Sometimes, life throws inconveniences at you. You can deal with it by either passing the problem to someone else, or applying a dose of common sense, a heaping of elbow grease, and take care of it.
The Porsche GT3 has long been regarded as a driver's car. While the results are always staggering, the recipe for GT3 pie is very simple – take a normal 911, ratchet up the cc's and revs, strip out the weight while exaggerating the width and wheelbase, give it cup-car stiff suspension, strap on a huge wing and use…
We talk often about the "death of the manual", but is it really dead? Or is it just momentarily dormant as the 6-speed slowly peters out and the 7-speed ramps up? I wish. More than likely, these +1 gear'd anomalies will remain just that; anomalies. Beautiful looking, amazing handling, anomalies.
We just took possession of this DonQ liveried Porsche Boxster racer, which I have affectionately dubbed "Yellow Submarine". Upon first inspection this Boxster has properly shed all hair-dresser-lady-car connotations. Stripped interior, full roll-cage, exposed shifter, race wheel and seat, fire suppression, the works.
It's been a good year at Classic Car Club Manhattan. A healthy dose of racing, in many different flavors, kept us on our toes during the summer months. While off-track we were busy driving the GT40 through tunnels, exploring the countryside in search of the ever-elusive 'perfect road', and destroying jbh's GoPros.
This is a few hours worth of Plasti Dip peeling sped up to a very fast speed. Watch CCC wrench-monkey Ethan peel the blue away to reveal creamy white original paint.
The sounds this car emits are simply other-worldly. The metallic rasp folds over itself with mechanical determination, popping and crackling off throttle like an explosively flatulent school kid.
Normally we bring the high horsepower performers of our fleet out on "Autogasm" events, but this week the pace was (not really) reduced. We limited horsepower to 250 and narrowed it down to the following five cars:
Driving in the rain, especially in a rear-engined Porsche that would, at times, like to go down the road backwards, takes a special touch. Here are some wet weather tips engineered to keep you fast and safe:
One of our members has this super sexy wide-body 993 he was giving us rides in; the dish is deep on the wheels and the flat six positively roars.
At CCC we have a strong affinity for the Porsche brand, so here's a collection of sights and sounds from our myriad 911s (and Cayman) ranging from 1969 to 2012.
It's no secret we love Porsches at CCC. We've got a new one on the way, so what better time to stand back and appreciate the one's we've got?
A bit of a backfire, on the way home from Cars & Croissants Chatham last Sunday.