There Is No Substitute For Rennsport
Photography by Andrew Schneider
Porsches are meant to be driven. Period.
Every four years, Porsche fanatics from all over the world travel to Laguna Seca to experience a weekend like no other, Rennsport. One marque, one track, and dozens of legendary drivers at the wheels of Stuttgart’s finest. Typical highlights include: Seeing John Fitzpatrick sign his old racecar in front of its current owner, hearing the raw sounds of a 718 RS60 Spyder warming up, and—of course—a casual Jerry Seinfeld sighting.
What’s truly impressive though is that all of these cars are running at peak performance, barely showing their age. My hat goes off to the crews that work to keep legends like the 919 and 917s up and running, the exhaust notes alone must take a piano tuner’s precision to keep dialed in.
After a weekend of sound and fury I’m left with a true sense of comradery, something unique to the Porsche community.