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Communication Porsche AG
Stuttgart. The time has come: On June 14th, 2014, Porsche will return to the starting line by entering the most prestigious Le Mans discipline after an absence of 16 years – the LMP1 Prototype class.
With 16 overall victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, no other car manufacturer has ever been so successful. In honour of Porsche returning to the world’s most famous endurance race, Porsche Driver’s Selection is introducing the historic Factory Team Collection and the Racing Collection.
The Factory Team Collection consists of three replica jackets as worn by the Porsche factory team between 1968 and 1970. The green factory driver jacket, the red factory mechanic jacket and the wine-red factory team jacket recreate the originals down to the last detail. At the time, the original jackets were only produced in very small quantities and were passed down from driver to driver, making them even more sought-after. In order to create the replicas, the original jackets were borrowed from former drivers and crew members and lovingly recreated over a development period of two years. This year’s Le Mans race will be the first time these one-of-a-kind replicas will go on sale.
The three jackets contain a pass holder in the right-hand breast pocket. This pass holder is attached via an elasticated string and was used by the crew to gain access to the paddock or pits.
The retro look is completed by a genuine replica of the stitched Porsche crest from the 1960s on the breast pocket of each jacket. The green factory driver jacket was worn by drivers such as Richard Attwood, Hans Herrmann, Jo Siffert or Brian Redman.
The lightly padded jacket is equipped with a zip fastening that the drivers could undo swiftly in order to get ready for the race. In addition to the Porsche crest on the breast pocket, the jacket features a genuine reproduction of the stitched Porsche lettering from the 1960s on the back.
The red factory mechanic jacket is a replica of the jackets worn by the pit crew. Just like the driver jacket, this lightly padded quilted jacket is equipped with a zip fastening that allowed the mechanics to quickly get ready for the pit stop. The factory mechanic jacket also features both the Porsche crest and a genuine reproduction of the stitched Porsche lettering from the 1960s on the back.
The wine-red factory team jacket boasts two large pockets and a windbreak that lines the inside of the sleeves. The hood on the lightly padded quilted jacket is located on the inside of the collar and can be taken out when required.
To further mark Porsche’s return to Le Mans, the Racing Collection has been designed using inspiration from the newly developed LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car. The hand-crafted 1:8 scale model of the Porsche 919 Hybrid is fully exclusive and accurate down to every detail. Strictly limited to 100 units, this resin model features the signatures of this year’s Porsche factory drivers. The high-quality design is presented on a wooden base in an acrylic display case (69 x 36 x 26 cm) with a limited-edition plaque. At first, the model can be pre-ordered during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and can subsequently be pre-ordered in Porsche Centres.
Limited to 2014 units, another highlight of the collection is the Racing Chronograph, featuring a satin-finished housing made from hardened aluminium. A stainless steel clasp engraved with “Our Return” and an engraving of the limited edition number on the reverse make this watch an exclusive accessory both on and off the race track.
For true collectors, there is also the high-quality 919 Hybrid model car, made from resin using a scale of 1:43 and based on the promotional Porsche 919 Hybrid shown in March 2014 in Geneva. Completing the Racing Collection are a unisex windbreaker, a polo shirt for women and men, a baseball cap and an umbrella.
Both collections will be on sale during the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Completing the Racing Collection are a unisex windbreaker, a polo shirt for women and men, a baseball cap and an umbrella.
The Racing Collection is available worldwide in all Porsche Centres and online at http://www.porsche.com/shop; the Factory Team Collection will be available from September.
Not all products are universally available.
Source: Communication Porsche AG
Porsche Paper Clips Car Silhouette designed by the Porsche Design Studio, represents the shape of the 911, made in Germany
Photo by Dede Seward
PORSCHE PAPER CLIPS – For your Home or Office Impression
Admit it: You WISH you had your matchbox cars to play with on your desk.
Well, here’s the fun grown-up version, and you can pretend you got a 911.
When it comes to paperclips, they’re often only known for their functional and practical use. But these paperclip creations are a great representation of how these ordinary items have been used in another inventive way. Using such a widely known brand name as “Porsche” as an inspiration.
Modern day engineered designs derive their influence from all sorts of ordinary mundane items, and can transform such things as these ordinary paperclips, into something modern and visually compelling, such as the well-recognized Porsche 911 shape.
Something you would want at your desk? I know I would.
