The Value of memories

The value of memories ‘It is the one that I have created the most memorable memories with.’Succinctly concluding our conversation, Frank Cassidy has answered a question he has beenasked on many occasions.Frank is a devout Porsche collector. He is not a garage queen investor, but a driver and modifier ofhis cars. The modifications he makes…

The unexpected rise of Resto-mods

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years you will have noticed resto-mod companies garnering a lot of popularity recently. How has this become possible in the purist dominated classic car scene? One of the most attractive traits of classic cars is that they were designed and engineered without having to…

Electrifying classics: solution or sacrilege?

The electric revolution has begun. Whether or not you believe in climate change, the automotive industry is quickly moving to displace internal combustion engine cars in favour of electric vehicles (and apparently hydrogen fuel cell but that’s a discussion for another day). So, what does that mean for those of us with a penchant for…

Goodwood Revival 2018 Recap

Photo by Mikey Snelgar, @mikeysnelgar on Instagram.

Last weekend saw one of the greatest classic car events in the world unfold at Goodwood. Spanning three days, the Goodwood Revival is a celebration of automotive infatuation like no other; owners of some of the rarest and most expensive historic metal risk their prized possessions and their lives racing (and sometimes crashing) a plethora…

Porsches in the Rain at Luftgekühlt

Photo by Mikey Snelgar, @mikeysnelgar on Instagram

On Sunday morning I met up with Head Mechanist in Charge, Hedi Sersoub, to head to this year’s British Luftgekühlt, which is arguably the coolest and most confusingly named Porsche meet in the world. However, unfortunately, our chariot for the day was not the coolest thing in the world; a black Fiat 500. No, it…

Monday Money – Turbo Fried Egg

​ Coming to replace the 993 was no easy task, especially while changing an essential part of the engine architecture by discontinuing the air-cooled units for the more efficient water-cooled, which raised a lot of eyebrows at the time in the Porsche community. However, unbiased opinions recognised the benefits of the more modern engines even…

The Duck Fairy Tail

The Porsche ducktail spoiler, or ducktail wing, first appeared in the historic Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 in 1973. Obviously, it was born out of function rather than form, its a German car after all. Efficiency rather than beauty. The term “ducktail” can probably be traced back to the Porsche sales department, which initially made the 911 #Carrera RS 2.7…

911 do it all

Multitask ”The 911 is the only car that you can drive from an African safari to Le Mans, then to the theatre and onto the street of New York.” Ferdinand Porsche