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rich951 07-13-2002 08:05 PM

1970 le mans 917 - Doc read this!
Just to tank you for a reply regarding wastgates and to tell you something that you might be interesting.
I noticed on the bottom of your reply was a quote from Steve Mcqueen in the 1970 film 'le Mans'.
2 weeks ago I attenede a regional porsche meeting in the UK (Devon&Cornwall),and helped unload off a trailer the actual Gulf porsche 917 is it? that Steve Mcqueen drove in the film. I helped the owner with another guy push the car onto the grass display area. I had a good chat with him as well- he started the engine up WOW! Ive never heard anything like it in my life- It was Awesome.
people started coming over and crowded around.
I wont tell you the owners name -might be indiscreet- apparently its worth $millions-
The Concurs/event was held at Nigel Mamsells golf club and he wasnt very happy as the car left scorch marks on the grass!! I met him by Im a Schumacher fan.
Anyway if you loved the film the car would have blown your mind- especially when it started up.
Hope you enjoyed this little tale.
thanks for earlier help.

rich951 07-13-2002 08:06 PM

Apologies for terrible spelling- see above!!

Doc 07-14-2002 12:48 AM


Thank you VERY much for sharing that with me. All I can say is WOW, that must have been very exciting. I feel like I lived the moment vicariously through you.

I can only imagine what it must have been like. That's one you'll have to tell the grandchildren about!

It's nice to know that you could appreciate it. Moments like that shouldn't be wasted on just anyone.

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