Organizers of the Rennsport Reunion are expecting the gathering of Porsche race and road cars to break its attendance record, event officials announced.
Held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the event includes live entertainment, interactive displays and social events, as well as on-track action featuring cars spanning seven decades and a virtual Esports Challenge. The Porsche tractor race will also make a return.
“The special magic that has defined Rennsport over the decades is alive and well for this, the seventh Reunion,” said Ayesha Coker, vice president of Marketing, Porsche Cars North America. “The interest this time has been unprecedented, and as a result we’ve planned ahead. We’ve teamed up with some of the biggest names in the Porsche community to guide the design of Rennsport 7 – to create a vibrant and welcoming event that’ll aim to have something for everyone, from enthusiasts through to newcomers and one that’s appropriate for the whole family, with plenty of space for everyone to sit down and relax as well as awesome activities, on and off the track.”
Over four days the Reunion will be a celebrate 75 years of Porsche sports cars and the 60th anniversary of the 911, but will also give a hint at what might be in Porsche’s future, the manufacuturer said. Rennsport is due to host US premieres of the Mission X concept car, the Vision 357 Speedster and the newly-announced 911 S/T, as well as an additional global premiere.
Attending will be members of the Porsche family, led by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, who will be joined by many designers, engineers, racers and executives from Porsche’s history. In addition, over 50 racers will attend, including Mark Webber, Hurley Haywood, Jacky Ickx, Timo Bernhard and Richard Attwood. Many of the current Porsche works drivers from the GTP and GTD classes will take part as well as the current grid for the Porsche Carrera Cup North America.
On track, another new record has been set with over 300 race entries received so far, Porsche said, with the Carrera Cup North America hosting a round during the festivities.