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    RHD 67S Porsche in the foyer of the Royal Automobile Club St James....

    I snapped this 67 911S (one of around 35 RHD examples) while it was on display at my club last week. Suspect it is an example already known to the register or maybe belongs to someone who is a member of the register?
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    The Royal Automobile Club has a history that goes back to the dawn of motoring here in the UK and still plays a central role in motoring and Motorsport. For example the home of the gold trophy ...
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    ..the one awarded at the British Grand Prix engraved with names of all winners since 1948. A few of the winning names and teams from 1970s, for example:
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    Also the club has the longest lasting trophy in motorsports: the RAC International Tourist Trophy
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    It is awarded by the Royal Automobile Club semi-annually to the winners of a selected motor racing event each year in the United Kingdom. It was first awarded in 1905 and continues to be awarded to this day, making it the longest lasting trophy in motorsports.

    For the fourth year running the FIA World Endurance Championship will return to Silverstone.

    During the 6 hours of Silverstone, drivers compete for the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy.

    Display cars in the RAC foyer change in a weekly basis. It quite an effort for the clubhouse team to get these quite rare and valuable exhibits through the revolving front door and up the stairs, as shown in this video of an AC Cobra being moved into place.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HW51Ug-VWG4

    A previous foyer exhibit that might be of interest is a 908 short-tail from 1968 (number 011)

    I was reminded to share these snaps when arranging to meet a registry member at the RAC in the next week or so.

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    Hmm... it won't be the Porsche Team no 1 car getting the RAC International TT trophy

    Brendon Hartley driving the Porsche Racing 919 Hybrid P1 race-leading car just collected a Gulf Racing Porsche just after the 2 hr mark at today's WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone race
    You tube clip of the Porsche on Porsche crash:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RGw3TKylS0Q

    The instruction to "push" had been given to the driver not long before this racing incident. The Porsche Team No 2 car assumed lead following the team's no1 car retirement.

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    ...nor will the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid unfortunately ...

    LMP1 winner was ..an R18 the Audi Sport Team Joest car #7 . It won today's 6 Hours of Silverstone FIA WEC round by about half a lap (~ 46sec), ahead of the Porsche 919 hybrid #2 in second place.

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