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.
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.
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.
The only 911
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.
The only 911
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.
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.
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.