1974 Porsche Carrera IROC RSR news, pictures, and information
The car selected by race organizers Roger Penske, Les Richter and Mike Phelps was the 1974 Porsche Carrera RSR 3-liter racecar. Fifteen identical Porsche Carrera RSR 3-liter race cars were ordered from the Porsche Factory in Germany. There, IROC personnel identically prepped the cars for shipment to California where all maintenance and final tuning was done by IROC Porsche mechanics.
Bobby Allison drove this Gulf Blue IROC RSR in the first and third race at Riverside California. At that time Bobby Allison was NASCAR's top record holder of Riverside's Grand National with 41 wins since 1961. In 1972, Bobby was voted 'America's Best Driver of the Year' and also selected stock car racing's most popular driver. The latter award carries a special significance due to the fact that only competitive drivers bestow it. Then in 1973, Bobby Allison was named the Martini and Rossi Driver of the year.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2008
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011
The car selected, was the 1974 Porsche Carrera RSR 3-liter racecar. Fifteen identical cars, featuring 315 horsepower RSR engines were ordered and prepped by IROC Porsche mechanics.
Emerson Fittipaldi put this car on the pole of the initial series race at Riverside International Raceway. The car was raced continuously through the 1970's and recently completed a three-year restoration.
After the last Daytona 24 Hour race, this car was sold to a Columbian name Pablo Escobar who campaigned it in South and Central America before it came back to the United States.
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