Thousands of Porsches at Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca
Porsche racing history comes alive this weekend at the Rennsport Reunion at the Laguna Seca Raceway in California. This unique class reunion is the largest meeting in the world for legendary Porsche race drivers and historic Porsche race cars, with over 1500 cars contesting races and exhibited around the track.
This year marks the fifth time that Porsche enthusiasts and collectors have traveled from all over the world to the circuit near Monterey. The three-day event south is a true Porsche festival with a diverse range of activities on the programme, from races in seven different classes and exhibitions to autograph sessions.
Visitors, over 100.000 of them, have a chance to talk or take a photos with current Porsche works drivers or racing legends like Hans Hermann, Richard Attwood, Jochen Mass, Jacky Ickx, Hurley Haywood, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell…
The Rennsport Reunion V offers the fans a fascinating journey through Porsche’s illustrious motor racing history spanning from the legendary Porsche 356 to the groundbreaking Porsche 919 Hybrid. The 356 was the first Porsche to contest Le Mans in 1951. It finished first in class. This year, at the long distance classic in France, the 919 Hybrid clinched the 17th victory for Porsche. Every year since the first outing of the 356 to today, at least one Porsche has competed at Le Mans. This record is again reflected at Laguna Seca following the motto: Le Mans is Porsche, Porsche is Le Mans.
On the expansion grounds of the Laguna Seca Raceway, around 1,400 Porsche vehicles can be seen this weekend in so-called “Porsche Corrals”. Most have been driven by their owners to Laguna Seca. The famous Le Mans Porsche display features 75 exhibits. In addition, there are numerous Porsche vehicles from famous collections. The Porsche Museum alone has flown eleven vehicles from Zuffenhausen to the USA – including the Porsche 718 W-RS from 1962 to the Porsche RS Spyder, which fittingly launched its successful racing career here at Laguna Seca in the 2005 American Le Mans Series.
One of the cars on display, we wrote already about it, is Porsche 917K from 1971 1000km of Spa. It is the first car of the new restoration program from Porsche.