Here is another Swiss livery for the venerable Carrera RSR:
It is based on the car engaged in the 24 heures du Mans 1975 race by Guy Verrier, with co-drivers Florian Vetsch and Jean-Robert Corthay.
That great looking lime green paint is just one of the 70’s niceties that were lost along the way by Porsche owners.
A couple of skins based on US cars. Toad Hall was the only American team to stick to the European front bumper during the 1974 season, both in IMSA GT and TransAm. From the end of the season and later in 1975, they eventually used the modified, massive front bumper that was introduced by Brumos very early in ’74. Fortunately that gives the possibility to skin their cars on the AC model.
The car was driven by Michael Keyser and Milt Minter. I skinned both the #0 and #1 versions that were used by the team.
Michael Keyser is the founder and main driver of the Toad Hall team. He is also known for his “Speed Hunters” movie about the Sebring 1971 race. It is a must-see for every racing fan.
Vasek Polak was one of the big names in Porsche racing in America during the 70’s. However it did not field any Carrera RSR unless this one:
To my knowledge it raced only at the Laguna Seca 1976 race.
Since I only have two period pictures in quite bad quality, I mainly relied on the restored car to reproduce it.
Milt Minter’s helmet is not accurate because the “Minter Boy” graphic that he used in 75 was an open-faced model – and AC offers only a closed helmet for that car.
Another Swiss Carrera:
This one was driven by Claude Haldi during the 1975 season with success. Haldi eventually won the ’75 Porsche Cup, which is the prize awarded by the factory for the most successful private driver of the year.
Although it shared the same sponsor and yellow paint with the 74 Carrera engaged under the banner of the Porsche Club Romand, it was a different car.
The skin is based on the livery of the Norisring European GT race.
This skin is based on the Carrera used by Bernard Cheneviere during 1974, at Le Mans and in various events, notably in the European GT series.
This livery is well-known for several reasons: the yellow-red combination is eye-catching; we all have had a taste of the sponsor^^; Cheneviere used it both on a 908 and a 911 in the early part of the 1970’s; and the restored car is a often engaged in Porsche gatherings and youngtimers’ races.
Speaking of the restored car, you have noticed if you saw it that it is in red and beige colors (like the Toblerone 908), rather than red and yellow. I relied on period pictures and forum discussions for the yellow color.
I intended to reproduce the Spa race version. Unfortunately the tail uv map of the Kunos model is flawed. It was therefore impossible to paint it as it should – or there would be yellow wipers… ^^