Video: Screaming ’74 Porsche RSR At Road Atlanta!

Vintage racing events are supposed to be fairly relaxed, aren’t they? Well, Todd Treffert is a guy who looks at-ease hustling an IROC 911 around the daunting bends at Road Atlanta, is happy to hop curbs, and revels in coaxing the tail into small slides to keep the opposition at bay. Seems he’s there to do more than sip lemonade in the shade.

Casually countersteering through the downhill esses; Teffert’s spent some time in this beauty.

For all the horror stories you hear about vintage 911s, this one doesn’t quite live up to the fearsome reputation. Sure, it slides around a little in the quick stuff, but it never seems to catch out Treffert, whose smooth steering inputs (check his magic at 0:40 for a puckering moment) keep the tail in line.

From the second lap, Treffert settles into a cool groove with the IROC Porsche, and though never looking to wring the car’s neck, puts together a series of faultless laps that allow him to streak away from the field—which is largely made up of similar 911s. His shifts are clean, his lines are neat, and when he comes upon slower traffic, they generally make way. One guy even pulls off to let Treffert through (7:52)!

Photo credit: Cars and Competition

By the way it changes direction, puts power down, and blares between downshifts, you can’t help but want to peek under the cushions for lost change to start a Porsche fund. Perhaps with a few years’ worth of saving and enough practice, you could put on a masterclass like this guy.

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Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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