Sunday, October 30, 2011

Things that end with "4"

Too many 911's you say? Well, certainly there were other types of Porsches at Rennsport IV

Monday, October 24, 2011

Porsche Race Car Classic

Rennsport Reunion was held in conjunction with the Porsche race Car Classic, a charitable event (the Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the UCSF Thoracic Oncology Program).

Never before have so many spectacular Porsches been seen at one event. Rows upon rows of 550's, 904's, 718's and numerous four-cam 356's. Miked in were some very special 911s such as 911 R's and RSR's. It was amazing.

 My favorite car of the event was the '69 911 that won the 1968 Marathon de la Route, an 84 hour race held at the original Nurburgring. The car retains most of its original paint and components and is a remarkable time capsule. As I was standing there looking at it, one of the drivers  in that event walked up an reacquainted himself with the car. Willi Kauhsen was a factory test driver in 1968 and was part of the team to win with this exact car!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rennsport Reunion IV

Took way to many photos during the weekend at Laguna Seca...but how could you not?  It really is impossible to capture the beauty of that many great Porsche cars in one location. The most cliche statement heard about Rennsport is that it was too much to take in. But seriously, where else would you walk past RSR's and 935's without stopping to look closer. There just wasn't enough time to talk to everyone you wanted to see, watch the racing and look at all of the cars in the paddock. There were hundreds of terrific cars in the parking corrals and I wasn't able to look at them even once. And I was there for FOUR whole days, not the typical three that most people got!

Here is a handful of my favorite images from the event. Many more to come, so make sure you bookmark me.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Late '73 911 Tool Kit

This is a very special tool kit. In mid '73 Porsche retired the tool kits with the small metal buckles and replaced them with a kit that had a simple cotton string stitched to it. This string would be used to tie the kit closed. Being that it was cotton with only a very delicate couple of stitches holding it to the vinyl bag, these strings didn't last too long.

I would consider this tool kit a starter kit. This is for the person who doesn't have a tool kit in their car. The bag is in overall good condition, but needs a good cleaning - but those super rare strings are attached! There are a few paint marks on it, but those could probably be removed with some elbow grease. It is fairly complete, but missing the screwdrivers. It does have the little pudenz fuse kit, but it is in poor condition. The tools that are there with the exception of the Hapwae pliers all show some corrosion. The pliers are in very good condition.

Price: $375.00