The 1970 Gulf/Wyers Porsche 917 Season

If you like vintage sports car racing footage like WE like it, that means you dig grainy color, British narration over bongos and brass with scenes of iconic vintage cars racing on windy roads in Europe.  If you are amazed at scenes of laughably bad on-course safety provisions interspersed with in-office smoking scenes then we have the online film for you!  Checkout “A Year To Remember”  a short film about John Wyer’s 1970 Gulf Porsche 917 team.  It is pretty amazing to see these hulking Porsche 917’s and Ferrari 512 cutting through the LeMans traffic of Porsche 911’s and 914’s – among others.  The scenes of 1970’s Europe are pretty awesome too.

What makes this really special are the interviews with iconic drivers like Pedro Rodriguez and Jo Siffert.  We know the names and have seen the pictures, but to see these drivers speaking on film is pretty cool.  Pedro’s comments about his history in racing is particularly interesting.  Check it all out the link below.

 

 

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