my wife's 944 S dodged this bullet. I distinctly remember hearing it as she pulled up; a bit like pulling a chain across a pipe...we had just met so the history of her '44 was a mystery to me. in an instant, I knew precisely what it was and panicked...HONEY! SHUT 'ER OFF...N O W ! ! !
watching this had me on the edge of my seat. if the this woman was nearing a coronary infarction, imagine what would happen to you or I if we were so fortunate to be in her position. I can't speak for you, but my sphincter muscle would've probably gone into spasm releasing whatever contents they held in be it air or excreta all over the back of my dungarees.
thanks to Paul Henriques of German Cars for Sale Blog for passing this little gem along.
the year Porsche won the Dakar Rally with the legendary 953 which gave way to the 959 in 1985. lots of Porsche's big names including Head of Perfomance Roland Kussmaul and works driver Jochen Mass are in this video. more importantly, Jacky Ickx was partly responsible for helping Porsche develop their 4-wheel drive system in Algiers the year before this race...so much history packed into 90 minutes.
it can't always be hot and heavy Porsche history...it makes for a dull man, don't ya know. here's a video to lighten things up a bit—and why not?
it's refreshing, this. rather than give us a salvo of slick images and the half-assed history lesson we've all heard dozens of times, this dealer, KGF Classic Cars, takes things a bit further and gives us an intimate tour of this 924 Carrera GT with a video without the cameraman's silly commentary or any other such distractions. clean, simple, and to the point.
a few lads from the Porsche Club of Great Britain took a factory tour back in 1986 to witness the birth of 944s and 928s and shot this film. it must be said that one can't ever get tired of watching such clips that show us not only the birth of these machines, but the technologies used in their creation. things haven't changed too much I'd say when you compare these methods with the ones used today. one punter had this to say:
"That plant was much more laid back than I'd ever imagined it would be. With all the hazards around them, and the importance of cleanliness when working on engines in a production environment I would really expect everyone to be wearing a common uniform, with hair nets, hard hats and safety glasses for everyone on the line."
hair nets? they're not making goddamn Big Macs fella, no one's gonna complain that they found a hair in the cylinder valley of their V8.