PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION PCA SPIEL MAGAZINE
Thanks to writer Tina Chow and the Spiel Magazine team for publishing a wonderful feature on the oft-misunderstood early Porsche 911 sports purpose club R Gruppe!
(Cover photo: Randy Wells)
THANKS PANO FOR SWEDE SUCCESS
A story about a 1974 Swedish press car, specifically a Magenta 911, is bound to be an interesting read. Thanks to PCA’s Panorama Magazine for the opportunity to feature this very rare colored Porsche with a great edit by Rob Sass & Jeff Majeske and design by Richard Baron. Congrats to Justin Roeser for being a part of the November “Color” issue, and thanks for the fun ride in your car.
2023 PORSCHE PARADE FEATURE
This has to be the first time I’ve had 100 images of mine published in a single periodical. Thanks to all at PCA’s Panorama magazine for their generous display of my work in the October 2023 issue.
LEGACY BRANDING AND PERCEPTION
Is America a brand? Sure, but what is that brand today in the eyes of the world? Are their common goals in the USA that provide a unique perspective as a nation?
Maybe America is not a good example. Let’s try automotive brands. My favorite is Porsche. This marque has achieved amazing results in legacy branding over the last few years. While offering increasingly more models, it has maintained a very high level of unified perception about what the brand’s core values are. Sure, to some the image may have been compromised a bit with revived monikers like GTS, R and ST, but enough reality remains to make it all that and more. It’s a lesson many influencers could learn.
RENNSPORT REUNION 7
What a trip this one was. A completely overwhelming Porsche experience that the factory obviously got fully behind. “Something for everyone” is how I can best describe it. The cars and colors on display were over the top, and the Monterey, CA Laguna Seca Raceway was sold out on Saturday and Sunday – a first. Look for my coverage in a future issue of PCA Panorama.
THE NEW PORSCHE 911 DAKAR
“The 911 is the only car that you can drive from an African safari to Le Mans, then to the theatre and onto the streets of New York.”
Imagine a brand new 911 with a rally design package, three inches extra ground clearance, a stainless steel engine guard, a GT3 motor, rally electronic mode and carbon fiber race seats in the cabin, knobby tires and mud flaps, all in a Rothmans livery. Sahara desert here we come!
(Photo:Courtesy Porsche AG)
THE LOS ANGELES PETERSEN MUSEUM “WE ARE PORSCHE” EXHIBIT
“The Petersen Automotive Museum is known for hosting some of the most impressive exhibitions celebrating the automobile. The museum will once again host a new exhibition, called ‘We are Porsche,’ officially opening to the public April 16. For those who want an extra special experience, they should look into booking a spot on April 15, the opening preview day.
The exhibit features 40 Porsche spanning all eras since the 1950s that tell the story of Porsche progression from boutique sports car manufacturer to powerhouse automaker. From Porsche 904 to 907, 356 to 986, new and old 935s, and so much more, it’s worth checking out ‘We Are Porsche’ whether on opening day after.”
IF YOU’RE THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THE ROOM, IT’S TIME TO FIND A NEW ROOM
2023 could be that new room.
One can always improve. You might need to expand your horizons however.
Fifty years ago Porsche’s 917 race car was a departure from what had come before. So was the Rega turntable. It was the result of thinking outside the box. In the short tail configuration with Gulf livery the 917 was unbeatable, so it was eventually outlawed, of course. But it was something else in the early ’70s wasn’t it?
The photograph I made above is also something else. Has it been done before? I’ve never seen it. However, what really matters is that it is something new for me.
VICARIOUS MAGAZINE – WINTER ISSUE
Thank you to Deb Pollack and all at Vicarious Magazine for publishing my photos of a Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design. This blue beauty happens to belong to the co-founder of Taylor Guitars, Kurt Listug, a very nice gentleman to work with.
FOUR-CAM CARRERA GT SPEEDSTER FEATURE
Thanks again to the Panorama Magazine team at PCA for featuring my writing and photography work in the December 2022 issue. Robert Rathe’s super-rare 1958 Carrera GT Speedster is a gem. Probably my favorite Porsche ever! A great owner and a superb example. It just doesn’t get any better than this.
PORSCHE 356 REGISTRY STORY
Thanks to Harvey Kanter and the crew at Porsche 356 Registry Magazine for the assigned writing and photography feature on a beautiful Silver 356 B Special Sunroof coupe completed by John Willhoit Auto Restoration of Long Beach, CA. One of the nicest examples I’ve photographed and written about.
Harvey, congrats for you and your car being published in the Winter 2022 issue of the Porsche 356 Registry magazine!
STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE STORIES AND CARS
A Carrera GT Speedster built by Porsche in the 1950s is still one of my faves. I’ve been given the opportunity to photograph and write about another of these rare hot rods for a feature, and it will be coming out soon. Here’s the opening spread of the last one I photographed back in 2012. Love this stuff!