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Porsche aims to repeat last year’s victory at Florida’s sports car classic, 12 Hours of Sebring, USA

Press Release 13/03/2015

Porsche 911 RSR (#911), Porsche North America: Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy

Porsche 911 RSR (#911), Porsche North America: Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy

Tudor United SportsCar Championship, round 2: 12 Hours of Sebring, USA

Porsche aims to repeat last year’s victory at Florida’s sports car classic

Stuttgart. The Sebring 12 Hours is the oldest and toughest sports car race in the USA. Three Porsche 911 RSR will tackle the GTLM class at the 63rd running of the prestigious classic contested on the Sebring International Raceway on 21 March.

For the Porsche North America works team and the Falken Tire customer squad, eight works drivers will do their utmost to repeat Porsche’s win from last year on the airfield circuit in the heart of Florida, which is notorious for its bumpy surface. With 18 overall victories and 67 class wins, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in the history of the Sebring 12 hour race.

The race
The Sebring International Raceway hosted the inaugural race on 31 December 1950. Built on a former airfield, the circuit with its 17 corners is 5.954 kilometres long. Immortalised on the winners’ list are racing legends like Juan Manuel Fangio, Dan Gurney, Hans Hermann, Jacky Ickx and Mario Andretti. Hollywood stars Paul Newman and Steve McQueen, who finished second overall in 1970 with a Porsche 908, have also fulfilled their racing dreams in Sebring.

Porsche drivers
Six Porsche factory pilots compete for Porsche North America in Sebring. Sharing the cockpit of the #911 Porsche 911 RSR are Patrick Pilet (France), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain).

Last year’s winners Jörg Bergmeister (Germany) as well as Earl Bamber (New Zealand) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France) share driving duties in the number 912 vehicle.

Tackling the race for the Falken Tire customer outfit are the Porsche works drivers Wolf Henzler (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA), reinforced by Bryan Sellers (USA). Porsche Junior Connor de Phillippi (USA) contests the GTD class at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT America fielded by Muehlner Motorsports.

 Porsche 911 RSR (#17), Team Falken Tire: Wolf Henzler, Patrick Long, Bryan Sellers


Porsche 911 RSR (#17), Team Falken Tire: Wolf Henzler, Patrick Long, Bryan Sellers

The Porsche vehicles
The Porsche 911 RSR and the Porsche 911 GT America, which are run in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, are based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car. As the successor to the winning 911 GT3 RSR, the 470 hp 911 RSR last season scored victories at America’s most prestigious long-distance classics in Daytona, Sebring and Petit Le Mans. For 2015, the winning racer from Weissach has received improvements in many areas.

Porsche 911 RSR (#912), Porsche North America: Jörg Bergmeister, Earl Bamber, Frédéric Makowiecki

Porsche 911 RSR (#912), Porsche North America: Jörg Bergmeister, Earl Bamber, Frédéric Makowiecki

The Porsche 911 GT America, built specifically for the GTD class of the 2014-inaugurated Tudor United SportsCar Championship, features a four-litre, six-cylinder engine and also produces 470 hp. The vehicle is an improved version of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the most successful and widely-produced race car in the world.

Porsche’s successes
The first outright victory for Porsche in Sebring came in 1960 courtesy of Hans Herrmann and Olivier Gendebien in the Porsche 718 RS/60; the most recent in 2008 was clinched by Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Emmanuel Collard with the Porsche RS Spyder. Porsche’s list of successes also includes no less than 67 class wins at this race. The most recent success was last year with Jörg Bergmeister, Michael Christensen and Patrick Long at the wheel of the Porsche 911 RSR.

The schedule
The 12 Hours of Sebring takes off on Saturday, 21 March, at 10.45 hrs local time (16.45 hrs CET) and can be viewed live in the Internet on www.imsa.com as well as on the motorsport channel Motors TV.

Comments before the race
Dr.Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche Head of Motorsport: “After Daytona, Sebring is the second great long distance classic on the Tudor United SportsCar Championship calendar. Although the race is only half the duration of Daytona, it is almost tougher because of the very demanding and bumpy track.”

Dr. Frank Walliser, Overall 918 Spyder Project Manager

Dr. Frank Walliser, Overall 918 Spyder Project Manager

Patrick Pilet (#911): “Sebring is a very special race on a very special circuit. It’s always a hard fight for victory and the avid fans give the whole event a fantastic ambience.”

 Porsche North America: Patrick Pilet


Porsche North America: Patrick Pilet

Nick Tandy (#911): “It’s always a highlight to compete in Sebring, regardless in which series you compete for the rest of the year. On this storied track you truly breathe sports car history and that fascinates me.”

Porsche North America: Nick Tandy

Porsche North America: Nick Tandy

Richard Lietz (#911): “Sebring is a race that throws extremes at you. You can’t afford to make the slightest error – if you do you have no chance.”

 Porsche North America: Richard Lietz


Porsche North America: Richard Lietz

Earl Bamber (#912): “It didn’t go so well for us at Daytona, so now I’m hoping we can make up lost ground in the championship at Sebring.”

 Porsche North America, Earl Bamber


Porsche North America, Earl Bamber

Jörg Bergmeister (#912): “Sebring is a real classic. To drive at the limit on this bumpy track takes everything from a driver. But it’s always huge fun.”

 Porsche North America: Joerg Bergmeister


Porsche North America: Joerg Bergmeister

Frédéric Makowiecki (#912): “At Daytona we weren’t able to really underline the potential of the 911 RSR over the whole distance. Now I’m hoping we can do this in Sebring and fight for victory.”

