Porsche will return to Indianapolis over Labor Day weekend to celebrate its long history of successful road and race cars, as well as trackside activities for families and fans of all ages. The Sports Car Together Fest, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by Porsche’s second annual flagship event, will highlight the German sports car manufacturer’s most successful models: the GT line of road cars as well as its top racing series monobrands.
The September 2-4 event is punctuated by what is expected to be the world’s largest gathering of Porsche GT cars and a spotlight on the 50th anniversary of the RS model. While the Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by the Cayman Islands will headline the racing action, multiple aspects of Porsche’s automotive and sporting culture will entertain and educate Porsche fans and casual attendees alike at the three-day end of summer event.
“At the heart of Porsche is community and passion. Coming together to celebrate some of our most successful cars in action is like a family reunion for us,” said Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “We look forward to welcoming enthusiasts, fans and simply the curious to share in the thrill of the track, the heights of sports car engineering in the real and virtual worlds, and the spirit of Porsche heritage. .
Short for races, the German word for racing, the first RS model, the 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022. Then, as now, the Porsche racing car was directly based on the production car . The anniversary is recognized worldwide as the anniversary of the most revered vintage machines in the iconic 911 line. Porsche will have several exhibits to highlight this five-decade tradition in Indianapolis.
Many activities await visitors to the Porsche Sports Car Together Fest. In addition to celebrating the golden anniversary of the RS model range, Sports Car Together Fest will also host multiple off-road activities:
• The world’s largest gathering of Porsche GT cars. A special exhibition area dedicated to what should be the largest gathering of the most successful models developed by Porsche.
• Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge. For the second year in a row, Porsche dealers are invited to restore a beloved Porsche sports car from the 1950s to 2000s to its original glory.
• Sports championship. As the first single-brand Porsche series goes wheel-to-wheel on the outside, the competition intensifies in the virtual world inside. Additional details on the Porsche eSports Championship are forthcoming and will be released alongside future Porsche Sports Car Together Fest announcements.
• Way of life. The Porsche Sports Car Together Fest isn’t just about car culture, it’s a family-oriented weekend. Porsche-centric events, programs, activities and exhibits around the facility include artists creating themed works, health and wellness activities the whole family can participate in and more. Bringing aspects of its sports and lifestyle experiences, Sports Car Together Fest is an event the whole family and fans of all ages can enjoy.
Almost non-stop activity will entertain competition-minded visitors to the Speedway. The legendary facility’s 2,439-mile, 14-turn road course – incorporating parts of the oval made famous by the Indianapolis 500 – will be used for all track sessions. In addition to rounds 13 and 14 of the 16-race Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by the Cayman Islands season, the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America Yokohama, Porsche Club of America sports car races and cross country events. -the-watch will provide the toughest tests for Indiana motorsport fans with intense racing of Porsche cars against Porsche GTs.
Further events and activities are regularly added to the Porsche Sports Car Together Fest calendar and will be announced shortly, along with information on purchasing tickets.