Archives for December 2008

Porsche Technology: PDK

With a name like Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, it’s gotta be good. Porsche’s PDK, I’ve learned, is an extremely impressive option for both the 911 Carrera and 911 Targa 4 models. Like most Porscheophiles, I’ve never been a big fan of automatic transmissions (or anything that even hints at it) on sports cars, especially Porsches. I suppose […]

Hypermiling: Porsche Style

Klaus Niedzwiedz, a former racing driver, took a PDK-equipped Porsche 911 Carerra out for a 400-mile road trip to see what kind of mileage he could pull from that bad boy. Turns out, he averaged a very impressive 35 mpg. The test was certified by Germany’s DEKRA Car Inspection Authority and split into 3 sections […]

Top 5 Porsche Stylistic Icons of All Time

There have been a lot of things I’ve loved about Porsche cars over the years. What reminds us of various Porsche models or associated times in our lives is different for each of us. It’s always interesting to see which styling attributes people key in on when recognizing a Porsche and what drives them to […]

Tempting Porsches #4

1999 Ruf 911 I’ve talked a bit about how much I respect and have loved Ruf cars over the past 25 years. I never thought one would be within ownership reach both due to price and the scarcity of Ruf customized cars in general. I was surprised to find this week’s Tempting Porsche on […]

Merry Christmas!!!

I’m celebrating Christmas from sunny Mexico today, but I didn’t want that to stop us here at from wishing you all a Merry Christmas! We hope today is a great day with family and friends for you. Here’s a few pictures that remind me of Christmas to enjoy today… The following picture is more […]

3 Examples Of Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Porsche With Me – Part 3

If the previous two articles didn’t prove my point, this one surely will. Just a couple years after the 944 Incident, I found myself smack in the middle of the 3rd and final part of my “Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Porsche With Me” series. The same buddy (you’d think he’d learn) that owned the […]

3 Examples Of Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Porsche With Me – Part 2

For my second post in the “Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Porsche With Me” series, travel with me about 10 years down the road. I’m now a married young man, who’s buddy LOVES Porsches. He owns a circa-1985 white 944, and has outfitted it with a massive subwoofer where the spare tire normally would be. […]

A Couple of Big Awards for Porsche

In the last couple of weeks, Porsche has won two of the industry’s most coveted awards for several of its cars. The first is the Automobile Magazine All-Star award. Every year Automobile Magazine’s staff get together to drive and compare ten different categories worth of cars. The 2009 911 is just the latest Porsche to […]

3 Examples Of Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Porsche With Me – Part 1

Today begins my guest series entitled “3 Examples of Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Porsche With Me.” I do this as a public service to all of those out there who think it might be a great idea to have me house-sit your baby for your while you are on vacation, or just need someone […]

Weekly Porsche Wrap

Here’s what I found interesting last week having to do with Porsches: Porsche adopts new marketing policy: Just say “NO” Looks like Porsche has snubbed the 2009 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February. Porsche officials claim they’re conserving marketing dollars by trying to connect at a better level with potential consumers. Pebble Beach […]