Right entry, 50 left, attention, 300 straight ahead full, 100 right, 200 straight ahead, right full. If Christian Geistdörfer had his legendary 'prayer book' in his hand today, and if he sat on the passenger seat to navigate the driver up the last few metres to Michelsburg, it would sound something like that.
Almost 40 years later things are quieter around Christian. Well at least you might think so. Two years ago he published his biography 'Walter und ich' [Walter and I]. He doesn't have to prove anything to anyone today. Born in Munich, he seems to be more thoughtful now. Gone are the wild parties where dishes were smashed and chairs thrown around. A few weeks ago, he became a grandfather for the first time. He has kept his carefree smile, whether he is sitting at the wheel listening to the surging noise of the engine at more than 4,000 rpm – or greeting his buddy Carlo Marcati.
For almost 42 years, this 356 C laid undisturbed in an inconspicuous warehouse hidden by stacks of tyres. Until it was tracked down by those who discovered it and restored to its former glory over a period of two years.
Richard Attwood, one of the most successful works racing drivers of Porsche AG, celebrates his 80th birthday today. 50 years ago, the British racing driver Attwood achieved the first overall victory for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans together with Hans Herrmann.