Throwback Thursday - Autofarm @ Rennsport Reunion 2015
With the recent Porsche announcement that the next Rennsport Reunion VI will take place in September 2018, we take a trip down memory lane.
Back in 2015, former Autofarm front man, Josh Sadler, ticked off a bucket list item when he flew to California to compete in the Rennsport Reunion V. With the action taking place at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Autofarm organised for Josh's 1970 Porsche 911 ST to be shipped to California which in turn enabled him to fulfil a dream.
A passionate racer for decades, Josh was still uncertain whether his entry would be sanctioned, but that didn't deter him from booking his flights ahead of his competition entry being officially accepted. The Porsche 911 ST made its way through Heathrow and onto California, where it was reunited with Josh and issued with temporary plates.
"This event is iconic in the Porsche world and I simply had to do it before I got too old. " said Josh. "I was fortunate to gain an entry and immediately thought how quickly I could crate up the car and do it! I've never been to Laguna Seca and don't have an Xbox to practice on. I'm sure I'll work out which way it goes and have a bit of fun"
Autofarm Porsche 911 ST
First registered in Stuttgart, July 1969 as a 2.2 litre 911S, the car was run by Porsche for two years until 1971. Gebhard Ruf, an employee of Porsche, bought the car and had a 2.2T engine fitted, before travelling around Germany for several years. The Porsche arrived in the UK in 1977 and was purchased by Mr Paul Flanagan.
Damaged and in need of some care, Josh bought the car two years later. He sold the T engine and stored what was left for almost twenty years. Josh, who is renowned for his detailed records and knowledge of the early 911 Carrera RS, soon realised the importance of this cars early years. With 911 values rising, Josh started his project to rebuild the car to a FIA-papered 2.3 litre ST.
Watch as 73-year-old Josh Sadler of Autofarm pedals his Porsche 911 S/T around the famous Laguna Seca racetrack for the first time as part of Rennsport Reunion Five’s Eifel Trophy, open to classic 911s up to 2.5-litres in engine capacity.