On Tuesday 31 October 2017, Porsche Centre Wolverhampton was delighted to host local legend Richard Attwood at our Centre. Over 120 guests were in attendance, many of whom are Porsche Club GB members.
During his career, Mr Attwood has competed in seventeen world championships, racing for many manufacturers throughout his 56-year career. Mr. Attwood has retired twice over the years however with the growth of the historic motorsport competitions he now makes regular appearances at Goodwood Festival of Speed and many other events. More recently, with the introduction of the 1970s road sport championship, Mr Attwood is once again competing for Porsche after being placed firmly back in the driver's seat of the Porsche 928 at 77 years of age.
Mr Attwood told guests the amazing story on his Le Mans victory back in 1970 and his experience driving the 917 at the 24-hour race. He felt difficulty manoeuvring around the track as the 917 was no everyday Porsche.
Porsche Cars Great Britain has recently announced a limited edition 911 GTS model will be released. The models will be painted in the winning Team Porsche Le Mans colours and numbers of each of their drivers through the decades; Richard Attwood, Derek Bell and Nick Tandy.
Simon Priest, Centre Principal commented how delighted and thrilled he was Richard could attend with his busy schedule.
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