The Jo Siffert exhibition and Memorial weekend in Fribourg (Switzerland)

For more than a decade, Joseph (Jo) Siffert fascinated the whole of Switzerland until his tragic death at Brands Hatch on Sunday, October 24, 1971. Besides his professional activities as the owner of two garages in Fribourg, (representing the Porsche and Alfa Romeo brands) Jo Siffert still found time to show his driving talent on Formula 1 and Formula 2 circuits, in international endurance races, in the CanAm series, and in hill climbs. It often happened that he was in action at several races on the same weekend!

Ferry Porsche and Jo Siffert in Le Mans 1970
Ferry Porsche and Jo Siffert in Le Mans 1970

In the temporary special exhibition dedicated to him (from March to December 2021) in the premises of the “Swiss Viper Museum” in Givisiez at the gates of Fribourg, there are especially racing cars from his active time will be exhibited: Porsche Type 917, Stanguellini, Lotus 22, Lotus 49B, BMW Formula 2, Chevron Formula 2 and BRM F1, with which Jo Siffert achieved success on the race tracks of this world and not only thrilled his Swiss fan community.

John Wyer congratulates Jo Siffert and Brian Redman with the victory
John Wyer congratulates Jo Siffert and Brian Redman with the Targa Florio victory in 1970

Program of the Memorial WEEKEND

Saturday 23 October 2021, at the Théâtre Equilibre, Fribourg:

680 seats, free admission!
Access only with Covid certificate and ID document.
15:00 – 17:15
– Lecture by Jacques Deschenaux, former F1 commentator
TV Suisse Romande , Jo Siffert’s press spokesman
– First showing of a film about Jo Siffert
– Presence of the mechanics of Jo Siffert
– Presence of the racing drivers Kurt Ahrens (D), Bernard Chenevière (CH), Gérard Larrousse (F) and François Mazet + two big surprises, of exceptional nature

Sunday 24 October 2021 at the cemetery St-Léonard, Fribourg:

Parking : Forum Fribourg
14.18 (time of his fatal accident at Brands Hatch) :
Meeting of all fans of Jo Siffert in front of his grave with in particular.
the presence of the Landwehr, Wind Orchestra of Canton and City of Fribourg.
Before, there will be the possibility from 11:30 am to eat at the ” SportCafé ”
of the ice rink BCF Arena to eat, in the immediate vicinity
the cemetery (menu “Jo Siffert”, CHF 22.-)
Reservation required : sportcafe@fribourg-gotteron.ch

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