Wednesday, March 12, 2014
As far as Porsche accessories go, this cap definitely looks very Porsche Racing to me. The fabric looks thin, like you could fold it up and stuff it into a pocket in reserve for when you really needed it, like at the end of a race to combat helmet hair. The bright yellow color also makes sense since it being bright makes it easy to find. The front logo is attractive, and the simplistic nature of this whole thing really appeals to me.
The photo came with a link indicating that this piece is for sale. It also was paired with the hashtags 80s and rare, so I'm not sure if they recreated this for mass market, or if this actual one is for sale. I think this is a great collectors item if it is as rare as it suggests. While it seems a bit simple and not exactly awe inspiring, it is a really cool piece and would work for any racing fan. I don't know that anyone would wear it, but if it's a mass market thing it would be alright as a back up hat for your car or something.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
We got a great tip the other day (thanks, Brooke!) that RelayRides had a great Porsche article. Of course I checked out the article and had to share it with all your Pfanatics. RelayRides is a peer to peer car rental marketplace. Basically you rent out a car you have that isn't being used to someone in your city or nearby that would like to borrow a car. Insurance is covered as well, to ensure that your precious car doesn't get destroyed. It's a very cool concept, and them featuring the Porsche makes their page even cooler.
The article they posted was entitled, "A Brief History of an Iconic Sports Car: The Porsche 911". The article discusses both the 911 and how you can rent one through RelayRides. It's a really smart marketing technique, showcasing a car that will definitely bring readers, and including how we can use their services to get into said car.
As far as the article goes there's a couple paragraphs about the history of the Porsche, discussing Ferdinand, the 356, Beetle, 911, and Carrera. The history is short, all that you need to know without being too fluffy. The longer portion of the article includes where you can borrow one today. This makes sense, and is probably the real motivation for creating this post. While I find it slightly hard to believe that people would rent out their Porsche to a stranger, I'm sure this information will come in handy if you're looking to buy one but want to do more than a test drive on the lot. It would be pretty cool to borrow one for the weekend or something and see how it really works out for your lifestyle. The article mentions Porsches in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Ft. Lauderdale. So if you're in the area and want to drive in style, check it out.
Monday, March 10, 2014
This Porsche photo was posted on Tumblr with the caption "Someone paid $70,100 for this. That is all." Of course Porsche is an ideal find, but this one also needs tons of work. I can't tell from the caption if that's a good price, or a bad one. The tone really could go either way for me. Since I'm a bit of a Porsche newb compared to many other Pfanatics, what do you think? Given the photo I'd say it's a bit steep but then again it is a Porsche and I don't know how rare this actual one is, so it could be a good price after all.
The Porsche is a wonderful orange, but something tells me that it's end color won't be orange. The hood is rusting and appears bent or not really attached to the car. There's other dings and scrapes, and of course we have no idea how the interior looks, or the rear. It's great this photo was shared, I love seeing the raw stuff before changes are made, and before and afters are always great. Here's to hoping they post more photos later, and we can see the progress this baby makes.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
We all want to dream of spring, and probably are pretty tired of the winter blahs by now. Especially since this weekend we changed the clocks ahead, looking forwards to long warm summer nights isn't too far away. This image really got me thinking ahead to warmer weather, whether you live on the East or West coast, we all agree that warmer is better especially with this classy cabrio. The image itself isn't that great, I mean I'm not a huge fan of the wall on the right, it suggests dumpsters to me but maybe that's just me.
The car is the real star here. It's a great color, either white or grey, and the interior is amazing as well. The main focus here is of course the steering wheel. The gloves draped across the top indicates to me that someone's ready to drive off into the sunset. The brown leather of the gloves and the wheel compliment each other nicely, and the silver accents in the center really bring the whole car together. It's really a great car, and of course it would be nice to see more of it, but this image really makes me want to hop in the driver's seat and get going.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
This picture is amazing, it makes me feel like they're in an apocalyptic film or television show. And let's be honest, a green Porsche 911 in any show like The Walking Dead or Revolution would be pretty epic. Can you imagine that? The world practically ends, buildings are torched, and people are going nuts, and you're cruising through it all with a sweet ass green Porsche 911? It is almost too difficult to imagine, aside from this great picture.
I have no clue why or how this picture came to be, but I saw the green, and the buildings and was sold. My imagination went wild and I couldn't help but share my new vision with all those other Pfanatics. What do you think of the image? Aside from the setting the car itself is great. I love the Kermit color and how reflective it is. It stands apart, aside from its color also with the rim choice and just the look overall. If this does end up in a show or movie, I need a link ASAP.
Friday, March 7, 2014
This Porsche of the week is a Porsche 356 Outlaw. The color appears to be a black or more likely a navy blue. The paint is amazing for one. It's showing the sunset in the reflection which is a really great accent to this image. From this angle it really shows off the rear curve, while nodding to the front curve which sets this Porsche apart from the rest. The longer front end and larger look overall makes this car stand out and quickly strikes as iconic.
This image takes the classic 356 and makes it look fresh and new. The incredible paint job really helps, but the setting also lends a hand. The green looks so crisp and fresh, especially now compared to most of the country being covered in snow. It nods to spring, awakening, and new beginnings, even for older cars.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
When it comes to Porsches, racing is high on the list. With celebrities on the Porsche team, and all the wins they have, I'd be surprised if a Pfanatic existed that didn't at least dabble in Porsche racing news, or getting their car on the track. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but this racing steering wheel really did it for me.
Obviously not all Porsches have steering wheels that look like this, it's utilitarian, it's rough, it's metal and foam. The Porsche crest in the center nods to the Porsche itself but it just looks tougher than the mainstream street cars we've seen. The black with the screws in the center, it's all very different and feels good. The dash also seems very basic, no frills because let's be honest, if you're driving the car in the mud with splatters flying through the windows, you don't want to be worried about the leather.
The angle of the shot makes it feel like we're driving, and we all want to I'm sure. I want to grab ahold of this, feel the texture and how the metal clashes with the foam. I want to look out the windows and see the track ahead, the empty field, the open street. I'm interested, and want, no need more details.