Porsche 935 (1977-1984)

Walter Röhrl told me this about the Porsche 935: "a car for men, not for boys. A little scary...a difficult race car with an experimental engine producing 700 horsepower." Roger that!

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February 5, 1977: The Porsche 935s of Jacky Ickx / Jochen Mass (No. 1) and Reinhold Joest / Bob Wollek / Albrecht Krebs (No. 8) get ready for the start of the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway.

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February 5-6, 1977: This Porsche 935 was entered by the Posche factory of Stuttgart, Germany for drivers Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass and Juergen Barth to run in the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway. The team won the pole position and ran up front until a crash ended their race on lap 452.

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February 6, 1977: The Kremer Brothers Porsche 935 driven by Reihold Joest, Bob Wollek and Albrecht Krebs finished third overall in the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge at Daytona International Speedway.

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February 6, 1977: The factory Porsche 935 of Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass and Juergen Barth sits wrecked just off the banking of Daytona International Speedway after a late-race incident during the 24 Hours of Daytona. The car had won the pole and led many laps before the crash on lap 452. Despite the incident, the team still wound up in 21st place and third in the Group 5 class.

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February 4, 1978: The start of the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway has the Porsche 935 of Danny Ongais, Ted Field and Milt Minter (No. 0) on the pole position with the No. 12 Porsche 935 77-A of Bob Wollek, Henri Pescarolo and Didier Jaunet starting second. Neither car would be around at the finish.

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February 4, 1978: The Porsche 935 77-A of Dick Barbour, Manfred Schurti and Johnny Rutherford pits with body damage during the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway. The team recovered to place second overall.

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February 5, 1978: Rolf Stommelen prepares to leave the pits during the running of the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway. Co-driving a Brumos Porsche 935-77A with Peter Gregg and Toine Hezemans, Stomellen and the team were on their way to setting race records for both speed and total laps completed until the team made a late pit stop to clean the car and add fresh stickers then later slowed to allow other Porsches to come together for a checkered flag formation.

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February 5, 1978: A nighttime pit stop at Daytona International Speedway for the Porsche 935/77A assigned to drivers Dick Barbour, Johnny Rutherford and Manfred Schurti during the 24 Hours of Daytona. Although they were 30 laps behind the winning Brumos Porsche, the team still finished second overall.

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February 5: The Brumos Porsche team makes a pit stop with the Porsche 935/77A 930 890 0011 driven by Rolf Stommelen, Toine Hezemans and Peter Gregg en route to winning the 1978 24 Hours of Daytona on February 5, 1978, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Peter Gregg in a Porsche 935 during the IMSA race held at Brainerd International Raceway on June 18, 1978 in Brainerd, Minnesota.

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February 4, 1979: To say the Ted Field Interscope Racing team had a near-perfect run in the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge at Daytona International Speedway was an understatement. Field, co-driving his Porsche 935-79 with Danny Ongais and Hurley Haywood, posted an incredible margin of victory of 49 laps over the second place Ferrari 365 driven by John Morton and Tony Adamowicz. Haywood made his fourth visit to victory lane in the race.

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The Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 9-10, 1979. An overhead view from the grandstand of the Porsche 935 which was driven to second place by Rolf Stommelen, Dick Barbour and Paul Newman.

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Peter Gregg in winning Porsche 935 of the IMSA race held on June 17, 1979 at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota.

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Danny Ongais in a Porsche 935 qualifies for the IMSA race held on June 17, 1979 at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota.

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February 3-4, 1980: The eventual race-winning Porsche 935J of Reihold Joest, Rolf Stommellen and Volkert Merl comes to the attention of its pit crew during the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge at Daytona International Speedway. The winning team completed 715 laps and were ahead of the second place car by 33 laps.

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February 3: A pit stop for the Porsche 935 K3 of Dale Whittington, Don Whittington and Bill Whittington during the 24 Hours of Daytona on February 3, 1980, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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February 4, 1980: Car owner Reinhold Joest combined with Rolf Stommellen and Volkert Merl to drive this Porsche 935J to victory in the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge at Daytona International Speedway. The Joest team finished some 33 laps ahead of their nearest rival.

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July 5: Bobby Rahal drives the Porsche 935 K3 009 00030 during the Six Hours of Watkins Glen on July 5, 1980, at Watkins Glen International near Watkins Glen, New York.

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January 31, 1981: The Joest/Spot Oil Porsche 935 driven by Reinhold Joest, Volkert Merl and Jochen Mass completed just 59 laps of the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge at Daytona International Speedway after starting the race third on the grid.

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February 1, 1981: This Porsche 935K3 driven by car owner Bob Garretson, Bobby Rahal and Brian Redman, took the overall victory in the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge at Daytona International Speedway.

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May 3: Gianpiero Moretti drives the MOMO/Penthouse Porsche 935/78-81 JR-001 during the IMSA GT race at Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, California, on May 3, 1981.

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March 21: Bobby Rahal drives the Porsche 935 K3 009 00030 damaged by co-driver Bob Garretson in an early-race crash during the 12 Hours of Sebring at the Sebring International Raceway near Sebring, Florida, on March 21, 1981.

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May 31: John Fitzpatrick drives his Porsche 935 K3/80 000 00011 during the 1981 Red Roof Inns 200 IMSA GT race on May 31, 1981, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Lexington, Ohio.

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January 30-31, 1982: The Porsche 935 K3 of Mauricio de Narvaez, Jeff Wood and car owner Bob Garretson negotiates the infield road course of Daytona International Speedway at night during the running of the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge. The team brought the car home third overall.

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January 30, 1982: A pair of Porsche 935 JLP3s owned by John Paul, Sr. sit on pit road at Daytona International Speedway prior to the running of the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge. Although the No. 8 car did not start the race, the No. 18 machine went on to score the victory being driven by Paul, Sr., his son John Paul, Jr., and Rolf Stommellen.

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1982 Daytona 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge - Interscope Racing Porsches
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January 1982: The Interscope Racing team Porsche 935 K3-80s owned by Ted Field take to the infield road course for practice laps before the 24 Hour Pepsi Challenge. Only the No. 0 car actually ran in the race, with drivers Field, Danny Ongais and Bill Wittington parking the car with mechanical problems after just 55 laps.

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January 31: Rear view of the Porsche 935/80 000 00028 driven by Al Holbert, Bruce Leven and Hurley Haywood in the 1982 24 Hours of Daytona on January 31, 1982, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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February 6: The Porsche 935L driven by A.J. Foyt, Bob Wollek, Claude Ballot-Léna and Preston Henn is driven through the Turn 4 banking enroute to victory in the IMSA Camel GT 24 Hours of Daytona on February 6, 1983, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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June 20: John Fitzpatrick drives his Porsche 935/78-81 JR-002 en route to finishing 4th in the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-driver David Hobbs on June 20, 1982, at Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.

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September 5: John Paul Jr. drives the Porsche 935 JLP-3 during the Lumbermans 6 Hour Camel GT IMSA race on September 5, 1982, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Lexington, Ohio.

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