A race car here?

14. Jun 2024 
by Ziv Knoll

The 1984 Sandown 1000 km winning works Porsche 956 in its Rothmans livery of Stefan Bellof and Derek Bell is being driven from the Porsche Cars Australia workshop to the Sandown Park circuit, along the busy Dandenong Road (picture-above).

Reader Paul Mollison remembers: “I was on my way to the track early when an ominous rumble was heard to my right and sure enough, there were three Rothmans Porsches in the middle lane coming from Hamiltons to the track down Princes Highway. No-one believed when I told them until a photo appeared in the Motorsport Annual and there was my car just to the left of the Porsches. It gives me the goosebumps. And yes, Bellof was an incredible talent lost way too soon. Had he lived, I am sure we would be talking of him in the same way we talk of Schumacher.”

Source: Motorsport Annual

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