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VIDEO: Porsche 924 on Snow (5°Snowfall) and Winter Maintenance

Porsche 924 Photo By Maxime Jouet / El-Astic

Porsche 924 Photo By Maxime Jouet / El-Astic

Porsche 924

Patrick Riva’s daily driver engaged on the Swiss slippery roads (some years ago)

Check out the videos below.

The photo montage extrapolating frames from the video that a friend had made for him.

PATRICK RIVA'S daily driver engaged on the Swiss slippery roads (some years ago) .. I did the photo montage extrapolating frames from a movie that a friend of mine has made.

 

 Make sure your Porsche 924 is ready for wintertime. 

This makes me think that everybody’s ride needs a little checkup once in a while.

Even Santa’s Sleigh needs a little tightening before it takes off in the cold, snow, and ice.

Make sure you don’t get stuck in the snow waiting for a reindeer or a tow truck to help you.

Get your car checked before the icy grip of winter settles in.

A little word of caution. The winter months are hard on your car. Everything from the extreme cold to the dirt and corrosive materials brought in by snow can do lots of damage. Getting your car a winter maintenance check before the cold weather sets in can go a long way in preventing problems from popping up.

If you don’t have a fully functional spark plug with working spark plug wires and a clear well maintained fuel delivery system your engine could have some trouble starting and warming up in the cold. The cold can also cause parts of your engine to crack going from the extreme cold to heat if they’re not treated properly.

Of course it goes without saying that your tires and your brakes should be in top working condition for those icy roads too. Check your anti-freeze to make sure the mixture is right and that your engine doesn’t seize up in the cold and make sure your tires are safe and sound.

Bad tires can very quickly turn your car into a sled when you are going down an icy hill.

Driving down an icy road in subzero temperatures isn’t the time to think about what your car needs to survive the winter. A Winter maintenance check is designed to make sure your car is ready to withstand the icy roads and harsh temperatures.Be sure you are getting someone who is going to take care of your car and treat it like the valuable high performance machine that it is.

Happy Holidays! And safe driving….

 
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1955 Winter Vintage Porsche Motor Skiing (With a Twist) the World’s Most Dangerous Sport

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The roots of ‘skijoring’ or motor skiing can be traced back to Bavaria, circa 1955, when a group of Germanic lunatics decided it would be a good idea to use motorbikes, VW Beetles and Porsches to tow themselves around for fun.

Filmed in Bavaria, Germany. The skiers are towed behind cars travelling at great speed.

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The concept is simple enough: put a rope on a car or motorcycle, presumably equipped with studded snow tires, then have the driver navigate a race course at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

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Probably not considered the most dangerous sport by today’s standards!

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Evidently safety was not as big of a concern back then either. The speeds and proximities to other skiers in this clip are unlike anyone would have attempted.

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See the Teutonic madness, featuring Porsche 356s and even a Porsche 550 Spyder, a short but sensationalized video below.

You can spot the Porsche 550 Spyders in the video, and what appears to be Otto Mathe’s famous 4 cam-powered single seat racer, which you can see in person visiting the Prototype Museum in Hamburg.

Probably the Gmund 040, then used by Otto Mathe to tow his ice racer

Source: The British Pathé Film Archive

All 90,000 British Pathe reels can be viewed and enjoyed on:http://www.britishpathe.com

World’s Most Dangerous Sport (1955). Filmed in Bavaria, Germany. Skiers are towed by cars and motorcycles travelling at great speed. Probably not considered the most dangerous sport by today’s standards!

 

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