The Porsche Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Bongolia, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    In the spirit of Dakar, another rally 911...

    What kind of suspension components do they build these race cars with?
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    Obligatory moto tie-in, Travis Pastrana is driving this one!
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  2. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Continuing on our rallye theme, who's up for some drivers ed?

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  3. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    I watched that RUF history film over my lunch break today. Really excellent, highly recommended! I'd love a chance to meet/get to know that guy -- he seems like a genuine car nut and a hell of a craftsman/engineer/mechanic.
  4. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    I forgot I had a couple pics from when we lived in Stuttgart and went to a local car show. These are in keeping with the rally theme.

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  5. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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  6. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    I'd get a longnose, just so I could put the Singer headlights in there. :D
  7. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Our friend that works for them is just moving up north to the HQ for Singer. I'm praying when he gets here I'll get some sort of tour or the like. And have no fear, I'll have the camera in tow... :tb
  8. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Singer - thanks for posting, piranha :thumb

    They've got the essence exactly right haven't they. Perfection. My first lottery winnings purchase. My second would be to take a modern 911 and have someone do a similar thing: lighten it everywhere but keep it live able.
  9. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Oldtimerrally last summer

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  10. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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  11. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    some beautiful footage

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  12. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  13. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Generally, I'm not a fan of the Targa (mainly because the Americanised versions look awful). But, that one looks good. I need to figure out why.

    p.s. Love this thread :thumb
  14. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    I hate this thread, I want one so bad......
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    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Fantastic photo's GSpep. Thanks :D
  16. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    The roll bar is black.
  17. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    I've always found that the angle in which you view a Porsche has a lot to do with it. Sounds nuts, but... like looking at a beautiful woman...

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  18. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Yes, but I think it's a combination of things: the rims (with fairly tall profile tires) - it may have been lowered a little too, the black rather than chrome trim around the windows, the front lights (which don't have those huge ugly surrounds) etc.,

    and yes, that is a good angle.
  19. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    I have posted this over in the Charlottesville VA thread too but I'm cross posting here just in case there is someone on this thread who is in the area who might be interested and didn't see it there. And because almost all of us in this thread appreciate a pic of a Rothmans rally Porsche.

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    I found a documentary on the 1984 dakar and the owner at a local bar/resturant has agreed to screen it next Wednesday night at 8 pm, details here in the c-ville thread. come on out :freaky

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  20. 68deluxe

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    IMHO the air cooled P-cars were the best sports cars ever made.