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Old 08-17-2017, 10:26 AM
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Default Rennsport Reunion VI at Laguna Seca :: Sep 27-30, 2018

Mark your calendars now...

See: https://www.pca.org/news/2017-08-15/...seca-sept-2018

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Old 08-17-2017, 08:18 PM
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Hi Karl,

I'm new to the rennlist and wanted to know what this event is all about.
Will there be track time involved? Always wanted to do the corkscrew in a car.

Thanks
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CORRECTION: Clearly when I said you can't drive, I was way wrong...


----- Original post ------------------------------------------------

No, you don't drive. But you get to see some amazing things, including on track. At one point (during 'IV' in 2011) I suffered cognitive lock-up...

I was standing in the paddock and there were 917s leading away from me in 3x different directions and I quite literally froze because I couldn't figure out which direction to go.

It was astounding.

And it's not just the cars. Walking around I (swear I) saw Derek Bell, Hurley Haywood, Brian Redman, Alwin Springer, etc., just chatting away with folks.

Karl.

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Karl,

thanks for the info, sounds like a blast with tons of eye candy.
The drive up from LA will be epic as well. I know some really great roads to take up.

Take care
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Rooms in the area sure got scarce in a hurry.

Check that. So far ahead that most hotels don't have room rates. Sorry

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Hi Karl,

I'm new to the rennlist and wanted to know what this event is all about.
Will there be track time involved? Always wanted to do the corkscrew in a car.

Thanks
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Hi Mike,

If the planned agenda will be similar to Porsche Rennsport Reunions in years past, you should be able to drive on the track – the Corkscrew is awesome to experience personally in your own Porsche.

During past Rennsport Reunions, attendees were able to register and pay for Porsche-vehicle-only Parade Laps on Laguna Seca's track. The Parade Laps are run during lunchtime on each event day.

You can’t run full out on track, but you can get up to about 60-80 mph or more on the straights, depending on the “leniency” of the official leading your particular laps. But you do have to run single file – no passing allowed.

During previous PRRs, Parade Lap registration was available at the time of signing up for the Porsche model-specific Parking Corrals during purchase of your tickets online at the Laguna Seca website: http://www.mazdaraceway.com/

If you’re lucky enough to secure a spot for the Laps, be sure to check in with Porscheplatz for your reserved Parade Lap(s) as soon as you arrive at the track.

Porscheplatz is “PCA Central” in PCA’s hospitality tent at the track. During years past, Porscheplatz has been located in the Blue Parking area inside of Turn 5, near the east end of the “Mothers”-billboard-branded pedestrian bridge.

In any case, be sure to register early once the event tickets go on sale on the Laguna Seca website because Parade Lap slots have sold out fast in the past.

For more information and links to websites to bookmark in order to obtain the latest news and lodging info, check out this link on my blog: https://stuttgartdna.com/porsche-ann...rt-reunion-vi/

Hope to see you there at PRR VI next year in September.

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Not only can you get up to around 80 on the parade lap the group will tend to bunch up before the corkscrew, allowing drivers to take off one at a time and go into it at a higher rate of speed than the rest of the lap.

So you do get to experience the sensation of dropping down through it, although I would absolutely not recommend taking it at full race speed, or even 90%.

They also bunch up and do the same thing for the front straight.
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Heads-up, everyone:

Ticket pre-sales to PRR VI at Laguna Seca have opened for a very limited time to current members of the Porsche Club of America. You should buy now before sales open wide to the general public on October 18.

So -- if you are a current PCA member in good standing -- get your tickets now by using the following code: PCAADV

Hereĺs the link to purchase your tickets using this promo code now:

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/mrls/EN/promotion/home

Here are links to access further current and future information:

Stuttgart DNA:

https://stuttgartdna.com/2018-porsch...ales-now-open/

https://stuttgartdna.com/porsche-ann...rt-reunion-vi/

Porsche Club of America:

https://www.pca.org/news/2017-08-15/...seca-sept-2018
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Hey guys, this sounds like a great event. So to be clear, do you need to buy a corral pass package to be entitled to participate in the parade on the track? Is the parade a separate ticket on top of the $175 for the 4 day pass and corral parking? And does the parade happen every day (Thurs - Sun) or only a specific day?

