Talk of Rennsport Reunion IV has flooded the web since the day the Rennsport III ended. However, yesterday (Sunday) things seemed to heat up with unofficial specifics when Pelican Parts announced they would be a sponsor at "this years' [sic] Rennsport Reunion IV event".
From there the unofficial info went viral. It was quickly picked up in the other forums (Rennlist, 6speed, etc.) and a version of a press release with additional details was even posted on the Early 911S Registry (see it at the end of this post). After seeing all this we just couldn't take it any longer, we needed to know, "Is it true?"
PCNA Confirms Announcement of Rennsport Reunion IV to be Held at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway
We were able to get through to someone at PCNA tonight (Monday) and they confirmed that the official release will be out tomorrow, March 8th at 11:00 am EST. The official release will contain specific details and dates (October 14th -16th) along with what we understand to be some amazing photos from the past Reunions. Be sure to check back here later on Tuesday for more information, pictures and perhaps a video!!
PORSCHE ANNOUNCES RENNSPORT REUNION IV TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER
ATLANTA, GA – March 8, 2011 — Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today announced Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of October 14 – 16, 2011.
Sponsored by PCNA, Rennsport Reunion IV brings together an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current race cars, as well those who have driven them to victory in the world’s most famous sports car races. The three-day program of on-track competition is complemented by a concours d’elegance, which is open to invited race participants, and special activities celebrating the decade-long, illustrious history of the legendary 911 race cars.
After the highly successful staging of three venues in the East, held every three years, with the first one held in Lime Rock in 2001, Rennsport Reunion IV will now be moving west, tapping a vast array of car aficionados and Porsche enthusiasts.
“While the Rennsport name has become a staple fixture for international collectors and racers over the past ten years, choosing the Monterey Peninsula will open up this one-of-a-kind gathering to the many Porsche fans in California and beyond who were previously unable to attend,” said Detlev von Platen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Cars North America. “Now they’ll have the opportunity to see, feel and hear from up close hundreds of famous Porsche race cars and dozens of their drivers from past and present during a truly memorable weekend dedicated to Porsche’s motorsport heritage.”
Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will assemble 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 highly successful RS Spyder of the last decade. Special tribute will be paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911 and their countless victories on the dawn of what will become another milestone of this iconic sports car from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
“This will truly be a rare gathering of significant Porsche race cars on the West Coast,” commented Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “Porsche has a long racing tradition in Monterey and we look forward to celebrating its heritage in a befitting manner for everyone to enjoy.”
[Source: PCNA, Pelican Part, 6Speed, Early 911S Registry]