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Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed
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Author:  Billax [ Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed

Went to the Porsche Exhibit today at the North Carolina Museum of Art. First rate presentation of 22 rare and historic examples of Porsche automobiles. Race cars are very loosely connected to TNSIL apparel, but Steve McQueen is a connection between the two:

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Here are a few pictures I took at the Museum today:
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1938 Type 64 Berlin-Rom Racer
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1949 Type 356 Gmund Coupe
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1953 Type 550 Prototype
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1958 Type 356 Speedster
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1967 Type 904/6 Prototype
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1960 Type 718 RS60
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Janis Joplin, smoking' something, with a foot on the fender of her amazing 356 Cabriolet!
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And here's the Porsche that gets raffled away. A Cayman S.:
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While I am no longer a car guy, I once was. All three of my boys are car guys. One Honda S2000, one Mazda Miata, and one classic 1994 BMW 325i. All convertibles. I think it's a genetic defect/ :D

Author:  Ensiferous [ Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed

Billax, great post.

Here is my favorite Porsche, the 1985 911 Carrera Targa. Sadly, it is not mine, but happily, it is my good friend's and I have been given very generous driving privileges.

This is the last of the hand-builts. The 3.2 is an engine (THE engine?) from heaven.

Here she is with the duck tail fitted. He also has a whale tail, but the "turbo look" is not strictly correct for the car, and adds another 40lbs or so, and the duck tail looks cleaner, not meaner.

I wish I had an image of me driving-while-trad, but I do not as of yet. I will work on that. The image of my Beyond Clothing bespoke soft shell betrays my use of technical outerwear. Mea culpa.


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Author:  Billax [ Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed

My three Sons and I spent last weekend in Las Vegas. No gambling for us! We were there for Racing Exotic Cars on a 1.6 mile private track and also for practicing target shooting with 40 caliber handguns, submachine guns, shotguns, semi-automatic rifles and grenade launchers. It was an amazing weekend.

I shot with the guys, but didn't race. Last time we drove a bunch of exotics at speed was in Texas about six years ago. I drove then... but at age 75, I would have been more menace than master on the track.

Here are a few pics of our weekend:

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All the guys, hit over 100 MPH on the straights, with the two younger guys duking it out in the 135-140 MPH range.

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Helluva weekend!

Author:  Topsider [ Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:23 pm ]
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Fast cars and guns in the same weekend...that's my kinda outing! :)

Author:  Ensiferous [ Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:19 pm ]
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Topsider wrote:
Fast cars and guns in the same weekend...that's my kinda outing! :)
Yes!

Author:  Billax [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed

Thanks, guys! It was an amazing weekend.

Bill

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