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VIDEO: PORSCHE 917-021 THE FABULOUS STORY LIMITED EDITION BOOK AVAILABLE NOW

The real story of 917-021

The Porsche 917chassis number 021, was built in 1969

and was part of the first batch of twenty-five 917s.

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The numbers are limited and that’s why you are the first to be told about the on-line site on which you can order this eagerly-awaited book: “Porsche 917-021, The fabulous story.”

Don’t miss out – order your copy now!

You can now (starting December 10) buy the book via the on-line site on which you will also find the addresses of the distributors. http://www.917-021.com/en/order

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There is a short video to accompany this event. Enjoy!

Enjoy reading the story of the Porsche 917-021 – the real one!

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The real story of 917-021

The Porsche 917chassis number 021, was built in 1969 and was part of the first batch of twenty-five 917s.

In April 1970, it was sold to the Finnish AAW team and then painted in the red and yellow colours of its title sponsor. The car’s first race, the Monza 1000 kms, was really an extended test session and it saw the flag in eleventh place. Next came the Spa-Francorchamps 1000 km in which Laine-van Lennep improved to fifth overall. Two weeks later tragedy struck at the Nürburgring when Hans Laine was killed in practice in the AAW team’s Porsche 908/2.

The 917 did not take part in the following day’s race.David Piper and van Lennep drove 021 in the Le Mans 24 Hours, but the Englishman crashed in pouring rain in the Dunlop curve when in third place. He brought the car back to its pit where it was repaired. Van Lennep went back out and was eliminated when a tyre exploded on the Mulsanne straight due to excessive wear caused by the twisted chassis. The 917 was sent back to the factory for repairs. Given the lack of time available before its next race (Norisring) Porsche took chassis 012 from stock. It had been repaired in Stuttgart and all the mechanical components from 021 were grafted onto it and the chassis was renamed 021.

On 28th June it arrived at the Norisring for the Interserie race with a provisional decoration: a white front bonnet and a yellow engine cover. Hans-Dieter Dechent, the Martini boss, then rented 021. He had it painted in the psychedelic mauve and green livery seen on the long-tail 917 (chassis 043) that came second in the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours. He entered it for van Lennep-Larrousse in the Watkins Glen 6 Hours in the USA and the CanAm event the following day. On 23rd August the Porsche sported a new red and yellow psychedelic livery, the AAW team’s colours, for the Keimola Interserie race in which it scored its first win. On 20th September van Lennep clinched victory no.2 in the Zandvoort Trophy.

In the Paris 1000 km 021 retired with blown valves with van Lennep at the wheel. The 917’s last race for the Martini team was the Kyalami 9 Hours with Siffert and Ahrens. The car had a 5-litre engine for the South African event and it saw the flag in second place. 021 then went back to Porsche where its engine was removed and installed in the 917 01-021 spyder for the AAW team in 1971. The original chassis and bodywork as sold to Manfred Freisinger in 1972. Three years later Joachim Grossmann bought and restored 917-021. He painted it white, detuned the engine and used it as his road car! In 1983, it was sold to American collector Don Marsh. In 1996, he put it back in to its Watkins Glen configuration although the colours and arabesques did not exactly correspond to the original livery. Bobby Rahal bought 021 in 2002 and sold it on to Juan Barazi the following year.

Vincent Gaye purchased 021 at the end of 2007 and decided to carry out a full restoration. The car turned a wheel for the first time in 2011.

Discover the history and the technical secrets of its legendary 180° V12 engine, the car’s soul. Also pictured are its liveries and decorations starting with the classic red and yellow Shell paintwork and finishing with the two psychedelic colour schemes that marked its 1970 racing career.

The book also describes the meeting with Joachim Grossmann, the only other man (with Count Rossi) to have registered a 917 as a road-going car!

The story of the Porsche 917’s exceptional restoration and its return to the track will give the reader never-before published insight’s into one of the greatest racing cars in the history of motor racing!

THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE STARTING DEC 10TH, CHECK THE ONLINE WEBSITE BELOW FOR DETAILS

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VIDEO / NEW BOOK – 917 RESTORATION: “PORSCHE 917-021 THE FABULOUS STORY”

Porsche 917 / 0-21 – The Fabulous Story

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Jacques Breuer is a Belgian photographer who is finalizing a magnificent book on the Porsche 917…..”Porsche 917 / 0-21 – The Fabulous Story” – + 300 pages – + 500 pictures

Forty years in the history of the Porsche 917-021 described by an enthralling investigation that includes a journey to the heart of deepest Germany, trips to Stuttgart and Hamburg as well as the Black Forest, the Moselle region and the Rhine!

