Snapshot: Ferry Porsche at the Targa, ‘doing it the Sicilian Way’

This photograph of Ferry Porsche and Louise Piëch was taken in Sicily on 4 May 1969, in the pitlane of the Targa Florio. The boss’s surprise visit must have worked as the Stuttgart company’s cars finished first to fourth.

Driving a 908/2, Gerhard Mitter and Udo Schütz won, averaging 72.99mph over 10 laps of the 72km road circuit. Sometimes ‘pressure from the top’ works.

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