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#1 tampaguy

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 18:45

I am trying to locate a factory Porsche trained 4 cam expert named Frederick Wilhelm Schiedel . He was called Fritz at Sheppards Imports in Tampa Florida in the late 50's early 60's. After moving from Miami to Tampa to work at Import Motor Cars, Fritz informed Jack Sheppard the owner of Sheppard's that a unused 550 sat in the back of the Porsche Racing Department. This 550 was originally to have been sold to Jean Berra, Fritz suggested that Jack buy the car for Joe to race in the South East. When the car arrived it became Joe's favorite car and with Fritz the only person allowed to touch the car, It and Joe where unstoppable. When Joe hung up his helmet, the car was sold and shortly afterwards Fritz returned to Germany. Many years later Joe got a call from Fritz, but the two have not spoken since? Joe is still living in Tampa today,sharp as a whip.Speaking with him this week I mentioned that I would try to track down Fritz for him? If any one has information on Fritz please let him know that Joe would love to talk to him. Thank You, TampaGuy.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:50

I am trying to locate a factory Porsche trained 4 cam expert named Frederick Wilhelm Schiedel . He was called Fritz at Sheppards Imports in Tampa Florida in the late 50's early 60's. After moving from Miami to Tampa to work at Import Motor Cars, Fritz informed Jack Sheppard the owner of Sheppard's that a unused 550 sat in the back of the Porsche Racing Department. This 550 was originally to have been sold to Jean Berra, Fritz suggested that Jack buy the car for Joe to race in the South East. When the car arrived it became Joe's favorite car and with Fritz the only person allowed to touch the car, It and Joe where unstoppable. When Joe hung up his helmet, the car was sold and shortly afterwards Fritz returned to Germany. Many years later Joe got a call from Fritz, but the two have not spoken since? Joe is still living in Tampa today,sharp as a whip.Speaking with him this week I mentioned that I would try to track down Fritz for him? If any one has information on Fritz please let him know that Joe would love to talk to him. Thank You, TampaGuy.



I assume you mean Jean Behra....?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 16:22

I assume you mean Jean Behra....?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 21:10

Still trying to locate Fritz :confused: