DasRennTreffen, or DRT for short, has grown into a Porsche fanatic’s dream event, with hundreds of cars from the brand’s lengthy history lining the closed-down city streets for the day. This year was the show’s fourth, and by far the largest, edition. If this steady state of growth continues, we’ll definitely need to add DRT to our calendar of events in 2019. In the video below, you get a small taste for how incredible this show looks. There are Porsches everywhere!
They allege that over 450 Porsches were in attendance, and the show saw as many as 12,000 people came through the gates. Having attended dozens of different marque-specific events over the years, and hosted a couple myself, I can say that those are huge numbers for the fourth iteration of a show. It’s incredible how cohesive and event-centric the Porsche community is, with some attendees traveling from across the country to attend events like this. From a 1955 356 Speedster through a handful of brand new Porsche sports cars, from bone stock to outlaw, and from RUF and Kremer to Singer, this show had most of everything you’d want to see at a Porsche show.
With Luft V coming up next month, we’ll be able to get our West Coast Porsche show fix, but the eastern half of the US has been shouting for a show with a fun and relaxed atmosphere like DRT 2018 seems to have had. If the promo sizzle-reel style video above wasn’t enough to convince you, check out this walk-about from the show. It’s got a lot of the four-wheeled action you’re looking for. See you at DRT 2019?