Racing Cars On Show

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  • #4204

    Martin
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    Seen being displayed at the London Racing Car Show in the 1960’s, this Carrera 6 was exhibited by British Porsche importers AFN. The car also looks to be taxed and a number of these cars were road registered in the UK at that time.

    Photo: Ted Walker archive

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  • #4207

    Martin
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    Exhibited at the Racing Car Show in January 1989, this 944 was used in the 1988 PCGB Racing Championship by the now longstanding Porsche Club GB Motorsport Championship Co-ordinator Steve Kevlin.

    Photo: Ted Walker Archive

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  • #4213

    Martin
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    At what looks to be the 1972 London Racing Car Show we see the all-conquering AAW 917/10 (#004) of Leo Kinnunen. Kinnunen was Interserie champion in 1971, 1972 and 1973 in the series that was the European equivalent of Can-Am and encompassed similar cars, such as 917’s of various types and McLaren M8 variants.

    Photo: Ted Walker Archive

  • #5020

    Martin
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    Seen on display in Switzerland at the beginning of 1980, this is the 934 (#9306700178) of Swiss driver Angelo Pallavicini. The car appears to be carrying its number from Le Mans 1979, where it finished 4th overall and 1st in class, although it has lost the red/yellow wheelarch extensions that it carried on that occasion.

    Pallavicini raced this car internationally from 1978 to 1982 including outings at Daytona and Sebring and in parallel during 1978-80 also used a 911 Carrera RSR. He had begun racing BMW’s but switched to Porsche in the mid-1970s and was to be found in 935s from 1982, which he mixed with a number of other makes and types during that decade.

    Photo: Ted Walker Archive

  • #5065

    Martin
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    The engine to be seen on the floor as part of this display at the 1973 Vienna Racing Car Show is of the type fitted to the 917/10 (#003) of George Follmer behind it and seeing it out of the car allows us a better look at its features. Arizona-born Follmer had been Can-Am champion in this car the previous year and has quite a lot of Porsche history, beginning his circuit racing career in a 356 Speedster as long ago as 1960 and finishing with an excellent post-retirement 3rd at Le Mans in a 956 in 1986. As well as a season in F1 with Shadow in 1973 he also had many other Porsche outings between these dates.

    Photo: Ted Walker Archive

  • #5066

    Martin
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    It’s the Geneva Motor Show in 1977 and after its introduction the previous year customers could now go along to the Porsche stand and buy a 935! Of course many teams did just that, leading to some very competitive racing and quite a development path by the factory and others. There can have been few cars that have ever looked quite so aggressive from the back!

    Photo: Ted Walker Archive

    • #5696

      Martin
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      Another view of the car on the stand at Geneva, a 930 just visible to the right.

      Photo: Ted Walker Archive

  • #5583

    Martin
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    Shown at the London Motor Show in 1969, this is the 917 seen in its various guises in our Porsches Reborn section, Post#4904.

    Note those now very valuable posters adorning the display, the chairs with their Porsche badges and the 911 in the background.

    A model balances precariously on the edge of the plinth and note the ‘John Wyer’ script on the front wing.

    Photos: Ted Walker Archive

  • #5585

    Martin
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    Taken at what appears to be a motor sport display in a public park, this is one of the two Mefco Racing 906’s (possibly #128) that Martin Hone often shared with John Morris. Note the Opposite Lock Club (run by Hone) symbol tied to the tree and the display advertising Guards cigarettes, sponsors of some well supported GT races at the time.

    What may be the same car on display at an unidentified circuit (but possibly Brands Hatch), perhaps in connection with a BBC Radio 1 event as the figure in the Les Leston jacket with the Opposite Lock Club badge is well-known DJ Emperor Rosko.

    Photos: Ted Walker Archive

     

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