The 1970s are often regarded as a golden era in racing. Cars were fast, courses were incredible, and the energy was electric. No single race quite captured the spirit of this racing better than Le Mans, and no vehicle captured the flag at Le Mans better than the Porsche 917.
Many racing experts agree that the Porsche 917 is the greatest racing vehicle ever created. Right at the turn of the decade in 1969, the 917 made its debut at Le Mans. That year, the 917 failed to capture the winning trophy, due to an underestimated lack of stamina during the course. However, a year later in 1970, the 917’s winning streak would commence.
The 1970 Le Mans race was defined by a heated rivalry between the Porsche 917 and the Ferrari 512. Throughout the race, both vehicles were neck and neck. However, the 917 was eventually able to power through and reach the victory circle first.
The Porsche 917 repeated its victory in 1971, securing its place as one of the best racing vehicles of the decade.
Le Mans continues to be one of the longest standing races in the world. Meanwhile, the Porsche 917 continues to be a large part of the Le Mans legacy!
Memphis is a city renowned for its music. There is no better time to experience all of the wonderful music that Memphis has to offer than during the summer season. Even though the summer is already halfway through, there are still plenty of talented acts to see coming to Memphis during the rest of July. Here are four July musical performances in Memphis to start off the second half of the summer!
Shinedown (July 20)
Shinedown is teaming up with fellow rock performers Halestorm and Black Stone Cherry to bring modern day rock music to the city of classic Rock’n’Roll!
MercyMe (July 29)
Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the world’s most famous and talented Christian bands in concert this summer when they stop by Memphis during their tour around the country.
Billy Currington (July 29)
Billy Currington will also be stopping by Memphis on July 29 as part of the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series, located at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.
The Charlie Daniels Band (July 29)
The Devil may have gone down to Georgia, but the Charlie Daniels Band will make their way down to Memphis to entertain audiences with plenty of wild fiddle-based fun!