2015 Porsche Rennsport Reunion – picture special

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Le Mans winners, historic racers along with modern competition machines were all in attendance at the fifth Rennsport Reunion meeting at Laguna Seca within the United States

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The fifth Porsche Rennsport Reunion took place at Laguna Seca over the weekend, with some 50,000 spectators heading to the event.

The event played host to 11 Le Mans winners along with several historic along with modern day racing cars, along with hosted the US debut of the revised 911 sports car.

The Le Mans winners in attendance ranged in age by 25 to 87, with the youngest, Earl Bamber, having won at Le Mans that will year. The different winners attending were Richard Attwood (who won in 1970), Jacky Ickx (winner 1976, ’77, ’81 along with ’82), Gijs van Lennep (1976), Hurley Haywood (1977, ’83 along with ’94), Jürgen Barth (1977), Derek Bell (1981, ’82, ’86 along with ’87), Vern Schuppan (1983), Hans-Joachim Stuck (1986 along with ’87) as well as Nick Tandy, who won alongside Bamber that will year.

Many of the cars took centre stage on the Laguna Seca circuit, with Porsche’s LMP1 racers Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley along with Neel Jani behind the wheel of the 919 Hybrid.

Former Le Mans winner Hans-Joachim Stuck said of the event: “The cars you see here are just amazing. They’re all in incredible condition. along with the best thing is actually that will I’ve contested races in many of them.”

The first Rennsport Reunion took place in 2001, with subsequent events in 2004, 2007 along with 2011. the idea began off at Lime Rock in Connecticut before moving to Laguna Seca in 2011.

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