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Drama? Action? Thriller….on the limit as a co-pilot. Porsche
Have you ever wanted to experience the limits of a Porsche with a professional driving instructor on the track? Then Porsche Leipzig might have the right offers for you. Follow the link to find more information on the Co-Pilot offers:http://www.porsche-leipzig.com/en/leipzigangebote/leipzigcopilot/default.aspx
Directed by Heather Norwood
Music by POND5.com / Magnetic
Nicolas is a well known Porsche artist licensed by Porsche, you can also visit his website too @http://nicolashunziker.com/ for more automotive goodness, CHECK it out! I have a COOL Gulf jacket from him.
Happy Shopping! Good way to start out the New Year!
Either click on the link above or the picture below to take you to Nicolas Hunziker’s website.
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.
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.
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….
It is a honor to share with you Stéphane Dufour exceptional artistic talent. Take some time to see all his art here and much more on his website with Information & details.
Stéphane Dufour, international automotive artist, decidedly contemporary, displays an exceptional talent for emphasize light, forms and sensuality of the most iconic sports cars.
The Porsche 911, in its GT1, GT2, GT3, RS, Turbo and Speedster version, sits side to side with the epic 24h du Mans 917, 550 Spyder and 959 supercars or Carrera GT in original and limited edition art work.
His hyper realistic paintings devoted to Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet Corvette, Citroen, Jaguar, Shelby, Ford, Harley-Davidson or Michael Schumacher complete his master piece dedicated to prestigious, competition and collection automobiles.
Stéphane is an accomplished artist, also developing more abstract automobilia creations through using sculpture and digital art.
About The Artist:
He spent most of his childhood contemplating fine automobile craftsmanship passing through his father’s workshop. His father repaired and serviced prestigious cars, authentic masterpieces which stimulated Stéphane’s imagination and would deeply influence this young boy’s day to day life.
While attending his first lessons at the Art Decos school of Limoges, he realized he could combine his passions for drawing and beautiful cars. Stéphane was unquestionably inspired by the 50s, 60s and 70s automobiles. Three decades unanimously considered as the pinnacle of car design and conception by all car amateurs.
With a simple pencil or charcoal he started drawing, with great talent, these legendary cars which were all hauting his mind. At the time his preference for “3/4 front” and black and white drawings is evident. After studying three years at the Art Décos school, he established his unique and innovative style, synthetising space, light, shape, movement and color.
Pushing his work on reflections and details to the limit, his paintings now emphasized the light and shadows rapping around exquisite bodywork. Stéphane’s work is eclectic, ranging from Ferrari to Aston Martin and passed Citroen.
However his unassailable passion for Porsche shines through with numerous and honorable art works of unique German supercars.
These paintings and drawings of epic Porsches, Le Mans prototypes and exceptional 911s, guaranty him an international acclaim.
Moreover the quality of his work was officially recognized by the Porsche firm, who have guaranteed him over the past years a certified international licence for artistic reproductions of the Zuffenhausen‘s production.
With over 200 canvases in experience, Stéphane Dufour is now adamant in using new technologies to help develop his artwork.
After years using only pencils, oil paint or airbrush, Stéphane started sculpting in 2004 and recently using digital technology, thereby enriching his artistic production. He describes his own work as hyperréalistic, but also claims a more abstract style on certain paintings, sculptures and digital artwork principally.
All of Stéphane’s work are unique limited editions as well as signed and marked by him.
A 360-degree look at S Dufour’s latest homage to Porsche’s classic 911. These limited edition sculptures are entirely made by hand
Stéphane also works on private command by individuals or companies, where he is systematically asked to let his imperishable imagination guide his inspiration towards a specific model.
An authentic source of joy for anyone who understands that art and automobiles are two intertwining and intimate domains.
Any authentic car enthusiast will take pleasure in surfing through this web site, Stephane’s personnal art gallery.
Every canvas issued, whether it be an original or a limited edition is signed and market by the artist. The paintings are on sale and delivered with great care and short delivery delays.
