May 2nd, 2016
SEATTLE IN SPRING
Spent a wonderful PCA tech session yesterday at Cantrell Motorsports on the Porsche GT1 with Andy Pilgrim, Tony Callas, Randy Leffingwell and Jochen Rohr. Then drove to my cabin from Seattle in one of my 1972 911s. What a wonderful time to be on the road (as long as you avoided May Day in downtown!). Here’s a shot of my pal Chris Powell in a Speedster with a similar feel.
April 28th, 2016
BONNEVILLE SPEEDWAY IN 2016?
Will Speed Week happen on August 13-19? How about the World Finals scheduled for September 27-30?
Two months ago the Utah House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee unanimously passed a resolution urging the federal government to take immediate action to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats. More
April 19th, 2016
TALE OF TWO TARGAS
The April issue of Porsche Club of America’s Panorama Magazine includes nine pages of my automotive photographs accompanying Mark Titterton’s text. His story tells the tale of two red Targas born 45 years apart. Richard Baron, Pano’s Creative Director (and my autocross partner this past weekend), applied his usual layout magic. Please enjoy this superb raffle ticket winning yarn PCA members!
April 11th, 2016
LUFT AUTO SUCCESS
“The third installment of Patrick Long and Howie Idelson’s Luftgekühlt gathering took place yesterday at the expansive factory location of furniture designer Modernica in East Los Angeles. Thousands of automotive enthusiasts flocked to the event to see hundreds of Porsche models ranging from 356s to all variations of 911s.” More
April 4th, 2016
My latest article in the on-line Road Scholars Magazine reminds us of simpler times and the original Porsche 930. Thanks again to Cam, Kevin, and Randy.
Read all about this automotive icon here.
March 27th, 2016
WHERE TO GO THIS SPRING?
I’d go to Malta…
March 24th, 2016
There are iconic leading men in films, of course, impossibly rugged and willing to tackle anything.
And then there are the stories of ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things with little fanfare. Those are the men and women I want to document in my lifetime.
March 19th, 2016
HERE ARE YOUR CAPTIONS!
“This SI swimsuit edition gets better every year!”
“They say whomever finds the key first gets to keep the car.”
“And he reached in here to get the tool kit and something grabbed him and pulled him in. That was the last time anyone saw him.”
“Come on, 7 or 11…”
“It’s a boy!”
“is that an original washer!?”
“I think that little nut fell off over here…” More
March 16th, 2016
PORSCHE CARRERA 991-2 TURBO ONLY
With the exception of the GT3 and R variants, the next Porsche 911s will be turbocharged only. First watercooling, then drivers aids and PDK, and now lower displacement non-normally aspirated Carreras! No, the sky is not falling. Porsche is just doing what they need to do to meet emissions compliance, fuel economy and customer demands.
March 11th, 2016
CAPTION THIS PHOTO!
Go to my Facebook page to post:
In one week I will announce the winning entry.
R.I.P. George Martin and Keith Emerson
March 1st, 2016
My close friends know I’m shy and stay out of the spotlight whenever possible. And I rarely post photos of myself – but here goes. My version of a selfie…
February 23rd, 2016
MORE ROAD TRIPS!
Its almost spring, and some of the best driving roads in the U.S. are between Washington state and California – just not I-5.
Here’s a bit along the Snake River between Oregon and Idaho that will make any Porsche pilot’s heart sing. Either side of this are some of the most empty and inspiring twisty river roads that you will ever find. Gas is cheap, go for it!
February 18th, 2016
WHAT IS IT THAT INSPIRES YOU?
Anyone who’s an artist at their craft knows this is the eternal question that compels a soul to keep pushing the envelope. The secret is to make sure you are rewarded for working harder, so you can fulfill your destiny – even if it takes awhile. Fortunately, creativity is an endless well.
February 14th, 2016
AN UNLIKELY VALENTINE
Magnus means “great” in Latin. Like him or not, it’s been hard to ignore Magnus Walker, whose media attention has shone a light on air-cooled Porsches. And that’s contributed to their rise in value over the past five years – for good or for bad. More
February 10th, 2016
THE CAR THAT INSPIRED A BOOK
Thanks to editor Randy Leffingwell and Road Scholars Magazine for showcasing my article on Ryan Snodgrass and his 1976 Porsche 2.7 Carrera.
This is the car that inspired Ryan’s recently published 400 page “bible” on the ’74-76 Euro Carrera 2.7 MFI model.
Read the entire article here
See previous posts on the book here
February 4th, 2016
Is it the Super Bowl yet?
Ever since Group B Rally went away, I’ve been missing some real sports excitement…
R.I.P. Dave Mirra