• Mar 9, 2011
Classic Porsches at the Rennsport Reunion – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche
has announced that it will host Rennsport Reunion IV at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from October 14-16 this year. The Rennsport Reunion is a gathering of Porsche racers from the past to celebrate the company's tradition and future.

The festival will feature vintage Porsche racing and a concours d'elegance show for race participants. There will be a series of 911-specific events to celebrate the racing history of Porsche's most-famous model.

Models at the event will include 550 Spyders, 917s, 956/962s, 911 GT3 RSRs and a host of 356s, 904s and 911s. Tickets are pretty steep at $400, and are available through Porsche. Feel free to read all the details in the press release after the break.



[Source: Porsche]
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World's Largest Gathering of Porsche Race Cars and Drivers Seeks New Frontiers, Makes First Ever West Coast Appearance

ATLANTA, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today announced Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of October 14 – 16, 2011.

Sponsored by PCNA, Rennsport Reunion IV brings together an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current race cars, as well those who have driven them to victory in the world's most famous sports car races. The three-day program of on-track competition is complemented by a concours d'elegance, which is open to invited race participants, and special activities celebrating the decades-long history of the legendary 911 race cars.

After the highly successful staging of three venues in the East, held every three years, with the first one held in Lime Rock in 2001, Rennsport Reunion IV will now be moving west, tapping a vast array of car aficionados and Porsche enthusiasts.

"While the Rennsport name has become a staple fixture for international collectors and racers over the past ten years, choosing the Monterey Peninsula will open up this one-of-a-kind gathering to the many Porsche fans in California and beyond who were previously unable to attend," said Detlev von Platen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Cars North America. "Now they'll have the opportunity to see, feel and hear from up close hundreds of famous Porsche race cars and dozens of their drivers from past and present during a truly memorable weekend dedicated to Porsche's motorsport heritage."

Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will assemble the wide variety of Porsche's most historic racing models from the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-Fifties through the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the Seventies and Eighties to the highly successful GT3 RSR of the last decade. Special tribute will be paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911 and their countless victories on the dawn of what will become another milestone of this iconic sports car from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

"This will truly be a rare gathering of significant Porsche race cars on the West Coast," commented Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. "Porsche has a long racing tradition in Monterey and we look forward to celebrating its heritage in a befitting manner for everyone to enjoy."

Complementing the Rennsport Reunion IV venue is the Porsche Race Car Classic, an exclusive concours held at nearby Quail Lodge in Carmel on Sunday, October 16. Steve Heinrichs, producer of the Porsche Race Car Classic, explained, "this once-in-a-lifetime gathering of vintage Porsche race cars solely from Porsche's break-out era of 1950-1965 will raise critical funding to directly support lung cancer research. We'll have Gmunds, Glocklers, 550s, 718s, 804s, 904s, 356s, Abarths and more - in numbers and provenance never before seen."

Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will be published on Porsche's press web site (www.press.porsche.com), and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's web site (http://www.mazdaraceway.com), as they become available. Ticket information is available by contacting 800-327-7322 or online at www.mazdaraceway.com.

For more information on the Porsche Race Car Classic or to purchase tickets visit www.porscheracecarclassic.com.

Porsche and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are working in association with the Porsche Race Car Classic to combine efforts to raise awareness for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the UCSF Thoracic Oncology Program.


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      lippertsand
      • 1 Year Ago
      WAKE UP IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? HELLLO..........OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX I NEED SOME RESPONSE
      • 3 Years Ago
      That photo is from Rennsport III. Yes.. that is the "Pink Pig" - a "wide bodied" 917 that lived up to it's name in that it was apparently a real pig to drive. Not only did the the Factory bring over that car ( by air!!! ) from the museum but they also brought the "Hippy 917" ( with the physcladelic paint job, the Le mans winning car ( 20) , and the very rarely seen 16 cylinder spyder). ....... It was the largest collection of running 917's ever assembled. ( and that likely includes the FIA photo -- not all of thoose cars actually ran )
      lippertsand
      • 1 Year Ago
      IS ANYONE OUT THERE? MY FIANCE USE TO RACE QUARTER MILES AND BACK ROADS IN THE LATE 60S AND EARLY 70S. HE RECENTLY BOUGHT A 2013 BOXSTER S.HE IS AN EX NAVY SEAL, HIS DREAM WAS TO RACE.....HE WANTS TO DO SOME LAPS AT LAGUNA SECA FOR TIME..TRUST ME... HES ON THE RIGHT TRACK! CAN SOMEONE OUT THERE JUST CALL HIM AND LET HIM SHOW YOU WHAT HE CAN DO..PLEASE! HE BELONGS ON IN A RACEWAY.....HES FANTASTIC! CALL WALTER DEANE @ 1 530 477 7286 OR 1 831 262 4546 MY WISH IS FOR HIS WISH TO COME TRUE...JUST SAY YOU HEARD HE RECENTLY PURCHASED A PORSCHE AND GO FROM THERE ....PALEEESE MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tickets are $25-$50, NOT $400. A VIP Suite sell for $495.00. AB, please check your facts before posting
      http://www.mazdaraceway.com/pages/tix_2011_Porsche
        • 3 Years Ago
        Thank goodness, now that makes sense! 400$ is ridiculous otherwise but for VIP only it makes sense
      lippertsand
      • 1 Year Ago
      HELLO AGAIN IM TALKING ABOUT A DISABLED VETRAN AN EX IRON WORKER, THAT CAN DRIVE AMAZING ...............EVEN AN ARTICLE WITH PHOTO IN MAGAZINE PLEASE MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE! MAYBE IM ON THE WRONG SITE ON THIS COMPUTER ...BUT SOMEONE OUT THERE MUST READ THIS.....HEY JAY LENO YOU THERE? I DONT EVEN KNOW JAY ! SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY ........
      • 3 Years Ago
      car porn right there!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Craaaap. And here I was planning on saving money this week.
      • 3 Years Ago
      HUH HUH. Hey Beavis, that salmon-colored car says "schwanz" on the tail fin. HUH HUH HUH HUH
        • 3 Years Ago
        It does appear to be the pink pig.

        But how does a car like that get to the US? Wikipedia has a pic of it in Stuttgart.

        So was it just put in a container and shipped? Isn't shipping something that large that is irreplaceable and valuable rather expensive?
        • 3 Years Ago
        On second thought, that probably is the Pink Pig
        • 3 Years Ago
        That paint scheme is copied off a very famous Porsche race car dubbed "The Pink Pig". I know a guy who has a 944 as his stripped out track car painted in that scheme
        • 3 Years Ago
        @spin cycle:

        Yep, they ship those cars from Stuttgart. I went to the first Rennsport Reunion at Lime Rock and there was a whole lot of rare and beautiful machinery there. However, I can't remember for the life of me whether or not the Pink Pig was there. I know they bought it to the second Rennsport Reunion at Daytona.

        To anyone considering going to the gathering in October, do it. It's well worth it.
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