Porsche Sound Nacht 2017

1981 Porsche 936/81

When Jürgen Barth jumped on stage, it was quite a surprise the first subject of the conversation was not Porsche or racing.  Jürgen Barth is next to a skilled racer and engineer a passionate cook. Recently he wrote a cookbook together with Rüdiger Mayer. He surprised Walter Zipser while he donated him the book Schnell mal Essen – Racing & Recipes.  Jürgen Barth won the 1977 Le Mans 24H , teaming up with Jacky Ickx and Hurley Haywood in a Porsche 936. The car on stage was the evolution of the car that Jürgen Barth drove , and the actual winner of the 1981 Le Mans 24H. The Porsche 936/81 was driven by Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR “Targa Florio”

The Dutch Gijs van Lennep was another Le Mans 24H winner on stage. However, the car that joined him on stage, was the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrra RSR that he drove to victory with Herbert Müller in the  1973 Targa Florio. With an average speed of close to 115km/h, the Porsche was raced over the curvy and narrow roads of Sicily. Gijs van Lennep entertained the audience as a true star, and learned us the essentials needed for racing a rear-wheel tractioned car : More pressure, means more grip. And that’s what you need to have to push these cars to the limit.. Grip

With a big smile from ear to ear, Gijs van Lennep won the hearts of the audience. Gijs van Lennep emphasized the danger of the sport, as many of the guys he raced with, including co pilot Herbert Müller in the 1973 Targa Florio, were not that lucky and paid the highest toll for their passion. One way or another, the sound of the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR was a tribute to all the colleagues of Gijs van Lennep who lost their lives at the track.


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