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#1 Big Jim

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:31

Can anyone tell me where I can find pictures of all sides of or a complete list of the names used on the Porsche Pink Pig 917?

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#2 CarlBauer

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 13:42

Rüssel
Hals
Hirn
Schulter
Ohrlappen
Kotlett
Schinken
Wamme
Schwanz
Haxen
Rückenspeck
Lende
Ripple

I think that's all of them...

#3 MODE

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 15:48

Photos taken at Porsche museum : http://www.gurneyfla...portproto3.html

#4 bigears

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 17:43

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A scan I found in my archives, not sure where I got it from but I think it is from Brian Laban's Le Mans 24 Hours book.

#5 ReWind

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 18:08

Italian artist Bruno Betti did one of his famous drawings showing the pig from the front, from behind and the left hand side as well as looking through its "skin". It was published in German magazine "Auto Zeitung" in 1975.

Unfortunately my scanner isn't big enough to cover it in whole. Maybe someone else can dig it out and show it here.

#6 wildman

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 19:35

Here's a scan of the decal sheet and placement guide from the Starter 1/43 kit:

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#7 MODE

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 19:54

There's even a 1/12 kit of this car, it must be awesome :
http://www.hapico.co.../ML/1201/00.htm

#8 kayemod

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 20:00

This is all very impressive, very impressive indeed, especially Carl Bauer. Surely you aren't all butchers, charcutiers, boucher, Fleischer, Metzger usw.....

#9 Big Jim

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 23:10

Thanks to everyone.

#10 algis

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 01:29

Lot of fun with sim too :D

http://forum.rscnet....9&postcount=688

#11 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 00:22

My knowledge of the German language may not be perfect, but good enough to suggest that there is a typo on your list. On the back of the car, and repeated on the sticker sheet (!) you list Ripple. This is not a German word, I think. I really think that it should be Rippe (meaning Rib, and without the L).

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:39

This must be from practice since there does not appear to be writing on the "pig"

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#13 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:22

Originally posted by Henk Vasmel
My knowledge of the German language may not be perfect, but good enough to suggest that there is a typo on your list. On the back of the car, and repeated on the sticker sheet (!) you list Ripple. This is not a German word, I think. I really think that it should be Rippe (meaning Rib, and without the L).

Regards,

Henk Vasmel


That is very right indeed - it should read Rippe without L. Someone at Starter must have slipped his dictionary...but he also must have some admirers : I have bought a 1/43 Pink Pig model shortly ago at a toy swap meet, very well done but cheap at 7 Euros. There was no box, but on the bottom it says DeA by HIGH SPEED-Special Edition and guess what - the same Ripple spelling error on the bodywork ! :rotfl:

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#14 Bonde

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:58

There's also 'Pink Pig' pictures here: http://www.gurneyfla...portproto3.html

#15 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:07

Originally posted by Ralf Pickel

Someone at Starter must have slipped his dictionary...


It is not uncommon to find spelling mistakes on decals for (especially older) kits. These decals were often made by an outside company with only knowledge about making decals, and none on racing. Especially driver names suffered this.

The 1/12 kit is made by Modellismo Leonardo from Firenze/Florence Italy, or Total Model as they call themselves today.
http://www.modellismoleonardo.it/

#16 algis

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:42

Atleast we have this name correct :D - Sorry the quality blur but not much space.

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#17 just.sportscars

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 13:16

greatings!
we should compare historic pics with the new ones (restored car)...
Ripple can be the local "schwäbisch" (for the Stuttgart area) slang for Rippe...
I'll try to find historic shot's of the back...

#18 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 13:50

Originally posted by just.sportscars
greatings!
we should compare historic pics with the new ones (restored car)...
Ripple can be the local "schwäbisch" (for the Stuttgart area) slang for Rippe...
I'll try to find historic shot's of the back...


Good point - and true !!
Shame me, coming from southern Germany myself and not thinking about local tongue.... :cry:

I checked in the Peter Morgan book PORSCHE 917 - The winning formula : on pg 119 there is a picture, where you can clearly see RIPPLE !

#19 Jager

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 14:01

Likewise, on Page 127 of the book "Porsche in Le Mans" is a picture of the Pink Pig with the tail section raised that clearly shows "Ripple".

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#20 just.sportscars

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 15:05

thks - so I don't have to search...
only check my modell if it's the race- or the museum-version... ;)

#21 James Lustman

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 19:33

Some information i have refers to this car being named by Porsche "Big Bertha, the Truffle Pig of Zuffenhausen"

#22 rdmotorsport

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 19:47

Dear carl,

Not complete my model one says Shell on as well!

Rodney dodson.

#23 cjpani

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 20:02

indeed the big bertha nickname is also applicable.
I have a 1:18 model of his car, and under the bonnet, you will find the writing: "rosa" (pink) and "Berta"

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i'm almost certain that this is historically acurate, i´ll try to look for some period correct images.

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#24 rdmotorsport

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 14:28

out of curiosity does anyone know of any other racing car with pink as its primary colour?

#25 racefun

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 18:09

its not ripple, but RIPPE on the museum

yes their is a 935 also in pink

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#26 David Beard

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 18:34

Originally posted by rdmotorsport
out of curiosity does anyone know of any other racing car with pink as its primary colour?


Wasn't there a lady in the States who raced under the banner "Think Pink" in a pink Austin Healey Sprite?

And then there was the Pink Stamps Lotus 30...

#27 kayemod

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 18:42

Originally posted by rdmotorsport
out of curiosity does anyone know of any other racing car with pink as its primary colour?


Didn't Dave Pinkney race a pink Sierra Cosworth?

