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well, it's a mad dash to the finish now. we've got 6 or so more cars to full shoot before the end of the month all while trying to shoot extra parts and work out some kind of group shot of them all together. this weekend we did a little of this and that, mostly focusing on finishing up the 917/30 (one of the most powerful race cars ever made) shots and getting a lot of the mclaren MP4/3 driven by Alain Prost in 1986 and '87. it's part of this collection because it has a TAG/Porsche TT 1.5L V6 which follows in with the rest of the collection being turbocharged porsche's. this thread will be updated weekly with new shots and the folder listed below will be the one link for the rest of the month as well. without further ado...

album (for the whole month):

http://jpmcgphotography.smugmug.com/Cars/Porsche-Photoshoots-February/21443746_LST3g7

fav's from this weekend:

1. both Lowenbrau 962's together, shot with plenty of room for text underneath in the book about the cars


2. both from above, look for the subtle differences in the body


3. 996 GT1 race car interior


4. 996 GT1 front end


5. Prost's McLaren MP4/3 #001


6. the rear wheels are 13x16.3" according to wikipedia o_O


7. front end detail on the Sunoco 917/30


8. in 1973 this car made over 1500hp and weighed ~1200lbs dry


as usual, plenty more detail shots and alternate angles in the album as well as some behind the scenes shots. feedback is more than welcome, as always!
 

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Sunoco Porsche is certainly an impressive machine:

The 917/30 was the most powerful sports car racer ever built and raced. The 5.374-litre 12 cylinder (90.0 x 70.4 mm) twin-turbocharged engine could produce 1,580 bhp (1,180 kW) in qualifying tune, with twin turbochargers run up to full boost, 39 psi (2.7 bar), though it usually raced with around 1,100 bhp (820 kW) at 7,800 rpm to preserve the engine. Weighing 1,800 lb (820 kg), giving it a power to weight of 1967.36 bhp/tonne in qualifying tune and 1369.68 bhp/tonne in race tune. The 917/30 dominated the Can-Am series during the 1973 season. The 917/30 could go from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph (160 km/h) in 3.9 seconds, 0-200 mph (320 km/h) in 10.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of more than 260 mph (420 km/h). The high-level of performance and attendant fuel consumption of the engines, and ever increasing risk, has led to the 917/30 sometimes being cited as the car that killed Can-Am racin
 

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didn't have time to finish up last weekend's pictures before heading back last week to finish out the photo work. we've got everything wrapped up now, hopefully going to the auction in FL in a few weeks too! here's my fav's from weekend before last:

9. 962-103 with the tail off, it's all original so it doesn't look as good as HR1


10. 103's engine detail


11. 103's interior, again, not as nice looking as HR1's, this is how it was when the car stopped racing


12. the back of the 996 GT1 with the tail off, check out that pushrod suspension!!


13. the McLaren MP4/3 with the body off


14. crazy small cockpit


15. this is 935 #001, capable of immense speed, it was tested with a quarter mile time of 8.9secs in 1975!


16. and this is one of four original 911 turbo's ever, this is a Carrera 2.1 RSR, literally the beginning of turbocharged porsches


i've got lots more to go through this week wrapping up this whole thing. i'll post another 8 once they are all done!
 

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As usual, great work Patrick. What will it take for me to get one of the final books. I'm no Porsche fan, but would love to get a copy so I can say "I know the guy who took the pics" lol
 

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i'll let you know once we start making the books! i'm hoping to get some myself! (there will be one for all of the cars btw as well as individuals)
 

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ok, i finally caught up, i have more pictures i could upload but the vast majority of them are done and in the folder for this month (again, original post, almost 450 shots this month!). grab a cup of your favorite drink, pop some popcorn and browse through the album when you have a few minutes, it's well worth it!

here's my last set of fav's from these photoshoots:

17. the Jagermeister 934 race car, meticulously restored top to bottom, this car is simply stunning


18. with well over 500bhp, this 934 was the most successful in Group 4 racing in it's day


19. 962-103, the most successful 962 ever


20. fuel cell in the 996 GT1 accompanied by the fuel pumps behind and the JRZ reservoirs on top


21. sunset on the 996 GT1, Porsche's 1997 entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans


22. the Jager 934's immaculate interior


23. top down profile on the 917/30. some may note that the front is higher than last time, they had to lift it for transport


24. three of the most famous (and significant) 930's in history, together (perhaps) for the last time...


as usual, C&C is welcome! please venture over to the album and look around, there's plenty more to see!
 
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