Porsche GT3 Cup Racer Revs Up Long Beach Grand Prix

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Porsche GT3 Cup

Iconic SoCal extravaganza is much, much more than just an Indy Car race. It’s also heaven for Porsche fans!

Few events conjure up as much excitement among racing fans as the Long Beach Grand Prix. And for good reason. For starters, it’s one of the very few motorsports events in the world that take place on a street circuit. It’s also one of the longest-running and most prestigious events in Indy Car history. Not to mention the longest running major street race in North America. The LBGP has undergone a series of changes since its debut in 1975, but remains a top draw among racing fans.

Today’s iteration of the Long Beach Grand Prix includes a whole host of racing action. Everything from vintage IMSA GTO cars to Super Trucks, GT4 sports cars, drifting, IMSA SportsCar, and of course, Indy cars. But there’s also much more to take in. Including a series of concerts, family fun zone, and a massive exotic car exhibit. And for Porsche fans, there were quite a few cool sights to take in, too.

Porsche GT3 Cup

We here at Rennlist were in attendance at the Long Beach Grand Prix all weekend, which is where we spotted this killer Porsche GT3 Cup racer. Piloted by experienced Porsche hot shoe Scott McPherson, the stripped down red ride was easily one of the coolest things we saw all weekend.

Porsche GT3 Cup

But it’s also just a small slice of the many amazing things race fans can expect at this iconic event. So if you’ve got high octane fuel running through your veins, the Long Beach Grand Prix is certainly something that should be on your bucket list!

Photos for Rennlist by Derin Richardson

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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