About the Car
The Porsche 934 is the racing version of the Porsche 911 turbo. It was built for the FIA Group 4 rules. Only 31 cars were manufactured from 1976 and 1977. The car has a 3.0L, flat-six turbocharged engine, 4-speed manual transmission. Even though it had a 3.0L turbocharged engine it was positioned into the class of 4.5-5.0L cars. Since it was underweight, the Porsche engineers were able to redistribute the weight up front, creating a better-balanced race car. One of these cars sold at auction for a record $1.32 million in 2018.
Toine Hezemans, born in 1973, is a Dutch former touring and prototype race driver. He has won numerous races in the 1970’s. After retiring he spent time managing the Phoenix Carsport team. He came in second at the Nurburgring 300KM in 1976 driving the Porsche 934. It was round one of the World Sportscar Championship and European Championship for Grand Touring Cars (EGT).
About the Brand
Porsche, specializing in high-performance sport cars, SUVs, and sedans, is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Stuttgart. The company is owned by Volkswagen AG. The company was founded by Ferdinand Porsche along with Adolf Rosenberger and Anton Piech in 1931. They started out being a vehicle development and consulting company. One of its first assignments was from the German government to design the Volkswagen Beetle, a car for the people. Using many of the components from the Beetle, the Porsche 64 was developed in 1939. The Porsche logo is fashioned after the coat of arms of the Free People’s State of Wurttemberg Germany of 1918-1933.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH. The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order. From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book. Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang. There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s. That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art. Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered. Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.