A 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe.
  • A 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe that began as a roadster and won the Nurburgring 1000K, then came second in class at Le Mans in 1953, finishing behind its sister 500. It later raced in the Carrera Panamericana and the 1000-Kilometer Race in Buenos Aires. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 98 hp and 79 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe.
  • A 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe that began as a roadster and won the Nurburgring 1000K, then came second in class at Le Mans in 1953, finishing behind its sister 500. It later raced in the Carrera Panamericana and the 1000-Kilometer Race in Buenos Aires. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 98 hp and 79 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe.
  • A 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe that began as a roadster and won the Nurburgring 1000K, then came second in class at Le Mans in 1953, finishing behind its sister 500. It later raced in the Carrera Panamericana and the 1000-Kilometer Race in Buenos Aires. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 98 hp and 79 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS.
  • A 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS. Campaigned by Long Island VW-Porsche dealer Paul Sagan and automotive journalist Denise McLuggage, took six  out of ten victories in US races in 1956, and McLuggage drove it to victory at the 1957 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 110 hp and 88.5 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS. Campaigned by Long Island VW-Porsche dealer Paul Sagan and automotive journalist Denise McLuggage, took six  out of ten victories in US races in 1956, and McLuggage drove it to victory at the 1957 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 110 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS. Campaigned by Long Island VW-Porsche dealer Paul Sagan and automotive journalist Denise McLuggage, took six  out of ten victories in US races in 1956, and McLuggage drove it to victory at the 1957 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 110 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS. Campaigned by Long Island VW-Porsche dealer Paul Sagan and automotive journalist Denise McLuggage, took six  out of ten victories in US races in 1956, and McLuggage drove it to victory at the 1957 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 110 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS. Campaigned by Long Island VW-Porsche dealer Paul Sagan and automotive journalist Denise McLuggage, took six  out of ten victories in US races in 1956, and McLuggage drove it to victory at the 1957 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 110 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS. Campaigned by Long Island VW-Porsche dealer Paul Sagan and automotive journalist Denise McLuggage, took six  out of ten victories in US races in 1956, and McLuggage drove it to victory at the 1957 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 110 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS. Campaigned by Long Island VW-Porsche dealer Paul Sagan and automotive journalist Denise McLuggage, took six  out of ten victories in US races in 1956, and McLuggage drove it to victory at the 1957 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. It's powered by a 1.5-liter flat-four with 110 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • That's Denise McLuggage in the passenger's seat, with Paul Sagan.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1960 Porsche Abarth-Carrera GTL.
  • A 1960 Porsche Abarth-Carrera GTL that finished first in class at Le Mans in 1960, the only factory-backed car to finish the race, and won the Monza and Tourist Trophy races that same year. The car came about after Porsche asked Abarth to help keep its GT Carrera competitive, so Franco Scaglione dramatically reworked the body to that end. It was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 150 hp and 116 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche Abarth-Carrera GTL that finished first in class at Le Mans in 1960, the only factory-backed car to finish the race, and won the Monza and Tourist Trophy races that same year. The car came about after Porsche asked Abarth to help keep its GT Carrera competitive, so Franco Scaglione dramatically reworked the body to that end. It was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 150 hp and 116 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche Abarth-Carrera GTL that finished first in class at Le Mans in 1960, the only factory-backed car to finish the race, and won the Monza and Tourist Trophy races that same year. The car came about after Porsche asked Abarth to help keep its GT Carrera competitive, so Franco Scaglione dramatically reworked the body to that end. It was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 150 hp and 116 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche Abarth-Carrera GTL that finished first in class at Le Mans in 1960, the only factory-backed car to finish the race, and won the Monza and Tourist Trophy races that same year. The car came about after Porsche asked Abarth to help keep its GT Carrera competitive, so Franco Scaglione dramatically reworked the body to that end. It was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 150 hp and 116 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche Abarth-Carrera GTL that finished first in class at Le Mans in 1960, the only factory-backed car to finish the race, and won the Monza and Tourist Trophy races that same year. The car came about after Porsche asked Abarth to help keep its GT Carrera competitive, so Franco Scaglione dramatically reworked the body to that end. It was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 150 hp and 116 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche Abarth-Carrera GTL that finished first in class at Le Mans in 1960, the only factory-backed car to finish the race, and won the Monza and Tourist Trophy races that same year. The car came about after Porsche asked Abarth to help keep its GT Carrera competitive, so Franco Scaglione dramatically reworked the body to that end. It was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 150 hp and 116 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche Abarth-Carrera GTL that finished first in class at Le Mans in 1960, the only factory-backed car to finish the race, and won the Monza and Tourist Trophy races that same year. The car came about after Porsche asked Abarth to help keep its GT Carrera competitive, so Franco Scaglione dramatically reworked the body to that end. It was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 150 hp and 116 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1960 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL.
