck, and Hurley Haywood who have made Porsche racing history have come together for this celebration on the Monterey Peninsula.
While most were more than content to take in the amazing view, a small group of legendary Porsche drivers (Ickx and Haywood), key Porsche executives and others constituted a judging committee that presented awards in 17 different categories. The concours’ top honor, Best in Show, went to a 1969 Porsche 908 LH (Serial No. 908 025) owned by the Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc., of Naples, Fla., the premier destination to study and explore one of the largest archives of automotive history ever preserved for scholars and connoisseurs.
Below is the full list of Concours on Pit Lane award winners:
Gmund Class Award – Rick Grant, 1958 Porsche RSK Center Steer
Eifel Class Award – Jeff Lewis, 1967 Porsche 911 Trans-Am
Weissach Class Award – Chuck Harris, 1966 Porsche 906
Carrera Class Award – Alan Benjamin, 1975 Porsche RSR 3.0
Stuttgart Class Award – Rob Dyson, 1984 Porsche 962 IMSA
Heritage Class Award – The Revs Institute, 1958 RSK Spyder
Best Design Award – Charles Nearburg, 1980 Porsche 936 Spyder
Bob Carlson Award – Joe Lacob, 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder
Bob Snodgrass Award – Stanley Gold, 1952 Porsche America Roadster
Hurley Haywood’s Favorite – Robert Weber, 1976 Porsche 934.5
Jacky Ickx Favorite – The Ingram Collection, 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
Hartmut Kristen Favorite – David MacNeil, 2007 Porsche RS Spyder
Detlev von Platen Favorite – The Ingram Collection, 1955 Porsche RS Spyder
Alwin Springer Favorite – Rob Kauffman, 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder
Best Le Mans Production Race Car – Bruce Meyer, 1979 Porsche 935 K3
Best Le Mans Prototype – Reinhold Joest, 1984 Porsche 956 Group C
Best in Show – The Revs Institute, 1969 Porsche 908 LH Coupe