Porsche showed up in force at the Nürburgring with a trio of six-cylinder 910s and a trio of eight-cylinder 910s to challenge for overall victory. Ferrari drivers had finished first in four consecutive years at the ADAC 1000 kms before Phil Hill and Jo Bonnier broke the Italian streak with the Chaparral 2D in 1966. Porsche was determined to make 1967 their year for victory at The Ring! Jochen Neerpasch and Vic Elford were the fastest pair in a 2.0-liter Porsche 910, qualifying their white racer sixth on the grid behind the three eight-cylinder 910s, a Lola T70 and the thundering Chaparral 2F. When the race got underway, Neerpasch fell into formation behind the three larger-engined 910s with Hawkins right behind. These first five Porsches left the two fastest qualifiers in their dust! Under clear skies, the big V8-powered cars eventually regained the lead but the lightweight Porsches ran like clockwork at a relentless pace that would eventually break the heavier machinery. Briton Vic Elford and his German co-driver held the class lead for most of the race, scant seconds ahead of the Schütz/Buzzetta and Hawkins/Koch 910s. #18 was poised to take overall victory when the engine developed a misfire, resulting in reduced power, a slower pace, and ultimately a third place finish behind the #17 and #19 910s.