To continue the Porsche 911 racers saga TFritch started two weeks ago, we thought we’d continue a bit. TFritch will cover some early rallying, I’ll continue with 911s taken to the track. Last week I showed one of my favorite 911s, this week we’ll see some Turbo action!
Showing this comes with a plus: I’ve covered the 934 before so I can keep the text to a minimum. Summary: After the Carrera RS 2.7 Porsche wanted to mount a Turbocharger on it. But due to new FIA legislation regarding weight they opted for updating a 930 for Group 4 racing and created this 934. Also known as the Porsche Turbo RSR.
And it’s a well known racer as HotWheels had several 934s in their lineup. Kyosho had ‘m as well as Small Scale Sydney showed us before. My favorites are the Minichamps though, partly due to the lack of that Kyosho. Not just in that iconic Jägermeister livery, also in some “local” colors!
And despite the 934 racing internationally for years, these were all used in local German racing series like the DRM, die Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft. The predecessor of the DTM series.
Proving the 934 still was a customer’s race car: you could just order one at Zuffenhausen and track it in a race. There’s a reason Porsche’s reputation is solid as a rock: just check out the “privateers” driving Porsches in events like Le Mans, not much has changed since then. Alright, you don’t see the 934 anymore. Unless it’s Le Mans Classic.
I’m not sure if Minichamps will do another attempt penetrating the 1/64 market. These started out for about 13 euros (always limited to 5000 units) but in the end, after quite some years, all the shops carrying these dumped ‘m for between 5 and 7 euros. Except for the Kellener’s Jägermeister one, that one was sold out in a heartbeat.
Actually the 934s were not the “pegwarmers”, that role was mostly for the Porsche Cayenne. I’ve seen these on offer for 2 euros. The only time I was tempted to get one. And still didn’t.
With prices like that the HotWheels is no match for ‘m obviously. It’s a bit out of scale (too big) and misses a lot of details (glassed head/tail lights, grilles, etc.). Still one of my favorite HWs as it resembles my 1:1 3.2 a bit. Can’t have too much of that.
So, das war es wieder! I found another one for you Philipilihp! That’s coming your way in a next iHWEP. Nevertheless: MOAR PORSCHE TODAY!