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Porsche Racing 1970's - Le Mans Dominance
1970 Porsche 917K: Powered by the Type 912 flat-12 engine of 4.5, 4.9, or 5 litres, the long-tailed version of the 917 was capable of a top speed of over 254 mph. Porsche hired John Wyer and his JWA Gulf Team, which became the official Porsche team, and also the official development partner. Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen drove this car to first place at the Monza 1000 Km in 1970.
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1970 Porsche 917K (LE MANS WINNER): The Porsche Salzburg team was a de facto second works team under control of members of the Porsche family. In 1970 they won the Le Mans 24 hours with the standard 4.5 litre engined car (620 hp) driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood. This was Porsche's first victory at Le Mans, a race they would come to dominate up until the late 80's. The 917 has often been acclaimed as the the greatest racing car of all time.
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1970 Porsche 917K: The Martini Racing team also had Porsche support; obviously Porsche made efforts to win races by supporting more than one team. This car driven by Jo Siffert and Kurt Ahrens finished 16th at Kyalami at a non-championship event. The 917 in its first season in '69 proved to be a real handful, or as Brian Redman said "it was incredibly unstable, using all the road at speed." Increasing downforce at the expense of drag, a new short tail was molded which gave the 917 much needed stability.
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1970 Porsche 917K: The sale of 917's to customers, was a key strategy in being able to build the 25 cars required to homologate the car. Chassis #021 was sold to AAW Racing Team and the Finnish team employed David Piper and Gijs van Lennep to drive in the 1973 Le Mans 24 hour. They retired at 11 hours due to accident damage from a tire puncture.
Model by BRUMM 1/43
1970 Porsche 914/6 GT: Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood drove this 914/6 (Ch. #914 043 0705) to 14th place overall and 4th in GT2.5 at Sebring in 1971, after a DNF at Daytona. Raced in the 1970 season in SCCA races, it was campaigned by Gregg in the 1971 IMSA series, where it won four races and Gregg claimed the IMSA GTU Championship. The 2.0L 6-cyl. emngine produced 220 bhp, for a top speed of 150 mph. The car was later painted red.
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1970 Porsche 908/2 : Andre de Cortanze, Rudi Lins and Dieter Spoerry were the drivers for this Martini Racing entry at Le Mans in 1970. In Thursday practice, Spoerry crashed heavily avoiding Jack Brabham's Matra and the car was beyond repair for the race. Spoerry was relatively unhurt, but suffered a concusion and was not medically able to race. Lins co-drove the other Martini 908/2 LH to 3rd place and a class victory that year at Le Mans, de Cortanze was unfortunately out of a ride..
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1970 Porsche 917K: The Daytona 24 Hours in 1970 was the first major win for the 917. John Wyer and his JWA Gulf Team came to dominate prototype sports car racing, winning not only Daytona, but Le Mans as well to become the champion of endurance racing in the early 70's. This car was driven at Daytona by Brian Redman and Jo Siffert (who would become one of the 917's most successful pilot duos) to 2nd place.
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1970 Porsche 917K (DAYTONA WINNER): Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen finished 1st at Daytona in 1970. They finished 45 laps ahead of their sister car, which set the fastest lap (Siffert) trying to catch this duo. It was the first major Porsche win for JWA and its Gulf sponsor. These distinctive cars in their orange and blue livery are some of the most iconic racing cars of all time.
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1970 Porsche 917K: The Salzburg Porsche team entered this car (Chassis 011) at Daytona in 1970 and was driven by Vic Elford and Kurt Ahrens, Jr. It was one of the 917's equipped with the extra window above the cockpit for better vision around the Daytona banking. Elford qualified the car 4th, but it retired due to a fuel tank rupture. This was the only known race for this chassis, having been crashed in practice for the Targa Florio.
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1970 Porsche 917K: Vic Elford and Kurt Ahrens drove this Porsche Salzburg entered 917K in the 100km race at Monza in 1970. A tire puncture cost them a win. Elford would drive this car (Ch. 023) to 2nd at Brands Hatch, 3rd at Spa and 4th at Watkins Glen and Zeltwig. This car would also win Le Mans in 1970 (Herrmann/Attwood), a very successful 917K.
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1970 Porsche 917LH: A new low drag version of the 917 was developed for Le Mans. The 917LH (Langheck) featured a spectacular new "Long Tail" body including partially covered rear wheel arches which had very low drag, yet better stability than the 1969 version. Two 917 LH were entered for Le Mans in 1970, this 4.5L LH was entered by Martini Racing, and driven to 2nd place by Willy Kauhsen and Gérard Larrousse. The spectacular livery of this car which became a hallmark of the Martini cars, gained the nickname of the "Psychedelic Porsche" from the team and media.
