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    Leo Kinnunen

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRanger View Post
    . . . in the Aug '18 edition of Porsche Panorama --- p36 . . .

    ' After signing a contract with Porsche for 1969, I went to Stuttgart in January and collected a new 911S in the highest specification. The ten factory drivers could each order a car, drive it for a year, and then at the end of the year either give it back or buy it at a special price --- in my case , 2,000 pounds sterling. After collecting the beautiful silver 911S with a blue interior, I drove it home . . .


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    Interesting comment . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by LongRanger View Post
    . . . factory drivers could each order a car, drive it for a year, and then at the end of the year either give it back or buy it at a special price . . .
    If Faktory drivers could order cars, then there should've been quite a few of these vehicles out + about. Don't know what the survival rate for these is --- but another great reason to research any car's history. Back Then, these were 'just cars', so . . . and just look where they turn up!


    Anyway, I find these sorts of cars --- professional Racer's personal cars . . . much more interesting than their race cars

    To me, race cars are tools for a purpose --- highly-specialized machines driven to their limits + beyond. They don't really belong to anyone specifically, more the property of organizations --- companies/groups/partnerships . . . specifically put together to race for money. Race cars work week-ends, live in garages, in the custody of mechanics, and, when they're competitive, only come out to work. Race cars are business. And when they've served their purpose? --- are no longer competitive, or too damaged, or replaced by something faster . . .

    . . . then they're discarded --- by those same companies/groups/partnerships. And the only trace of the Racer? . . . maybe their name painted somewhere

    Or maybe not



    Anyway, I'm fascinated by these Racers own cars --- not their 'company' cars, the ones they left behind at the track . . .


    . . . but their 'personal' cars . . .



    . . . the ones they took home




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