I remember Brian Redman, Jo Siffert, Vic Elford, Hans Herrmann, Derek Bell, Mark Donohue, Chris Amon.
I also remember Vasek Polak Porsche entering and competing in European races long before I ever visited the US or California.
Beside the stolen and recovered Vasek Polak 917 crate engines, at least 2 complete 917 are rumored to be stored in L.A. by a member of the family.
I recall the unconventional racing line of the 917 CanAm, getting the car to line up straight out of the corner for the turbo to kick in full blast.
There were 2 street legal 917 in the whole of Europe.
One owned by Count Rossi of Martini & Rossi in France. It had Alabama plates, with the understanding the car to never show up in the US.
The other belonged to a German enthusiast.
The German street legal 917
Haha, a hair dryer was placed to defrost the windshield.
Remarkable Cars: The Street-Legal Porsche 917
I have seen some odd cars race at the old Nuerburgring (overlooking Bruennchen) when I was a kid in short pants.
The Chapparal race car with movable wing, and Ken Tyrrel'sl 6 wheel Formula 1 cars