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1970 Porsche 917LH: The other LH entered at Le Mans in 1970, was entered by Porsche Salzburg and driven by Vic Elford and Kurt Ahrens, Elford put the car on the pole. The 4.9 litre engine failed after 225 laps (18 hours) while leading. Both drivers had also been entered on the team's other car, a red and white 917 K with the standard 4.5 litre engine, but they did not drive after their own car failed. Porsche had a triumphant 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans, the third spot being taken by a Martini entered 908.
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1970 Porsche 917L: Martini Racing International entered three 917's at Le Mans in 1971, including this one (Chassis #042) driven by Vic Elford and Gérard Larrousse. It was the same 917 LH driven by Elford at Le Mans the year before, again failing to finish due to an engine overheating. Martini bought the Salburg team cars from 1970 and reworked the body of the 917L along with suspension improvements. The ned result was a faster, better handling car than from the year before. Elford was able to qualify 2nd fastest splitting the JW Gulf team.
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1970 Porsche 917K: Finishing 3rd in a 1-2-3 sweep by the Porsche 917's at the Brands Hatch 1000 km in '70, driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood, this 917 finished behind its sister Porsche Salzberg car driven by Elford and Hulme and the JW Automotive car of Rodriguez and Kinnunen.
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1970 Porsche 917K: Brian Redman and Jo Siffert drove this car at Le Mans in 1970, retiring in the 12th hour due to engine problems. This car was later used as the feature car in the movie Le Mans with Steve McQueen. These cars with their 5.0L flat-12 engines are one of my all-time favorote race cars!
Model by AUTOART 1/18
1970 Porsche 917K: At the end of the 1971 season, Porsche announced that it would no longer continue in Group 5 racing. They had successfully vanquished Ferrari and the 512M, conquered Le Mans and had won the World Sports Car Championship for three years running. While they would be back in a couple of years, their immediate attentions were focussed on the Can Am. This car ran at Watkins Glen in the 1970 6 hour race, with Gerard Larousse and Marko Van-Lennep and finished 6th. Another wild paint job by the Martini team.
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1970 Porsche 917K: J.W. Automotive Engineering/Gulf entered three cars at Le Mans in 1970. Disappointed by the poor results of the 917 in 1969 and facing stiff competition from Ferrari, Porsche contracted John Wyer and the Gulf Team to become the official Porsche team. This car was piloted by Jo Siffert and Brian Redman, who retired mid-way after Siefert missed a shift while passing slower cars and blew the engine.
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1970 Porsche 917K: During tests in Zeltweg, Wyer's team shortened the tail on the 917 to increase downforce. This worked well as the new short tail gave the 917 better stability and the new version was called 917K. Pedro Rodriquez & Leo Kinnunen were teamed up to drive this car, but it lasted 4 hrs. before cooling fan problems forced retirement. The pair would drive this car to 3 victories over the 1970 season.
Model by BRUMM 1/43
1970 Porsche 917K: Le Mans was not a success for Wyer and Gulf, however the rest of the season was, with wins in 7 of 10 races to give Porsche the Manufactures Championship in the 1970 International Championship for Makes. David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood were paired for Le Mans in this car. Unfortunately, Hailwood crashed at the Dunlop curve in the rain and eliminated the car in the 5th hour.
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1970 Porsche 908/3: Vic Elford and Gérard Larrousse continued their success in endurance racing, teaming to win the 1971 ADAC 1000 Km at the Nürburgring. Porsche scored a 1-2-3 finish at this race with the 908/3. This car (Chassis 008) is one of thirteen 908/3's built and also won the Targa Florio in 1970. Like many Porsche racing car designs, the 908/3 did what it was designed for; win. Compared to the much more powerful, but ill-mannered 917, the 908/3 was a much completer package and a lot easier to drive. Signed by Vic Elford.
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1970 Porsche 917K (LE MANS WINNER): The Salzburg Porsche 917K driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood to victory at Le Mans in 1970.
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1970 Porsche 908/3: Perhaps the most successful of all Porsche drivers of the early 70's, was Vic Elford. While he did not always win, he was truly a master of both the 908 and 917, consistently being one of the fastest drivers. An accident early in the '70 Targa took he and Hans Herrmann out of contention in the Porsche Salzburg entry. Here Vic inspects the 908/3 before the race.
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Salzburg Porsche Team: (LE MANS WINNING TEAM) 1970

1970 Porsche 908/2 Flunder: Steve McQueen entered this car at Sebring, co-driving with Peter Revson. Revson did the majority of the driving due to McQueen having a cast on his broken foot and Revson drove a masterful race. They finished 1st in class and 2nd overall, barely losing to a more powerful Ferrari 512. McQueen also drove this car in SCCA races, leading the A class points championship before the car and McQueen headed for Le Mans.
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1970 Porsche 908/2 Flunder: For the making of the movie Le Mans, Steve McQueen's production company used the same car he raced at Sebring as a film car during the Le Man 24 hour race for much of the movies racing footage. Driven by Herbert Linge and Jonathan Williams, the car actually finished a respectable 9th overall, 2nd in class, but was unclassified due to spending so much time in the pits changing camera, film and batteries.
