I first saw this car towards the end of 2011. I was visiting Specialist Cars of Malton, based in Yorkshire, UK, on the pretext of another car photo shoot. Owner John Hawkins gestures, "Here, let me show you this", heading to a side door. Anyone knowing John will be aware that you should be very cautious when he says things like that. You should also check the bottom of a coffee cup before accepting it. Opening a side door, we're looking at an immaculate, Guards Red Porsche 959. Rare, but not … [Read more...] about Is This The World’s Rarest Porsche 959?
The Porsche 911 is a truly remarkable car. Despite the factory’s own attempts to kill the 911 at one point, it has survived and evolved in a truly Darwin-like way.
Not everyone loves the Porsche 911. But if you do, you will be forever a loyal supporter.
I've written about the fascinating development and evolution of the Porsche 911 for various Porsche titles over the years. Here you will find a collection of my thoughts, some of the features and also my views on the phenomenon of the collectable Porsche marketplace.
We have an obsession with the weather in the UK. After the usual formalities, it's the first thing British conversation moves onto. And this last twelve months or so, we've had a lot to talk about, much of it not good. If you're one of the many location car photographers uk, it's a big problem as the logistics and time schedules of a monthly car magazine mean that we need the co-operation of the weather. Those interesting, high performance cars are often owned by fastidious owners who would … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 Turbos and The British Winter
I had a chance conversation with a long time Porsche owner this past weekend. Based in the UK, he's owned no less than twenty Porsche 911's of various vintages across the years. Some, such as his tuned 996 Turbo 4 and his 996 GT3RS, he still owns. They're keepers. We talked about early Porsches and though I'd met this guy in the past it had been in a non-Porsche context, I'd no idea he was such a Porsche fan, nor as knowledgeable as he obviously was. Then he made a startling admission. He turned … [Read more...] about The Man Who Turned Down a GT3RS 4.0