• Aug 18, 2009

Porsches at the 2009 Monterey Historics - Click above for high-res image gallery

From the second we arrived in Monterey last week, we noticed one thing: there were Porsches everywhere. From the fleet of 30 Panameras that Porsche brought out, to the hundreds of owners that made the trip to Northern California, we couldn't seem to drive for more than a few seconds without passing one. The epicenter of the Porsche party, though, was at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the vintage races.

Named as the featured marque for 2009, Porsches made up nearly one third of the competitors and made up most of the field for groups like the 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars and the 1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars that were packed with Porsche 906s, 908s, 917s, 956s, and 962s. We also enjoyed seeing the earlier models like the trio of 1960 RS-60s, a couple 550 Spyders, all the 356s, and the oldest Porsche on the track, a 1949 Porsche 356 SL. Even some of the display cars like a 1998 GT1 that raced at Le Mans were able to get on track during some parade laps that honored the late Bob Carlson, the former PR director for Porsche NA, and Bob Snodgrass, a principal for the Brumos racing team.

We've compiled all of our Porsche photos from our day at the track in the high-res gallery below, complete with descriptions for each one in case you aren't familiar with the car. Enjoy!


1969 Porsche 917K 1982 Porsche 956 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc 1960 Porsche RS-60 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1960 Porsche RS-60 1959 Porsche 356 1952 Glockler Porsche 1952 Porsche 356 1951 Porsche 356 1949 Porsche 356 SL 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc 1960 Porsche 356B 1957 Porsche Super 90 1959 Porsche 356 1956 Porsche 356A 1959 Porsche Super 90 1957 Porsche 356 1961 Porsche 356B 1956 Porsche 356A 1959 Porsche Super 90 1960 Porsche Arbath GTL Porsche Panamera Pace Car 1959 Porsche RSK 1960 Porsche RS-60 and 1961 Porsche RS-61 1960 Porsche RS-60 1961 Porsche RS-61 1961 Porsche RS-61 1959 Porsche RSK 1966 Porsche 906 1966 Porsche 906 1966 Porsche 906 1966 Porsche 906 1969 Porsche 917K 1968 Porsche 908 1968 Porsche 907 1968 Porsche 908 1990 Porsche 962 1988 Porsche 962 1994 Kremer-Porsche K8 1985 Porsche 962 1983 Porsche 956C 1985 Porsche 962 1986 Porsche 962 1988 Porsche 962C 1986 Porsche 962 1990 Porsche 962 Porsche Parade Laps at Laguna Seca Porsche Parade Laps at Laguna Seca Porsche Parade Laps at Laguna Seca Porsche Parade Laps at Laguna Seca 1998 Porsche GT1 1986 Porsche 962 Porsche Parade Laps at Laguna Seca Porsche Parade Laps at Laguna Seca Porsche Parade Laps at Laguna Seca Porsche Parade Laps at Laguna Seca 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Porsche Panamera Pace Car 1960 Porsche RS-60 and 1959 Porsche RSK 1961 Porsche RS-61 1959 Porsche RSK 1959 Porsche RSK 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1969 Porsche 917K 1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1986 Porsche 962 1988 Porsche 962 1985 Porsche 962

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Every time I see any vintage racers, especially porsches, Instantly remember why I have a passion for cars and racing. These cars are gorgeous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You can follow the restoration of the yellow 917K (number 18) at the following link: http://kevinshands.blogspot.com/