Schlagwort-Archive: Porsche Museum

Goodwood 2019 – The R6 RSR

The Original

Sunday 13 May 1973, the weather is warm and dry around the 72 kilometre long race track of the 73rd Targa Florio on the Italian island of Sicily. Over 700,000 spectators are standing around the track with over 700 curves to watch the racing teams for the last time on the open track.

The Swiss racing driver Herbert Müller starts together with the Dutch racing driver Gijs van Lennep for the Martini Porsche works team and leads the team to a historic success. The racing car is the Martini Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, internally known in the Porsche racing department of Weissach R6. Due to the rule changes and the limitation of the cubic capacity to 3.0 litres for group 5, the RSR came just at the right time. Also because then Porsche boss Fuhrmann was enthusiastic about the idea to build a street-like racing car again and to sell it to customers for motor sports. At his first race George Follmer and Willy Kaushen on the Carrera RSR with the chassis number 911 360 0588 won the GT class at the 6 hours race of Vallelunga, 1973. Also the test for the 24 hours of Le Mans was positive, even if the car was prematurely retired in the race due to a defect in the fuel system. But the victory at the Targa Florio is definitive and of greatest historical value. There were numerous accidents and retirements during the training for the last Targa Florio. Porsche arrived with 3 Carrera RSR and the leading engineer Norbert Singer had everything else in mind than to go home with a victory. Even before the race, Paul Ricard was busy testing and fighting for every second that the cars could run faster. The two left and right rear wings in addition to the ducktail played an important role. Here they glued, experimented and formed with hammer and wood until the ideal shape was achieved. All this was well documented by Singer and his team, which turned out to be a real stroke of luck 45 years later.

“I want the car to be just as original as it was with the Targa”. With this wish the current owner came to England on Lee Maxted-Page, the restorer known as a Porsche specialist. For Lee and his team it was a great honour to restore such a historic racing car to its original condition. At first, a whole three months were spent researching the archives and looking for drawings, pictures and information. The Porsche Museum helped a lot, as did the pictures created under the direction of Norbert Singer. Many other Porsche legends such as Jürgen Barth were also consulted. The car was restored to its original condition “Targa Florio, 1973” in about 18 months. The result can not only be seen, it must be seen, heard and driven. The smallest detail was restored, so for example the holes for the attachment of the two additional tail fins in the body were found again during the restoration and these aluminum parts were fastened left with 3 rivets and right with 4 rivets. Also a result of the test series in Paul Ricard at that time. The beautiful Martini paint on the originally white delivered racing car was meticulously reconstructed and painted like in 1973 partly by hand. The adhesive strips for the windscreen and the rear wings were exactly reproduced by means of pictures. Even the lettering of the amateurs with small platinum adhesive strips was reproduced exactly (whereby the word “Lichtung” was probably copied from the ” Zundung, we will research that again…).

Sunday, 07. July 2019, the weather is cold and wet. The Martini Porsche 911 Carrera RSR is at the start of the Goodwood FOS 2019 hill climb. Porsche racing legend Jürgen Barth (also an original, and completely unrestored!) quickly moves his right foot down. The gas pedal is pushed through and the petrol flows joyfully from the safety tank into the combustion chambers of the roaring boxer engine in the rear of the RSR. The resulting power is transmitted directly to the rear axles. It seems as if the whole car is happy to drive again in its original condition. The tires spin on the first meters and only get grip again shortly before the first corner. Jürgen Barth intercepts the car before the first corner and drives up the track with the engine screaming with happiness. It hardly goes more original…

Neunsiebzehn

Neunsiebzehn – Der königliche Rennwagen.

Das Porsche Museum feiert den Porsche 917. Vor 50 Jahren aus der Taufe gehoben und mit Anhieb einer der besten Rennwagen überhaupt. Wie ein Zepter liegt eine Nockenwelle über dem Bild von Ferdinand Piech, der Maßgeblich dazu beigetragen hat das der Porsche 917 gebaut wurde und für Jahre die Rennstrecken dominiert hatte. Die Krone in Form der Zylinder liegt neben einem Bild des genialen Porsche Motoren Konstrukteurs Hans Mezger, der es wie kein anderer Verstand ein Meisterwerk an Motor zu entwickeln. Ganze 10 der seltenen Rennwagen sind im Museum zu besichtigen. Dabei gibt es nicht nur die Rennwagen, unter anderem die beiden Original Le Mans Sieger Wagen von 1970 und 1971, zu bestaunen. Einzigartig ist auch das Konzept und die vielen kleinen Details die dem Besucher der Ausstellung im Porsche Museum geniale Einblicke in die Entwicklung des Rennwagens und in die Renngeschichte blicken lassen. Der große weite der Duft der Boxengasse weht um die ausgestellten Rennwagen und die Luft, die ein zentrales Thema bei der Entwicklung des Porsche 917 gespielt hat, wir dem Besucher mit einem kleinen Windkanal und diversen Modellen verdeutlicht. Man möchte sich ganz nicht mehr trennen von den vielen kleinen Details, von den Geschichten, von den Farben und von den Rennwagen. Wahrscheinlich kommt man wieder ins Museum, schon alleine um die anderen Porsche im Museum zu sehen. Man möchte Nachts alleine im Museum sein, wenn die 917er von den alten Zeiten erzählen….

