Thursday, June 8, 2017

IMS Museum Pics' - Porsche 917/10 Can Am

Side view of George Follmer's 1972 Porsche 917/10 L&M +Audi championship winning Can Am beast! (The Tomaso Collection)

Side profile

Penske Racing No. 6 L&M Audi; 1972 Porsche 917/10 Can Am car.
(The Tomaso Collection)
Frontal Attack

This is the first vehicle capable of stopping "The legendous' Bruce & Denny Show!" As the Porsche 917/10 Spyder was developed to break McLaren's stranglehold upon the ultimate racing cars, Group 7's Can Am championship.

After Penske's lead Gunslinger, and developer of the 917/10 Beast Mark Donohue was injured in testing, suffering a broken leg, George Follmer was hastily called in by El Capitano', nee Roger Penske as Donohue's substitute, going onto win the '72 championship, ending McLaren's reign...

(Photos Courtesy of No Fenders ‘Offical Photographer CARPETS')