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    Los Olivos, California, 93441
    A few years ago at a Sonoma Meet I was talking to a mechanic preparing a fleet of Porsches for racing and I showed him some old grainy photos I had taken of a 1968 Porsche 908 -008 that Jo Siffert had driven to victory in the 1968 Nürburgring 1000. I had taken these at Oran Park in 1970 as the car was trailered around behind a Chrysler VF Valiant Pacer. The mechanic then introduced me to his boss, Cameron Healy, who kindly took the time to tell me the 908 was now part of a private collection belonging to Dr. Julio Palmaz in Napa, not far from the Sonoma race track.

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    (Ken H photos.)

    More about this 908 at this site

    Cameron then climbed into his 1953 Cooper Porsche # 55 also known as the "Pooper" to go out and compete.

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    (Ken H photo.)

    Cameron is also the owner of the earlier mentioned Porsche 356 Germund SL 356/02-063 and here is this YouTube clip of that story.

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    Ken H
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 04-25-2021 at 07:02 AM.

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