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1957 Reims 12 hrs

12 Heures de Reims


July 13-14, 1957

Carel Godin de Beaufort


Porsche 356 Carrera

No: 52




Carel had his Carrera fitted with a Spyder engine which proved to be very fast: 230 kph at 7,500 rpm. But this also had its disadvantages, because they had to retire after one hour with a crank that had cracked through its case.

1957 Reims 12 Hours start
The start of the race, with all the Porsches lined up in front of their garages (supplied by Michael Doyle)

1957 Reims 12 Hours class entry list
Entry list of Carel's class from the Reims 12 Hours programme. Note that Carel is entered with Ed Hugus instead of Bino Heins (supplied by Andrew Hosking)

a complete account of his races

This section features all the events that Carel ran in - it tells you all about his results and the way he scored them.