  • Another take on an Abarth, this time a 1960 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL. This one raced in Sweden, taking the Swedish GT Championship with 11 wins in 11 starts, and was supposedly never crashed. It was powered by a flat-four with 165 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • Another take on an Abarth, this time a 1960 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL. This one raced in Sweden, taking the Swedish GT Championship with 11 wins in 11 starts, and was supposedly never crashed. It was powered by a flat-four with 165 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • Another take on an Abarth, this time a 1960 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL. This one raced in Sweden, taking the Swedish GT Championship with 11 wins in 11 starts, and was supposedly never crashed. It was powered by a flat-four with 165 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • Another take on an Abarth, this time a 1960 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL. This one raced in Sweden, taking the Swedish GT Championship with 11 wins in 11 starts, and was supposedly never crashed. It was powered by a flat-four with 165 hp and 88.5 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1960 Porsche RS60.
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1960 Porsche RS60 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Targa Florio in 1960, then won the European Hillclimb Championship and Hockenheim in 1961. A factory works car, it was raced by Hans Hermann, Olivier Gendebien, Edgar Barth, Graham Hill, Heini Walter, and Wolfgang Seidel, it was powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four with 166 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1966 Porsche Carrera 6
  • A 1966 Porsche Carrera 6. A factory entry at Le Mans in 1966, it retired in the 24th hour while first in class and seventh overall behind three Ford GT40s and three Porsche 906 long-tails. A privateer racer after that, it won races and, more recently, concours events. It was powered by a 2.0-liter flat-six with 220 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1966 Porsche Carrera 6. A factory entry at Le Mans in 1966, it retired in the 24th hour while first in class and seventh overall behind three Ford GT40s and three Porsche 906 long-tails. A privateer racer after that, it won races and, more recently, concours events. It was powered by a 2.0-liter flat-six with 220 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1966 Porsche Carrera 6. A factory entry at Le Mans in 1966, it retired in the 24th hour while first in class and seventh overall behind three Ford GT40s and three Porsche 906 long-tails. A privateer racer after that, it won races and, more recently, concours events. It was powered by a 2.0-liter flat-six with 220 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1966 Porsche Carrera 6. A factory entry at Le Mans in 1966, it retired in the 24th hour while first in class and seventh overall behind three Ford GT40s and three Porsche 906 long-tails. A privateer racer after that, it won races and, more recently, concours events. It was powered by a 2.0-liter flat-six with 220 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1966 Porsche Carrera 6. A factory entry at Le Mans in 1966, it retired in the 24th hour while first in class and seventh overall behind three Ford GT40s and three Porsche 906 long-tails. A privateer racer after that, it won races and, more recently, concours events. It was powered by a 2.0-liter flat-six with 220 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1966 Porsche Carrera 6. A factory entry at Le Mans in 1966, it retired in the 24th hour while first in class and seventh overall behind three Ford GT40s and three Porsche 906 long-tails. A privateer racer after that, it won races and, more recently, concours events. It was powered by a 2.0-liter flat-six with 220 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1968 Porsche 908 027.
