Friday, August 30, 2019

AUTOS: Father of Iconic Porsche 917 Dies



Along with bringing us the All conquering Audi Quattro, and the Bugatti Veyron...

Former Head of Porsche Motorsports, Dr. Ferdinand Piëch, then at the youthful age of 32, very Headily brought about the legendous' Porsche 917 to Competition by seizing a loophole in the FIA's 1969 Sports Car regulations, has passed away recently at the age of 82.


And apparently I've Missed another Memo hear upon thoust Isle 'O Nofendersville. Since I had No Clue until reading 'bout Herr Piëch's Death, just how iconic the Porsche 917 has become in our collective Hearts. Especially the iconic Gulf Oil liveried 917K utilized by Steve McQueen in his epic Le Mans movie.


Per Tipicali, how I acquire much of my riveting conjecture here upon No Fenders, by perusing thou NFB's Newsline for The Blind telephone service's access to a multitude 'O worldwide Newspapers...

I'll leave Y'all with the first story I heard via The New York Times Obituary section, which gives a broader description of his ruthlessness as an Automotive Executive...

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