Every year, rare, vintage Porsche race cars from the world over descend upon a single historic race track for the Porsche Rennsport Reunion: a day of celebratory racing featuring some of the most collectible, priceless German cars ever seen.
As awesome a spectacle as the Porsche Rennsport Reunion is, we have to ask: why? Why risk wrapping one’s invaluable 917 into a tidy ball of steel foil around the corners of any race track, modern or otherwise?
It’s a dilemma that most of us will never be fortunate enough to face, but perhaps former racing drivers like Richard Attwood, Jochen Mass, and Hans Joachim-Stuck could take turns detailing the Porsche Rennsport Reunion’s appeal. Ultimately, it boils down to the simple fact that priceless or no, every Porsche racing car was engineered and built to do one thing: drive. While there certainly isn’t anything wrong with being retired to a climate-controlled garage and left to appreciate after a car’s competitive tasks are through, it is perhaps more dignified for each to be raced hard around a road course every now and again, in remembrance of the days of old.
Still made queasy by the thought of so much valuable metal being captained around a race course? Watch the video above to get the official explanation behind the Porsche Rennsport Reunion.