A whale of a tale – maintaining an ‘89 911 Carrera Sport in Zimbabwe
As I’ve explained on the few occasions I’ve burst into print in Porsche Road & Race, my enduring love affair with the Porsche brand was developed and nurtured from the late 1950s. My father, a dentist by profession, was very mechanically-minded and owned Beetles – and Mercs – from the early ‘50s, but it was our family doctor who raced VW-powered single seaters at the Belvedere and Marlborough circuits in Salisbury, who was most influential in culturing my “Zuffenhausen disease.”
You see, aside from the VW racing bug, he also built up a not inconsiderable collection of books centred on racing cars and racing personalities of the ‘50s, a period when Porsche was beginning to make a mark for itself with its fleet-of-foot air-cooled racers.
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