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70 Years Of Porsche At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed In Pictures

By   July 15, 2018

Porsche 356 Number 1

Porsche 356 Number 1

In 1948 the first car designated as a Porsche was produced. That means it has been 70 years of sports cars from the German performance car maker.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Goodwood Festival of Speed honored Porsche as the main central feature. The cars from the automaker were front and center and many historic machines made the legendary hill climb.

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Porsche Versus Ferrari

By   February 21, 2016

Porsche or Ferrari

Porsche vs Ferrari

Porsche versus Ferrari. It’s a rivalry that has existed for over 50 years. Italy versus Germany.

The roots of the competition between the two storied brands started on the race track. In the 1960’s Ferrari was already a household name as the maker of some of the greatest racing machines in the world. Famously Enzo Ferrari is quoted as saying they they build road cars to finance their racing efforts. Even today the prancing horse is huge in the racing world, both in GT endurance racing and Formula One.

Porsche on the other hand started with a much simpler machine. Cars like the 356 at first shared many parts with the Volkswagen Type 1 (a.k.a. Bug). Ferdinand Porsche was the designer of the Type 1, so the fact that the car company bearing his last name would share much in common with the VW is not surprising. Porsche has always done more with less and while they have often had less power in their cars, compared to the competition, they have managed to take home many racing wins.

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Porsches Everywhere At Rennsport Reunion V

By   September 28, 2015

Porsche 911 GT1

Porsche 911 GT1

This past weekend was Rennsport Reunion V. The event was the place to be for any Porsche enthusiast as historic competition machines from the automaker took to Laguna Seca.

The amount of cars in the Monterey Peninsula from the German performance manufacture was simply staggering. Just about everywhere you looked in or around Laguna Seca was a Porsche.

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Restored Spa Winning Porsche 917K Returns To The Track

By   September 25, 2015

Porsche 917K

Porsche 917K

When you think of great race cars the Porsche 917 has to make the list of the best ever. In the early 70’s these cars were able to hit very high speeds with brakes that were, well from the early 70’s. This makes the drivers of these cars appear to be superheroes with how they drove these powerful machines.

The 917 was very successful in its day with wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Spa and more. The above pictured 917K took home a first place finish at Spa in 1971 and now it will return to the track during Rennsport Reunion V which starts tomorrow.

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