Model by BEST 1/43
1970 Porsche 917K: Dieter Spoerry and Rico Steineman were entered as the drivers of the third Salzburg team entry at Le Mans in 1970. The team was forced to withdraw the car from the race when Spoerry was not cleared medically to race following his acident in Thursday practice in the Martini 908/2, leaving Steineman, manager of Porsche racing, without a co-driver. This 917, (Chassis #20) was raced extensively by Porsche in 1970, sold to Martini in 1971 and won at Sebring that year in the hands of Vic Elford and Gérard Larrousse.
Model by MINICHAMPS (modified) 1/43

1970 Porsche 908/2 LH: Rudi Lins and Helmut Marko finished 3rd overall behind two Porsche 917's at the 1970 version of Le Mans, finishing first in class. This is my favorite version and livery configuration of all the 908 variants. The 3.0L 908/02 won the world makes championship for sportscars for Porsche and helped the marque remain on the podium while the 917 was being developed.
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1970 Porsche 908/2: Gérard Larrousse and Rudi Lins drove this 908/2 (Chassis #009) to 9th place over all and 1st i class at the Spa 24 hour race leading up to Le Mans. Martini campaigned this 908/2 in Europen endurance races during the 1970 season and in the USA at the Watkins Glen 6 Hour with Helmut Marko and Lins taking another 3.0L class win. It was also entered in the Can Am at Watkins Glen and finished 10th with Gérard Larrousse behind the wheel.
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1970 Porsche 908/2 : Gérard Larrousse was teamed up with Richard Atwood through much of the 1970 World Championship Sports Car Championship races. However for the Nurburgring 1000 Km race he was paired with Helmut Marko and the pair finished 5th overall and third in class. Porsches 908/3'sfinished 1-2 in this race, in front of two Ferrari 512S. A couple weeks later at Le Mans, Larousse would finish in 2nd place and Marko in 3rd driving their repspective 908/2's.Gérard Larrousse
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1970 Porsche 908/3: The FIA announced in 1967 a change in the rules for the World Championship by limiting the displacement of prototypes to 3000cc. Porsche designed the new 908 with a new 3.0L Flat-8 engine which produced 350 hp. The 908/3 was intended to complement the heavy Porsche 917 on twisty tracks tracks that favored nimble cars, like the Targa Florio. This car was driven by Richard Attwood and Björn Waldegaard to 5th place at the 1970 Targa. The three Gulf 908/3's finished 1-2-5.
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1970 Porsche 908/3: Porsche introduced their new car, the light and nimble 908/03 at the Targa Florio in 1970. The 908/3 was better suited to the twisty and demanding 44.6 mi. circuit made of public roads in Sicily, than the big and powerful 917. The team of Jo Siffert and Brian Redman made it a 1-2 finish for Porsche (its 10th outright Targa win.) Leading from the pole, they fought off the Ferrari 512S of Vaccarella and Giunti in the early stages and managed to stay ahead of their sister car to finish first.
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1970 Porsche 908/3: Powered by a eight-cylinder engine of 3.0L, the 908/3 was designed to be a well handling, light-weight race car for twisty circuits such as the Nurburgring and Targa Florio, where the 917 was designed for high speed circuits such as Le Mans. Its aluminum space frame chassis gave strength while saving valauble weight and provided central weight distribution. Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen finished second overall on the Taga Florio in 1970, Kinnunen set fastest lap!.
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1970 Porsche 914/6 GT: Claude Ballot-Lena and Guy Chasseuil drove the Sonauto (the French Porsche distributor) entry to 6th place overall and first in class at Le Mans in 1970. The flat-six 2.0L engine produced 100bhp and was almost 100lb. lighter than the 911's in its class. Besides the class win, it also took 2nd in the Index of Thermal Efficiency and 4th in the Index of Performance. It ran the entire 24 hours on the same set of tires and brake pads.
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1970 Le Mans paddock built by Old Irish Racing: A diorama of what the racing paddock at Le Mans in 1970 might have looked like on the Thursday practice. Featuring the Martini and Salzberg Porsche teams.
1970 Porsche 911S: Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood won the 1972 Danville 250 round of the IMSA series at Virginia International Raceway in this Brumos 911S. For this race, the car was sponsored by new Virginia Porsche dealer, Cavalier rather than Gregg's Brumos Porsche dealership. The 911 ran in the GTU class and regularly beat the more powerful competition in the GTO class. Gregg & Haywood were a formidable racing duo in the 70's.
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Le Mans - The Movie

Le Mans movie set diorama: I wish my dioramas were this good! I came across this 1/43 scale diorama of the Le Mans movie set while surfing the Internet. The builder is M. Jean-Claude Baudier of Chrono 43 and the photos are from AutoModelisme magazine. This is a fantastic piece centered around Steve McQueen and his film company's set during the filming of this classic racing movie. I wish I had this skill! A side note: McQueen's character Michael Delaney wore a blue helmet and Gulf team driving suit. McQueen in real life wore a white helmet with red stripes and white coveralls with blue stripes.