  • A 1968 Porsche 908 027, one of twelve cars Porsche built, only four of which are known to exist. The first car Porsche built to go after overall victories and win The World Manufacturers' Championship, it was powered by a 3.0-liter flat-eight with 350 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1968 Porsche 908 027, one of twelve cars Porsche built, only four of which are known to exist. The first car Porsche built to go after overall victories and win The World Manufacturers' Championship, it was powered by a 3.0-liter flat-eight with 350 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1968 Porsche 908 027, one of twelve cars Porsche built, only four of which are known to exist. The first car Porsche built to go after overall victories and win The World Manufacturers' Championship, it was powered by a 3.0-liter flat-eight with 350 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1968 Porsche 908 027, one of twelve cars Porsche built, only four of which are known to exist. The first car Porsche built to go after overall victories and win The World Manufacturers' Championship, it was powered by a 3.0-liter flat-eight with 350 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1968 Porsche 908 027, one of twelve cars Porsche built, only four of which are known to exist. The first car Porsche built to go after overall victories and win The World Manufacturers' Championship, it was powered by a 3.0-liter flat-eight with 350 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1968 Porsche 908 027, one of twelve cars Porsche built, only four of which are known to exist. The first car Porsche built to go after overall victories and win The World Manufacturers' Championship, it was powered by a 3.0-liter flat-eight with 350 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1968 Porsche 908 027, one of twelve cars Porsche built, only four of which are known to exist. The first car Porsche built to go after overall victories and win The World Manufacturers' Championship, it was powered by a 3.0-liter flat-eight with 350 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1968 Porsche 908 027, one of twelve cars Porsche built, only four of which are known to exist. The first car Porsche built to go after overall victories and win The World Manufacturers' Championship, it was powered by a 3.0-liter flat-eight with 350 hp.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1969 Porsche 917K.
  • A 1969 Porsche 917K, one of the first 25 homologation cars, one of the first Gulf-Wyler 917s, and the first 917 to go a full race distance. The company engineer that led the team which created it: Ferdinand Piech. Yes, that Piech. Originally powered by a 4.5-liter flat-twelve, that was increased to five liters, putting out 630 hp and 441 lb-ft. Its spaceframe weighed 92 pounds and it could go 220 mph. Driven by Jo Siffert, Brian Redman, David Piper, and Frank Gardener, it won the World Sportscar Championship in 1970 and 1971, it took victories at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1969 Porsche 917K, one of the first 25 homologation cars, one of the first Gulf-Wyler 917s, and the first 917 to go a full race distance. The company engineer that led the team which created it: Ferdinand Piech. Yes, that Piech. Originally powered by a 4.5-liter flat-twelve, that was increased to five liters, putting out 630 hp and 441 lb-ft. Its spaceframe weighed 92 pounds and it could go 220 mph. Driven by Jo Siffert, Brian Redman, David Piper, and Frank Gardener, it won the World Sportscar Championship in 1970 and 1971, it took victories at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1969 Porsche 917K, one of the first 25 homologation cars, one of the first Gulf-Wyler 917s, and the first 917 to go a full race distance. The company engineer that led the team which created it: Ferdinand Piech. Yes, that Piech. Originally powered by a 4.5-liter flat-twelve, that was increased to five liters, putting out 630 hp and 441 lb-ft. Its spaceframe weighed 92 pounds and it could go 220 mph. Driven by Jo Siffert, Brian Redman, David Piper, and Frank Gardener, it won the World Sportscar Championship in 1970 and 1971, it took victories at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1969 Porsche 917K, one of the first 25 homologation cars, one of the first Gulf-Wyler 917s, and the first 917 to go a full race distance. The company engineer that led the team which created it: Ferdinand Piech. Yes, that Piech. Originally powered by a 4.5-liter flat-twelve, that was