The Golden Age - 1970 and 1971

1970

Ferrari followed Porsche's lead and produced 25 copies of the 512S. This car was competetive, and Mario Andretti scored a famous win at Sebring in 512S. This car was raced with longtail bodywork at LeMans, and became the 512M in 1971.

Also in 1970, a separate championship for 2.0 litre sports prototypes was started, called the European Sportscar Championship.

Matra

Matra took their F1-based 3-litre V-12 and created the 650 Prototype, which took the season-opening Buenos Aires event. This series of eleganltly-styled blue prototypes would lead the French revival at Le Mans.

Category Reorganization

In 1970, the FIA/SCI designation for Group 4 sportscars was changed to Group 5. (From 1966-1969 Group 5 had been a seldom-used category for highly modifed touring cars from Group 1 and Group 2.)

The new Group 4 category was for factory-approved specialized versions of Group 3 GT Sport Cars. A minimum of 500 examples was needed to qualify for this category. An example of this class is the Porsche 914/6 GT, which was a special edition of the Porsche 914. This class is often referred to as "GTS", and the modern "GTS" category is not unlike this but without the production minimums.

911 S/T

Following on the sucess of the 911 T/R, Porsche created an series of upgrade parts for the Group 4 class. These could be purchased with a standard 911S to create a ready-to-race variation calles the 911 S/T.

Porsche 908/3 spider - the workhorse

Who flipped over the bathtub? No really, this car is really ugly but in a cool sort of way.

