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What better way to start the day (any day for that matter) than "A-Porsche-Thread", fresh brewed steaming hot black coffee, a few videos of two gorgeous 1:1 models playing sweet Porsche "music" with a "video bomb" by a 917 in the second video (I don't think even Bach or Wagner could have written anything so beautiful), followed by a few pics of another car in my garage with live footage from the actually race it won.

Enjoy:
(text in parentheses courtesy of original YT poster)
Crank up the volume,

Porsche 910 Carrera 10 Pure Sound - Accelerations & Fly Bys on Track!
"1967 Porsche 910 (chassis number 910 013)".

1968 Porsche 908 LH Flat-8 Engine Sound - Warm Up, Accelerations & Downshifts
"Porsche 908 LH. The car should be chassis number #004 which raced in the 1968 Monza 1000 km by Ludovico Scarfiotti and Gerhard Mitter. The car is one of the few 908 LH ("Langheck" which means "Long Tail" in german) that originally was built with a steel chassis instead of the aluminium one".

My Vic Elford/Gerard Larrousse Porsche 908/3 which finished 1st at the 1971 Nurburgring 1000 Km, accompanied by actual footage of the race:

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Porsche 908 at Nurburgring 1971
The YT video intro comment makes interesting reading apart from the first line listing Derek Bell and Jo Siffert as the winners when in fact actual winners were Vic Elford and Gerard Larrousse in the No 3 Martini Porsche 908/3.
Amazing Footage!

Hope you enjoyed.

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Martin
 

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Martin

Many thanks for your post above. I especially enjoyed the beautiful 910. Who could ever tire of the sight and sound of that wonderful machine?

I raced my slot version last night during our weekly meeting on the Mess. Most enjoyable.
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A burning 356 from which Rolf Wutherich escaped unharmed during a race at Stuttgart. Wutherich went on to become James Dean's mechanic.

A few days before Dean was killed in his 550 at the end of September, 1955, the English actor, Alec Guinness, had a premonition of Dean's plight and warned him to take great care...
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Martin

Many thanks for your post above. I especially enjoyed the beautiful 910. Who could ever tire of the sight and sound of that wonderful machine?

I raced my slot version last night during our weekly meeting on the Mess. Most enjoyable. View attachment 281623 View attachment 281624
You're very welcome Laurence.

I'm sad to say I don't either 910 or 908 LH in my garage currently, or even a plastic kit to convert but have them both on my "wish/shopping lists".
I hope you had an enjoyable if not successful race last evening which should be replicated as often as possible, the same for the 1:1 vehicles, as it is even sadder to see them confined to a shelf or museum gathering dust.

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Amazing depiction of speed and a body in motion. Nice work.

I shudder to think of the forces transmitted through axles, driveshafts, suspension units, gearbox, engine etc and more jarringly the poor driver when rubber makes contact once again with tarmac.
(I drove a Go-Kart at Silverstone many years ago and my spine never recovered!)
 

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I've also driven go-karts of a type that were silky luxury by comparison with sundry ill-maintained Land Rovers owned by my uncle Bonkers.
 

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Raining cats and dogs here also right now, but my bike riding is consigned to a training roller in the lounge as riding on the roads especially around here is like playing Russian roulette.....with 6 bullets in the gun!!
I dabbled in my younger years with a little Club racing/TT but knee problems curtailed that. Kept my made to measure original bike though (Dave Lloyd Campagnolo GS 1981/82) plus a later Trek 1.7 full shimano 105.
I look a picture in lycra shorts now, so just as well I don't venture out I suppose!
 

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Wow! Thats what I suppose would be, nearly mint condition cars, I do not fancy too much old Scaley cars but these are really well conserved! Congrats mate.

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Many thanks GDSLOT.
They were in much poorer condition when I first bought/received them but after an initial clean to remove major dust and grime, complete disassembly, washing everything (apart from motor and wiring/lights/pcb) in hot soapy water, I found that a very light application of Autoglym Super Resin Polish (for fear of removing tampo printing) really helped the shine and finish come up to what you see in the photos. Plus the usual repairs to lights/wires etc.
I keep them in a glass cabinet when not being run on the track, with a light dust with a microfibre cloth every so often so that helps keep them in reasonable condition.
 

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A final few Scalextric Porsche 962's (unless/until I buy more of course), some have poor paintwork which could either be repaired or completely stripped and refinished with a new paint scheme/livery.
Depends upon finding correct decal sets as these were originally tampo printed from Scalextric not decal etc so I haven't decided yet.
Mirrors, wheel trims/ducts lights etc appear to be readily available for restoration back to original condition if finish isn't too bad but if like the Toshiba No 24 side panels/cowling, sometimes its just too far gone.

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I hope I'm not repeating myself here, if I am I'll put it down to age and being to lazy to reread the entire thread.

My love of the 917 began in 1973 when I got the Airfix kit followed by some of the other kits I have already shown. Then during the first, Autumn, tern of racing at my school club I needed a faster car and while down at Wonderland I asked Sid what he had in the way of fast 1/32nd scale cars and he showed me a Parma Womp car. I can't remember what the body was but I obviously didn't like it because I bought a 917K vac body for it. When I gave up slot racing after leaving school this was the only car I keep and it finally disappeared sometime in the 90's. This one of the cars that I have since duplicated in my current collection although the original was plain Airfix Post Office red brush applied and just the #7 and Porsche decals added.

My current Womp 917, now fitted with urethane tyres.

Then following another discovery at Wonderland I bought a WinnWagon 917/10 for use on our open night at the school club, you needed a tough car as you could get knocked off at anytime.


When I got back in to slot cars it was 1/43rd scale and so a few Jouef 917s. I believe this car is based on the original Le Mans car.








The Jouef car came in three colours, as well as the light blue and white above there is a hard to find, read expensive, dark blue. There are also three different body moulds, the difference being the shape of the front winglets, I only have two of these shapes.

Whilst still only running 1/40th and 1/43rd scale I get a couple of D-Slot 43 917Ks



These also came with a new spear Martini body.

Just to complete the small scale slot cars a coupe of Artin 917(10?) Can-Am cars



Also a couple of die-cast cars for the scenery by Brumm and Corgi.



To be continued......
 

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917 part 2.....

Even though I got back into 1/32nd scale cars for some reason I didn't get a 917 slot car until last year. I did buy a built Airfix 917K kit to convert at some point and also the Matchbox 917/10 to replicate the WinnWagon as it included an extra set of L & M decals.

Then middle of last year I bought a Fly 917K and a Fly 917LH body.


Followed not long after by another Fly 917K


Then completing the circle I got a WinnWagon 917/10 which at some point will get painted as the L & M car and the Matchbox kit will get built as the Martini car.


Then this year I bought an Airfix 917K kit and an Oscar resin body kit.



Another fly 917


My final 917K for now, a Spanish Scalextric 917K


Amazing how quick they can build up 😉 :love:
 

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A superb collection of 917s, Keith. I will especially look forward to seeing the 1969 longtail as you make it. The Ocar kit is a good 'un.
 
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