Good news for Porsche fans in the Midwest, Porsche’s Sports Car Together Fest is coming back to Indianapolis over Labor Day weekend to celebrate the history of the famed brand for three days with thousands of friends of the brand. After the first event last year, Porsche realized that the collaboration with Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the surrounding city was a great one. Not only is the track owned by Porsche factory-backed LMDh team boss Roger Penske, but it’s an opportunity to showcase excellent cars at a centralized location in the U.S. market at one of the most historic racing circuits in the world. How could it get better? This version of the Sports Car Together Fest will specifically highlight the 50th anniversary of Porsche RS models. Thousands of GT division road cars, as well as the Porsche Carrera Cup North America, will be in attendance. We’ll be there, and you should be, too!
“Porsche at its heart is about community and passion. Coming together to celebrate some of our highest performing 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 just the curious to share the thrill of the track, the heights of sports car engineering in the real and virtual worlds, and the spirit of Porsche heritage.”
Porsche’s first Rennsport (RS) model for the street was the 2.7-liter Carrera RS introduced in 1972, making 2022 the 50th anniversary of that model. Following that model, there wasn’t an RS for more than two decades, until the 964 RS was introduced, and we’ve seen consistent Rennsport models ever since, through 993, 996, 997, 991, and now 992. Interestingly, the recently-launched Cayman GT4 RS is the first non-911 RS model from the brand. Porsche says it will have several RS models on display to highlight five decades of RS tradition during the SCTF in Indy this year to celebrate that anniversary.
Obviously we don’t have a full schedule of events for the three-day festival just yet, but last year’s event including lots of racing at the track, plus a Luftgekuhlt at the former Coca Cola factory downtown. Porsche’s press release indicates that there will be, in addition to the largest gathering of GT division developed cars and Carrera Cup, the festival will showcase cars from the Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge, an E-sports racing championship, and lots more. All of the on-track action will take place on The Speedway’s 14-turn 2.439-mile road course, which incorporates sections of the Indianapolis 500 banking. With a Porsche Carrera Cup North America double-header, Porsche Sprint Challenge North America, and Porsche Club of America racing and time attack events, there will be racing going on pretty much all weekend.
More information, as well as further events, will be released as the calendar fills out. Tickets aren’t available quite yet, but it might not be a bad idea to book your travel and accommodations now. We’ll bring you more as it is announced, but for now just know it’s happening in Indy from September 2nd until the 4th.