increased to five liters, putting out 630 hp and 441 lb-ft. Its spaceframe weighed 92 pounds and it could go 220 mph. Driven by Jo Siffert, Brian Redman, David Piper, and Frank Gardener, it won the World Sportscar Championship in 1970 and 1971, it took victories at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1969 Porsche 917K, one of the first 25 homologation cars, one of the first Gulf-Wyler 917s, and the first 917 to go a full race distance. The company engineer that led the team which created it: Ferdinand Piech. Yes, that Piech. Originally powered by a 4.5-liter flat-twelve, that was increased to five liters, putting out 630 hp and 441 lb-ft. Its spaceframe weighed 92 pounds and it could go 220 mph. Driven by Jo Siffert, Brian Redman, David Piper, and Frank Gardener, it won the World Sportscar Championship in 1970 and 1971, it took victories at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1969 Porsche 917K, one of the first 25 homologation cars, one of the first Gulf-Wyler 917s, and the first 917 to go a full race distance. The company engineer that led the team which created it: Ferdinand Piech. Yes, that Piech. Originally powered by a 4.5-liter flat-twelve, that was increased to five liters, putting out 630 hp and 441 lb-ft. Its spaceframe weighed 92 pounds and it could go 220 mph. Driven by Jo Siffert, Brian Redman, David Piper, and Frank Gardener, it won the World Sportscar Championship in 1970 and 1971, it took victories at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1969 Porsche 917K, one of the first 25 homologation cars, one of the first Gulf-Wyler 917s, and the first 917 to go a full race distance. The company engineer that led the team which created it: Ferdinand Piech. Yes, that Piech. Originally powered by a 4.5-liter flat-twelve, that was increased to five liters, putting out 630 hp and 441 lb-ft. Its spaceframe weighed 92 pounds and it could go 220 mph. Driven by Jo Siffert, Brian Redman, David Piper, and Frank Gardener, it won the World Sportscar Championship in 1970 and 1971, it took victories at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1977 Porsche 934.5.
  • The Interscope Racing 1977 Porsche 934.5, one of ten built by Porsche. This one is the first prototype, built on a 934 chassis, and raced in IMSA and Trans-Am in '77 and '78. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 575 hp and 435 lb-ft, Danny Ongais, Hurley Haywood, and team owner Ted Field were among the list of drivers who campaigned it.  
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The Interscope Racing 1977 Porsche 934.5, one of ten built by Porsche. This one is the first prototype, built on a 934 chassis, and raced in IMSA and Trans-Am in '77 and '78. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 575 hp and 435 lb-ft, Danny Ongais, Hurley Haywood, and team owner Ted Field were among the list of drivers who campaigned it.  
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The Interscope Racing 1977 Porsche 934.5, one of ten built by Porsche. This one is the first prototype, built on a 934 chassis, and raced in IMSA and Trans-Am in '77 and '78. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 575 hp and 435 lb-ft, Danny Ongais, Hurley Haywood, and team owner Ted Field were among the list of drivers who campaigned it.  
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The Interscope Racing 1977 Porsche 934.5, one of ten built by Porsche. This one is the first prototype, built on a 934 chassis, and raced in IMSA and Trans-Am in '77 and '78. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 575 hp and 435 lb-ft, Danny Ongais, Hurley Haywood, and team owner Ted Field were among the list of drivers who campaigned it.  
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The Interscope Racing 1977 Porsche 934.5, one of ten built by Porsche. This one is the first prototype, built on a 934 chassis, and raced in IMSA and Trans-Am in '77 and '78. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 575 hp and 435 lb-ft, Danny Ongais, Hurley Haywood, and team owner Ted Field were among the list of drivers who campaigned it.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The Interscope Racing 1977 Porsche 934.5, one of ten built by Porsche. This one is the first prototype, built on a 934 chassis, and raced in IMSA and Trans-Am in '77 and '78. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 575 hp and 435 lb-ft, Danny Ongais, Hurley Haywood, and team owner Ted Field were among the list of drivers who campaigned it.  
