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Postcard from Rennsport 7

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Andrew Frankel | Ti co-founder


3 October 2023

They came not only from all over this vast country and continent, but the world. From Germany to Japan, England to Australia, the fans descended on the picturesque coastal town of Monterey in general, and its racetrack in particular.

Laguna Seca may not be the very best track in the US, although it is pretty bloody wonderful, but located on the Pacific between San Francisco and Los Angeles, little excuse is needed to come here. The 91,000 fans who did so over the four-day festival may be little more than half the number who attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but when you consider they’ve come to see one brand and one brand only, the true scale of what has been achieved here becomes apparent.

The pull of Porsche is indeed something to behold. This is the seventh ‘Rennsport Reunion’ held over the last 20 years, but the first since 2018 thanks, at least in part, to Covid. No one knows when the next might be because, as famed car dealer, race car driver and Rennsport consultant Bruce Canepa told me between stints in his 917/10 and 935, ‘we’re all so exhausted we haven’t even begun to think about that yet.’

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