Vern Schuppan

Adelaide Australia

Vern drove in many categories, but arguably most of his success was as a sports car driver and was heavily associated with Porsche. He was the 1983 Japanese Sports-Prototype Champion, and followed his 1976 5th place finish and 1977 1982 2nd place finishes in the 24 hours of Le Mans by winning in 1983 driving a Porsche 956 with Al Holbert and Hurley Haywood. With Japanese backing, he also produced a road going evolution of the Porsche 962 called the Schuppan 962CR. He won the 1974 and 1976 Macau Grand Prix races… participated in 13 Formula One World Championship races, mostly for Ensign and Surtees….competed in three Indianapolis 500 races (1976, 1979, 1981), with a best result of third in 1981 driving a McLaren-Ford. Also won the Rothmans International Formula 5000 Series Championship.

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