We just can't let go of the 24 Hours of Le Mans : Just yesterday we blogged about the 4 ½ Litre Supercharged Bentley in 1:18 which has went through the night 1930 at the Sarthe. Today it is the Porsche 956 long-tail with the starting number 47 of 1984, which we are talking about in this blog. And as you might expect, it's a great thing to deal with such a successful model. As with the other, recently published model cars based on 956 the fabulous detailing in the cockpit and the engine compartment fascinates us even in the miniature by the Obermaier Racing GmbH . After all doors and hood can be opened in the zinc die-cast model and allow a deep insight into the art of race car construction and as the video shows the model.
Number 47 from 1984
The Porsche 956 long-tail, on Dunlop tires, with the starting number 47, has not come that far in 1984 at Le Mans: The original of our model had an accident after 147 laps and came in 34th place overall. That probably saddened fans of the drivers team Jürgen Lässig, George Fouché and John Graham but is perhaps an advantage for the collector of model cars, because not often companies developing car models bring out such a far back placed model. So the Porsche 956 is in the colors of clothing manufacturer Hugo Boss is from our point of view a model less frequently used; The two partners Minichamps and ck-model cars close a gap here and bring joy the fans of the Porsche 956 long tail with a sensationally good, model limited to 500 copies.
The model car in check
The car is available exclusively at ck-model cars for 129,95 euros under item number 183 846 947 Model and corresponds in its design of course with the previously already deliverable counterparts, the Porsche 956 New Man from 1985 and the Porsche from Team John Fitzpatrick Racing from 1983 which we already reported about on July 3rd accessible via this link ; also exclusive models for ck-model cars. As we have already discussed in the article the original interior features, the detailed engine compartment and the steerable front wheels, we use the model presented here to have a closer look at the driver of this car- Jürgen Lässig. He unfortunaly gets less popularity than other drivers like Walter Röhrl and Hans-Joachim Stuck.
Who is Jürgen Lässig
Lässig was born February 25th 1943 in Tuttlingen . Experts consider him to rank as one of the best sports car drivers ever. Stuck started 18 times, Lässig 16 times at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In From 1983 to 1986, he entered each race with a Porsche 956 ; 1987-1993 he on the Porsche 962C - alternating between the teams Obermaier Racing and Primagaz Compétition. His best result he had with the Primagaz-962C in 1987, where he came in 2nd place at Le Mans. In 1981, he won the 1000 km race at Monza; 1995 Jürgen Lässig won the 24 Hours of Daytona with a Kremer K8 Spyder. After the failure at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997 Lässig announced his retirement. He drove 35 of his 169 races in the Porsche 956. A great man whose career is closely linked to the 956.