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No Porsche material in 10 days?!? Let’s put an end to that right now with this epic video that takes a look behind the scenes at Florida-based Brumos Racing, titled “How Brumos Endures”. Enjoy:
The good folks at eGarage take an inside look at Chatsworth, California based ICON and gets the whole low down during their interview with it’s owner and creator, Jonathan Ward. Definitely an interesting and worthy way to spend 4 1/2 minutes of your time, if for no other reason than for motivation of finishing that project in the garage. Enjoy:
Over at fordraptorforum.com, an active thread by forum member “sodrty” has been chronicling the build of his 2wd Ford “Raptor” project. His day/night job is working with All American Racing and their radical Delta Wing Le Mans car. With all of the unbelievably impressive custom machining and fabricating that has gone into this build, we can safely assume that he has a active key role within the race team.
Looking for a project car to keep you busy restoring over the next decade and financially bankrupt you? Then look no further than Silverstone Auctions, who have dedicated their catalog to the sale of cars in need of desperate repair. The Restoration Show Sale is tomorrow, April 12th in the U.K., more specifically Warwickshire. We have teased with a few examples of what you can find on the following page. The truly brave can venture deeper in the link provided after and if one of our readers ends up taking on one of these projects, be sure to share it’s development with us here. After all, it’s always nice to make new friends when an imminent divorce is lurking ahead closer than you may now think…
This week on /DRIVE, Mike Musto modifies a 2013 Mustang for track day duty. While not exactly what you would call a lightweight at 3,600 pounds, it still looks like it was made to actually handle some turns after the modifications. Que up the Camaro/Mustang debate. Enjoy.
Titled “The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Le Mans”, this video tells the story about the epic battle between Carroll Shelby and Enzo Ferrari and how the American team defeated the Italian giant’s against all odds. Some great footage, a must watch:
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Petrolicious.com reminded us today of one of our own favorite car related films by featuring a story about No Man’s Land, starring Charlie Sheen. Every generation has their own automotive cult type film that they can relate to, from American Graffiti to Le Mans to The Fast and the Furious franchise movies, but it is this iconic 1987 action crime movie about stealing and chopping 911’s that stirred our very own Porsche blood type at the time. Sure, there’s a love story entwined in there somewhere, we think, as well as a lesson to be learned about the unfortunate ramifications of grand theft auto, but for us it was this Los Angeles based film that had us day dreaming about piecing together our very own 935 slant nose from various “other” cars for late Mulholland Drive canyon runs during the wee hours of the night. We hope that you will enjoy the movie just as much as we did, too…
Silodrome.com recently brought back into focus a vintage documentary that we had never seen before. The following 1960 film by General Motors titled, “Corvette Presents Les 24 Heures Du Mans” is an entertaining piece about the American sports car that was written off by fellow opponents as uncompetitive before the race even began. Apparently, the Corvette was not thought to have been nimble or robust enough to endure the challenging French course for the long endurance race, although the skeptics certainly got a surprise that year. GM was not affiliated with sponsorship of any of the teams in 1960, but they put together the epic film to celebrate Briggs Cunningham’s 1st in class behind the wheel of a car that was originally thought to have been too heavy for any chance of a podium finish, much less finish the race at all. We always like a good classic under dog story, especially when told in-period, and hope that you do too. Enjoy.
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It’s always entertaining to take a look back at the way things used to be done in the automotive business with a gander at yesteryear’s sales literature and brochure photos. Although we still have magazine advertising and car brochures today, we don’t rely on them any longer for a definitive source of information since the invent of the internet, of course. The question really is, how much longer will these ancient relics continue being printed? Even when they are all finally extinct, we will still have the internet to view them on…
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