Andrew Jordan gives us a full inside tour of this Le Mans classic Porsche 911 GT1 EVO before he tears around the Silverstone track.
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The collector car market cratered in 1989-90.
What were the significant events that preceded the collapse?
1. Auction companies popped up everywhere trying to get a piece of a rapidly growing number of transactions, increasing prices and resulting commissions;
2. Cars sold to speculators, not collectors;
3. Individuals like Hans Thulin took on huge bets on the collector car market’s continued rise; Thulin eventually failed to consummate his purchase of GTO 3607 at Monaco in 1990 for $10.7 million and a year later it was sold … More
From hill-climbing to the Formula One
And thus a crucial part of the “Orange Reunion” mission was accomplished. The phone rang in Braunschweig. “It was a very intense moment for me,” Schimpf recalls as he unrolls an old racing poster from the 1970s lying amidst original stickers and drivers’ licenses in the black building. “That car was part of my life.” As if trying to avoid any appearance of sentimentality, he quickly adds, “I don’t want to reduce my life to racing, but it really was an intense time.”
From 1972 to 2000, Jägermeister Racing fielded an impressive array of drivers … More