- It will be the fourth year of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion has graced Laguna Seca.
- As a way of celebrating Porsche’s racing heritage, the first Rennsport Reunion was held at Lime Rock in 2001.
- You can find all of your favorite drivers.
The seventh (not an annual!) The seventh (not annual!) Rennsport Reunion will be back at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, 2023. Porsche announced this yesterday. This official announcement ends all speculation as to where the Porsche party will be held.
“This will be the seventh running of the Rennsport Reunion and marks the fourth time that the iconic California race circuit is the stage for a celebration of the motorsports heart of Porsche. Further information on themes and ticket sales will be announced in due course.”
The first Rennsport Reunion took place at Lime Rock in 2001 after legendary Porsche 908 driver Brian Redman and then-Porsche PR guy the late Bob Carlson conceived of the event as a way to “celebrate the racing heritage of Porsche,” according to Porsche Cars North America, which organizes the event. “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 in appeal, drawing in 80,000 fans over the course of the last event in 2018.”
The Laguna Seca event was the last. Past Rennsports have seen not only great Porsche race cars from all eras of motorsport in which the company participated, but also the greatest drivers from the marque’s storied past. If you ever loved or even just liked Porsche racing heritage, from whatever era, it’s worth planning now to be in Monterey in 2023.
Laguna Seca worked hard to secure the event, which is one of the most popular in the year. The County of Monterey in California owns the track and it is a significant source of county income. Hotels and restaurants are always packed when a motorsports event comes to town. The track’s President and General Manager John Narigi successfully pitched the County Board of Supervisors to fund improvements to the facility, claiming Porsche was awaiting the board’s commitment before deciding whether to hold its Reunion there again. At the time, Porsche called Narigi’s claims “speculation.”
The board is responsible for paying county park fees. It voted Dec. 8, 2008 to repair the track surface, replace the pedestrian bridge at start/finish that was made of wood, and continue the work on Turn 3. After all the new suites for hospitality were built on top of the pit straight in 2003. The bridge and repaving will cost less than $10 million. Turn 3’s hospitality space received $750,000 funding.
The event will be better because of the improvements.
“We’re all excited to be able to announce the return of the Rennsport Reunion, which is always a highlight of Porsche motorsports enthusiasm and heritage,” said Kjell Gruner, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “Rennsport Reunion has grown quickly over the years into a truly one-of-a-kind experience of sight, sound, and emotions. For a few days, it feels like everyone thrilled by the brand is united in one place, on and off the track, as one Porsche family … Our ambition is to make Rennsport Reunion VII the best one yet.”
The exact details about the cars and drivers that will be there will be finalized at a later time. You can also check out past Rennsports for an idea. You can be sure that every Porsche and Porsche driver you love will also be represented.
“During the four-day event, fans of all ages will not only get to experience exciting racing action with vintage and contemporary Porsche race cars on track, but also be able to see many rare Porsche vehicles, enjoy new vehicle reveals, E-sports, fan zones, and take part in opportunities to meet and interact with drivers as they share their exciting racing experiences,” Porsche promised. “Rennsport Reunion will also offer a host of other off-track activities.”
Make sure your 911 is in good condition and that you are ready to drive to Monterey by 2023.
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