Porsche 356B Carrera at Rennsport Reunion

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Porsche 356B Carrera at Rennsport Reunion

#1 Post by John Clarke » Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:25 pm

Hi All
Didn't know how to share this short film to You All But stumbled across it on YouTube
Titled.. Porsche 356B Carrera GT Rennsport Reunion V1 2018
At Laguna Seca I believe. Nice, I believe that Jacques prepared this car.
Enjoy
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#2 Post by Jacques Lefriant » Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:11 pm

Hi John
the ex-Ludwig Blendl 356BGT is owned/driven by Francisco Guzman of Mexico City.
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#3 Post by John Hearn » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:53 pm

Jay
Is this the film?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IQGT6RWo90
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#4 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:09 pm

Nice video. I hope the close call with a 904 wasn’t as close as it looked.
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#5 Post by Mike Smith » Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:52 am

There is also a brief shot of the Devlin - I guess Leonard Turnbeaugh
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#6 Post by John Clarke » Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:50 am

Hi John Yes that's it. How you doing over there? And when are you back?
Martin, Yes That Was a close call at 2:16 !
And Hi Mike, You OK ? Your Ist 356 is coming back over to PRS this Friday for some engine work (New P & Cs)
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#7 Post by Mike Smith » Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:07 pm

Hi Mike, You OK ? Your I`st 356 is coming back over to PRS this Friday for some engine work (New P & Cs)
I`m fine thanks John - just getting old and stiff
Good to hear that `my` car is coming back to PRS - that is the one I bought on the phone sight un-seen for £2,500 (that is probably 45 years ago)
It came from Mike Steels in Sheffield (he and his wife were very nice people)
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#8 Post by Mike Smith » Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:12 pm

Mike Smith wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:52 am
There is also a brief shot of the Devin - I guess Leonard Turnbeaugh
Correction to the manufacturer of Leonard`s car
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#9 Post by John Clarke » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:53 am

I find it very 'Touching at 0:50 where His Friend, Partner or Gal wish Francisco Luck etc , before the race.
What does Vic think?
Laguna Seca looks a lovely track. I'd like to go there after this 'Crazy Covid Shite' ever finishes.
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#10 Post by gregorycampbell » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:37 pm

Mike Smith wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:12 pm
Mike Smith wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:52 am
There is also a brief shot of the Devin - I guess Leonard Turnbeaugh
Correction to the manufacturer of Leonard`s car
There was actually 4 Devin Porsche's at that event. Leonard Turnbeaugh, Arthur Connor, Don Tevini and myself. There is a brief shot of Don's Devin (2 stripes on nose), but the other Devin clips are my car (#356).
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#11 Post by Mike Smith » Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:37 am

Gregory Campbell wrote -There was actually 4 Devin Porsche's at that event. Leonard Turnbeaugh, Arthur Connor, Don Tevini and myself. There is a brief shot of Don's Devin (2 stripes on nose), but the other Devin clips are my car (#356).
Gregory - Thanks for straightening me out, I was surprised how many were racing
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#12 Post by Harlan Halsey » Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:05 am

Mike,
DEVIN Porsches began coming out of the woodwork here about 5 years ago. They are all driven by 356 drivers who see it as cheaper and different, but not that different, from their 356s. Before that there were no DEVIN Porsches running that I heard of. It takes quite a bit of effort to get a DEVIN Porsche to the track and their development as vintage racers still has a short way to go. I know of another DEVIN Porsche which has been beautifully restored-new chassis-for the street. I suppose it won't be long before someone puts a 2.5 Liter Type 4 VW engine in one of the vintage racers.

Thanks, Vic, for the correction.
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#13 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:45 am

Harlan: DEVIN

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#14 Post by Jacques Lefriant » Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:06 pm

Gregory chassis may actually be a real speedster not a VW pan/tube frame.
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#15 Post by Harlan Halsey » Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:45 am

If so it wouldn't be a vintage DEVIN Porsche (Or DEVIN VW ) THE DEVINS had their own steel ladder frame. The DEVIN body on a VW or pan would just be another "special".

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