1970 Porsche 911 S (MONTE CARLO RALLY WINNER): Swedes Bjorn Waldegand and Lars Helmer drove one of the 911S prototypes from the starting point in Oslo, Norway to victory on the 1970 Rally Monte Carlo. This was the third consecutive Monte Carlo victory for Porsche and the second consecutive win for Waldegand. Waldegand was a successful rally driver and would become the first World Rally Champion in 1979.
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1970 Porsche 911 ST: Bjorn Waldegard could not repeat his wins the previous two wins on the Rally Monte Carlo. Waldegard drove with co-driver Hans Thorzelius. An accident took the Swedish team out of the 41st running of the Monte Carlo Rally. The rare 911 ST had a larger 2.2L flat-six engine which produced 240hp compared to the 2.0L and 180hp for the 911 S model The 911 ST replaced the 911 S as the competition model.
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1971 Porsche 911 ST: Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood teamed up to drive this Brumos entry at Sebring in 1972. They finished 5th overall and 1st in the 2.5L class. The 911 ST was produced in limited numbers, lightened for racing. Its 2.5L engine produced 266 hp and as at Sebring, its reliability helped it outlast the competition in endurance racing. Brumos continued to campaign this car in the 1972 IMSA and Trans Am seasons. The next competiton car based on the 911 would be the Carrera RSR.
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1971 Porsche 917K (SEBRING WINNER): Vic Elford and Gérard Larrousse won the 12 hr Sebring race with this car in 1971. Elford and Larrousse were paired several times during the '71 season driving for the Martini International team. They won the 1000 km at Nürburgring together, but the season was filled with many disappointing DNF's during a year of 917 & 908 domination. Porsche succeeded by sheer numbers and the fact that one of their cars would stay together long enough to finish. Signed by Vic Elford.
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1971 Porsche 917K: Richard Attwood and Herbert Mueller drove the John Wyer Automotive/Gulf entry to 2nd place behine the Martini 917K at Le Mans in 1971. While the 917LH cars were faster, they proved to be less reliable than the older 917K design cars. This car was driven bu Siffert/Bell to 5th at Sebring earlier in 1971 and then sold off to a privateer who converted it to a spyder body before writing it off in an accident.
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1971 Porsche 917LH: Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drove this car at the 1971 Le Mans, with Oliver setting both the pole and fastest lap during the race. The car with a 4.9L engine and the latest aerodynamic LH bodywork failed to finish due to a cracked oil,pipe. Le Mans was ultimately won by an older 917K which was part of the Martini entry. As the season wore on, the 917 would continue to feel the pressure not only from Ferrari, but also from Alfa Romeo.
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1971 Porsche 917LH: The Gulf/Porsche Le Mans Team 1971
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1971 Porsche 917LH: The second Gulf/Porsche Team 917LH at Le Mans in 1971 was driven by Jo Siffert and Derek Bell. Like the other Gulf 917LK entry, they failed to finish, retiring due to a split crank case in the 18th hour. Siffert qualified 3rd on the grid and were contesting for the lead with the other team car in the 4th hour. Avoiding a near tragic accident, Siffert spun the car multiple times and hit a barrier which may have been what caused the usually stout and dependable 917 to eventually retire.
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1971 Porsche 917/20: A heavily modified car, the 917/20, was built as test-bed for future Can-Am parts and aerodynamic "low-drag" concepts. The 917/20 which had won the test race at Le Mans was painted in pink for the 24 hours race, with names of cuts of meat written in German across it in a similar fashion to a butcher's carcass diagram, earning it the nickname "Der Truffeljäger von Zuffenhausen" (The Truffelhunter of Zuffenhausen) or just plain "Pink Pig". The car did not finish due to fuel injection problems at the 12th hour. It was driven by Reinhold Jöst and Willi Kauhsen.
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1971 Porsche 917K (LE MANS WINNER): It was a 1-2 finish for Porsche at Le Mans in 1971. Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep drove the Martini team car to 1st place ahead of the Wyer-Gulf entry. The Porsche 917's dominated the Ferrari 512M's, with the third place Ferrari down 31 laps to the winner. The 1971 917's had the newly developed magnesium chassis and had a top speed 40 mph faster than Ferrari. The 239.8 mph speed that Vic Elford in the other Martini 917 set, is the highest recorded speed at Le Mans. These records stand to today, a tribute to unhindered engineering and imagination.
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1971 Porsche 917K: At Sebring in 1971, Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver finished 4th in the J. W. Automotive Engineering entry. The finished the hard fought race behind the Martini 917K entry and two Alfa T33/3's. The car was damaged after Rodriguez collided with Donohue's Ferrari 512M in the seventh hour. Penske later filed a protest against allowing the 917 to continue running with no right wing, but was over ruled. The Vic Elford 917 took first place after a struggle with problems of its own. However, the 3.0L cars were showing their strength and competitiveness in WSCC.
