XK8

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  1. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  2. Ice Race, March 1972 The Winnipeg Sports Car Club Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  3. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  4. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  5. #15 Chevron The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  6. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  7. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  8. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  9. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  10. Winnipeg Sports Car Club Formula Atlantic Challenge Series
  11. LYSENG #16 - 3 WHEEL PORSCHE - My Old Uncle Olaf used to race a Morgan. Yea, the three-wheeled little English car. So I always wanted to follow in his footsteps, but could never find one of the things. Next best thing was to drive the Porsche on three wheels.
  12. LYSENG #14 - PORSCHE 911 red white and blue stars and stripes for never! This is what my yellow 911S looked like when I bought it in 1974. It had previously been owned and run by Michael Keyser Toad Hall Racing. He had run it in the Daytona 24 hour, Sebring 12 hour and Tallegada 24 hour races plus a bunch of shorter IMSA races. By coincidence, I closely examined the car at an IMSA race at DonnyBrook in 1972. On the warmup grid there was a straight line of 2-litre 911s in all sorts of colours. Probably 10 or 15 of them gunning their engines. Big flares over the 9” wide rear rims. A long row of cats waiting to spring. I fell in love. I had to have such a car. As things worked, I inadvertently bought one of the cars I saw in Minnesota two years earlier. When I sandblasted it all down to bare metal, I discovered I had bought the purple one. It grew the stars and stripes two coats of paint later. I could just push that car and push it some more and abuse it and drive the crap out of it, and it only let me down once, and that was my fault when building an engine. After ten years, it turned out to be very cheap racing. I won second place at the CASC Runoffs at Mt. Tremblant in 1976. I was reeling in the first place car, but needed two more laps. Damn!
  13. LYSENG #13 PORSCHE 911 WHY YELLOW??? The attached Free Press story tells only part of the reason. Military researchers had been delving into color recognition many years before WWII. I first read about it in the 1960’s while in university. Apparently it has to do with evolution. In pre-historic time, the ol’ Human Racers evolved without much YELLOW in their world, thus the cones learned to react quickly whenever they saw an odd color like yellow. Have you noticed how fire engines and ambulances now have mixtures of yellow, orange and white. That’s why. So for my racers, yellow is better at keeping me out of incidents. And, if someone DOES tap me, it’ll be hard for him to say he didn’t see me. Black cars, even Red cars very hard to see. And the many many shades of Grey. Now, put this piece of safety knowledge to use and try to buy a safe yellow vehicle for the street. Good luck. Manufacturers don’t like the color. It’s especially hypocritical that the European car companies who flaunt their safety technology do not offer yellow: Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, VW. Hypocrisy or what!!
  14. LYSENG #13 PORSCHE 911 WHY YELLOW??? The attached Free Press story tells only part of the reason. Military researchers had been delving into color recognition many years before WWII. I first read about it in the 1960’s while in university. Apparently it has to do with evolution. In pre-historic time, the ol’ Human Racers evolved without much YELLOW in their world, thus the cones learned to react quickly whenever they saw an odd color like yellow. Have you noticed how fire engines and ambulances now have mixtures of yellow, orange and white. That’s why. So for my racers, yellow is better at keeping me out of incidents. And, if someone DOES tap me, it’ll be hard for him to say he didn’t see me. Black cars, even Red cars very hard to see. And the many many shades of Grey. Now, put this piece of safety knowledge to use and try to buy a safe yellow vehicle for the street. Good luck. Manufacturers don’t like the color. It’s especially hypocritical that the European car companies who flaunt their safety technology do not offer yellow: Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, VW. Hypocrisy or what!!
  15. LYSENG #12 - Porsche 2-litre 911S out braking #15 deep into Corner One. Regardless of what class I raced, I've never been able to afford the kind of engine that let me win on the basis of sheer horsepower. The only three options were A-develop a better brake system, B-make the car handle better and C-learn to drive better. There are those folks who say option C was beyond me. Maybe so. That’s OK, because what I really liked best anyway was deeking guys out going into the corners. It’s called intimidation. I always spent a lot of time developing better braking systems. On the 911, with all that weight hanging out the ass end, forward weight transfer during braking was a major asset. I copied the adjustable twin master cylinder system I saw on factory Carerras, with the help of Pat Barry. By the second year, I could out-brake every car on the track except for the ultra-light sports racers of Reski and Needham. I loved Corners One, Three and Eight. Unfortunately, Corner Eight is no longer a drivers corner. It’s now a parade corner. The new car I’m just finishing is powered by a 700cc two-stroke engine. I doubt it will beat anybody on the basis of power. But it has Wildwood 4-pot discs at the front and inboard Wildwood brakes at the rear. I hope it does well in Corners One and Three. At least that’s my plan.