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…

Lines with no time

Porsche 917  Ferrari 330 GTO The world of vintage cars is always exclusive. Because everything that you can re-live is something unique that in one way or another brings back memories and emotions in our souls. But there are some cars that, in addition to having marked our hearts, have established a very precise era…

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…

Monday Money: The Porsche 914

Photo from RM Sotheby's.

Never before had a manufacturer dared to make a car’s front and rear ends looked so similar, until in 1969 Porsche and Volkswagen teamed up to produce the delightfully symmetrical Porsche 914. However, by the looks of things, both companies seemed to think they were designing the front. Or back? Hard to tell, but that’s…

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…

Pure 80s Joy: Porsche’s 944 S2

Photo by @secablueprodctions on Instagram.

Rear-wheel drive? Check. Manual transmission? Check. Coupé? Check. Naturally Aspirated? Check. Near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution? Check. The Porsche 944 S2 ticks a lot of the boxes on the petrolhead’s wish list and yet, for the most part, it hasn’t been hit by the massive appreciation that seemingly every other Porsche has. Maybe it’s time to…

Porsche Spring Meeting

Club event is something I have never been to, neither considered to go to be honest. I have always been attracted to events that bring a lot of people from different background and cars, Le Mans Classic and Goodwood Revival are the one I am talking about. So it was a delight to accept the invitation…

It ain’t La Dolce Vita at Targa Florio

The 2017 edition of the Targa Florio Classic took place last week and is the pinnacle of historical Motorsport races and one of the most challenging competitions in Europe. This year’s edition is sponsored by Alfa Romeo for the Classic, and Abarth for the Rally. Participants included a 1968 Lancia Fulvia Zagato Competizione, a 1939…

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…

Cool me down with some fresh air

​ For many Porsche enthusiasts, a “real” Porsche has to be air-cooled and it is not negotiable. ​The air-cooled units have been favoured for multiple reasons, but mainly for their hairy and involving character that you cannot find with the newer water-cooled designs. For vintage motorbike riders, or car drivers familiar with this type of…