Archive for the Porsche Blog category

July 14th, 2018

A LOOK BACK IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

Thanks to Road Scholars Magazine for profiling a stalwart of the SoCal sports car scene and his Metallic Blue Porsche 1973 911S. Chuck Miller has been instrumental to the clubs known as the Early 911S Registry and R Gruppe for over 15 years. See part 1 and part 2 features below.

Road Scholars Magazine Article Part 1

Road Scholars Magazine Article Part 2

June 29th, 2018

PORSCHE RESETS THE RECORD LAP TIME AT THE NÜRBURGRING

As long as we are reporting record breaking times, here’s one from Germany.

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June 24th, 2018

Posted in Porsche Blog, Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

VW ELECTRIC CAR SETS NEW RECORD TIME AT PIKES PEAK

Today, Romain Dumas took his Volkswagen I.D. R EV to a new record time of 7:57.148 over 12 miles and 156 curves to 9,000 feet in Colorado. Sebastion Loeb’s previous record at 8:13.878 set in 2013 with a gas powered Peugeot 208 T16 seemed unreachable. Welcome to the age of the electric car that Porsche helped design… More

June 19th, 2018

MAKING PORSCHE RACING HISTORY IN BAJA

Here’s a look back at the drama and beauty that I experienced in April while following a pair of Porsche 911s – off road down Baja.

Follow me and the Rothsport Racing team from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo over jumps, river crossings and endless silt beds. The team made Porsche history finishing 1st and 2nd in class after five days of racing – but not without a few incidents!

Road Scholars Magazine article

June 15th, 2018

Posted in Porsche Blog, Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

LE MANS 2018 WEEKEND

From the Porsche Newsroom:

“180 drivers and 60 vehicles will fight for victory at Le Mans. With four 510 hp Porsche 911 RSRs contesting the GTE-Pro class, Porsche fields the largest GT works contingent in the company’s history at the 13.626-kilometre Circuit des 24 Heures.” More

June 10th, 2018

914/6 GT TRIBUTE

For June, I’ll have a couple of publications. The first will be in PCA Porsche Panorama Magazine.

It had to be orange, of course. Just like virtually every other real 914/6 GT raced by the Porsche factory Werks department. This tribute GT also had to start as a 914/6 to be eligible for racing today. It needed to be heard before it was seen too. Thanks to straight through pipes and no real muffler to speak of, that’s assured. More

June 3rd, 2018

WHO ORIGINATED THE LOUVERED 911 REAR DECK LID?

Nobody knows… What we do know is that Rolly Resos sold a muti-louvered Porsche 911 rear decklid that he had picked up at a Pomano Swap meet to a long-haired guy in scruffy clothes at the German Autofest in 2002. That’s how the legend of the “Urban Outlaw” was born…

May 20th, 2018

R GRUPPE TREFFEN

Yes, I’ve been to every R Gruppe Treffen – 18 in a row. This year’s event in Buellton, California featured great weather and camaraderie. Having a drone to photograph stills and video ensured it was even more special. Thanks to all my friends for a wonderful time.

May 15th, 2018

MAY 911R GOODNESS

No, it wasn’t an April fool’s joke. This month’s Panormama Magazine features my interview with Kevin Jeannette and his purchase of Porsche’s 911R #15 for $9500. Check it out. It’s hilarious.

PCA Panorama Magazine

May 9th, 2018

PLAYTIME AT THE EMORY’S

Here’s my latest feature in Road Scholars Magazine. It’s an insight into Rod and Zayne Emory’s toy car collection. Lots of great stories are told against a backdrop of miniature models in their new Emory Motorsports shop in North Hollywood.

All photos shot on a Leica Q with natural light.

Road Scholars Magazine Article

May 2nd, 2018

THANKS TO THE ROTHSPORT RACING TEAM

Last year I was given the opportunity to photograph and write a feature article and short film on the two Rothsport Racing Porsche 911s, both of which finished the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road race. More

April 29th, 2018

CAMERON AND ERIC HEALY WIN AT THE MEXICAN 1000

A production-based Porsche 911 has never won its class at a Baja 1000 off-road race. Until now.

Cameron Healy (driver) and Eric Healy (navigator) took the win in the 2018 NORRA Mexican 1000 Vintage Stock Production Cars class piloting a Rothsport Racing Porsche Safari 964. Teammates Jeff Gamroth and Tim Ralston of Rothsport Racing finished second. Congrats to all!

April 25th, 2018

2018 MEXICAN 1000 BAJA RACE

Check out my Instagram page to see how we are doing with the Rothsport Racing Porsche 911s in Baja!

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April 17th, 2018

THE ULTIMATE 928 DIY RESTORATION

“Minerva’s Journey” is a behind the scenes look at what it takes to rebuild a 166,000-mile Porsche from the tub up to “as new” stock condition nearly 40 years after it left the factory.

William Anast and Rob Edwards deserve big kudos for this month’s publication of their 1978 928 refurbishment in PCA’s Panorama Magazine. This was an epic journey in more ways than one.

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April 1st, 2018

THE GOLD 911R AND KEVIN JEANNETTE

Here’s a pic of Bruce Jennings and Kevin Jeannette from the late 1960s with Porsche 911R #15. What a wonderful moment. Look for a future article on this car.

Happy Easter and April Fool’s Day!

(Photograph: Courtesy Kevin Jeannette Collection)

March 17th, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

For all of you with a wee bit of Irish in your heritage, here’s a photo of a Conda Green Kremer-Porsche 911 ST I’d like to be wearing today.