PORSCHE RS Chassis 911 360 1500 - ALAN BROAD

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August 1974 - Alan Broad in the Ryford RS wins the BARC Blue Circle round at Castle Combe seting a new lap record of 1 minute 6.8 along the way. Broad won 3 Modsport races outright during the season. Guest driver Nick Faure won at Brands in the EMI race.
This car went on to have a very successful Modsport career with 2 seasons with John Cooper , Mike Fisher and 2 more with Tony Wingrove to 1980 winning the BARC class at least 3 times and outright with Cooper in 1976.

PORSCHE RS Chassis 072 'VVB 3M' - NICK FAURE

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Nick Faure had the backing of Porsche GB during 1974 and they leant him one of the first RS models in the country. Already a long time Porsche expert he`d raced in Production Sports with success in '73 ( reg : RGL 2L ) so the step into Modsports was a natural one.
Nick broke lap records at nearly every round with 4 class wins ,2 of which were outright.
Uprated and with red and blue flashes the car ended the season at the BOAC 1000 kms for Faure and Win Percy but engine failure prevented it from starting.

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PORSCHE RS Chassis 911 030 0949 - 'ASTERIX / DAVID PURLEY'

Entrepreneur and Greek sportscar champion Aris Lumidis ( also known as 'Asterix' ) had aquired the ex-Gerrard Larrouse 1970 Tour de France 911 and had it uprated to 2.8 RSR spec.
Regarded as the lightest 911 around it arrived late for qualifying at the Thruxton round having just come off the boat. However guest driver David Purley stormed it from the back of the grid to finish 2nd behind Faure.
The car was then repainted orange/green for 'Asterix' to race including the BOAC 1000 kms ( photo below ) before a spell in Irish rallying.

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David Purley cocks a wheel during his charge at Thruxton.

PORSCHE RS Chassis 911 'RGL 2L'- GIOVANNI 'JOHN' DE STEFANO

The then UK Porsche Concessionaires AFN bought 2 lightweight RS models from the factory of which 'RGO 2L' was the race car and 'RGO 3L' the back-up car. Nick Faure raced it with success in the 1973 Production Sports car championship with 15 wins.
For 1974 the car ,unmodified was switched to Modsports and in the hands of John De Stefano gave Porsche its Modsport debut with a class win ,2nd overall at the Blue Circle opener at Croft. Car described by Autosport as an 2.8 RSR but RS would be a more accurate description.
A second class win was gained at Brands in a BRSCC non-championship race.
One programe has it entered by Cartune of Middlesborough.

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De Stefano leads class rival Win Percy ( Datsun ) at Croft These cars seemed to usher in a new era for the 3000cc class once the domain of the old Healey 3000.

Nick Faure 1974 known Modsport results :

DATE FASTEST LAP CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
MAY 27th 1m 15.4 cl. rec CROFT BARC Blue Circle outside top 5 ( 1st in class )
JUN 2nd CADWELL PARK BARC Blue Circle 2nd overall ( 1st in class )
JUN 30th 37.6 rec LLANDOW BARC Blue Circle 1st overall ( 1st in class )
JUL 7th 1m 27.6 rec THRUXTON BARC Blue Circle 1st overall ( 1st in class )
JUL 27th 1m 46.8 rec OULTON PARK BARC Blue Circle 2nd overall ( 2nd in class )
JUL 28th 51.2 rec MALLORY PARK BARC Blue Circle DNF - distributor cap
AUG 11th 52.4 rec BRAND HATCH # BARC EMI non-champ race 1st overall ( 1st in class )
AUG 26th CASTLE COMBE BARC Blue Circle 3rd overall ( 2nd in class )
OCT 27th THRUXTON * BARC Blue Circle DNF - throttle
NOV 16th THRUXTON * BARC Wella Trophy race 3rd overall ( 2nd in class )

# raced in the Ryford car. * raced in the 'Asterix' car

Asterix car 1974 known Modsport results :

DATE FASTEST LAP CIRCUIT ( Driver ) RACE RESULT
JUL 7th 1m 27.6 rec THRUXTON ( Purley ) BARC Blue Circle 2nd overall ( 2nd in class )
JUL 28th MALLORY PARK ( Asterix ) BARC Blue Circle 3rd overall ( 3rd in class )
AUG 11th BRAND HATCH ( Asterix ) BARC EMI non-champ race 5th overall ( 2nd in class )
OCT 27th THRUXTON ( Faure ) BARC Blue Circle DNF - throttle

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