Interserie and European Group 7

The FIA had "Group 7" races in Europe as well, although they were not nearly as popular as the Can-Am. These races had fewer of the homemade 'specials' that gave the American series so much character. ...More about the Can-Am

The British Sports Car Championship was a hotly-contested Group 7 series, but then changed to Group 4 Sports-Prototypes for the 1967 season.

NOTE: The cars in Group 7 were originally classified as "Group 9", but this was changed with the 1966 FIA Appendix J regulations.

Group 7 Diecast

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Norisring 1965
1Porsche 904/8 Bergspyder
Gerhard Mitter
2
P 2.0
Provence Moulage
(by Norev)
PM0057
Brands Hatch 1965 - Guards Trophy (Part of the British Sports Car Championship)
3Lola T70 Spider
Jackie Stewart
5
(Group 9)
Best
9178
6Ferrari 365 P2
Mike Parkes
24
(Group 9)
Best
9124
DNFFerrari 365 P2
David Piper
25
(Group 9)
Best
9091
Brands Hatch 1965 - Redex Trophy GT Race
DNFJaguar E-Type Spider (Hard Top)
Peter Mould
109
GT +2.5
Best
9038

Group 7 Diecast

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Silverstone 1966 (Part of the British Sports Car Championship)
14Lotus 30
Brian Muir
17
(Group 7)
Spark
2211
Oulton Park 1966 (Part of the British Sports Car Championship)

1

Lola T70 Spider
Dennis Hulme

4
Group 7

Best

9185

Mallory Park 1968 (Part of the British Sports Car Championship)
5Ford GT40
Ron Fry
64
(Group 4)
Box
8455 
   Bang
455 
Norisring 1968
DNFPorsche 908
Gerhard Mitter
21
SRP 3.0
Schuco
450372600
Norisring 1969
DNFLola T70 Mk.3
Brian Muir
16
SRP +3.0
Best
9439

Interserie

Interserie

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Interserie 1970
1Porsche 917K
'Geispa'
Jürgen Neuhaus
12
Minichamps
430 706712
12Porsche 908
Niki Lauda
21
Best
9567
Interserie Norisring 1971
14Porsche 917 Spyder
Jürgen Neuhaus
1
Spark
(Germany Special Edition)
SG011
DNFFerrari 512M
'Rolanflor'
Pedro Rodriguez
(Fatality)
26
Brumm
(Special Edition)
S0604
Interserie 1972
DNFPorsche 917 Spyder
'Boeri'
Ernst Kraus
17
Spark
(Germany Special Edition)
SG012
Interserie Nurburgring 1972
2Porsche 908/3
Reinhold Joest
41
Best
9627
Interserie 1973
1Porsche 917/10
'Bosch'
Willy Kauhsen
2
Solido
('100' series)
18B
   Minichamps
(unreleased)
400 736502
Interserie Hockenheim 1973
DNFPorsche 917/10
'Uniroyal'
Wilson Fittipaldi
11
Solido
('100' series)
18C

Hillclimbs

Except for Pike's Peak, hillclimbs are a European thing. They stradle the zone between circuit racing and rallying, and are usually geared toward amatures. But in the early 1960's, a few hillclimbs were part of the World Sportscar Championship and attracted top-level teams.

For diecast makers, these events provide justification for yet more variations on an existing mould.

Alfa Romeo 33.2 'Fléron'

Autodelta entered this car at a tiny Belgian event for its racing debut. It handily won, and took its name from this occasion...

Porsche 909 Bergspyder

Perhaps the most famous purpose-built hillclimb car was the plastic-bodied 909. Porsche easily dominated the European Hillclimb Championship in 1968 with these interesting and bulbous cars. The design influence can be seen in the 908/2 and 908/3 spyders.

Ferrari 212E Montagna

Not to be outdone, Ferrari created a one-off purpose-built car for the 1969 season. While the car won all nine of the events that it entered, it's real purpose was more of a "mindfuck" that caused Porsche to live in fear of a small Italian prototype that could beat them at the Nurburgring...

Hillclimbs

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Trento-Bondone 1960 (Part of the European Hillclimb Championship)
0Maserati Tipo 61 ('Birdcage')201
Progetto K
029
Shauinsland 1960 (Part of the European Hillclimb Championship)
1Porsche 718 RS60
Heini Walter
99
Minichamps
430606599
Gaisberg 1960 (Part of the European Hillclimb Championship)
1Porsche 718 RS60
Sepp Greger
109
Minichamps
430606509
Bolzano Mendola 1966 (Part of the Campionato Italiano Velocità Montagna)
Alfa Romeo TZ2
"Shangri-La"
230
Best
9089
Fléron 1967
1Alfa Romeo 33.2 (Fléron)
Teodoro Zeccoli
215
Fabbri
Gaisberg 1968 (Part of the European Hillclimb Championship)
1Porsche 909 Bergspyder
Gerhard Mitter
95
Provence Moulage
(by Norev)
PM0068
Mont Ventoux 1968 (Part of the European Hillclimb Championship)
2Porsche 909 Bergspyder
Rolf Stommelen
2
Provence Moulage
(by Norev)
PM0051
Montseny 1970
Porsche 908/2
'Tergal'
Juan Fernandez
81
Best
9073
Trento-Bondone 1971 (Part of the European Hillclimb Championship)
Alfa Romeo 33/3
"Riccardone"
148
M4
7100
Tour de Corse 1971 (Non-Championship)
TestFerrari 512 M
'Tergal'
142
Brumm
R550
Montseny 1972 (Part of the European Hillclimb Championship)
3Porsche 908/3
'Pirelli'
Juan Fernandez
77
Best
9095
European Hillclimb Championship 1973
Porsche 908/3
'Tergal'
Juan Fernandez
98
Best
9340