The gathering of Spyders at Carlisle

May 29th, 2011


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The build up to the 2011 Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals has come and gone for another year. Once again the 8th annual Speedsters Meet Spyders weekend was seen as the highlight of the event held between May 19-22 in (not so sunny, with a touch of rain) Pennsylvania. This is truly a unique and

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Schuco 550 finally released

May 29th, 2011


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Following the launch by SCHUCO of the “Edition 1:18 Exclusive” range at the 62nd International Toy Fair in Nuremberg earlier this year, a number of the models displayed, including the one-off prototype of the blue 550 spyder, has finally gone into full production and released to the public. With great anticipation, this true-to-life detail model

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In the pits with 550-0035

May 24th, 2011

1956 Sverige Kristianstad GP 3rd   Nöcker/ Seidel

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Today many 550s are restored to pristine condition and paraded in concourses around the world. But we must remember these machines were designed to race and a young German driver – Peter Nöcker started his racing career in 1956 in Theo Helfrich’s Porsche 550 spyder. His debut was in the Prix de Paris followed by round

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The 550s of the 2011 Mille Miglia on show

May 20th, 2011


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With a line up of seven 550s and one 550A, it was an impressive sight to see parading the streets of Brescia for one of the world’s greatest historic racing events – the 2011 Mille Miglia. Another year has finished for the MM, but there are still many historic events around the world which will

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Classic Porsche models take on Laguna Seca at the Rennsport Reunion IV

May 19th, 2011


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  All the classics will be there to celebrate the fourth Rennsport Reunion on October 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. With a list of Porsche pedigrees from 550s,550As, 356 GTs and RSKs the track will be alive with the sound of those quad cam engines roaring past. This will be the

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The cars of Mille Miglia 2011

May 18th, 2011


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A great link to a video showcasing the entrants driving the streets of Brescia before the big Mille Miglia race. At 5:02 you can see Mr Westerman with his blue spyder 550-0045.   More photos of the big event including the spyder entries to follow!

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