Porsche North America: Frédéric Makowiecki

Porsche North America: Frédéric Makowiecki

Wolf Henzler (#17): “Last year Sebring was the first race with the 911 RSR for my Falken Tire team. Since then we’ve won Petit Le Mans and now I reckon our chances for victory in Sebring look good as well.”

Team Falken Tire: Wolf Henzler

Team Falken Tire: Wolf Henzler

Patrick Long (#17): “Even though I’m concentrating on my WEC campaign with Patrick Dempsey, I’m looking forward to the chance of supporting Wolf and Bryan in Sebring.”

Team Falken Tire: PatrickLong

Team Falken Tire: PatrickLong

This is the Tudor United SportsCar Championship
The Tudor United SportsCar Championship is a new sports car race series contested in the USA and Canada which was run in 2014 for the first time.

The series was formed from the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Series. Sports prototypes and sports cars start in four different classes: GTLM (GT Le Mans), GTD (GT Daytona), P (Prototype) and PC (Prototype Challenge). The Porsche 911 RSR runs in the GTLM class, with the Porsche 911 GT America contesting the GTD class.

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Communication Porsche AG
Motorsport Press

 

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New Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System

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The purpose-built unit combines the style of yesteryear with the benefits of modern technology. It fits perfectly into the DIN-1 slot that has been used in the sports cars for decades and is operated by means of two knobs, six discreetly integrated buttons and a touch-sensitive 3.5-inch display.

Classic on the outside yet ultra modern on the inside: the Porsche Classic Radio Navigation System.

It is suitable for all classic Porsche cars with a DIN-1 slot. From the 911 F-model, to the 911 type 993, and for both four and eight-cylinder vehicles (excluding the Porsche 356).
This short video clip points out the most important USPs: Map-Navigation, phone calls via bluetooth, the use of the USB port and perfect fitting into the dashboard.

Thanks to the appearance of the black surface and the shape of the knobs, which are supplied in two authentically styled versions as standard, the navigation radio blends harmoniously into the dashboard of classic Porsche models. It bears the Porsche lettering and is suitable for the sports car generations between the first 911 from the 1960s and the last of the 911 series with air cooling from the mid 1990s (993 series), including the earlier front-engine and mid-engine models.

Exclusively developed and adapted for classic Porsche sports cars

The new navigation radio comes with all the key features of today’s systems. In addition to low-interference radio reception and precise navigation, it has interfaces for a variety of external music sources that can be controlled from the display. A smartphone can be connected via Bluetooth. In addition, the classic radio not only has a built-in microphone but also comes with an external microphone. The integrated amplifier delivers 4×45 watts and can be connected either directly to the loudspeakers or to the original sound system using an optional adapter cable.

Porsche Cayenne GTS Cayenne Turbo S

The navigation radio by Porsche Classic

The new navigation radio has been exclusively developed for Porsche Classic and specially for the classic sports cars. Radio reception, for instance, has been optimised for the built-in aerial supplied ex-works, which is generally only a single telescope. The operating concept of the device is based on Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and has undergone extensive testing at the Technical University in Munich to verify its user friendliness.

Numerous trial journeys have been undertaken in Europe to test the country-specific navigation. Drivers have a choice of arrows and two-dimensional or three-dimensional maps to display the route. The maps are stored on a microSD card with eight gigabytes of memory and are updated regularly. In Germany, the new navigation radio is available immediately from Porsche Classic Partners or Centres and costs 1,184 euros including VAT.

Porsche Classic combines tradition and innovation of modern and vintage cars

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Porsche Classic is a division of the sports car manufacturer responsible for the maintenance of vehicles which were generally produced more than ten years ago. Its services cover all aspects of care and technical literature as well as the supply and reproduction of original parts and even extend to complete restoration. The company is expanding its international dealer and service network to around 100 Porsche Classic Partners for the optimal support and overhaul of classic cars in the next years.

Porsche customers and potential customers can expect the complete range of Porsche Classic services from the partners. Through this measure, Porsche has integrated the care and value retention of modern classic and vintage cars in an innovative service concept, closely linking Porsche tradition and Porsche innovation.

Source: Communication Porsche AG
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Video: Need a Stocking Stuffer? “Life’s Too Short To Drive Boring Cars” decal, special limited time offer! Free Shipping too!

"Life’s Too Short To Drive Boring Cars" decal

“Life’s Too Short To Drive Boring Cars” decal

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – need a GREAT stocking stuffer?
Check out “Life’s Too Short To Drive Boring Cars” decal. I just love this!

My friends over at Porsche Marketplace has this exclusive decal that is perfect for any Porsche enthusiast. These are made from a high quality vinyl and are great for placing on multiple types of surfaces (windows, laptops, etc..).

It measures at about 7in x 3in. All orders placed will be shipped out same day or the next morning if the product is in stock!

My friends at Porsche Marketplace are offering a special code “dd3off” to use when checking out and it will take $3 off EACH decal purchased and includes FREE SHIPPING anywhere on all of these specific decals for the holidays!


Get yours today!


Remember : Special coupon code to use is “dd3off” for $3.00 OFF
Here is a direct link to the decal:
http://www.porschemarketplace.net/pr…/lifes-too-short-decal/

Coupon code:
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Please remember that the discount will be applied at the check out. Once the order is placed on the top of the screen it will ask if you have a coupon code. Click it and type in dd3off and you will receive $3 off EACH decal purchased!

