Monthly Archives: August 2013

Just A Kid’s Dream Car

Today while browsing a gallery of exotics soon to be auctioned at Pebble Beach, I came across one that brought back memories. As a youngster of about twelve years, I regularly plastered the walls of my room with 50s-era Ferraris … Continue reading

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Do You Drive A Blue One?

The Wall Street Journal reports that two studies, corroborating some  “conventional wisdom”, offer statistical evidence that BMW drivers, especially of blue cars, are … jerks. Read more here. Funny, the guys at Top Gear have been saying this for years, … Continue reading

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Two-Point-Zero-Five Seconds

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It Takes Guts

Nice video here on what’s inside the 944 engine.  By Van Svenson who is probably well-known to the 944 community for his many videos, including club racing events and his own sweet 944 spec racer.

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Tire & Wheel Compare Tool

Recently came across a most useful online tool for comparing wheel and tire sizing.  The tool also calculates speedometer effect, and comments on clearances, etc. Comes from http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp.   Here is a screen grab comparing the stock early 944 15-inch wheel/tire … Continue reading

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VW Sportwagen in Paris

Herman, nearing his final days in Paris this summer before returning to the States, sends me this photo snapped of a fine black VW Sportwagen in traffic.  Soon he will be back home where he will have to confront his … Continue reading

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Printing a DB4

As a follow-on to my previous post about 3D printing, my old photography partner who also has lots of experience building fiberglass race car bodies, sends along a link of interest.   http://www.replicadb4.com/ is a site that documents the process of … Continue reading

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Does A 3D Printer Figure In Your 944’s Future?

If guns can now be fabricated with 3D printers, why not parts for your 944?  A while back I ran across an intriquing project in which a 3D printer was used to fashion an adaptor to fit an inexpensive Camaro … Continue reading

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