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#1 Herbert

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 23:43

I'm looking for pictures and info about the Porsche 908/3 that were raced by Joest Racing from 1972 to the early 80s. Joest owned Chassis 008 which got an 2,1-l-turbo engine in 1975. But from 1975 Joest also owned another normally aspirated 908/3. Which chassis was this?

In the latter years the cars got various modifications (e.g. a 917/936 longtail, different airboxes etc.) Can anyone give me some more infos about these cars?

Where was this picture taken? I think it's from 1975, but from which race?
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#2 group 7

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 02:18

herbert

hi I think what the pic is of the italian championship of sport prototipes

I view mario casoni driving the porsche 908/3 non turbocharged and the others cars are osella pa

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the year of the race action I believe what you're rigth is 1975

and I bet what the circuit is vallelunga near rome


I will post for you some pics but please wait I will search in my burns CD

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#3 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:13

The other chassis apparently would have been 012...more info here:

http://www.oldracing...hassis=&driver=

http://www.classicsc...Porsche908.html

Some 1982 pictures of 008 here:

http://www.racingspo...2-08-15-002.jpg

http://www.racingspo...2-08-08-007.jpg

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#4 fausto

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:35

The pic is from Autosprint, Vallelunga as mentioned before, "Gianfranco" and Gabriele Ciuti Osellas are following...

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:52

http://rupert8766.fo.../p19058215.html

http://rupert8766.fo...t/p7265918.html

Joest 908/3 TC taken at Brands hatch 1979.

And the same car in 1980 at the 6 hour

http://rupert8766.fo.../p36581479.html

(sorry about the quality of the pics, they were thaken on an instamatic 110mm)

#6 Herbert

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 13:26

Thanks so far. I'm especially looking for pictures and infos from 1975 and 1976. Has somebody old Autosport-Issues or other magazines and can scan and email the race reports of the Sportscar World Championship (Group 6) from these years?
That would be a great help!

#7 Herbert

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 13:31

Oh, by the way, wasn't chassis 008 with the turbo engine sometimes called 908/04 if I'm not mistaken?

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 14:51

...maybe this can help (sorry, it´s german:
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from an old german magazine.
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Posted 31 December 2006 - 20:50

herbert

hi I found this pic

is michael keyser driving the second car of r Joest the race is 6 hours of Watkins Glen 1975 year

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and the first pic is r joest in watkins glen 1972 year

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:26

herbert

hi I found two pics more


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up 6 hours of watkins glen 1975 year

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up 1000 kms of spa francorchamps 1975 year

#11 Andre Acker

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 15:29

Hi,

Does anybody have photos of Joest's 908/03 in 1972 (especially at Interlagos 500 kms, where Joest won the race) ?

VBR.
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#12 WHITE

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 18:05

Originally posted by Andre Acker
Hi,

Does anybody have photos of Joest's 908/03 in 1972 (especially at Interlagos 500 kms, where Joest won the race) ?

VBR.
André Acker.


Joest won the race easily !
I remember that brazilian TV commentators said the engine used ethanol. Can anyone confirm this ?

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 20:32

hi

I have please wait for my search in my burns CD

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:38

hi

herbert

other pic

dijon 1975 year

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andre acker

hi one pic in B/W

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 17:06

the official joest history of this car here.

908-3 story

#16 Andre Acker

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 17:45

Originally posted by WHITE


Joest won the race easily !
I remember that brazilian TV commentators said the engine used ethanol. Can anyone confirm this ?


Hi,

I was there !
The only car that could beat him was Muller's Ferrari 512M.
The other good cars were the 908/02 from the Brazilian Hollywood (a cigarette brand, latter sponsored Alex Dias Ribeiro in F1) Team, very well prepared and very well driven by Luiz Pereira Bueno (he took part in two Brazilan F1 GPs, 1972 and 1973, the first a non-championship race) and the Argentinian Berta SP (stopped after 1,5 laps ...).
The race was in 1972.
Many years after that, in 1999, I met Paul Blancpain, a Swiss driver who won the 2L category in that race. He used to be Siffert's manager or something like that and decided to try his chance after Siffert died.
In 1972 he came to Brasil for the first time, apparently he liked the country as he decided to live here. He owned a restaurant, than a hotel.
He told me that he came with Joest and they arrived well before the race, so they had the opportunity to prepare a fast refuel system, similar to what Ferrari was using that year in SP.
By doing that, they lost much less time in the pits than the others.
Also, the 908/03 was much less "thirsty" than the 512M.
So, I do not believe in the ethanol story. And I do not think that a motor built to use petrol would accept ethanol that easy.
Would it be worth to modify the motor just for this race ?


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