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1971 Porsche 914/6 GT: Raced by Jagermeister Racing during the 1974 season in Group 4 (GT 2.0 class) races and driven by Dieter Bohnhorst, this 914/6 (Chassis 914 043 1034) started racing in 1971. It was campaigned early on by Kremer Racing, before being purchased by Bohnhorst under Jagermeister sponsorship. Powered by a 2.0L flat six-cylinder engine,which produced 225 bhp among other extensive modifications, this is one of eleven 914/6 GT's distributed by the factory to select racing teams.
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1971 Porsche 908/3: Escuderia Montjuich entered this 908/3 at Le Mans in 1973, where it was driven to 5th place in class and 5th overall by Juan Fernandez, Francesco Torredemer and Bernard Cheneviére. It was raced again at Le Mans in 1974, but did not finish. The car (Chassis #013) was given a turbo engine in 1975 and raced until 1981, a full decade, having started out as a J.W. Automotive/Gulf team car in 1971.It placed second in at the Nurburgring 1000 Km 1971, with Pedro Rodriguez and Jo Siffert driving.
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1971 Porsche 917K (DAYTONA WINNER): Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drove of the two JWA Gulf entries to victory at Daytona in 1971, giving Rodriguez back to back victories at Daytona. Driving the new 5.0L 917K's, after an accident took out the rival Martini 917 and severly damaged Mark Donohue's Penske Ferrari 512, it looked like it would be an easy victory. However, gearbox problems almost cost the race, winning a close contest at the end, as the Ferrari's began to fade due to their own problems.
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1972 Porsche 917/10K: Peter Gregg drove this car in 5.0L turbocharged and 5.4L non-turbo variations in rounds of the Can Am in 1972, finishing 5th at Riverside and Road Atlanta. Hurley Haywood took over the driving duties for the 1973 season, but the Can Am was dominated by Penske and the new 917/30. Still he managed 3rd at Laguna Seca and 2nd at Riverside. The car was raced during the 1974 season in the 5.4L non-turbocharged version, finishing 3rd before the Can Am season ended abruptly after two races.
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1972 Porsche 917/10K: Porsche ended McLaren's dominance of the Can-Am series and started their own. After their successes with the 917 mainly in Europe, Porsche instead decided to focus on the North American markets and the Can-Am Challenge. For that series, a larger and more powerful engine was developed, a turbocharged 12-cyl. developing 850hp!
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1972 Porsche 917/10K: Penske Racing, won the 1972 series with George Follmer, after a testing accident sidelined primary driver Mark Donohue. The 917/10K was preceeded in Can Am by the 917PA in 1971, which showed Porsche engineers the car was durable, if under-powered. Its successor the 917/30 dominated Can-Am again in 1973.
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1972 Porsche 917/10K: This 917/10 (chassis #015) was campaigned successfully by Willi Kauhsen's racing team, with Willy at the helm in the Interserie races in early 1973. It was also raced in one Can-Am at Mid-Ohio. For the Interserie race at Hockenheim, it appeared in this livery with Wilson Fittipaldi driving. It retired in the first heat due to ending problems. It was raced again by Kaushen in the series in 1974 with notable success.
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1973 Porsche 917/30: Porsche won all but one Can Am race in 1973, the Penske team again dominating the series with their new fire breathing 917/30 driven by Mark Donohue. The 917/30 was the most powerful race car ever built and raced! It was the final development of the 917, the 917/30 with improved aerodynamics and a twin-turbo 5.4L engine producing 1,580 hp!, it ate the competition. Regulations for the next year made the 1973 series championship the final one for Porsche. This is the LA Times GP winner at Riverside in 1973.
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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8: In the 1973 Trans-Am series (his last year as an 'amateur' racer) Holbert finished on the podium three of the six series races. He learned from his father, racing great Bob Holbert, as well as when he worked for Roger Penske and Mark Donohue. He demonstrated the talent that would take him to five IMSA titles, three wins at Le Mans and two wins at both Daytona and Sebring, Al Holbert was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 (SEBRING WINNER): Dr. Dave Helmick entered this car at Sebring in 1973, co-driving with Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood. The trio would finish first in a strong field of Porsche's Corvettes, Mustangs and Camaro's. Sebring had been dropped from the World Sportscar Championship because of the trqacks overall condition. This did not deter IMSA however and a field of 72 cars in four classes fought it out in the annual 12 hour classic in Florida.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 (DAYTONA WINNER): Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood drove this car to victory at Daytona in 1973. The Brumos Porsche driven by Gregg would go on to win the both the IMSA and the Trans-Am championship in 1973. I remember these cars well running in both series. Hurley Haywood is one of the most successful drivers at Daytona with 5 wins, 1973 his first. He has also driven and won with Porsches at Le Mans and Sebring. Gregg won Daytona 4 times and had six IMSA titles before his death in 1980.
