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    Porsche Racing Legends..

    Last night I attended the 'Porsche Racing Legends' event at my OPC.

    It was really very well organised and had an amazing array of famous Porsche models on display as well as unveiling the Carrera GTS.

    The speakers were former racing drivers John Watson and David Piper who both gave very interesting accounts of their careers.

    Amongst the cars on display were...

    917 - the first privateer 917 to be purchased from the factory in the late 1960's - (green with white stripes) David Piper's car.

    550 Spyder - developed by Porsche in 1953 as a race car you could take on the road - the next car produced was the one James Dean died in.

    961 - a race car built based on the Porsche 959 sports car (rally car in Rothmans blue and white colours)

    911 Carrera RSR - a car that signalled entry into turbo charging engines for Porsche.

    935 - a racing version of the 911 Turbo and an evolution of the Carrera RSR

    962 - the successful race car model that twice won overall at Le Mans in the 1980's (Shell colour scheme - the car that was second when the Jaguar XJR won Le Mans in 1988)

    GT1 - a race car designed for competition in the GT1 class at Le Mans - which it won in 1998 - (Warsteiner Mobil 1 car)

    LMP2 RS Spyder - developed for racing in the Le Mans series in the USA and Europe - yellow/red car.

    911 Sports Classic - 1 of only 250 built and inspired by the Carrera RSR of 1973 (white and grey stripe with double bubble roof and duck-tail rear spoiler)

    911 GT2 RS - the fastest and most powerful road-going Porsche sports car ever built - black with carbon fibre bonnet (simply stunning!)

    This event has been, or will be, held at 16 OPC's around the country - if you haven't been yet... be sure to accept the invitation..Smiley

    A few photos below - more of the GTS and visual impressions on the other thread..

     

    David Piper's 917

    David Piper's 917.JPG

    P1000446.JPG

    P1000452.JPG

     

    The incredibly beautiful GT2 RS

    GT2 RS 1.JPG

    GT2 RS 2.JPG

     

    The Sport Classic

    Sport Classic.JPG

     

    The Carrera GTS (unfortunately in Guards Red not Carrara White) Smiley

    Red GTS 2.jpg

     

    The Speakers - John Watson and David Piper

    Speakers.jpg

    The guy on the right is James who runs Porsche Experience Silverstone...

     


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    Re: Porsche Racing Legends..

    Oh! by the way - sorry for the poor photos.  I had to borrow a camera which didn't perform too well inside the venue with flash photography..

     


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    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."


    Re: Porsche Racing Legends..

    Great John,i think you had a great night!

    Thanks for sharing pictures,the Best Porsche sport's cars


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    Re: Porsche Racing Legends..

    Great promotion Event!

    John Watson looks very old in the picture. Of course it's been 30 years ago.


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    Re: Porsche Racing Legends..

    Thanks John H  Looks like a good event

    Thanks for sharing

    Here are some links to some pics of similar models:

    917

    http://www.rennteam.com/forum/thread/20167978/Re_Porsche_917_Le_Mans_race_car_on_display_1521_June_at_OPC_Canary_Wharf/page1.html#p20167978

    Le Mans Car

    http://www.rennteam.com/forum/thread/457822/Re_Mk2_997__PDE_Silverstone_8708/page1.html#p457822

    GT1

    http://www.rennteam.com/forum/thread/20179053/Re_Easy__MercedesBenz__Porsche_Museums_Stuttgart_45_Sept_with_pics/page1.html#p20179053

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