Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Quickurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Coastal Oak Forest
Posts: 1,069
Porsche wins Daytona Rolex 24

The same Riley chassis that won last year's Rolex 24, this year was fitted with a Cayenne based V8 built by Lazzano.
It was crewed basically by the Brumos crew and this car is the #58 Brumos car that won last year with the Porsche flat 6.
Cudos to Bob Johnson and his brand new team! What a way to start a race team career!!
Mazda RX8 won the GT class, but let's face it, the rules are written so heavily against the GT3's, I'm surprised they are competitive at all.

__________________
Sold - Black on Sand Beige 2006 S - 48K miles
18x8.5 and 10 OZ Alleggerita HLT Anthracite wheels and anthracite Cayman side grilles - lovingly adjusted Schnell Short Shift
Quickurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
Registered User
 
dallison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: here
Posts: 243
great race, i'm surprised the wife watched so much with me.
dallison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 03:05 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Corona, CA.
Posts: 129
Once the Cayenne is discarded, the V8 is pretty useful!
__________________
Blue-S
2000 Boxster S 6-speed - Ocean Blue / Savanna Beige

* 9x7 short shifter * Pedro's enthusiast mount * Carrera Ltw. wheels * Stebro bypass pipes
* M030 coming soon! *
Blue-S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 05:41 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 1,675
Too bad Porsche doesn't recognize this as an "official" win, since they did not build or supply the power plant. Nice to see a team like Johnson's beat Ganassi at his game.

I'm surprised the RX8 won...I'd assumed Grand Am did everything to insure the "Camaro Frankenstien" would win.
__________________
JGM
2002 Boxster S
1973 911 Green FrankenMeanie
PCA DE Instructor circa '95

Last edited by jmatta; 02-01-2010 at 05:45 AM.
jmatta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 05:49 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 998
Once the rain cleared up is was a fun race to watch. It was a win-win for me, I'm both a Porsche fan and a Mazda fan

The GT class should prove to be as exciting (as it can be) with the introduction of the Camaro and BMWs, but it is darn near a spec Porsche & Mazda class this year!

I didn't take nearly as many photos this year, probably because of the rain, I still need to go through and process them this evening. The PCA car coral was packed with so many great looking rides!
__________________
kabel

Orlando - 99 BMW M Coupe (autocross toy), '11 Mazdaspeed 3 (dog hauler), '99 10AE Miata (the new daily driver)
kabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 08:24 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Quickurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Coastal Oak Forest
Posts: 1,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by kabel
Once the rain cleared up is was a fun race to watch. It was a win-win for me, I'm both a Porsche fan and a Mazda fan

The GT class should prove to be as exciting (as it can be) with the introduction of the Camaro and BMWs, but it is darn near a spec Porsche & Mazda class this year!

I didn't take nearly as many photos this year, probably because of the rain, I still need to go through and process them this evening. The PCA car coral was packed with so many great looking rides!
So you went even considering the rain! Good for you. My wife commented at breakfast yesterday that not too many years ago, I would have been there, rain or shine..........
And your point?
The only thing really still missing from Speed coverage is the sound. Which cars sounded the best??
__________________
Sold - Black on Sand Beige 2006 S - 48K miles
18x8.5 and 10 OZ Alleggerita HLT Anthracite wheels and anthracite Cayman side grilles - lovingly adjusted Schnell Short Shift
Quickurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 08:41 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 998
The DP cars all sound the same, it's the GT class where the motors get more unique. I'm a mazda fanboy, so I always get a kick out of the screaming rotary RX8's . But the new GT Camaro (re-bodied Potiacs from last year) and the GT BMW M6 both have great sounding motors, throaty and chest pounding horsepower haha.
__________________
kabel

Orlando - 99 BMW M Coupe (autocross toy), '11 Mazdaspeed 3 (dog hauler), '99 10AE Miata (the new daily driver)
kabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 06:39 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 998
Alright, not a lot of great photos this year, but if your interested here is the link to my 2010 Rolex 24 Hrs of Daytona Photos

PCA car coral was packed:


TRG Gave us a little Garage and trailer tour:




Rolex at dusk
__________________
kabel

Orlando - 99 BMW M Coupe (autocross toy), '11 Mazdaspeed 3 (dog hauler), '99 10AE Miata (the new daily driver)
kabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 03:39 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Quickurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Coastal Oak Forest
Posts: 1,069
Was the weather as miserable as it looked?
For 10 to 12 years running, I never missed the 24 hour or Sebring.
About 8 of those years, Daytona was the coldest, most miserable weekend of the north Florida year.
__________________
Sold - Black on Sand Beige 2006 S - 48K miles
18x8.5 and 10 OZ Alleggerita HLT Anthracite wheels and anthracite Cayman side grilles - lovingly adjusted Schnell Short Shift
Quickurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 04:34 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 998
It was not as pleasant as last year, that is for sure.
I am home with a miserable cold and I am sure the inclement weather this weekend contributed.
__________________
kabel

Orlando - 99 BMW M Coupe (autocross toy), '11 Mazdaspeed 3 (dog hauler), '99 10AE Miata (the new daily driver)
kabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 05:37 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Quickurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Coastal Oak Forest
Posts: 1,069
What is the cafe and cars schedule for Feb.?
__________________
Sold - Black on Sand Beige 2006 S - 48K miles
18x8.5 and 10 OZ Alleggerita HLT Anthracite wheels and anthracite Cayman side grilles - lovingly adjusted Schnell Short Shift
Quickurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 06:08 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 998
^ Saturday February 27

__________________
kabel

Orlando - 99 BMW M Coupe (autocross toy), '11 Mazdaspeed 3 (dog hauler), '99 10AE Miata (the new daily driver)
kabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page