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Old PORSCHE Race cars never retire they just move to a new playground!

by on May.05, 2011, under Uncategorized

In 2007 we purchased a NEW “GT-3 Cup” for the IMSA Challenge series run as a support race with ALMS events. After 3 years of fun and several podium finishes by Lloyd Hawkins, the introduction of PORSCHE’s newest version (MY 2010′) of the gt-3 cup rendered  the 2007 model  no longer competitive. Once the word was out that the Rennsport GT-3 was to be sold we were contacted by Jeff Zwart about the car. Jeff is well known in the porsche world for being the film director of several PORSCHE commercials such as “The Family Tree”. Once a deal was struck we found out that the GT-3 would be modified for “OFF-ROAD USE” and sent to Pikes Peak to contest the famous hill climb event. In conjunction with PMNA and the input of Roland Kusmal the gt-3 was loaned a 3.8 “World challenge Spec.” engine, gearbox ratios were changed for maximum acceleration and a top speed of 125 mph. The suspension ride-height was raised and under body panels installed along with rock guards to protect critical componets. Since i have been the only one to work on the car since new jeff asked if i would like to be the lead mechanic for the event. Nerver having been to Pikes Peak it was something quite different than i was used to. When it was all said and done Jeff broke the “Time-Attack 2WD class record by an amazing 38 seconds set the previous year by Rhys Millen. The most amazing thing was that he finished 6th O.A. in a 3 year old production based normally aspirated 2wd car! Ck out the video i think you will enjoy the sight and sound of an old racer on a new playground! 

(cameo appearance by Dennis Boada, Andrew Gregoryof PMNA, and Jeff Zwart as himself)

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