BACK TO THE ’60S

PORSCHEMUSEUMʼS VERYOWN 1964 PORSCHE 901

Classic Porsche - - Front Page - Keith Seume Edi­tor, Clas­sic Porsche clas­sic­porsche@ch­pltd.com

“KEPT THE CROWD ON ITS FEET, FROM UNION JACK TO CHE­QUERED FLAG…”

For any Porsche en­thu­si­ast with an in­ter­est in his­toric mo­tor sport, 2018 prom­ises to be an ex­cit­ing year, with Spa Clas­sic, Le Mans Clas­sic and Rennsport Reunion all tak­ing place within a few months of each other. At these events there is al­ways a mouth-wa­ter­ing se­lec­tion of clas­sic rac­ing Porsches to be seen, to the point where it all starts to smack of sen­sory over­load!

How­ever, we were very ex­cited to learn of a new Porsche race series, the 2.0-litre Cup, for pre-1966 SWB 911s. You can read more about it in Robert Bar­rie’s col­umn on page 24 of this is­sue, but I just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to the peo­ple be­hind the series, Peter Auto ( merci, Patrick Peter), Lee Maxted-page and James Turner for com­ing up with what prom­ises to be an ex­cit­ing four-race series, kick­ing off at Spa Clas­sic in May.

Any­one who at­tended the Good­wood Mem­bers’ Meet­ing in 2015 and watched the in­au­gu­ral Ald­ing­ton Tro­phy race for pre’66 911s will need no re­mind­ing of just how thrilling the sight of two dozen 911s in heated ‘com­bat’ can be. With tails wag­ging ex­it­ing the chi­cane, the cars kept the crowd on its feet, from Union Jack to che­quered flag. I can’t wait, and hope to be at Spa to wit­ness the in­evitable stam­pede to the first cor­ner…

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