Hurry while supplies last. While you’re at it, take a look at all the other great things they have to offer too.

Enjoy, Happy Holidays from me to you!!

Dede

BTW, When you’re placing your much needed order, take a few minutes and watch this video

“Life’s Too Short To Drive Boring Cars”…enjoy!

 
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‎”CARS”
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 Music video by Gary Numan performing Cars by Gary Numan.

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Car Crime: Help Find This Rare Porsche Stolen At The Nürburgring(via @Jalopnik)

 
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‎…nothing like a nice shot of #RWB #PORSCHE #FLATFACE #ILLEST #HELLAFLUSH & the QUEEN MARY in the background — at The Queen Mary.

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PERFECT…#PORSCHE 3.5.6.PICNIC

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“IDENTIFICATION PLEASE”
Click “LIKE” if you have a license to drive….!

Imagine being stopped by these elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. “STORMTROOPERS”(in German Stoßtruppen, “shock troops”)
the 501st Legion, raising money for Heart Kids at a car show in Tasmania this February.
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For sale: The Harrison Porsche Collection – significant rare, road and competition Porsches

The Harrison Porsche Collection

Maxted-Page Limited is very proud to be the appointed agents in offering for sale The Harrison Porsche Collection

5 Porsches out 7 are still available for sale.

A wide and significant collection of rare, road and competition Porsches, passionately acquired and owned by Gerald Harrison over the last 10 years.

Gerald Harrison’s passion for speed and adventure on land, sea and in the air has taken him into new directions within aviation, which now consumes most of his time, leaving little time to drive and enjoy this fine collection of Porsches.

A rare opportunity for the serious collector and or historic racing driver to acquire some of the most highly sought after and exceptional historic Porsche’s, which rarely ever come to the market together in this way.

Read on about The Harrison Porsche Collection from Maxted-Page, and head to their website here for more.

Reinhold Plank ~ Concours Restored
1951 Porsche 356 Pre A Coupe
Chassis # 5447

SOLD

 

The ex-Peter Gregg / Brumos Porsche
1964 Porsche 904 GTS
Chassis # 904 068

 

1966 Targa Florio & European Sportscar Championship – First production built Carrera 6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
Chassis # 906 101

SOLD

Ex-Vanina Ickx
1972 Porsche 911 2.4S
Chassis # 911 230 1725

 

Four times Le Mans and 1981 GT Class winner
1976 Porsche 934
Chassis # 930 670 0177
Production no: 106 4619

17,000 miles from new
1996 Porsche 993 Carrera GT2
Chassis # WPOZZZ99ZTS392138

One owner from new
2005 RUF Turbo R Coupe LHD
Chassis # W09BD03665PR06024

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Photography credits  – Fluid Images, Serger Giesbers & Maxted-Page Limited.

 
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Up For Sale: ex-Peter Gregg Brumos Porsche 1964 Porsche 904 GTS

 

The Harrison Collection – The ex-Peter Gregg / Brumos Porsche1964 – Porsche 904 GTS

14 March 2012 – This Fabulous rebuilt, fast and historic 1964 Porsche 904 GTS has been made available for sale by Maxted-Page as part of the Harrison Porsche Collection.

Which comes fully race-prepared, complete with a set of spare wheels, FIA HTP paperwork, Monaco road registration and a comprehensively documented history file.at Maxted-Page.

Read on for the official word and the car’s full racing history from Maxted-Page, and head to their website here for more.

Chassis #904 068

The 904 GTS was launched in 1964 as a successor to the 1957-introduced type 718 model, which had been previously been campaigned by both the factory and privateers worldwide, essentially as an aluminium-bodied open-cockpit sports-racing spyder, constructed on a tubular space frame.

The new 904 GTS – a mid-engined two-seater coupe – would have neither a tubular space-frame nor an aluminium body and represented a completely new design phase. In an effort to reduce production costs and build a minimum of 100 cars in order to homologate the 904 into the Grand Touring Class, the 904 was constructed from a box-section steel chassis and a fibreglass body, realised by the Heinkel Fleugzeugbau aircraft company who had spare capacity at the time.

One hundred and sixteen cars were built, mostly powered by a 180hp 2.0 litre 4-cylinder four-cam engine originally designed by Ernst Fuhmann in the 1950s. Towards the end of 904 production, however, a small batch of cars were also homologated and fitted with a 6-cylinder (2.0 911-derived) engine with twin triple-choke Weber carburettors and twin-plug ignition, thus raising the power output to nearer 210hp.

The race prepared 904 GTS weighed just 655 kgs and through 1964-65 achieved considerable international competition success at everything from hill climbs and the Monte Carlo Rally right up to the World Sporstcar Championship and long distance 24-hour endurance races.

Chassis 904 068

A well-known Porsche 904 which raced in the Americas during the mid-1960s. This beautifully re-built and well-documented 904 GTS was supplied new in June 1964 via Brumos in Jacksonville/Florida, USA to Bruce Jones Jr. of Macon, Georgia finished in Silbermetallic with Blau Velour interior.

Bruce Jones Jr. covered just 5788kms before the car was returned to Brumos to be prepared for future, famed Porsche racer Peter Gregg to drive.

Gregg would become the owner of Brumos Porschein August 1965 and began to race ‘068’ extensively in the US and Bahamas between 1964-66. Latterly teaming up with co-driver George Drolsom in 1966, the pair finished 3rd in class with ‘068’ in the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour race.

