Le Mans 1979 was a race for the ages. The Dick Barbour team had prepared and brought four 935 Porsches to qualify and race. They were as follows:
Chassis 009 00030 was a brand new car (#70). This car had been built up from a bare chassis in the team’s shop in Northern California in early 1979, and this was its first race. It was a 935-79 twin-turbo and would be driven by Dick Barbour, the team owner, Rolf Stommelen, and Paul Newman, the actor. Paul had driven at Daytona with us, and was also to do the Watkins Glen race. That was all his schedule allowed for, as the film studios would not let him drive while he was shooting any movies.
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