RSS

Monthly Archives: January 2010

Porsche Legacy Vic Elford at the 2010 Rolex 24 Hour Daytona

Britain’s Vic Elford, one of the most versatile drivers in racing history and winner of the 1968 Rolex 24 At Daytona
Born in London, Vic Elford was one of the fastest drivers of the Sixties and Seventies... and a Porsche hero…Nicknamed “Quick Vic” by his peers, legendary driver Vic Elford is arguably the most versatile all round driver of all time. 

The 48th running of the 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona marks the 42nd anniversary
of Vic Elford’s victory in the Porsche 907, Porsche’s first 24 hour
endurance win in 1968. To celebrate the occasion, David Donohue pilots a 2010
Porsche GT3 around the Daytona road course while Vic Elford, the Grand
Marshal for this year’s race, tells the story of his victory for
Porsche.           

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Tags:

Imagine cruising up the Pacific Coast Highway to your favorite tunes in a Porsche 356 Speedster – from San Diego to San Francisco

And you’ll have the perfect tool for carving up the Pacific Coast highway.

……enjoy the video

1957 Porsche Speedster – 2004 Beck
(Photo by VintageExcellence.com)

If you can hang around on the Pacific Coast Highway or Mullohand Drive and watch the traffic go by, you would see one of almost everything in a given hour’s time, from Porsches, Lamborghini’s, Cobras, Speedsters, ’32 high-boy roadsters, to MGA’s, TC’s, E-Types, and Woodie wagons. Porsche 356 Speedster? They are everywhere!

Vintage Porsche 356 and California Vintage Woodie
Photo taken between Pt. Mugu and the Malibu “Tourist” sign
Brian O’Kelly, Paso Robles, California, USA
(Photo: 356 Registry.com) 

When was the last time you saw a Porsche 356 on the road?

There’s no mistaking, vintage 356 Porsche cars are a special breed of automobiles that have played an important role of shaping automobile design. Car manufacturers of today are constantly struggling to create the same kind of excitement that car designers of the past were able to accomplish so naturally without the use of modern technologies. With each passing year, their history, design features, racing pedigree, and even their idiosyncrasies becomeincreasingly appreciated.

The 911 was the outgrowth of the Porsche 356 Speedster cabriolet, particularly the 1963 SC version.  One of the purest and most basic and most beautiful of all
auto designs, the Speedster was designed primarily as a California sports car to take advantage of the money of wealthy Hollywood stars and producers and the more convertible-friendly climate.

The 356 Speedster’s famous race car sister, the 550 Spyder, was the Porsche in which James Dean was killed on September 30, 1955, forever immortalizing that particular model, too.

This appreciation is especially true for those who experience these cars . If you are a owner or know someone that is a 356 car hobby bug, these newly born enthusiasts begin buying books, magazines, regalia, cars and parts, and anything else they can get their hands on to fulfill their yearning for 356 Speedster car fun. If these cars are tucked away in a dark corner of a garage, this scenario would never happen.

So if you are a owner of a 356 Speedster, grab your gloves and goggles, it is time to have some fun! See you on the road…….Pacific Coast Highway 1!!

Pacific Coast Highway in a 356 Speedster – from San Diego to San Francisco

 
2 Comments

Posted by on January 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Tags:

Our Porsche Heritage – On Sunday, 31st of January 2010, the Porsche Museum is celebrating its first anniversary.

 
Porsche Museum, Porscheplatz 1, Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany
Video by: Porsche

We never forget where we come from. Every Porsche is true to the
principles Dr. Ferry Porsche defined with our very first car, the
Porsche 356 Nr. 1.
If you want to discover our heritage by yourself, visit the Porsche Museum. For more information:
http://www.porsche.com/international/aboutporsche/porschemuseum/


One Year Porsche Museum 


On
Sunday, 31st of January 2010, the Porsche Museum is celebrating its
first anniversary. For further information: http://www.porsche.com/international/aboutporsche/porschemuseum/theexhibition/oneyearporschemuseum/

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Tags:

 
%d bloggers like this: