On this episode we explore the autocross journey of the Porsche 914. Join us as we dive into how the Action Porsche went from market failure to autocross champion.
It all started back in the 1960’s when Volkswagen and Porsche joined forces to create what they hoped would be an economical mid-engine, two-seat sports car. However, the 914 struggled to meet sales expectations and was rejected by Porsche owners. But here in the United States, autocrossers knew better. Across the country, autocrossers would prove the value of the car by winning Regional and National Championships for almost 50 years.
Thanks again to Ray Goodfellow for sharing the story of his 1973 914. You can listen to the entire interview with Ray at our site Tales From The Grid.
Articles & Books on the Porsche 914:
Want to learn more about the 914? Check out Richard Gooding’s informative bookPorsche 914: An Enthusiast’s Guide
Check out Kieron Fennelly’s a rticle Who Really Designed the 914
from Excellence Magazine
Please check out Solo Stats
. Rocky Entriken’s book provides a great history of Nationals and records the names of everyone at Nationals in his autocross compendium.
Solo Stats on Amazon
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