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  • This 906LH (#153) was one of three works Carrera 6’s that finished 4th-5th-6th in race number order at Le Mans in 1966. Crewed by Siffert/Davis it headed the trio, who also took the first three places in their class. Seen in the pits prior to the start, we can appreciate the frontal details of the car due to its being jacked up and this f…[Read more]

  • A picture that contains many of the elements of the Targa: The huge crowds, the painted slogans, the sun umbrellas, the smart policemen, the unforgiving surroundings and a racing car in full flight on a public road.

    In contrast to the previous year 1971 was very unsuccessful for Porsche, the 908/3 (#008) of Larrousse/Elford pictured qualifying…[Read more]

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    Just a mention of the passing of Niki Lauda, perhaps not the best-known of Porsche competitors but one who raced 911, 910 and particularly 908 models for the Austrian Bosch Racing Team in the 1968-70 period.

  • When this 1954 shot was taken at the Birkett Six Hour Relay race the event was already being run for the 4th time. Named after one of the founders of race organisers the 750 Motor Club, Holland ‘Holly’ Birkett, the club still runs this end of season event at Silverstone (the location seen here), attracting a large number of teams and com…[Read more]

  • Nino Vacarrella is probably a name more associated with Alfa Romeo than Porsche, but here he is in Count Volpi’s Scuderia SSS 718/2 #(03) during the 1962 German GP. With the factory having finally moved on to the eight-cylinder 804 there were still a number of privateers racing this previous model and de Beaufort, Walter and Vacarella finished n…[Read more]

  • This is John Lucas in his 356A at the 1972 Eight Clubs Silverstone meeting. Another 356 is just visible behind the Lancia in this hard-cornering group and some of those advertisements are things of the past too.

    515 JOU was a much-campaigned 356, although its registration number is no longer recorded. Does anyone know if this is the same car as…[Read more]

  • A shot that captures the dramatic appearance and performance of the 911 Carrera RSR Turbo (#9114609102R13), seen here in the 1974 race. While its team mate retired this car came home 2nd from a grid 7th in the hands of Müller/van Lennep, sandwiched between two of the four Matras. It was its first of four outings that year and it carries one of…[Read more]

  • This may not be the best-composed of photographs but it is full of atmosphere. Pictured at the 1963 Nurburgring 1000Km, Phil Hill is having a rare outing in a works Porsche. The car is the 8-cylinder 718GTR (#046) which failed to finish for the second year running, although this time it was an accident which put it out rather than a mechanical…[Read more]

  • The 1961 Dutch GP at Zandvoort is notable for the fact that over its 195 miles none of the starters made a pit stop and all of them finished, the latter situation not arising in a GP again for over 40 years. However, Gurney and Bonnier could only manage 10th and 11th in their latest (but ineffective) fuel-injected 787’s, with the 718/2’s of de…[Read more]

  • The Swiss pairing of Rico Steinemann and Dieter Spoerry made a fine showing at Le Mans in 1968 in their Swiss-entered Squadra Tartaruga 907LH (#008). Starting from 22nd they finished 2nd overall and 1st in class, even beating the last of the three factory 908’s that was still running, although they had to give best to a JW GT40 by five laps f…[Read more]

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    A typically flame-belching  view of the Weralit Elora Racing Team 935K3 (#0090003) at the 1980 Brands Hatch 6 Hours. Here crewed by Edgar Dören/Jürgen Lässig, the car raced widely between 1980 and 1982 and even turned up in the hands of John Gresley in the British GT Championship as late as 1993, turning in some wins and seconds for him…[Read more]

  • Firle, today in East Sussex, was a hill climb held on a closed public road. While such a practice was the norm in Britain from the early days of motor sport and right into at least the 1920’s, Firle was unusual in that the first meeting there was not held until 1949 and it continued to be used until public opinion forced events to cease in 1…[Read more]

  • Refuelling, tyre checks and a driver change for the Martini 936 (#002) of Ickx (black helmet)/Mass at the 1976 Monza Four Hours. The pair won from pole on this first outing for this car, one that was to win five out of its six races that year. On this occasion they led the surviving Alpine-Renault home by one lap.

    Photo: Ted Walker Archive

  • A couple of 356’s in action, taking the rough with the smooth:

    Looking more like a trial section than a rally stage, this is a pleasing example of an undamaged rallying 356, a 1953 model on the 1954 Scottish Rally. Sadly it has not survived, at least not under that registration.

    In much better condition than many competition 356 models t…[Read more]

  • Seen in the Le Mans pits prior to the 1966 race is this factory-entered 906 (#143) of Klass/Stommelen. Starting from 27th they finished 7th overall and 1st in class, the fourth of four works 906’s that cam in behind the GT40 1-2-3. The other 906’s were long-tailed versions running in one of the Prototype classes, two of which (of Sif…[Read more]

  • In 2017 Porsche made the decision to return #001 to its original form, as seen above in 1969 just prior to its Geneva debut. Some 47 years after it was converted into a replica of the 1970 Le Mans winner a detailed assessment of the car took place and certain original features, such as the fuel tanks with their recesses for the side exhausts,…[Read more]

  • This is a car (#121) that carried various colour schemes during a life which was spent racing in America and Canada, although I would have to say that black (which relates to its sponsorship of course) does it no favours at all. Below it is seen at the Monterey Grand Prix in 1966, a Can-Am round that was held at the Laguna Seca circuit where it…[Read more]

  • Member Simon Puttick writes:

    It’s always nice when you find a racing Porsche you didn’t know about – here is a 906, still racing at Road Atlanta in 1973, well past its heyday – the driver was Ed Morin and he was the first retirement in the BSR class race of the ARRC event held on the 3rd and 4th of November – does anyone know more or have other…[Read more]

  • Lifting one of its unusual (Centre Line?) wheels during the 1970 Sebring 12 Hours is the 911T of the Stuttgart Import Corp of Maryland, driven by entrant Bruce Jennings and Bob Tullius. The latter was instrumental in beginning Jaguar’s return to sports car racing in the following decade and ironically it was the Porsches which they were u…[Read more]


  • Like many 917s, the history of this car is not easily disentangled. Briefly, the original chassis of #021 that was crashed but eventually repaired by Porsche appears to have been sold by them to David Piper in 1970 to (re)create this car (known as #012/021). He entered it for Adamovicz/Casoni at Kyalami in 1971 and then for Chris Craft in…[Read more]

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