904 068 – Competition history with Brumos Porsche

Date

Race

Driver

Result

Sept 1964

Daytona (National Race)

Peter Gregg

Nov 1964

Nassau Tourist Trophy

Peter Gregg

12th

Dec 1964

Nassau Governors Trophy

Peter Gregg

12th

Feb 1965

Daytona Continental 2000 kms

Peter Gregg / George Barber

8th (2nd in class)

Apr 1965

Pensacola USRRC

Peter Gregg

DNF

May 1965

Bridgehampton Vanderbilt Cup

Peter Gregg

DNF

Jun 1965

Osceola (Florida) SCCA

Peter Gregg

1st

Sept 1965

Daytona SCCA National

Peter Gregg

2nd

Sept 1965

Daytona SCCA National

Peter Gregg

2nd

Sept 1965

Daytona – Paul Whiteman Trophy

Peter Gregg

DNF

Nov 1965

Nassau Tourist Trophy

Peter Gregg

2nd (1st in class)

Dec 1965

Nassau Trophy

Peter Gregg

11th (2nd in class)

Feb 1966

Daytona 24 hrs

Peter Gregg / George Drolsom

10th (3rd in class)

Following the 1966 Daytona 24hrs, Brumos sold ‘068’ to the father of a young, amateur racer from Jacksonville named Bill Hall. Soon after, however, Hall unfortunately had a tragic accident racing the 904 at an SCCA race in Savannah, Georgia and the car was split in half. The wreck was returned to Brumos where it remained un-repaired.

In 1971 the remains were sold on to fellow Porsche racer and US Porsche Distributor, Vasek Polak. In 1972, it is known that parts of the suspension were removed and used by Dieter Inzenhofer, Polak’s chief mechanic, to rebuild 904-064, but the rest of ‘068’ was untouched and remained in storage in Polak’s warehouse for the next 25 years.

By the late nineties, Polak had started to discuss rebuilding the car and sent it to US Porsche restoration specialist Kevin Jeanette of Gunnar Racing, Florida but passed away in 1997 just before the project started. However, through Jeanette in 2000, ‘068’ was sold to Michael Robottom of Jersey who commissioned Jeanette to completely rebuild the car as Polak had intended.

A lengthy, multi-year restoration followed with meticulous attention paid to every detail before ‘068’ was finally completed in 2009 and fitted with a newly-built (2.0 litre 6-cylinder twin-plug) race engine and correct 904 gearbox. Upon completion, the car was exhibited at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and won the trophy for ‘Best Race Car

In 2010, ‘068’ was shipped and imported into the UK by Michael Robottom, whereupon it was UK road-registered and import duties paid. It was then acquired, via ourselves, by the Harrison collection and fully prepared for historic competition use by our sister company, Maxted-Page & Prill Ltd.

The car was entered and raced by Gerald and Chloe Harrison in the competition category of the 2011 Tour Auto later in the same year raced in the 2011 Spa 6 hours endurance race.

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News Update:

Recently the 904 featured in the 2011 Spa Six Hour endurance pre-1965 Touring and GT race where it performed faultlessly throughout.

Click here for a race report featured on the sister site Maxted-Page and Prill, and to see some in car footage from the day follow this link: www.youtube.com/904

Download .pdf file with additional information

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1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder sold for $4.4 million most valuable Porsche ever sold at auction in the world

Led by the Record-Breaking $4.4 million Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder, Gooding & Company Realizes an Outstanding $36 million Amelia Island Auction

The top-selling lot of the weekend in Amelia Island, the $4.4 million 1973 Porsche 917 Can-Am Spyder Sets a Double Record for a Porsche and a 917 at Auction. Ten Cars Sold for More Than $1 Million Each Eleven World Records Realized with 91% Sold

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (March 10, 2012) – Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to announce more than $36 million in sales from 70 out of 77 lots sold at its Amelia Island Auction, more than doubling its results from 2010 and establishing a new auction record for Amelia Island.

Actual final dollar sale listing from Gooding & Co!

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Led by many extraordinary Porsche racing cars that were part of the Drendel Family Collection, 11 world records were achieved. The top-selling lot of the Amelia Island weekend, the 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder sold for $4.4 million and is now the most valuable Porsche ever sold at auction in the world.

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President and founder David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross entertained guests throughout the day’s many auction highlights which included lively bidding wars, more than ten individual sales over a million dollars and a surprise stage appearance by Derek Bell. The world-renowned race car driver introduced the significant 1984 Porsche 962, which he piloted in one of the most competitive races in Daytona history.

In addition to the 17 exceptional Drendel Family Collection Porsches that sold for more than $17.7million. Gooding & Company auctioned off a wide variety of unique collector cars, such as the 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder that sold for $3.685 million, the 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe that sold for $1.375 million and the 1948 Tucker 48 that sold for $1.32 million.

“We are extremely pleased with our $36 million auction results, as it underscores the continued strength at the top of the collector car market,” says David Gooding, President and founder. “I’m proud of ourteam, delighted for our clients and I believe we managed to raise the bar this weekend on many levels.”

In response to the successful results, Charlie Ross, Gooding & Company’s acclaimed auctioneer said,

“Yet again, our Amelia Island Auction proved that, if you have the best, the sky is the limit!”

