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911 GT3 Hybrid 2010Sometimes we aren’t out shooting on Adventures or Workshops. We always advise you go out and photograph other subject matters that are interesting to you. It makes you a more well rounded and skillful photographer. Many of you know that Sharon also photographs surfing professionally and I photograph auto racing. Hence the above image.

Every few years, Porsche puts on a 4 day celebration of everything racing in the Porsche world. They call it The “Rennsport Reunion”. “Rennsport” simply means, “Racing” in German. At Rennsport, there are new cars, historic cars, famous drivers, and tens of thousands of enthusiasts on hand to watch them all race. The most recent Rennsport Reunion was held this last September at the Laguna Seca racetrack in Monterey, California.

During a quiet moment in the pit garage, this is the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid that raced in 2010. This is THE car that moved Porsche into modern hybrid racing and led ultimately to the car maker winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2015-2017.

It’s interesting that we consider hybrids new technology. In fact, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche developed the very first hybrid automobile 118 years ago in the year, 1900! It seems fitting that Porsche now is having such success with it. Some things are not as new as they appear!

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