In September Porsche North America together with its partners organized the fifth edition of the Rennsport Reunion.
A real Walhalla for all Porsche enthusiasts: so many Porsche aficionado’s, so many Porsche’s, all gathered in one place. From the very first road going cars, all the way up to the most recent GT3 RS and the Cayman GT4. Same thing for the race teams: from privateers to the big players, it’s all there.
That is how we got involved in the Rennsport Reunion. 911motorsport was indeed happy to be able to participate with two cars. The Dinkel Acker sponsored Carrera RS 3.0 and the 993 RSR.
The Carrera RS 3.0 became a pretty well known car at that time as it was delivered through the Hahn dealership to its first owner in Stuttgart. This first owner used the car in the way it was intended to: “using” it as a daily driver during the week and “abusing” it as a race car over the weekend. He was pretty successful in doing so and for the 1975 season, together with two friends, he formed an unofficial race team backed up by the Hahn dealership and sponsored by Dinkel Acker.
The 993 RSR on the other hand is even more rare the RS 3.0. Officially it was called a 993 Cup 3.8 RSR and in 1997 only 15 cars were build. For the 1998 season yet 15 more cars became available, bringing an end to the total production. The 3.8 RSR is so rare because at the time every race team wanted to race the GT2, a car that was fractionally faster than the 3.8 RSR. Our red RSR was bought directly from the first owner who had hardly driven the car.
In September both cars were brought to Laguna Seca to take part in the Rennsport Reunion.
The Carrera RS 3.0 raced in Group 5 (the Carrera trophy) against 3.0 RSR, 934, 935 and 935 K3’s. To say that the Dinkelacker was down on power compared to others is an understatement. A best time of 1:44:33 was achieved with a 2.8 engine instead of last year’s 3.0 RSR engine.
In the qualifying race we claimed 22nd place out of 44 entries. In the main event one place was gained finishing the race in 21st position. An excellent result held against the light of competition.
The 993 RSR ran in Group 6 (the Stuttgart Group). This group mainly consisted of Group C (956/962) cars as well as 993 GT 2’s and 996/997 GT 3 Cup’s and RSR’s… Again: fierce competition.
Especially for the occasion and inspired by the more recent Porsche factory racecars we came up with a racing decoration showing a 993 RSR logo placed in large decals all over the sides. The race number was attributed by the SCRAMP and Rennsport organization.
Out of the 49 competitors in our group the 993 RSR did qualify in 30th position. For the main race this position was held all the way to the chequered flag with a best lap result of 1:41:81.
In all an amazing weekend finding “old” en “new” friends, meeting up with legendary race drivers such as Gijs van Lennep, Derek Bell, Jochen Mass and many others, seeing their fabulous cars and discussing with lots of interesting people. An experience of a lifetime, all over again. Make sure not to miss the next edition!!!