Petersen Automotive presents an EXCLUSIVE PROTOTYPE GIANTS RECEPTION, Oct. 21, 2021.

Petersen Automotive presents an EXCLUSIVE PROTOTYPE GIANTS RECEPTION, Oct. 21, 2021.

October 21, 2021 | 5:30PM


October 21, 2021 | 5:30PM

In collaboration with:

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Los Angeles, Calif. – Petersen Automotive presents an exclusive evening of Porsche 962 and 956 on Oct. 21, 2021! Discover the history of Porsche racing from the racers and legends themselves, Patrick Long and Alwin Springer!

Sip on cocktails and enjoy light refreshments as you enjoy the city views in our Penthouse Pavillion!  All cocktail reception tickets come with an exclusive Prototype Giants mug.  Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind evening!

Can’t make it in person? Enjoy the festivities online!

Members receive a 10% discount on all ticket variants. Please contact Alec Moore at or (323) 964-6367 for more information.

Cocktail Reception Tickets ($90) include:

  • Hosted food and beverage
  • Tour of the Prototype Giants Exhibition
  • Access to the Patrick Long and Alwin Springer fireside chat
  • Access to the Penthouse Pavillion
  • Exclusive Prototype Giants lanyard

Run of Show

  • 5:30PM | Event check-in begins
  • 5:30PM – 6:30PM | Cocktails in the Penthouse
  • 6:30PM | Fireside chat begins
  • 7:00PM | Tour 1 departs
  • 7:30PM | Tour 2 departs
  • 8:00PM | Tour 3 departs
  • 8:30PM | Tour 4 departs
  • 9:30PM | Event ends 

Meet the Speakers

Patrick Long

Patrick Long is one of the most accomplished sports car drivers of his generation. Since 2003, Long has served as the lone American on Porsche’s roster of factory drivers. Long has captured victory at the world’s biggest sports car races – winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans, and the 12 Hours of Bathurst. Long is also a three-time American Le Mans Series champion and two-time Pirelli World Challenge champion. Long is also the creator of Luftgekuhlt. Created as a celebration of air-cooled Porsches, Luftgekuhlt has become one of the most anticipated auto events of the year.

Alwin Springer

Legendary figure in Porsche racing. Worked initially as head of Porsche racing vehicles for Vasek Polak 1969. Co-founded ANDIAL in 1975 and was VP for over 21 years (1975-’96), providing racing services to a wide spectrum of Porsche race car teams, including the Porsche 962s which won 50 IMSA races in the mid-’70s. Consultant to Porsche Motorsport N.A. 1990-’96, President of Porsche Motorsport N.A. from 1997-’04, then consultant again 2004-present.

Prototype Giants | About the Exhibit

The Porsche 956 was built to comply with the 1982 FIA World Sportscar Championship (WSC)’s new Group C regulations and was the first racing car to feature an aluminum monocoque chassis and ground effect aerodynamic elements. Factory 956s won the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year, leading every lap and taking first, second and third place. In 1983, a 956 driven by Stephen Bellof set the overall lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which stood for 35 years until a modified Porsche 919 Hybrid eclipsed it in 2018.

The 962 was created to meet the updated IMSA GTP specifications, with the Group C entrants taking the 962C nameplate.  The 962 became one of the most dominant race cars ever, winning the WSC in 1985 and 1986, the IMSA GT championship from 1985-88, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1986 and 87, the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans 1994 (a modified customer car), and other racing series for 10 years straight.



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