View Full Version : Hulme in a Porsche in '70 ?

07-11-2011, 07:52 AM
I stumbled across this today while on another project, and I see for the Watkins Glen 6 Hours, International Championship of Makes.
Elford/Hulme in a Porsche 917K, the entrant was Porsche/Audi Division, and this was July 1970 !

Is this right ? I'd had never known of this drive.

Here is the result page: http://www.racingsportscars.com/results/Watkins_Glen-1970-07-12.html

Steve Holmes
07-11-2011, 08:04 AM
I think he did a few events in a John Wyer 917 in the 1970 sportscar world championship.

07-11-2011, 08:14 AM
Yes he raced at Watkins Glen in the Porsche Salzburg car. Remember it was a double header meeting with the six hours on the Saturday and Can-Am on the Sunday and Denny was there anyway for the Can-Am.
Vic Elford drove the 917 in the Can-Am on Sunday, most of the faster 6 hour cars did the Can-Am race, good prizemoney.

07-11-2011, 08:24 AM
I'm surprised he would have jumped the fence for a 6 Hour drive, though it certainly was a different time, and any prize money is good money.


07-11-2011, 08:32 AM
Denny would drive anything offered almost, but what is interesting about this one is his hands were still recovering from the Indy burns.

07-11-2011, 09:31 AM
Indeed the burned hands, and it was right after Bruce had died.

Murray Maunder
07-12-2011, 09:04 PM
Denny had only returned to GP racing at the French GP the previous weekend and finished 4th at that demanding Clermont - Ferrand circuit. He had done the first 2 CanAm events with the bandages on but it seems brave to take on a 6 hour event - for the opposition.

Thanks for bringing this point to our attention Bruce, I hadn't been aware of it either.

07-13-2011, 09:01 AM
Murray, it's great that we have this forum to chew over such details. No doubt there will be more surprsies from Denny for us.