“Once in a Lifetime Event” – Hurley Haywood

I’ve been a member of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) since I was still a teenager and bought my first 911, an old SC Targa in need of a lot of love. I’ve belonged to my local chapter, PNWR, for many years. I’m active in the club, even serving on the board as the Secretary and unofficial photographer whenever they let me. As they say, membership has its benefits and in this case, the benefit was getting to meet a true American endurance racing legend, Hurley Haywood. Hurley is an accomplished driver with a long list of victories. He’s also a great story teller, and it was a fantastic experience to hear his stories of racing, and of his personal life, directly from the legend himself. Hurley is one of the few openly gay race car drivers and in 2019, Queerty magazine named him one of the Pride50 “trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving towards equality, acceptance and dignity for all queer people”.

As if the countless stories, a million autographs and lengthy Q&A wasn’t enough…there was a surprise guest that we all got to get up close and personal with. A Porsche 962 race car…a very rare treat indeed!

2 thoughts on ““Once in a Lifetime Event” – Hurley Haywood

  1. When I participated in Porsche’s driving school in Alabama several years ago, Hurley was one of the instructors. I recall a one on one with him in a stick Cayman trying to teach me to heel and toe. My size 12’s were a challenge! He was very understanding and a great guy!

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