Gooding & Company realized 11 outstanding world records yesterday, listed as follows:
• The 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder (lot 57) at $4,400,000,
a double world auction record for a Porsche and a 917.
• The 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder (lot 15) at $3,685,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 550 Spyder.
• The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 (lot 55) at $3,245,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 911.
• The 1976 Porsche 935/76 (lot 47) at $2,530,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 935.
• The 1984 Porsche 962 (lot 53) at $1,925,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 962.
• The 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution (lot 49) at $1,265,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 911 GT1.
• The 1967 Porsche 906E (lot 69) at $1,001,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 906.
• The 1976 Porsche 934 (lot 51) at $891,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 934.
• The 1980 Porsche 924 GTP (lot 48) at $385,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 924.
• The 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS (lot 60) at $346,500,
a world auction record for a Porsche 968.
• The 1981 Porsche 944 GTP (lot 58) at $308,000,
a world auction record for a Porsche 944.

Gooding & Company’s top ten results from Friday’s auction are as follows:
• 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder at $4,400,000 (lot 57)
• 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder at $3,685,000 (lot 15)
• 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.14 at $3,245,000 (lot 55)
• 1976 Porsche 935/76 at $2,530,000 (lot 47)
• 1984 Porsche 962 at $1,925,000 (lot 53)
• 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe at $1,375,000 (lot 71)
• 1948 Tucker 48 at $1,320,000 (lot 78)
• 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution at $1,265,000 (lot 49)
• 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider at $1,001,000 (lot 33)
• 1967 Porsche 906E at $1,001,000 (lot 69)
*Prices are in US Dollars, including buyer’s premium. Gooding & Company is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

A complete list of prices realized is posted on Goodingco.com following every auction.
Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction $36 Million Results

About Gooding & Company
Gooding & Company, internationally celebrated for its world-class automotive auctions, provides unparalleled service in the collector car market, offering a wide range of services including private and estate sales, appraisals and collection management.

In the past two years, Gooding & Company hasrealized the most prestigious automotive records in the world  for a Car Sold at Auction with the iconic 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype at $16.39 million, an American Car at Auction with the 1931 Whittell Coupe Duesenberg Model J at $10.34 million, and the undisclosed private treaty sale of the world’s Most Valuable Car with the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic.

The auction house ignited 2012 when it achieved extraordinary results at its annual Scottsdale Auctions in January with more than $39.8 million in sales and 98% sold.

Renowned for its annual standing as the official auction house for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Gooding & Company will return to Pebble Beach, California on August 18 & 19, 2012.

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive re-imagination project.

As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the resort is recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, rich in recreational activities.

The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla.

The property sits on three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches and includes 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops as well as the nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; nine culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including water sports, horseback riding, walking, hiking and Segway tours.

With 249 guest rooms in the oceanfront resort, the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offer 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views.

For more information, please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omniameliaislandplantation.com.

Source: Gooding & Company
CONTACT:
Katie Hellwig
Gooding & Company
(310) 526-0584
Katie@goodingco.com

 
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Porsche returns to Forza Motorsport 4 – Arrives on Xbox LIVE May 22nd, 2012

Start your engines!

One of the most talked-about drawbacks to Forza Motorsport 4 upon it’s release was the lack of Porsche, a brand that has been apart of the franchise since its inception in 2005.

The first look at the Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack, which will arrive on Xbox LIVE on May 22, featuring content and gameplay experiences solely dedicated to one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands.

Porsche Expansion Pack  Announcement

Forza Motorsport – March 5, 2012 – by BRIAN EKBERG

This is the kind of news that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops:

Porsche is returning to Forza Motorsport!

Today we’re unveiling the first look at the Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack, which will arrive on Xbox LIVE on May 22, featuring content and gameplay experiences solely dedicated to one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands.

First up, the cars. The Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Pack will feature 30 incredible Porsche models for you to collect, drive, and customize, including two models announced today: the 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic and the 2010 Porsche Boxster S. Seven of the 30 Porsche models that will be featured in the Porsche Expansion Pack are brand new to the Forza franchise—look for more car details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Porsche Expansion Pack is more than just cars, however. The pack will also feature 20 brand new Porsche-centric events to be added to your Forza 4 career, as well as 10 new Xbox LIVE Achievements (worth a total of 250 Gamerscore points) all centered around Porsche.  In addition, players can expect to see Porsche models in the AI field when racing in events, as well as integrated into Forza 4’s level reward structure.

Upon the release of the Porsche Expansion Pack, fans can expect Porsche-themed Rivals Mode events and new online multiplayer hoppers dedicated to the dozens of Porsche models in the pack. In short, our goal is to deliver the most comprehensive and fun Porsche experience available in any racing game today!

Now, thanks to a new agreement, the marque is back in Forza Motorsport 4 and it’s returning after the short hiatus in grand fashion.

Releasing this May, the Porsche Expansion Pack brings with it 30 vehicles; 23 of which are returning from Forza Motorsport 3, and 7 are all-new to the franchise.

It doesn’t end there, oh no, it also brings with it 20 brand-new Porsche-centric events, 10 new achievements totaling at 250 Gamerscore, and a wealth of online integration as well.

It will be available on said date at 1600 Microsoft Points ($20 USD).

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VIDEOS: PORSCHE EXCELLENCE MAGAZINE PORSCHE 904 GTS PHOTO SHOOT AND STORY

From Porsche Excellence Magazine photo shoot  Sept 2010 issue, feature story

” 904 Driver “.

1964 Carrera Chassis #0028 – 2.0 Porsche 904 GTS (Gerhard Koch) 7th (2nd in class)  [chassis 904 028]

You will see some original sketches done in the early 70’s by the owner in the opening part of video one of the three part videos, along with the exhaust notes coming from the early six cylinder.

