Campaign launched to support Vic Elford in cancer battle

Campaign launched to support Vic Elford in cancer battle

Former sports car racing, rallying and Formula One star, Vic Elford, was one of Porsche’s star drivers during the golden age of motorsport, winning the 1971 12 Hours of Sebring, several Nürburgring-hosted endurance races, class wins at Le Mans, top honours at the 1968 Targa Florio and various lap speed records at some of the world’s most challenging circuits.


‘Quick Vic’ was also the driver kicking-off Porsche’s motorsport activities in the UK — in 1966, recognising the then new 911’s potential for motorsport success, he approached the factory’s race department head, Huschke von Hanstein, and asked for the loan of a 911 to use as a rally car. This request was granted, and Elford brought home the 1967 European Rally Championship. Sadly, in the present, ‘Quick Vic’ is battling aggressive prostate cancer at the age of eighty-five. With large medical bills and the need to convert their Florida home to accommodate Vic’s immobility following a recent fall, the Elford family has announced a GoFundme page to raise much needed funds. You can donate by visiting bit.ly/elfordhelp.

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