Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 Henninger sculpture

911Motorsport Porsche 911 Antwerp Blog Henninger SculptureWe, at 911motorsport, do love Porsches (as you might have noticed), but we also do love art. Therefore we try to combine the best of both worlds.

Previously we have commissioned the American Artist J.Paul Nesse to make a bronze sculpture of the Le Mans winning Porsche 917.
This time we asked him to create a bronze of the colourful Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0. This car raced back in 1975 in the Camel Imsa GT series by its owner, Ludwig Heimrath (German born Canadian).

Hereafter are the race results for the 1975 season of Ludwig Heimrath with his Porsche:

 
1-2/02 Daytona 24-hours Heimrath DNF – Accident
26/05 Lime Rock Heimrath Heat1 :8 th
Heat2 :25th
01/06 Mid Ohio Heimrath 7 th
14/06 Mosport
Pocono Raceway
Heimrath 3 rd
5 th
12/07 Watkins Glen 6 hours Heimrath-Bartling 8 th O.A.
24/08 Road America
Elkhart Lake
Heimrath 3 rd
30/11 Daytona finale Heimrath DNF – Accident

911Motorsport Porsche 911 Antwerp Blog Henninger SculptureYou will notice that his car never raced at Laguna Seca, but still we decided that it would be a perfect setting for the bronze.  It felt like a fitting tribute to the car, especially as J. Paul Nesse wanted to make the bronze debut at the October 2011 Rennsport Reunion IV at Laguna Seca.911Motorsport Porsche 911 Antwerp Blog Henninger Sculpture We opted to position the car in the famous dip of the well know Corkscrew bend in the Laguna Seca circuit.

As we already became accustomed with his earlier work, again, this bronze truly delivers. The massive round body of the car is very well formed, all finished with a beautiful weathering.
The positioning of the car on the track works like a charm.

911Motorsport Porsche 911 Antwerp Blog Henninger Sculpture

Indeed, we are very proud to be able to publish these pictures on this work of art on our website.

Watch this space as we will commission most certainly J.Paul Nesse and other artists for other works of art.
For those who are craving for more or want to see their own personal dream
realized: we welcome you to discuss any eventual project and we will be happy to serve as a consultant between you and the artists.

 

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