Haywood Cherishing Porsche Rennsport Reunion III At DIS

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 3, 2007) -- For five-time Rolex 24 At Daytona champion and long-time Brumos Racing driver Hurley Haywood, he cherishes every Porsche Rennsport Reunion. This weekend’s three-day event at Daytona International Speedway is no different.

 

“This is Rennsport III so every Rennsport has been special and unique,” Haywood said. “Rennsport III has turned out to be something that’s truly unbelievable. When you take a look at the quality of cars here and the number of drivers that have driven some of these spectacular cars of the past, everybody is coming together. The friendships, the old acquaintances that you haven’t seen for years come up, it’s a really unique thing.”

 

Sponsored by Porsche Cars North America and organized by Brian Redman’s Intercontinental Events, Inc., Porsche Rennsport Reunion is held every three years and brings together an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current racecars and famous Porsche race drivers. For the second time in its history, the Rennsport Reunion is being held at the historic “World Center of Racing” – home to the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona.

 

One thing that saddens Haywood about this weekend’s Rennsport Reunion is that his close friend and Brumos Racing President and CEO Bob Snodgrass isn’t here with him to enjoy it. Snodgrass passed away suddenly at the age of 64 earlier this year and had an imaginable passion for sports cars and Rennsport.

 

“The only thing that breaks my heart is that Bob Snodgrass isn’t here to enjoy all this stuff,” Haywood said. “I remember before he died, he was talking about Rennsport and talking about the cars that we were going to bring. When something that is this special, he is not around, this is what he lived for. This is the kind of stuff that was part of his DNA. To have him not here breaks my heart.

 

“We’re carrying on. Brumos is the kind of company that will carry on and try to do all the things that he thought were important and one of them is to showcase Porsche and showcase Brumos and that’s what we’re

doing.”

 

The weekend schedule of Rennsport features races for historic and contemporary Porsche race cars on Sunday afternoon and the world’s only Concours Exclusively for Race Cars on Saturday afternoon.

 

Also on Saturday, more than 50 drivers were expected to take part in a charity autograph session for Camp Boggy Creek with close to 300 tickets sold for the event.

 

“It’s great to be able to get in some of these old cars and drive them,” Haywood said. “With our cars, we do it quite often. It’s not like something we do once year. We drive everything that’s got a number on it. We take it out and exercise it. A lot of these cars have only seen the race track in a competitive nature back when they were actually racing. For the fans to see them driven and the guys driving them it’s a tremendous treat.”

 

Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion will be published on Porsche’s press web site (www.press.porsche.com), Brian Redman’s Intercontinental Events web site (www.rennsport2007.com), and Daytona International Speedway’s web site (http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/), as they become available. Ticket information is available by contacting Daytona International Speedway at 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.racetickets.com

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