31 March – 2 April
19 – 21 May
9 – 11 June
30 June – 2 July
29 September – 1 October
20 – 22 October
Paul Ricard, France
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Now in its eighth season, the 2017 Peter Auto Sixties Endurance Race Series features sports cars and GTs that saw action in World Championship races before 1966. The cars battling it out in the two-hour races are a who’s-who of legendary names, including AC Cobra, Ferrari 250GT, Lotus 15, Jaguar E-Type and, of course, Porsche 911, evoking a golden age of motorsport for drivers and fans alike. A special classification based on an Index of Performance give the older and smaller-capacity cars an advantage against more modern and powerful rivals, making for extremely fast and involving racing.
The Peter Auto Sixties Endurance Race Series is for teams of two drivers. Despite their age difference, both our drivers bring huge amounts of seat-time, and a deep love of all things Porsche, to the event. This hands-on racing knowledge and experience feeds directly into every care that bears the Paul Stephens name, promising you a visceral, immersive driving experience, whatever your needs.
Paul Stephens has been a Porsche enthusiast all his life. He learned to drive at the age of six, had his first accident (driving a Ford Anglia into his father’s Austin Healey) at seven, and clocked his first 100mph run, in a 911, when he was just nine. At 21, he bought and restored his first 911, and made his race debut in the one-make Pirelli series: within a decade, he’d won the BRSCC Porsche 924 Championship. He went on to race in Caterham, Marcos, Chevron and 911s with several class and overall race wins, before retiring from racing (so he thought) in 2003. In 2013, he returned to the track at the Spa Classic in a 911ST, finishing third in class, and competed in the Classic Le Mans in 2016.
Paul Rees is a highly successful professional racing driver, based in Oxfordshire. He’s currently competing in the 2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, driving a 911 GT3 sponsored by KX Systems. He has previously competed in International GT Open, the FIA Formula Two Championship, Formula Palmer Audi, Formula Renault 2.0 UK and Formula BMW UK. He’s the son of former Grand Prix driver Alan Rees, who was a co-founder of both March Engineering and Arrows.
This season, the two Pauls are competing in a 1965 2.0-litre 911 SWB (short wheel base), which has been stripped down to the last nut and bolt and completely rebuilt in race-ready condition. Affectionally known as the ‘Little Red Rooster’, it’s the first classic 911 Paul Rees has ever driven competitively; before this year’s competition, Paul Stephens had only ever raced an SWB version once before!