Genuine Porsche 917 Racer at Classic Motor Show
Even though Steve McQueen was the leading actor in the film Le Mans, all of us are fully aware who the real star was. Or rather, not "who" but "what" and this is precisely the Porsche 917. And now the racer is going to appear at Classic Motor Show which takes place at the NEC from 14th to 16th of November.
The genuine Porsche 917 is generously supplied by Classic Autos of Kings Langley and is going to be transported from the fantastic Spa museum in Stavelot, Belgium to Birmingham. The car is chassis 917 013/034 and it took part in the 1970 movie where it was driven by the King of Cool or also known as Steve McQueen.
The movie-star, no, I'm not talking about the actor but about the Porsche, also scooped a range of highly significant race wins including the Daytona 24 Hours and Monza 1000km, and was driven by legends such as Derek Bell, Pedro Rodrîguez, Jo Siffert, Richard Attwood, Gijs van Lennep and Jackie Oliver.
Undoubtedly, due to its previous fame the 917 will be in the center of attention at the Classic Motor Show which means there will be a huge flow of onlookers, visitors and fans. The Classic & Sports Car editorial team will be available all weekend and will meet enthusiasts and show-goers who can take advantage of special subscription offers and a great variety of free gifts.
Finally, LAT Photographic will be joining Classic & Sports Car magazine on its stand this year.
Source: Classic Motor Show 2014