International Championship for Makes 1970

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Buenos Aires 1000Km (Non-Championship)
1Matra 650
'Elf'
Jean Pierre Beltoise
Henri Pescarolo
10
Solido
100 Series
178
5Porsche 908/2 Flunder
'L&M'
Alain De Cadenet
Carlos Pairetti
40
Best
9107
DNFPorsche 917K
'Kelube'
Brian Redman
David Piper
28
Super Champion
(Serie 503)
40
DNFLola T70
David Prophet
Carlos Pascualini
52
Best
9337
24 Hours of Daytona
1Porsche 917K 'Gulf'
Pedro Rodriguez
Leo Kinnunen
2
S
Minichamps
430 706702
   Solido
100 Series
186
2Porsche 917K 'Gulf'
Jo Siffert
Brian Redman
1
S
Minichamps
430 706701
   Auto Art
67072 
3Ferrari 512S
Mario Andretti
Arturo Merzario
Jacky Ickx
28
S
Brumm
R200
4Ferrari 312 P
Sam Posey
Mike Parkes
N.A.R.T.
24
P
Best
9153
5Ferrari 312 P
Tony Adamowicz
David Piper
N.A.R.T.
23
P
Best
9156
7Ferrari 250 LM
Gregg Young
Luigi Chinetti, Jr.
N.A.R.T.
21
S 5.0
Best
9301
DNFPorsche 917K 'Porsche Salzburg'
Kurt Ahrens
Vic Elford
3
S
Minichamps
430 706703
Brumm
R337
Sebring
2Porsche 908/2 Flunder
'Gulf'
Steve McQueen
Peter Revson
48
P 3.0
Best
9219
   Best
Special Edition
WAW002 
6Ferrari 312 P
Mike Parkes
Chuck Parsons
N.A.R.T.
22
P 3.0
Best
9259
DNFFerrari 312 P
Tony Adamowicz
Luigi Chinetti, Jr.
N.A.R.T.
23
P 3.0
Best
9449
Brands Hatch
3Porsche 917K
Richard Attwood
Hans Herrmann
12
Minichamps
430 706782
Monza
1Porsche 917K
'Gulf'
Pedro Rodriguez
Leo Kinnunen
7
S 5.0
Brumm
R219
10Porsche 917K
'Gesipa'
Jürgen Neuhaus
Helmut Kelleners
14
S 5.0
Brumm
R422
DNFPorsche 917K
'Wetsons'
Tony Adamowicz
David Piper
11
S 5.0
Brumm
('Revival')
R339
Targa Florio
1Porsche 908/3
'Gulf'
Jo Siffert
Brian Redman
12
P 3.0
Best
9039
2Porsche 908/3
'Gulf'
Pedro Rodriguez
Leo Kinnunen
40
P 3.0
Best
9033
3Ferrari 512 S
Nino Vaccarella
Ignazio Giunti
6
S 5.0
Fabbri
5Porsche 908/3
'Gulf'
Richard Attwood
Björn Waldegaard
36
P 3.0
Best
9034
10Abarth 2000 S
Giuseppe Virgilio
Luigi Taramazzo
98
P 2.0
Spark
1324
22Alfa Romeo 172
Progetto K
27Alfa Romeo TZ1
Carmelo Guigno
Salvatore Sutera
152
S 1.6
Best
9380
DNFPorsche 908/3
Vic Elford
Hans Herrmann
(Revised version with correct green number)
20
P 3.0
Best
9050/2
Best
9050
DNFAlfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
Luigi Rinaldi
Mario Radicella
186
GT 1.6
M4
7164
DNFAlfa Romeo T33/3
Toine Hezemans
Masten Gregory
14
P 3.0
True Scale
TSM154365
TestPorsche 908/3T
Best
Spa
1Porsche 917K
Jo Siffert
Brian Redman
24
S 5.0
Brumm
('Revival')
R555
2Ferrari 512 S
Jacky Ickx
John Surtees
20
S 5.0
Brumm
('Revival')
R202
8Ferrari 512 S
Derek Bell
Hughes de Fierlant
23
S 5.0
Brumm
('Revival')
R201
9Porsche 908/2 Fluder
Gérard Larrousse
Rudi Lins
6
P 3.0
Best
9453
DNFPorsche 917K
Pedro Rodriguez
Leo Kinnunen
25
S 5.0
Brumm
('Revival')
R556
1000km Nurburgring
1Porsche 908/3
Vic Elford
Kurt Ahrens, Jr.
22
P 3.0
Best
9032
2Porsche 908/3
Hans Herrmann
Richard Attwood
15
P 3.0
Best
9350
5Porsche 908/2 Flunder 'Martini'
Gérard Larrousse
Helmut Marko
1
Best
9162
11Porsche 908/2 Flunder 'Bilstein'
Dieter Basche
Jürgen Neuhaus
17
Best
9136
Watkins Glen
9Porsche 917K
'Martini'
Gijs van Lennep
Gérard Larrousse
35
S 5.0
Minichamps
430 706735
(Incorrect Color)Brumm
R271
(Incorrect number font)Brumm
(Updated Model)
R271
Zeltweg
DNFFerrari 512 M
Jacky Ickx
Ignazio Giunti
SpA Ferrari SEFAC
31
S 5.0
Brumm
('Revival')
R228-UPD
Brumm
('Revival')
R228
DNFPorsche 917K
'Porsche Salzburg'
Kurt Ahrens
Helmut Marko
(2009 Update)
20
Brumm
R253

Other European 1970 Events

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Kyalami (Part of the South African Springbok Championship Series)
1Ferrari 512 M
Jacky Ickx
Ignazio Giunti
SpA Ferrari SEFAC
4
E
Brumm
R517
2Porsche 917K
'Martini'
Jo Siffert
Kurt Ahrens
2
E
Brumm
R270-UPD10
Brumm
R270
Verem
750
Minichamps
430 706792
DNFPorsche 917K
'Gunston'
John Love
Richard Attwood
1
E
Brumm
R423
True Scale
TSM114311
Magny-Cours (Non-Championship)
1Lola T70 Mk.3B
'Sandeman'
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
58
Spark
(France Special)
SF041
3Porsche 917K
'Sandeman'
David Piper
59
Minichamps
430 706759
Tour de France (Non-Championship)
1Matra MS650
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Patrick Depailler
Jean Todt
146
GTS/P
Bizarre
BZ121
3Porsche 911 S/T (2.4)
Gérard Larrousse
Maurice Gélin
139
3.0
Spark
S0976
DNFFerrari 275 GTB4
"Corentin"
Prévost
151
GTS/P
Best
9383
Marathon de la Route
1Porsche 914/6
Gérard Larrousse
Helmut Marko
Claude Haldi
1
Schuco
450370800
Nurburgring 500km (Part of the European Sportscar Championship)
DNFAbarth 2000 SP
Kurt Ahrens Jr.
15
P 2.0
Best
9565

1971

Ferrari 312 PB

Enzo had the works team concentrate on the 312PB 3-litre Prototype and let the Semi-Works teams run the 512M at Le Mans.