#28 rdmotorsport

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 18:45

any more?

#29 ReWind

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 18:49

Most recently Katherine Legge's Champcar, I think.

#30 Big Jim

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 02:24

Originally posted by rdmotorsport
out of curiosity does anyone know of any other racing car with pink as its primary colour?

Well, there was Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney's dragsters. I believe there was also a pink March GTP that raced in the IMSA series.

#31 algis

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 03:01

From Aerogi's web in Sprts Cars/1000Km Buenos Aires thread:

Site http://users.pandora.be/aerogi
pic http://img.photobuck...00kms_BA_01.jpg

Quote from Aerogi's web:
" La Pantera Rosa, the Pink Panther, was a locally built device powered by a 6 cylinder Chevrolet engine. Driven by Edouardo Pino and Jorge Cupeiro it only completed six laps. "

#32 steinbacher-hohl

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 09:39

Another pink Porsche

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Porsche 356C from recent historic car event.

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#33 Hugewally

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 10:38

Originally posted by David Beard


Wasn't there a lady in the States who raced under the banner "Think Pink" in a pink Austin Healey Sprite?

Donna Mae Mims

http://www.tacky-tim...aricle_pink.htm

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#34 JSF

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 15:09

There was the Mr Tomkinson Carpets sponsored Pink Sierra Cosworth rally car driven by Gwyndaff Evans and Phil Collins.

#35 Ralliart

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 15:47

Wasn't Emmo's first CART ride pink?

#36 Bruce R Moxon

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 21:12

Staying OT...

There are several pink cars racing here in Australia, sponsored by Donut King, mostly in production car racing.

Certainly a way of getting attention.


BM

#37 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 22:19

As mentioned by David Beard....

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#38 theunions

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:47

Originally posted by Ralliart
Wasn't Emmo's first CART ride pink?


Yes (March 83C), as well as his first Indy 500 ride (84C).

More recently (the last 3 seasons), Chip Ganassi Racing has made some of its Target-sponsored rides in IRL and Nextel Cup pink during September to promote breast cancer awareness.

#39 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 08:41

Originally posted by rdmotorsport
any more?


At Le Mans 1991 there was a Spice sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, painted in the paper color (light pink) of this newspaper Adams/R. Jones/Donovan). Also a Spice was driven by ladies team Wilson/Lyn St. James/Muller sponsored by Daihen/Temporary.

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#40 Gramps3

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:54

I believe the 1991 Le Mans Spice was sponsored by the London Financial Times, last I checked the Wall Street Journal was still a boring black and white. ;)

#41 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 13:13

So true, Financial Times it was... :blush:

#42 Vrm

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 20:29

Originally posted by David Beard


Wasn't there a lady in the States who raced under the banner "Think Pink" in a pink Austin Healey Sprite?



Donna Mae Mims had a bunch of pink cars:
Sprite, MGB, Corvair, Corvette, Triumph TR3...

She was Don Yenkos admin at Yenko Chevy in Canonsburg, PA, and a racer in her own right.
I met her at the Yenko 40th reunion event the summer of '06. This is her at that event:
http://public.fotki....ctures0048.html
She is about 5'0" and is one of the funniest speakers I have ever had the pleasure to hear!
Unfortunately the flash muted some of her 'pinkness'. She was dressed head to foot in pink!

Here are some of her cars and historic pics of her:
http://steeltownvett.....20of Fame.htm

Somewhere else are a few good pics of her Yenko Stinger Corvair when it was pink (it is now the traditional white with blue stripes).

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#43 MCS

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 22:36

Originally posted by rdmotorsport
out of curiosity does anyone know of any other racing car with pink as its primary colour?


Ray Allen's Pink Stamps F5000 McLaren M10B - fantastic :up: (wish I had a picture to show).

Pictured on the front cover of Autosport early 1971 - spinning, whilst Mike Hailwood's works Surtees continued on to victory.

#44 murray thomas

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 00:06

In the early 70's

There was an Pink Austin Healey Sprite that I raced against raced at Waneroo in Western Australia which was PINK and sponsored by the Pink pages Driven by Gordon Mitchell
HIs tow car was also pink which was a Simca Aronde Station Wagon
I am sure this combination of Race car and Tow car visited the east coast of Australia at least once

The Pink Pages become what is the Yellow pages now

It did not matter what colour Gordons cars where they went very quick

I wish I had Colour photos

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#45 thecako

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 13:37

some mores pictures on this page.

Le mans 1971

#46 S&M Minis

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 05:05

A picture I took of Donna Mae Mims' Yenko Stinger at Mid Ohio around 1965 or 1966. The shocking pink Gabriel Shocker. Too bad it wasn't restored in these colors, definitely unique. Note the snaps around the windows for towing covers and the Gulf Oil sticker on the trailer. Lots of Gulf tie-in in Western Pennsylvania at the time.

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#47 Jager

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 11:19

At LeMans in 1981, the Denver sponsored Porsche 934 was Pink.

#48 petefenelon

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 14:12

Originally posted by kayemod


Didn't Dave Pinkney race a pink Sierra Cosworth?


There is usually at least some shocking pink on Dave Pinkney's cars -- but the paradigmatic pink racing car is surely the Excita Condoms FAtlantic?;)

#49 Jager

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 14:30

Almost forgot, from the modern era a Pink Porsche GT3 ran in the Phoenix ALMS race in 2004 to promote the Disney-Pixar movie 'Cars'. The car was christened 'Pink Sally' after the Porsche named Sally in the movie.

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 16:32

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We can't forget Rick Mears' first trip to Indy either, aboard Art Sugai's "Pink Lady," AAR Eagle #7225 :wave: