This is a purely automotive posting, just automotive beauty in detail, color, shape and form. There are only two pictures of complete race cars and only one of those on the track, and those of you who know me can already guess that it is the superlative Porsche 917K in orange and blue Gulf livery. In the Corkscrew.
Anyway, no sunset, no flowers yet still some of the most beautiful and purposeful creations of man. This was my third pilgrimage to Rennsport Reunion, a 3-day all Porsche affair celebrated every 4-years in Porsches largest, most fanatical market. Originally on the East Coast, Rennsport IV moved to California where a larger group of enthusiasts worship the marque. The museum cars in Stuttgart are shipped to the US, every Porsche racing driver alive is present, and hundreds attend from the factory in Germany along with Porsche racing cars from around the world to relive the on-track glory and grandeur that surrounds the most successful automotive racing manufacturer in history.
RR-V was special this time, not just because the “Legends of Le Mans” were featured, but because Susan and daughter Cate decided at the last minute to attend the opening with me, (before heading off to at a spa in Carmel the following day). I was all smiles as I shared with them my appreciation, passion and historical knowledge of what is more than a passing interest. While they were a bit off put by the ear-splitting sound of racing engines at full-throttle, the eye watering mixture of raw racing fuel and burning rubber and minor disorientation from dodging this GT3 that 550 RSR and the other 908 moving through the paddock on the way to the track; they agreed controlled mayhem has its appeal. We also drank beer, ate brats, hiked to the Corkscrew and on the way passed through all the Rennsport Reunion’s Stations of the Cross.
Images were taken with Nikon D7000 with AF Nikkor 28-105mm 1:3.5-4.5D and AF Nikkor 70-200 1:3.5-4.5D or Fuji X100s with 23mm f2.0 lens in RAW format