The Exciting World of Porsche Racing: A Look at Rennsport Reunion
Rennsport Reunion VII
Rennsport Reunion is a Denglisch phrase translating to Race Sport Reunion. Which, I would say describes this event to a T. A gathering of race cars with the highest of pedigree, all bearing the Porsche crest. Considered by many to be one of the most significant group of cars and they all having one thing in common, Race DNA.
With four full days of racing around the historical Laguna Seca Raceway, there was never a dull moment. Big and small teams alike battling it out to qualify for a chance at 1st place in the feature race. With a total of 8 different classes, there was an era of motorsports for everybody.
On one side of the paddock, the more established race teams had their crews wrenching away. Rotors to motors everything was being worked on. Cars scattered through-out being refueled, repaired, prepped, and maintained. When being pushed to their limits, they need even the smallest part to be in it tip top shape.
As you continue to walk through you’ll come across a tent that has more of a grassroots feel to it. The same person working on the car is the same person taking it around track verifying their repair was a success. They might not have a full team to help them work on the car or fancy diagnosing tools but they have the heart and knowledge it takes to do the repairs needed to keep them on the racetrack.
On the third day, a little rain swept through which changed dynamic. While some cars continued to race, others respectively took a quick hiatus to cover up and stay dry.
Luckily it cleared up before any of the finals and the tractors got a chance to race.
Porsche brought out their oldest and newest race cars to show us how they got to be where they are and how they plan on staying there. From their FIRST ever title winning car, the 1951 #46 356 SL Gmünd coupe to the future of racing with their Cayman GT4 E-Performance.
Porsche's Rennsport Reunion was in every since of the word, just that. A reunion of the most capable and significant race cars to be produced by Porsche.