November 21st, 2015
December 22 is just a month a way. For those of you who live in environs that get roads salted, be sure and give your classic car(s) some exercise before they are put away for the season. I spent yesterday driving mine and it was a blast!
November 17th, 2015
THIS PANAMERA CONCOURS & AUTOCROSSES
The November issue of the Porsche Club of America’s magazine Panorama is full of captivating human interest stories and exceptional photography, including coverage of Rennsport Reunion V.
Being teamed up again with Ada Lee Halofsky is equally wonderful. Her story about Gale and Alex Galloway’s journey with what is perhaps the cleanest 2010 Panamera around is an inspiration to every PCA volunteer. It’s also a fitting portrayal of what makes the Porsche family special.
Thanks to Pete Stout and Richard Baron as always.
November 13th, 2015
(Artist: Jean Jullien)
November 11th, 2015
CARRERA 2.7 BOOK NOW SHIPPING
Disclaimer: I was credited for suppling studio photos for this 400 page landmark book. It’s amazing.
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CARRERA 2.7 BOOK
November 7th, 2015
This time of year I’m thinking about traveling to someplace warmer. Call me the November Man. Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand, or my personal favorite, Bora Bora, For U.S. locales that are less expensive, you may want to consider southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, or Florida.
November 3rd, 2015
AS NICE AS PIE 356
Congrats to Michael Copperthite and his 1953 356 vintage race car just published in a feature I completed for the great guys at Road Scholars.
Michael found his Porsche pre-A 356 on eBay. It looked a mess, but something about the poorly painted coupe appealed to him. It was 95% complete, had seatbelts out of a P-51 Mustang fighter, and a rally clock out of a B-24 Liberator bomber.
Here’s a link to the full article in the November issue of RS Magazine: As Nice As Pie.
November 1st, 2015
WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP GOES TO PORSCHE
By winning the Shanghai WEC event today, Porsche achieved a total of 308 points, putting the manufacturer beyond the reach of Audi (238 points) and Toyota (137 points) with one race to go. This overall win is Porsche’s 13th world title as a constructor in endurance racing. Congrats to all!
(Photo: Courtesy Porsche AG)
October 27th, 2015
MY FIRST CAR
A 1970 Mercury Capri in red with a Cherry Bomb muffler and rolled fenders for bigger wheels & tires. Everyone’s first car is special – if just for the memories… like tent camping in California.
(Photo: David King)
October 20th, 2015
TO BE PAID FOR WHAT YOU LOVE
Isn’t that the dream? Sounds great. Sign me up…
Being renumerated for something you would do anyway. Some say it’s “found money”. Unfortunately, the compensation offered doesn’t always reflect the cost of doing business in today’s world.
Early on, it will probably feel like a tough road filled with obstacles and rejection. And, until you develop a style and product that’s needed, it’s likely to stay that way. Once you achieve success, be thankful for what you have. You are being paid for what you love…
October 17th, 2015
No, I’m not talking about the shocking diesel recall. That’s world’s away from my news.
My 2001 VW Eurovan Weekender’s second transmission failed. I guess after 200,000 miles of traveling cross country that will happen. Rather than fix it again, I decided to upgrade to a 2006 Porsche Cayenne. Same VR6 type motor with a lot more amenities. After a road trip to CA and back, I can say it will make a fine shooting platform and mobile office.
October 12th, 2015
Wow, 1,000 views of “Roger’s Ride” in three days. Thanks to all of you for your gracious comments. I’m truly humbled by the reception this film has received. With every view it brings Roger back to life for me. He truly was a great person.
October 9th, 2015
ROGER GRAGO VIDEO NOW ONLINE
One of the things you can’t take with you when you pass on is your story. Roger Grago left us with so many great stories, because he made a difference in other people’s lives. This film, “Roger’s Ride”, attempts to provide some of the ways in how he touched so many.
Thank you, Nick Roveda, for your amazing edit on this documentary about our dear friend Roger. You are the best collaborator a director could ask for.
HOT ROD FILMS
October 5th, 2015
SEARCHING FOR SALT
Thanks to everyone for your amazing support over the past two weeks. It’s been an incredible trip.
Also, congrats to Tom Woodford and his streamliner Porsche 911 just published in a story I covered on the disappearing salt flats at Bonneville Speedway.
Here’s a link to the October issue of Road Scholars Magazine: Searching For Salt.
September 28th, 2015
RENNSPORT WEEKEND UPDATE
Finally up for air after a mind-blowing weekend in Monterey, CA. Thanks to my editors Pete Stout and Randy Leffingwell for their guidance on the amazing stories I was assigned. It was especially wonderful meeting the staff of PCA Panorama Magazine at the top of “The Corkscrew” Sunday afternoon.
This event was by far the best Porsche meet I’ve ever attended. Thanks to my friends in R Gruppe for their gracious comments after the first showing of my film on Roger Grago. The documentary “Roger’s Ride” premiered at the Saturday night banquet. A link to the video will be posted here on October 9th.
September 20th, 2015
One of my fave George Harrison singles was released 40 years ago this week. Thanks to all of you who have helped me get my film shown this week in Monterey. Five days to go.
September 15th, 2015
JEFF ZWART INTERVIEW IN EXCELLENCE
Zwart has been a hero of mine since I bought the November ’87 issue of American Photographer off the newsstand with his car photo on the cover. Even now, his images in that magazine are amazing.
He’s been an inspiration for decades with his stills, commercials, films, words, and racing achievements. See my interview with him in the upcoming issue of Excellence Magazine (#232) for more on his career and his first car, a 1970 Porsche 914-6.