The International GT Open was well represented last weekend in the popular Regent Street Motor Show, which every year celebrates the evolution of motoring through an exhibition in the iconic avenue in Central London of many cars of all types and age that attracts half a million visitors.
Among the various racing cars exhibited this year, in the 200th anniversary of Regent Street, Londoners, tourist and shoppers could also admire a Porsche 911 RSR that competed in the GT Open, still sporting the series’ markings such as number plates and windscreen sticker.
GT Open fans, of course, remember the Manthey Racing Porsche not only because of its colorfoul livery. In 2012, in the hands of Nick Tandy and Marco Holzer, then two very promising young guns, it took five wins and shortly missed (by 3 points) the title in the last round. The season-long duel with the eventual Champions, Gimmi Bruni and Federico Leo (AF Corse Ferrari) is still remembered as one of the most exciting chapters in GT Open history.