Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Mad Kuh

One of my all-time favorite hot-rod 911's is the Mad Kuh.  This was the sick idea of Paul at Autokennel, and was so crazy and creative that it was hard to ignore. Originally a '78 930, 934 bodywork was installed over 935 coil-over suspension, 917 brakes and center-lock wheels and an approximately 500 hp engine if and when the boost was ever turned up.

I recently stumbled onto these photos that i took at the 2005 R Gruppe Treffen in Sonoma CA.  Sadly, the "Pink Pig" 917 inspired graphics are now gone and the car has been repainted green. Shame really.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Midwest R Gruppe Track Day

Earlier this month, Scott Hanson invited the Midwest R Gruppe to Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL for a little open track action. 
Scott brought his Silver '69 E Hot-Rod, but left it in the paddock and drove his IROC bodied 911 on the track. Brian left his '73 RS at home this time, and put some hot laps in with his White 964 C4.
Randy brought his Conda Green 70"S" "Jennifer" and put a few miles on her and Scott Z tagged along in his Ivory '67 "S".
I drove my '70 "S up, but decided that the 600 mile round trip was enough on the brand new engine and left the car parked in the paddock. Scott did let me drive his track car.  Zoom!  Thanks Scott!
We made up about half of the track traffic that particular day meaning that we could learn the circuit without having to be paranoid about other cars on the course. All in all, it was a very good day.