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Cool Wire Sculpture of Porsche Numero Uno!
I would have this PORSCHE Numero Uno sculpture in my yard any day…!!
It rolls, steers and you can sit in her and
pretend you are shifting through the gears in your own garden.
It is based on the first 356 in 1948
and is lovingly sculpted to show the lines, with just a little bit of greenery for contrast.
Somebody spent a lot of time, and probably did it just for the love of PORSCHE !
When covered with vine it will be a living sculpture.
Add that one to your list of garden projects, your spouse will roll eyes for sure.
Topiary Sculpture Art by Topiary Joe
What is Topiary? Topiary is the art of creating sculpture in the medium of clipped trees, shrubbery and vines. Joe Kyte provides traditional cutting frames of all sizes yes, but he goes way beyond that!
Topiary Joe builds giant planted topiary animals, Living Logo public art work, huge Mosaiculture and giant steel wire green sculpture World Wide.
Conservatory grade planted character figures, green roof/green wall integrated sculpture, geometric box shrubbery cutting frames of horses, dinosaurs, vintage cars – even Lions, Tigers and Bears!
He creates large scale 3D sustainable advertising sculptures to your specifications, on the job site or in his shop.
Source: Porsche Doc created by Joe Kyte back up in the hills of East Tennessee.
Porsche loyalists will flock to the Monterey Peninsula October 14-16 when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV.
Complementing the hundreds of historic Porsche race cars competing or on special display in the open paddock, are a number of fan activities that will appeal to the young and young-at-heart.
One of the highlights will be a chance to visit with more than 50 legendary Porsche drivers who will be attending and signing autographs each of the three days. It will be a rare opportunity to mingle and hear stories of their competitive days.
On Saturday, there will be a remarkable collection of Porsches lining up for an afternoon Concours on Pit Lane where judges will be hard-pressed to select overall winners in a variety of categories.
Then, when the sun is setting, the Porsche Fan Party in the Biergarten kicks into full swing with live music, authentic German food and a screening of the classic Steve McQueen film “LeMans.”
Ringing the bustling Yamaha Marketplace and all its exhibitors and food stops, will be an 800-plus Porsche Car Corral. The Porsche Club of America is organizing what is likely to be the largest single marque car corral in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca history, a remarkable accomplishment in its own right.
“There is going to be so much for visitors to do once they are here, it is going to be nearly impossible to cover it all in one day,” says Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
“Rennsport occurs only once every three years and Porsche Cars North America is ensuring that its West Coast debut will be a memorable one.”
Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will bring together many of Porsche’s most historic racing models from the Spyder of the mid-‘50s through the 917 and 956/962 of the ‘70s and ‘80s to the popular RS Spyder of the last decade.
Additionally, a special tribute will be paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911.
SOURCE: Mazda Raceway Press Release
19 important artists from Uruguay and Argentina, including for example Pablo Atchugarry, Rogelio Polesello and Jorge Ferreyra Basso lent Porsche bonnets their very own signature.
New special exhibition from 20 September 2011 to 8 January 2012
Stuttgart. The Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, museum is paying tribute to 24 very special works of art with a new special exhibition. The exhibits in question, which will be on public display from 20 September 2011 until 8 January 2012 are paintings from South America. However, instead of resorting to conventional art materials, Porsche 911 GT2 sports car bonnets have been pressed into service as a “canvass”. The project is the brainchild of Argentinian Jorge Gómez. As both art lover and big fan of the Porsche brand, he came up with the idea of simply combining his two biggest passions, linking two fascinating art forms in the process.
19 important artists from Uruguay and Argentina, including for example Pablo Atchugarry, Rogelio Polesello and Jorge Ferreyra Basso, accepted Gomez’s invitation to lend Porsche bonnets their very own signature and put a creative twist on them.
The work on the skin of a racing car inspired the artists to very different works, offering the beholder a great variety of styles and materials employed – from acrylic to enamel, from mosaic tiles to tyre rubber. But from time to time the works of art still fulfil their original purpose as car bonnets, because Gómez occasionally insists on fitting them on his own Porsche 911 GT2 and taking the artworks for a spin.
The work on the skin of a racing car inspired the artists to very different works, e.g. Omar Panosetti “Evita”.
The collection is now making its European debut in the Porsche museum, being exhibited against the impressive backdrop of 23,000 hp.
The Porsche Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For further information please visit www.porsche.com/museum.
SOURCE: Porsche AG Media Database
Public Relations and Media
Stuttgart, Baden-WÃrttemberg : Porsche Museum Â© 2009 Jochen Keute, Frankfurt am Main (Click on photo to enlarge)
Stuttgart. In establishing his engineering office in Stuttgart in 1931, Ferdinand Porsche laid the foundations for the future success of what is today Porsche AG. The Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart museum is paying tribute to this milestone with a new special exhibition “80 years of Porsche Engineering”.
From 21 June until 11 September, 2011 visitors will be able to experience the most important and exciting customer developments of the past eight decades.
On display will be approximately 20 special exhibits ranging from the development of entire vehicles via engines and transmissions to remarkable industrial projects of the present day.
