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Rennsport Reunion VI

Porsche 550. [Photo by Porsche Motorsport]

By Jack Webster & Eddie LePine

All roads will lead to the Monterey Peninsula the end of September, as the greatest gathering of legendary Porsche drivers and Porsche race cars will assemble at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for Rennsport Reunion VI. This event marks the third time that Rennsport has visited the west coast and Laguna Seca, with previous events being held in the east at Lime Rock Park and Daytona International Speedway.

Twelve current Porsche factory drivers, plus 50+ legendary Porsche pilots of the past (including, but not limited to, Vic Elford, Hurley Haywood, Brian Redman and Jacky Ickx) will be on hand for what promises to be the largest collection of historic Porsche hardware and drivers the planet has ever seen in one place.

Mark your calendar for September 27-30 and make it to Monterey if you possibly can.

You will be able to see everything from the Porsche 356 and Porsche 718 RSK to the Porsche 917 and latest Porsche record breaker – the Porsche 919 Tribute – the very car which set the all-time track record this summer at the Nurburgring. You will be able to meet both current and legendary Porsche drivers, mingle with Le Mans winners, race engineers, team managers and other significant people who have made up a part of Porsche’s remarkable history.

The theme of the event is “Marque of Champions”, and a fitting theme it is. The name Porsche has always been synonymous with racing, and synonymous with winning and championships. This is the 70th anniversary year of the marque and Porsche has pulled out all the stops for this giant celebration on the west coast.

We have been to countless racing events in the past, met countless drivers and seen countless legendary cars in action, but we have to tell you, we are seriously looking forward to this event. Just being in the presence of this lineage of racing history and the drivers who made it all possible is going to be a very humbling experience.

We can’t wait.

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Jack Webster has been shooting motorsports since the early 1970’s, covering Formula One, CanAm, F5000, TransAm, GrandAm and American Le Mans races, among others. In addition to his photography, he has also worked on racing teams, both in IMSA and IndyCar, so has a complete knowledge of the inner workings of motorsport. Both his photography and writing can be seen here on racingnation.com. Eddie LePine has been involved in motorsports for over 30 years as photographer, columnist, and driver. Eddie also is now a retired racer (well, retired unless a good ride pops up). You can usually find Eddie in the paddock area, deep in conversation with a driver.