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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:34:40 GMT
Return of the Free Radicals – How Group C is making a comeback  -  Classic Driver
“My first experience of Group C racing was sitting in the grandstand at Brands Hatch in the pouring rain in 1982, watching Jacky Ickx winning the World Championship in a Porsche 956,” says Henry Pearman, one of the foremost enthusiasts and collectors ...
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:13:02 GMT

2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Race Car Packs 900+ Horsepower  -  autoevolution
Porsche has a knack for making fast cars, especially race cars. The Porsche 956 Group C in which Stefan Bellof set the record for the fastest lap around the Nurburgring in 1983 (6:11.13) is a case in point. As far as endurance racing is concerned ...
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19:48:58 GMT

Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason's Lifelong Dream to Race at Le Mans  -  Robb Report
“There's almost certainly a Porsche or a Ferrari that you could get into now,” he says, “but you need to be either rich or quick. Being both would be ideal.” Owners of vintage racecars can compete in the Le Mans Classic (lemansclassic.com), which takes ...
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:59:55 GMT

20 amazing pics from Porsche's Laguna Seca celebration  -  Top Gear
Whatever you did at the weekend, we reckon it wasn't as exciting as this. See, Porsche saw fit to gather together a load of its racing heroes – both cars and drivers – for its fifth Rennsport Reunion, held this year at California's Laguna Seca Raceway ...
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:03:45 GMT

Royal Automobile Club Honors Derek Bell  -  Sports Car Digest
The Royal Automobile Club played host to a special event on Wednesday 9 September 2015, when five-time Le Mans winner and double World Sportscar Champion, Derek Bell MBE, drove the iconic Rothmans Porsche 956-001 up the Captain's Drive at the ...
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 05:10:47 GMT

'A tremendous sight to behold' Derek Bell celebrates 40th anniversary of his first Le Mans victory  -  Your Local Guardian
The milestone event took place on Wednesday, September 9, with Mr Bell driving the iconic Rothmans Porsche 956-001 along the Captain's Drive, and the unveiling of a commemorative bronze plaque which will serve as a permanent feature at Woodcote ...
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:50:47 GMT

Aussie's Le Mans winner sells for $13.7 million  -  Speedcafe
The 1983 Le Mans-winning Porsche 956 co-driven by South Australia's Vern Schuppan has fetched a record price at auction in the United States. Going under the hammer at the Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction in California, the 956 smashed ...
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:46:52 GMT

Le Mans-winning Porsche 956 on video  -  Telegraph.co.uk
This 1982 Porsche 956, the third of only 10 built, won the Le Mans 24 Hours in the hands of Vern Schuppan, Al Holbert and Hurley Haywood. The sister Rothmans-sponsored 956 of Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx finished second, on the same lap, while 956s took ...
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:36:50 GMT

Listening to this 1982 Porsche 956 May Give You a Hint of Its $9 Million Price Tag - Video  -  autoevolution
Sure, you can watch videos filmed in the past, follow documentaries and even meet retired drivers at various events. Owning one of Porsche's iconic race machines, now that is something else. It doesn't get much more exclusive than this 1982 Porsche 956.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:32:08 GMT

Le Mans-winning Porsche 956 to star at Gooding & Co's Pebble Beach sale  -  Classic Driver
Chassis 003 might not have been a new car prepared especially for Le Mans in 1983, having scored victories the previous year at Sebring, Brands Hatch and Fuji (and second place at La Sarthe), but it was very well sorted. Though Derek Bell and Jacky ...