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    Video: 'Faster. Farther.' dives into the history of Porsche racing tech
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    No doubt, Porsche has produced some of the best endurance racecars around, such as the turbocharged, slant-nose 935 of the 1970s and the ground-effects-enhanced 956 and 962 of the 1980s. But the company's most famous racecar, its first overall winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was the 917. The ...

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    Video: Preparing for Le Mans 2014 Porsche remembers 1971 and the 917 [w/video]
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    Porsche has given us another look back at its successes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This time it's 1971, the year that its 917 set records that haven't all been eclipsed. It's 45-kilogram magnesium tube frame was the lightest, Jackie Oliver set the fastest in-race lap with a time that still ...

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    New York: 1970 Porsche 917/LH makes rare trip from Porsche Museum to New York
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    There have been a number of iconic racing liveries over the course of history – JPS and Gulf spring immediately to mind – and every historic racing fan has his or her favorite. But few are as downright awesome as Martini. The Italian vermouth label has sponsored everything from ...

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    Auctions: Historic Porsche collection going up for auction at Amelia Island
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    Classic car aficionados are currently making arrangements to be in Northeast Florida for the second week of March for the Amelia Island Concours, but not everyone will be headed to Florida just to see cars. Plenty of collectors come to the annual event with cash burning in their pockets, and the ...

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    Amazing mod Egg chairs in your favorite classic racecar liveries
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    These days, you only have a Ball chair in your office if you're an evil genius or confused enough to think it's still 1962. The clever artists at Racing & Emotion Design are out to change all that, though. The company has taken it upon themselves to slather the spherical seating, as well as ...

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    Featured: Rennsport Reunion IV: 350 Porsches take to the track
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    Porsche has a longer history of racing – and winning – at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca than perhaps any other car company. At the legendary track's very first race in October of 1957, a Porsche 550 RS Spyder took the overall win of the SCCA National Laguna Seca Championship. Since then, ...

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    It's about time to pay tribute to Porsche's first Le Mans victory
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    Porsche Design P'6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Limited Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some races come and go, but a handful remain inextricably intertwined with the very fabric of motor racing around the world. Races like the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the ...

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    Video: The 1970 12 Hours of Sebring completely ruled
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    1970 12 Hours of Sebring film - Click above to watch video after the jump
    If we had a time machine, we'd set it for 1970 and never look back. And once we landed, bought some new threads and scored one of the amazing cars in production at the time, we'd road trip it to Sebring so we could see that ...

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    Happy 80th Birthday, Steve McQueen
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    Steve "King of Cool" McQueen – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Odds are, your nickname is not "The King of Cool." Of course, odds are that you never ran away from the farm to join the circus, worked as a towel boy in a brothel, jumped ship from the merchant marines in the Dominican ...

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    Book Review: Legendary Race Cars by Basem Wasef [w/VIDEO]
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    Maserati 8CM number 3011 from Legendary Race Cars - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Confused as to what to do with all the Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.com gift cards your in-laws pelted you with this Holiday season? Be confused no more! Legendary Race Cars is the book every pistonhead ...

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    Porsche's legendary 917 hits the big 4-0! Happy birthday!
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Porsche 917
    Forty years ago this week at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche rolled out what would become one of the most successful racing cars of all time. The Porsche 917 was born of new FIA homologation rules that required a "production" run of at least 25 ...

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    Take a load off on your Porsche 917 sofa
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    If you're looking for the ultimate piece of furniture to park in your living room the next time you watch Steve McQueen's Le Mans, look no further than the U.K. firm Inspired Design and its Porsche couch. Based on the all-conquering Porsche 917 of the 1970s, the fiberglass and leather couch rests ...

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