SAN DIEGO, California – An interview in a 1971 Playboy magazine issue that featured Oscar winning and Western-loving actor John Wayne has surfaced where many inflammatory comments came to light, the biggest being his opinion on the beloved Porsche 917K. In the interview Wayne said, “Look, yes, the Porsche 917 won Le Mans. They also have very little competition. Ferrari is on a downward spiral and their focus is on F1. Big whooparoo buckaroo,” Wayne added, “Plus, gulf liveries suck and Martini and Rossi is trash champagne. Give me a Bud or Marlboro car, then we’ll talk.”
Many from the “Le Mans 1970 – 1983 Purists” Facebook group are calling for Wayne’s name to be removed from the Orange County Airport.