Eric Killorin

Sun Jul 28 2013 14:11:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On his recent visit to Bruce Canepa’s California dream shop, correspondent Rick Voegelin witnessed this scene: Bruce driving a Porsche 917/10 Turbo Can-Am Spyder racer through the neighborhood! Full story here

Out for a Saturday morning drive, vintage racer Bruce Canepa road tests a customer’s championship-winning Porsche 917/10 on the streets and highways near his shop in Scotts Valley, California in this video. You just don’t see many 1,000-horsepower, twin-turbocharged Can-Am Porsches on the street these days. Skip ahead to 5:23 to see Canepa break in a fresh pair of KKK turbos on Highway 17 as he does a fly-by on an unsuspecting U-Haul truck.

A few random thoughts on this video, which was taped during July’s Canepa Cars & Coffee: First, Bruce evidently has friends in high places at the California Highway Patrol—or a really good lawyer. Second, all traffic laws were strictly obeyed, and no minivans or SUVs were harmed in the making of this video. And finally, a Porsche 917/10 turns out to be a tractable commuter car for everyday driving, and way more interesting than most.

-Rick Voegelin