Story behind Victory in the Alps

Among those events which Porsche supported from the first with factory cars, the long-distance Liege - Rome - Liege run was one of the stiffest tests of man and machine ever held. Drivers crisscrossed Europe in 91 nonstop hours with the outcome decided on the Stilfser Ioch, Gavia Pass and certain French Alpine passes conquered in the fourth night of the rally. When Helmut Polensky and his partner Schluter won this difficult rally out-right in a 1500cc light metal Porsche coupe against English and Italian sports cars with more than twice the cubic capacity, it proved the durability, maneuverability, and adaptability to mountains of the Porsches.

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