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Thought I would start a thread of all the cars that formed a part of Porsche early history in Australia for their competition heritage. 

To kick the ball off.... What I would give to own this car.... 

 

https://classicthrottleshop.com/1970-porsche-911-t-australian-touring-car/

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44 minutes ago, Raven said:

Hamiltons 68 911 TR 

Thanks so much for sharing mate. That's amazing info and pics. Do you have any idea where this car is today? 

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 Talk to @jnr356 about the Chesterfield car, as he was partly responsible for the restoration of it coupla 3 years ago. One of my favourite colour schemes. He also worked on the Rusty French 935 and loads of other racing Porsches

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Alan Hamilton's 944 Turbo Cup Car  , only RHD  Cup Car in the world ( built to order for Alan ) . Also fitted with rear wing from 924 Le Mans  GTR prototype that was tested by Jacki Ickx @ Paul Ricard Circuit & GTR doors . Photo's from John Bowe drive for Unique cars Magazine . Sold it back to Alan about 5 years ago then bought it back a couple of years later !

This car is also the 1994 Targa Tasmania outright winner !!

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Photo's of 924 GTR prototype @ Paul Ricard Circuit with rear wing fitted . Alan's 944 Cup Car was fitted with wing from new !

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Peter Fitzgerald 968 CS / RS  . Car started life owned by Porsche Cars Australia & won the 1993 Sandown 6 hour , placed 2nd at the 1993 Bathurst 12 Hour & disqualified for wrong front wheel offsets . Came back in 1994 in new Falken tyres livery & finished 2nd with Peter Fitzgerald & Jim Richards , in 1995 it was converted by Fitzgerald Racing to a 968RS Turbo ( of which only 4 made by Porsche all LHD ) Car went on to compete in Targa Tasmania , Dutton Rallies , last Adelaide GP & !st Melbourne GP  and more motorsport events .  I purchased the 968 in 2006 & restored it back to it's Falken livery , has done demonstration laps at 2013 Rennsport & a few PCV club days .   Photo's from John Bowe drive for Unique Cars Magazine

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Love your cars Craig. Could you write up details of them. Want to have one place recording the history of Porsche race cars if possible. 

Does anyone know of any websites on the net or Facebook pages that properly document all the race Porsches in Australia over the years since the 60s? The only one I know is Old Motorracing Photographs Australia. But that doesn't fully document the cars and their drivers. 

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21 minutes ago, Harold996tt said:

Love your cars Craig. Could you write up details of them. Want to have one place recording the history of Porsche race cars if possible. 

Does anyone know of any websites on the net or Facebook pages that properly document all the race Porsches in Australia over the years since the 60s? The only one I know is Old Motorracing Photographs Australia. But that doesn't fully document the cars and their drivers. 

Will do mate !!  I have a book " Porsche in Australia '  -  The First Fifty Years  which contains a lot of local motorsport stuff !

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4 hours ago, craiggt3rs said:

Alan Hamilton's 944 Turbo Cup Car  , only RHD  Cup Car in the world ( built to order for Alan ) . Also fitted with rear wing from 924 Le Mans  GTR prototype that was tested by Jacki Ickx @ Paul Ricard Circuit & GTR doors . Photo's from John Bowe drive for Unique cars Magazine . Sold it back to Alan about 5 years ago then bought it back a couple of years later !

This car is also the 1994 Targa Tasmania outright winner !!

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Photo's of 924 GTR prototype @ Paul Ricard Circuit with rear wing fitted . Alan's 944 Cup Car was fitted with wing from new !

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Myself & Alan Hamilton at Porsche Club Victoria night

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1973 Porsche 911 Turbo Prototype

Show Car

 

 

In the seventies Porsche was serious about turbo charging and this prototype signalled the way for later cars like the 930 and the RSR 3.0. It was also the one of the very first show cars fitted with the wide body, large alloy wheels, whale tail and a turbocharged version of the flat-6 engine. All these details eventually appeared on the 911 RSR 3.0-litre race cars of 1974.

At the time, Porsche was no stranger to forced induction. Their 917/10 and 917/30 race cars achieved incredible amounts of horsepower, reaching 1100 bhp and beyond, with exhaust-driven turbochargers. By January of 1973 they had experimented with a turbocharged version of the 2.7-litre engine to signal their upcoming intentions, Chief Engineer Helmuth Bott created the new Turbo at Style Porsche.

The show car was built from a standard 911S (VIN 9113300157) fixed with a radical wide body kit that mimicked the upcoming RSR 3.0-litre race car. This was purely functional since the flares wrapped around much larger 11 inch Fuchs alloy wheels and other details like the front apron included an opening for the oil cooler. At the rear was Porsche’s first whale tail that improved cooling and aerodynamics. It also was fitted with a very rare badge on the engine cover from Style Porsche. To promote the upcoming turbo era, large graphics spelled out the cars intended purpose. The interior also had a unique Green/Black tartan trim and one-off paddle head-rest sports seats.

