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Legendary Twin 997 GT3 RR Porsches Complete 15k-Mile Road Trip at 2021 California Festival of Speed

Porsche owners and dedicated Porsche enthusiasts, Christian and Ortrun Hartinger of Leipzig, Germany, have become a global household name within the Porsche community, thanks to the transcontinental, 15,000-mile epic road trip they created for their twin GT3RS Porsche vehicles. The duo will end their coast-to-coast driving marathon the weekend of October 30-31, 2021, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., bringing their two German-plated GT3 RS cars to the California Festival of Speed, and participate as drivers during Saturday’s ‘Fastest Hour on Track,’ to raise funds for non-profit Foundation Drive Toward a Cure, and to benefit Parkinson’s Disease.

997 GT3 RR Porsches Complete 15k-Mile Road Trip at 2021 California Festival of Speed
Drive Toward a Cure raises funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease research AND patient care

The California Festival of Speed celebrates two decades as a dream weekend for Porsche enthusiasts, club racers, owners, and vendors, with a festival setting that includes all things Porsche!  Hosted by the Porsche Club of America’s PCA-Zone 8 in the Southern California region, the festival has become an annual tradition that allows attendees to get close to incredible vehicles, watch races on track, experience educational/technology forums and this year, participate in passenger laps on track in the fastest road-going Porsches, to raise funds for Parkinson’s Disease.  Vehicles ranging from the “Twin” GT3RS cars to GT3s and GT4s will be available for passenger participation via donation to Drive Toward a Cure on Saturday October 30th from 5pm – 6pm at the track area of the festival.  Sign up at www.drivetowardacure.org/cfos .

According to Suesan Way Carter, event chair for California Festival of Speed, the program is always the highlight of the year for fans of the Porsche marque and this year, with the ability to bring out the fastest and most well-known models on track for consumers to enjoy, adds further excitement.  “There’s nothing more thrilling than a track experience in a Porsche,” said Carter.  “And when we can utilize that experience to raise funds for those that can’t share in that experience, it’s even more special.”

997 GT3 RR Porsches Complete 15k-Mile Road Trip at 2021 California Festival of Speed
Famed German Husband/Wife Team Join GT3/GT4 Drivers in Charity Laps for Drive Toward a Cure™

For 2021, the festival joined forces with national Foundation Drive Toward a Cure, a 501(c)3 organization that has supported research AND patient care for Parkinson’s Disease through the involvement of the entire automotive community – a culture of passion that includes both enthusiast and professional groups.  Since 2016, Drive Toward a Cure has hosted multi-day driving events, all-inclusive ‘Adventure’ rallies and ‘Getaway’ weekends that have inspired a grassroots movement with local ‘Drive Toward a Cure Day’ events run by regional enthusiasts nationwide and instilling the Foundation’s own mantra of Cars and Camaraderie™.

Join the folks at California Festival of Speed when they ‘Roar to a Cure’ for Parkinson’s Disease  with Drive Toward a Cure by securing your own passenger parade laps in some of the fastest Porsche non-race car vehicles – including GT3, GT3 RS and GT4 – registration and donations can be taken at  https://www.drivetowardacure.org/fundraising/cfos21 .

A minimum tax-deductible $50 donation will secure your seat time.

About the GT3RS Twins

Dubbed the ‘GT3RS Twin Tour,’ the Hartingers and their cars found additional fame this past year as both cars together achieved dual first place wins in the GT3/GT2 class at the Amelia Island WERKS reunion, the highest honor bestowed by the Porsche Club of America in celebration of the Porsche marque and the contagious enthusiasm of Porsche owners and fans. The vehicles have been on tour in an epic USA road trip since arriving in Miami on February 21, 2020, driving great roads, and visiting local/regional PCA chapters.

Model: 2010 Porsche 997 GT3 RS, from Porsche City Leipzig, powered by the legendary ‘Mezger block.’

Options, as noted by its owner Christian Hartinger, “Club sport package – no PDK, no air suspension, no full leather, no panoramic glass room, no electric power – only emotion, driving pleasure and Porsche Grins!”

By: Drive Toward a Cure | Photos Courtesy of: Drive Toward a Cure

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