Saturday, May 5, 2012

Porsche 356

This is a picture of Porsche 356 at the HSRCA Historic Car Races. 

The Porsche 356 is the first production car Porsche ever made, being produced between 1948 and 1965. It was a two door sports car with a rear engine. This one was made into a race car, just like many others have been. It has the racing stripes with it's number and the country flags on the side. 

If you look at the hood you can see the leather straps they used to hold the hood shut. These leather straps would most likely be replaced by modern metal hood pins in either corner of the hood if it were to be raced today. These hood pins or in this case straps keep the hood from blowing open at high speeds. This were definatly needed considering some of the races that this car was entered in, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Carrera Panamericana.

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