Some partners immediately come to mind any time you think of Coca-Cola.

Coke and McDonald's.

Coke and the Olympic Games.

Coke and a smile.

But what about Coca-Cola and…Porsche? Yes, Porsche, the iconic brand of sportscar just about everyone has dreamed of owning, and driving, at some point. The two companies actually have longstanding ties – including a few that even the biggest Coca-Cola and Porsche fans may not know about. For example, the plot of land the Porsche North America headquarters now calls home in south Atlanta was once owned by Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler – and was the site of his very own race track.

The two brands' more recent shared history has been showcased these past few months at the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) at said headquarters. There, four incredible racecars completely tricked out in Coke iconography have been on display at the PEC Heritage Center. The cars all belong to private collectors now, but were once part of Bob Akin’s legendary racing team.

These four iconic red-and-white cars saw action and won trophies in races such as the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Akin’s Coca-Cola cars were a huge hit wherever he went, and the vehicles were often more popular than some of their drivers.

According to Bob’s son, Bobby Akin, the sponsorship wasn’t just about scoring access the iconic logo. Bob was a huge fan of the Coca-Cola brand and was rarely seen drinking anything else.

The cars are now on their way back to their owners across the U.S.. But don’t worry, you may still be able to catch a glimpse. A few of the cars, and their owners, can be found on the vintage racing circuit.