Panorama Photo Gallery - July 2009
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Featured in the July issue is the conclusion of Michael Cotton’s remembrance of the 917 endurance coupes on their 40th anniversary. For this month’s Gallery, Leonard Turner shares some never-before-published photos shot at Watkins Glen and Sebring in 1971.
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At Watkins Glen, Derek Bell and Richard Attwood piloted the Gulf Porsche #2. Behind him is PCAer Pat Keating’s 911.
Following the Glen 6-Hour on Saturday, both Gulf Porsches were entered in the Can-Am race on Sunday—vastly out-powered by the big block series regulars.
The enemy Porsche would set out to vanquish in 1972: the dominant Can-Am McLarens of Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren.
The first of the 917/10s was Jo Siffert’s spyder, entered by Porsche Audi with additional STP sponsorship. At Watkins Glen it finished third behind the two unbeatable McLarens.
Derek Bell prepares to get in the 917 at Watkins Glen. He replaced Brian Redman who had temporarily retired and emigrated to South Africa briefly.
Siffert gets out during the Glen 6-Hour. It was the last appearance in the U.S. for the tremendously popular driver, who would die in an F1 accident at Brands Hatch later in the season.
Vic Elford and Gérard Larrouse scored the 917’s single outright victory at Sebring, shattering the race average by more than five miles an hour in spite of an accident-related delay.
Check out the July issue for Cotton’s story on the 917s of 1971; read about the 2010 911 GT3, Porsche’s newest street fighter; and enjoy the profile on PCA racers Martin and Melanie Snow, who take togetherness on the track to the extreme. You can also find out about 2009’s Escape to the Birthplace of Aviation and enjoy a Two-for-the-Road journey from Texas to California. All that plus Michael Cotton’s latest information on Porsche’s current situation, PCA President Kurt Gibson’s announcement of a new member benefit on the insurance front, and an expanded Tech Q&A column. It’s all great reading in Porsche Panorama.