Kevin and Cam feel privileged to be co-sponsoring Fred Veitch’s attack on the Peak this year. “Fast Freddy,” as Kevin calls him, is a true gentleman and friend.
We are going to take time out of our Concours Competition Schedule this summer to watch Fred tackle the course and accomplish one of his major bucket list goals on July 8th. Fred has trained hard and is ready to compete.
It will be quite an event, with Romain Dumas shipping over a Porsche RSR from France and Walter Rohrl driving his winning 25th anniversary Quattro for Audi (in exhibition). In Fred’s own descriptive words: “This is an automotive Woodstock Cam…. The first year of an all paved road. Very, very, very, fast. Epic.”
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
A local businessman and prominent car dealership team up to race the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Colorado Springs, CO- (April 11th, 2012)- Porsche of Colorado Springs announced today, that it will prepare and sponsor a 2001 Porsche Turbo in this year’s 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. “For the past several years, we have provided the Official Pace Cars for the event, as well as logistical and mechanical support for 7-time winner Jeff Zwart and his Porsches,” announced Joe Brenner, General Manager of the dealership. “We will continue to host Jeff and his team, but saw an opportunity to further support the community and the race itself by sponsoring an entry.”
The driver of the #73 Porsche Turbo, will be local businessman Fred Veitch. Fred has an extensive background in Porsche racing, as well as a passion for this event. “To be able to compete at Pikes Peak, has been a goal most of my racing career,” indicated Veitch. “To have the full support of Porsche of Colorado Springs is incredible; I look forward to participating in the rich history of this event on its 90th Anniversary.” At 64, Veitch will be the oldest “rookie” in the highly competitive Time Attack Class.
In addition to Porsche of Colorado Springs, other sponsors include Andial Porsche, Roads Scholars, GIAC, Suncor Energy/Shell Oil, John Fogg Automotive, The Sign Shop, Flatirons Grill, Jose Muldoon’s, Masterdrive, High Country Window Tint, Rex Custom Tire Service, and JBJ Precision Industries.
The first test of the car will occur on April 28th & 29th at Pikes Peak International Raceway, in preparation for the race, itself, on July 8th.