Monthly Archives: February 2012
Julia Görges, Porsche Team Deutschland
Impressive performance by Porsche Team Germany player in the final
Julia Görges just misses out on causing a sensation in Dubai
Stuttgart. Just inches away: Julia Görges lost the final of the two million dollar
tournament in Dubai after an impressive performance 7-5, 6-4 against the
Pole Agnieszka Radwanska.
For the 23-year-old member of the Porsche Team Germany, who made her
debut at the Premier Event tournament in the Gulf state, it was nevertheless
the biggest success of her career.
She pocketed 446,778 dollars prize money and moved up the WTA rankings
to No. 16 – her career highest position.
One of those matches was the semifinal against the former world
No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, whom she had defeated in the final of the
2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.
Agnieszka Radwanska, the new world No. 5, had earlier in January comprehensively
beaten her 6-1, 6-1 in the last 16 of the Australian Open. In Dubai, the German and
the Pole were evenly matched.
Though she immediately lost her serve, she fought back to level at 4-4. In the
decisive stage she however made a few unforced errors that Agnieszka Radwanska
took advantage of to win the set.
In the second, Julia Görges quickly went 4-1 down. Though she clawed her way
back to 4-3, the Pole, who had knocked out Sabine Lisicki – another
Porsche Team Germany player – in the quarterfinals, converted her second match
point after 1 hour 44 minutes.
Julia Görges and Agnieszka Radwanska will also be in the line-up for the 2012 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
All the top 10 players, including for the first time the superstar Maria Sharapova, have
signed up for the 35th edition of the long standing tournament in
Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena from 19 to 29 April.
SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database
Communication Porsche AG
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
- Porsche Team Germany – Fed Cup, 1st Round in the Porsche Arena, Stuttgart (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
- Porsche Team Germany quietly hopeful going into the Fed Cup opener against the Czech Republic (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
- Porsche Team Germany thrills with classy tennis and fighting spirit (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
- Fed Cup Tennis Team to become “Porsche Team Germany” (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
- Porsche Team Germany player Angelique Kerber WINS the Paris tournament (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
- Radwanska defeats Goerges, wins Dubai title (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
THINK YOU CAN DESIGN SOMETHING AMAZING INSPIRED BY THE PORSCHE 911?
IF SO, YOU MIGHT WIN A 911 FOR A YEAR, OR $20,000.
Design competitions are a dime a dozen, so it’s hard to create something that stands out and piques the creative interest of talented designers.
But Co.Design thinks they’ve done just that. Today, with great enthusiasm, they’re announcing the Porsche Next Design Challenge.
The winner stands to get a very nice prize indeed: A one-year lease on a brand-new Porsche 911, or a cash-equivalent of $20,000.
The challenge for you: Design an object smaller than a living room and bigger than a purse, which references three design elements taken from Porsche 911s of the past or present. (But not a car!)
Your work will be judged by two design luminaries: Dror Benshetrit, who has created products for everyone from Cappellini to Target, and Jens Martin Skibsted, founder of Biomega and the designer behind Puma’s superb line of city bikes. (The third judge will be yours truly.)
Far from being a purely speculative contest,Co.Design be giving finalists and outstanding entries a spotlight on their site–highlighting the process and ingenuity, and hopefully giving more visibility. You’ll see these posts roll-out throughout the spring, in the run-up to the deadline.
Are you entering the Next Design Challenge? Here’s something to get your creative juices flowing: A look at great Porsche 911’s of the past and present.To get your process started, they created a slideshow of famous Porsche designs. And if you want to find out more about the contest, you can click here.
The deadline for entries is April 6, 2012. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Good luck!
There are thousands of design details that go into creating a Porsche. Each builds upon the rest, creating the car’s essence. Could you take one element of the iconic design to create a brand new thing that embodies what Porsche is, but in an entirely new outlet?
NEXT DESIGN KEY CONTEST DATES
April 6, 2012
April 13, 2012
Top 25 Designs Revealed
April 23, 2012
Top 7 Designs Revealed
May 14, 2012
Top 7 Updated Designs Posted and User’s Choice Voting Begins
May 21, 2012
Grand Prize Winner and User’s Choice Winner Revealed
Co. Design is looking for designs inspired by Porsche’s signature car.
Enter by April 6th, and you could win a one year lease
on your own Porsche 911 or cash equivalent worth $20,000.
