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We’re excited to release details of our first confirmed display cars for Das Feuer. Taking place on Sunday, 22 March, this unique members-only event will bring together a rare selection of Porsche’s historic road and race cars in a unique and previously unseen location.
Anyone paying close attention to our initial event announcement will have spotted the Kremer Racing, Kenwood sponsored Porsche 956 in the original artwork and we can now reveal this significant Group C race car will be prominently displayed as part of this all-new event.
Chassis 956-101 was the first-ever customer-delivered 956 and finished third at Le Mans in 1983, beaten only by the two works entered Rothmans cars. After campaigning in the golden era of the World Endurance Championship for two years, it was then sold by Kremer to Nova Engineering in Japan to drive in the All Japan Sports Car Championship during 1985 and 1986.
When regulation changes made it necessary to switch to the new 962 chassis for greater leg protection, Nova instead opted to sell 956-101 directly to Vern Schuppan who had piloted it for its racing debut in 1983.
Also joining us at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh will be a works-supplied and Targa Florio winning 911 ST. ‘0721’ was supplied by the Factory in early 1971 to an Italian customer ordered to M491 Race specification and is one of the very first ST’s supplied with a 2.5 engine.
The car was raced principally in Italy and was active between mid 1971 and 1975, owned and raced extensively by Count Girolamo Capra. The most significant races entered were the 1971 Coppa lntereuropa at Monza and the 1972 and 1973 Targa Florio's where it scored its most significant result, finishing first in class.
These are just some of the rare and coveted Porsches we’ll be displaying among a series of industrial backdrops including simulated ruins and burnt-out planes currently used to train elite firefighters from around the world.
The grounds are not normally open to the public, so staging the event here is something of a coup and an unprecedented opportunity to see some incredible Porsches in a truly fascinating venue.
The inaugural Das Feuer gathering will take place on 22 March and is open to Club members only. Tickets are priced at £12.50 per person with designated Porsche parking included and can be booked online using the link below.
Further details about featured cars and on-site facilities will be made available over the coming weeks.
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