Porsche legends announced for Rennsport Reunion VI
Only weeks after Monterey Car Week wrapped up, Porsche is heading back to Laguna Seca with a selection of famous cars and drivers for their annual Rennsport Reunion
A portfolio of legendary Porsche racing cars, drivers and engineers from all eras has been announced for the sixth Rennsport Reunion, which is to be held at Laguna Seca Raceway on September 27-30. The theme of this year's reunion is 'Marque of Champions', and focused on Porsche's motorsport successes.
Individuals significant to Porsche's motorsport history have been invited as special guests. Hurley Haywood, the most successful American endurance driver ever, is joined by Brian Redman, co-creator of Porsche Rennsport Reunion.
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Also present will be Vic Elford, who is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his legendary 1968 season and famed Porsche engineer Norbert Singer, known as the father of the 962 as well as the man behind the Carrera GT V10 engine.
As icing on the cake, six-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and Dakar Rally runner-up Jacky Ickx will also be on hand. Overall, there will be over 50 of Porsche's drivers on hand, signing autographs and driving on track.
Aside from a star-studded driver lineup, this year's Rennsport Reunion will act as the finishing line for Porsche's no-holds-barred Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. The Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record-breaking vehicle, which fell short of breaking the unofficial Brands Hatch Indy lap record last week, will finish its 2018 tour and head for retirement.
A special Champions Garage in pit row will display 11 victorious Porsche race cars. A 1960 718 RS Spyder which won the first major endurance race for Porsche at the Sebring 12 Hours, driven by Hans Hermann and Olivier Gendebien, is joined by two other particularly special racing vehicles.
A 1984 953 Group B Rally Car which competed on the Dakar Rally, becoming the first sports car to win the car class, and a 2008 RS Spyder LMP2 racer which won three championships in America and the 2008 Sebring 12 Hours overall will also be present.
The 356 "No. 1" Roadster will make an appearance along the new electric Concept Study Mission E will also feature. Other displays include more than 1300 cars in the Porsche Club of America corrals and 70 race cars in the Porsche Heritage tent. Overall, there will be 350 Porsche race cars competing in seven different classes. The racing groups and schedule can be found here, and ticket information can be found on the Laguna Seca website.
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