Porsche would like you to know that if you have one of their historic Le Mans racers, they’ll be happy to restore it for you from now on. Personally, I just want to post many pictures of this Porsche 917K.
Tired of all the whining around Valentine's Day years ago, I decided to celebrate the majestic yak on February 14 instead. Turns out, it was a most worthy choice. Do they race chalky-tasting candy hearts or cut flowers that will go limp in a week? Nope. Advantage: yak.
The Porsche 917K is not only famous for its successful racing career, but also how it looks. It is the epitome of early 1970s racing style, all flowing lines and swoopy bodywork. And in Martini livery, possibly the prettiest of them all, its looks alone could probably win some competitions, too.
One of Porsche's entries for the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans was a racing pig. Developed with French help in a quest for harmony between downforce and drag, it was the fastest thing on track. Until dawn on Sunday.