In Porsche collecting circles, right now even a few months seems like an eternity. I originally wrote this article in 2011. In March 2016, I updated it to reflect the changes in attitudes towards the Porsche 996 Turbo. Buyers had realised that the engine was indeed pretty bulletproof and the cars were rising. I wrote […]
The Porsche 911 is a subject close to my heart. As someone who has spent a large slice of his working life in the automotive and motorsport industries, I have become largely immune from the attraction of the latest performance cars. After a while, they all merge into one. The Porsche 911 is different.
I write regularly for Porsche publications and have been incredibly fortunate to have been trusted with the keys to a great many Porsches. From early, air cooled cars weighing less tan 1,000kgs through to the very latest technical masterpieces.
I've also developed a skill for explaining to Porsche 911 owners how to get the very best from their beloved cars on track.
So what makes the Porsche 911 so addictive? Read this blog posts below to gain a more through understanding. Some people never 'get it'. They're forever puzzled by the strange car with the engine theoretically in the wrong place.
For those who do 'click' with the Porsche 911, it's a life long journey of ownership, great drives, meeting great people and continually learning more about how to get the best from yourself and your car.
This recent cover story for Total 911 started out as a straight forward report on the latest Porsche 991 Turbo S Exclusive Edition. The initial plan was to drive the car and report on it, probably somewhere in the North Wales area. Then we found out that a classic 930 Turbo 3.0 in the period […]
This great YouTube video is one of a series of Top Fives from Porsche. Anyone with even a passing interest in Porsche will be aware that Rennsport Porsches are minimalist and light weight. The 2.7RS is considered the Holy Grail of collectable, lightweight Porsches. However this video highlights the fact that there are at least […]
A random thought occurred to me this week. Coming across a Porsche Cayman R in a car park, the subtle differences in stance of the R was more apparent than normal. As parked a short distance away, there was a plain, vanilla flavoured 2.7. The lower ride height, the fixed blade type rear spoiler and […]
If you are one of those drivers who doesn’t really ‘get’ the whole Porsche thing, then you must watch these three videos. People who are addicted to the Porsche 911 feel will know exactly what Richard Meaden is talking about. For those who are unconverted, we’ve written elsewhere about how it takes time to get […]
Air cooled Porsches, black and white analogue photography and a Leica rangefinder. What’s not to like? Bart Kuykens’ project A Flat Six Love Affair is quite probably heaven on so many levels. Watching him in the film opening another roll of Kodak 35mm brings back many happy memories for me. Memories of a time when […]
I have to admit, when I visited Los Angeles a while ago, I was rather puzzled. I’d often read of the California air cooled Porsche scene, but driving around the streets of downtown LA, I couldn’t figure out where on earth these owners would go to drive their cars. Even if you escaped the traffic […]
“How can you find so much to say about just one car?” It’s a question I’m frequently asked with regard to the Porsche 911, generally by people who are perhaps not the most diehard of Porsche enthusiasts. It is indeed a reasonable question to ask as, to the casual observer, Porsche 911s are all the […]