The Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI in September 2018, was always going to be a special event, as the Porsche company celebrated its 70th anniversary around the world. The event did not disappoint, as many spectators and enthusiasts travelled from far and wide to attend, and to bask in the spectacle that unfolded at Laguna Seca in California.
While Porsche rolled out their classic and historic race cars for the public to see and for some lucky drivers to take around the legendary race track, so too did the publisher TAG Motorbooks roll out a classic of their own. Originally published back in August 2015, their fabulously lavish Carrera RS book was given an upgrade in recognition of, and to celebrate, Porsche’s momentous anniversary. Entitled, Carrera RS – The Rennsport Reunion VI Edition, the original book has been added to and presented in this new special edition.
This publication is a slightly revised version of the author’s edition, where photos that had missed the printing deadline for the earlier brown/yellow edition, could now be incorporated into the layout for this issue. The Rennsport Reunion VI Edition is identical to the earlier yellow and brown editions except for some minor tweaks, about 40 new photographs, two three fold-out pages with underbody views and the grey cloth binding, which set it apart from the earlier printing. But importantly, with this new edition, only 210 examples have been produced in English in a new grey cloth cover with matching slipcase.
Shortened to just RR6, in recognition of the event for which it was created, this book presents insights into the production of the RS. The comprehensive data list of all RS models produced, for which the book was renowned, have been reworked and optimised. The racing activities of the RSR models are also documented extensively. Until now unpublished period documentation, which surfaced during the past 20 years, has been integrated in the new edition as well.
As expected, the quality of the printing, presentation and layout in this publication is superb. This is a truly great record of one of Porsche’s most important early 911 sports cars that went on to firmly establish itself in the company’s history. The 911 Carrera RS was the model that laid the foundation for so much of Porsche’s motorsport growth in the early ‘70s, and so the importance of the Carrera RS cannot be overestimated.
Just as with the other TAG Motorbooks titles, this books outlines a vital key, the Carrera RS, in the history of Porsche’s great road and race cars. This attractive light grey/grey edition would make an impressive addition to your Porsche library.