- The seventh edition of the massive celebration of all things Porsche will return next year after the longest hiatus in the event’s 22-year history.
- Porsche does not yet say where or when it will take place, other than that it will take place next year. Previous Rennsport meetings have taken place at Lime Rock Park, Daytona International Speedway and Laguna Seca.
- The last Rennsport took place in 2018 and attracted 80,000 fans and 2,500 vehicles, including the 356 Speedster, RS Spyder, 959 Dakar and 919 Hybrid.
If you’ve been waiting for signs that things are getting back to slightly normal, look no further than Porsche’s Rennsport Reunion VII, which will take place somewhere at some point in 2023. That’s all the info Porsche is announcing for the moment, but now we know the longest break in Rennsport Reunion history is coming to an end.
The brainchild of race car driver Brian Redman and Porsche Cars North America spokesman Bob Carlson, Rennsport’s first meeting was held in Lime Rock Park, Connecticut in 2001. Since then, it has held every three to four years at Daytona International Speedway in Florida (2004 and 2007) then at Laguna Seca in California (2011, 2015 and 2018). The last Rennsport Reunion drew a crowd of over 80,000 fans and 2,500 vehicles.
“We are all delighted to be able to announce the return of the Rennsport Reunion, which is always a highlight of the excitement and legacy of Porsche motorsport,” said Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars. North America, in a statement. “Rennsport Reunion has grown rapidly over the years to become a truly one-of-a-kind visual, sonic and emotional experience. For a few days, it feels like everyone who’s raved about the brand is gathered in one place every once in a while. the track, like a Porsche family. »
Porsche said it would “soon” announce the theme, date and location for Rennsport Reunion VII. Since Porsche doesn’t mention Laguna Seca at all, we wouldn’t be surprised if it took place elsewhere. The Porsche Flatsix blog notes that Porsche has been in discussions with the owners of this track to make significant improvements, such as a new bridge over the track at the start and finish line.
Some of the vehicles that showed up at the 2018 event included the 356 Speedster, RS Spyder, 959 Dakar, and 919 Hybrid. The theme that year was “Champions”, and Porsche did not forget to mention it, “with more than 30,000 race victories, the sports car manufacturer from Weissach is by far the most successful brand in sport automobile in the world.