BACK TO THE ’60S
PORSCHEMUSEUMʼS VERYOWN 1964 PORSCHE 901
“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…