You will see Dave Conklin of Porsche Excellence as he goes through his photo shoot and sets up the 904 in different locations.

You will also see the 904 with racing history in motion with the great sounding exhaust note.

Some 904 photos taken during the Porsche Excellence Photo Shoot, in between the filming.

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Source: Photos & videos by Nick Moskatow Carrera GTS Club

“904 Driver”  Story

A cage-free 904 that’s been on the road since 1972.

Story and Photos by David Conklin

Wow, a 904! ….Is that one of those new kits?” asked the soccer dad leaning out of his “soccer van.” Alex Pollock stepped towards him and replied, “No, that’s the real thing.” “Really? I never thought I would see one of those in Detroit,” said the soccer dad, before dropping his van into gear and slowly pulling away, still glancing back at the diminutive silver racer.

For my part, I’m not sure what’s more out of the ordinary: a 904 in the heart of Detroit or a casual observer in Detroit recognizing it! Detroit is, after all, the home of the Big Three, muscle cars, and rust. While some designers at the domestic automakers indulged themselves with European exotica, “little foreign jobs” weren’t really looked upon kindly here. That was especially true in 1972, when Alex purchased his 904.

Alex’s love affair with Porsche’s first fiberglass flier had started several years earlier and hundreds of miles south of the Motor City — when he was a student at the Uni­versity of Florida with a passion for sports-car racing. He went to Day­tona and Sebring every chance he got. He watched George Follmer win the GT class at the 12 Hours of Sebring in a 904, and promptly fell in love with the car. Away from the track, he purchased a plastic model kit of a 904 and decided that, one day, he would own the real thing.

Once he had graduated from college and was making a good living as an engineer, Alex bought a used 1967 911. He couldn’t shake his hankering for a 904, but as things turned out, the path from plastic model to plastic Porsche was a relatively short one — albeit one punctuated by a move to Detroit and a wedding.

In time, Alex placed a want ad in Hem­mings Motor News to see what might surface. Not long after, his phone rang. Uwe Buehl was on the other end, saying that on his lot in Pennsylvania was a 904, white with blue trim and equipped with a four-cam engine that would fit both expectation and budget. It was 904-028, and by 1972 it wasn’t much more than an old, used-up race car. In fact, Alex says he was young and impetuous, and that he should have looked the car over more carefully, calling its condition at the time “tortured.”

The 904 had earned its scars. Its first several years were spent on the racing circuits of Europe. First delivered to Ger­hard Koch in Germany, 028 competed in and typically won the GT class in regional Flug­platz­rennen (airfield races) in 1964. More noteworthy were a second-place finish in the 500 kilometers of Spa in May and a series of class wins at the Nür­burgring, the GP de Paris, and the GP Angola.

With a works ride for 1965, Koch sold 904-028 to Rainer Ising of Munich. Ising and Bernd Deg­ner piloted the car to a significant victory that year: the GT class win in the 84-hour Marathon de la Route at the Nür­burgring.

In 1966, the Porsche was brought into the U.S. by Uwe Buehl for yet another new owner, Roger Neuman in Pennsylvania. He kept 904-028 for only one year before selling it to fellow Penn­sylvanian Dieter Oest, who campaigned it throughout the 1967 season before replacing it with another 904.  Continue reading <<<here>>>

 

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Internet Public Auto Award for Porsche’s Gran Turismo at Geneva Motor Show

  Porsche Panamera is Europe’s most popular car for the second time  

Panamera GTS

Stuttgart. The Porsche Panamera has won the Internet Auto Award in the higher and luxury class.

Users of Internet portal AutoScout24 gave pride of place to the Gran Turismo for the second time since 2010.

Dr. Gernot Döllner, Director Product Line Panamera, accepted the evening award on behalf of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart at the Geneva Motor Show.

 

“The Panamera offers the ideal combination of sportiness and practicality,” said Dr. Döllner.

“With a choice of nine different Panamera models, we offer a model diversity unrivalled by any other competitor in this segment,” Dr. Döllner continued.

The offering comprises economical six-cylinder vehicles, a particularly fuel-efficient diesel and a full-hybrid version, which can be driven on purely electric power. These are complemented by the sporty S, GTS, Turbo or Turbo S models.

The power range extends from 250 hp to 550 hp. The Panamera is available with rear or all-wheel drive, manual transmission, eight-speed automatic transmission or Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK).

Europe’s largest Internet public award offered a choice of 351 models in ten vehicle categories.

Approximately 162,000 online users from eight European countries took part in the ballot.

Source: Porsche AG Media Database

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SAVE THE DATE: URQ Pikes Peak International Hillclimb meet Walter Röhrl — 25th Anniversary July 2012 — 90th Race to the Clouds

July 8th, 2012 will mark the twenty-five year anniversary win of “perhaps” the greatest rally driver of all time—Walter Röhrl. And in recent years, he has been retained as the senior test driver for Porsche road cars

According to Facebook Tim Maskus Motorgeek.com Forum, and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (Official Site) on Facebook ….Audi has just confirmed Walter Rohrl will be attending this years Pikes Peak Hill Climb as a VIP guest.

It is the 25th Aniversary of his record winning run up the Hill. This is great news . Walter Rohrl will be part of this years PPIHC.

Save the date, July 8th, 2012 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb—90th Race to the Clouds.

More Information Here from PPIHC as it comes in, stay tuned.