That lovely, sexy, streamlined 911 silhouette! … a marvelous home or office gift.
If you are looking for something to brighten up your work space, this is an ideal office gift for women and men. And what a great Birthday or Christmas gift too. Hint!
Here’s the Product Details:
Paper clips designed by the Porsche Design Studio and represents the shape of the 911, made in Germany.
Porsche Paper Clips
Set of 100 in tin box.
Shaped to resemble the famous Porsche 911 silhouette.
Photo by Dede Seward
The Porsche gift / collection range is subject to availability and may take up to anything between 14 – 30 days for delivery if the item is not in stock.
Check availability at Porsches “Porsche Driver’s Selection” under Lifestyle/office supplies:: websites around the world
Oh! and one more thing…
Not too successful with trying to keep your paper clips together on your desk?
You work in an office, right? When you reach into your paper clip container to remove one paper clip, do you tend to get a chain of them? I do.
Paper clips, push pins and rubber bands running astray across your home office desk? Here’s a way to keep those little office supplies in check….the Office Organizer!
Photo by Dede Seward
The paper clips fit perfectly in the Office Organizer, item #WAP0500180D
(also exclusive design by the Porsche Design Studio representing the central locking mechanism of a Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S wheel).
Photo by Dede Seward
Many Porsche Driver’s Selection products are often inspired by the cars themselves too.
This can be found in items such as Porsche Wine Bottle Stopper (WAP0500120B)
Inspired by the design of the central locking mechanism of the current Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S. Includes original Porsche Crest and logo. With rubber inlay for sealing the bottle. Color: Silver/Black. Imported
Porsche Bottle Opener (WAP05001010B)
Inspired by the design of the central locking mechanism of the current Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S. Heavy-duty design includes original Porsche Crest and logo. For opening crown caps. Imported.
and Porsche Tabletop Clock (WAP0701000B)
With both analog and digital time display and alarm, second time zone, calender and timer functions. Alarm features the sound of the Porsche 911 engine. Sturdy aluminum case. The case and dial are both based on the design of the Porsche 911 instruments. Imported.
Porsche Design / Porsche.com
Check availability at “Porsche Driver’s Selection” under office supplies: Porsche websites around the world
Here is one in the UK: http://shop3.porsche.com/uk/lifestyle/office/wap0500030e/paper-clips.pdds
Porsche at the Techno Classica 2013
Stuttgart. Porsche Classic will be in attendance at the world’s largest old-timer car show in Essen from April 10 to 14, 2013.
The extensive range of Classic Genuine Parts and the full spectrum of services provided by the Porsche Classic workshop for the restoration, maintenance and repair of classic Porsche vehicles will be on show in Hall 7.0. The main focus at the spacious exhibition stand will be on the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911. The sports car icon from Zuffenhausen has excited car enthusiasts all over the world for five decades.
Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963.
Today it is considered the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others. The 911 is also the central point of reference for all other Porsche series. Over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it to one of the most successful sports car in the world. Like no other vehicle, the 911 reconciles apparent contradictions such as sportiness and everyday practicality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity and social acceptance, design and functionality. And about 70 percent of all built 911 are still driving on the streets today.
Porsche Classic will take this opportunity to present four 911 models to illustrate the broad scope of the 911’s history. Two early coupés will provide visitors with an insight into the technology of the first 911 models: one 911 (1964) currently being restored in the Porsche Classic workshop as well as a 911 (1965) straight from the Porsche Museum.
The 911 Turbo Cabriolet concept car will also be on show in Essen. This made its debut in September 1981 at the IAA in Frankfurt. Porsche Exclusive and Tequipment will present the modern 911 range with a current 911 (type 991) which has been specially equipped to demonstrate the broad range of personalisation options. In addition, fans of the 911 predecessor, the 356, will not be disappointed at the Techno Classica, as Porsche Classic will be presenting a rare fully restored 356 B T5 GS Carrera GT model.
Naturally, Porsche Classic experts will be present to advise and assist visitors to the show. They will be pleased to provide information on the extensive availability of Genuine Parts for Porsche Classic models as well as insider tips on the maintenance and correct servicing of these historic vehicles. Many of the Genuine Parts and accessories from the Classic range will be presented in a large shelving unit. In this way, Porsche Classic is clearly stating that its commitment to the preservation of old sports car treasures has never been stronger. A total of 35,000 Genuine Parts for Classic vehicles are available via the Porsche Centres worldwide.
