Equivalent sections auto present, classic racing pageant, and exploration of the limitations you can go to at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the Velocity Invitational is amid the ideal automotive functions I have at any time attended. That does not appear with caveats or equivocations, this is seriously an unbelievable substantial-level party that delivers jointly some of the most interesting classic and new automobiles in the entire world. And when you feel interesting classic racers, you know Porsche is likely to be concerned in that record. I’ve been to this event two times, once just before when it was called the Sonoma Velocity Pageant up at Sears Position, and final yr at the inaugural Velocity Invitational when it moved to Laguna Seca. I’ll be likely again this 12 months, even with moving throughout the place, because it’s undoubtedly really worth the flight.
Generally every main Porsche race car or truck to ever have been created, from 917 to 356 Speedster are there to duke it out on the keep track of for the pleasure of all gathered. There are rare items from a long time long gone by that you’ve most likely never viewed just before, and may not even know exist. You can’t transform a corner without the need of viewing a thing else that will make your eyes bulge out of your head like a wolf in a 1950s childrens’ cartoon. From 1948 to today, Porsche has often been involved in motorsport, and it stands to cause that a motorsport festival celebrating heritage could possibly have a couple of of them around, but this is upcoming-amount supply.
The on-track racing is elevated since they light the corners and operate races properly into the night loaming. The off-keep track of displays are elevated, due to the fact this function isn’t just about race autos. Previous 12 months the exhibit involved several dozen Ford GTs and prototypes, a selection of McLaren Speedtails, as numerous 917s as you have ever found right before, and the high-conclusion incredibly hot rod collection of rocker James Hetfield. And contrary to really much every single keep track of function you have at any time been to, this one has dozens of delightful food items solutions, amazing facilities, clear bathrooms, and oh so significantly delicious NorCal wine. Just go, you will see how brilliant it is.
And it is not just Porsches both. It’s the folks as considerably as the cars and trucks that seriously make this function as remarkable as can be. The McLaren Method One workforce is involved, bringing some retired F1 automobiles and modern-day F1 and IndyCar drivers to shoot for lap records and usually have a very good time. Porsche manufacturing facility ace Patrick Prolonged will be there, refreshing off functioning Luft 8 to what I’m confident will be a accomplishment, to hoon some of his famous race autos and avenue cars and trucks about. Racer and author, and 1 of my heroes, Johannes Van Overbeek will be there. Certainly you will see some extraordinary autos from the Revs Institute with Gunnar Jeanette at the wheel. It’s truly a competition for all! See you there?