Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Porsche Interior of the Week



      This 1969 Porsche 911T has seen better days, given the looks of the interior. The steering wheel is all wood and seems very thin compared to the current day wheels. The dash is flat and no frills, but definitely cool. This car seems bare bones but well worth it. It's dark, a little beat up, but definitely a Porsche through and through.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Porsche Photography by Stance Works



      There's this great collection of Porsche photos, like the one above. The Porsche is classic and blue with silver accents, and the backdrops are of these great rolling fields with lush green grasses. In this collection there's a few with corn fields, a couple of the dash, and even some actions shots. With winter in full swing, and most of us tired of being cold, these shots reminded me of warm lazy summer days and the hope that soon spring will come.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Million Mile Mania: 2015 Quest For 100,000 Miles

I started this year with a renewed excitement about the potential for pfanaticle.com and pfanatic.com.  My excitement grew exponentially with the announcement of Rennsport Reunion V.  While I'm not typically a New Year's resolution kind of guy, I decided that I needed to do something Porsche-centric in 2015.  So with a bit of a staggered start, I have decided that 2015 is the year to put another 100,000 miles on my odometer.

A couple of years ago I purchased my 2003 996 C4S, to be a daily driver.  Like me, it didn't come with a great pedigree.  No service records.  It was already a high mileage vehicle, at 106,108, and had an AutoCheck recorded accident in 2011.  Interestingly, at the time, CarFax did not have a record of that accident.  Regardless, I really wanted a Porsche, decided the C4 was the way to go, especially given winter conditions in Upstate NY, and the S package instrument cluster was beautiful.  The exhaust sound is awesome too.

In my heart, I also felt that the 996's were getting a bad reputation with the IMS issues and lawsuit, and the headlight configuration.  Being a previous Jeep CJ5 and CJ7 owner (round headlights vs rectangles) I totally understand the 996 headlight bigotry.  I'll have to post about how similar the CJ/Wrangler Jeeps are to 911's.  Anyway, in my mind, the IMS issues were just bad karma against garage queens.  Porsches can and should be driven everyday.

A new Porsche might retain its value in the future, when you're 90, so drive it today and let the next owner worry about investment value.  Now if you're buying a late model, air cooled beauty today, then it really depends on the level of disposable income you have.  The Porsche Everyday campaign is where I live and breath.


I've had some fun with this folly, and some issues.  I was stopped five times, no tickets per se, for having a headlight and tail light out.  Twice within 5 minutes.  During the last stop, the state trooper graciously relinquished, when I pointed out that she pulled me over with a headlight out herself.  I've also had to deal with a run-flat tire going flat, breaking my lug wrench in the process of changing tires, and a serpentine belt tension pulley fail.  Thanks to AAA, Byers and Murphy's Tire Service for getting me back on the road.  Special thanks to CDI for keeping me on the road.  It might sound miserable, especially with negative temperatures these days, but it's all fun when a Porsche is involved.


So with my pfanatism in tact, I set my objective on driving 100,000 miles in 2015.  I'm already about 3,000 miles behind schedule, but hope to catch up by April.  

I'll try to make regular updates.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Porsche Cayenne S Gauge Cluster Dash



      This Porsche photo demanded to be shared. The image above came with caption: "Porsche Cayenne S gauge cluster…ONLY Germans could ever make something like this that perfectly marries function and form." And I couldn't agree more. This dash is beautiful. The full color map in one of the gauges is great, I've never seen that before. I also like how there's depth to every gauge, it makes it unique compared to the flat dash most cars come with. This is very cool, and while the interior doesn't look too impressive, this totally makes up for it. 

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rose Gold Porsche Interior



      When I first looked at this Porsche my immediate thought was rose gold interior. Now it may just be tan and a filter, but to me it's rose gold. And you know anything about current fashion trends, rose gold is in. This compiled with the amazing interior of this Porsche, and the huge bouquet of yellow roses and this is a late Valentine's day celebration if I've ever seen one. The whole shot is just great. I love the hand in the passenger seat and imagining where their night went from here. 

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Porsche of the Week



      This Porsche of the week is a Porsche 911 Targa in grey with a white racing stripe. The front end is set with two accent lights which are smaller than the headlights and have a similar round shape. The white racing stripe is bordered by two red lines which bring out the red in the Porsche crest. This Porsche is quite the sight and would be great to explore further. 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Black Porsche, Black Surfboard



      This snapshot captures the curve of the Porsche and the curve of the surfboard tail quite well. The solid black of both the car and the board compliment each other, and the silver accents around the windows really add something extra to the car. The board is black as well, matching the car nicely with what looks like a wooden tail, or at least a tail in a wood color. It's a nice accent and breaks up the solid black theme. A very cool snapshot, very sharp. 

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