The large selection of products on show on the Porsche stand will be complemented with the Sales Truck of Driver’s Selection by Porsche Design, which has a large selection of current Porsche accessories on offer.
For further information, visit our homepage at:
SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database
Product and Technology Communication
Porsche Design TwinBag
Stuttgart. The luxury brand’s first women’s handbag will be available from March 1st in all Porsche Design Stores around the world and in the official online store. The TwinBag is distinguished by its unique design and exclusive leather materials, expertly crafted by workers in Florence.
The main highlight is the bag’s clever carrying concept: its adjustable handles allow the TwinBag to be worn as either a handbag or a shoulder bag. The German luxury brand’s first handbag rounds off its fashion and lifestyle range for women.
Italian craftsmanship shines through in every detail of the TwinBag, making it a true masterpiece. Produced from a single piece of calf leather, the bag is painstakingly stitched by hand in an intricate production process.
Its Italian production ensures the finest workmanship and particular attention to detail – the handbag benefits from knowledge and tradition passed down through generations of Florentine craft workers.
The Porsche Design TwinBag is one of the most exclusive bags around this season. Premium quality was a key focus in the selection of materials. The leather is tanned using an ecological process, the lining is made from soft Alcantara and the metal fittings are finished using an elaborate electroplating procedure.
After vegetable tanning, the selected leather varieties – exclusive ostrich leather, elegant crocodile leather and modern calf leather – are processed with the highest precision and utmost attention to quality.
An elaborate electroplating process is used to produce six different finishes for the timeless metal fittings which are then polished by hand. The fittings are made from precious metals, such as gold, white gold, rose gold, matt gold, silver and chrome.
The many different combinations of fine leather varieties and finishes result in a very distinctive look for each TwinBag model.
The highlight of the first TwinBag collection is a grey crocodile leather bag with white gold fittings.
Gold details adorn the green and blue ostrich leather bags, while the grey leather bag sports chromeblack metal fittings.
The individual numbers on the crocodile and ostrich leather versions further emphasise their exclusivity. The collection is rounded off with a total of 13 stylish and modern calf leather versions. The TwinBag colour spectrum ranges from elegant white to timeless beige and classic black.
Featuring a two-way zip for easy access, the interior of the TwinBag is designed with functionality in mind: it is roomy enough to hold DIN A4-size documents and a 13-inch laptop.
Additional information can be found on http://www.porsche-design.com/TwinBag
Cost: Well, the bags, which are produced in Florence, Italy and range from $1,990 to $11,900 CAD (note: special order handbags top out at just under $30,000), will be available in March 2013 in all Porsche Design stores and online.
Crocodile, with 18K white gold hardware, handbag $29,000, by special order.
Source: Porsche Design Media Database
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys
prepared a 2012 annual report for Dedeporsches.com Blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 290,000 [actually the stats say 401,295] times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Dedeporsches blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!
The busiest day of the year was November 2nd with 3,490 views.The most popular post that day was: Porsche Project: Janis Joplin’s psychedelic painted 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet
Some visitors came searching, mostly for porsche, janis joplin porsche,angelique kerber, matthew drendel, and sabine lisicki.
The top referring sites in 2012 were:
That’s 191 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Germany & The United Kingdom were not far behind.
Top Views by Country for all days ending 2012-12-30 (Summarized)
|Republic of Korea||1,114|
|United Arab Emirates||902|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||227|
|Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic||209|
|Trinidad and Tobago||97|
|Syrian Arab Republic||85|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||22|
|Northern Mariana Islands||10|
|Isle of Man||9|
|United Republic of Tanzania||6|
|Lao People’s Democratic Republic||5|
|Iran, Islamic Republic of||4|
|Palestinian Territory, Occupied||3|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||2|
|Falkland Islands (Malvinas)||1|
|Papua New Guinea||1|
Attractions in 2012
These are just a few of the posts that got the most views in 2012.
Thanks for flying with Dedeporsches Blog.com in 2012. I look forward to blogging for you again in 2013! Happy New Year!
|See you in 2013!|
The Gift of Giving – Wish List 01
Bestow happiness – with timeless luxury this holiday season. Experience the extraordinary world of Porsche Design gifts at your nearest Porsche Design store www.porsche-design.com and select from elegant and technically-inspired writing tools, luxurious timepieces and jewelry, unmistakable fragrances and state of the art electronics in true Porsche Design style.
