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Porsche GT2 – Scottsdale Road: Scottsdale, AZ

May 2nd, 2013 by Matthew

Porsche GT2 - Scottsdale Road: Scottsdale, AZ

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Porsche Boxster Spyder – 1st Ave @ 55th Street, NYC

June 16th, 2010 by Stu

Sir Mix-A-Lot has nothing on this rump. The special edition Boxster, code name Spyder, is the latest rendition of the familiar mid engine ragtop from Stuttgart. The $61,200 Spyder is the subject of a rather flattering rear end treatment that pays homage to the hump-backed 550 Spyder popularized by none other than Mr. Cool himself, James Dean. Aside from the double bubble butt and rather primitive manual top, the Spyder is up 10 hp and down 176 pounds from sibling Boxster S (thanks largely to the removal of the automatic folding top). It also features a lower ride height and more aggressive suspension set up.

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Porsche Mashup (Slantnose vs Cayman) – Meatpacking District, NYC

May 7th, 2010 by Stu

I headed down to the utterly trendy Meatpacking District for dinner at the Standard Grill and was immediately distracted by all the choice rides strewn about Washington Street.  First I peeped this tricked out Cayman S, complete with bitchin Sarona body kit, black wheels, tints and frosty Carrara White coloring. The stark white silhouette, in contrast with dark wheels, looked as if it was hovering above the asphalt. The owner gave me nasty looks from the nearby table he was sitting at as I snapped away at his baby. Maybe he thought I was an SEC auditor or something? Next up was this well-kept 911 Turbo Slantnose (aka Flatnose), “Flachbau” in German, parked around the corner. I was floored not least because of how rare these specially bodied 911s are, but because of how exotic it still manages to look more than 20 years later. Just another night in the Meatpacking District right?

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Under the Hood: Bertrand Delacroix

May 5th, 2010 by Austin

Pictured: Art dealer, silk screen artisan and lover of fine Porsches Bertrand Delacroix inside his print shop in the Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn

We peeked into Bertrand’s massive Brooklyn loft with big, stupid grins plastered onto our faces. Why? Because the 16,000 square foot, mixed use building was filled with enough cool toys and hip furnishings to make any grown man blush. There is a hang glider suspended from the ceiling, vintage French mopeds displayed in the foyer, a beautiful wood-carved pool table and humidor and a bunch of over sized modern paintings hanging from the wall. Perhaps coolest of all, there is a 1:1 Porsche to Pug ratio – seriously, there are 3 of each strewn about this amazing bachelor pad. For the record, Bertrand does have a girlfriend and we’re guessing this glorious man palace didn’t hurt in cementing the relationship.

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Porsche 911 Carrera S – Hollywood Blvd., LA

April 29th, 2010 by Ian

This 993-series Carrera S (1997 – 1998) looks good behind bars on Hollywood boulevard. With its rear drive set up and naturally aspirated engine, the Carrera S is essentially a standard Carrera save for slightly increased power, a lowered suspension and that gloriously wide booty in the rear (the wider rear fenders were compensated with wheel spacers). All the Turbo look for a lot less coin. Seen here underneath a beautiful LA sunset, the last of the air cooled 911s looks prime for a weekend jaunt down Mulholland.

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Fine Lines: Porsche 959 | Rimowa classic luggage

April 22nd, 2010 by Ian

959 X Rimowa 1-Fine Lines

The Germans have a way with aluminum.  Sometimes it is engineered to cradle passengers at neck snapping speeds down the autobahn, and other times to carry passenger belongings through airport security check points at mind numbingly slow speeds. The Porsche 959 was produced from 1986-1989 and, at the time, was largely regarded to be the world’s most technologically advanced road-going sports car. No style or swagger was sacrificed in achieving such a title. For over 100 years Rimowa has been making discerning travelers look cool in airport terminals all over the world.  Their slogan, “Handwerk meets Hightech” (Handcraft Meets High tech), can just as easily be carved under the hood of  the 959.

Both products are the result of one mission statement: Expert craftsmanship, high quality materials, precision manufacturing and unwavering vision.  These timeless and innovative products have secured their positions in the world of iconic designs.

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Lost Cause – Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA

March 25th, 2010 by Mike

So my girlfriend sees this rust bucket Porsche in a gravel parking lot on her way down Lincoln one day. She tells me about it, and instantly I’m imagining a long hood version of our buddy Mike Burroughs’ mean, rusty E28. I call Jim Bauer and, within milliseconds, he’s ready to make an offer. He’s got visions of a non-operating early body (69-73) to restore, or at least scrap body panels from. Both of our dreams were smashed upon arrival at the gravel lot. No motor, hence the SUV ride height. The interior looks like a mini garbage dump. And there’s just enough body damage and terminal rust on each panel to make it not worth the effort. But somehow, especially sitting in between a Jeep Cherokee and Honda Fit, this Porsche is still a gorgeous sight.

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Under the hood: Jim Bauer

March 2nd, 2010 by Mike

Pictured: BMX rider/artist Jim Bauer and his 1981 Porsche 911 SC

Jim Bauer is no stranger to Q&A, but his interviews are usually about a crazy BMX gap, or maybe his custom designed T shirts, or even his artistic approach to wedding planning . When it comes to cars, I like Jim’s perspective because he’s not a typical “car guy”. He’s the guy with a million other talents who also happens to have great taste in cars. Like the rest of Jim’s endeavors, his 1981 Porsche 911 SC has achieved what many of us might call perfection.

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Porsche 959 – Hopkins Ave, Aspen (CO)

February 23rd, 2010 by Stu

One of our loyal readers spotted this 197 MPH supercar from Stuttgart rolling down the 300 Block of Hopkins Ave in downtown Aspen. A fitting venue for such a rare, valuable piece of equipment, the 959 (1987-1989) remains one of the rarest, most advanced, ferociously fast supercars ever made. Its performance credentials, like a 3.7 second dash to 60 mph, remain disgustingly impressive to this day. This one looks to be pretty legit from where we sit, but please weigh in with replica car theories below.

Great find Jim!


Porsche Carrera – Oakwood Ave, Venice, CA

February 11th, 2010 by Mike

The type 964 Carrera (’89-’94) could be the perfect 911. The narrowness, simplicity and rawness of the longhoods and Impact Bumpers, but with just enough refinement to compete with the 993 and 996. It could also be the perfect car for this parking space.

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