The team at Laguna Seca (er, “WeatherTech Raceway”) just wrapped up the whirlwind that is Monterey Car Week’s annual Motorsports Reunion, and are already welcoming back a slew of impressive attendees for the largest Porsche festival in existence – roughly 60,000, to be exact.
At the end of the month, Porsches from around the world will gather around the track for the Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI (RRVI). The theme of the “family reunion’s” sixth iteration, “Marque of the Champions,” is quite fitting – as Championship winning Porsche racecars, the engineers who designed them, and the men who drove them to victories will all be in attendance.
Taking place September 27th through 30th, the event will bring an estimated total of over 350 cars competing – and that’s not including those that are there for show only.
Twelve present factory drivers will be in attendance, including Patrick Long, Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE Pro winning trio; Kevin Estre, Laurens Vanthoor, and Michael Christensen. But, in total, over 50 big names from the racing world will be signing autographs and getting some track time in throughout the weekend.
Some other notable attendees include Hurley Haywood, the most successful American endurance driver ever; Brian Redman, co-creator of the Rennsport Reunion, Vic Elford, who is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his legendary 1968 season, Norbert Singer, lead engineer known as “the father of the Porsche 962” as well as the man behind the Carrera GT V10 engine; and Jacky Ickx, six-time Le Mans winner.
If you’re like us, though, you would be attending for the cars. The car that just recently took over headlines across the internet for its record setting lap, the 919 Hybrid Evo will be on site. A “Champions Garage” will feature 11 trophy winning race cars, along with the event’s poster vehicles: the Porsche 718 RS Spyder that won the first-ever major endurance race for Porsche in 1960 at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 1984 Porsche 953 Group B Rally Car that was the first sports car to take home a victory at the Paris Dakar Rally, and the 2008 Porsche RS Spyder that broke a 14-year loss streak, then won three championships in Le Mans over the course of the following three years.
In total, the event is expected to include over 1,300 cars in the Porsche Club of America corrals, 70 race cars in the Porsche Heritage tent, and more. Tickets and/or more information can be found HERE.