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The Interscope Racing 1977 Porsche 934.5, one of ten built by Porsche. This one is the first prototype, built on a 934 chassis, and raced in IMSA and Trans-Am in '77 and '78. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 575 hp and 435 lb-ft, Danny Ongais, Hurley Haywood, and team owner Ted Field were among the list of drivers who campaigned it.  
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The Interscope Racing 1977 Porsche 934.5, one of ten built by Porsche. This one is the first prototype, built on a 934 chassis, and raced in IMSA and Trans-Am in '77 and '78. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 575 hp and 435 lb-ft, Danny Ongais, Hurley Haywood, and team owner Ted Field were among the list of drivers who campaigned it.  
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1977 Porsche 935.
  • A 1977 Porsche 935, one of 13 "single turbo" cars built by Porsche and the only one painted black at the factory. Raced Le Mans three years in a row starting in 1977, came third overall and won its class in '77, becoming the only factory-built 935 to take an overall podium at Le Mans. It is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 630 hp and 480 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The engine in back of this 1977 Porsche 935, one of 13 "single turbo" cars built by Porsche and the only one painted black at the factory. Raced Le Mans three years in a row starting in 1977, came third overall and won its class in '77, becoming the only factory-built 935 to take an overall podium at Le Mans. It is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six with 630 hp and 480 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1979 Porsche 935.
  • A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • Notice where the standard 911 Carrera ends and the bodywork begins...

    A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 

  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • A 1979 Porsche 935, another Interscope team car, called the "ultimate factory-built 935." It won its first race at Daytona in 1979 after having built up a lead so large that when the turbocharger broke down, driver Danny Ongais had time to nurse the car over the line at 20 mph. Powered by a 3.2-liter, single turbo flat-six with 715 hp and 525 lb-ft. 
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
A 1979 Porsche 935.
  • The engine in a different 1979 Porsche 935. Porsche delivered it to Gianpiero Moretti, the founder of MOMO, as a single turbo, Moretti added another turbo almost immediately. Powered by a 3.2-liter, twin-turbo flat-six with 700-750 hp, it had a top speed of 200 mph.
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The 1980 Porsche 936.
  • The 1980 Porsche 936, the rarest of all Porsche prototype race cars - only four were made. It won Le Mans three times and finished second twice, also taking victories at the Nurburgring, Hockenheim, Zolder, and Kyalami, and winning the the German Sports Car Championship in 1982. Powered by a 2.1-liter, turbocharged flat-six with 540 hp and 347 lb-ft.
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  • The 1980 Porsche 936, the rarest of all Porsche prototype race cars - only four were made. It won Le Mans three times and finished second twice, also taking victories at the Nurburgring, Hockenheim, Zolder, and Kyalami, and winning the the German Sports Car Championship in 1982. Powered by a 2.1-liter, turbocharged flat-six with 540 hp and 347 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The 1980 Porsche 936, the rarest of all Porsche prototype race cars - only four were made. It won Le Mans three times and finished second twice, also taking victories at the Nurburgring, Hockenheim, Zolder, and Kyalami, and winning the the German Sports Car Championship in 1982. Powered by a 2.1-liter, turbocharged flat-six with 540 hp and 347 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The 1980 Porsche 936, the rarest of all Porsche prototype race cars - only four were made. It won Le Mans three times and finished second twice, also taking victories at the Nurburgring, Hockenheim, Zolder, and Kyalami, and winning the the German Sports Car Championship in 1982. Powered by a 2.1-liter, turbocharged flat-six with 540 hp and 347 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • The 1980 Porsche 936, the rarest of all Porsche prototype race cars - only four were made. It won Le Mans three times and finished second twice, also taking victories at the Nurburgring, Hockenheim, Zolder, and Kyalami, and winning the the German Sports Car Championship in 1982. Powered by a 2.1-liter, turbocharged flat-six with 540 hp and 347 lb-ft.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
Two examples of the 1984 Porsche 911 SCRS.
