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British GP meeting which Nick Faure led outright from the start, but a broken fan belt resulted in a DNF
British GP meeting which Nick Faure led outright, starting from the second row, against the Falcons and BGG Escorts. But the fan belt came off due to a rag left in the engine by my mechanic!

Nick Faure was one of the first to race a 911 in Britain: he won the saloon car championship in 1968 and later graduated to a very successful season with an RS 2.7. He then had a year racing the Carrera RS 3.0 followed by a series of drives in RSRs, 934s and the Kremer K3 at Le Mans.

Appointed official demonstration driver by Porsche Cars GB, he alone was allowed to drive the first 911 Turbo in 1974. Long known as ‘Mr Porsche’, Nick Faure traded used Porsches for over thirty years and continued to race air-cooled 911s in occasional historic events until the early 2000s. Kieron Fennelly went to his home in Bournemouth, Dorset on the south coast of England, to meet him:

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