PORSCHE É NOTICIA

 

It’s been an eventful 2017: highlights include road trips around New Zealand, Austria and Brittany, interviewing three great drivers - Jacky Ickx, Richard Attwood and Hans Stuck - and reviewing an amazing array of ground-breaking cars, plus a Ruf trackday at Hockenheim. Next major assignment: the Monte Carlo Rallye Historique, January 2018.

 

Silverstone to Nürburgring & back

The Porsche 928 is a proper trans-continental express, and in late September we cemented its reputation by driving 928 miles from Silverstone to the Nürburgring and back in a 928 GT, plus we reunited the legendary two-times Le Mans winner Hans-Joachim Stuck with the 928 CS that Porsche gave him when he was a works driver. Read the story on my website.

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Gaisburg Hill-Climb, Austria

Back in the ’50s and ’60s, the European Hillclimb Championship was a significant series on the international motorsport calendar, ranked highly on Porsche’s aspirational must-win list. In this, it succeeded for an incredible 22 years running. So, what better way to celebrate Wolfgang von Trips’ achievement from five decades ago than to reprise his run up Gaisberg – in the latest 718 Cayman? Read all about it in 911 & Porsche World.

Monte Carlo Historic Rally 2015

RUF trackday at Hockenheim

It’s 40 years since the first Ruf turbo hit the highway, and we relived the experience, back-to-back with the original 1978 3.3 turbo and a 30-year-old Ruf turbo R. We also took part in a Ruf trackday at Hockenheim circuit (hosting the 2018 German GP), and Alois Ruf explained the concepts behind his latest Yellowbird. Story commissioned by 911 & Porsche World.

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Monte is the Don!

The Monte Carlo Historic Rally kicks off on 31st January 2018. I’ve covered it almost every year for the past ten years, revelling in the diversity of the 350 entries that negotiate snow and ice over five hectic days as they converge on Monaco via Ardeche and Alpine stages. This year I'll be following the fortunes of a very special car and driver. Watch this space!

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