Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Porsche to Celebrate 917 Race Car's 40th Anniversary at Goodwood Festival

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 917, the first Porsche to win Le Mans and one of the most recognizable and successful race car's ever to come out of Stuttgart. To commemorate the event, Porsche is planning to bring a collection of 917s to this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK including the 1970 Le Mans winner and the distinctively-liveried 917/20 'Pink Pig'.

According to Porsche, the 917s at Goodwood will be accompanied by an array of drivers that will be reunited with their race cars such as Richard Attwood, former F1 driver and 1970 Le Mans winner for Porsche, driving a 917; Brian Redman will be behind the wheel of the 917/30 CanAm racer; David Piper, who bought a 917 new from the factory in 1969, will be driving his own car while Jackie Oliver, who was the Le Mans winner in 1969, will meet again with the Gulf-liveried 917.

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