Ferrari 512M

The 5 is for 5-litre, the 12 for 12 cylinder, and the M is for Modificato, which means that Ferrari provided an upgrade kit for owners of the 512S.

International Championship for Makes 1971

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Buenos Aires
1Porsche 917K
Jo Siffert
Derek Bell
30
S
Brumm
R568
2Porsche 917K
Pedro Rodriguez
Jackie Oliver
32
S
Brumm
R569
3Alfa Romeo T33/3
Rolf Stommelen
Nanni Galli
(Note: Nose should be yellow)
14
P 3.0
M4
7171
6Ferrari 512S
Hughes de Fierlant
Gustave Gosselin
18
S
Brumm
R203
7Ferrari 512M
Mike Parkes
Jo Bonnier
8
S
Solido
('Ferrari Collection')
7173
DNFPorsche 917K
'Martini'
Vic Elford
Gerard Larousse
38
S
Solido
('100' series)
186
DNFPorsche 917K
Emerson Fittipaldi
Carlos Reutemann
28
S
Brumm
R567
DNFFerrari 312 PB
Ignazio Giunti
Arturo Merzario
Note: Giunti Fatality
24
P 3.0
Brumm
R258
Brumm
R258CH
Brumm
S1104
DNFMatra MS660
Jean-Pierre Beltoise
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Note: Car was pushed by Beltoise; Factored in Giunti's crash
26
P 3.0
Bizarre
BZ440
24 Hours of Daytona
1Porsche 917K
'Gulf'
Pedro Rodriguez
Jackie Oliver
2
S
Spark
(Daytona Winners)
43DA71
3Ferrari 512M
'Sunoco'
Mark Donohue
David Hobbs
Note: Updated models bear the 'UPD' suffix
6
S
Brumm
R229-UPD
Super Champion
(Serie 506)
61
Brumm
R229
4Chevrolet Corvette
Tony DeLorenzo
Don Yenko
John Mahler
11
GT 2.5
TrueScale
TSM144319
10Chevrolet Corvette
John Greenwood
Allan Barker
Dick Lang
50
GT 2.5
TrueScale
TSM104324
DNFPorsche 917K
'Gulf'
Jo Siffert
Derek Bell
1
S
Brumm
R269-UPD11
Brumm
R269
Sebring
1Porsche 917K
'Martini'
Vic Elford
Gerard Larousse
3
S
Minichamps
430 716703
Super Champion62
Auto Art67170
2Alfa Romeo T33/333TrueScale
3Alfa Romeo T33/332TrueScale
DNFFerrari 512 M
Masten Gregory
Gregg Young
20
S
Brumm
R548
DNFAlfa Romeo T33/3
Nino Vaccarella
Toine Hezemans
34
P 3.0
Fabbri
('Alfa Romeo Sport' Collection)N/A
Brands Hatch
2Ferrari 312 PB
Jacky Ickx
Clay Regazzoni
51
P 3.0
Solido
?
5Ferrari 512 M
David Hobbs
José Juncadella
3
S 5.0
Brumm
R549
Monza
1Porsche 917K
'Gulf'
Pedro Rodriguez
Jackie Oliver
2
S 5.0
Brumm
R221-UPD13
2Porsche 917K
'Gulf'
Jo Siffert
Derek Bell
1
S 5.0
Brumm
R221B
5Alfa Romeo T33/3
Toine Hezemans
Nino Vaccarella
Rolf Stommelen
16
P 3.0
M4
7161
10Porsche 908/02
André Wicky
Ernesto Brambilla
Peter Mattli
21
P 3.0
Best
DNFPorsche 908/02
"Noris"
Oddone Sigala
23
P 3.0
Best
9260
DNFPorsche 917K
'Martini'
Vic Elford
Gérard Larrousse
3
S 5.0
Brumm
R252
DNFFerrari 312 PB
Jacky Ickx
Clay Regazzoni
15
P 3.0
Brumm
