1969 Nurburgring 1000km in 8mm Glory
More home movies of classic races keep bubbling up on YouTube and I couldn’t be happier.
This time, we’ll see some 8mm film of the 1969 Nurburgring 1000km. 1969 was the 2nd of 4 straight years of Porsche 908 victories at the Ring. Brian Redman and Jo Siffert led a contingent of 908s to a 1-2-3-4-5 Porsche victory. Crazy! Ford GT40 #1081 piloted by Helmut Kelleners and Reinhold Jöst was the top non-Porsche at 3 laps behind the leader.
We so often associate the 908 with the Targa Florio that it’s easy to forget the dominant victories it had on other tracks. There’s a new book coming out on the 908, Porsche 908: The Long Distance Runner, that Amazon is taking pre-orders on,
but I can’t seem to find a release date for the book. Scratch that, it looks like the book is due out on March 15, 2009.
Know anything more about it? Let’s hear it in the comments.