Porsche has a longer history of racing – and winning – at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca than perhaps any other car company. At the legendary track's very first race in October of 1957, a Porsche 550 RS Spyder took the overall win of the SCCA National Laguna Seca Championship. Since then, dozens of Porsches have competed in and won races at the track, piloted by some of the most famous drivers in the world.

Porsche's racing history at Laguna Seca is perhaps why the fourth edition of the Rennsport Reunion is the best yet. The five historic racing classes are packed with legendary race cars and drivers. Watching a trio of 935s spiral through the corkscrew makes you feel like you've gone back in time to the 1970s, or watching a 962 blast down the front straight transports you directly to the 1980s.

There were plenty of examples of Porsche's modern race car on track at Rennsport, as well. Dozens of cars competed in the Cayman Interseries, 911 Invitational, 911 Cup and PCA races, and Porsche's recently retired racing prototype, the RS Spyder, was also on track. The RS Spyder has a history at Laguna Seca as well, winning the LMP2 class in its debut at the track in 2005.

Whether it's the vintage racers of the 1950s or '60s, the flamboyant 935s and prototypes of the 1970s and '80s, or the modern race cars, there was something for every Porsche fan at Rennsport IV. Click through our gallery above to see a sample of what was on track at Laguna Seca this past weekend.


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      Ron
      • 3 Years Ago
      It was sad, too many rich old guys driving the 935s & 962s who did not have the skills to match the fantastic cars
        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ron
        There aren't many human beings alive who truly posses the skills to match those utterly insane cars of the 70's and 80's... Stop being a hater and at least give them props for spending their money on something awesome.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ron
        I'll bet the computer A.I. on the GT-R can handle those fantastic Porsche race cars. pssss. the GT-R is powered by a Playstation 3 in the trunk running GT5 AI on expert mode.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          You speak as if any of that is a good thing about the GT-R...
      kvendley
      • 3 Years Ago
      DVD FOR PURCHASE OF THE EVENT ON EBAY Item number: 270840142626 2011 PORSCHE Rennsport Reunion IV Porsche Race Car Classic Quail Lodge, Monterey, California By Ken Vendley Productions For the first time, the West Coast welcomed Rennsport Reunion at world famous Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. It was a special gathering of Porsches most renowned race cars and many of the drivers who raced them. Also on the same weekend, a separate and very significant event, the Porsche Race Car Classic, took place on Sunday at the elegant Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. This double barreled Porsche experience show casing Porsche’s racing history was a once in a lifetime chronicle of this marques commanding prominence in contemporary auto racing. At the Reunion, a list of impressive and legendary cars lined up on Laguna’s Grid over the three-day event and carried off historical racing involving many famous drivers and their cars. This showing played to a huge crowd of Porsche enthusiasts every day. Drivers such as Brian Redmond, Hurley Haywood, Derek Bell, and George Fullmer were present and added historical meaning to this celebration of Porsche’s racing success. It was an endless array of 917s, 956s, 962s, 935s, 911s, 910s, 907s, 908s, 904s, 356s, RSKs, 550s, and even the rather recent RS Spyders. It was Porsche racing nirvana. Also, the current Kayman and Porsche cup 911s were in abundance. The PORSCHE 211 video captures it all in all of its color and speed. The Porsche Race Car Classic quietly and impressively rolled out a tribute to the Silver era of the early Porsche beginnings. Two staggering Sunday affairs which gathered cars from many noted collections including Jerry Seinfield’s, the Collier Collection, Ranson Webster, Palmaz, Ingram, and the Porsche Museum. Samples of the history of this noted marques most important cars were all there. There will never be another showing like this again and it is all captured in wide screen video in every aspect of this quality event. You name it and it was there including early Gran Prix cars, Mexican Road Race Spyders and coupes, 550x, RSKs, 10 of the 20 Abarth’s 904s and on and on. To put it mildly, a cornucopia of the Porsche marque that easily challenged the many Porsche enthusiasts present. Even Jerry Seinfeld was impressed. Everything that is Porsche is here in the PORSCHE 2011 video produced by Ken Vendley Productions. One hour and 38 minutes running time of the Porsche experience. EBAY ITEM Item number: 270840142626 WWW.KENVENDLEY.NET LOOK AT OTHER PROGRAMS WE OFFER
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      • 3 Years Ago
      gimme the soundtrack!
      Tim Havermans
      • 3 Years Ago
      more pictures of this great event @ http://www.liebe-zu-ihm.be/article.php?id=861
      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      my word , those cars are just unreal!
      John P
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think that it is really funny that these cutting edge style leaders (classic race cars as body jewelry) and obviously charter members of the 1% club at the Rennsport "reunions" continue to wear only white socks( clean and well pressed) as a fashion statement. This lack of real style may open up a whole new profit opportunity for the marketing wizards at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen ie.-Porsche Logo socks. Think about it.
      kvendley
      • 3 Years Ago
      DVD FOR PURCHASE OF THE EVENT ON EBAY Item number: 270840142626 2011 PORSCHE Rennsport Reunion IV Porsche Race Car Classic Quail Lodge, Monterey, California By Ken Vendley Productions For the first time, the West Coast welcomed Rennsport Reunion at world famous Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. It was a special gathering of Porsches most renowned race cars and many of the drivers who raced them. Also on the same weekend, a separate and very significant event, the Porsche Race Car Classic, took place on Sunday at the elegant Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. This double barreled Porsche experience show casing Porsche’s racing history was a once in a lifetime chronicle of this marques commanding prominence in contemporary auto racing. At the Reunion, a list of impressive and legendary cars lined up on Laguna’s Grid over the three-day event and carried off historical racing involving many famous drivers and their cars. This showing played to a huge crowd of Porsche enthusiasts every day. Drivers such as Brian Redmond, Hurley Haywood, Derek Bell, and George Fullmer were present and added historical meaning to this celebration of Porsche’s racing success. It was an endless array of 917s, 956s, 962s, 935s, 911s, 910s, 907s, 908s, 904s, 356s, RSKs, 550s, and even the rather recent RS Spyders. It was Porsche racing nirvana. Also, the current Kayman and Porsche cup 911s were in abundance. The PORSCHE 211 video captures it all in all of its color and speed. The Porsche Race Car Classic quietly and impressively rolled out a tribute to the Silver era of the early Porsche beginnings. Two staggering Sunday affairs which gathered cars from many noted collections including Jerry Seinfield’s, the Collier Collection, Ranson Webster, Palmaz, Ingram, and the Porsche Museum. Samples of the history of this noted marques most important cars were all there. There will never be another showing like this again and it is all captured in wide screen video in every aspect of this quality event. You name it and it was there including early Gran Prix cars, Mexican Road Race Spyders and coupes, 550x, RSKs, 10 of the 20 Abarth’s 904s and on and on. To put it mildly, a cornucopia of the Porsche marque that easily challenged the many Porsche enthusiasts present. Even Jerry Seinfeld was impressed. Everything that is Porsche is here in the PORSCHE 2011 video produced by Ken Vendley Productions. One hour and 38 minutes running time of the Porsche experience. EBAY ITEM Item number: 270840142626