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Martin Brundle to return to racing action in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours

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elijah

November 23, 2011 8:02 PM
Last Edited 1042 days ago

This may be of interest,
Reginald "Don" Whittington is a former American racing driver from, Texas who won the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans together with his younger brother Bill Whittington and Klaus Ludwig in a Porsche 935, although Ludwig, a multiple winner at Le Mans and elsewhere, did most of the driving in the heavy rain.

Whittington sued the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, over possession of the 1979 24 Hours of LeMans winning Porsche 935. The car was given to the Speedway's museum in the early 1980s. Whittington claimed it was a loan and wanted to reclaim possession. The Speedway maintained it was a donation. On April 13, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals sided with the museum and found the evidence pointed to the car being a donation.

In the mid 80s the brothers were implicated in illegal activities. Millions had to be payed back. So a sad ending but the car is a beauty.

richard

November 23, 2011 9:23 PM

buck. i stand corrected, but i still think that there was an entry made for 2010 or 2009 le mans, for the three gen divers but then i think that mario pulled out. age dulls the memory

BuckBundy

November 24, 2011 11:06 AM

Mmm, not sure about that. Marco only raced in 2010 in a Rebellion with Jani and Prost. Mario would have been 70. A bit old, but not impossible.

I think the oldest driver in 2010 was Horst Felbermayr Snr. He was there again this year, aged about 65, and crashed with Magnussen's Corvette.

richard

November 24, 2011 12:15 PM

what about paul newman in 2000, with **** barbour. he was 75 then! and yeah, i must be getting mixed up about mario, maybe there was talk of it but it never happened.
ps. remember "doc" bundy? any connection?

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