Model by ROBUSTELLI 1/43
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 : In 1973, Watkins Glen hosted two big back-to-back races on the same weekend. The Saturday saw a round in the World Championship of Makes and then a round of the Can-Am on Sunday. Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood raced this RSR (#911 360 0686) in the Watkins Glen 6-Hours, finishing 7th overall and 7th in class. In the Can-Am race, Gregg raced this car and Haywood raced the 917/10. Gregg finished 9th overall behind the Porsche 917's and McLaren's, while Haywood failed to finish. This RSR started out as a Martini/Porsche team car, which finished 4th at Le Mans and 5th at the Nurburgring 1000 Km in 1973 .
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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 'IROC': The International Race of Champions (IROC) was an all-star drivers race series in identically prepared cars from 1973-1978. Mark Donohue won the first IROC race in this car. The Carrera 911 RSR was also used in the first full season (1974) and Donohue took the championship that year. Using the 2.8L engine which produced over 300 bhp, the cars were capable of high speeds and close racing on the predominantly oval tracks the IROC series used. Donohue proved he was adept at winning on both road courses and on ovals.
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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8: Roger Penske entered this car at Daytona for the 24 Hour race with Mark Donohue and George Follmer driving. Daytona was part of the World Championship of Makes and a win would be a big benefit to Porsche. Penske sponsored the Porsche 917/10 Can-Am cars so the stint at Daytona in the Carrera RSR was anatural. Unfortunately after 405 laps and a shot qt the lead, the engine blew and the car retired. It was sold to Al Holbert after the race and he ran the car in the 1973 Trans-Am season.
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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8: Purchased from Martini Racing, this 911 (CH. # 911 360 0588 R6) had previously appeared at Spa, Le Mans and the Targa Florio (won) under Martini Rponsorship during the 1973 season. Penske entered the car in the Watkins Glen 6 Hour, which was a FIA World Championship of Makes race along with the SCCA Can Am race at the Glen that same weekend. Mark Donohue and George Follmer finished 6th behind Matra, Ferrari and Mirage and were the highest placed GT finishers.
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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8: Rule changes made the Porsche 917 obsolete at the end of 1972. Developing a new prototype race car was not an option for Porsche, so instead they concentrated on Group 4 and the new European GT chamionship. Using the 911 as the basis, the Carrera RSR 2.8 was developed for the '73 season. The cars were successful from the beginning, proving to be quick with their 308 bhp and 175 mph top speed. This car was driven by Herbert Müller and Gijs van Lennep winning the 1973 Le Mans 4 Hr. and 5th at the Le Mans test.
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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8: Gijs van Lennep and Herbert Müller finished 8th at the Vallelunga 6 Hours, Round 2 of the World Championship for Makes in 1973. It was the maiden race for this car (Chassis# 911 760 0576 R5), which was raced by the pair at Dijon 1000K (9th OA, 5th GT) and Spa 1000K (5th). It was subsequently raced by the Martini Team at the Nurburgring 1000K by George Follmer and Willy Kauhsen, but failed to finish. It also retired at the Imola 1000K in 1974.
Model by SCHUCO 1/43
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0: George Follmer and Willy Kauhsen finished in 7th position and 1st in class, just ahead of their teammates at the Vallelunga 6 Hours. This Martini sponsored car (#911 360 0588 R6) had the larger 3.0L engine, which was under development and became available to Porsche customers with the 1974 model year cars. . It was raced to victory later in the 1973 season by Herbert Muller and Gijs van Lennep, as well as Le Mans where a faulty fuel pump ended its race.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8: Porsche Kremer Racing entered this Carrera RSR at Le Mans in 1973. With Paul Keller, Erwin Kremer and Clementz Schickenthanz teaming together to finish in 8th place overall and first in the GTS 3000 class. This car (Chassis 911 360 0610) was raced extensively by Kremer during the 1973 season with great success, including an outright win at the Monza 6 Hour race.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.7: Campaigned by the private team of Canadian Harry Bytzek, who ran the car in rounds of the 1974 IMSA series and the SCCA Trans Am. Bytzek finished 6th at the Road America round of the Trans Am series. He and brother Klaus drove the car for their Ontario based team in Trans Am and IMSA competiton through 1979, with runs at both Daytona and Sebring. A Porsche purist, Bytzek later bought an ex-factory 911 GT1 for participation in the Canada GT Challenge Cup.
Model by KDW (modified) 1/43
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0: Powered by the 3.0L variant of the flat-six, producing 280 bhp, the Carerra RSR 3.0 was the factory purpose built race car for privateer customers. This car was entered by Jean Blanton for Le Mans in 1975, where driven by Blanton (Jean Beurlys), Nick Faure and John Cooper, it finished 6th overall and 2nd in class. Its interesting to note that the car was sponsored by Harley Davidson at a time when that company was trying to rebuild its image.
