Blending a gathering of the rarest and most exciting Porsche race and road cars ever built with the people who created and raced them, live entertainment, interactive displays and social events, the Rennsport Reunion is unique and the operators of the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca are expecting a record attendance.
Wheel to wheel track action featuring cars spanning seven decades on one of the most challenging circuits in America will be complimented by the Esports Challenge finals – both fiercely contested. By popular demand, the Porsche tractor race – possibly the slowest, but definitely one of the most entertaining competitions of the weekend – will make a return.
A vibrant and welcoming event
“The special magic that has defined Rennsport over the decades is alive and well for this, the seventh Reunion,” said Ayesha Coker, Vice President of Marketing, Porsche Cars North America. “The interest this time has been unprecedented, and as a result we’ve planned ahead. We’ve teamed up with some of the biggest names in the Porsche community to guide the design of Rennsport 7 – to create a vibrant and welcoming event that’ll aim to have something for everyone, from enthusiasts through to newcomers and one that’s appropriate for the whole family, with plenty of space for everyone to sit down and relax as well as awesome activities, on and off the track.”
Over four days the Reunion will be a celebration – marking 75 years of Porsche sports cars and the 60th anniversary of the 911 – but will also give a hint at what might be in Porsche’s future. Rennsport is due to host US premieres of the Mission X concept car, the Vision 357 Speedster and the newly-announced 911 S/T. And one more surprise; a global premiere will take place at Rennsport …
Over 50 racers will attend
Attending will be members of the Porsche family, led by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, who will be joined by many of the designers, engineers, racers and executives responsible for shaping Porsche today. In addition, those who did so much to build the Porsche brand from our past will be at Rennsport – over 50 racers will attend. Included in their number are Mark Webber, Hurley Haywood, Jacky Ickx, Timo Bernhard and Richard Attwood. Many of the current Porsche works drivers from the GTP and GTD classes will take part as well as the current grid for the Porsche Carrera Cup North America.
On track, another new record has been set with over 300 race entries received so far – a number that continues to grow – with the Carrera Cup North America hosting a round, with close racing in the formidable 911 GT3 Cup car.
Conceived by racing great Brian Redman and Porsche Cars North America’s long time PR General Manager Bob Carlson in 2001, Rennsport was created to celebrate the racing heritage of Porsche. They envisioned an event at which drivers and enthusiasts could gather to celebrate racing and pay tribute to the people and cars that have helped build the Porsche legacy. Since its inaugural event at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut over 20 years ago, Rennsport has continuously grown but has stayed faithful to its original formula.
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Info from Porsche NewsRoom.