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Old May 15th, 2001, 12:47 PM   #1
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Porsche racing celebrities and drivers scheduled to appear

Legends Roger Penske and Jacky Ickx Head Driver Lineup at Porsche Rennsport Reunion

ATLANTA, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Racing icon Roger Penske and sports car driving superstar Jacky Ickx headline the list of Porsche racing celebrities and drivers scheduled to appear during the July 27-29 Porsche Rennsport Reunion at Connecticut's Lime Rock Park.

Penske will be reunited with the Porsche 917/30 he fielded for the late Mark Donohue during the duo's SCCA Can Am championship season in 1973. He will drive the 1,100-horsepower car at the Rennsport Reunion during a special exhibition lapping session on Saturday, July 28.

Belgian Jacky Ickx is the most successful driver in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with six overall victories in the event. At the Rennsport Reunion, the two-time World Sports Car Driving Champion will drive the same Porsche 936 he co-drove to victory at Le Mans in 1977.

Other legendary Porsche drivers expected to participate at the Rennsport Reunion include sports car endurance racing's most successful driver, Hurley Haywood; multi-time Daytona 24 Hour and Sebring 12 Hour winner, Brian Redman; multi Le Mans 24 Hour and Daytona 24 Hour winner, Derek Bell; Daytona 24 Hour and Monte Carlo Rally winner, Vic Elford; 1972 Can Am Champion, George Follmer; IMSA Camel GT Champions Chip Robinson, Dave White and Howard Meister; 1996 Le Mans winner, Davy Jones; World Endurance Drivers Champion, Bob Garretson; winning IMSA Camel GT drivers Dick Barbour, Bob Akin, Jim Busby, Rob Dyson and Bruce Leven; and renown Porsche drivers Milt Minter and Joe Buzzetta.

All of these legendary Porsche competitors will drive on the historic and picturesque Lime Rock Park circuit during the Rennsport Reunion weekend, many at the wheel of the Porsche racecars that made them famous.

Sponsored by Porsche Cars North America and organized by Brian Redman's Intercontinental Events, Inc., the Porsche Rennsport Reunion will feature a three-day program of on-track competition and a Sunday Concours d'Elegance open to the event's participants by invitation. The Porsche Rennsport Reunion is open to the public and will bring together an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage racecars, Porsche Club racers as well as former Porsche factory drivers. Additional event details, as well as driver bio information, will be published on PCNA's Web site ( or on Brian Redman's Intercontinental Events, Inc., Web site (, as they become available.
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