  • Two examples of the 1984 Porsche 911 SCRS out of 20 total cars built to go rallying, and two of the six Rothmans-Porsche factory team cars. Both powered by a 3.0-liter flat-six, the foreground car got 250 hp and 184 lb-ft, the background car got 325 hp. Driven by Saeed Al Hajri, they took three overall victories in the FIA Middle East Rally Championship.
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  • The 325-hp engine in a 1984 Porsche 911 SCRS.
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  • The interior of a 1984 Rothmans-Porsche 911 SCRS.
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  • The trunk of a 1984 Rothmans-Porsche 911 SCRS, kitted out for rallying.
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A 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar.
  • Those previous rally cars led to this, the 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar - which led to the 959 road-going supercar - powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six with 231 hp. First entered in the 1985 Paris-Dakar, three examples went back to the race in 1986 and took first, second, and sixth.
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  • Those previous rally cars led to this, the 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar - which led to the 959 road-going supercar - powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six with 231 hp. First entered in the 1985 Paris-Dakar, three examples went back to the race in 1986 and took first, second, and sixth.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • Those previous rally cars led to this, the 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar - which led to the 959 road-going supercar - powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six with 231 hp. First entered in the 1985 Paris-Dakar, three examples went back to the race in 1986 and took first, second, and sixth.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • Those previous rally cars led to this, the 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar - which led to the 959 road-going supercar - powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six with 231 hp. First entered in the 1985 Paris-Dakar, three examples went back to the race in 1986 and took first, second, and sixth.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • Those previous rally cars led to this, the 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar - which led to the 959 road-going supercar - powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six with 231 hp. First entered in the 1985 Paris-Dakar, three examples went back to the race in 1986 and took first, second, and sixth.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
  • Those previous rally cars led to this, the 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar - which led to the 959 road-going supercar - powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six with 231 hp. First entered in the 1985 Paris-Dakar, three examples went back to the race in 1986 and took first, second, and sixth.
  • Image Credit: AOL - Jonathon Ramsey
Porsche has a ton to celebrate at its Rennsport Reunion V being held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. While some other luxury carmakers are hurting, Porsche sales are up. The 919 Hybrid won Le Mans in only its second year of competition, then came to America and won the World Endurance Championship race at Lone Star Le Mans in Austin, Texas the weekend before Rennsport Reunion. It just introduced its 2017 911 Carrera with a turbocharged engine for the first time ever for the line, and our initial impressions from the passenger's seat are that it's pretty good.

And humor us while we have this out for the conspiracy theorists, but one can imagine some back-room celebrations since with Porsche Chairman Matthias Müller's promotion on Friday, September 26, Porsche completed its takeover of Volkswagen. Remember when that was a thing, when 16-year Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking tried to work the stock market to get control of VW but failed, so VW swallowed up Porsche instead?

More concretely, around 50,000 people have come to the Reunion, and there are 1,400 Porsches parked in all the corrals. This year's event is devoted to Le Mans, with eight of the brand's 17 winners in attendance. We spent most of our time on the penultimate day in the Chopard Heritage Display, though, wandering through four rows of vintage machinery.

The vehicles were even more instructive than they were beautiful - the Spyders, the RS editions, the Abarth-bodied racers, the company's first flat-eight race car, the 911 SCRS rally cars that led to the shows-topping 959, all help explain in metal what Porsche is referring to in its press releases and when it puts out special editions. They teach the history of personnel inside and outside of Porsche, too: like that Ferdinand Piëch led the team that created the famous-on-sight 1968 917K at the same time as he was leading development of the Porsche 914; and that one of our own colleagues, the late Denise McCluggage, drove to victory in the 1957 Watkins Glen Grand Prix in a 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1500RS.

There's a huge, captioned gallery above of just some of the wares parked in the Chopard Heritage Display. Have a look and a read, and the next time a Porsche rolls out a commemorative limited edition, one of these could be the car they're looking back at.

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