History | 02.05.2019
The Porsche 917. One of the most iconic cars in all of racing history. First unveiled in 1969 at the Geneva Car Show, it became one of the most intimidating cars on the circuit, particularly Le Mans. From its dominance on the circuits to its Indie/ Cult-Classic following with Steve McQueen in Le Mans - the 917 has skyrocketed in both popularity and price. But how did it come to be one of the most dominating forces in endurance racing?
History | 15.04.2019
October 24th, 1976: After an embattled season of constant lead changes, disqualifications, and near-death crashes, it was only fitting that the final race of the season, the XI Japanese Grand Prix, would be the decider - and just as contentious. Heavy rains and hanging fog had left Fuji Speedway fraught with danger. An intense debate over safety concerns between racers and organizers broke out, almost cancelling the race. To the dismay of many racers, the green light was given.
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History | 28.10.2018
How Mike Hawthorn won Jaguar’s first Le Mans race – but left a trackside holocaust in his wake that would change racing forever.
The 1955 Le Mans race was always set to be a memorable one. After a promising second-place finish for its D-type the previous year, Jaguar returned to La Sarthe with a revised version of the car it had purpose-built to win the world’s greatest endurance race. Title-holder Ferrari was back with a gaggle of six-cylinder 121LMs. And Mercedes, which had just proved the potency of its new 300SLR sports-racer by winning the Mille Miglia, had thrown its Tyrolean into the ring with an all-star team that included Moss, Fangio and Kling. Practice times had been front-page news; everything was in place for an epic Coventry-Modena-Stuttgart showdown.
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