I owned a 1979 911 SC. While at my repair shop, I was making fun of a 928 on the lift claiming it was not a "real" Porsche. The owner proceeded to tell me to pick the road and he would kick my butt with the 928. He said unless I was a very talented driver he would win. He also told me that my 911 had 180hp and that if I found a Euro "S" it would have 300 hp.
Within a few months I was driving a 1980 Euro "S" and loving it. It was so much more comfortable and very easy to drive fast. It wasn't long before I entered an autocross and started my addiction to speed in a 928.
I competed in that car for a year and then bought a second 928 just for the track. After stripping out all the parts I didn't need, I put ads in 'Panorama' and got quite a good response. It seems that there were few choices when it came to finding 928 parts which I soon found out whenever I needed anything. Although my plan was not to get in the parts business, I thought that I could generate some extra cash for racing by selling parts. Soon I was getting more calls at work for parts than for my real job...
So began 928 International.
The foundation for 928 International was laid in 1986 when Mark Anderson successfully time trialed a European 1980 928S with the Porsche Owners Club. After becoming the 1988 KS time trial champion, Mark went on to prepare three more purpose built race cars, culminating in his current 6.4 liter street legal race car.
Realizing the performance potential of the 1989 GT, Mark purchased Lorenzo Lamas' near new car as the basis for his first race car. Needing only a drive train and suspension, Mark was left with many nearly new parts, which he successfully sold through "enthusiast" magazines. Recognizing an international need for quality used parts, Mark incorporated as 928 International and obtained a state authorized dismantler's license.
To date, over 250 928s have been acquired for parts, ranging from a 1994 GTS back to the 214th car built in 1978.
In a "reverse assembly process," a 928 is reduced to component parts in as little as three days. The parts are marked, tagged and stored inside the warehouse, which features over 11,000 square feet of storage space.
In addition to offering used parts, 928 International is a leader in the sale of rebuilt and remanufactured parts such as water pumps, steering racks, central driveshaft tubes, starters, alternators, and so on.
Since 928 International sells more new parts than used, we have an inventory of new parts with an original value exceeding one million U.S. dollars. Included are a number of rare and unusual parts (e.g. a Japanese catalytic converter for a 928) acquired as excess inventory from Porsche Cars North America, Porsche dealers, import part distributors and European manufacturers.
Power: 425 RWHPDRIVER INFO:
Top speed: TBD
Weight: 2675 lbs
Transmission: GTS 5 spd with internal oil cooler
Clutch: Double Disc
Wheels: 11" X 18" Kinessis x 4
Brakes: 14" Front Brake Rotors with F50 Calipers
Shocks: MOTON triple adjustable
Exhaust: Dual 3" with "X" Cross-Over and Magnaflow Mufflers
. . . Custom 42mm Front Sway Bar
. . . Custom 28mm Rear Sway Bar
. . . Custom Front and Rear Control Arms without rubber bushings
. . . Fuel Cell
Racing HarnessAdded systems:
Onboard Fire suppression system and hand extinguisher
928 International 6.4 Liter StrokerSponsors:
Dry Sump Oil System
Remote Oil Cooler
Club Sport Alternator
External Transmission Cooler
Age: 41, Family: Wife, Renee - Kids: Scott, Rachael
Other Interests: Snow boarding, water skiing, fishing
Main occupation: Owner: 928 International
1985 100 cc karts with IKF
1986 100cc stock heavy champion
1987 100cc KT100 champion
1987 Silver State classic 4th pl
1988 Silver State classic 4th pl (151mph average over 91 miles)
1989 Joined PCA and POC
1989 KS champion POC
1990 KS champion POC
1991 Willow Springs Driving School
1992 V1 champion POC
1993 V0 champion POC
1993 Tested a 1989 March Indy car at Firebird
1994 took year off to build new car
1995 8 PCA and POC club races
1996 Tribute to Lemans Enduro and 8 club races
1997 Tribute to Lemans Enduro and 8 club races
1997 Rolex 24 hours at Daytona
1998 Tribute to Lemans Enduro and 7 club races
1999 Tribute to Lemans Enduro and 9 club races
1999 Speedvision World Challenge at Laguna Seca- qualified 9th- finished 10th
2000 Tribute to Lemans and 7 club races
2000 Poc R2R champion
2000 Speedvision World Challenge Laguna Seca, Sears Point, San Diego, Las Vegas
2000 928 Owner's Clulb International Convention, Hallett Raceway
2001 Speedvision World Challenge Mosport, Lime Rock, Laguna Seca, Sears Point
2002 Speed World Challenge Mosport, Lime Rock, Mid Ohio, Road America, Laguna Seca
POC driving instructor 1993-2002
Las Vegas Speedway
Las Vegas Motor speedway
Los Angeles Street Race
San Diego Street race
Streets of Willow Springs
"Mark Anderson and his 928 is the most talked about guy in the Speed Challenge series this year."
- Brad Orr '78 euro 5 speed
First off I want to thank David Lloyd for organizing a more than capable pit crew (see below). Fortunately we didn't need to do very much as the car was near perfect. Other than some sway bar and shock adjustments we ran the car the way it left Mosport. I did manage to get the 1-2 shift at the start this time but a car got sideways in front of me and I lost 2 positions into turn 1. Over the next 6 laps we improved 4 positions but with 1 lap to go I got hit from the rear and spun off the track to finish in 14th place. The race at Mosport (from 5/17-19) will be on TV this Saturday 6/1 at 6:00 pm on Speed channel for those who have it. - Mark Anderson
David & Jane Chamberland
Greg & Barb Klanderman
Well I'm back from a great weekend in Ohio. From a racing perspective it was very challenging. I had never been to this track and it is very difficult. I expected to be slow at first but I had hoped to be able to pick up the pace by race day. Unfortunately we only get 40 minutes of practice before the race and it was just not enough for me to fall into the groove so I started 22 out of 25.