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Hey guys, this sounds like a great event. So to be clear, do you need to buy a corral pass package to be entitled to participate in the parade on the track? Is the parade a separate ticket on top of the $175 for the 4 day pass and corral parking? And does the parade happen every day (Thurs - Sun) or only a specific day?

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I'm going to look into this further to see if I can get you any specifics -- my memory is a little hazy from the past 3 Reunions I've been to (since each Reunion is 2-3 years apart from the next one).

Before I begin my research by picking other people's brains, though, let me just say that I looked back at all of the PDFs of my ticket-purchasing paperwork for those past Reunions.

I didn't see any actual itemized purchases made for the Parade Laps when buying the tickets and Corral passes -- which leads me to believe purchases are not necessary.

I think we signed up for free in PCA's Porscheplatz tent for the Laps (remaining available slots permitting, of course).

When we did sign up, I recall that we had to produce valid Vehicle Registration (which also shows that the vehicle is a Porsche since the Parade Laps were Porsches only, at least during previous Reunions). And you had to produce Proof of Insurance too, of course.

So I'm surmising that you don't have to be signed up for the Corrals to participate. I'm thinking that you only need to register (for free, I'm almost certain) with Porscheplatz to obtain the sticker to place on your windshield in order to be able to queue up with everyone else to run on track.

I also recall that the Parade Laps were run each and every day of each Reunion -- but only during the track's lunchtime break.

In any case, let me see if I can nail down some hard, factual specifics for you. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
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Heads-up, everyone...
Purchased my pass & corral parking. Thanks for the heads up!!!

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Originally Posted by wjk_glynn View Post
Purchased my pass & corral parking. Thanks for the heads up!!!

Karl.
Karl, you're welcome! Got my tix, Corral pass and -- most important -- lodging too.

If you or anyone else hasn't done so yet, make sure you secure your lodging ASAP because rooms sell out fast -- as well as rapidly escalate in price -- as time goes on.

Granted, many hotels / motels haven't yet posted rates since PRR VI is a year away.

But keep checking through the usual travel sites or at the following site which specializes in the lodging on the Monterey Peninsula:

http://www.resort2me.com/

See everyone there!

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Originally Posted by Larry TPG View Post
I'm going to look into this further to see if I can get you any specifics -- my memory is a little hazy from the past 3 Reunions I've been to (since each Reunion is 2-3 years apart from the next one).

Before I begin my research by picking other people's brains, though, let me just say that I looked back at all of the PDFs of my ticket-purchasing paperwork for those past Reunions.

I didn't see any actual itemized purchases made for the Parade Laps when buying the tickets and Corral passes -- which leads me to believe purchases are not necessary.

I think we signed up for free in PCA's Porscheplatz tent for the Laps (remaining available slots permitting, of course).

When we did sign up, I recall that we had to produce valid Vehicle Registration (which also shows that the vehicle is a Porsche since the Parade Laps were Porsches only, at least during previous Reunions). And you had to produce Proof of Insurance too, of course.

So I'm surmising that you don't have to be signed up for the Corrals to participate. I'm thinking that you only need to register (for free, I'm almost certain) with Porscheplatz to obtain the sticker to place on your windshield in order to be able to queue up with everyone else to run on track.

I also recall that the Parade Laps were run each and every day of each Reunion -- but only during the track's lunchtime break.

In any case, let me see if I can nail down some hard, factual specifics for you. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
NEWS FLASH: Tickets for Parade Laps just went on sale today. Here's the official PCA email announcing ticket sales:



Here’s the link: https://www.pca.org/pca-login/rr-lap-ticket-sales
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