News & Updates

Jan 2018 - Elan Engine Sold
Nov 2017 - Gr 5 chassis  Sold
14 October 2016 - Added Page for "Other Racing Panteras
Dec 2018 - Added Page for John Storey IMSA GTO Pantera
13 August 2016 - Oldtimer Grand Prix,  Nurburgring

If you wonder how competitive a Pantera might be against other historic Group 5 cars - just check out Ralf Kelleners driving a 1975 Group 4 Pantera in this video. The Pantera starts alongside a Zakspeed Capri (which eventually falls out with mechanical issues), and ultimately wins the race!

There is also some nice coverage of the front running 935K and Zakspeed Capri (as well as a couple of Panteras) from the 2013 OGP event here: Zakspeed Capri at 2013 OGP

To save some time, here are a few time-stamps of the "highlights" from the 2013 video:

06:00 - Start of Race 1 

12:15 - Start of Race 2, and passing the first Pantera

15:19- Passing second Pantera

19:12 - Some universally understood inter-car hand-based communications

This gives some perspective on the pace of Herr Kelleners in this year's race and on the capabilities of a well prepared and well driven Pantera.

It seems that Germany has become the global nexus for historic Pantera racing - between these outstanding events and drivers, and the incredible Braun Motorsport built Gr4 Panteras!

15 May 2016 - Spa Classic, Detlef Von Derlieck and Ralf Kelleners with fastest race lap in GT1

photo: ultimatecarpage.com

To see how this team achieved the fastest race lap in the GT1 class see the on-board video here.

27 April 2016 - Luis Villalba wins Targa Trophy Iberia

At Circuito de Barcelona-Catalunya last weekend the Pantera of Luis Villalba won Sunday's race to capture the Targa Trophy Iberia. A Porsche came in second behind the Pantera ... perhaps reminding us of similar battles from 1972?

Photo Credit needed

Señor Villalba's racing experience includes other Ford powered race cars. He drove this Saleen Mustang in the Spanish GT series in 2002 - one of two Saleen SR Mustangs to race at Le Mans in 1997, and one of only three Mustangs to ever race in the Le Mans 24 Hr.

The two Saleen SR  Mustangs were the first to return to the Le Mans 24 Hr after 30 years. (The only other Mustang at Le Mans was the Claude Dubois managed team racing a '66 Shelby GT350 in '67). To commemorate their return and recognize the prior Mustang at the 24Hr, the Le Mans organizers assigned numbers 66 and 67 to the two Saleen Mustangs. (The new Ford GTs in 2016 were likewise numbered based on their earlier years at the 24Hr Le Mans - a nice tribute.)

And you may also recognize Claude's name? His team took the first win for a Pantera at the Spa 1000 km World Championship event in 1972 beating out the factory backed Kremer Racing Porsche 911. Interesting how some of these historic events, teams and people are sometimes connected!

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