For example, among the exhibition pieces you will find one of the first Porsche developments that the Chemnitz-based car manufacturer Wanderer placed with the engineering office in 1931: the Wanderer W22, also known in-house at Porsche as the Type 7. This mid-size saloon features a six-cylinder alloy engine with 1.7 or two litre displacement that was also later to power the famous “Audio front”.
Two years later Auto Union commissioned the design of a Grand Prix racing car, which is now one of the most legendary racing cars of all time. Driven by motor racing legends such as Hans Stuck and Bernd Rosemeyer the Auto Union “P racing car” achieved no fewer than 30 Grand Prix victories and 15 world records between 1934 and 1937.
Hans Stuck in the Auto-Union racing car at the 1934 Brno Grand Prix at the Masaryk-Ring. Ferdinand Porsche is next to Hans Stuck on the left.(Click on photo to enlarge)
The “Opel Zafira” compact MPV as well, which Porsche designed in 1994 for Adam Opel AG, will enjoy equal billing with the Mercedes-Benz 500 E, which was in series production between 1990 and 1995 in Porsche’s very own Zuffenhausen plant.
The anniversary exhibition, the most comprehensive special event since the museum first opened, will also surprise the visitor with unusual Porsche know-how beyond the automotive arena.
In addition to a Harley-Davidson “V-Rod”, the Porsche Museum will also be exhibiting the original racing sled that Porsche engineers designed together with professional sportsman Georg Hackl.
It was with this model that Hackl, a professional sportsman, won the Olympic silver medal in 2002.
The “Adventure” electric wheelchair with independent four-wheel spring suspension will also be on show, designed by Porsche in 2004 on behalf of Ulrich Alber GmbH.
In addition to the already familiar guided tour offering of the permanent exhibition, the Porsche museum also provides exclusive tours of the “80 years of Porsche Engineering” special exhibition. The visitor service can be reached on +49(0)711 911 20911 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries about dates and bookings.
Next generation of inventors wanted
The Porsche museum is staging a creative competition for young boffins: Children up to the age of 12 are invited to follow in the footsteps of Ferdinand Porsche. The next generation of engineers has until August 22 to submit their own original ideas and inventions on anything and everything to do with the car. Materials as diverse as wood, plasticine, paper or polystyrene are allowed.
This will culminate in the award of a prize for the most ingenious ideas. The handiwork can either be submitted in person at the Porsche museum information desk or sent by post under the heading “Next generation of inventors wanted”: Porsche museum, visitor service, Porscheplatz, 70435 Stuttgart.
The Porsche Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Further information is available online at www.porsche.com/museum.
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Source: Porsche AG – Porsche Museum
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Campbell Levy Designs – Works of Art, Handcrafted Lamps of Auto High-end Crankshaft and Cylinder Heads
CLUB CARRERA a division of CARRERA MOTORS
BEND, OREGON…Porsche Crankshaft Lamp part of the permanent collection. http://clubcarrerabend.com/
Campbell Levy Designs – Handcrafted. Exquisite. Powerful.
You don’t have to decide whether it’s an intriguing work of art, a beautifully crafted lamp, or a memorable way to show your passion for the automobile…because it’s all three.
Centennial, Colorado – Designed and created entirely in their own studio, Campbell Levy Designs, has created a line of high-end crankshaft and cylinder head lamps for the truly discerning auto aficionado’s home or office.
Each of the lamps are one-of-a-kind, custom made by Father-Son duo, Edward and Campbell Levy.
Close up of base treatment Porsche 356 Roller Bearing Crankshaft Lamp. Lite weight flywheel.
Extreme attention to detail, and perfection are instantly associated with the lamps created in the Colorado Studio.
426 HEMI CRANKSHAFT LAMP – Rods actually rotate
“Beautiful,” “Outstanding,” “A true work of Art” are just a few of the praises from customers.
DOHC Head Lamp, Mirror Polished on Walnut, with Mica and Silk Shade, with Chromed Cogs
For the first time, collectors, racers, and auto enthusiasts are able to bring their passion from the racetrack or garage inside their homes.
Porsche SPG Roller Bearing Crank, Chromed, Lightened Race Flywheel, Custom Machined External Wiring Frame
With numerous options, such as nickel plating, custom made shades, and innumerable finishes, each lamp is truly an extension of one’s love for the automobile.
Representing much more than a simple lamp, every Campbell Levy Designs creation encompasses power, beauty, and one-of-a-kind design, and instantly becomes the center of attention in any space it inhabits.
Source and Contact Information:
Campbell Levy Designs LLC
6032 East Hinsdale Avenue
Centennial, Colorado 80112
Edward Levy email@example.com
Campbell Levy firstname.lastname@example.org
FACEBOOK PAGE: CAMPBELL LEVY DESIGNS LLC
CAMPBELL LEVY DESIGNS LLC has been designing and building custom Crankshaft and DOHC Head Lamps since 1974. Recently they have expanded their range to include one off tables of many different configurations, which include glass and marble elements. Be sure to check their website and Facebook page for the latest editions to the line.
Campbell Levy Designs began in 1974 when Edward Levy built his first crankshaft lamp. “The idea came when I saw a BMW engine taken apart, and the architectural qualities of the crankshaft were immediately appealing to me.”
