If you need a demonstration of the rear-engined Porsche's abilities right from the off then this very early example from the first year of 911 production in 1964 should do the trick. Competing in the Ronnie Hoare Trophy at the 78th Members' Meeting last year in the hands of Andrew Smith, the car started well up the grid after qualifying and stayed in touch throughout the race, eventually finishing fifth. This video, looking over Smith's shoulder, provides an entertaining as well as educational view of the race's opening laps with heel and toe shifting and countersteering much in evidence. Regardless of the final position Smith looks to be having a lot of fun.
Welcome to Goodwood Elevenses, a mid-morning helping of motoring-related amusement to help break up your day. Watch the last video: Hurling the Beast of Turin round Goodwood in the wet takes bravery