Porsche Experience Center
Lunch, 2 PM Group, and Museum Cars

We dined in the elegant 356 Cafe overlooking the track.

Most of the drivers and guests were seated at this very long row of tables.

A few of us spilled over onto other seating. Daniel Fernandez and his family had an excellent view of the track and may have been the first to spot an unusual car racing around the Handling Circuit.

What is it? Oh, my....!

Get a picture, quick!

A 918, enjoying a few laps on an empty track.

Beautiful.

At 2 PM the final group of drivers began their fun on the track. Here, Phil Green approaches the Kick Plate area.

Phil Green is in one of these red Carreras, Criss Yelton is in the white Cayman GTS, and Greg Collins is in the yellow GT3.

Mark Faris turns his Cayman S into the skid.

Mark gets in line for another run at the Kick Plate. Is his instructor praying?

Mark goes sideways while Criss Yelton and Paul Dornburg work out on the Low Friction Circle.

Kelly Dora (we think this is Kelly) between runs in a Cayman S.

Criss tries for that delicately controlled drift.

Manuel Ramirez  ran a tight line through the slalom in this 911 Turbo S.

Manuel at the Kick Plate with lots of horsepower on tap.

Paul Dornburg finishes an Acceleration run in the Dynamic Handling Area.

Greg Collins swings the tail out on the Low Friction Circle.

Just when we though it couldn't get any better, Klaus Zellmer, the newly appointed President and CEO of Porsche cars North America, Inc., introduced himself and welcomed us to the Atlanta facility. Pictured (L-R): Paul Dornburg, Mark Roethemeier, Keith Snyder, Manuel Ramirez, Terry Davis, Jeff Jackson, Klaus Zellmer, Mark Faris, Greg Collins, Criss Yelton, Phil Green, and Kelly Dora.


When we were not driving or watching others drive, we could enjoy samples from Porsche's awesome automotive collection.

In a small gallery we found this classic Speedster...

... and later generation cars that carried the Speedster name.

These three racing cars were a recent addition to the Atlanta facility.

Porsche is justly proud of its racing heritage.

Saturday evening we dined near our hotel at Malone's Steak House. The dinner went long but the company was good. At the end of the day, we were all extremely happy with our Porsche Experience.

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