Blog Posts Tagged with: Porsche
The Quintessential 356
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Love it or hate it, the Porsche 356 is a true classic. It's simple lines and amazing reliability make it a dream to handle on a road rally. We spotted this particular 356 on the California Mille back in 2012 - it handled the 1,000 mile adventure with absolutely no problems. Wrapped in a beautiful silver finish, Pegasus on the fender, and top down - it doesn't get any more "Porsche" than this. High resolution if you click...
Pulled Over by a Porsche - 1968 911 Police Car
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
We spotted this 1968 Porsche 911 Police Car at this year's Amelia Island Concours. We did a little research and discovered this car was never used in the line of duty, but used as a promotional car to show the US Police forces that Porsche was able to produce a viable patrol car with all the necessary equipment. More about this car over at flatsixes.com. I just wonder if this car could of kept up with the 1969 Dodge Polara Pursuit...
Shifting Gears- For Some, Easier Said Than Done
Monday, October 14th, 2013
Naming a Northern California rally "Shifting Gears" might seem like a reference purely to the transmission of a classic car. The organizers of this event were very clever, however, as the term also relates to the medical challenges that a special group of people face.Shifting Gearswas created to raise awareness forMyotonic Dystrophy, a genetic disease that affects as many as 1 in 3,000 people. The...
Client Profile: Bob Bailey
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Like most automobile aficionados, Bob Bailey’s interest in cars goes back practically to birth. Bob explains: “My dad was an avid sportsman and photographer. One of the sports he loved to watch, of course, was racing. He took me to races all over. In ’54 or ’55, he took me to the Sebring 12 Hours and a D-type Jaguar won that race.”This was a special moment for his dad, then-owner of a ’54 Jaguar XK 120 and...
Michael Furman: Porsche Portraits
Friday, August 9th, 2013
At this time of year, most of the classic-car loving world has turned their focus towards Northern California and all of the wonderful events that make upMonterey Car Week. If you're lucky enough to find yourself on the peninsula for all the action, you may want to stop by the Winfield Gallery in downtown Carmel, CA. Within, you'll find the work of a man who spends most of his time focusing on cars, quite literally.Michael Furman,...
California Mille: Day 3 Driving Report
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Typically, when partaking in any kind of activity, you have that ah-ha moment that defines the experience and ultimately sticks with you. Well, this week has offered several of those moments and for me, the most current "ah-ha" is the battery being charged outside of my hotel room. Where else could you get this experience?
So today began again with truly amazing California weather. Little River is a breathtaking place where the deep...
Client Profile - Special Feature: Bruce Canepa
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Born into a California car family, Bruce Canepa has been involved with motor vehicles nearly his entire life. He learned about cars from the bottom up, working within his father’s car and truck dealerships. He started simply washing cars, and eventually moved up working through the body, paint, fabrication and repair shops. By the time Bruce was out of college, he began managing his dad’s dealerships, which included Lincoln-Mercury,...
Orange Blossom Tour - Day 2
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
We're privileged to be providing road support the Orange Blossom Tour, a casual collector car driving tour of North and Central Florida that's been organized by the fine people at Classic Motorsports and Grassroots Motorsports magazines. With two days down, and nary a mechanical problem in sight, we're starting to worry that the boss might think that this is all play and no work.
Our day started in the...
Gift Guide Part 1: 10 Must-Read Books for the Classic Car Fan
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Why not leave the gift cards and fruit cake for less creative gift-givers? We have the definitive gift guide for car fanatics.
Today is the first of three different giftguides we will bring you this week. Whether you are looking to drop a hint to the non-enilightened people in your life, or you're seeking ideas for a gearhead that you love, our giift guide is sure to win you points this month....
A Word from Martin Swig on the California Mille 2012
Monday, April 16th, 2012
CALIFORINA MILLE 2012
For the 22nd year, anti-car San Franciscans will be reminded that historic cars are significant, as we gather on Nob Hill on the last Sunday in April, prior to our four-day, 1,000 mile adventure on the back roads of California.
The usual Alfa Romeos, Porsches, and Ferraris will be joined by a pair of 1954 Talbot Lago T-26 Gran Sports, a ’40 Buick and other uncommon cars. The Mille is neither a race nor a...