Ironically, when the car debuted as the new Turbo at the 1973 Paris Motor Show, it didn’t even have a functioning turbocharged engine. Instead, the top half of the engine was a wooden mock-up, used to show case the turbo engine. The car was subsequently displayed at the 1974 Geneva, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Melbourne motor shows.

 

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During the world tour Porsche took orders for the full-blown RSR 3.0 race car, but they didn’t scrap their prototype. Instead, it was later fitted with a real RSR 3.0-litre engine and sold to Alan Hamilton, the Australian Porsche importer in 1975. He raced the car at Oran Park and Hume Weir in 75 before retiring it from competition .Alan had kept it in largely original condition. During that period but wanted to upgrade to the the fearsome 934 ,so like most of last year’s race cars the RSR went onto Hamilton’s used car lot to be sold .

 

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Subsequently the car changed hands several times while residing in Australia and was at one stage converted to right hand drive and reconfigured as a road car and club racer for the Victorian Porsche club president Graham Stockley..

By 2010, the prototype changed hands again and this time had reached the United States for owner Murray Smith of Washington, Connecticut. It was subsequently displayed at the 2010 Greenwich Concourse d’Elegance. As show in some of these images

 

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9 hours ago, craiggt3rs said:

Will do mate !!  I have a book " Porsche in Australia '  -  The First Fifty Years  which contains a lot of local motorsport stuff !

Fantastic thanks mate will hunt it down 

8 hours ago, Jason A said:

Australian Motor Racing year book also details the history quite well

Thanks for that mate. 

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12 hours ago, craiggt3rs said:

Peter Fitzgerald 968 CS / RS  . Car started life owned by Porsche Cars Australia & won the 1993 Sandown 6 hour , placed 2nd at the 1993 Bathurst 12 Hour & disqualified for wrong front wheel offsets . Came back in 1994 in new Falken tyres livery & finished 2nd with Peter Fitzgerald & Jim Richards , in 1995 it was converted by Fitzgerald Racing to a 968RS Turbo ( of which only 4 made by Porsche all LHD ) Car went on to compete in Targa Tasmania , Dutton Rallies , last Adelaide GP & !st Melbourne GP  and more motorsport events .  I purchased the 968 in 2006 & restored it back to it's Falken livery , has done demonstration laps at 2013 Rennsport & a few PCV club days .   Photo's from John Bowe drive for Unique Cars Magazine

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Beautiful cars both the 944 and 968!  The rear wing on the 944 is not far removed from the 917 wing, and must look fearsome from inside. Is that the only rear wing of it’s type?

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15 hours ago, LeeM said:

 Talk to @jnr356 about the Chesterfield car, as he was partly responsible for the restoration of it coupla 3 years ago. One of my favourite colour schemes. He also worked on the Rusty French 935 and loads of other racing Porsches

yeah,i've worked on most of these cars

the stockley rsr is one of my favourites the beautiful noise at 8000rpm...mmm

can't wait to get my hands on this..kind of flattering

http://www.armchairracer.com.au/coming-soon/flyslot-a2017-porsche-911-oran-park-1970-8-brian-foley

 

 

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16 hours ago, craiggt3rs said:

Alan Hamilton's 944 Turbo Cup Car  , only RHD  Cup Car in the world ( built to order for Alan ) . Also fitted with rear wing from 924 Le Mans  GTR prototype that was tested by Jacki Ickx @ Paul Ricard Circuit & GTR doors . Photo's from John Bowe drive for Unique cars Magazine . Sold it back to Alan about 5 years ago then bought it back a couple of years later !

This car is also the 1994 Targa Tasmania outright winner !!

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Craig was this one of the last cars that Alan raced actively or were there a few more after this? 

3 hours ago, jnr356 said:

yeah,i've worked on most of these cars

the stockley rsr is one of my favourites the beautiful noise at 8000rpm...mmm

can't wait to get my hands on this..kind of flattering

http://www.armchairracer.com.au/coming-soon/flyslot-a2017-porsche-911-oran-park-1970-8-brian-foley

 

 

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Very cool to have worked on such a car and even better that a slot car is being built of her. Which cars did you work on and at what point in time mate? Would love to know more. 

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6 hours ago, Harold996tt said:

Which cars did you work on and at what point in time mate? Would love to know more. 

 Expect a very lengthy reply mate. Mark is a well known guru of all things air cooled in Victoria (he'll hate me for that 😁)

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