Tag Archives: Porsche

Pedro Rodriguez, klemcoll, Porsche

Pedro’s Greatest Race?

On April 12, 1970 the BOAC 1000Km. Race, counting for the world championship for sports cars, was held at Brands Hatch, located in Kent south of London. Here is the Porsche 917K which was entered by John Weir’s team on behalf of Porsche and driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen. Their Porsche is shown […]

Porsche, kklemcoll, Stirling Moss, Syracuse Grand Prix

Porsche versus Ferrari

The Syracuse Grand Prix in 1960 was held on March 19th on the old public road circuit at Syracusa on the southeast coast of Sicily. The race was for Formula 2 cars then of 1500cc motor capacity. There was considerable interest from both the entrants and the spectators as this would become the capacity for […]

Porsche, Le Mans, John Paul, klemcoll

Some Americans at Le Mans

Here is the well-known modified Porsche 935/JLP2 of the team of John Paul Sr. and Jr. (with Briton Guy Edwards) at the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours which took place on June 14-15. The 1980 Le Mans was marked by rain that lasted on and off for the entire race.  Most of the Porsche 935s […]

Porsche, Targa Florioi, John Wyer, klemcoll, Peter Coltrin

How to Win the Targa Florio

The 1970 Targa Florio would be held over 11 laps of the 45-mile Piccolo Madonie circuit in Sicily taking place on May 3rd. But before practice and the race the Porsche works cars were gathered for a special photo shoot. The works team of the rear three cars was entered by the eponymous JW Automotive […]

Porsche, Targa Florio, klemcoll, Abarth

A Pretty Little Coupé…

For a change, let’s not look at only overall winners, although the Porsche shown in this image was indeed a winner. It is a one of twenty Porsche Carrera Abarth GTLs which were built to extend the competitive life of the 1600cc 356 Carrera GS. This is the GTL entered and driven by Paul-Ernst Strähle […]

Eau Rouge, Spa-Francorchamps, klemcoll, Porsche

High Speed at Eau Rouge

Here we have a Porsche 917K driven by Josef Siffert, who was teamed with Brian Redman, just crossing the bridge over Eau Rouge on the entry to the uphill nearly flat out Raidillon early during the May 17, 1970 running of the Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km. race which counted for that year’s Manufacturers Championship. Behind the Redman/Siffert […]

Ferrari, klemcoll

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

During this past Sunday a famous concours took place on the golf course of the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island in Florida. This event raises money for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation which supports a number of organizations in the Jacksonville area which provide needed services to ill and underprivileged residents. The Chairman […]

Dan Gurney, Stirling Moss,Maserati, Camoradi, Klemcoll, Nurburgring

And the Winners Are…

On the podium at the Nürburgring on May 22, 1960 are two happy fellows: Dan Gurney and Stirling Moss. They have just won the ADAC 1000 Km. race run on the famous Nordschliefe in a 2.9 liter Maserati T61 entered by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi USA Racing Team. Camoradi also had a second T61 for […]

An American in France

Here is many Americans’ favorite Grand Prix driver Dan Gurney taking the Nouveau Monde hairpin at the bottom of the Rouen-Les Essarts public road circuit during the French Grand Prix on July 8, 1962 in the Porsche 801 flat-8 Grand Prix car. The Porsche was a rather new car and had recently undergone substantial suspension […]

A Targa Winner

The Targa Florio was indeed one of the truly great open road races. In this running on May 8, 1960 it was done on total elapsed time over 10 laps of the 72 km Piccolo Madonie circuit in Sicily. The length of the circuit made it very difficult to learn and experienced rally drivers were […]