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    Martin
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    The 1-2-3 finish by the 914-6 in the arduous (86 hour!) 1970 Marathon de la Route was certainly worth mentioning alongside the historic Le Mans victory of that same year.

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    Mike Beattie
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    Some from the European Hillclimb Championship, which Porsche and their great rivals Ferrari fought over during the 1950s and ‘60s

     

     

    • #5973

      Martin
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      Another three great posters and that top one -from 1956 I believe- contains a reference to ‘Jaca’, another of those drivers who chose to enter under a nickname (something common in France and especially Italy) and their intriguing-sounding ‘Porsche Special’. As usual, Porsche are pointing out that their 1.5L sports car was only beaten by a 3.0L Ferrari and an F1 Maserati and that it also beat another 3.0L Ferrari. The lower one shows the 910 (#002) that Mitter used to great effect in taking the 1966 racing car title, a normal coupe as opposed to the Bergspyder version that he used the following year.

      Thinking about lesser-known hill climbing Porsches, Carel de Beaufort competed in the Dutch Vaals event in his 718 (#201) in 1963 and set a new course record while Jo Bonnier appeared at Ollon-Villars in 1962 in -of all things- an 804 (#01) F1 car, although even more obscurely he was to compete there in another GP car the following year, the 4WD Ferguson P99. Prolific Swiss hill climber Charles Vögele, later usually seen on the hills in a Lotus, also ran the ex-Hans Stanek Glöckler-Porsche at St Ursanne in 1955 scoring a class 2nd and we should not overlook Otto Mathé, who used his dirt track and ice racing open Porsche Special successfully at places like Rheineck–Walzenhausen and Gaisberg.

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