► Rennsport Reunion V festival at Laguna Seca
► Gallery of rare, rapid and random Porsches
► From Le Mans legends to kooky collector cars
The annual Rennsport Reunion gathering is becoming something of a must-visit event for Porsche disciples. And it’s not hard to see why. Swipe above or scroll below through the gallery from last month’s fifth running of the Rennsport festival for a mouthwatering glimpse of the priceless Porkers on track, in the pitlane and even a few hidden gems in the car parks.
What is the Rennsport Reunion?
An annual celebration of all things historic Porsche, with a particular emphasis on Stuttgart’s racing machines – rennsport (literally ‘racing sport’) meaning motor racing – with track demos, concours and a host of legendary road and race cars. The brainchild of racing hero Brian Redman together with Porsche North America personnel and enthusiasts, the festival began in 2001 at the Lime Rock race track before moving to Daytona and, for the past two years, the rollercoaster Laguna Seca circuit in California.
The 917 is a rare beast, but we were tripping over them at Laguna Seca
Open for business. Brit engineering squad JW Automotive were the race and development team behind the original iconic Gulf-liveried 917s
Talk about a low profile. Many Porsche 917 variants measured just 920mm in height
Domed cockpits still an LMP fixture. Chrome wing mirrors, not so much
Wheelarches that even could turn a modern GT3 RS equally green with envy
Never has a roof rack been so cool
When they look this good, no wonder Porsche’s brought back those vertical-stripped engine cover grilles for the 991 facelift
Gulf colour scheme not the only iconic Porsche 917 livery
An utterly terrifying place to be. Yet who wouldn’t want to be sat here?
Ant’s eye view. No wonder ’70s Porsche racing cars weren’t terribly heavy…
Car no.7 is the Porsche WSC-95, the last privateer-entered car to win Le Mans, in 1997 – and the first win of many for Tom Kristensen
Aero: like the chocolate bar, it’s all about bubbles