THANKS TO YOUNG PORSCHE CAR OWNERS AND THE PCA
For the the July issue of Porsche Club of America’s national Panorama Magazine, I have two features and additional photos that profile young Porsche owners and their cars. Check it out. Today’s youth deserve our support. You never know who is going to be inspired!
My sincere thanks to everyone at Pano for all they do.
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PETROLICIOUS FOR SALE
Afshin Behnia, founder of the popular car site Petrolicious, has stepped down as CEO and says the site is for sale after posting controversial remarks on the Internet. Continue reading “”
TED FIELD AND DANNY ONGAIS
Taking the Long Road Home with a Porsche RSR
Article by Randy Wells, Photos by Randy Wells and Others
Forty-Five years ago Porsche’s RSR was the hot ticket for car racing. Of course, joining in the fun has always been easier if you are an heir to one of America’s famous family fortunes.
Ted Field was only 12 years old when his father, Marshall Field IV, a part of the department store dynasty that created a world of affluence for his family, passed away in Chicago. After moving to Alaska with his mother, the young Field decided California was where he wanted to be. So what do you do when you’re well off, single, 21, and living in southern California? Find yourself a Porsche of course – but not just any Porsche. Continue reading “”
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PORSCHE’S FIRST OVERALL VICTORY AT LE MANS & HANS MEZGER
The 1970 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took place 50 years ago on June 13 and 14. Porsche had won first in class before, but their 1970 victory was their first overall Le Mans win.
They would go on to conquer the event more times than any other manufacturer. The late Hans Mezger was instrumental in that first victory and many others.
R.I.P. Hans Mezger, age 90, who passed away today. Hans was one of the most important engine designers ever. His first project was to work on the valve train of the Luhrmann-Designed 356 Carrera engine for Porsche – not an easy task. Over the next 35 years, he took part in the design of the first Porsche 911 engine, the Porsche turbocharged engines, and became the leader of the famed Porsche Race Engine Department. Continue reading “”
I’ve had my Porsche Cayenne loaded with camping gear since the stay-at-home orders were enacted. Continue reading “”
CAN A CAR HAVE A SOUL?
According to one Porsche owner it can.
Read all about it in this month’s issue of Porsche Club of America’s national magazine Panorama. Continue reading “”
I WANT TO DRIVE
When road trips roll around again, and they will with a vengeance I’m predicting, you will want go where the crowds are not. That means your vehicle will need to be ready to camp anywhere.
Here’s what I will be carrying with my wife in a Porsche SUV after CARonavirus: Continue reading “”
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CAYMAN GT4 RS AND CANON RS 5
Porsche’s latest announcement is a 718 Cayman GT4 RS reported to put out 500 hp.
Canon’s latest mirrorless camera is the RS 5. It’s for pros with 45 MP, IBIS, 8K video and 120 fps at 1080…
I’m guessing these will not disappoint. Wow! Continue reading “”
SLOT CAR RACING AGAIN
As a kid, I raced slot cars at commercial hobby tracks pretending to be the famous British driver, Sterling Moss. I still have my box of cars and controller. Twenty years ago, I started collecting the 1/32nd scale slot cars that were being produced at the time. Continue reading “”
STERLING MOSS R.I.P.
Happy Easter. It is with a sad heart that I report Sir Stirling Moss passed away this morning. Considered the greatest racing driver never to win the Formula 1 World Championship, he succumbed to a long-term illness at 90 years of age.
Sterling won just about everything else during his long career – including numerous F1 races, Le Mans, Sebring, Targa Florio, and the Mille Miglia. Amazingly, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered. Godspeed. Continue reading “”
PHOTOGRAPHING SCALE MODEL CARS
Since we are spending another month (or more) at home because of the global health pandemic, now is the perfect time to photograph some scale model cars. Continue reading “”
Tracy Chapman broke the airwaves in April 1988 with this song and others on her self-titled album. Singles from the record, like “Fast Car” and “Baby Can I Hold You” are still relevant today. The CD, or better yet, the record or the elusive 12″ single discs, are audiophile grade music. Check it out. Continue reading “”
BORED? BUILD A 1:3 SCALE PORSCHE 4-CAM MOTOR!
The 4-cam Carrera engine is a technical masterpiece. It propelled Porsche to several race wins in the ’50s and 60s with cars like the 550 Spyder and the 356 Carrera 2. I’ve driven both, and let me tell you these multi-million dollar icons are the real deal. Continue reading “”