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 Post subject: Les 100 Porsches à Pontivy
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:22 am 
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Went to a new event on Sunday. As it says above, a meeting of 100 Porsches. Although we didn't quite make the 100, 87 cars did show up, despite the showers. Most models were accounted for - but, I was not only the sole 924S, but the only 924 there! I must say Ruby did look good amongst a sea of 911s!


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 Post subject: Re: Les 100 Porsches à Pontivy
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:54 am 
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That does look cool, which club is organising ?

It look like there is a vibrating scene in Brittany. :nod:

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 Post subject: Re: Les 100 Porsches à Pontivy
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The event was sponsored by the owner of an Italian restaurant in Pontivy who races a 356. 911 Passion Ouest and Lorient Porsche were also involved, plus Pontivy council. The classic car scene here in Brittany is very active, with events taking place throughout the year. Sometimes its difficult to decide which ones to go on! I belong to 3 clubs here plus the 924 OC in the UK. To give an example, this month I have been on an outing every Sunday and will be on another this coming Sunday.

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Have been invited to show Ruby at the 2016 "100 Porsches à Ponvtivy" on 24th April as an example of a 924. The organiser has requested some technical details of the 924/944/968 range. I have plenty on most of them apart from the 924 Carrera GT. He has specifically asked for some info as they are so rare. Could someone out there please put me together a paragraph with details of tech spec, numbers made, modifications etc. I can then translate it into French and pass it on. I am also going to translate a bit of the article from the latest twofour magazine on the Le Mans GTP. Any help really appreciated! :worship:

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superfly wrote:
It look like there is a vibrating scene in Brittany. :nod:


Look that one up Arnaud :lol:

it means a very different thing to 'vibrant' ;-)

Having said that my french is really poor :oops:

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Very exciting to see all these lovely Porsches together . :clap:


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pete wrote:
superfly wrote:
It look like there is a vibrating scene in Brittany. :nod:


Look that one up Arnaud :lol:

it means a very different thing to 'vibrant' ;-)

Having said that my french is really poor :oops:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Don't worry Pete my french is pretty poor too. ;-)

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The 100 porsche in pointivy looks very good, I won't be able to attempt this year as I doubt very much I will be fully move to Brittany by then.
But I would love to come in 2017, all come well in a Turbo or a N/A.

I don't have much detail on the carrera gt, do you have the book about the 924 ?

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Bretongirl wrote:
Have been invited to show Ruby at the 2016 "100 Porsches à Ponvtivy" on 24th April as an example of a 924. The organiser has requested some technical details of the 924/944/968 range. I have plenty on most of them apart from the 924 Carrera GT. He has specifically asked for some info as they are so rare. Could someone out there please put me together a paragraph with details of tech spec, numbers made, modifications etc. I can then translate it into French and pass it on. I am also going to translate a bit of the article from the latest twofour magazine on the Le Mans GTP. Any help really appreciated! :worship:


I have a few past articles, I'll have a look for you

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Homologating the 924 Turbo
Porsche had a plan with its new 924 turbo, with an eye on the FIA Group 4 regulations it needed 400 production cars to homologate the model for racing. The Carrera GT was born, with Intercooler, bonnet scoop, forged pistons, polyurethane outer flared wings, a deeper rear spoiler, flush windscreen, special deeper rear bumper, 8.5:1 compression 2 litre engine delivering 210 BHP. A total of 406 cars were built with 75 right hand drive for the UK (just over 100 RHD cars were built according to a letter dated 23rd March 1987 from Porsche Ludwigsburg to a client in Australia), they were only finished in black, red or silver with a plush new velour interior of black with red pinstripe.
The more powerful 924 Carrera GTS was an altogether different animal. Again with forged pistons and dog leg gearbox but with many other unique parts including a larger intercooler, larger K26 Turbo (re-positioned on the cold side of the engine), different metering head with eight outlets (from the 928), 930 suspension arms with rose jointed links, different cam, GRP (fibre glass) wider flared front wings with GRP bonnet and flared rear wings, aluminium trailing arms, rear springs instead of torsion bars and a quoted power output of 245 BHP. Only 59 of the model were ever produced, hand built at Wiessach and only supplied in Guards red, LHD versions. 15 of these were fitted with the ‘Club Sport’ package.
The ultimate development of the 924 in its race trim was the 924 Carrera GTR race car, which produced 375bhp from a highly modified version of the 2.0 litre I4 used in all 924s except for the Carrera GTP which used a highly modified as yet unreleased 944 2.5 litre DOHC 16v Porsche unit. This last model variant achieved 7th overall at Le Mans 24 Hours (of course the GTR of Schurti/Barth with its proper 924 engine finished 6th in 1980 – Ed) and interestingly spent the least time out of any other competing car in the pits. A testimony perhaps to the huge practicality and robust nature of the 924 that we all know and love.

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