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1 year, 2 months ago on Enthusiasts Unite: The Nismo Festival Returns
Cool article, always nice to see 935s in the spotlight.
I think the first 911 GT1 variant had more in common with the road car (993) than you give it credit for.The GT1 would still accept a 993 door as the shape was unchanged and if you look at pictures of the GT1 undressed it still used a heck of a lot of the 993 factory chassis.
1 year, 5 months ago on 911 To The Extreme: The 935/78 Moby Dick
The Artsports 0123 Mazda race suit would be a good purchase!!Potentially seen action in a 767 or 787 or 787b!
2 years ago on Tales Of The Unexpected At Race Retro
Excellent article, great to see the continued attention Group C cars get here on Speedhunters. However because I'm a Group C anorak I thought I'd clarify two small errors. The first one is that the 956's & 962's were all built with steel Rollcages as the FIA outlawed aluminium cages from the start of either '81 or '82. Secondly, when it comes to the IMSA single turbo cars, that was by regulation not purely by design. Twin turbos were outlawed until at least '88 in IMSA competition and as soon as they were permitted everybody was running them.
2 years ago on 1989 Porsche 962ck6 & The Evolution Of Success
There were definately more than three Ford C100s built, it was more like 8 chassis. 5 of which were built to complete cars, one of the other three eventually becoming the minivan and the other two I'm not sure of. The C100 does have a rather complicated and messy history though. As far as I know only two of the 8 chassis were the same. Len Bailey, John Thompson, Hesketh Engineering, Maurice Gomm, Tony Southgate & Alain de Cadenet each had a go at designing and building the chassis.The 4L DFL powerplant was underpowered and shook the car to bits, and there was an effort by Ford to build a DFL turbo motor, but the project was scrapped before a C100 turbo could see any race action.Moving onto the Zakspeed cars, they were developed from the final version of the works C100s. C1/4 meaning C1 4 cylinder, the C1/8 being the 8 cylider (DFL) car. They were two different cars both run at the same time by Zakspeed mostly in the DRM. The C1/8 was pretty similar in performance to the C100, but the C1/4 (when running right) in qualifying trim would often find it's self in the middle of the Porsche 956 gaggle.
2 years, 6 months ago on The Magic Of Mondello Park