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Listen to the song “Panamera Drive” by “DNAC”, the winner of Porsche Sound Voyage contest.
A SNEAK Preview “teaser” of the LATEST upcoming ONLINE video inside the Porsche Museum.
Yes, it is flying Drones doing the film making of the Porsche mother ship!
Christopher Kippenberger executive producer of RampTV ramp Auto.Kultur.Magazin teams up with prestigious German car magazine “Ramp.de” to coordinate and over see content creation. Something NEW and exciting with DRONE film making .
SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH DRONE FILMMAKING
BY: NEAL UNGERLEIDER
Filmmakers are increasingly turning to camera-equipped drones to film aerial shots. Here, a German expert gives us the 400-foot view of a new mode of movie making.
Berlin-based filmmaker Christopher Kippenberger believes that quadrocopters–cheap, inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles–are the future of sports film. Kippenberger’s firm, Kippenberger Racing, specializes in aerial photography of auto races and of cars in general for outside clients. The company’s business model is simple: Aerial filmmaking via helicopters is expensive, but aerial filmmaking via drone is cheap.
One of Kippenberger’s latest videos, produced in collaboration witheGarage, takes a look inside Germany’s child go-kart subculture. While conventional cameras were used for the on-the-ground portions of the video, a UAV was used for the awe-inspiring aerial race segments. Continue reading more here
Yes, this is just a “teaser” on what is coming. Stay Tuned for More!! Be Prepared!
and I know you will like it!
On March 7th “Ramp.de” is launching its new website.
Source: Christopher Kippenberger / KIPPENBERGER PR & CONTENT PROTOTYPING
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.
Norway’s North Cape in a Classic Porsche 911: A true winter wonderland…with Classic Driver Frank Strothe
Norway‘s North Cape is one of the most northerly points in Europe. When the time was right, Classic Driver Frank Strothe checked the battery and alternator of his 1966 Porsche 911 (shod with studded winter tyres), stuffed a sleeping bag and other essentials under the ‘bonnet’ and set off.
I’ve always wanted to go to the ‘Nordkapp’, writes Frank Strothe. I’ve been before, in the summer, but there was no challenge in it. So for years I’ve pondered a winter expedition; driving in the snow is more fun, especially in a classic car that relies on your driving skill to keep it on the road, rather than a host of electronic safety measures.
In Finnmark – Norway’s northernmost county – mothers use run-of-the-mill hatchbacks to take their children to school in -40deg temperatures.
So to make the trip worthwhile I needed a slightly more adventurous ride: what better choice than an original, unrestored Porsche 911?
I was given various tips on how to make sure the first leg of my journey wasn’t to be my last. Recommended equipment included a portable heater, a satellite phone, auxiliary fuel tank, additional lights and a crash course in basic mechanics.
Perhaps a little naively, I ignored them all. I wanted a ‘pure’ experience, so I checked the battery and alternator, fitted spiked winter tyres and packed a sleeping bag and tent into the front luggage compartment. No more messing around, it was time to get going.
I trailered the 911 from Germany with – what else? – a modern Land Rover Discovery. From Kramfors onwards I left my fate to the old Porsche, which I drove to Rovaniemi for the first night. Next day, the goal was to reach Ivalo where my reward would be a session at the Porsche Driving Experience, to drive some of my car’s descendents on a frozen lake. It was very impressive, but, when dusk settled, I was glad to return to the wheel of my classic 911.
The next morning, I attempted to make the short trip from the old fishing village of Gjesvær to the North Cape. However, progress was halted by an oversight in my journey planning. Due to crossing a time zone, and the ban on covering the last few kilometres to the Cape alone, I had to wait an hour to join a twice-daily convoy.
Our cavalcade was a rather small one as it turned out. Led by a listless snowplough, it was just a BMW X6 with Russian plates and my 911 bringing up the rear – probably one of the most diverse trio of vehicles I’ll ever belong to. Since it was so deserted that day, I had ample time to photograph the car next to The Globe, the North Cape’s landmark monument.
During one refuelling stop, I noticed the tyre pressures were a little low. I corrected them and went on my way, only to spin the car while pulling out of the petrol station (much to the amusement of a bus full of German tourists). I made my getaway, ego somewhat damaged, and again began to enjoy the sprawling, empty road ahead. By this point I had covered over 2,000km in snowy and icy conditions and had become accustomed to them, happily wagging the 911’s tail through corners.
Unfortunately, another dramatic spin soon left us both in deep snow, the 911 truly beached. It turned out that the air pressure gauge at the petrol station was wrongly calibrated: each tyre had been overinflated, so the spikes were no longer effective on the ballooning tyres. A friendly group of Norwegians came to my rescue – but not before the return of the holidaying Germans who had another chuckle at my expense.
Apart from that, and a spell where the alternator threw a wobbly for a few hours, the 911 was very well behaved. It even played saviour when I returned to the Land Rover at the end of the trip, as the Discovery’s battery had drained away. In total, I travelled 6,000km in six days, and pretty well loved every minute.
Car & Equipment
1966 Porsche 911 SWB, with the carburettor trumpets partially taped-over to prevent them icing up. The only other modifications were the studded winter tyres. The car is unrestored and totally original.
Be careful. You should always carry enough in the car to survive a night outside at -40deg: an Arctic sleeping bag, a tent (or, at a push, you could sleep in the car), a down jacket, thermal trousers, thick gloves, a hat and plenty of food.
I didn’t, but you should really take snow chains for emergencies. Fill up whenever the tank is half full. The 911’s heater will not work properly below -20deg. So, while driving, I wore ski pants, a Polar anorak, thick mittens, a hat, and hiking boots. And still froze.
All the windows were frozen solid, too, apart from the windscreen. But in such a deserted land, it’s only necessary to look ahead…
911 and the Aurora Borealis
Source: Classic Driver
We congratulate Frank Strothe of Pure Classics on the completion of his North Cape tour in his classic Porsche 911. For his current dealer stock, visit the Classic Driver Marketplace
Around 650 classic and modern Porsches can also be found for sale in the Marketplace
Photos and Text: Frank Strothe
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)