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About Rennsport

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Rennsport Reunion was born in 2001, conceived by racing great Brian Redman and Porsche Cars North America’s longstanding press spokesperson Bob Carlson, both of whom noted that at every vintage racecar gathering, Porsche’s racing and collector cars instantly became the prime focus of attention. Both men envisioned an event at which both racing enthusiasts and Porsche lovers could celebrate their automotive passions. The title Rennsport was drawn, quite simply, from the German term for “motorsport.”

The first Rennsport Reunion at Lime Rock, Connecticut defined the recipe that has been followed ever since: bring historic Porsche racecars and their renowned drivers to a storied racetrack, then invite enthusiasts to experience the golden age of motorsport, trackside and in its full visceral sound and fury. Mix an equal measure of opportunity for collectors of every vintage of Porsche to drive the same track as the greats, as well as to exhibit and talk about their vehicles. Stir thoroughly, adding a dash of modern technology in the form of contemporary Porsche racing and road cars. Result: a perfectly prepared feast for Porschephiles and motorsport buffs alike.

2015 Highlights

Rennsport Reunion V represented the unparalleled passion of Porsche enthusiasts. It drew nearly 60,000 people from across the globe to a single destination, all to celebrate one of the most accomplished, most magnetic and most visceral sports car brands on earth – Porsche.

The unparalleled weekend was headlined by the sights and sounds on and off the track. Roughly 320 Porsche racecars, in seven racing classes, took to the famed circuit at racing speed. An additional 75 Porsche racecars, all with significant 24 Hours of Le Mans history wowed the spectators, while over 1,400 streetcars overflowed the available corral spaces.

All weekend, fans rubbed shoulders with a well-decorated lineup of Porsche drivers, from current, to past. Current Porsche Factory Drivers: Patrick Long, Jörg Bergmeister, Mark Webber, and this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans winning pair of Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy took in the festivities while Porsche racing icons, Jacky Ickx, Hurley Haywood, Vic Elford, Derek Bell and others were on-hand to celebrate the most recent Le Mans victory, the record 17th overall. Racer, Rally and Pikes Peak champion, and award-winning director, Jeff Zwart captured the entire Rennsport weekend through his unique perspective as a driver, Porsche owner, and historian.

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