Posted: November 20, 2016 in Fotos, Sports Racers
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Shell’s ‘period’ ads are consistently good. I like this 1970 offering from Automobile Year 18 featuring some of my favourite cars, 917 Porker and 312B/512S Fazz… 

The 1970 Le Mans classic was the year in which Porsche broke through to win outright with the 917. Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood won in the #23 short-tail above by 5 laps from Gerard Larrousse and Willy Kauhsen in a long-tail with the 908 long-tail of Rudy Lins and Helmut Marko third. Just to reinforce their dominance the first two cars were powered by 4.5 litre variants of Zuffenhausen’s big flat-12, not the full 5 litres allowed by the regulations of the time.

The best placed of the Ferrari 512S’ was the NART car of Sam Posey and Ronnie Bucknum in 4th, 30 laps adrift of the winning 917.


The winning 917 at dusk, Le Mans 1970 (Schlegelmilch)


Automobile Year, Rainer Schlegelmilch

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