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Porsche 962 at the HSR Classic 24h of Daytona

The one car that sold me on the HSR Classic 24h of Daytona was the Tic Tac livery Porsche 962 1980’s era Group C car. I had just gotten a really close look at the Rothmans livery Porsche 962 a month earlier at the Bruce Canepa museum in California while volunteering at Laguna Seca, and couldn’t wait to see one go flat out on a track. The HSR historics race was a great opportunity for that. Little did I know there would be a whole fleet of them there. Including a Vern Schuppan Porsche 962CR street version:

I had no idea this thing even existed, and in fact when I first saw it I thought… wow someone made a kit car, but it’s real and it’s amazing!

The aforementioned Porsche 962C TicTac livery car was just one of many in a fleet of 962’s that showed up this weekend.

The Leyton House livery 962 was sweeping all the victories of the weekend. It was a nice comparison of the standard and a long-tail version of the cars side by side.

I didn’t realize but before racing Mazda’s in ALMS the Dyson Team from New York ran a Porsche 962 in Camel GT and/or IMSA GTP:

Another IMSA GTP entrant was this Hawaiian Tropic Livery 962:

And of course the previously mentioned factory team: Rothmans Porsche 962 that only ran a few test sessions but set out the race:

I hadn’t realized it but I have seen these Porsche 962’s run on track before… just a few years ago when I volunteered the Shannon’s Historics of Phillip Island in Australia there were two beautiful 962’s running there:

Huge thanks to my friend Ian Percival for these amazing shots.

For my future HSR events I’m hoping to see some other GT – prototypes that have a street version out there like the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR or the Porsche 911 GT1 (and of course the McLaren F1 GTR) They sure leave a great impression!

Post Card from HSR Classic 24 Hours at Daytona Presented by IMSA and Supported by Trans Am

What an incredible event! My first HSR Historics err… Classic 24h of Daytona and it’s been a hell of a ride.

First things first, the pictures: (lots and lots of them)

Future European entrant into the TCR series in IMSA and PWC:

Trans Am pre-grid:

Walk thru the garages:

Ferrari 333SP

 

Ferrari F40

Group C race cars

Porsche 962 street version

Amazing event!!! And I can’t believe they let me work the entire 30+ hours Saturday/Sunday… great stuff!

John’s post card from Vintage at Waterford Hills

While I’m stuck home this weekend, wasting a perfect opportunity to be track side somewhere, my friends are doing a fantastic job of rubbing it in with their racing adventures. Take John for example who along with the rest of the Michigan marshals trio from our last weekend together at Mosport are playing with Vintage cars at Waterford Hills Road Racing Int’l. Check out the photo of a Can-Am car with a GTP racer from the Camel GT era:

 

My first marshalling experience from the Can-Am series came earlier this year in Australia where I volunteered for the Historics at Phillip Island: http://myroadtrip.net/?p=1975 I have also done a bunch of events in New Zealand working the Formula 5000 events before I knew what those cars were. (Formula 1 with big engines?)

John also shared some more pictures of his GoPro set up:

 

 

This is making me more jealous than the race cars. I’ll be in a market for a GoPro starting next week, I think the waiting and wishing is over 🙂

 

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