Motorsport News

June 21, 2017


Official collaboration with Gunnar Racing adds additional dimension to restoration services currently provided by Porsche Motorsport North America

Carson, California. Since its formation, Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA), located at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles (PEC LA) has been taking care of historic Porsche racecars on and off the track. With increasing demand for such services in the North American market PMNA has grown the business and has been restoring historically significant Porsche Museum and locally owned racecars such as the 1971 1000 km of Spa winning 917 K and Jägermeister sponsored 962. However, the focus for PMNA has always been on the historically authentic restoration of drivetrains for Porsche racecars. Through the partnership with Gunnar Racing, a renowned Porsche specialist on the east coast, PMNA will fortify their offerings and expertise while Gunnar Racing acts as a customer liaison nationwide.

The two companies had been working together on individual projects but with the new collaboration will be able to offer a full array of services from consulting to full restorations while using the core competencies of each partner to offer the best customer service and quality.

The two partners have commenced work on two restorations of significant Porsche racecars where Gunnar Racing is focusing on body and suspension while PMNA is focusing on drivetrain restoration. The final assembly of the restored cars will take place at PMNA and will be a great additional attraction for the guests and visitors of the PEC LA.

Together with Porsche AG and the Porsche Museum located in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen Germany, PMNA is planning to reproduce original parts for historic Porsche racecars, allowing North American customers and restoration shops the use OEM parts for their historic Porsches.

Kevin Jeannette, founder and owner of Gunnar Racing, has a long history with Porsche Motorsport. He began over 40 years ago with a Porsche repair shop in Southern California, and in 1978, formed Gunnar Racing, competing with 934s, 935 and 962s. As time passed, Gunnar Racing developed into a thriving restoration business, restoring the same Porsche racing cars that were now considered vintage from his West Palm Beach shop Southern Florida. His restorations are both award-winning and active on the vintage racing circuit.

Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) is the only authorized sales, parts and service provider in the United States and Canada for all purpose-built Porsche racecars such as the 911 GT3 Cup, 911 GT3 R and the Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. PMNA also provides engine and transmission servicing, on-site race support at multiple international racing series and restoration services for historic Porsche racecars.

Contacts.

Dave Engelman
Mobile. 404-386-4665
dave.engelman@porsche.us

Tom Moore
Mobile. 615-509-5000
tom@darkhorseautosport.com

About Porsche Cars North America Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA
Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and Panamera sports sedans. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, human performance center, and fine dining restaurant. PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 188 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand's 65-plus year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. PCNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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