Nine Seventeen – The Royal Racing Car.

The Porsche Museum celebrates the Porsche 917. Launched 50 years ago and one of the best racing cars ever. Like a sceptre, a camshaft lies over the picture of Ferdinand Piech, who contributed significantly to the fact that the Porsche 917 was built and had dominated the race tracks for years. The crown in the shape of the cylinders lies next to a picture of the ingenious Porsche engine designer Hans Mezger, who developed it like no other mind a masterpiece of engine. A total of 10 of the rare racing cars can be seen in the museum. Not only the racing cars can be admired, including the two original Le Mans winning cars from 1970 and 1971. Also unique is the concept and the many small details that give the visitor to the Porsche Museum exhibition an ingenious insight into the development of the racing car and the history of racing. The great expanse of the smell of the pit lane blows around the exhibited racing cars and the air, which played a central role in the development of the Porsche 917, is illustrated to the visitor with a small wind tunnel and various models. You don’t want to separate from the many small details, from the stories, from the colours and from the racing cars. Probably you will come back to the museum, just to see the other Porsche in the museum. You want to be alone in the museum at night, when the 917s tell about the old times….

Porsche Museum – 70 Jahre Porsche

70 Jahre Porsche im Porsche Museum

Das Jahr 2018 war das Jubiläumsjahr für Porsche. Weltweit würde das 70-jährige Jubiläum des Sportwagen-Herstellers gefeiert. Dabei war das Porsche Museum immer mit dabei. Das rollende Museum stellte die Schmuckstücke aus dem Porsche Archiv und aus dem Porsche Museum fast rund um die Uhr irgendwo auf der Welt aus. Umso erstaunlicher das im Porsche Museum Zuffenhausen überhaupt noch Rennwagen, Rennlegenden und Prototypen zur Sonderausstellung „70 Jahre Porsche“ ausgestellt werden konnten. Aber wer die Ausstellung im Porsche Museum gesehen hat, erkennt was Porsche ausmacht. Die Vielfalt der Modelle, gepaart mit einer komplett neuen Präsentation überrascht nicht im Museum. Nein, diese zeigt das sich das Unternehmen immer wieder weiterentwickelt ohne auf seine reiche und glorreiche Historie zu verzichten. In den 70 Jahre Porsche stecken auch 10 Jahre neues Porsche Museum drin. Ein Museum das in Stuttgart zu den best besuchtesten Museen gehört. Auch eine Geschichte die zum Erfolg der Marke Porsche beigetragen hat und in Zukunft beitragen wird. Das Jahr 2019 wird wieder ein Jubiläumsjahr für Porsche und für das Porsche Museum. Happy Birthday Porsche und Porsche Museum. Only-Porsche-Books gratuliert mit 70 Bildern aus dem Museum.

70 years of Porsche at the Porsche Museum

2018 was Porsche’s anniversary year. The 70th anniversary of the sports car manufacturer would be celebrated worldwide. The Porsche Museum was always there. The rolling museum exhibited the jewellery from the Porsche archive worldwide. But racing cars, racing legends and prototypes were also exhibited at the Porsche Museum Zuffenhausen for the special exhibition “70 Years of Porsche”. Anyone who has seen the exhibition in the Porsche Museum can see what Porsche is all about. The variety of models, coupled with a completely new presentation, is not surprising in the museum. No, it shows that the company continues to develop without giving up its fragrant and glorious history. The 70 years of Porsche are also 10 years of new Porsche Museum. A museum that is one of Stuttgart’s best visited museums. Also a history that has contributed to the success of the Porsche brand and will do so in the future. The year 2019 will again be an anniversary year for Porsche and for the Porsche Museum. Happy Birthday Porsche and Porsche Museum. Only-Porsche-Books congratulates with 70 pictures from the museum.

All cats are grey in the dark -Porsche Museum at Night 1

Nachts sind alle Katzen Grau.

Nachts alleine im Porsche Museum. Ein Traum? Dunkle Ecken, Helle Lichter. Geisterhafte schöne Formen und Rundungen. Grautöne und Silber. Stille im Museum und doch ist alles ganz laut. Nachts im Museum sprechen die Autos. Sie erzählen ihre eigene Geschichte. Die Geschichte von Porsche….

At night all cats are Grey.

At night alone in the Porsche Museum. A dream? Dark Corners, Bright Lights. Gorgeous beautiful shapes and curves. Gray tones and silver. Silence in the museum and yet everything is quite noisy. At night in the museum the cars speak for themselves. They tell their own story. The history of Porsche ….

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