Here's another view of the fantastic Porsche 917K in the Paddock

Tony drove this Porsche 917K with David Piper in the 1970 race at Monza, Italy

   1970  Monza 1000 Kilometers

    April 25, 1970

Chassis No. 917-010 was the first Porsche 917 to be sold to a private party.  David Piper purchased it new in Aug. 1969, and selected Tony to co-drive at the 1970 Monza.


Sadly, the new 5 speed trans failed its first time out.

The shot at Monza is of me in the car, David wore a shorty helmet.  Car was painted Orange because of sponsorship by Herb Wetson of Wetson's hamburger fame back East.  Herb races Porsches, etc. in vintage today.


I was to drive at Goodwood with Piper in December however the money didn't materialize from Herb Wetson until Monza.  The car was painted orange at Goodwood.  David Piper had no real problem changing paint schemes on his cars.


This was the first time I drove a 917K and I had the opportunity to meet the Commendatore Mr. Ferrari in the paddock along with his entourage of Black Suits.  I had some difficulty explaining to him why I was in a Porsche 917K instead of a Ferrari.  This time I was lucky.

David steams by in the 917K

    Car owner David Piper snoozes in the hot sun.  I have fond memories riding in the Fiat transporter that was an ex-Ferrari rig.

    I'm standing behind him without my driving suit top, probably saying something like: "Come on David, we have work to do!"

David Piper still napping

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