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This Ferrari 512 M Changed the Racing World Forever

October 9, 2014
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frankcasanova
frankcasanova

The sound of that car… oh man.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

Ian, my comment was surely not a criticism of the work, but merely a gesture of enthusiasm that I wish this video, and all of their videos, could play on for hours. What’s not to like?

I hope my twice written “thanks”, exclamation mark, and smiley face in my post didn’t construe otherwise. 😉

These productions are beautiful, and it should go without saying that I eagerly await next Tuesday’s treat as much as, if not more than, the next petrolista.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

Much of the racing imagery from my youth references the 512/917 battles. Thank you for sharing this beautiful racing machine, which is clearly well maintained.

In particular, however, what a treat it is to have the familiar face of David Hobbs recounting its history.

I would love to hear this video played out for much longer, with more words from David and more in car shots of our driver after he is settled in and everything is up to temperature. Looks like we were just getting started! Good times. 🙂

Thanks for sharing.

Stephan Wikinson
Stephan Wikinson

You have it entirely backward, Ian. Since I was the poster who first mentioned the strange habit of Petrolicious writers to employ the odd Mr.-this and Mr.-that usage, it IS a device that is entirely foreign to American ears. We “jolly American chappies” haven’t at all decided to partake of it. And I’m interested to hear that to a Londoner it sounds like some version of a Victorian fantasy. I agree.

Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor

Fantastic car, beautifully prepared and with a wonderful soundtrack. I was pleased to hear the familiar tones of Mr David Hobbs, a fine English racing driver of yore.
On another note the English language is constantly being murdered by those who should know better, but mostly by those that don’t. I am told that the place to hear real English being spoken correctly is a small town in West Virginia but for now the name escapes me. Maybe you all could help……?

Bernard
Bernard

The first place in GT2 at this Daytona 24 in 1971 was won by Jacques Duval (Porsche 914/6 Sunoco) , a well known Canadian driver, auto journalist. He raced many times during his career at Mont Tremblant.

Steve Barratt
Steve Barratt

Wonderful video, it is so nice to see David Hobbs, I miss both him and speedvision!

Stephan Wikinson
Stephan Wikinson

I have no issue with the video, which is excellent. The Ferrari is even being driven by my daughter’s former driving instructor, Nick Longhi.

Nicolas L B
Nicolas L B

Really???? No one cares! 😀

Thank you guys for this great video!

Ian Miles
Ian Miles

Stephan Wikinson – the most remarkable thing about your post is how completely pointless and condescending it is. Americans complaining about people that speak English as a second language is a chimp trying to teach a human how to drive, OMG, LOL, WTF, gonna, gotta, gotten, belly laugh, stand out. Another great vid from Petrolicious and the car has certainly been kept well and sounds amazing. Shame is was Porsched twice though.

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel

Thank you Ian! I am an American and I am fed up with the poor english employed here in the states.
How anyone can have an issue with this video in any way, shape, or form is beyond me.

Stephan Wikinson
Stephan Wikinson

My theory is that the writers come from a culture where such honorifics are standard, but it really does baffle me that they write the equivalent of “As Mr. Babe Ruth came to bat…” or “Ms. Niki Minaj has a big ass…”

Stephan Wikinson
Stephan Wikinson

To me, the most remarkable thing about this post is that somebody, somehow, has convinced the writers that they needn’t style everybody mentioned as Mister David Hobbs, Mister Stirling Moss, Mister Rodger Penske, Mister Jesus Christ…a strange English-as-a-second-language quirk that has been, at least to me, infuriating in its pointlessness.

Ryan Baldwin
Ryan Baldwin

OMG, I though I was the only one who was iritated by this! I’m not a professional writer so I thought I was just unaware of some tradition, but isn’t that Mr. This and Messrs. Those weird? What’s the reason behind it?

Stephen Stuart
Stephen Stuart

I’m guessing that it is the Lawrence Stroll car: for sure it is at Mont Tremblant [before the rain came in]… wonderful circuit and awesome car… there was a 917 there this year too, but it didn’t run!

Bernard
Bernard

Is this another Lawrence Stroll car??? Filmed at Mont-Tremblant, Québec,Canada.

Patrice
Patrice

Yes, it’s from Mr. Stroll stables. Saw it on a picture of his Ferrari collection along the 330 P4 from his interview with Ferrari magazine a few years ago.
Really nice shots of Mont-Tremblant.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Great video as always and interesting insight from David Hobbs. Not mentioned in the video but presumably Penske’s ability to push the works Porsches in this private Ferrari must have had some influence in Porsche’s decision to partner with Penske in their Can Am campaign the following year?

Kevin Tossens
Kevin Tossens

The car is wonderful and sounds great. I can’t imagine how much it costs to own and drive a car like that, this being my absolute dream…

Mads Gravers Nielsen
Mads Gravers Nielsen

Bravo! Another precious reel of eye- and ear- candy for all us petrolheads to feast upon… Loving it!

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

This car sounds like a absolute beast!. Its a shame they didn’t have some luck roll their way with it.

TJ Martin
TJ Martin
The problem in you claiming that the car or the team ‘ changed ‘ racing in any way shape or form completely ignores the absolute military like and teutonic precision of the factory Porsche teams from the very first race they entered . Fact is .. ‘ Spit & Polish ‘ would be an understatement when describing any of the Porsche factory teams . So I’ll respectfully but absolutely disagree . The Team Penske 512M was a ‘ romantic ‘ moment in racing history for certain . But … racing being the cruel mistress and judge that she is has… Read more »
I'M NO GENTLEMAN
I'M NO GENTLEMAN
Mr. Martin – Unless you were there, as Mr. Hobbs was, I respectfully suggest you’re a fan with an opinion and a scorecard; nothing more. Petrolicious isn’t ‘claiming anything’ – David Hobbs is presumably reflecting on the reality of the time and given he was in the car at those races thankfully gives his words a great deal more weight than your own. They lost, but luck often plays a significant role in racing and being on the pole matters a great deal in terms of pure speed. Separately, your constant ‘first in to crap on the breakfast’ is tiresome.… Read more »
Nick
Nick

I’m a big fan of both Petrolicious and David Hobbs but I gotta say that I too find the hyperbole in the title (“changed the racing world forever”) puzzling and not supported by either the text or narrative in the video. Awesome website, though!

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