The prototype lamp which emerged from the BMW became the first of a long line of custom crankshaft lamps to come, and it still sits on the desk of the Rocky Mountains’ oldest BMW & Mercedes dealer.
The lamps were an instant hit among all of the premier automobile dealers in the Colorado area. Each piece of art maintained extreme attention to detail, and the intricacies of each new lamp were obvious. Even from the beginning, nothing short of perfection was acceptable.
Edward Levy by no means was a stranger to the automobile scene. He began his career in Manhattan, selling Maserati’s, Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, Porsche’s, BMW’s, and Mercedes. His first and favorite cars included a brand new Austin Healey 3000 and a Lotus Elan SE coupe. Many more cars followed.
Recently, Ed’s son Campbell joined the venture. “Along with everyone else, I’ve always admired my Dad’s crankshaft lamps, and I thought it was only natural for us to share his creations with as many people as we could.”
Campbell Levy attended Knox College in Illinois for two years, where he played soccer. In 2001, he transferred to the University of Denver, where he graduated with degrees in Political Science and English in 2003. Following university, he pursued his passion for the outdoors in Whistler, British Columbia, where he pursued skiing and mountain biking. He rode his bike back down the Coast from Whistler to California, and then returned to Colorado to pursue the business of building lamps with his father.
Campbell Levy Designs’ goal is to continue to build custom lamps to the highest possible standard, and to share them with fellow automobile afficionados all over the world.
We are finding that the more lamps we build, the more creative we become. We constantly have new ideas, and there is no limit to what we can create. Whether we are building a completely custom creation, or simply building a classic, you will love our lamps as much as we do. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
We are looking forward to showing our lamps at the RETRO AUTO exhibit at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in August 2011, we hope to see you there.
Edward & Campbell Levy
[San Francisco] SFGate.com In Alameda Blog – By now you’ve probably heard the news — or seen the billboards and painted vans. According to one Oakland minister, this Saturday at 6 pm local time, the world is going to end. Read more: here…..
It’s pretty dire stuff, and by all accounts a lot of people, mostly with a fundamentalist Christian affinity, are at pains to make sure they are not left behind. The most visible evidence of this comes from people who have spent considerable sums of their personal fortunes to spread the message on placards, cars, billboards and every other form of mass communication they can think of — or afford — in hope of saving some straggling souls.
One person, has been warning Christians and heathens alike by driving around in a painted Porsche with Rapture messages.
“In case of Rapture, this Porsche will be unmanned, a-rockin’, don’t come a-knockin’ …driver will be unarmed, unlegged, unheaded, untorsoed…”
Now, how do the rest of us divide up the spoils left behind?
ok, I got dibs on….first the entire contents of the Porsche Museum, Versailles and the British Museum. Along with the Smithsonian and the Getty.
I further request the tracks at the Nürburgring and 24 Heures du Mans be at my disposal.
But the rest is all for you guys.
Source: Porschepurist.com and @ reddit.com
24 hour lemons car. http://imgur.com/a/CVcNQ
See you on Facebook or Monday at work !!!
“Bernd Lehmann, born in 1950, is a contemporary painter of beautiful objects. His works speak from within, and in their perfection they rank among the supreme achievements of the etching technique.”
The artist – Atelier-Bernd Lehmann
Bernd Lehmann, born in 1950, is living in Germany in the countryside near Hamburg. He is a freelance artist since 17 years now. Before he worked for several companies in Hamburg and the surroundings as a lithographer. In a very sensitive and empathic way he brings out the deep characters of his illustrations. Their charisma may touch the contemplator’s soul. His style is a composition of realism and impressionism.
Lehmann sways the mature technology of etching. He cuts his mirrored pictures into a metal surface to create a design in intaglio just like the old masters Rembrandt or Dürer did. He inks the metal plate with one color and puts it with a moistened sheet of paper in a high pressure printing press. The numbers of the crafted impressions are low to keep up the value. Every single print will be finished in a special way and colored as may be necessary. So every print is a genuine original.
HANS HERRMANN-PORSCHE 917 K
The artists reputation
Connoisseurs all over Europe appreciate the impressive quality of his fine etchings. His etchings of flowers and portraits of musicians, poets and other characters of the contemporary history and also views from vintage cars to lighthouses formed his kudos. His works could be seen at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt Ambiente, IAA Frankfurt Car Fair and Art Fair Europe.
Hans Herrmann-Le Mans 1970 – Original-Radierung
Lehmann crafted etchings for clients such as Caterpillar, Volkswagen, Porsche, Airbus, Lamborghini, Breitling, Rolls Royce and Bentley
A German philosopher and university professor characterized his works as “truly gorgeous, technically perfect and equally absolutely romantically empathetic.” “His art concentrates the beauty of the moment”, a doctor of literature lauded Lehmanns etchings.
The Dream of Flying
AIRBUS etchings by Bernd Lehmann, focusing on the A380
Platenkamper Strasse 12
Tel: +49 5195 933296
Web Site: www.bernd-lehmann.de
Fax: +49 5195 933532
Contact: Bernd Lehmann