Mark Donohue’s Can-Am Porsche 917/10K

https://www.youtube.com/embed/uO-70EQ8mPA

Racing from a time before homologated cars, driver ratings, and balance of performance.

CoarseChief
CoarseChief
1/28/20 6:11 p.m.

Thanks for the video, David. I was there in my weeks-old Porsche 914. I have a framed picture of this car that hung on the wall of my office for many years, prompting lots of comments and questions.The video brought back lots of great memories - even though I was a McLaren fan.

CharlieV
CharlieV
1/29/20 11:37 a.m.

Yes, thanks for the memories.  Unfortunately I was unable to see Mark Donohue pilot the car through Road Atlanta, the next stop after Mosport.  While testing earler that week, the car went airborne and flipped end over end putting Mark in crutches for the season.  George Follmer was called in to take over and that he did by dominating the race to the finish.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/29/20 6:12 p.m.

Glad that you enjoyed it. My dad has some photos of Mark Donohue from Bridgehampton. I shared them with David, Mark's son.

"Hey, my dad was taking photos of your dad--before either of us was here."

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/29/20 6:13 p.m.

And this site now has a "Videos" tab at the top of the page. Watch for videos to be regularly added. 

chandler
chandler PowerDork
2/7/20 8:43 a.m.


I was pretty stoked to see it a few years back in Speedway. 

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