Rennsport Reunion is like San Diego Comic Con for Porsche Anoraks like me. It is a festival celebrating all things Porsche motorsport. This event is three days of bright colors, intense sounds, evocative smells, and attention grabbing pieces of history. It is impossible to focus your attention on one single thing for very long, as something different will grumble by in short order. There are many decades of excellence on display, both static and rapidly mobile. Ever since there has been a Porsche, there has been a Porsche motorsport. Racing and Porsche are inextricably linked through the years, as they’ve participated in almost every discipline there is. They’ve won Le Mans 17 times now, they have engineered Formula 1 titles, they have won the Paris-Dakar, they have won countless road rallies and circuit races. Thousands of race victories, millions of kilometers traversed, by some of the best racing cars and racing drivers in history. I took almost 4000 photos while I was at Rennsport Reunion V, and how do you display so many of them? This video attempts to show off some of the frantic and frenetic soul of the event, without making it quite so flashy and noisy and impossible to wrap your head around.
I was already planning to go to Rennsport Reunion on my own time and dime, but for the interest of full disclosure, I was a guest of Porsche at this event through my work with FlatSixes.com. You can see more of my reporting on this event over on that site by clicking here. This video in particular, was created for our Cammed & Tubbed Podcast YouTube channel, where Cam, Jason, and I each post one video per week. You can follow us here. I spent about 9 hours making this video, so I really hope you like it.