Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 ManufacturersArrow PictureFabcarArrow Picture1986 Fabcar GTP-L 
 

1986 Fabcar GTP-L news, pictures, specifications, and information

 
The 'Fabulous Fabcar' was constructed in Atlanta, Georgia, by master car builder, Dave Kylm. Fabcar Engineering has built numerous racing cars for Porsche and has won races with all of them. This Fabcar Porsche Camel Lights car was endorsed by the late Al Holbert, then Director of Porsche Motorsports, North America.

Often referred to as the 'Baby 962', it won in its maiden outing in 1986, at Road Atlanta, being driven by Elliot Forbes-Robinson. It was EFR's only race in the car, and it faltered in other races that year. Purchased by veteran Porsche racer, Daytonian John Higgins, the car was entered as the Porsche Factory Endorsed entry in the IMSA GTP series in 1987. Driven by the late Chip Mead, John Higgins, and Howard Cherry, the car's early success led to the construction of a second team car. Joining the team were Tim McAdam and Canadian Dr. Charlie Monk.

In the first four races of 1987, the Fabcar Team finished second in the 24 Hours of Daytona, won the 12 Hours of Sebring, won the Miami Grand Prix, and finished second in the West Palm Beach GP. Pitted against factory teams from Ferrari, Buick, Pontiac and Mazda, the Daytona-based team went on to run up front for the rest of the season, adding the California 500 at Sears Point to their record. Lead driver Chip Mead was awarded the Porsche Cup for their accomplishments. This Chassis 001 set an all-time IMSA record with over 5200 racing miles in one year, without one single mechanical failure. The car continued to offer podium finishes for the team until its retirement in 1989. Among notable drivers who co-drove this car were 1996 Indy 500 Champion Buddy Lazier, actors Lorenzo Lamas and Perry King, plus ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard.

The car is now campaigned in Vintage Rolex Cup endurance races with two of its original drivers, Howard Cherry and John Higgins, still winning with the car. The car is campaigned out of the Grant Motorsports stable.
MAZDA MOTORSPORTS: WATKINS GLEN PREVIEW
 Team Ready to Shine in Six Hour Race June 27, 2014 (WATKINS GLEN, New York) – At this stage last year, Mazda had scored three of their nine wins with the SKYACTIV-D Mazda6 in the Grand-Am GX class on their way to the manufacturers' championship. This year has been a massive step up to the highest level. Mazda is now racing in the top prototype class of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. While the team is still chasing their first win of the season, the progress has...[Read more...]
MAZDA MOTORSPORTS & BFGOODRICH® TIRES: CELEBRATING DECADES OF SUCCESS
 May 1, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) — In 1984, Mazda, BFGoodrich®Tires and Jim Busby Racing teamed up to score an historic class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car, a Lola T-616, was powered by a Mazda 13B rotary engine and shod with experimental BFGoodrich T/A™ Radial street tires. The drivers were John Morton, John O'Steen and Yoshami Katayama, and between them, they brought home a real David vs Goliath win in the C-2 class. It was also just one of many great collaborations between Maz...[Read more...]
MATTHEW BRABHAM SELECTED TO RECEIVE 20TH GORSLINE SCHOLARSHIP
SEBRING, Fla. (March 13, 2014) - Matthew Brabham, of Indianapolis and Gold Coast Australia, was presented the 20th Gorsline Scholarship by John Gorsline today at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh From Florida. Brabham, 20, is part of the Brabham Family dynasty as grandson of three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham, son of four-time IMSA GTP champion Geoff Brabham and nephew of two-time ALMS LMP champion David Brabham. With this scholarship he will work with Dr. J...[Read more...]
BMW 3.0 CSL #25 WINS AGAIN
• 39 Years after winning the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring, BMW 3.0 CSL #25 Wins Best-in-Class at 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegence.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 11, 2014 . . . The BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 race car that won the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring wins Best-in-Class at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The BMW 3.0 CSL Group 2 race car that won the 1973 European Sedan Championship takes second at the Concours. The highlight of the class of BMW 3.0 CSL race and road cars w...[Read more...]
Seven-Time Pikes Peak Champion Zwart To Bring 'The Best Of Both Worlds' To The Mountain In 2013
Colorado Springs – June 25, 2013 – In 2010, Jeff Zwart, from Corona del Mar, Calif., made Pikes Peak history and shook up the sports car establishment by running a road racing car – the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - at the world's most famous hill climb, smashing the Time Attack class record and winning his seventh championship. In 2011, Zwart drove his Porsche 911 GT2 RS turbo street car – not only up the Mountain, but on the Interstate from L.A. to Colorado Springs - and sliced 24-seconds o...[Read more...]

View more IMSA GTP vehicles

Arrow Right 1986 Porsche models
Porsche 911
Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo
Porsche 928 S
Porsche 944
Porsche 944S
Porsche 959
Porsche Rothmans Cup 944
Porsche Rothmans Cup Turbo 944
1986 Porsche Concepts
Porsche 962

Collectible: A Gathering of the Exceptional and Captivating
Similar Automakers
Aston MartinBentley
BugattiDevon
FerrariGTA
KoenigseggLamborghini
LotusMaserati
MaybachMcLaren
Rolls-RoyceSpyker
Tesla
 
Porsche: 1981-1990
Similar Automakers
Porsche History
Other models by Porsche
Manufacturer Website

Porsche
Monthly Sales FiguresVolume
July 20144,300 
June 20144,102 
May 20144,609 
April 20144,072 
March 20143,808 
February 20143,232 
January 20143,096 
December 20133,246 
November 20133,966 
October 20133,562 
September 20133,093 
August 20133,327 
(More Details)

 
356
550/718 Sports Racing Cars
597
904
906
907
908
911
912
914
917
918 Spyder
924
928
934/935
936
944
956 and 962
968
Boxster
Carrera GT
Cayenne
Cayman
GT3
Macan
Panamera
Type 959

© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.