The highlight of 2011 for Porsche fans in North America was last weekend’s Rennsport Reunion IV. The event, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, was the first in the Rennsport series to be held on the West Coast, and attracted the largest crowd in event history. Fans of Porsche and of motorsports in general had a chance to get up close and personal with some of the most successful racing cars in the history of the marque, and then watch them battle it out with one another on the famous circuit.
Everything from early 356s, to the legendary 908s and 917s, to the newest 911 GT3 and Cayman Cup cars, was present on the track during the weekend. Cars were grouped into classes based on performance, which created some very interesting battles between cars of different eras. Also featured was celebrity Porsche fan Jerry Seinfeld and several of his impressive collection, including the 917 that Steve McQueen drove in the movie Le Mans. Off the track, vendors sold racing memorabilia and Porsche parts, a huge area was filled with owners’ Porsches, and Porsche USA debuted the new 991-chassis 911 for the first time in North America at the event. Overall, the event was a major success, and should be coming back to Laguna Seca in the future.