Cool and collected, Röhrl piloted an Audi sport quattro S1 up the world’s highest highway in record time of 10:47.85 minutes.

Walter Röhrl triumphed at Pikes Peak 25 years ago

* Convincing victory in 1987 in Colorado with Sport quattro S1
* 19.99 kilometres, 156 corners, with over 600 bhp
* Audi won the famous hill-climb race three years running

Of the many rally victories recorded by Audi in the 1980s, the last one was particularly memorable: 25 years ago, on 11 July 1987, Walter Röhrl and his Audi Sport quattro S1 won the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the US state of Colorado.

Walter Röhrl and Audi, the best driver and the most successful rallying team at that time, enjoyed a close and always extremely intensive relationship. Röhrl, the world champion of 1980 and 1982, had joined the Ingolstadt team in 1984 at a time when the brand with the four rings dominated the entire rallying scene.

The permanent four-wheel drive system left the rear-wheel-drive competitor vehicles with no chance whatsoever. A mere two years after first testing the Audi quattro at the end of 1980, Audi had already clinched the manufacturers’ world title. The Finn Hannu Mikkola won the drivers’ world championship in 1983, and in the following year Audi took both titles, with Stig Blomqvist from Sweden topping the drivers’ rankings.

Walter Röhrl was emotional and happy following his victory, and seemed close to tears. He later stated:

“All I can say is that it was great to take part. It was crazy, but often it is in fact the crazy things which are the best in life. It was the very pinnacle of what can be done with a rally car.”

To commemorate this victory, ACNA members will gather at the starting line to watch as racers rev their engines, embracing the mighty challenge as they quest for victory, just as Walter did 25 years ago…..http://forums.quattroworld.com/quattro/msgs/6277.phtml

Stay with the video, for the most part not in English..but great video and music to your ears!

It’s a gathering of like-minded Audi enthusiasts that will share a spirit of adventure as they gather for the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb–Race to the Clouds.

About Walter Röhrl:

Walter Röhrl (born 7 March 1947 in Regensburg) is a German rally and auto racing driver, with victories for FiatOpelLancia and Audi as well asPorscheFord and BMW.

At the age of 16, Röhrl began working for the commercial director of a company that legally represented the Bishop of Regensburg along with 6 further Bishops in Bavaria, and skiied in his spare time. In time he became a qualified ski instructor and a keen driver, and became the chauffer to the commercial director, covering up to 120,000 kilometres annually. Some unqualified reports have stated he was once the Bishop’s own driver, but this has been acknowledged as untrue. Having also now been active in sports like skiing, Röhrl was invited to drive his first rally in 1968.

Röhrl was a World Rally Championship favorite throughout the 1970s and 1980s, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times with four different marques. His co-driver for many years was Christian Geistdörfer. His Fiat 131 Abarth carried him to the 1980 title, clinched with his victory in that year’s San Remo rally, but it was arguably his equivalent success in 1982 that impressed most of all, with Röhrl fending off audacious four-wheel drive opposition, led by Audi‘s resurgent Michèle Mouton, to take the title, by virtue of consistency, in his increasingly outmoded rear-drive Opel Ascona 400. It was also during this time that he won the African Rally Championship, in 1982.

In 1983, he joined Lancia to pilot the new, rear-wheel drive Lancia 037, before finally changing his machinery, in 1984, to the four-wheel drive Audi Quattro, an automobile actually incidentally produced in his home state of Bavaria.

Despite being selective in his choice of top-level events, albeit during a time when this was a less unusual occurrence for top-line drivers in the championship, he still scored 14 WRC victories in his career.

Röhrl was also successful in road racing events, and called “Genius on Wheels” by Niki Lauda. In the 1992 24 Hours Nürburgring race which saw fog and heavy rain in the night, he hardly slowed down, anticipating the corners by timing. The race was nevertheless interrupted for hours.

Best rally driver of all time

In Italy, a jury selected 100 motor sports experts from around the world named Walter Röhrl as “the best rally driver of all time.”
Here are the standings table from the magazine “Rally-Sprint” (anno numero 3 1/2):

In Italy, he was elected “Rallye driver of the century”. In France he was elected “Rallye driver of the millennium” in November 2000.

In recent years, he has been retained as the senior test driver for Porsche road cars, famously setting quick laptimes for them testing round the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife, for example with the Porsche Carrera GT.

Röhrl was expected to make his competitive return to the Nürburgring 24 hour race in 2010 at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. However, he was forced to withdraw from the event due to a back injury. It was to be his first 24 hour race in 17 years, since his last start in 1993.

Source: Facebook Tim Maskus Motorgeek.com Forum, and Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (Official Site)

Walter Röhrl – Flash-Intro

www.roehrl-walter.de/

 

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VIDEOS: PORSCHE CAMP4 Ice Drifting in a Brand New Porsches 2012

 Hot cars on ice!

Drivers flex winter driving muscles in redesigned 2012 Porsche 911

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

“Driving on ice requires very little input from the steering wheel and a lot of input from the accelerator pedal

Drifting sideways in the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera S is a great feeling.

It’s Porsche Camp4.  30 Pfaff Porsche enthusiasts about to learn all about oversteer and understeer on ice–in brand new Porsches.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

For the uninitiated, Kai, the German Porsche Factory driver, explains the differences between oversteer and understeer.

“Ven you understeer, you zee vot you hit. Ven you oversteer, you hear vot you hit.”

Kai,the German Porsche Factory driver explains that a car handles on ice just as it does on tarmac.