Model by HIGH SPEED 1/43

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo: In 1974, Porsche started experimenting with turbo power for the 911 Carrera RSR. Brutish in its appearance, the RSR Turbo was intended for racing in Europe. Powered by a flat-six turbo-charged engine of 2.1L, the car produced 500 bhp. Manfred Schurti and Helmuth Koinigg drove this car at Le Mans in 1973, retiring in the 8th hour due to a failed engine. Only four of these cars were built and all were campaigned by Martini racing. Its sister car took second place at Le Mans in 1974.
Model by STARTER 1/43
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0: The Carrera RSR 3.0 prototype was sold to select racing teams, and scored outright wins in several major sports car races of the mid 1970s. A great rival of Gregg's, Al Holbert was later the head of the Porsche North America's Motorsports Division and also ran his own racing team. These cars used the 2993 cc 911/75 engines, which developed 330bhp, weighed significantly less than the 2.8 RSR and are fantastically quick. Eight cars were built. Holbert drove this car in the 1974 Trans-Am championship.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR (DAYTONA WINNER): Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood won the 1975 Daytona 24 Hours in this Brumos Racing entry. This car (Chassis #911 460 9054) was raced in the 1974 IMSA season and into 1975 with either Gregg or Haywood at the helm. It racing career stretched into 1980 after the car was purchased by Diego Febles in 1976. This shows the duarbility as well as the fact that these cars were still competitive for a number of years past their prime. One thinks that the lesson here for racing is more longevity, less obsolescence would result in larger grids.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1976 Porsche 934 RSR: The Daytona 24 Hours in 1977 was a FIA event counting towards the World Championship of Makes. Porsche brough a strong contingent of new 935 Turbos, with customers such as Brumos Racing to campaign the older 934's. Peter Gregg and Jim Busby were the only non-935 Turbo cars to lead the race and held the first position for several hours before gearbox trouble required a 3-hour stop. The delay cost them the lead and they ultimately they finished 10th overall, with Porsche taking the top four spots. This car was campaigned by GELO Racing in 1976, sold to Gregg and was then sold after Daytona to a Brumos customer and run in the 1977 IMSA season in 935/5 configuration, finishing 6th at Daytona in 1978 with Belcher, Bundy and Holbert driving.
Model by SOLIDO (modified) 1/43


1976 Porsche 935/76: Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti drove this Martini Racing entry to 4th place overall and first in class (Grp. 5) at Le Mans in 1976. Porsche won Le Mans that year with Ickx and van Lennep in a 936. This car finished just ahead of Derek Bell driving the Mirage GR8 that won the previous year.
Model by EBBRO 1/43
1976 Porsche 936 (LE MANS WINNER): Jacky Ickx and Gijs van Lennep won Le Mans in this car (Chassis #002) in 1976. The regulations for Le Mans were changed removing fuel consumption limits and Group 5 cars were allowed to compete with Group 6 cars. Porsche entered two 936s and one 935, A 936 would win Le Mans again in 1977 and 1981, both times with Ickx at the wheel. The 936 would continue to dominate the season and won every one of the remaining six rounds of the World Sports Car Championship.
Model by GRAND PRIX 1/43
1976 Porsche 935/76: The racing version of the Porsche 930 (911 Turbo), prepared for FIA-Group 5. The engine was a 2.85 L 560 hp version of the regular 3.0 L flat-6, which ran in the 4.0 L class. Jacky Ickx/Jochen Mass and Rolf Stommelen/Manfred Schurti, piloted the factory cars that year. Stommemel/Schurti finished 1st at the Watkins Glen 6h in '76. Luso made one of the very first models of the 935.
Model by LUSO 1/43

1977 Porsche 936/77 (LE MANS WINNER): Jürgen Barth, Hurley Haywood and Jacky Ickx finished 1st at Le Mans in 1977. From 1976 to 1981, the factory entered Porsche 936 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times with Jacky Ickx ('76, '77, '81). Unlike the later 956, Porsche did not intend to sell the 936 to customers, wanting them instead to use the 935 (which occupied the first four places at Le Mans in 1979), and the old 908 which were still around, updated to turbo engines and new 936-like aerodynamics.
Model by IXO 1/43
1977 Porsche 934 RSR Kremer: The Porsche 934 was a racing version of the Porsche 911 Turbo, prepared to FIA Group 4 specifications. Its 3.0L 5-cyl. Engine produces 550 bhp and a top speed in excess of 190 mph. This car driven by Bob Wollek and Philippe Gurdjian placed 7th overall and 1st in class at Le Mans in 1977.
Model by SOLIDO 1/43
1977 Porsche 935/77A: Dick Barbour entered this car, which he co-drove with Paul Newman and Rolf Strommelen to 2nd place and first in the IMSA class at Le Mans in 1979. The 935/77A was a further development of the 935 for 1977, the single turbo was replaced by two KKK units, and the body was changed. This car would also win the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona with Bobby Rahal and Brian Redman at the wheel with owner Bob Garretson, and would also win the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1983. All told, this 935 logged over 70,000 miles racing.
