Porsche passion fueled a record turnout of fans at Rennsport Reunion VI, the latest iteration of the world’s largest Porsche festival. The family reunion of historic race cars, legendary drivers and engineers, and Porsche owners and enthusiasts packed WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, for four days, Sept. 27-30. Race champions and contenders from 70 years of Porsche motorsports roared around the iconic 2.238-mile track while around 2,000 vehicles from past and present were on display.
Official attendance was 81,550, which is the highest attendance at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in five years and easily breaking the Rennsport Reunion V record of more than 60,000 at the previous event in 2015, which was also held at Monterey County’s Laguna Seca. Beyond the numbers, there was fascination for seven decades of stunning Porsche models – from the blistering-fast 919 Hybrid Evo to bright-red Porsche tractors from the brand’s early days.
Rennsport Reunion VI is the culmination of this year’s global celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the first Porsche sports car. The original 356 “No. 1” Roadster was on display at Rennsport and even took to the track, piloted by none other than Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG and son of Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, who built the first Porsche sports car.
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