Dennis Trebing ( ), Klaus Bachler (A), (DK), Mario Farnbacher (D),
Tom Blomqvist (GB), Ramon Pineiro (E)
Porsche Junior Program – Six finalists shine at young driver selection
Stuttgart. The selection process to find Porsche juniors for the 2012 season
is now on the finish straight. At track tests in Vallelunga (Italy) six finalists aged
from 18 to 21 years excelled with outstanding lap times and showed impressive
progress over the two days.
Mario Farnbacher (D), Klaus Bachler (A),Dennis Trebing (USA), Ramon Pineiro(E) Tom Blomqvist (GB), Michael Christensen (DK)
Klaus Bachler (20, A), Tom Blomqvist (18, GB), Michael Christensen (21, DK),
Mario Farnbacher (19, D), Ramon Pineiro (21, E) and Dennis Trebing (20, USA)
had earlier come out on top at a rigorous selection process against other
talented youngsters from around the globe.
Currently, Porsche Motorsport is evaluating the data from all the test laps and
will then compare these with the comprehensive sports medicine results.
The chosen drivers will receive support as Porsche juniors in the
Carrera Cup Deutschland. Porsche provides most of the season’s budget.
The junior pilots choose their own teams for whom they want to compete.
A junior coach looks after the training of the Porsche juniors and is on hand
in a mentoring capacity.
Professional race driver Sascha Maassen (42) takes on this role. The German was
a Porsche works driver from 2000 to 2009, and this season contests
the American Le Mans Series in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
Maassen has a great deal of experience as a talent scout, coach and driving instructor.
At the wheel of sports prototypes and GT race vehicles from Weissach,
Maassen won the American Le Mans Series three times and celebrated
class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Sebring 12 hour race.
Aside from financial support, the drivers receive assistance similar to the
internationally successful Porsche factory pilots.
Fitness tests with constantly adapted training plans as well as media coaching
and sponsor obligations are also part of the programme. Initially, the programme
runs for four years.
Porsche has intensively supported talented youngsters in motorsport since 1997.
Today’s Porsche factory pilots Timo Bernhard, Marc Lieb and Patrick Long were
trained as Porsche juniors.
Recently in 2011, Marco Holzer made the leap from Porsche junior to works driver.
Other big-league names in motorsport to emerge from this scholarship programme
are Dirk Müller, Lucas Luhr and Mike Rockenfeller.
SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database
Communication Porsche AG
Porsche Drives Into Construction Site
Down by the Marina Green and the Marina Yacht Harbor in San Francisco, an inattentive Porsche driver has driven his fine German automobile into some roadwork along Marina Boulevard.
According to eyewitness reports on twitter, it took half a dozen city workers to dig out the vehicle, while the guy just sat in his car and assumed everyone else would do the work for him.
On Thursday, the driver of the Porsche 911 decided he’d take a shortcut around some construction cones and drove straight into wet concrete near Marina Green on Marina Blvd. in San Francisco.
“It was coned off,” according to Bobswire, a user of the Paceline bike forums. “He was just trying to sneak in from a side street. [The] concrete looked solid.”
Bobswire reports that the hapless driver remained stuck in his car. “He didn’t want to open the door and have concrete get in; the whole undercarriage and brakes will need to [be] cleaned or replaced.”
Whether the uncured pavement was concrete, asphalt concrete, or just plain cement is up for debate.
What’s unquestionable, that this is far the best Lightning McQueen impression you ever seen since Cars ?
The unidentified male driver was navigating San Francisco’s hilly roads last week when he reportedly swerved to get ahead of stopped traffic.
Instead, his own sports car came to a complete stop when he drove it right into a patch of wet cement.
Unfortunately for the driver, not only was he stuck, but he was also caught on tape by Jim Gorzelany, an automotive writer for Forbes who just happened to be driving by and posted the incident on the magazine’s website.
Gorzelany reports the man stayed in his six-figure sports car as construction workers scurried to shovel the cement out from underneath the car’s wheels before the cement set even more.
The car was eventually removed, according to Gorzelany, but it was already too late. He says the likely damage will likely require replacing the car’s undercarriage.
Jim Gorzelany, an automotive writer for Forbes
Bobswire – a user of the Paceline bike forums
Why A Porsche And Wet Cement Don’t Mix (forbes.com)
The Dangers Of Impatient Driving (nytrafficticket.com)
Photo: Porsche Drives Into Construction Site (sfist.com)
Latest Video: Porsche Drives Into Wet Cement (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
How To Drive Your Porsche Out Of Wet Cement [Video] (jalopnik.com)
Impatient Rich Guy Destroys $90,000 Porsche 911 in 10 Seconds Flat (celebritynetworth.com)
WOULD you be hyped if these PORSCHE Air Jordan VI were an official Air Jordan release?
