OCTOBER 2007 (ISSUE 163)
Moving on a couple of years, if we could have put a picture of Walter Röhrl on the front cover, then we surely would. Why? Well he proved to be a most gracious and entertaining interviewee, as we knew he would be. And why not? Well, unfortunately people on front covers don’t sell car magazines. Walter’s garage contents consisted of a 964 RS and 997 GT3 RS, the latter in which he took us out or a spin and pulled some sideways shapes for the camera. Legend!
In a what goes around comes around sort of way, we had a 928 Club Sport on the front cover, or a Club Sport replica at least. And of course in this very issue, some 10-years later, we’re celebrating 40-years of the 928, reuniting Hans Stuck with his ex-porsche supplied 928 Club Sport at the Nürburgring. Funnily enough Walter was there, too. Honestly, he’s always hanging around! Of course 2007 was the 30th anniversary of the 928, although that fact seemed to pass us by.
Further into the issue Keith made his rally debut. Not as a driver, but as navigator in Mike Hick’s 914/6 on the Coppa d’europa. Despite a couple of wrong turns, it all went well, with 11th in class and friendship intact.
Moving back to the news pages and can it be 10-years ago that Porsche really started plugging the Cayenne Hybrid? Sure, it was two years from production, but we were invited to Weissach for a sneak preview of the technology. There was even a brief ride around the test facility in electric only mode and then the seamless transition as the V6 petrol engine took over. The future then, is very much with us now.