It’s difficult to tell a compelling story in just a few minutes, but Porsche manages to make that happen with every new issue of the video magazine 9:11. It’s always limited to nine minutes and eleven seconds, making the stories hot and fast. This episode focuses in on Rennsport Reunion, and it is an incredibly awesome series of vignettes. If you’re looking for a good way to spend your next ten minutes, click the play button and get ready for a good time.
The series of videos opens with a retro-look at Rod Emory and his shop as they prepare for Rod’s return to racing at Rennsport Reunion VI. Rod was racing professionally as recently as ten years ago, but has kept focus on building cars for his clients since then. It’s been an interesting experience for him to get back behind the wheel racing in anger. Two cars in one weekend that could not be any different, Rod drives a four-cylinder Elva and a big-turbo 935.
Speaking of 935s, Porsche unveiled a new one, as I’m sure you know. The new GT2 RS-based track monster is ready for battle, and made its surprise debut at Rennsport Reunion. In this video Porsche is eager to show off its curves and the language behind its design in gorgeous snippets.
The most interesting segment, to me, involves Walter Rohrl and a 911 SC rally car. First used in-period for the San Remo event, Walter busted a drive axle and didn’t finish. Porsche restored the car after sitting stagnant for decades, and returned Walter to vintage rally with the SC. Where it busted a drive axle. History repeats itself.
Watch, and enjoy.