Friday 30th December 2011

Pic of the Week: Porsche 917 at Le Mans

Mmmm... Porschey endurance goodness

What with the new-found spirit of co-operation between the Le Mans-organising ACO and the FIA, hopes are high that we are on the cusp of a new 'golden age' of sports car racing.

Which has inevitably got us thinking about other golden eras of endurance racing. And the halcyon days of the Porsche 917 has got to be one of the golden-est. Porsche, Martini livery and the Circuit de la Sarthe: does motorsport get any more evocative than this?

If you like this image, then you should pop along to Porsche's Facebook page (whence this image comes); they've been on a bit of a nostalgia trip too, posting up albums from Le Mans in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Which is nice of them.

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