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PostSubject: King of Mulholland   Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:49 am

Gather round children for this is a tale of an American touge racer who raced in the mid 1970s...

Once upon a time in 1976, Chris Banning decided to be the fastest man on Mulholland Dr., the King of the Hill. To achieve this he built himself a very special car, a chopped-top, acid-dipped, stitch-welded, fully-caged 1973 Porsche Carrera RSR complete with lexan windows, genuine IROC wheels (9 X 15 in front and 11 x 15 in the rear), huge Goodyear Blue Dots, cross-drilled Carrera 6 brakes with four piston alloy calipers and adjustable Konis. Chris even went so far as to gusset the 911's control arms for strength.



Under the hood was a 2.8-liter normally aspirated flat-six with Carrera 6 camshafts and mechanical fuel injection. Chris says it made 300 hp at 7,500 rpm back in the day, which was not only serious power in 1976, but it's really serious power in a car weighing less than 2,500 lbs.



By 1978 Chris was the undisputed King of the Hill and his Porsche was a legend.

The rest as they say is history. Chris and his Porsche became the basis for an article by Dave Barry in New West Magazine back in 1978 called Thunder Road. Then that article became the basis for a movie released in 1981 called King of the Mountian. Yes, that's why Harry Hamlin drives a silver Porsche in that film. He has even written a book called The Mulholland Experience.



"I'll take on anybody in anything on Mulholland with this car"



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PostSubject: Re: King of Mulholland   Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:20 am

God that's a cool Porsche. It must not have been a very popular road for him to race on so frequently. I hadn't heard of this, it's a nice story. I wonder if the guy ever raced Bunta, hehe

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PostSubject: Re: King of Mulholland   Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:28 pm

Here's a clip of the movie that was made about the Mulholland street racing scene.

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PostSubject: Re: King of Mulholland   Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:40 pm

If only the Porsches in Forza were actually decent on the Touge. Nice thread! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: King of Mulholland   Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:07 pm

Konasumi wrote:
If only the Porsches in Forza were actually decent on the Touge. Nice thread! Very Happy

Well the Porsche 930 Turbo is good in A class. But chances are it will get banned because it's not jdm.

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PostSubject: Re: King of Mulholland   Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:23 pm

There was another thread on here where people criticized the lack of non jdm cars, also, there are a lot of japanese porsches.

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