1964 Porsche 911 Outlaw – All is not as it seems.

We meet Tony Sottile’s uncle Jay, who drops a bombshell right at the Bandit’s feet. Find out what we’re on about below. 

All is not as it seems.

I know we’ve all heard this phrase from time to time, but in this case, I’d like the words to really sink in. In an increasingly appearance driven world, we are quick to judge and then dismiss something we don’t think looks good, or doesn’t align with our views. The same is true of cars. Body kits, wheels, engine swaps, interiors, decals, paint jobs and even the model of car come under scrutiny from our peers, with friends and foes alike quick to offer their opinion.

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The Porsche 911 Targa – A body style for the ages.

The Targa body style has featured prominently in the 911’s lineup over the last few decades and we got to experience one in Milwaukee recently. 

As far as sportscars go, there are usually two body styles: coupes and convertibles/cabriolets. In the hope of keeping things simple, I’m choosing to momentarily ignore the numerous other styles like Gran Coupe and Shooting Brake, which come in two or four door variants. See, that got complicated real fast.
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The Accumoto Open House – Where Porsches are built to be driven.

We visited Accumoto during their Open House recently and came away mighty impressed. 

By and large, the car scene in Wisconsin can be divided into two categories. The first is the younger crowd, who modify their cars, hang out with their friends from the scene at least once a week and attend shows like WCEC’s season opener. The other half consists mostly of a number of middle-aged and older enthusiasts -usually well heeled – who are more discreet about their activities.

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1965 Porsche 911 2.0 – The Real McCoy.

A quick morning drive in a 1965 911 gives us some insight into why the 911 is such a success.

The Porsche 911 needs no introduction whatsoever. Starting life as a series of sketches on Butzi Porsche’s drawing board in 1959, the little German sportscar has undergone numerous changes in size, shape and engine displacement along with a host of variants that trace their roots back to the original 911s that were internally named ‘901’. The car has been very successful on track too, which is why a mid-engined 911 racecar recently took 2nd position at the 24 Hours of Daytona, during its debut! So why the history lesson?

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An evening with two RSs – A worthy introduction to the Rennsport philosophy.

We get a lesson in the ways of the holy grail of 911s, the RS models. 

RS. These two letters, which stand for Rennsport, have come to symbolise cars that have been endowed with the best equipment that the Porsche motorsport division can come up with. The fact that these two letters are usually found on 911s only makes things better, since the iconic rear engined flat six sportscar is already so good.
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1965 Porsche 911 – A new lease of life.

A quick stop to see an early Porsche 911 about to go in for a year-long surgery and eventually appear younger than ever. 

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Automobile restoration has become an increasingly scrutinised art in the past decade or so. As classic car values rise, restorers are under increasing pressure to get the paint colour, the engine parts and the interior and exterior trim exactly right. The quality of the restoration directly determines the car’s value the next time it changes hands. These days, restorations lasting months and even years are not unheard of.  Continue reading “1965 Porsche 911 – A new lease of life.”

Singer Vehicle Design – A lesson in small details.

Little more than a year ago, I got to see a Singer 911 firsthand. My experience that day was etched into memory and today, I’d like to share it with you. 

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I first heard about Singer Vehicle Design about two years ago. Passing my time on YouTube, I came across a video with Chris Harris very predictably taking a white Singer 911 sideways around a track. Harris proclaimed it to be ‘sensational’ and ‘in many ways the perfect car.’ Naturally, my interest was piqued.

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Aircooled Heaven. The Porsche 911 2.7 RS.

A few weeks back, I had my first experience in an aircooled Porsche, a Carrera RS no less. Here are my thoughts. 

1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS.
1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS.

It’s 5 a.m. and I’m rubbing my eyes as the rising sun turns the sky into beautiful shades of blue and gold. I’m standing in a residential community in Dubai, waiting for a car. I haven’t gotten much sleep the previous night, so to say I’m excited is an understatement.

A few minutes later, a white Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS materialises before me, shattering the silence with its aircooled loping idle. The red font on the doors, the ducktail and the foglights all say the same thing; this car is anything but ordinary.

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