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!


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

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