Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV was held October 14-16, 2011 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The first West Coast appearance of Porsche Rennsport Reunion saw more than 300 Porsche race cars battle on the 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course.
Hosted by Porsche Cars North America, Rennsport Reunion IV assembled the wide variety of Porsche’s most historic racing models from the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-Fifties through the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the Seventies and Eighties to the RS Spyder of the last decade.
Special tribute was paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911 and their countless victories at race tracks around the world. Collector Jerry Seinfeld and retired Porsche Engineer Norbert Singer shared Grand Marshal duties at the 2011 Rennsport Reunion.
“Rennsport Reunion IV has exceeded our wildest expectations, and the entire Porsche team is both grateful and a bit proud that our dreams and hard work have paid off,” said Detlev von Platen, president of Porsche Cars North America. “But it took more than just our efforts to make this weekend a magic one. It took a perfect race track, a beautiful countryside, picture perfect weather and the tireless work and cooperation by the professionals of SCRAMP to make Rennsport Reunion IV unforgettable for our many racing legends, the hundreds of participants, the tens of thousands of race fans.”
With nearly 35,000 spectators on hand over three days enjoying autograph sessions with 50-plus legendary Porsche drivers, German music and food in the Biergarten, museum quality display cars and plenty of on-track Porsche action – Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV is in the books as the best ever on all accounts.
Rennsport Reunion IV 2011 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
Rennsport Reunion IV 2011 – Race Results
Group One – Gmund Cup
1. Donald Anderson, 1964 Bobsy-Porsche SR-3 (1:45.768 fastest lap)
2. Cameron Healey, 1953 Cooper Porsche Sports Racer
3. Mark Eskuche, 1962 Porsche 356
4. Dave Burton, 1964 Porsche 356 SC
5. George Ballbach, 1961 Porsche 356