Winter Wednesdays: Because Federal President of Germany


When I first stumbled upon the photos in today’s post I figured that the car was sat on the track for some sort of promotional photo shoot, I mean why else would a 1000hp Porsche 917/10 be sitting in the middle of a track in the dead of winter?

As it turns out the car was at Nürburgring by request of the Federal President of Germany, Dr. Gustav Heinemann.

Dr Heinemann wanted to go for a spin and though it was snowing driver Willi Kaushen obliged because evidently the Federal President of Germany simply isn’t someone you say no to.

porsche_snow_1 porsche_snow_2

Not being a complete lunatic Willi kept things pretty reserved so that all parties (and machinery) returned unscathed.


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