In 1970, 917-021 raced at Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring, Le Mans, Hockenheim, Watkins Glen and Kyalami in the Endurance World Championship and the Interseries. 

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Read all about its victories and its two lives! Piecing together the story of this car led to meetings with exceptional people including Gijs van Lennep, Bobby Rahal, Kurt Ahrens, Gérard Larrousse, David Piper, team managers Hannu Kahi (AAW team), Hans-Dieter Dechent (Martini Racing team) and Porsche engineers Walter Näher and Herbert Staudenmaier.

Discover the history and the technical secrets of its legendary 180° V12 engine, the car’s soul. Also pictured are its liveries and decorations starting with the classic red and yellow Shell paintwork and finishing with the two psychedelic colour schemes that marked its 1970 racing career….continue reading here

This book also describes the meeting with Joachim Grossmann, the only other man (with Count Rossi) to have registered a 917 as a road-going car!

The story of the Porsche 917’s exceptional restoration and its return to the track will give the reader never-before published insights into one of the greatest racing cars in the history of motor racing!

Video by Daniel Fery on Vimeo – chassis number 021 and the first laps of its new life.

Website by Alain Lefebvre (source):

http://www.917-021.com/index.html

The real story of 917-021

The story of the Porsche 917’s exceptional restoration and its return to the track.

The Porsche 917, chassis number 021, was built in 1969 and was part of the first batch of twenty-five 917s.

Copyright:www.jacquesbreuer.be

In April 1970, it was sold to the Finnish AAW team and then painted in the red and yellow colours of its title sponsor. The car’s first race, the Monza 1000 kms, was really an extended test session and it saw the flag in eleventh place.

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Next came the Spa-Francorchamps 1000 km in which Laine-van Lennep improved to fifth overall. Two weeks later tragedy struck at the Nürburgring when Hans Laine was killed in practice in the AAW team’s Porsche 908/2.

Copyright:www.jacquesbreuer.be

The 917 did not take part in the following day’s race.David Piper and van Lennep drove 021 in the Le Mans 24 Hours, but the Englishman crashed in pouring rain in the Dunlop curve when in third place. He brought the car back to its pit where it was repaired. Van Lennep went back out and was eliminated when a tyre exploded on the Mulsanne straight due to excessive wear caused by the twisted chassis. The 917 was sent back to the factory for repairs. Given the lack of time available before its next race (Norisring) Porsche took chassis 012 from stock. It had been repaired in Stuttgart and all the mechanical components from 021 were grafted onto it and the chassis was renamed 021.

On 28th June it arrived at the Norisring for the Interserie race with a provisional decoration: a white front bonnet and a yellow engine cover. Hans-Dieter Dechent, the Martini boss, then rented 021. He had it painted in the psychedelic mauve and green livery seen on the long-tail 917 (chassis 043) that came second in the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Copyright:www.jacquesbreuer.be

Copyright:www.jacquesbreuer.be

He entered it for van Lennep-Larrousse in the Watkins Glen 6 Hours in the USA and the CanAm event the following day. On 23rd August the Porsche sported a new red and yellow psychedelic livery, the AAW team’s colours, for the Keimola Interserie race in which it scored its first win. On 20th September van Lennep clinched victory no.2 in the Zandvoort Trophy.

Continue Reading here….

Copyright:www.jacquesbreuer.be

In the Paris 1000 km 021 retired with blown valves with van Lennep at the wheel. The 917’s last race for the Martini team was the Kyalami 9 Hours with Siffert and Ahrens. The car had a 5-litre engine for the South African event and it saw the flag in second place. 021 then went back to Porsche where its engine was removed and installed in the 917 01-021 spyder for the AAW team in 1971.

Copyright:www.jacquesbreuer.be

Copyright:www.jacquesbreuer.be

The original chassis and bodywork as sold to Manfred Freisinger in 1972. Three years later Joachim Grossmann bought and restored 917-021. He painted it white, detuned the engine and used it as his road car! In 1983, it was sold to American collector Don Marsh. In 1996, he put it back in to its Watkins Glen configuration although the colours and arabesques did not exactly correspond to the original livery.

Bobby Rahal bought 021 in 2002 and sold it on to Juan Barazi the following year.

Copyright:www.jacquesbreuer.be

Vincent Gaye purchased 021 at the end of 2007 and decided to carry out a full restoration. The car turned a wheel for the first time in 2011.

BONUS: – 4 Free Pictures of 917 0-21 chassis downloads as a bonus http://www.917-021.com/page/en/6/bonus.html

Thank you to:

Daniel Frey

http://vimeo.com/user5648949

Alain Lefebvre

http://www.alain-lefebvre.com/porsche-917/

Jacques Breur

http://www.jacquesbreuer.be/

 

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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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