George Drolsom

Jacksonville FL

Starting in 1956, George was one of the first people to race the then-new Ford Thunderbird in Club racing, going against the Corvettes in the B Production class … he won the GTU class at the 1965 Bridgehampton USRRC race during his long tenure in USRRC and Can-Am events … it was IMSA’s Camel GT series where George and his Porsche 911s were truly prominent with 93 race starts, competing 13 times in the 1966-83 Rolex 24 At Daytona, and many times in the 12 Hours of Sebring … in 1967 he had class wins in both the Sebring and Nassau events, and won the 1975 Porsche Cup for under 2.5 liter cars .. he is also one of the founders of the Amelia Island Classic car show … he grew up on a farm near Sandwich, Ill., and developed a knack for being able to repair all things mechanical … while in college, given a choice of washing dishes in a sorority house or becoming a part-time employe of a Porsche dealership, he picked the latter …He later became a Porsche salesman to dealers over a 12-state area, then moved to Florida to cover the Southeast U.S. for Porsche and later became the first non-German employed by the Porsche factory.

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