1972 Porsche 917/10 Road Test
How do you test rebuilt turbos on a 1000
million dollar, championship winning Can-Am race car? Road test, of course.
Fast forward to 5:23 for the freeway section. Apologies for the foggy lens
as the video progresses.
Ride along in a 1969 Porsche 917K
Ride along with Bruce Canepa as he pilots his Porsche 917 to a first place
finish in the race for FIA Manufacturers Championship Cars (1964 - 1969) at
the 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
After lying idle for forty years, the Porsche 917 exhibited in the 24 Hours
of Le Mans Museum took to the tarmac again on 8 June 2010 at an exceptional
demonstration on the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit, for the greatest pleasure
of all car racing buffs. On this occasion, the equally legendary Gérard
Larrousse, former pilot of this car and Le Mans winner in 1973 and 1974,
took the wheel again to drive back and forth a few times in the straight
section in front of the grandstand. A car of superlatives, probably the
most spectacular racing car having raced at Le Mans in the twentieth
century, it has been dubbed 'competition car of the century'.This
phoenix-like rebirth is the end result of painstaking efforts by the
Fondation du Patrimoine and Motul working together to safeguard and enhance
Après quarante années de repos et pour le plus grand plaisir de tous les
passionnés de course automobile, la Porsche 917 exposée au Musée des 24
Heures a repris du service le 8 juin 2010 lors d'une démonstration
exceptionnelle sur le circuit des 24 Heures du Mans. A cette occasion, le
non moins légendaire Gérard Larrousse, ancien pilote de cette voiture et
vainqueur au Mans en 1973 et 1974, a (re)pris place au volant pour
effectuer quelques allers-retours sur la ligne droite des tribunes. Voiture
de tous les superlatifs, probablement le plus spectaculaires des bolides
ayant couru au Mans au XXe siècle, elle fut nommée « voiture de
compétition du siècle ». Cette formidable renaissance a été rendue
possible grâce à l'action de la Fondation du Patrimoine et de Motul,
associés au service de la sauvegarde et la valorisation du patrimoine
Porsche 917 Le Mans
"An Amazing Video of a Porsche 917 at a Le Mans Career."
Porsche 917/30 In Car Daytona Rennsport 2007
This is in-car footage from the second lap of the big race (best race of
the weekend) at Rennsport Reunion III. My dad is behind the wheel of the
917-30, hope you guys enjoy! The audio is pretty bad, but if you listen
carefully you can hear the car missing and crapping out. If it had been
running right, it would have been a much different race...
Lewis Hamilton's Father Crashes $600,000 Porsche Into Hedge
That Lewis Hamilton has the driving skills of a champion, there is little
But he obviously didn't inherit those skills from his father.
The proof? It's pictured lying battered in a hedge - all $600,000 of it.
This is the damage that the Formula 1 driver's father left in his wake
yesterday after taking a spin in a borrowed Porsche Carrera GT.
It appears that Anthony Hamilton somehow lost control of the car, which can
reach speeds of 205mph, on a straight road.
He ploughed up a grass verge, crashed through a hedge, and came to rest in
a front garden. Last night, Mr Hamilton wouldn't say who owned the car, but
'This is my first crash in almost 30 years and it had to happen in someone
else's car,' he said.
'Thankfully the only thing hurt was the car, and a bush fence - for which
I am extremely sorry.'
If he found the car a little hard to handle, Mr Hamilton is in good
company. Jeremy Clarkson once described the Carrera GT as was one of the
fastest cars he had ever driven, saying it had 'a savagery that's hard to
The BBC Top Gear presenter said: 'I've been in some pretty fast machinery
over the years but nothing prepared me for the neck-snapping,
spleen-bursting, hammerblow explosion of power that came the first time I
floored the Carrera's throttle.
'Even at 175 there was no let-up, no sense that the engine was having to
fight the headwind.
'There was just more power, more acceleration, more speed and more of that
The Carrera GT is not a car you want to crash. Only 1,270 of the
two-seaters were made. A collector's item, it is is one of only 50 thought
to be in the UK.
To be fair to Mr Hamilton, even the best take a spill once in a while.
Two weeks ago, his son, 23, crashed his McLaren Formula 1 car in Monaco.
But, unlike his father, speed was on his side - and he went on to win the
The Awesome 917 Porsche: Porches Racing
The Awesome Porsche 917.
This was pieced together from dozens of video clips, many of them not
having soundtracks or featuring that magnificent engine sound. I used the
music and multiple splices of engine audio tracks to give the video
continuity. Contrary to some of the posters interpretation, I did not sit
around with a pair of tin snips removing the sound of this wonderful car
from rare archival footage.