UPDATE: We first saw the announcement for this show during the first week in January. Since then, the museum has removed information about the event. We’re not quite sure what’s going on, but once we get in-touch with someone, we’ll update this page. For now, we found the video below. It’s a recording of the last time Vic gave this presentation in 2016. For those that don’t live in the Bay Area, this might be even better!
For those fortunate enough to live in the Bay Area, mark your calendars for what will be an eye-opening chat from one of Porsche’s racing greats: Mr. Vic Elford. One of the world’s most versatile racing drivers, Elford hails from that era when Grand Prix drivers could hop from sports car, to rally car (often a 911), and back into their F1 steed without a sponsor batting an eyelash; from an era when drivers were friends and would stop their own race to help a stricken competitor out of a burning car.
During his well-rounded career, the Londoner snagged fastest laps at Sebring, Laguna Seca, and the Targa Florio among others, started the 911’s racing program, and won the world’s first rallycross event. He was nearly hit by a plane at Sebring, and played a pivotal role in shaping the 911 into one of the foremost racing cars for pros and amateurs alike over the last half-century. With a wealth of knowledge, decades of experience, and that infectious pride found in men and women of great achievement, listening to him is something anyone with an interest in Porsche’s racing heritage ought to set aside some time for.
At the Blackhawk Museum on March 10th, Elford will discuss all things Porsche. For more information on the event, visit the Blackhawk Museum’ page. We sincerely hope to see you there!