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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A Dearth of Porsches

Dead of the winter; hardly see any Porsches around here any more, except for the odd Macan or Cayenne.  Here’s one Macan S spotted in the employee parking area at my dentist during my terrifying visit there on Friday.

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The New 718 Ts

Might be the modern counterparts to the 944 NA … check out this promotional material:

Learn more here.

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2020

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To Protect and Service

Brought to our attention thanks to Kevin:

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The White Collection

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Porsche Tractor Racing, Of Course

Our 944-loving friend, Stef Schrader, writes in Jalopnik about the phenomenon of racing Porsche tractors.

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The Only “Good” Porsche Cayenne?

Road and Track makes a harsh judgment here, and I have to go on record as saying that I have a friend with a Cayenne.  And he is not a bad person.  And his car is interesting, just because.

Anyway, here is R&T’s candidate for the good one, and it’s a helluva example.

By the way, what’s a cankle?  Never mind, I just found out.

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Dan Gurney at Riverside

This photo, published by the Bring A Trailer (BaT) website, shows the young Dan Gurney at Riverside International Raceway, circa 1957.

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Discovering a New Driving Road

Daughter Ivi has been visiting from Seattle for a couple of days, so we decided to do a little family exploring in the new neighborhood.  I actually don’t know exactly where this is, so it won’t be much of a problem keeping this almost-traffic-free many-mile loop  secret — although I think we can retrace our GPS/Google Maps history.   Yep, it is somewhere in the Pacific Northwest!  (Of course, I will share it with my Porsche driving buddies.)

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