As far back as one can remember, Porsche has always been one of the most visible manufacturers to compete at Daytona. From Vic Elford’s historic victory of the Rolex 24 back in 1968 on-board a Porsche 907 – the event was Porsche’s first of many 24-hour endurance race triumphs – to David Donohue’s triumph last year, Daytona and Porsche have been synonymous with each other that mentioning one without the other is somewhat tantamount to heresy.
There’s no question that the Stuttgart-based manufacturer has had a long history at Daytona and this video highlights the seemingly intertwined kinship between Porsche and Daytona. Both Donohue and Elford narrate their own Daytona stories with Elford, who has been named Grand Marshal for this year’s Rolex 24 endurance race, recounting his monumental victory for Porsche some four decades ago.
Although the Brumos Porsche wasn’t able to follow up last year’s performance with a back to back win, their sister car wearing the Action Express nameplate took home the victory.