In the world of Concours restorations, few cars go straight from “grass racing” on the show field directly to the racetrack. This year, we brought out two of the Ingram Collection’s fiberglass prototype Porsches restored to compete at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to compete at Rennsport Reunion 7, including our most recently completed Concours restoration, the 1967 Porsche Carrera 6 906E chassis 906-158.
Immediately following 906-158’s return to our campus after Pebble, our team removed the driveline to inspect the condition of its components and address anything that may have surfaced after the initial test miles and Tour d’Elegance. Once it was certain that the driveline was at its best, the team installed stronger CV-type axles and safety equipment required for the track. Since Virginia International Raceway is our local track, we loaded up the trailer and set off with the team to log a few hours of hard laps to try to expose any of the 906s shortcomings before leaving for the west coast. Professional racer and driving coach, Tom Long, was kind enough to join us to provide unbiased feedback after putting the 906 through its paces.
After a solid day of testing, we were confident that 906-158 was ready to return to the track in a competitive setting at the end of the month at Laguna Seca