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#1 mikehump

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 17:46

Hello to you all and and help!!

I have just acquired a 1968 911 T/R and am trying to research the history of it. The car was raced in 1968 and 1969 by a Swiss driver named Ernst "Hunter" Seiler from Romanshorn. He seems to have raced the car extensively during these years in the DARM and other events. As far as I can tell he entered races at Hockenheim, Mainz Finthen, Flugplatz Altenrhein, Monza, Wunsdorf, Flugplatz Ulm, Dijon, Montlhery, Nurburgring Ulm Lampheim, Oberhallau and Neubiberg Flugplatz. Key races were the 1968 & 1969 Coupe du Salon on Montlhery, 1969 Jim Clark Memorial at Hockenheim, 1969 Hockenheim 300 Meilen and the 1968 Solitudrennen at Hockenheim. The car was Swiss road registered and the registration number was TG 1514.

In 1970 Ernst sold the car to another Swiss racer, Dolf Amacher, who continued to compete in various circuit races and hillclimbs until 1973. I have very limited history during his ownership.

Does anyone have any records, articles or (even) photos of the car by any chance? I am keen to know more!

Many thanks in advance,

Mike

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#2 Cam Arnott

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:27

Hi Mike

I think one of the best places for all things Early 911 is to be found here - http://www.early911s...forum/index.php

There is an amazing amount of knowledge here including a couple of threads specifically on T/R's.

Hope this helps!

Cheers

Cam

#3 PonysiteEd

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 16:27

I have some of Dr. Eymans collection from those races. Can you give me a hint for the color and door number? I am not a Porsche guy, so I need some hint what to look for. Not sure wether I can spot the licence no. that you gave.

Edited by PonysiteEd, 09 August 2009 - 16:28.


#4 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 20:32

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 9 augustus 2009

Mike,
I hope that this information is welcome.

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Dijon Circuit

Source: L'Automobile numero 277 - juin 1969

Regards,

Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 14:13

Sorry, could not find further single shots of such a white Porsche in my reproductions of Dr. Eymanns archive, but he had numerous Porsche racing pics, that I did not check out, mostly from prof. photographer Jutta Fausel.
You may wish to contact her at http://fauselphoto.com and ask for those specific races.

#6 mikehump

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 14:38

Hi Mike

I think one of the best places for all things Early 911 is to be found here - http://www.early911s...forum/index.php

There is an amazing amount of knowledge here including a couple of threads specifically on T/R's.

Hope this helps!

Cheers

Cam



Thanks Cam - this is a great website that i had not seen before. Will post details of my car on the 911 T/R thread shortly although there are a couple of photos of it up there already!

Cheers, Mike

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 14:40

Sorry, could not find further single shots of such a white Porsche in my reproductions of Dr. Eymanns archive, but he had numerous Porsche racing pics, that I did not check out, mostly from prof. photographer Jutta Fausel.
You may wish to contact her at http://fauselphoto.com and ask for those specific races.



Thanks Ed - I will try to find the door numbers from the various races and post them up here over the weekend. Once I have them I'll get in touch with Jutta to see if she has anything.

Cheers, Mike

#8 mikehump

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 14:45

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 9 augustus 2009

Mike,
I hope that this information is welcome.

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Dijon Circuit

Source: L'Automobile numero 277 - juin 1969

Regards,

Henk A. Hazelaar



What a great article Henk, thank you so much for looking it up. I have a couple of period articles on the car but had never seen this one before. I will try to track down a copy of the magazine it came from.

Thanks again,

Mike




#9 mikehump

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:35

Ed, Henk and Cam,

I have pulled together as much of the history as I can. Some of the dates are missing where I only have photos unfortunately. I have sent it to Jutta as well. Sorry about the lousy formatting but I cannot seem to get it to display properly. :confused:

Any help gratefully received.