Painted metal board in the same design as the historic motorsport poster of 1964. Inclusive set of 5 magnetic cars [ 356 BT5 Coupé ]. 1 : 87 scale. Limited to 2,000 units. Dimensions: 40 x 50 x 0.5 cm.
$175, buy it here
911 GTE R Chronograph Watch:
Brown dial. Base color: Black. Brown accent color. Black rubber strap. Luminescent hands, stopwatch function with split-time measurement and tachometer. Extra-hard sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment to ensure clear visibility. Integrated rubber. $740 (Other colors and styles available). buy it here.
Save up for the real thing with the Porsche Piggy Bank:
In the design of the 917/20 – ‘the pink pig’. Elaborately decorated with a lockable opening for removing coins. Material: ceramic.
$70, buy it here
2013 Porsche calendar “Mega City”
Timeless and sporty Porsche models in futuristic megacities. The new Porsche calendar for 2013 gives you 12 reasons to start looking forward to the future now. Comes with an exclusive collector’s coin.*The Porsche ‘Mega City’ calendar is exclusively available only at your local authorized Porsche dealership.* $48, buy it here.
Porsche Computer Mouse:
In the same design as the Porsche 911. Designed in the design studio of Porsche Weissach. PC– and Maccompatible aluminium scroll wheel, high resolution 2,000 dpi sensor, 2.4 GHz technology and plug & play installation. Colour: in high gloss Black. With a tiny and very powerful dongle for wireless use. Dimensions of dongle: 20 x 15 x 7 mm. $115, buy it here
Also in gold:
$130, buy it here
Porsche Kid’s Bike:
Two products in one: a push-along bike that can be converted to a chidren’s bike in a few simple steps. Lightweight aluminum frame with Porsche logo. Adjustable height, ergonomically designed saddle. Handlebars with protective padding and bell. Smooth-running 14 inch wheels with ball bearings and reflective stripes. Adjustable cantilever front brakes and back pedal brake. Plastic pedals with reflectors suitable for children. Additional front and rear reflectors. Exclusive design by the Porsche Design Studio. Suitable for ages 3+ years. Imported. $430.00, buy it here
Porsche Wrapping Paper:
In the colours of 1968 design. 2 sheets, each 70 x 100 cm on a roll. Material: high-quality 80 g/m2 paper, matte. $7, buy it here
There are many other items available for Porsche fans from their Driver’s Selection online store. Check them all out here.
If you’ve got more coin to spend, the Porsche Design Studio offers these fabulous items:
Porsche Design Chopsticks:
High-end Chopsticks with magnetic clip. Made of high quality materials: blackwood and stainless steel. € 75,00, buy them here
Porsche Design Candle:
Perfumed, black candle. Smells like “The Essence”., € 60,00, buy it here
Porsche Design Running Shoes:
The exclusive Bounce:S² running shoe is engineered with a car-inspired suspension system that transfers vertical impact into forward propulsion. The result is 20% more cushioning and 15% more elasticity than standard running shoes. An innovative one piece mesh shell combines breathability with step-in comfort and abrasion-resistance. (shown in Black/Orange but several other colors are available. € 350,00, buy them here
Porsche Design Twin Bag
The Twin Bag is two purses in one with a handle that extends to make it a shoulder bag or collapses to make it a handbag.
Each TwinBag is produced in the Italian city of Florence, by dedicated and experienced hands and benefiting from knowledge passed down through generations. The selection of materials is also typical of Porsche Design. The luxury brand’s handbags are made exclusively from the finest vegetable-tanned leather and enhanced with timeless high-quality metal fittings.
The Porsche Design TwinBag will be available all over the world from March 2013 in all Porsche Design stores and in the luxury brand’s official online store. For more information, go here.
Porsche Design Shisha (hookah or bong):
Unique design and high-end materials combined to an extraordinary product. Made of high quality materials: Stainless Steel, Aluminum and Glass; Height: 55 cm; Limited Edition; Made in Germany
€ 1.350,00, buy it here
Source: Porsche and Porsche Design
- Porsche Design unveils the luxury brand’s first women’s handbag – One Design, Different Style, the TwinBag (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
- New Porsche Calendar 2013: Mega City by Porsche Design (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
- 40 Years of Porsche Design – Special exhibition at the Porsche Museum (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)