Porsche’s official “Guards Red” and “Silver Metallic”, complete with that auto body like shine using a waxed gloss finish….
Over the 26 years of Air Jordans a main point of inspiration for their designers has been found in the automotive and airline industries.
One of the first was the Air Jordan VI made by the brands most well known designer, Tinker Hatfield. Releasing in 1991 Hatfield’s VI design was created based on the look of the Porsche 911, one of Michael Jordan’s cars at that time.
The most telling piece of the shoe became the pronounced, black and red plastic heel tab on the VI that was created in the essence of the 911′s over sized spoiler. Chris Hui of C2 Customs‘ goal on this pair of Air Jordan VIs was to further develop the original inspiration and transform the shoe to embody the look of a Porsche as close as possible.
C2 started out using a youth sized white/varsity red/black Air Jordan VI retro as his base shoe, seen below to understand the amount of changes made.
After prepping the shoes properly, change number one was painting all white parts Porsche’s official “Guards Red”, complete with that auto body like shine using a waxed gloss finish.
Second the white neoprene tongues were dyed tan to match the rich tan leather interiors.
A third subtle detail included painting of the Air Max cavity walls a bright maize to represent the signature Brembo brakes and calipers of the 911s.
To add more of that official Porsche look, the placement of emblems on the toe and heels a la hood and trunk was painted with gold and black. The front being a small C and 2, while the back mimics the Porsche coat of arms using the stitched Jumpman logo as its centerpiece. Now that is where many customizers would stop and call it done.
The details are what C2 is all about though, as his toughest task was drilling four holes and filling them with hand cut metal to create the look of the Porsche 911′s quad exhaust. Luckily C2 is patient enough to not have mis-drilled the holes considering he probably did that step first and could have easily ruined this pair of Jordans and the entire project.
There is no way to imagine how hyped these Porsche Air Jordan VI would be if they were an official Air Jordan release. Thanks to C2 for the first look here on PaintOrThread.com.
Checkout more work by Chris and contact him for your own detailed C2 custom sneaker via his website: C2Customs.com
Porsche inspired Air Jordan 6 custom insane custom using the Silver Porsche as inspiration.
This Air Jordan 6 custom features the Porsche emblem on the heel surrounding the Jumpman, dual muffler, agate metallic silver upper, with the original Red strip on the pull tab and Jumpman on the Sole. Surely these are one of the craziest customs we’ve ever seen and probably one of the best.
What do you think about the Air Jordan 6 “Porsche 911″ Metallic Silver Custom shoes?
Coincidentally, Porsche announced and unveiled a new 911 on the same morning this design went public. There was more action on Twitter about these kicks than there was about the announcement of the actual car. #imjustsaying
- Air Jordan 6 “Porsche 911″ Metallic Silver Custom, SICK! (solefreshsoleclean.me)
- Air Jordan 6 “Porsche 911″ Custom – Detailed Look (solefreshsoleclean.me)
PORSCHE – Global Motorsports Group (GMG) has established a development relationship with Shell Racing Solutions
GMG will also use Shell Racing fuels for the company’s racing program whenever a specific fuel is not required by a sanctioning body.
“Shell is our recommended fuel for maximum performance applications as it pertains to performance-tuned road cars such as Porsche and Audi plus for testing all our World Challenge line of street cars,” stated James Sofronas, president and co-founder of GMG. continue reading >>> here
Global Motorsports Group (GMG) has established a relationship with Shell Racing Solutions to be a Shell Unleaded Racing Technology (URT) Fuel supplier to racers and track customers in Southern California.
Shell’s new URT unleaded race fuel will also be the exclusive fuel used by GMG Racing for testing purposes on the company’s in-house dynamometer test cell. GMG will also use Shell Racing fuels for the company’s racing program whenever a specific fuel is not required by a sanctioning body.
“Shell is our recommended fuel for maximum performance applications as it pertains to performance-tuned road cars such as Porsche and Audi plus for testing all our World Challenge line of street cars,” stated James Sofronas, president and co-founder of GMG.
“Our hands-on experience in the field from race to road cars will show the technology being used and proven in all environments,” added Fabryce Kutyba, vice president and co-founder of GMG.
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