Thanks again, Mike

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Date Venue Race Race Number Driver
28.04.1968 Hockenheim Fahrlehrkurs ACS 110 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
06.05.1968 Hockenheim Rennen 110 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
09.06.1968 Hockenheim Rennen ACS 262 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
23.06.1968 Mainz Finthen DARM Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
30.06.1968 Flugplatz Altenrhein Slalom 78 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
14.07.1968 Monza Rennen 133 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
21.07.1968 Hockenheim Solitudrennen 18 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
10.08.1968 Hockenheim Preis von Hockenheim 18 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
18.08.1968 Wunsdorf DARM 196 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
08.09.1968 Flugplatz Ulm DARM 147 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
29.09.1969 Monthlery Coupe du Salon 23 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
22.03.1969 Hockenheim International rennen 63 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
13.04.1969 Hockenheim Jim Clark Memorial Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
26.04.1969 Hockenheim ACS 43 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
04.05.1969 Dijon ACS 80 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
18.05.1969 Hockenheim PCZ 230 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
15.06.1969 Hockenheim International ACS 77 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
29.06.1969 Nurburgring DARM Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
05.07.1969 Ulm Lampheim International rennen 167 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
14.09.1969 Hockenheim GP DARM 63 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
20.09.1969 Oberhallau Bergrennen 195 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
05.10.1969 Monthlery Coupe du Salon 63 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
19.10.1969 Hockenheim 300 Meilen 54 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
16.19.1969 Neubiberg Flugplatz International rennen 307 Ernst 'Hunter' Seiler
06.06.1971 Hockenheim Rennen ACS Dolf Amacher
01.05.1971 Interlaken Slalom Interlaken Dolf Amacher
06.06.1971 Hockenheim Rennen ACS Dolf Amacher
13.06.1971 Locarno Slalom Nazionale Di Lodrino 2 Dolf Amacher
01.08.1971 Salzburgring Rennen ACS Dolf Amacher
28.08.1971 Squadra Lido Automobilslalom Dolf Amacher
04.09.1971 Basel Bergrennen Roche D'Or 143 Dolf Amacher
?.?.1971 Villars Bergrennen Villars 224 Dolf Amacher
25.09.1971 Guggersbach Bergrennen Dolf Amacher
23.04.1972 Hockenheim Rennen ACS 173 Dolf Amacher
28.05.1972 Hockenheim 100 Meilen Von Hockenheim 214 Dolf Amacher
15.10.1972 Villars Course de Cote Fontaines 217 Dolf Amacher
?.?.1973 St-Ursanne Les Rangiers 223 Dolf Amacher
?.?.1973 Hockenheim Rennen ACS 639 Dolf Amacher
?.?.1973 Casale Rennen ACS 248 Dolf Amacher


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 18:53

HI MIKE !

you easily have alredy done what follows but anyhow ....
I'd suggest to start with checking chassis numbers and engine by Porsche reg.: this first step could lead you to get a full history of the car from its 1st registration as new onward,included the concessionary which sold it.
Then if the car had been regularly reg. for road use you could easily find out the following owners and possibly contact them: may be there's still some doc.in their hands.
I'd also take a look at the tuners which dealed with this car: if you're aware of a tuning comp.which has worked on it you could ask them for infos...
Kind regards !

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:22

Looks like a pretty good start Mike! The car has a pretty impresive history by the look of it.

Cheers

Cam

#12 mikehump

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:21

HI MIKE !

you easily have alredy done what follows but anyhow ....
I'd suggest to start with checking chassis numbers and engine by Porsche reg.: this first step could lead you to get a full history of the car from its 1st registration as new onward,included the concessionary which sold it.
Then if the car had been regularly reg. for road use you could easily find out the following owners and possibly contact them: may be there's still some doc.in their hands.
I'd also take a look at the tuners which dealed with this car: if you're aware of a tuning comp.which has worked on it you could ask them for infos...
Kind regards !


Thanks for the suggestions. I have tracked down the original dealer and have a copy of the original reg document in Switzerland. Unfortunately I think that the two previous racer owners have passed away, however. Good suggestion on tracking down the dealer who maintained the car. Will give that a try.

Cheers, Mike

#13 mikehump

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:22

Looks like a pretty good start Mike! The car has a pretty impresive history by the look of it.

Cheers

Cam



Thanks Cam. It is proving quite an interesting hobby tracking all this stuff down!

Cheers, M

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 15:45

Sorry, could not find further single shots of such a white Porsche in my reproductions of Dr. Eymanns archive, but he had numerous Porsche racing pics, that I did not check out, mostly from prof. photographer Jutta Fausel.
You may wish to contact her at http://fauselphoto.com and ask for those specific races.


Ed,

I have just received 4 fantastic photos of the car at 2 events from Jutta. They really are great photos - will try to post them if I can get my scanner working!! Thank you so much for putting me in contact with her. :)

Cheers, Mike