Model by IXO 1/43

1977 Porsche 936/76: Built to compete in the World Sportscar Championship as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans under the Group 6 formula of 3.0L. Powered by an air-cooled, two-valve 540 hp single-turbocharger, flat-6 engine of 2140cc (the equivalent of 3.0L with the 1.4 handicap factor.) The spaceframe chassis was based on the 917, with many of the parts also coming from that car. Driven by Rolf Stommelen to 3rd place at Nurburgring.
Model by TROFEAU 1/43
1977 Porsche 934/5: Peter Gregg drove this 934/5 (Ch. #930 770 0952) in the 1977 SCCA Trans-Am. Gregg won the rounds at Westwood, Brainerd, Hallett, Mid-Ohio, Road America and Mont Tremblant to win the Trans-Am championship, which was later taken away after a protest was filed by another competitor. Most still consider Gregg the true champion. One of ten 934/5's built, this car powered by its 590 bhp turbo-charged 3.0L engine wore various 935 body configurations in 1977-78.
Model by Kyosho (modified) 1/43
1978 Porsche 935/77A (DAYTONA WINNER): Winner of the 1978 Daytona 24 Hours, entered by Brumos Racing and driven by Peter Gregg, Rolf Stommelen and Toine Hezemans. Later sold to Gelo Racing to compete in Group 5 racing in Europe, its principal drivers were Hezemans and John Fitzpatrick. Peter Gregg joined them for the Watkins Glen 6-Hour race in 1978 and the trio won in this very successful car (#930 890 011) being raced up until 1980.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1978 Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick: Manfred Schurti and Rolf Stommelen drove to 8th place at the 1978 Le Mans and 1st place at the Silverstone 6 hr. Because of its shape, with a long front and rear optimised for low drag, the 935/78 was often nicknamed Moby-Dick. The engine was enlarged to 3.2L and equipped with two turbochargers, increasing its output to 950 hp and good for 223 mph at Le Mans, faster than the Group 6 cars with smaller engines.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1978 Porsche 935/77A: Manfred Schurti campaigned this 935 in the World Sports Car Championship for Max Moritz in 1978 and finished 2nd at the Nurburgring 1000 km with co-driver Jacky Ickx. The 935/77 finished in the top five places at that races, showing its dominance over other Group 5 competition. Jagermeifter often sponsored the Max Moritz entered Porsche's, with Moritz being one of the "semi-works" teams.
Model by EBBRO 1/43
1979 Porsche 935/79: Peter Gregg won the 1979 IMSA GTX (Group 5) title in this car, winning eight of 15 races, including Portland where I watched Peter dominate races for many years. When Gregg wasn't winning, it was usually another Porsche, and the 935 became the winningest car in IMSA history. To counter regulation changes banning the twin turbo cars, Porsche made a larger six of 3.2 L with a single turbo, good for 680 bhp. Just seven cars would be the final 935s constructed by the Works and all were sold to the United States.
Model by EBBRO 1/43

1978 Porsche 936/78: Using rebuilt 936 chassis', a two-car effort was entered by Essex at Le Mans in 1979. Despite qualifying 2nd on the grid and setting fastest race lap, Brian Redman and Jacky Ickx lost the lead due to a blown rear tire and were later disqualified after Ickx received outside (and unwanted) assistance to repair an injection drive belt on the circuit while in 7th place. This chassis (#003) was entered again at Le Mans in 1981 and won!
Model by TROFEU 1/43
1978 Porsche 936/78: Bob Wollek, Jürgen Barth and Jacky Ickx drove the Martini Racing Porsche System entry at Le Mans in 1978 to 2nd place behind the Renault-Alpine A442. Ickx had qualified the car on pole position but was unable to best the Renault. Both Porsche and Renault had brought four cars to Le Mans and shared the first four rows, showing the parity between the French and German cars at Le Mans that year.
Model by TROFEU 1/43
1979 Porsche 911SC: The Criterium des Cevennes is part of the Championship of France series of rallies and has been run since 1956. It attracts some of the best French and European drives. In 1979, a record number of entries participated and Bernard Bequin and Jeam-Jacques Lenne won in this 911SC.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43

1979 Porsche 935 K3 (LE MANS WINNER): Thirteen K3's were built by Kremer between 1979-81. Porsche Kremer Racing felt they could improve the factory built racing cars and succeded in developing a car which produced 800 bhp from its 3.2L twin-turbo engine. Klaus Ludwig, Don and Bill Whitington drove this one to victory at Le Mans in 1979.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43

1979 Porsche 935 K3: Charles Ivey Racing entered this car for John Cooper, Paul Smith and Claude Bourgoignie for Le Mans in 1982. An early K3 (Chassis #009 0002) it was raced in the DRM series early in its racing career with great success, as well as in other Grp. 5 events, including IMSA. At Le Mans in '82, the team finished 8th overall and 1st in class.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43

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