Porsche in the 1970s

Thanks to BaT’s Video Inspiration series, we have a number of factory promo videos from the 1970s era (largely preceding the advent of the 944, of course):

01 The Test Track

02 Race Shop

03 Daytona

04 Body fabrication

05 Spin Testing

06 Paint and Assembly

07 Road Testing

08 RSRs in Slow Motion

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Stirling Moss—Portrait of a Hero (1963)

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The Jason Lightner Approach

More here …

Thanks to Kevin for bringing this to our attention!

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CJ In The Snow

CJ knows that Porsches are meant to be driven …

(Photo by CJ)

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On The Matter of Flares

BaT (Bring a Trailer, or bringatrailer.com) poses a weekly question.  Recently, the Question of the Week was “What car has the best fender flares?”  Among the winning answers (subjectively awarded, apparently, on the basis of enthusiasm, creativity or whatever it was about the answer that appealed to the BaT judges) was this entry from user Nicolas:

Nicolas:

“Multiple votes for the 944. What people haven’t mentioned yet, is their brilliant visual aspect for the driver: when looking through the rear view mirror, the driver would see road in one half of his mirror and nothing but flare in the other half. Grin-triggering levels of Feng Shui.”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite Performance Wagon?

(photographer unknown; BaT User Nicolas?)

And I realized that Nicolas really had a point.  This led me to start digging through my photographic archives to assemble my collection of such views, as I have also admired the ever-present trailing composition around my side mirror from behind the wheel.  I know that I have to have dozens of these views.  If I can find a good selection, I may post them on my 944 Pinterest board.  Or maybe I will just start a new photography project on this theme.  Here happens to be one of the latest.

© lawrence hathaway / 944folly.com

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2019 Porsche Parade Is Coming

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2020 Porsche 992 Documentary

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Tom’s 993

After a drive to blast around the local countryside back roads, I returned to my workspace yesterday.  Right across the street was parked Tom’s Polar Silver 993 Carrera, almost swallowed up by the late afternoon shadows (undoubtedly some more-revealing photos will be forthcoming before long).  And maybe we will get to see Tom’s son’s 944S.

 

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Timothy’s Truck

Well, maybe I shouldn’t refer to this amazing rig this way.  Anyway, you have seen Timothy’s 944 before, and now we get a quick peek at his Cayenne Turbo S.

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Outlaws and Hot Rods and Backdates and Resto-Mods

Tom of Garage Time gives us his take on a number of modified 911s that hit Bring A Trailer (BaT) auctions in 2018.  And see the backstory on BaT here.

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