The good news is that I finished 16th and picked up my lap times by 1.5 seconds during the race. I had the pleasure of lots of great company. Jim Stoops was my crew chief all weekend and did a great job. Jay Wellwood was my flag presenter and we might even catch a glimpse of him on TV. We were also joined by Rick Carter, Doug Meredith, Michael Gerard, Josh Wellwood, Pete Martin, and some others but the names escape me (sorry). Everyone was more than willing to help but the car has been so trouble free that there was very little to do.
It's off to Road America on Thursday where I am expecting some better results. I've been there 3 times and it is a much better 928 track. I'll report on that next week,
- MarkHere's the Speed Channel commentary regarding Mark Anderson at the Mid-Ohio race:
Co-announcer: Meanwhile we go back on board our fifteenth place runner right now, Mark Anderson and that Porsche 928 GTS. Love the sound of that V8!
Derek Daly: ...and for all you 928 fans, and there are many around the country, this is your man! 928 International is his company. Mark drove a long way to bring this car here this weekend. Heís never been to mid-Ohio before. Didnít have a great practice session. Had lots of trouble. But he had lots of help also because believe it or not, 928 supporters drove from across the country to support him here this weekend. [Thanks to David Schmidt for the transcript]
Just got back from a great weekend at the track and once again I was joined by a terrific bunch of people. Jean Louis Picouet picked me up at the airport Thursday night and brought me back to his house for dinner and fireworks. Friday morning we went to the track with the rest of his family and was met there by Carl Fausett and his son Ty.
In the first morning warm up I was experiencing a mid corner and exit push which was similar to the problem I was having at Mid Ohio. We tried a few minor changes before the afternoon practice but saw little improvement. The next day was qualifying and we needed to find about 3 seconds. I was ready to take a chance and make some major changes. We changed the front sway bar, front camber, and front toe. We also changed the front brake pads as I did not think they would make it through the whole race. The plan was to bed in the new pads in the first 2 laps and use the rest of the 20 minute qualifier to find a good lap. Unfortunately the fastest car in yesterday's warm up went off in the kink and spread out body parts everywhere so we only got 4 laps in.
We were making some progress with the handling but I was still not happy as I was giving up too much time in the fastest sections of the track. We decided to change the rear camber, rear sway bar adjustment and rear shock setting before the race. During the race we were able to improve our lap times by almost 2 seconds and the front runners were slower (because of different track conditions) by about 1 second so the changes we made were working well. We finished 13th place but only by a small stroke of luck. The low fuel light came on with 2 laps to go and by the end of the next lap the engine was cutting out on the corner exits. We crossed the finish line while coasting and never lost a position because of the lead we had built up over the cars behind us.
I'd also like to thank the following people who lent their support:
Jaime Howton (thank for posting the pics)
Tim Murphy (what a great super charged ride)
Sorry if I forgot any others,
- Mark Anderson #92
Let me start by saying that the famous "Al Holbert Land Speed record holder" has even more history. Mark Kibort will probably give more details but Derek Bell signed his car twice. Once with his car and the second with a pen. I must say that Derek Bell is truly a gentleman. He always takes time to say hello and ask how things are going.
Both Kibort and I had a great weekend. It was great to see all the 928 owners come out and lend their support. It does look like this may be the last showing of a 928 racing in a professional sports car race so you may want to catch it when it airs on TV.
My weekend was a little frustrating. I had been at this track just 3 weeks prior at a Porsche club race. I spent 2 days working on my set up and was quite happy with the results winning my races both Saturday and Sunday. 3 weeks go by and I made no changes to the car but I can't get back to my lap times from 3 weeks ago. I'm guessing it was the hotter weather.
I qualified 18th out of 25 and was up to 16th at the end of the first lap. On lap 2 I spun coming out of turn 3 and lost 6 positions. Luckily I was able to get back on the track quickly and worked my way back up to 15th behind Boris Said but I could never get close enough to try to pass. The best part was I had a blast. Just driving behind Boris Said for 10 laps was an education and lapping a Z06 Corvette wasn't bad either.
- Mark Anderson #92
Progress - March 2003
Mark's first race of the 2003 season will be April 26th.
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Mon, 28 Jul 2003
Just got back from a fantastic weekend at Sears Point (now Infineon). As some of you may know I recently rebuilt my car from the ground up over the winter and I also fitted the new 928 Development carbon intake system. I had been working on the car for weeks and we had dynoed the intake but never had a chance to actually test it so I was very excited.
Tue, 2 Sep 2003
Well, as you may have read we all had a great weekend [at Road America]. The most amazing thing continues to be the people. Any time anyone needed help there was a team of volunteers to do what ever was needed. When Don Hanson's engine quit, John V. and Jean Louis jumped in to diagnose and install a new cam belt. When Joe Fan needed pads John V. was back to work. My biggest problem during the weekend was loosing an alternator belt and I had several wanting to do what ever they could. It was great to see such support.
New Carbon Fiber Intake System
by Phil Threshie - 928 Developments