Episode 10 – UNIQUE

Magnus Walker drives his dream car for the first time; a stopwatch helps Porsche to victory at Le Mans in 1977; the only 911 on Norfolk Island; plus: a “burning” race car—the “Fetzenflieger”—and the extraordinary life story of Herbert Linge. One-of-a-kind personalities and stories in 9:11 Magazine.

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Walker’s dream

Back in 1977, a Porsche 911 Turbo in Martini design conquered the heart of ten-year-old Magnus Walker. It was the beginning of a lifelong passion. Forty-one years later he drives precisely the same car—in his hometown of Sheffield.

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Incredible timing

At the 1977 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, every minute counts: Jürgen Barth drives the final lap with a stopwatch on the steering wheel of his Porsche 936/77 Spyder to avoid crossing the finish line before 4 pm.

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The only 911

At a mere 35 km², Norfolk Island in the vast Pacific is one of the smallest islands in the world. There are few roads, a speed limit of 50 km/h, and... the only Porsche 911 Targa within 1,400 kilometers.

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Burning Passion

Motor racing was everything to Otto Mathé. In the 1950s, he sped from one victory to another—in the legendary Fetzenflieger (“tatter-flinger”). The name said it all: the cloth covers of the engine occasionally caught fire.

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Porsche all-rounder

He started as an apprentice, rose from mechanic to site manager, and celebrated huge wins as a race-car driver. Herbert Linge looks back on a life in which he set major milestones for Porsche.

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Walker’s dream

Sportiness coupled with elegance

Magnus Walker is effusive when he speaks of his dream car. In this video, the Porsche collector talks about his personal highlights concerning the 1977 911 Turbo with the Martini design.

Walker’s dream

A dream come true

It was in 1977 that ten-year-old Magnus Walker fell in love with the Martini Porsche 911 Turbo. More than forty years later, he finally gets to drive it—in his hometown of Sheffield, England. “Driving a Porsche touches all your senses,” says the enthusiast, who today calls some fifty sports cars from Zuffenhausen his own.

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Sightseeing in a Porsche

Norfolk Island lies some 1,400 kilometers east of Australia in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Duncan Sanderson drives the only Porsche on the island—a 911 Targa, Type 964. The retired jeweler has an eye for beauty and shows us around his favorite spots on the island.

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A Porsche on the mini-island Norfolk

Duncan Sanderson has been the proud owner of a Porsche 911 Targa, Type 964, since 1996. It’s the only Porsche on this Pacific island situated between New Zealand and Australia. The sports car made its way to Norfolk by way of a crane and a lengthy sea journey. In spite of the island’s diminutive size of less than 35 km², Duncan Sanderson never gets bored.

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A Porsche man through and through

The potential paths of a career at Porsche are demonstrated in impressive fashion by Herbert Linge. In 1943, he becomes one of the first mechanics to do an apprenticeship in Zuffenhausen; later he becomes the site manager of the Porsche development center in Weissach. Linge also does duty as a test and race-car driver, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, among other races. For founding the track safety team of the sport's governing body (ONS, now DMSB), Herbert Linge is awarded the Federal Order of Merit in 1972.

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Herbert Linge – A Porsche Life

He is one of the few remaining Porsche employees who had the pleasure of knowing company patriarch Ferdinand Porsche personally. In April 1943, Herbert Linge was one of the first to begin a mechanic apprenticeship at Porsche. He later served as site manager and race car driver, and even received the Federal Order of Merit. At the age of 90, he looks back at an extraordinary career.