words and photos by erling
This year, special attention was focused on Porsche, to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The Danish Porsche Club arranged an exhibition next to the track, of some 30 cars, covering as wide a selection of models as possible. In addition, a special arrangement was made, so that cancer-sick children from a nearby hospital would be given a ride in a Porsche, again with as wide a selection of models as possible.
Having the only attending 928 had its advantages, since I got picked for both exhibition and driving with the children (15-20 cars were needed for the latter, but over 60 volunteered for this). Late on Sunday, another 928 showed up though, so I wasn’t completely alone anymore.
My passenger was a boy aged 12-13, apparently undergoing both surgery and chemotherapy. I wouldn’t pry too much into this, as it was supposed to be a joyous occasion for the children, and hopefully take their mind off their very serious situation, if only for a moment.
It really gives you a pang in the heart to see someone so young hit by a disease you tend to think is reserved for someone much older.
On my way back after letting him off at the hospital, I met the others exiting from the pit area. Laps on the track had been canceled due to time constraints, so they were going for the other parts of the arrangement. Felt sorry for the kids who were no doubt disappointed about this. As I had no passenger anymore, I went back to the exhibition area, so no police escort for me this time.
Got plenty of questions and spontaneous comments about the 928 during the weekend and all in all it was a memorable event.
Of special interest for this forum will be the racing 928 attending. Pictures and videos below. Have been able to find out precious little about it. It was listed as a 1981 – despite the S4 front/rear, and having a displacement of 4000ccm (a typo ?) It wasn’t racing as such, but rather drove in a presentation of various Le Mans, Can Am and Group C cars.
Thanks for reading,