R259
Brumm
R259CH
DNFPorsche 917K
'Martini'
Helmut Marko
Gijs van Lennep
4
S 5.0
Brumm
R252B
DNFAlfa Romeo T33/3
Nanni Galli
Rolf Stommelen
19
P 3.0
M4
Spa
8Ferrari 312PB
Jacky Ickx
Clay Regazzoni
1
Verem
(Édition Limitée)
610
Targa Florio
2Alfa Romeo T33/3
Andrea de Adamich
Gijs van Lennep
2
P 3.0
M4
7022
9Opel GT
Salvatore Calascibetta
Paolo Monti
60
GT 2.0
Neo
43587
16Alfa Romeo GTA
Giovanni Rizzo
Stefano Alongi
97
GT 1.6
M4
7194
30Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Francesco Cosentino
Gianluigi Verna
38
GT +2.0
Bang
7321
39Porsche 908/3
Gérard Larrousse
Vic Elford
8
P 3.0
Best
9334
DNFOpel GT
Giuseppe Marotta
Gianpaolo Benedini
52
GT 2.0
Neo
43586
DNFPorsche 908/3
'Gulf'
Pedro Rodriguez
Herbert Müller
4
P 3.0
Best
9125
DNFAlfa Romeo T33/3
Rolf Stommelen
Leo Kinnunen
6
P 3.0
M4
7087
DNFPorsche 908/3
'Gulf'
Brian Redman
Jo Siffert
7
P 3.0
Best
9599
DNFPorsche 908/3
'Gulf'
Brian Redman
Jo Siffert
7
P 3.0
Lorenzi
0206
DNFAlfa Romeo GTA
"Paul Kris"
Benedetto Montecatini
101
GT 1.6
M4
7122
1000km Nurburgring
1Porsche 908/3
'Martini'
Vic Elford
Gérard Larrousse
3
P 3.0
Best
9071
2Porsche 908/3
'Gulf'
Pedro Rodriguez
Jo Siffert
1
P 3.0
Best
9188
3Porsche 908/3
'Martini'
Helmut Marko
Gjils Van Lennep
4
P 3.0
Best
9072
5Alfa Romeo T33/3
Toine Hezemans
Nino Vaccarella
12
P 3.0
M4
7140
6Porsche 917K
'Auto USDAU'
Willy Kauhsen
Reinhold Jöst
55
S 5.0
Super Champion
(Serie 507)
63
12Porsche 911 S
Erwin Kremer
Jürgen Neuhaus
(With 'Group 4' fender flares)
82
GT +2.0
Minichamps
400716882
20Alpine A110 1600 S
Hans Schulze- Schwering
Thomas Betzler
101
GT 2.0
Momaco
MOM109
26Ferrari 246 GT
Joachim Komusin
Siegfried Müllers
83
GT +2.0
Bang
7209
DNFAlfa Romeo T33/3
Rolf Stommelen
Nanni Galli
10
P 3.0
M4
7021
Minichamps
P436711210
M4
7155
Zeltweg
DNFPorsche 917K
'Martini'
Helmut Marko
Gérard Larrousse
28
S 5.0
Brumm
R520
Watkins Glen
1Alfa Romeo T33/3
Andrea de Adamich
Rolf Stommelen
35
P 3.0
TrueScale
TSM124307
N/CPorsche 917K
'Sandeman'
Tony Adamowicz
Mario Cabral
43
S
Minichamps
430 716743
DNFFerrari 512M
Ronnie Bucknum
Sam Posey
N.A.R.T.
14
S
Brumm
(Updated Model)
R231
Brumm
R231
Kyalami
DNFPorsche 917K
'Lucky Strike'
Richard Attwood
Dave Charlton
3
E
Brumm
R519
Tour de France Auto (Non-Championship)
2Ferrari 512 M
'Tergal'
José Juncadella
Jean-Claude Guénard
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
142
GT/S +3.0
Brumm
R550
7Ford Capri RS 2600
Jean-François Piot
Jim Porter
72
TS 3.0
Trofeu
2311
DNFMatra MS650
Bernard Fiorentino
Maurice Gélin
135
GT/S 3.0
Bizarre
BZ327