The Kremer Brothers, Erwin and Manfred, have been in the racecar preparation and construction business for nearly 40 years. Their names are virtually synonymous with Porsche racing machines, and they have won races and championships in GT, sports, prototype, IMSA, Group C, Porsche Cup and many other series over that period. In recent years they have been participants in the Le Mans Series and the Sports Racing World Cup, being winners of the last World Cup race at Kyalami in 2000. The team is perhaps the best known privateer team at Le Mans where they have had both overall and class victories. The list of Kremer drivers is a Who’s Who of racing and includes, to name a few of the more than 350, the Andrettis, Derek Bell, Stefan Bellof, Thierry Boutsen, John Fitzpatrick, Gregr Foitek, Peter Gregg, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Stefan Johansson, Alan Jones, Ralf and Helmut Kelleners, J.J. Lehto, Keke Rosberg, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Bernd Schneider, Vern Schuppan, Rolf Stommeln, Hans Stuck, Marc Surer, Bruno Giacomelli, Danny Ongais, Henri Pescarolo, Didier Pironi, Desire Wilson, Derek Warwick and Bob Wollek.
Ed McDonough recently caught up with Erwin Kremer at a test session at Spa Franchorchamps with Ralf Kelleners and two Kremer Porsches. He took time out to recap his long and colorful career, sitting in a Spa garage as his driver set quicker and quicker times out on the circuit.