Friday Aug. 16 at 11:00am | Spike Feresten teams up with Porsche to host a conversation with Hurley Haywood & Patrick Dempsey about their movie, Hurley, and Porsche racing
Moderator Spike Feresten hosted three successful seasons of the Esquire TV's hit show Car Matchmaker. He was a Writer/Producer on Seinfeld where he earned three Emmy nominations, and on Late Night with David Letterman where he earned five Emmy nominations. Today Spike is the CEO of Hangar 56 Media as well as the host of the popular cars and comedy podcast Spike's Car Radio on Podcast One.
Hurley Haywood is an American race-car driver. He has won multiple events, including five overall victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring. He is credited with the 1988 Trans-Am title, two IMSA GT Championship titles and 23 wins, three Norelco Cup championships, a SuperCar title and 18 IndyCar starts. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977,1983 and 1994 and is tied as the most successful driver at the 24 Hours of Daytona with 5 wins. He was the first driver to win 24 Hours of Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans in the same year. He won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1973 and 1981. Hurley is the chief driving instructor at the Porsche Sport Driving School, held at the Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama.
Patrick Dempsey is an American actor and racing driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy. He has also appeared in many other television series and feature films and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Dempsey, who maintains a sports car and vintage car collection, also enjoys auto racing in his spare time. He has raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a Porsche. He has finished third in the GT Class in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and raced in several other top-level pro-am races, including the Baja 1000 off-road race and, with Porsche, in the IMSA TUDOR United Sports Car Championship. He owns his own sports-car racing team, Dempsey Racing, and is a co-owner of the Vision Racing team in IndyCar.