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Uk-based Prill Porsche Classics has partnered with American firm Huffaker Motorsport­s to support clients looking to compete on both sides of the Atlantic, assisting with entering events and shipping cars, as well as provision of insurance, support staff and equipment.

Prill Porsche Classics began as AJP Engineerin­g, founded by

Andy Prill (above, centre) in 1996, and has since expanded beyond his own racing of Porsches and servicing Group C cars to include other marques and models from its workshops in Halstead, Essex.

Joe Huffaker Snr developed his business from hot rods in the ʼ40s to racing cars in the ʼ60s, becoming Huffaker Engineerin­g in 1966. After 30 years of racing projects in the SCCA, IMSA and other series, Joe Huffaker Jnr refocused the business on historic events.

The co-operative between the two firms was inspired at the 2023 Le Mans Classic, where Andy was competing in his 1968 Porsche 911 T/R. Dave Hagan, managing partner of the ownership group that bought Huffaker in 2018, says: “After experienci­ng what a difference it makes having a local partner facilitate the end-to-end process of racing across the pond, Andy and I decided to team up and help others do the same.”

European racers will benefit from Huffakerʼs experience at events on the American west coast, such as the Rolex Monterey Motorsport­s Reunion, Rennsport Reunion and Velocity, as well as the rest of the USA, including at the Circuit of the Americas, Lime Rock, Watkins Glen and Daytona.

Prill Porsche Classics already supports American clients at the Le Mans Classic. “They especially like the longer-distance events such as the Tour Auto [above left] and Modena Cento Ore, because they get more value from their journey across the Atlantic,” says Andy. “Our philosophy is that you win races in the workshop – you only lose them at the track. And knowing what parts to have with you is important, too. You would be surprised how hard it is to get basic items in some places.”

For more details on both, see huffakermo­ and prillporsc­

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