The difference is that you reach the limits of adhesion on tarmac at speeds in excess of 150 km/hr. On ice you reach those same limits at 30 km/hr.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

Professional driving instructors coach you the entire day. Drive around racecourses carved from ice, swinging cars through slaloms, learning how to drift in large circles on a skid pan.

(Courtesy of Andrew Taylor)

Driving on ice requires very little input from the steering wheel and a lot of input from the accelerator pedal. When you get it right, you are effectively swinging the car sideways from corner to corner, like the pendulum on an old grandfather clock, in a constant state of oversteer.

The drivers spin out of control more times than one would care to admit, as the instructors stand at the corner exits laughing and doing pirouettes like clumsy ballerinas as drivers slide around the course.

What a blissful day for everyone left smiling. A great way to make fast friends who share a unique understanding of how Porsche cars behaved when driven to the limit.

 

SOURCE: Andrew Taylor @ pfaffleasing.com.

 

 
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UPDATE: MORE VIDEO – Porsche 935 K3 – Apple’s iPorsche – Tribute to Steve Jobs

Porsche 935 K3 – Apple

This is  the Apple Computer that car raced at the 1980 Le Mans 24hrs by Allan Moffat for Dick Barbour Racing. Driven by Bobby Rahal, Allan Moffet & Bob Garretson.

Unfortunately they retired after 11hrs with a melted piston. Later that year Rahal and Garretson, along with veteran Brian Redman won the Daytona 24 Hours. Allan Moffat later drove a Mazda RX 7 at Le Mans and finished 14th in 1982.

Before Bobby Rahal raced in the CART series and started Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (the team which builds and races the ALMS 90 and 92 BMW M3s), he drove a Porsche 935 sponsored by Apple Computers.


The Porsche 935 K3 was third in a line of 935 variants developed by Kremer Racing, the Kremer 3 (K3) had a twin-turbocharged, 3.2 litre flat six motor producing upwards of 740 to 800bhp.

But power alone would not be enough to battle the factory built 935’s so Kremer Racing focused on shedding weight. They replaced the factory fitted air-to-water intercooler with an air-to-air intercooler, replaced body panels with light weight composites, and made over 100 other upgrades.

All these changes are thought to have only given the K3 935 a 1% performance increase over their factory built counterparts but thats all that was needed. The 935 finally had its worthy adversary.


Porsche 935 Turbo K3 Apple Computer Livery – Flames and Accelerations Sound

The history of the Porsche 935 K3 version was a hit. Klaus Ludwig won in 1979 almost all the races leading DRM championship and the 24 hour race at Le Mans. That the Kremer Brothers great rewards: In 1980 there were as many as 10 K3’s to the start of the famous 24-hour race. This reason partially in Group 5 and IMSA GTX partly in the class. This car of Dick Barbour fell after 11 hours with a broken piston, his teammate won the class.


The K3 version of the Porsche 935 was a fantastic car. After Ludwig DRM and won the Le Mans in 1979, the Kremer brothers sold lots of K3’s. In 1980 no less then 10 competed at Le Mans. This one retired with a broken piston after 11 hours.
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Auto / Car: Porsche 935 K3 # 71

Chassis: 930 009 0030 (Porsche)

Engine / Engine: Porsche 6-cylinder boxer / flat 6 to 3.0 turbo

Wheels / tires: goodyear

Team: Dick Barbour Racing ()

Riders / Drivers: Bobby Rahal () / Bob Garretson () / Allan Moffat ()

Race: 24 hours / 1980 hours Le Mans

Class / Class: GT IMSA GT

Qualification / Qualifying: 14th – 3min 56.100 sec

Result: out valen / DNF – 134 rounds / laps

Porsche 934/5 gegen Porsche 935 K3 beim OGP

Porsche 934 / 5 against Porsche 935 K3. Since the approval of the Group 5 race cars is the tip of the Rennnen “Revival German Racing Championship” firmly in the hands of the Porsche Turbo of the late 70s.
At the poles it’s Chris Steel is 934 / 5 which first unleashed against someone like Klaus Ludwig driving in ’81 Kremer K3 and K3 Armin Zumtobel another in the cold. There is a battle against the Porsche 935 K3 by Zumtobel follows from the video shows the first five rounds.

Riverside Raceway in April of 1980…Photos by digitaldtour

 

LATEST UPDATE : In regards to the  Porsche Apple 935 , I heard a COPY of the Apple 935 is currently running in Europe.

 Apparently the owner does not tell people the car is a copy. It is basically a tube frame car with a real 935 motor but that is it. And not sure , but appears the copy of Apple 935 is not running in Europe, something happened to it..

Here is Roger Bolinger’ Mighty 700hp Pontiac TRANS AM chasing the Apple 935 copy around the track. Stay with the video…!

 

History as the Apple 935
009 00030 as the Apple 935

3/22/80 Sebring 12 Hours #9 Garretson, Rahal & Nierop 7th overall Grid:12th
4/27/80 Rverside 5 Hours #9 “ “ 2nd Grid:4th
6/15/80 Le Mans 24 #71 “ “ Moffat DNF-piston Grid:14th
7/6/80 Watkins Glen 6 hrs #71 “ “ Barth 38th DNF Pole
7/27/80 Sears Point #9 Rahal 2nd Grid:3rd
8/17/80 Mosport 6 Hours #9 Garretson “ 25th DNF Grid:2nd
8/31/80 Rd. Amer 500 mls #9 “ “ 3rd Grid:2nd

 

 
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