One of only 20 GT2 Club Sports Produced by Porsche AG
Porsche 911(993) GT2
One of only 20 GT2 Club Sports Produced by Porsche AG
Chassis No. WPOZZZ99ZTS392148
“993” was the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and 1998. This was the final model of the air-cooled engine cars which are regarded by many as the last “real” Porsches.
Like the previous and current generation of the Porsche 911, there were several variants of the car manufactured, varying in body style, drive-trains, and technical specification. The ultimate model within the range has always been the GT2.
The GT2 is the racing version of the 911 model range. By the mid-1990s most of the sanctioning bodies of road racing had placed severe limitations, if not outright bans on the use of all-wheel drive systems. It was in this atmosphere that in order to take their turbo-engine 993 racing.
Porsche created the RWD-only GT2. The deletion of the front drive-train also brought with it the benefit of significant weight savings to the competition car.
To qualify the car for racing a limited number (57 in total) of street GT2s were created for homologation purposes, which are now highly prized and valued by Porsche 993 collectors.
The car is one of only 20 GT2 Club Sports ever produced; supplied new in Germany On the 8th March 1996 to Gernot Haverkamp of Delmenhorst.
From Porsche AG that # S392148 is the only GT2 ever produced in Blood Orange!
Accompanying the car is:
– Factory Build Specification Sheet
– Original Handbook Pack
– Original Fahrzeugbrief
– Varies Service and Maintenance Invoices dating back to 1996
– Historical UK MOT’s and tax discs
– Immobiliser and spare keys
Hexagon Classics offer a unique opportunity to own one of the only 20 road going Club Sport derivative of the 993 GT2; with only 28,236 miles from new this is without doubt is one of the finest and most highly collectable 911’s of all time.
There’s no estimated pricing listed on the website, but if you’re interested hit the source link.[Source: Hexagon Classics]
Back in February 2012 I blogged about Tom Cruise’s 1979 Porsche 928 that fetched at the sum of $49,000. AllePorsche.com had reported that a 1979 Porsche 928 used during the filming of “Risky Business” was put up for sale by the Volo Auto Museum, located about an hour north of Chicago where the movie was set. In order to make room for a couple of new additions to its collection.The platinum metallic colored coupe was one of four 928s used during principal production of the film, according to museum director Brian Grams.
Apparently the Porsche 928 that appeared in the film “Risky Business” was sold for $49,000 to a Beverly Hills car dealer back in Feb 2012 > read about it on FoxNews.com.
Now, the 928 Porsche is up for auction again according to Auction house “Profiles in History“ said the car will cross the block at its Hollywood sale in July 2012.
Its odometer reads 102,755 miles and it is in driving condition. It is expected to fetch $40,000 to $60,000.
The sleek Porsche 928 was the German company’s flagship model in the late 1970s and early 1980s. But today it is largely forgotten by all but two kinds of people: fans of front-engine GT cars and anyone who saw the 1983 coming-of-age classic “Risky Business.”
In the movie Tom Cruise plays Joel Goodsen, a high-school kid who wants to get into Princeton and have fun while his parents are away from home. Part of the fun includes an unauthorized spin in his father’s Porsche 928. Of course things go terribly wrong and the car winds up in Lake Michigan.
Auction house Profiles in History said the car will cross the block at its Hollywood sale in July. Luckily this is not the vehicle that went underwater on screen. The auction company said the car for sale, a 1979 model with a five-speed manual transmission, is one of four used in the film three for driving and close-up scenes and one so-called “dump car” that went into the lake.
The auction company said this car is the only one from the movie known to have survived. Its odometer reads 102,755 miles and it is in driving condition. It is expected to fetch $40,000 to $60,000.
The estimate is several times the typical cost of a garden-variety ’79 928 these days. For $10,000 or so you can find a well-kept example of what is still a fairly advanced car. The auction will test the value of the car’s film connection.
Anyone remember the tow truck operator’s famous movie quote when pulling this Porsche out of Lake Michigan?
“Who’s the U-Boat commander?” Classic!
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal (W&J Blogs)
- Wheelies: The ‘Risky Business’ Edition (wheels.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Tom Cruise’s Mom in Risky Business Dies at 71 (people.com)