Back in 2020, while attending the 23rd running of Petit Le Mans, the idea for the RS Invitational was born while sitting at lunch in the Podium Club of the newly constructed Michelin Tower. That idea was to encourage collectors of all driving abilities to take their historic Porsche models- many of which would rarely be seen outside of a Concours or collection environment- to the race track to be driven, used, and experienced as they were intended to be.
Our second annual RS Invitational at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta took place immediately following the Amelia Island Concours, now known as The Amelia. Despite the imminent threat of heavy rain and lightning, we still had a great time with a mix of historic and modern Porsches and an incredible group of people.
For the first time, we used an open-track format that allowed all of our attendees ample time on the track before the weather rolled in whether it was for shakedown laps to really dial in the car’s setup, guided laps, and feedback from the professional drivers- or purely just to enjoy the historic Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
A special thank you to Patrick Long, Jeff Zwart, and Gunnar Jeannette for sharing their knowledge and experience with each of the attendees, Dieter Inzenhofer for being our guest of honor and assisting with tuning, and of course Miles Collier and the Revs Institute for helping to keep the automotive history alive by sharing their cars in events like these.