Editors Note – June 2018
If the paint scheme on the car in this Le Mans pits photo looks familiar, it should be. Porsche used it once before on a legendary Typ 917 racer during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971. The car had controversial – but more aerodynamic – bodywork. Inside Porsche, it had the nickname “Big Bertha.” Styling chief Tony Lapine hated its bloated looks and asked competition director Ferdinand Piëch if they really had to race it. Lapine reported years later this Piëch replied, “Yes, but you can paint it!” When the transporter doors opened at Le Mans…
THE 2018 MEXICAN 1000 – Making Porsche Racing History in Baja
Jeff Gamroth is sweating and stooped over from exhaustion. He and his Rothsport Racing team have just replaced the transmission of his Porsche 964 #89 in a little shop in the middle of nowhere in less than 45 minutes.
“Well, nobody said it was going to be easy,” he quips between tacos and gulps of ‘real’ Coca Cola. “We broke the bell housing on…
Pikes Peak Inaugurates New Cayman GT4 Clubsport Class
The buildup to each year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb offers some intriguing questions about performance, weather, road surface, and who will offer a car/driver combination that might challenge Sebastian Loeb’s now five-year old record time of 8:13.878. Thinking of the race from only the record-challenging aspect, one prospect comes to mind, the electric powered VW I.D. R Pikes Peak special driven by three-time overall winner Romain Dumas.
Auction Results May 2018
Bonhams: The Monaco Sale “Les Grandes Marques à Monaco” Sale: 11 May 2018 18:00 on, C.E.S.T. Subject to buyer’s premium of 15% plus VAT Sale prices listed here are the hammer price, without buyer’s premium or VAT and are quoted from www.hammerprice.com Lot 108 – 1959 Porsche Typ 356B Roadster – Estimate: $140,000-210,000 – Sold […]